Dalvin Cook vows to “get back to being me”

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Dalvin Cook has played 15 games since the Vikings made him the 41st overall choice in 2017. He has missed 17 games with injuries.

The Vikings running back tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee early in his rookie season. He missed five games with a hamstring injury last season.

Now fully healthy, Cook is working on staying that way.

“Get back to being me,” Cook said, via video from the team. “Everything’s back on schedule. No more rehab. It’s just great. Get bigger. Get stronger. Get faster. Learn the game more. Lead the group. And just be me. Don’t try to be nobody else but be me. The ceiling is real high for me. Everything that I want is still in front of me. Everything that I can do is still in front of me. I’m capable of doing a lot of things, and I still haven’t scratched the surface yet. It’s just so funny because right now I’m just working on being out there for a full season. That’s the thing for me. It’s all about durability and being accountable for my teammates. That’s the thing I’ve been working on all offseason, working on all the little things and getting that done. I’m just excited about being back and being back to myself.”

Cook has 258 touches for 1,364 yards and six touchdowns in his two seasons. He and the Vikings are looking for more out of him this season, especially with Latavius Murray having signed with the Saints as a free agent.

“He passed the torch down,” Cook said, “and now it’s time to run with it.”

27 responses to “Dalvin Cook vows to “get back to being me”

  1. eagles record with wentz under 500 same exact team won almost every game with foles which shows how big a virus wentz is individual stats dont win games the team hates wentz he he makes everyone around him worse

  2. I thought being him was all about playing partial seasons… didn’t he tear both shoulders in college??

  3. And at the same time our feeble little sisters to the east are sifting through WRs who try to play RB.. green bay hasn’t had a 1000 yard rushing by a back for 18 straight seasons! Let that sink in!

  4. He has a lot of potential but we haven’t been able to see it in more than a few games. He was victimized last year by a terrible offensive coordinator who had no idea how to use him. If he can stay healthy, he should have a great season.

  5. cobrala2 says:
    April 16, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    I thought being him was all about playing partial seasons… didn’t he tear both shoulders in college??
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    You must be thinking about somebody else. He didn’t have any major injuries in college.

  6. Alan Light says:
    April 16, 2019 at 3:37 pm
    Stay healthy and can be the next Leveon Bell…

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    /dəˈlo͞oZH(ə)nəl/
    adjective
    characterized by or holding idiosyncratic beliefs or impressions that are contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder.
    “hospitalization for schizophrenia and delusional paranoia”

  7. So he says, he’s going to get back to being me, does that mean he’s going to go back to hitting women, stealing/vandalism and discharging firearms?
    Good lick with all that, Minnesota.

  8. Ariana making stuff up again. 18 years? You have to lie better that. Check your facts girl.

    Good luck to Cook. That kid has had some really bad luck. He’s due.

  9. Dude was explosive last season after coming back from the hamstring pull. When he is fully healthy, the sky is the limit for this guy.

  10. ariani1985 says:

    April 16, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    And at the same time our feeble little sisters to the east are sifting through WRs who try to play RB.. green bay hasn’t had a 1000 yard rushing by a back for 18 straight seasons! Let that sink in!

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    Crazy math you have there 18 straight seasons, when Eddie Lacy had back to back 1000 yards seasons in 2013 and 2014 for the Packers.

  11. can’t stay healthy. vikings need to replace Murray. He’s the one guy they lost on offense that will actually hurt this team.

  12. green bay hasn’t had a 1000 yard rushing by a back for 18 straight seasons! Let that stink in!
    >>>>><<<<<<<
    The last time(s) were Eddie Lacey in 2014 and 2013. You remember Eddie Lacey don't you ariana? He's the one who trucked Robert Blanton into Row 20 – lower level. He's still looking for his helmet.

  13. “The last time(s) were Eddie Lacey in 2014 and 2013. You remember Eddie Lacey don’t you ariana? He’s the one who trucked Robert Blanton into Row 20 – lower level. He’s still looking for his helmet.”

    He also the one who ate himself out of a job.

  14. Unless he gets a better O-line, he won’t reach the yardage figures of which he’s capable, despite being ranked high statistically in yards after contact and making the first tackler miss. And interesting to see after all these years that ariani can still get the cheesers angrily off their couches — over Eddie Lacy no less.

  15. With a new OC maybe they’ll call a running play every now and then. Let’s see how long he lasts before another injury.

  16. jdbec12 says:
    April 16, 2019 at 3:27 pm
    he is the worst back in the nfc north just saying.
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    That’s not true.
    Pro Football Focus had Cook ranked 5th out of all NFC North RBs.
    Of course, there are only 4 teams in the division, so you can take that for what it’s worth.

  17. Played in 15 games in his entire career and is in his 3rd season. Injury prone RB on bad legs with knee & hamstring problems. The potential is there but he has to play.

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