Dalvin Cook on Vikings’ offense: ‘We just run yards like Swiss chard’
Dalvin Cook put on a dazzling display in the Minnesota Vikings’ victory over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in Week 8, and the superstar running back delivered a bizarre line this week to explain the team’s style of offense.
Cook absolutely ran roughshod over the Packers’ defense last Sunday, toting the ball 30 times for 163 yards — while adding a 50-yard score on a screen pass — for four total touchdowns in the Vikings’ 28-22 upset of their division rivals.
It's the 3rd quarter and Dalvin Cook now has:— George Balekji (@GeorgeBalekji) November 1, 2020
183 total yards
Averaging 8.3 yards a touch
Just broke the Packers defense's back with this screen for TD pic.twitter.com/ZzBCpz5MIa
The outstanding performance earned Cook NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors, and deservedly so.
What a week for The Chef pic.twitter.com/QGwHOaasOR— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 4, 2020
Cook addressed his Player of the Week honors Wednesday in a virtual sit-down with reporters. During his comments, the Vikings running back busted out a completely bizarre line when addressing the offense’s run-heavy, ball-control style of play.
“When we brought in Coach [Gary] Kubiak and last year with Coach [Kevin] Stefanski, that mixture of both of them with them great minds, they’ve seen what we can do if we go out there and impose our will on teams,” Cook said, via the Star Tribune. “That’s just coming from putting that work in. Like I said, coach seen it. Our identity is play physical football, play smart football, manage the clock, get our defense back out there, and give Kirk some manageable situations to make plays, which he does in great fashion.
‘‘Like I said up front, we just run yards like Swiss chard. That’s what it is.”
As Cook notes, he somehow incorporated “Swiss chard” into his comments Wednesday not once, but twice. It’s unclear what comparing an NFL offense — not to mention anything else for that matter — to a green, leafy vegetable exactly means.
Given Cook’s dominant 2020 so far, though, we’ll just have to take him on his word that it’s a good thing.