For Kyle Sloter ... there is only one question. Exactly which finger do we
size for the NFL's greatest piece of hardware ... that is ... in the form of a
some gaudy ring. Yes, there are no guarantees in the NFL however ... in
this case ... what is clear to see is that Kyle Sloter is a winner ...
ABSOLUTELY. Does that mean that Head Coach Mike Zimmer is wrong about Kyle
... No! He's just not ready just like John Randle wasn't ready to play
with Millard, Doleman & Hank Thomas (although I wonder what could have
happened if that did in fact happen).
In Philadelphia, there is no question that Carson Wentz is their franchise
quarterback. The problem is ... no one appears to be checking the numbers
because Kyle Sloter has outperformed & will outperform Carson Wentz in every
measurable, baring maybe one (speed running) & in time ... it will prove
out. Most people don't realize that Carson Wentz & Kyle Sloter came
out of the same college conference however there was a major difference in that
Kyle Sloter began as a wide receiver ... that is until they asked him to play
quarterback. What was apparent from that moment forward was that there was
nothing to prevent him from being & achieving ... he's clearly a
winner. Don't believe me ... look at his films in high school, then in
college, then see his lights out pre-season in Denver. Then of course we
need to ignore & disregard his two pre-season outings in Minnesota.
Look at what he's posted as his pre-season numbers ... even as they salt
away runs to finish off in the red zone. Sure ... he's raw & has that
gun slinger mentality however is this the only franchise on the planet that
cannot see the forest through the trees? Has it dawned on anyone why he
has never been given a chance to see if he can do it on stage?
Sure, he has no real NFL experience and sure he is a project of the likes of
Brett Favre in that he has that wild-eyed gun slingers mentality where he's
going to drive you out of you mind while you pound ant-acids. However, his
destiny is clear. Do you need to have the hand interject his will at some
point this season or will the truth finally reveal itself? We shudder at
the thought but it wouldn't be the first time ... now would it.
Now, Kirk Cousins has declared himself to be a 500 quarterback, facing the fact
that as a starter he's now won as much as he lost. Not so fast. In
the NFL you are measured against your peer's, where we are flashed his won loss
record versus winning teams. Kirk Cousins is 5-13 in prime-time games
and 12-23-2 on the road. He is 4-24 versus teams with winning records
(winning percentage of 16.7%) which doesn't make him a 500 quarterback.
What it tells us ... is that it is what it is ... that Kirk Cousin's is not a
500 quarterback ... he's a losing quarterback when the chips are down & apparently
... there is nothing that he can do about it. There are a number of
reasons that Kirk Cousins trends continued onward last year however regardless
of the actual excuses used ... only he can be responsible for the outcome.
Put another way, with that team assembled in 2018, do you think Russell Wilson
at the helm would of had the same result or would he have sized himself too for
some additional hardware. Maybe this conjecture might not have happened
but it is clear for all the world to see that Russell Wilson is a
So Kirk Cousins has turned the corner ... so he says ... as everyone is on the
same page. Well, one thing for sure is that we are in for a bunch of
entertainment this year ... just like last year however, will that mountain he's
trying to climb ... be too high to summit.
So, what's to be done? Well according to Kirk Cousins, and the men pulling
the trigger, they are trying everything in their arsenal to make the perfect
environment for their quarterback however as Head Coach Mike Zimmer knows only
too well ... nothing is ever perfect. For example, did you notice how Russell
Wilson exposed & continuously attacked Anthony Harris as this franchises
weak link. Sure, that was alarming as coach knows he needs to tighten
things up to get back to formidable. So then the action of this franchise
becomes the path of least resistance ... which is to continue placating Kirk
Cousins. Very bad move! As after all, Kirk Cousins hasn't done anything to
change the result.
