Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs working to get to know Kirk Cousins

AP

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins previously spoke about pre-offseason workout workouts with his new receivers. One of those receivers has spoken more recently about the effort to get to know the man who will be the team’s fifth starting quarterback since the 2015 season.

It was awesome,” Adam Thielen said of the time that he and Stefon Diggs spent working out with Cousins in Atlanta, via Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I think the biggest part of that was to get to know him on a personal level and just try to get that first initiation of how he likes guys to run routes and what he feels comfortable doing, and then just try to get on the same page. I think it was a really good start for Diggs and I to get a jump start on that.”

Part of the transition entails getting to know how Cousins does things, especially when the Vikings receivers have had in little more than two calendar years to work with Teddy Bridgewater, Shaun Hill, Sam Bradford, and Case Keenum.

“I think everybody individually does things a little differently,” Thielen said. “As a quarterback, every quarterback has their strengths and their weaknesses. I think the thing [Cousins] really brings to the table is the way that he leads, and his passion for the game of football. It has been really fun working with him and learning this offense together.

“As a receiver group, we’re really excited to keep getting some reps with him, and especially in some live situations. It has been a while since we’ve gone against a live defense so we’re excited to do that.”

Thielen added that Cousins is “an easy guy to be around,” that Cousins “makes it easy” for the receivers, and that he “gets along with everybody.”

It’s a lot easier to do that when the team is 0-0. But if the Vikings keep winning like they did with Keenum at the helm, the relationship will get better and better.

32 responses to “Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs working to get to know Kirk Cousins

  1. These Vikings know what they’re doing. I just wish my Packers had a good all around team. But we don’t. We’re rebuilding. And hoping Aaron can come back, with a huge back-breaking contract.

  2. If, and it’s a big IF, it was the lack of talent around him in Washington, Cousins could have a big year with Minnesota. Only time will tell. Is it football season yet?

  3. Minnesota has a very tough schedule, somehow it seems no matter who wins the Division the following year Minnesota has a killer schedule. Then again, some bad teams become much tougher every single year. I am betting Minnesota will win the Division again, but they are going to need some help.

  4. I don’t think it is debatable, this WR group is the best Cousins has ever had. Fantasy wise, Thielen and Diggs are the best WR duo in the NFL. You also add a good pass catching RB and 2 pass catching TEs, with Wright in the slot. If there was ever a time for a QB to prove their value, this is it.

  5. kingthielenscourt says:
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    Minnesota was going to go 0-5 last year because of their tough schedule…Funny what a number 1 defense does for ya. 13 wins is hard to replicate, but even with the tough schedule, I see no reason they shouldn’t make the playoffs.

  6. Wow. Every time I think Minnesota fans can’t get any more delusional all I have to do is read the comments on this app. Best WR duo? LOL!

  7. I love what the ownership and management are doing for the Vikings. I can’t wait to see the next few years unfold. The torch has been passed in the NFC North. I’ve come to realize no matter what we do we will get very little respect because we’re flyover country but winning the division and making it to the NFC championship speaks volumes. Say what you want but you have to have a great all around team to do that!

  8. farewellfaircruelty says:

    Wow. Every time I think Minnesota fans can’t get any more delusional all I have to do is read the comments on this app. Best WR duo? LOL!
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    Yeah read the comments troll!

  9. farewellfaircruelty says:
    May 27, 2018 at 2:32 pm
    Wow. Every time I think Minnesota fans can’t get any more delusional all I have to do is read the comments on this app. Best WR duo? LOL!
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    According to PFF, yes, they were ranked as the best WR duo in 2017 and while that is just an opinion it shows that opinion is hardly just that of a delusional fan base. But what do you know you love eating cheese

  10. If, by some miracle, this group of losers were to actually win a super bowl, I can’t even imagine how insufferable Vikings fans would be. Your delusions have delusions. I loathe the Packers much more than the Vikings, but that’s just because they are an actual threat to win 3-4 postseason games.

  11. I guess that’s part of the reason why Diggs and Thielen became 2 of the best WRs in the game. It also makes you wonder why Treadwell isn’t with Cousins every minute possible, trying to do anything he can to become a better WR. Oh well, maybe Treadwell will do better on his next team in 2019.

  12. So Diggs and Theilen are the two best receivers in the game?
    So which one is better than Julio Jones?
    Oh wait, they both are! Right.

  13. For anyone who has questions why Cousins is still not a Redskin? Simple answer and that is Bruce Allen. No one around Redskin park can answer why Bruce had such a dislike for Cousins. His fellow players and coaches love him as a player. He produced when his next contract was dependent on his play. Bruce shipped off his best two receivers to reduce his contract price to only have Cousins throw for 27 TD’s and over 4,000 with off the street players. The one person in the NFL that was voted the most untrustworthy to deal with as agents was Bruce.

  14. Bluestree says:
    May 27, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    So Diggs and Theilen are the two best receivers in the game?
    So which one is better than Julio Jones?
    Oh wait, they both are! Right.

