Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins spent five days away from the team last week, including missing Sunday’s preseason game against the Las Vegas Raiders, after testing positive for COVID-19. It was his second time having the virus, and it appears that one of the side effects that has come about as a result is an increase in his propensity to use swear words.
Wow. After competing a pass in 11-on-11, Kirk Cousins exclaims “You like that… you (bleepin) like that!”— Chris Long (@ChrisLongKSTP) August 17, 2022
Very loud, very clear.
In today’s joint practices with the San Francisco 49ers leading up to this Saturday’s game between the two teams in Minneapolis, Cousins completed a pass to Adam Thielen during the 11-on-11 portion of practice and immediately asked everyone in the general vicinity if they liked that.
His question included a word that starts with the letter “F.” And it wasn’t “frickin’,” which is the word that Cousins has more famously used in such situations. No, I do believe this variation of the word is the one that rhymes with truck.
Now, obviously this isn’t that big a deal. . .Kirk Cousins is an adult and can swear whenever he wants. And no, it isn’t the result of having COVID. . .at least to the best of my knowledge.
But it is kind of funny for someone that’s as notoriously straight-laced as Cousins is to be dropping the f-word in a joint practice. It just seems like a funny time for it to come out. I don’t know if it’s ever come out in a game situation, but I don’t think anyone’s ever caught it when Cousins has been “mic’d up” on game days.
Again, this is nothing earth-shattering. . .just a bit of a funny thing that came out of today’s joint practice that might give folks a bit of a laugh.