Kirk Cousins wants to gather some players for “player-led” minicamp

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Teams still aren’t going to be able to convene for some time, but players are still likely to try to get some work in themselves before training camps begin.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins said that he hoped to gather some players in June or July, giving him a chance to throw with first-round wideout Justin Jefferson.

“We were just connecting this past week trying to figure out logistics to be able to get together,” Cousins said on ESPN, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I think there’s going to be a buffer where NFL facilities are not going to be open but society will be open so we need to take advantage of that time and try to get together the best we can at a high school field and have a minicamp if you will that’s player-led and try to figure out what that could look like.”

Teams have been told to have plans in place by May 15 to reopen, but that’s still contingent on local restrictions and the league is still going to mandate that no team can open until they can all open.

And while quarterbacks gather groups of players every offseason, this one obviously creates a different set of challenges. First and foremost, they have to make sure they’re abiding local regulations, at a time when some states are beginning to loosen restrictions on gatherings of people, but that varies.

They also have greater responsibility to themselves and others, at a time when a contagious virus is still very much on the move in this country. Making sure they can maintain appropriate distance and a safe environment will be difficult for players, as they try to begin doing the work they’re used to doing in the offseason.

22 responses to “Kirk Cousins wants to gather some players for “player-led” minicamp

  1. Good to get in as much practice time together as possible.

    It can only help once the league gets rolling again.

  2. Cousins was at first disappointed he couldn’t do this over Zoom. In-person? Dang. They didn’t mention that.

  3. Not worried about the offense as much as the defense from a preparation perspective. The Vikes will be starting a bunch of young CBs against a Pack team whose offensive system and players have been in place for a year. Combine that with potentially no fans in the stands and corresponding crowd noise, and the Pack has got to love the timing of this game.

  4. Kirk Cousins is the king of mini camp and useless games. In big games, he disappears.

  5. Since MN signed Cousins 2 years ago, the Vikings have just 1 win in the 8 games played against the Bears and the Packers.

    1.

    Out of 8.

  6. I would expect all team leaders to be doing this sort of thing. Although, Aaron Rodgers is still waiting for that call back from their new wide receivers…

  7. h0metownzero says:
    May 8, 2020 at 2:32 pm
    Since MN signed Cousins 2 years ago, the Vikings have just 1 win in the 8 games played against the Bears and the Packers.
    /////////
    And the same 1-1 playoff record as Aaron Rodger and the Packers…

  8. And rogers is too busy looking over his shoulders worrying about tim tebow 2.0 taking his job!

  9. gtodriver says:
    May 8, 2020 at 3:03 pm
    Aaron didn’t win a playoff road game…
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    1/15/17, at Dallas. Divisional Round. Packers 34, Cowboys 31.

  10. Offense has to find ways to score as many points in each game because the defense may give up a bunch initially with the young talent just received. Get the receivers and the QB together ASAP!

  11. stellarperformance says:
    May 8, 2020 at 4:05 pm
    gtodriver says:
    May 8, 2020 at 3:03 pm
    Aaron didn’t win a playoff road game…
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    1/15/17, at Dallas. Divisional Round. Packers 34, Cowboys 31.
    ________

    He was obviously talking about last season, but congratulations on going back to the archives to find a win.

  12. He was obviously talking about last season, but congratulations on going back to the archives to find a win.

    +++++

    Actually he/they were talking about the last two seasons. For the sake of accuracy.

  13. conormacleod says:
    May 8, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    h0metownzero says:
    May 8, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    And the same 1-1 playoff record as Aaron Rodger and the Packers…//////

    Only Kirk won his playoff game in the Super Dome on the road against the Saints. One of the Super Bowl favorites last year. Aaron beat a banged up Seattle team at home.

  14. cellarperformance says:
    May 8, 2020 at 4:05 pm
    gtodriver says:
    May 8, 2020 at 3:03 pm
    Aaron didn’t win a playoff road game…
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    1/15/17, at Dallas. Divisional Round. Packers 34, Cowboys 31.
    ###

    Green Bay only made the playoffs in 2019 since Cousins has been in MN.

    packerlies says:
    May 8, 2020 at 8:48 pm
    He was obviously talking about last season, but congratulations on going back to the archives to find a win.

    +++++

    Actually he/they were talking about the last two seasons. For the sake of accuracy.
    ###

    I WAS talking about the last 2 seasons. But Rodgers hasn’t won a playoff game on the road in the last 2 seasons.

    You really shouldn’t believe anything that cellarperformance posts. He’s a fight picker and rarely posts anything accurate.

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