Josh Doctson, Kirk Cousins think past relationship will make “big difference”

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The Vikings selected Laquon Treadwell one pick after Washington took Josh Doctson in the first round of the 2016 draft and their interest in adding a wideout suggests Doctson could have been the choice if he was still on the board.

Neither player worked out all that well for their initial team, but Doctson has now made his way to Minnesota to flesh out the Vikings’ receiving corps for the 2019 season. Doctson said that it was a “no-brainer” to sign with the Vikings when they called because of the chemistry he feels with Kirk Cousins after they played together in Washington.

The quarterback said there will be a transition period as Doctson gets the offense down, but agreed that their past relationship should be a benefit to making that as smooth as possible.

“It’s hard to bring someone in who I have no reps with and expect them, with two or three days of practice, to jump in, but you have a longer relationship, I think that makes a big difference, and I think he does have some special skill sets that we can use to our advantage,” Cousins said, via the team’s website. “You want depth at every position. It’s not a luxury you have much of the time, but anytime you can have a guy, who for me in 2017, was really our top receiver, to have a guy like that who can provide depth to your roster, if heaven forbid, something does happen to one of our receivers, I think that’s a big asset.”

Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, Chad Beebe and Olabisi Johnson were the four wideouts on the roster before Doctson’s arrival. Diggs missed practice Wednesday with a hamstring injury and a continued absence would put that chemistry to an early test.

29 responses to “Josh Doctson, Kirk Cousins think past relationship will make “big difference”

  1. Kirk, never one to have an original thought for fear of upsetting status-quo, had this to say;

    “He knows how to take it one game at a time.” “He makes a circus catches.” “He leaves it all on the field.” “He’s deceptively quick.” “He has a motor that won’t quit.” “He really gives 110 percent.” “He can play a full 60 minutes.” “He knows how to take care of the football.” “He has a quick first step.” “He’s a downhill runner.” “The guy’s a throwback.”

  2. I’m a life long Viking fan whose motto is “Vikings fans can’t have nice things”. If the Vikings get good offensive line play, they’ll make the Super Bowl, in my opinion. But, if they line can’t do the job, Cousins will be just like he was last year. Gotta run the ball.

  3. So, now that Cousins has his ‘security blanket’, will he finally start playing like a real NFL QB.?

  4. We’ll see. Hard to get excited for Doctson. I thought it was funny when Cousins said Doctson had an “edge” to him. Cousins is about as milk-toast boring as it’s gets. He’s about as edgy as a bland meatloaf dinner.

  5. “…but you have a longer relationship, I think that makes a big difference,”
    —————
    I big difference Kirk?
    How?
    Compared to Treadwell?
    What is that…about 2 more catches and 50 more passing yards for Kirk “8-8” Cousins?

  6. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 5, 2019 at 12:02 pm
    Diva QB got a talented offensive lineman cut just so he could have a single friend on his team, since everyone else hates him.

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    Cousins a Diva QB? You can’t say stuff like that and expect to be taken seriously.

  7. Remember when the Vikings got Cris Carter off of waivers from Philadelphia for 100 bucks or whatever it was? I think this may turn out to be a similar thing, not that Josh Doctson will be a hall of famer but he will certainly produce more with the Vikings then he did in Washington and do way more for the offence then Treadwell

  8. Cousin’s is a class act. Played last year with the worst Offensive line in the NFL. Offensive is exactly what they were. He still set personal bests in almost every category and played ther whole season despite taking numerous hits running for his life. If the O Line can buy him some time this year and give him any running game to keep defenses honest, he’ll take the Vikes a long way into the playoffs.

  9. So, now that Cousins has his ‘security blanket’, will he finally start playing like a real NFL QB.?
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    We must have read different columns: in the one I read, Cousins said that Doctson will provide good depth – a far cry from the not mentioned ‘security blanket.’ The 2018 stats of ‘a real NFL QB’ – 4,298 yards, 30 touchdowns, 10 interceptions.

  10. Haha. You can’t call your forty screen names “everyone”

    You calling Rodgers a diva is just as plausible as me calling Cousins a diva. 84 million guaranteed and he’s not a diva? Child.

  11. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 5, 2019 at 12:42 pm
    You guys call Rodgers a diva and expect to be taken seriously
    **********
    You guys = every football fan and media member outside of Wisconsin. Vegan, Yoga and can’t drink beer. If he wasn’t the QB of the Packers, every single person in Wisconsin would roast him

  12. Doctson has a chance for success in Minnesota because he’s going to be the third or fourth receiver after being cut by another team. He isn’t the first-round draft pick expected to be the #1 receiver anymore. That’s a role he couldn’t handle, but maybe he can handle being a role player that the defense isn’t paying much attention to. The Vikings can really use someone like that.

  13. You guys = every football fan and media member outside of Wisconsin. Vegan, Yoga and can’t drink beer. If he wasn’t the QB of the Packers, every single person in Wisconsin would roast him
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    Don’t forget he won’t eat cheese because of how ad it is for you

  14. Matt Ryan has trouble against Zim. Just a fact. Atlanta’s defense is aging. Vikings will win by 10 probably more but save a garbage time TD.

  15. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 5, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Haha. You can’t call your forty screen names “everyone”

    You calling Rodgers a diva is just as plausible as me calling Cousins a diva. 84 million guaranteed and he’s not a diva? Child.
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    I’m not the one having a tantrum, junior. Just sit back in your safe place and enjoy the game. Oh, and please drink responsibly. You should pace yourself until you learn to handle it.

  16. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 5, 2019 at 12:02 pm
    Diva QB got a talented offensive lineman cut just so he could have a single friend on his team, since everyone else hates him.
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    Considering billy turner got toasted last night as well as the rest of the GB o-line, maybe as an owner you should insist on picking up that talented lineman that was just cut.

    You know, so you can say you have the best depth on the o-line in the league. Come on 40 names, exert your influence.

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