If you listen carefully to Kirk Cousins he backhandedly stated that the
quarterback situation must play itself out, where these quarterbacks are
deserving of being NFL starters. Of course, Kirk Cousins focus is on Kyle
Sloter, who is the only person on the planet that realizes that there is
something very wrong out there. on the field. In other words, what does it
say when your starting quarterback ... the highest paid player on the team ...
is sporting an endorsement for cash on the side of his ride. Allow me to
put this another way, "Did I pay you to miss that kick (field goal) or did
someone else pay you to miss that kick". If it is the former ...
shame on me. Regardless, it doesn't matter because you missed that kick.
Said another way ... regardless is doesn't matter that you dropped that ball,
which might explain why Laquon Treadwell is treading upon thin ice. Sure,
he might have just dropped the ball but does it really matter as to why? Now
ask yourself, if Kirk
Cousins is willing to do something like that endorsement deal, what else is he
willing to do for a fee, and based upon that ... well, you better have a back up
plan. Let me tell you ... that the fans of this franchise are SHORT ...
very short ... like humans getting pounded like telephone poles into the mud to
build a slip or a dock for your boat on that placid lake. There is no
shorter anywhere. We can take no more ... what he said ... only what he
So, do you want to know why Sean Mannion is this franchises back up
quarterback? Well that's because that is exactly what he is ... a back up
quarterback. Is he challenging Kirk Cousins for the starting spot on this
team or has he accepted the role on this team to placate ... and work with ...
Mr. Cousins? Do you think that pick 6 he threw last week was an abortion
or does it state his case? How come that pick 6 didn't count against him
but rather was applied to Beebe under miscommunication? So, that's how it
works in the NFL?
So is Kyle Sloter a back up quarterback? Well consider this. Teddy
Bridgewater was on PUP to start the season. Our starting quarterback
played in the 1st season contest, then was out for all purposes for the rest
of the season, which put our back up quarterback Case Keenum at the helm to run
the show as our starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2017 season.
The back up quarterback at the time was ... Kyle Sloter. How come we
didn't make personal moves to find a back up at that time? Well, it was
clear that Head Coach Mike Zimmer was OK with Kyle Sloter as his back up ...
that is ... until Teddy returned which didn't happen until we played Kirk
Cousins' Washington Redskins. You also might recall, that after the 2017
season, the only quarterback on our roster was Kyle Sloter as all the other
three quarterback had left for greener or browner pastures. So what
changed ... you might ask?
In 2017, Pat Shurmur was our offensive coordinator where he had first hand
knowledge in regard to Kyle Sloter & his abilities and could clearly see
something very special in him. In 2018, as the head coach of the New York
Giants, it was rumored that Coach Shurmur wanted to make a play for Kyle by
making a trade with this Vikings franchise for him. Thank God the price
was considered to high or maybe Zimmer/Speilman were smart enough not to be
fooled. In other words, it could have been like Stanley Kubrick screwing
the studios out o 2 of the greatest cameras ever made for a song & a dance
... because the studios didn't know what they had. Now Coach Shurmur has
cast his lot upon Daniel Jones ... which means for the foreseeable future ...
the Giants have no need to Kyle but there are 30 other franchises out
there. The team that should trade for Sloter is the Eagles however that
move would not placate Carson Wentz as their starter ... so the point is
mute. In other words, in knowing the abilities in Wentz ... a similar
conjecture could also be applied to Kyle Sloter.
Then it happened. The Vikings grabbed a hold of Jake Browning. Jake
was a cheap prospect where no one really knows his future. What this would
enable this Vikings franchise to do is to have Kirk Cousins as their
starter. Then they could placate him with Sean Mannion as his backup
quarterback, leaving Jake as this franchises 3rd quarterback either on the
practice squad or making the 53 man roster. This left Rick Spielman the
opportunity of trading Kyle Sloter, and his rather oversized pre-season numbers,
to another team for a big fat draft pick that they couldn't do in 2018.
There was only one problem major with that scenario & it still remains today.
