Jared Cook Could Be Very Scary For Opposing Defenses

Paul Kuharsky of ESPN’s SportsNation AFC South blog wrote a really nice piece on Titans rookie TE Jared Cook this morning. He also discussed fellow rookie WR Kenny Britt in it, but it is Cook that has peaked my interest the most since being drafted in the 3rd round. He is an absolute beast of a man (6’5″, 240) and can flat out fly (4.50 40 time), but the biggest knock on him is his ability to catch the ball and block defenders. Well, he better learn fast, because I have a feeling the Titans are going to be looking for him to contribute a good deal this season.With Alge Crumpler being, umm, old (not to mention his bulky knee) and Bo Scaife’s future with the team up in the air after this season, the Titans drafted Cook to be one of the main threats on an offense that relies heavily on the TE position.

If Cook can develop his pass-catching ability and learn how to block, he could be one of the biggest steals of the 2009 draft. The mismatches he could create would be an absolute nightmare for opposing defensive coordinators. Like Antonio Gates in 2004 scary. Let’s just hope that he heeds the advice from veteran guys like Kerry Collins and Crumpler, listens to the coaches when they tell him what to do (and what he is doing wrong) and takes all of the information that is flying at him right now and applies it to understanding the game of football and his role on this team. That may have been the most overly-repetitve, run-on sentence in the history of this blog, but I think I made my point clear, so I got that going for me.

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  • brandon

    U know what else? to put him in the slot in ceratin situations like say 2nd and 9 at pitts burgh with former blac and gold Nate dogg and whoever wims the 2 job split and even 3 and 1 or 2 have him and lendale in the backfield, can’t touch that we could call i smash and smashed(er) lol I love it, and for how much I am learning to love scaife his future is in the air very much so. And when I see Cook I think of some great te’s but not gates more of crumpler and brent jons hybrid almost (plus a 4.5), but i guess time will tell

  • Flizz Mercury

    The Titans in descise, are actually greater now than they ever was. With the threat of Keith Bulluck, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Lendale White, and more playing in their final year of their contracts, and with everything to prove to the world that last year wasn’t just about Albert Haynesworth, expect the Titans to finish this season with their first SuperBowl victory this year!!!!! With the addition of Kenny Britt, Jared Cook, Nate Washington and the return of 11 starters from last year that finished the season ranked #1, how can anyone seriously doubt that. To make matters even worse, the Titans are already one of the league’s most physical football team coached by a one of the league’s most physical coach, Jeff Fisher. The Titans just lost their only quarterback that ever led their franchise to a superbowl appearance. STEVE *AIR* MCNAIR!!! The Titans are all now on the same page and are all now playing with a #1 purpose. A SUPERBOWL WIN!!!!! Remember, Jeff Fisher loves to use his tightends maybe because it sounds pretty much like the team name. TITANS. My prediction of this year offensive rookie of the year is Jared Cook, and the league M.V.P goes to Chris Johnson!!!! Lets go TITANS!!!!!!!!

  • Flizz Mercury

    Oh, I almost forgot to add this *STATEMENT*. The TITANS beat the crap out of the
    STEELERS 31-14 without Albert Haynesworth last year. And by the way, Jason Jones recorded 3.5 sacks that game. The TITANS was cheated out of their superbowl run last year against the Ravens, and the refs will have to cheat again to stop the TITANS from winning it all this year also!!!!! I SMELL *TITANS SEASON*!!!!!!

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