For years, people questioned why the Tennessee Titans used tight end Jared Cook the way they did, which was relatively infrequent. Cook himself had the same questions and all but escorted himself out of town when he requested the Titans franchise him as a wide receiver.
That quickly lead to Cook joining the St. Louis Rams where the big bodied pass catcher looked like a transformed talent during preseason.
Cook continued the strong play into the early weeks of the season but things dramatically fell off when quarterback Sam Bradford went down with a season ending injury. Since then, Cook has been quite woeful and it’s lead to frustration from Cook himself in regards to his play:
“Some games just got away,” he said. “Some games you feel like you could’ve played better. A lot of times there’s nothing you can do about it. You’ve just got to keep playing and keep pushing forward.”
He takes little solace in the fact that he’s the most productive tight end in the 19 seasons of the “St. Louis” Rams.
“That doesn’t make me satisfied at all,” he said. “I just have to improve in the areas of my play because I feel like I can help this team some more.”
Granted, with teams defensively scheming against Cook and having questionable quarterbacks throwing him passes, the struggles are understandable. Hopefully things will turn around for Cook in the final few weeks, giving him something to build off for next year.