Zach Brown seems to have a plan to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and it all has to do with having Kirk Cousins throw the ball.
The former teammate of Cousins and current Philadelphia Eagles linebacker told Tim McManus of ESPN:
“Cousins, I think every defense is going to want that guy to throw the ball. For me, that’s probably the weakest part of their offense is him. Everything else is good. They’ve got a good running game, probably one of the best in the league. They’ve got real good receivers. You just want them to pass the ball. You want Kirk Cousins to get it in his hands.”
The 31-year-old has completed 68.3 percent of his throws in five games this season, but he’s only racked up 1,041 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions. He also ranks 28th out of 33 qualified quarterbacks in ESPN’s Total QBR.
Cousins told reporters last week that he still has confidence in his ability:
“My confidence is strong. I think I’m trying to be self-aware … and be honest and say, ‘Hey, when I mess up, I’m going to own it and point to it.’
“On the flip side, I’m not going to go up there and say, ‘I’m awesome!’ So when we have a good play, I’m not going to tell you about it. Sometimes, it can be one-sided. I’ve played a lot of football in this league, and I think you take confidence from the fact that I’ve been through this before. It’s not my first rodeo being in a tough game, a tough loss. You just move forward with confidence.”