NFL.com sheds light on Vikings’ desire to keep improving
The Minnesota Vikings are currently 4-1 and atop the NFC North standings.
But with their last three games coming down to endgames, the Vikings know there’s a lot to improve on.
NFL.com’s Jeffri Chadiha recently visited the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center for an in-depth look at Minnesota focus on his mistakes and inconsistencies throughout the first quarter of the season rather than his successes. He wrote:
The collective mindset around the team facilities is that this team will be even better once they start to live up to their own high expectations.
“We won but I don’t know if outside of Game 1 we played well,” quarterback Kirk Cousins told Chadiha. “We left a lot of things there. So the record is great, but we all feel we need to play better and there’s a lot of room for improvement. It’s great to be in this position and there’s a sense of urgency that comes in. But you’re also grateful to have these conversations in this situation rather than dealing with something much worse.
Offensively, the Vikings want to build on the strong start they got on Sunday against the Bears. Minnesota scored three touchdowns in its first three drives, claiming a 21-3 lead.
“It’s just consistency,” Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell said. “Guys do their job, Kirk runs the show and makes sure we put a lot on his plate. He’s done a really good job handling it all, but at the same time, we want to get that comfort where – like he’s got it. said to me – there’s no more thinking and he’s just playing. We’re getting closer. The way we make plans helps us do that and I have a ton of confidence that we’ll find that rhythm and that consistency. And when we do, the results will speak for themselves.”