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Old 05-26-2019, 08:54 AM   #1
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After the first three days of OTAs, NFL teams are all about managing expectations. The hot-shot rookie wideout may not look that good once pads and looming safeties itching to tackle are added to the mix, while new offensive lineman struggling early are still getting used to the cadence, chemistry and playbook of a new team.

But pads or not, three days in with his new team or three hundred, its hard to stand at Jared Cooks locker and gaze upon all 6-foot-5, 254 pounds of his Pro Bowl physique, which could challenge several defensive linemen in his new locker room, and not think of the endless possibilities he and Brees could conjure up this season.



Id read a lot of good things about him before he got here, but hes certainly impressed us these first couple of days, Brees said Thursday after the culmination of the teams first three-day OTA. Hes got a great feel for the game, and I think hes going to fit very well in our offense.

Hes got great length, so hes got a big catch radius. You feel confident with those 50-50 balls. You feel like theres a lot of places where you can throw if where he can get it and the other guy cant. Anytime you have a target like that, you feel like thats a good matchup.

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My money says that he can. It was obvious that Drew needed another safety valve last year. Well, we got him!
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Last year my favorite acquisition at the time was Demario Davis. I truly felt he would have the most impact of any incoming player. I was not disappointed at all. Jared Cook is the 2019 version of Davis, as far as I am concerned. I fully expect him to be a true difference maker, as was Davis, and help in a very material way in winning another Lombardi.
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Safety Valve? Cook had better be a weapon, not just same safety valve...
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Cook had better be a weapon, not just same safety valve...

After all he cost us two.............Ohhhhh!
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Re: Can Jared Cook return Saints' tight end production to former glory? It's early, but team has high hopes

If he has the size, speed, range and hands of Jimmy G AND can block, as well that's just lagniappe.

Consider that his pre-draft combine numbers we equal to or better than Watson's and Graham's except for the vertical jump where he was 6" better. This means he is probably the best tight end Brees' has had as a Saint. I have a feeling that Cook is going to be a major factor in the O.
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Jared consistently produced in a dysfunctional offense with Oakland. Unique player that can line up in multiple spots.

Now he's playing for a legit SB contender. He'll do well in this offense with Brees.
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Re: Can Jared Cook return Saints' tight end production to former glory? It's early, but team has high hopes

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Jared consistently produced in a dysfunctional offense with Oakland. Unique player that can line up in multiple spots.

Now he's playing for a legit SB contender. He'll do well in this offense with Brees.
Brees has a long history of making the average good and the good great. Expect more of the same...
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Re: Can Jared Cook return Saints' tight end production to former glory? It's early, but team has high hopes

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Jared consistently produced in a dysfunctional offense with Oakland. Unique player that can line up in multiple spots.

Now he's playing for a legit SB contender. He'll do well in this offense with Brees.
The miraculous catch he made in Green Bay against Dallas comes to mind.
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If he has the size, speed, range and hands of Jimmy G AND can block, as well that's just lagniappe.

Consider that his pre-draft combine numbers we equal to or better than Watson's and Graham's except for the vertical jump where he was 6" better. This means he is probably the best tight end Brees' has had as a Saint. I have a feeling that Cook is going to be a major factor in the O.
Cook wasn't signed to block...
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