Kirk Cousins Clarifies His Ivan Drago-Esque Coronavirus Comments

Everybody got a good laugh out of the Kirk Cousins comments made on Kyle Brandt’s podcast last week, when he said “if I die, I die,” in explaining his thoughts on the Coronavirus.

Corny blue checkmark Twitter ripped him a new one, but the comments really weren’t that bad. He was basically saying that he personally didn’t feel very concerned about COVID-19, but wears a mask in public and thinks it’s important that we look out for other people’s health as good neighbors and citizens.

He clarified what he meant in a news conference on Wednesday, written up by Lorenzo Reyes at USA Today:

…Cousins said the comments he made were only about his personal level of concern related to the pandemic that has continued to spread throughout the globe.

“Admittedly, I did not use the best wording and certainly could’ve articulated it better,” Cousins said. “But the heart behind it is no different than it is today.

“Admittedly, I probably wasn’t as clear as I would’ve liked to have been,” Cousins added. “But what I wanted to say then and what I would echo again now is that while the virus does not give me a great amount of personal fear, there’s still great reason for me to engage in wearing a mask and social distancing and washing my hands as frequently as I can and following protocols set in place, obviously to be considerate and respectful of other people.”

Well stated! How about we each do our own risk assessment, understand the consequences for our personal decisions, and then take steps to make sure that we look out for other people who may choose to operate in a different manner or share a differing opinion. Sounds like America 101, which is what we used to do in this country and what we should get back to doing.

Now we can all move on to the next Kirk Cousins topic, which is his penchant for throwing five yards down the field on 3rd and 9.