Gary Kubiak not worried about Dalvin Cook being ready for season

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Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak doesn’t put himself in the camp that believes it’s a mistake to pay running backs.

Kubiak said on a Wednesday conference call that he has “a couple of world championship rings” from his time on the Broncos staff because of Hall of Famer Terrell Davis’ ability to run the ball. Kubiak doesn’t call the shots when it comes to contracts in Minnesota, however, so his opinion isn’t going to help Dalvin Cook‘s push for a new deal.

Cook is headed into the final year of his contract and there have been reports that he’ll hold out of training camp if an extension isn’t done. There are complications to Cook going that route, but Kubiak isn’t concerned about any complications for the offense if Cook does miss time.

“He’s got as good a grasp at what we do and how we go about it,” Kubiak said, via Dane Mizutani of the Pioneer Press. “He could teach class [on our system] because he’s that bright and that smart of a football player.”

Whether Cook is there or not, Kubiak said the Vikings “believe in running the football.” Doing it with Cook would probably be the best thing for the team and the coming weeks will let us know if there’s any reason to think that won’t happen.

10 responses to “Gary Kubiak not worried about Dalvin Cook being ready for season

  1. A great offensive mind like Kubiak can just plug in any player at RB and be productive. Look at his RB background who weren’t even great players and he made them look great.

  2. Kubiak should look at a calendar, and realize the league has changed since Terrell Davis’ days.

  3. The Vikings reward their players and have historically done a great job at keeping star players when its the prudent thing to do. I think the Vikes will offer him a FAIR deal, but they won’t/can’t pay him like McCaffrey.

  4. toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    June 18, 2020 at 9:37 am
    The Vikings reward their players and have historically done a great job at keeping star players when its the prudent thing to do.

    **********
    Yes they do, and they still come up short year after year, after agonizing year!
    🤣 It’s Hilarious! 🤣

  5. Terrell Davis had one of the best four-year stretches for a running back in NFL history and was amazing in the playoffs during his two Super Bowl seasons. He’s in the Hall of Fame. Dalvin Cook is a really good running back but he isn’t Terrell Davis.

  6. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    June 18, 2020 at 1:24 pm
    Terrell Davis had one of the best four-year stretches for a running back in NFL history and was amazing in the playoffs during his two Super Bowl seasons. He’s in the Hall of Fame. Dalvin Cook is a really good running back but he isn’t Terrell Davis.
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    Part of ability is availability… that why Dalvin doesn’t deserve a new contract and why Davis doesn’t deserve the Hall of Fame. Let’s not forget what Kubrick did with the likes of Mike Anderson and other scrubs that effectively replaced TD after his injuries.

    On a snap by snap basis… Priest Holmes was by far superior to TD and hasn’t gotten a HOF nod. Terrell Davis presence in Canton cheapens it.

  7. nathanp2013 says:
    June 18, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    On a snap by snap basis… Priest Holmes was by far superior to TD and hasn’t gotten a HOF nod. Terrell Davis presence in Canton cheapens it.
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    The big difference between Davis and Holmes is the playoffs. Holmes had a minimal role for the Ravens in 2000 and then had one great playoff game for the Chiefs in 2003, in a game they lost. In eight career playoff games, Davis had 1,140 yards rushing (5.6 ypc) and 12 touchdowns. Holmes only had three complete regular seasons with more yards than that. In Davis’ last seven playoff games, he ran for at least 100 yards in every game, averaged 150 rushing yards per game, was undefeated, won two Super Bowls, and was Super Bowl MVP.

  8. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    June 19, 2020 at 11:51 am

    The big difference between Davis and Holmes is the playoffs. Holmes had a minimal role for the Ravens in 2000 and then had one great playoff game for the Chiefs in 2003, in a game they lost. In eight career playoff games, Davis had 1,140 yards rushing (5.6 ypc) and 12 touchdowns. Holmes only had three complete regular seasons with more yards than that. In Davis’ last seven playoff games, he ran for at least 100 yards in every game, averaged 150 rushing yards per game, was undefeated, won two Super Bowls, and was Super Bowl MVP.

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    1. Holmes never got a real shot in Baltimore because he was the backup to Jamal Lewis
    2. It’s not Holmes fault he didn’t get as many playoff opportunities as Davis
    3. Does a Super Bowl MVP mean Doug Williams is an HOF’er?
    4. Davis was effectively replaced by Olandis Gary, Rueben Droughns, Mike Anderson and Clinton Portis in the 4-5 years after he left the game. Why? Because that Broncos OL was filled with studs who got a lot of blocking techniques outlawed.

    If you put Holmes on that same Broncos team… he would have averaged more than TD’s 4.6 ypc while also being able to catch passes

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