Adam Thielen explains expletive as frustration at team’s inability to move ball

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The Seahawks were not about to let Adam Thielen beat them.

Seattle blanketed the Vikings receiver Monday. Thielen didn’t make his first catch until six minutes remained in the third quarter, and he had only three catches for 23 yards before briefly leaving in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.

He finished with four catches for 70 yards after a 35-yard catch late in the fourth quarter when a sideline microphone caught Thielen saying, “It’s been there all [expletive] day.”

Thielen explained it Wednesday as frustration with the Vikings gaining only 276 yards and scoring only seven points.

“A little bit frustration of not moving the ball,” Thielen said. “When you’re an athlete and a competitor, you feel like you can win. So, you want the ball in your hand; you want opportunities. So that’s probably where that came from.”

Thielen has an NFL-most 103 catches this season, needing 20 to break the team record of 122 set by Cris Carter in 1994 and equaled in 1995. Thielen has 1,236 yards receiving, with a chance at Randy Moss’ 1,632 set in 2003.

27 responses to “Adam Thielen explains expletive as frustration at team’s inability to move ball

  1. He was open a few times and Cousins didn’t see it. Inexcusable. Also, you have two of the best at contested catches in Diggs and Theilen, so sometimes you have to take the chance….

  2. Seems like once opposing defenses blunted their outside receivers, Diggs and Thielen, with double teams and safety help, the Vikings had no answer and that was pretty much the end of their offensive effectiveness. Ironically, when AP was in his prime “8 in the box” was the effective strategy, and now it’s flipped 180 degrees to “6 in the secondary”.

  3. This team will never live up to its true potential under Zimmer. Which is a shame given the talent all over the field.

  4. Not sure how he and Diggs aren’t the primary targets just about every pass. Cook out of the backfield and Rudy over the middle should not prevent us from targeting Diggs and AT most of the night. The 4th down goal line pass was the epitome of the entire night…AT was open, Diggs could have won the ball and the pass was to Rudy with 2 guys around him.

  5. Sorry but AT is right. Crappy QB who can’t see what’s open unless it is the size of a barn. And even then maybe. I have a feeling that’s the frustration.

  6. Racking up stats as a complementary player. Once teams see how he can be taken out of the game he’ll be just a guy.

  7. If you want to know why thielen was frustrated search “I don’t know, Thielen probably wasn’t open enough.” First blue link.
    Blanketed? Blunted? Ha Ha Ha. Maybe sometimes but not a lot at Seattle.

  8. Cousins is an $84mm mistake. The team is doomed to mediocrity until he goes away. Their playmakers will get old and they’ll be in total rebuild mode for the next 5 years. DOOMED!!

  9. Let’s not let Cousins’ ineptness detract from DeFilippo’s ineptness. There’s plenty of blame for both of them, but you’re not going to fire the guy who still has $61,250,000 owed to him.

    I’d love to know what’s going on with Cousins. He obviously had no trouble finding Thielen and Diggs earlier in the season and he was brilliant in a few games.

  10. What a difference a season makes “its our year” trusting Zimmer New QB….

    Now week with a month left its get rid of Zimmer hes the problem, should have neever signed Cousins (tried gstting many to temper expectations). They are going to be thisneay gor a long time.

  11. Pats and Seahawks found ways to shut him down. Lets see if other teams do in the final weeks of the season. If so there’ll be a lot more expletives coming out of his mouth.

  12. Haters gonna hate. AT & the Vikings will get it going this season or next but they’re competitive. Its unfortunate that no matter what it seems fixed more & more. Obvious calls missed pretty much every game.

  13. How about just admitting they just played great Defense?!? Also, the offensive line didn’t give time to create plays

  14. He really has turned into quite the diva. I like the old Adam Thielen, when he was just a guy a no one’s radar but produced week after week. Now he’s just hungry for stats and a large payday..For shame!

  15. He was just frustrated that he is stuck with Kirk Cousins unless he can leave via free agency ,how happy would he be to be catching the long ball from Aaron Rodgers.

  16. The Vikings seem to always make boneheaded trades, free agent signings, and draft picks. The Vikings did nothing in the last ten drafts to address the offensive line, the highest pick that they made on the OL is a 4th round pick. But the GM makes a huge expenditure on a stationary QB that can’t move in the pocket or escape pressure…

  17. sgrvn329 says:
    December 12, 2018 at 8:20 pm
    The Vikings seem to always make boneheaded trades, free agent signings, and draft picks. The Vikings did nothing in the last ten drafts to address the offensive line, the highest pick that they made on the OL is a 4th round pick.
    _________________________

    They have made some historically bad ones the Walker trade, numerous bad FA deals, like Greg Jennings, Bernard Berrian, and Cousins.

    The move that gets me every time is they get into the post season with one QB like Keenum or T-Jack and then feel the need to make some power play ALL IN with a Favre or Cousins.

  18. First half AT didn’t have time to get the ball as Kirk was under pressure, and in the second half Kirk got gunshy. AT should remember QB can’t throw him the ball while on his back.

  19. sgrvn329 says:
    December 12, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    The Vikings seem to always make boneheaded trades, free agent signings, and draft picks. The Vikings did nothing in the last ten drafts to address the offensive line, the highest pick that they made on the OL is a 4th round pick. But the GM makes a huge expenditure on a stationary QB that can’t move in the pocket or escape pressure…
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    Yeah, that’s why they have many of the most talented players in the NFL at their positions. And in the last 10 drafts, they took Phil Loadholt in the 2nd round in 2009, Matt Kalil in the first round in 2012, and Brian O’Neill in the 2nd round in 2018.

    #accuracy

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