The Vikings bumped Kevin Stefanski from interim offensive coordinator to the permanent job this offseason and they hired former Texans and Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak as an offensive advisor in a pair of moves that have led to a new offensive playbook than they were working with at this time last year.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins‘ ability to grasp that offense and execute it at a high level will go a long way toward determining how successful the Vikings are going to be this season. He discussed that process on Tuesday and said the team is “learning football all over again” while borrowing an analogy to illustrate how he is making his way through the new playbook.