Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin )

Courtney Cronin

Bio Minnesota Vikings reporter for @ESPN.com. Purple Daily on Tues @SKORNorth. Occasional @ESPNRadio host. Prev: @mercnews, @clarionledger. Courtney.Cronin@espn.com
Location Minneapolis, MN
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iPhone : What we’ve known all along and what’s been reaffirmed the last 2 weeks is the same: Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen transform the Vikings offense from good to dangerous and will be the determining factor in how far Minnesota can go. espn.com/blog/minnesota…

Twitter Web App : Highest passer rating on 20+ yard throws (min 20) 🔥

Russell Wilson 143.8
Kirk Cousins 137.4
Patrick Mahomes 121.5
Aaron Rodgers 120.8

iPhone : Must be a Wednesday.

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iPhone : OL: Josh Kline (foot) is back at practice today but Riley Reiff is sitting out due to the ankle injury he sustained vs. Philly.

Still no Ben Gedeon (concussion).

Twitter Web App : Asked about Kyle Rudolph's blocking, Zimmer noted this "is the best job he's done" in the TE's 9 years, a role Rudolph said 2 wks ago he's embraced. Zimmer: "That will help his longevity. We all know he catches the ball great but it’s just another added dimension to the game"

Twitter Web App : Mike Zimmer on why the Vikings waived DE Tashawn Bower, who was on the NFI: "We felt like some of the guys we had on the team have more upside."

iPhone : 💥NEW EPISODE ALERT 💥

Episode 2 of The Michael Rothstein Show is up with ⁦⁦Courtney Cronin

🏈 Top of show — Lions/Packers & officiating

🏈Lions-Vikings talk 15:15

🏈Journalism chat 31:30

🏈 Your questions 56:30

🎤Listen/subscribe 👇🏻 podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…

Twitter Web App : Incredible storytelling. Incredible visuals. Incredible work here from Mina Kimes. If you read/watch one thing today, have it be this. espn.com/espn/feature/s…

iPhone : New this season, I’m part of a panel of 7 analysts at ESPN who vote on the MVP field every 4 weeks for the rest of the season. Here’s a look at our top 5 candidates, who just missed & who’s stock is up/down. espn.com/nfl/story/_/id…

iPhone : I'm going to get into this and more in recording the podcast this evening. If you have any specific questions, use the hashtag #rothshow so I make sure to see them.

Plus Courtney Cronin on the show! twitter.com/mikerothstein/…

Twitter Web App : Asked Bears CB Kyle Fuller what he thought of the illegal hands to face penalties on Lions. He disagreed w/ the calls. "You could probably argue [officiating] is at an all-time worst... They can replay stuff, but they should just look at that and be like, no, we can't call that."

Twitter Web App : Bower was on the Reserve/NFI list after rupturing his Achilles during an offseason workout away from the Vikings. twitter.com/Vikings/status…

iPhone : Per Next Gen Stats, 6.9% of Kirk Cousins' throws were into tight windows (defender within 1 yard of the receiver). That's the 3rd-lowest percentage for a QB in Wk 6.

In other words, numbers back up eye test. Eagles' coverage was terrible, and receivers were wide open all day.

iPhone : Stefon Diggs credits his patience, readiness for allowing him to reach a career-high 3 TDs and be in perfect harmony with Kirk Cousins, who silenced some doubt of his own in the Vikings’ important win over an NFC favorite.

espn.com/nfl/story/_/id…

Twitter Web App : Play-action usage up big these last 2 games. Cousins has thrown for 150 yds using PA in back-to-back weeks after having one such game previously. Per ESPN Stats & Info: Weeks 1-4: 66% comp. pct, 197 yards, 6.8 ypa, 1-0 TD/INT
Weeks 5-6: 78% comp. pct, 321 yards, 13.9 ypa, 3-0 TD/INT