Dalvin Cook: Week of controversy “brought us together more”

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A week of adversity and dysfunction could have ripped the Vikings apart. It didn’t.

Running back Dalvin Cook, who quietly (if that’s possible) had 218 yards from scrimmage in Sunday’s 28-the-hard-way-10 win over the Giants, told PFT that the questions, the scrutiny, and the criticism “brought us together more.”

“Guys rallied around each other,” Cook added. He said it wasn’t any one person who took the lead, but that it was a “total effort” and the entire team “went to work.”

“We all knew it,” he said about the issues that emerged this week. “You can’t run from the noise.”

Nothing changed, Cook said regarding the playcalling or the offensive approach. And he downplayed the notion that players became frustrated with reduced opportunities in the passing game as natural and normal. Regarding Stefon Diggs, for example, Cook chuckled.

“That’s the same Stefon,” Cook said, emphasizing the Diggs has always been that way.

And now the challenge is to continue to move forward, with a 3-2 record and two of the next three games at home.

“Let’s build,” Cook said. “Clean things up and get things together and let’s go.”

37 responses to “Dalvin Cook: Week of controversy “brought us together more”

  1. packmad1 says:
    October 6, 2019 at 5:55 pm
    *Playing a bunch of 2nd and 3rd Stringers gave us a false Sense of Being Great

    Fixed that headline for you guys.

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    Three trolls lead off the comment section. Good win Vikes! SKOL

  2. You can only play the team that is on the schedule.

    The Vikings did and they won.

    Next week it’s Philly.

  3. packmad1 says:
    October 6, 2019 at 5:55 pm
    *Playing a bunch of 2nd and 3rd Stringers gave us a false Sense of Being Great

    Fixed that headline for you guys.
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    Why so mad “packmad” tv out in the trailer park for you? You could always go to Shopko and get a new 13”.

  4. All they did today was take care of what they were supposed to do if they have any hopes of making the playoffs. Lets see how they perform next week against a better Philly team. Had they laid an egg in this one the season and the coach may well have been done.

  5. A week of controversy didn’t bring you together. Playing one of the worst teams in the nfl for an east win, brought you together.

  6. another win over a bottom 10 team. nothing to be excited about. they are just hurting their draft position at this point.

    packers are the class of the NFC, and looks like they’ll be that way for a very long time.

  7. Maybe the diva won’t cry about getting catches this week.

    Thank god.

    But hey, this continues the trend of the Vikings beating bad teams but losing to good ones.

    The Packers are still in 1st, too.

  8. Typical Cousins, looks like a world beater against the lesser teams, put him up against a 500 or better team and he folds like a cheap suitcase.

  9. I find it so funny Packa fans are here commenting on Vikes threads while THEIR squad is playing. Bragging about their team being in first by 1 game with 11 to go. Packer fan, can you even count?

  10. Yes a win after a lose not matter who the opponent is, is a good win. But you see Viking fans own the Packer fans. First site of a Viking article and Packer fans are the first to hurry up and reply. Owned!!!! But hey for us older fans thanks for all the comments they make me laugh brings back the memories of grade school.

  11. ‘“That’s the same Stefon,” Cook said, emphasizing the Diggs has always been that way.’

    I know, right? Like I’ve been sayin all week, what’s the big deal? He always wants to be traded. And missing practice and meetings ain’t no thing, that’s just Stefon being his self.

  12. packmad1 says:
    October 6, 2019 at 6:36 pm
    Lol the Vikes neat a garbage team riddled with injuries and now suddenly you all come out like the team is great! Lol!!!!

    See proof that we own you. Have someone read all the comments before your post to help you understand. Who posted anything coming out thinking we’re great because we beat the Giants? Lol #inyourhead. I’m just glad we “neat” a garbage team it could have been bad for the if they lost. Win the games your suppose to win helps all teams.

  13. Brought us together my patute. First Zimmer in his wisdom said pre game we got a real rooking in there and were going to rush 7 and give him zero time to think.
    Second Giants had 6 top d players out for the game and their best running back. Why suit up when the biggest part of your team in on the bench.
    The Vikes in their cubaya moment played the Giants 2.0 today

  14. Theilen is a cry baby worried he may not get to the pro bowl. Should be the happiest guy in football considering he walked on from a div iia school.

  15. 59 years of mediocrity says:
    October 6, 2019 at 9:10 pm
    But did Dalvin score 4 TD’s today?

    Didn’t think so.
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    Dude really? Even a blind squirrel finds a nut. Jones isnt even in the top 10 in rushing. Lol

  16. Thanks to the haters for making me realize Cook is not a good RB. Through 5 games, he only has 542 yds rushing, 200 yds receiving and 5 TD’s. Vikings should cut the bum…

  17. I was a little nervous about the Cowboys game coming up but seriously, we were cruising to beating the Packas when Cousins made a bad throw and the they beat the Cowboys today.

  18. Running backs in the history of the NFL with a higher career yards per carry than Aaron Jones:

    1) Marion Motley; 2) Jamaal Charles; 3) Jim Brown; and 4) Mercury Morris.

    Aaron Jones’ career is off to a promising start. Any objective football fan could see that.

  19. >> mrdarkness13 says: Jones isnt even in the top 10 in rushing. <<

    RUSHING TDs
    Dalvin Cook* = 9/Career
    Aaron Jones = 4/Today

    *Would be much, much, much, higher except for the mountain of excuses.

  20. Running backs in the history of the NFL with a higher career yards per carry than Aaron Jones:

    1) Marion Motley; 2) Jamaal Charles; 3) Jim Brown; and 4) Mercury Morris.

    Aaron Jones’ career is off to a promising start. Any objective football fan could see that.

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    How many of those players averaged less than 10 carries a game? I guess it’s just a coincidence that this year, as Jones’ workload has gone up, his YPC is down to a paltry 3.6

  21. Thanks to the haters for making me realize Cook is not a good RB. Through 5 games, he only has 542 yds rushing, 200 yds receiving and 5 TD’s. Vikings should cut the bum…
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    Don’t forget the 5.9 yds/attempt. That’s pretty weak.

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