And I would only ask this question because Terrelle Pryor is gone. A turnover-free TP makes OSU a Top 3 team nationally. But he's dearly departed, which guides me to the strong-armed Golden Boy who leads with a steely gaze...and throws off his back foot just a few too many times a game. If Cousins plays spectacularly, MSU wins the Legends division. And that's a large amount of influence that Counsins' play holds.
Sometimes when I get an idea stuck in my brain, it's hard to convince me otherwise. So when I asked MSULaxer if Cousins was the B1G's most important player, I expected him to answer in the affirmative. He didn't, claiming Cousins presence didn't even make him the most important Spartan (he named the offensive line). So, I think, we see different things in Captain Kirk. I see a laser throwing future NFLer who won MSU a couple games on the sheer strength of his arm (see: Northwestern). MSULaxer sees a well-respected leader whose stable attitude, both on and off the field, makes him a dependable signalcaller.
Either way, the playcalling that has given Sparty consistent offensive success won't change much with the departure of Don Treadwell to Miami (OHhhh yeah). Cousins has playmakers and an offensive system that has turned out two consecutive years of good offensive line play. But Spartan title hopes lie with his gunnin'...and I truly believe that. So what do you see in Cousins' 2011 campaign?*
*the speech is real nice, and even if I was a negative nelly about the cliches, how could anyone be mad about a football player who has this kind of attitude?
Who is the B1G's most important individual player in 2011?
Kirk Cousins. Big arm, great attitude, solid teammates...Heisman potential. (120 votes)
Russell Wilson. Stabilizes B1G's best team with veteran presence. (22 votes)
Taylor Martinez. If able to throw effectively, will change entire dynamic of 2011 Nebraska squad. (20 votes)
Other. Please explain. (35 votes)
197 total votes