The Minnesota Vikings have been looking at ways to improve their secondary over the past few years but they really haven’t been able to find much in terms of players that are any good. They’ve found bodies to occupy positions, they just haven’t found talented ones despite their best efforts.
Chris Cook hasn’t panned out as the top-flight cornerback the Vikings wanted him to be, but it doesn’t appear the team is ready to give up on him. According to ESPN.com blogger Ben Goessling, the Vikings could be interested in brining Cook back and re-signing him.
Cook certainly does, and he’s got the size to be the kind of corner the Vikings might want to keep around. Could they bring him back on a one-year deal and see what Zimmer and defensive backs coach Jerry Gray can get out of him? I don’t think it’s all that farfetched. If Cook comes in as your third or fourth corner, it might work.
Mike Zimmer helped turn around Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones in Cincinnati, a guy much more out of control than Cook. That’s no guarantee that he’ll be able to help Cook, but it appears that Zimmer may be willing to at least try.