Most sports fans want their athletes to be honest with the media. The prefabricated, rehearsed PR lines become tiresome and redundant to the fans who watch the players and the media who cover them. Sometimes, as in the case of Deshaun Watson, it goes viral in a good way. Sometimes, as linebacker Zach Brown learned, running your mouth as a pro athlete can come back to bite you. After Kirk Cousins picked apart the Eagles’ defense to the tune of 333 yards and 4 touchdowns on 22 of 29 passing, Brown didn’t seem keen on answering questions about his having said earlier in the week that Cousins was “the weakest part” of Minnesota’s offense:
👀 Eagles LB Zach Brown who said Kirk Cousins was “weakest” part of their offense coming into the game did NOT want to talk about the Vikings QB after he threw 4 TDs🔥
— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) October 13, 2019
Reporter (Jeff Skversky?): Do you wish maybe you didn’t say what you said about Cousins…
Brown: I’m here to talk about the game, not about that.
Reporter (Les Bowen?): Well that was a big part of it. Cousins…
Brown: Any other questions, besides about Kirk Cousins?
Reporter: How do you think he played today?
Brown: He did a great job today. He played good. Hat’s off to him.
Not a great look.