Rick Spielman & Head Coach Mike Zimmer still don't know what they have in
... endorsement for a fee ... starting quarterback ... with a losing record when
it counts ... Kirk Cousins. The only "BOSS-TRUMP" card that the both of these two
gentlemen hold in their hands is Kyle Sloter. Why? Because he's the
only entity on the planet that does not & will not placate Kirk Cousins ...
and why should he? Kyle Sloter is the only insurance policy that this
franchise has to ensure an outcome that may not be possible for Kirk Cousins to
achieve. You see, you can try to achieve it & fail, or you can realize
your shortcomings and then deal it all away. I don't think I
could handle another 2009 ... can you?
Under this franchises banner ... "WE NO LONGER DEAL ANYTHING
So what if Kirk Cousins turns out to be exactly what he is as of this moment ...
A quarterback incapable of winning when it counts? Good question!
The answer comes in the statement, "DON'T DO SOMETHING STUPID".
There is nothing on this God's green earth that is making you do a darn thing
... except that is ... what falls under the word PLACATE!
It's not like you didn't just get the biggest message from the cosmos, to have
ever hit the media, courtesy of the most dynamic entertainer in today's
NFL. Baker Mayfield's exact quote was, "Some people over think it.
That's where people go wrong. They forget, you've gotta win." That
quote wasn't about Daniel Jones, as he hasn't had his opportunity yet &
Baker Mayfield knows that, however, it was clearly an insult directed at Kirk
Cousins & his ilk. How did Bill Parcell's put it, something about your
record being what it is ... actually. Gentlemen ... Don't over think
So what can Head Coach Mike Zimmer & Rick Spielman do? After all, Kirk
Cousins is under contract for 2019 & his huge money is also guaranteed in
2020. Kyle Sloter is only under contract for 2019 and in 2020 he is a
restricted free agent. As a restricted free agent a First-round tender
will allow Kyle Sloter to negotiate with any other teams however this Vikings
Franchise will have the option to match any deal and will receive a first-round
selection if it opts not to match the deal. So your thinking ... you can't
pay 2 quarterbacks ... well, do you think you could if one of them was Tom
Brady. In other words, expect the competition for Kyle Sloter's services
to be fierce however the final decision will rest in this franchises
hands, whomever is running the show. Unless you are absolutely out of your
mind, you should hold onto the greatest insurance policy this team has ever had
by holding onto Kyle Sloter until Kirk Cousins proves that he can win the big
games. Week 4 in Chicago will tell us just about everything that you will
need to know. Keep in mind, it wouldn't be the first time this team has
paid players enormous amounts of money for little or no return. Can anyone
say Barnyard Berrian, amongst others? The difference being that Rick
Spielman & Head Coach Mike Zimmer will be considered geniuses as they found
players like Thielen, Beebe, and a whole host of others that people missed
on. That's what happens when you play your players for their sweat equity
rather than reaching for cast offs with "too big
There is a message for Kyle Sloter that you need to take to heart. Your
body language of disappointment is overwhelming because you are being treated
unfairly but your young & you will adapt. It's never as good as you
think it is nor is it ever as bad as you think it is ... is horse crap.
What matters is what shows up on film and it goes well beyond your individual
particular performance. Kyle Sloter has the ability to inspire people like
Captain Comeback & Favre's gigantic ass tilting every field into his
favor. That, on film, is undeniable. In every game that I've seen
you play, we've lost ... that is, until you walked upon the field. That
just doens't happen. Every true fan of this franchise knows it and they
are hungry for your particular stew. Always remember that they told THE
BIG HIM that ... at best ... you'll be carrying a clip board. They were
talking to Tom Brady. Also, let's not forget A.A. Ron on draft day where
he got to prove them that they were all wrong. Your time will
You want a guarantee. Well that is exactly what I'm prepared to hand
you. As the ladies would say, "Kyle Sloter is the Shit!"
The Viking Ghost Writer
Date: August 22, 2019