The P/PTSD Perspective: Ready Risner, an Honest Cousins, & Accepting Blame

Sep 10, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) leaves the field after the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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The P/PTSD Perspective: September 16th, 2023

1) Dalton Risner Says He’s “Ready” to Play for the Vikings: The performance on Thursday Night Football won’t be quieting the enthusiasm for adding Dalton Risner. Minnesota’s maligned offensive line could certainly use some help, so keep an eye on this one.

Aug 29, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos offensive tackle Dalton Risner (66) in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports.

2) Vikings QB Kirk Cousins Honestly Reacts to Mistakes in Week 1 Loss: Cousins is usually pretty candid in his press conferences. Indeed, one of his redeeming qualities is his ability to get in front of a mic and be his genuine self. The QB is a pro and is unafraid of taking on questions while reflecting on his own mistakes.

3) 10 Reactions to Vikings Loss vs. Buccaneers: Lots to unpack in that Bucs game. Plenty more to unpack in that Eagles game. The Vikings aren’t going anywhere until they find a way of holding onto the football.

Sep 14, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is pressured by Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (91) during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

4) The Vikings Got Some Salary Cap Relief Over the Weekend: Getting more cap space is fine and dandy, but keep in mind that cap space is just a means to an end. Having room to add talent isn’t the same thing as having a talented roster. The wise GM knows how to use the money to onboard strong players capable of propelling a team up Mount Lombardi.

5) Kevin O’Connell Accepts Some Blame in “Random Left Arm Punch” from the Ed Ingram & Kirk Cousins Fumble: The head coach offered some reflections on the infamous play, even suggesting that he’s a bit to blame for the play call. Even as he did, though, he was suggesting that it was simply a random mistake that is very unlikely to be repeated. Let’s collectively hope it doesn’t happen again.

Oct 30, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) and guard Ed Ingram (67) in action during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Enjoy the extra reading, Vikings fans.

K. Joudry is the Senior Editor for Vikings Territory and PurplePTSD. He has been covering the Vikings full time since the summer of 2021. He can be found on Twitter and as a co-host for Notes from the North, a humble Vikings podcast.