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    Who said they’re the 2 best?

  15. @purplekoolaid78

    Funny because the Packers were in the NFCCG after the 2017 season and the Viking trolls ripped the Packers D, but with the same results the following year for the Vikings, they are an “all around great team “

  16. “For anyone who has questions why Cousins is still not a Redskin? Simple answer and that is Bruce Allen.”

    I’ve read cousins is a narcissistic diva that thinks he’s better than everyone else, which make him a perfect fit for the vikings.

    A good regular season QB for a good regular season team.

  17. But what do you know you love eating cheese
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    What makes you think that guy is a packer fan? You think we are the only ones who think MN fans are idiots?

  18. The Vikings got lucky finding Diggs in the 5th round and Thielen as an UDFA cause lord knows everytime they pick a WR high like Treadwell, Williamson they go bust pretty fast. Harvin might be the exception but they got sick of him and traded him away.

    Sometimes its better to be lucky than good. Nothing wrong with that.

  19. Bluestree says:
    May 27, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    So Diggs and Theilen are the two best receivers in the game?
    So which one is better than Julio Jones?
    Oh wait, they both are! Right.

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    This dude doesn’t know what “duo” means.

  20. Too bad Thielan hurt his back before the NFCCG & Rudolph hurt his ankle. Still Keenum couldn’t throw anything over 25 yards deep anyway.

  21. I could care less if Cousins is in the Pro Bowl or if Diggs/Thielen are the best WR duo in the NFL – just give me another playoff run next season while the teams of the dopes who come on this site to call Vikings fans the idiots have already hit the beach.

  22. farewellfaircruelty says:

    May 27, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Wow. Every time I think Minnesota fans can’t get any more delusional all I have to do is read the comments on this app. Best WR duo? LOL!

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    Name a better Duo please? I can’t. Both are studs and arguably number #1 receivers on a lot of teams.

    There area better WR’s than these two. Sure. Julio, OBJ, Green, Brown, …..but how are their counterparts in comparison with Diggs and Thelian? ….yea…that’s what I thought.

  23. farewellfaircruelty says:
    May 27, 2018 at 2:32 pm
    Wow. Every time I think Minnesota fans can’t get any more delusional all I have to do is read the comments on this app. Best WR duo? LOL!

    I’m not sure what makes us delusional about our duo actually being analytically rated as the best duo in football? That’s not fans being delusional, that’s PFF rating them with stats. That’s a unbiased 3rd party rating them that high. And why in the world are any of you on here calling us delusional for anything? We got to an NFCCG last year, went 13-3 in the regular season, and only had 1 really bad loss that happened while most of our key players were playing injured and honestly we just got outplayed that day, same as the pats did right after us. That bad game just happened to come in a really important game against the soon to be SB champions. So with the improvements we made, why wouldn’t we think our team is going to be good again with no player losses? What’s delusional about thinking your team will repeat success with only really great player additions and no player losses? Uhhh

  24. Bluestree says:
    May 27, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    So Diggs and Theilen are the two best receivers in the game?
    So which one is better than Julio Jones?
    Oh wait, they both are! Right

    Umm you understand what being rated as a duo means right? No one is saying either of them are individually better than someone like Julio Jones. I believe what they’re saying is that as a pair, they are better together than any other teams top 2 receivers are together. No one here thinks they are better than Julio, obj, aj green, ab or guys like that. They’re just saying that as two top receivers on a single team, they were statistically better than any other teams two receivers.

  25. blameconservatives4everythingbad says:
    May 27, 2018 at 5:11 pm
    Cousins bats 250 against teams with winning records. Find a cave and hibernate for the next three years.

    This is the most ignorant thing that any of these trolls have been saying this off season. He’s not a starting pitcher in the MLB, he doesn’t get a win loss record that determines his value. Football doesn’t work that way, and if you think that cousins is the reason that those redskins teams didn’t win those games, you’re a prisoner of thinking the stars are the only players that matter. Those Washington teams were a joke and I’m not sure anyone short of Aaron Rodgers could have done much better with them. Nothing cousins did was ever gonna change the outcome of those games. His numbers speak for themselves. Football is the ultimate team sport and even a quarterback can’t be the only good player you have with any talent and expect to have winning results. He has consistently put up high end stats over and over again, which proves to me the team around him has been the reason for the poor record. It’s not like cousins was able to play defense on those teams too. You do realize he has no control over whether or not they kept the other team from scoring or Not? Or how about he throws a perfect pass that gets dropped? Oh ya he can’t control that either. No single player gets a win loss record as a defining stat, not even a qb. This game just doesn’t work that way, no one is talented enough for that, and no player at any position doesn’t have to rely on 22 other guys at other positions to be able to be successful. So stop making that argument, it makes you sound stupid like you don’t understand the game. Clearly you didn’t play, cause if you did you would know that no player wins a game by themselves

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