I think you'd have seen Ryan Tannehill play with passion for Titans, he has his limitations but he played with willpower to win, he elevated other players who had accepted their team as below average for past 4 years of Mariota, he played perfect complementary game for a great RB, he played for his team and not for his stats, he played with a point to prove after being discarded in the league, he made plays to win against tough teams with unbelievably better talent like Chiefs, Ravens and Patriots among other games during a great comeback into the playoffs.
That's the kind of QB you need to start building everything around him with a goal to win SB.
Yeah, he was one of the other 25, just one example, I'd happily trade for.
The above explained were all intangibles that Cousins doesn't have unfortunately, and he would get blame on so many other players and coaches, other position units (just as you said) and franchises throughout his career for his lack of those intangibles, which make for a successful QB.
I'm sure you would continue to blame Vikings defense (!) for all the rest of the years of Cousins in Minnesota along with all other position groups like OL and other external factors like coaching, game plan, injuries,....
I'd continue to expect at least one full season from Cousins the way Tannehill played for Titans where no one needed to point fingers at anyone even in defeat because they know they all gave their best!
Good point about McCarthy. Dugger it is.
With the 67th pick of the Gavin Mock Draft, The Dallas Cowboys select:
Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir Rhyme
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