just looking at their 40 times...
wow, didn't know danny ran that slow
dang, cook is bigger AND faster than amendola? Not quicker...but still, cook is gonna be awesome!
And all this time I viewed Miami like it was Moss Eisley Landing... and we know what Obi Juan thought of that! Who knew it could be not a sinkhole but a bountiful towne of plenty for our beloved Rams. lol
I don't know about him really being a situational though, as I think in order for him to truly be a matchup difficulty, he will have to block well.
Just considering the money involved I would have to think they expect to play a lot, and in that regard I'm cautiously optimistic because ... in Jeff Fisher I trust.
Take it for what you guys want, but PFF had Jared Cook graded better as a blocker than our very own Lance Kendricks, who we know excels as a blocker.
Which is, of course, completely meaningless. One is completely healthy with no accumulating injuries, the other is coming off a torn rotator cuff that ended his season. I feel like we've already been over this.Quote:
And one has missed 3 games in 4 years and the other has missed 20 games in 4 years.
And how is it that even with all those injuries, Amendola has out-produced Cook?
As I've already said, there's plenty of arguments that could be made for Cook over Amendola. But this injury silliness isn't one of them.
By the same token then, a) does the addition of Cook increase the chances of the Rams departing with Amendola or, b) could we expect (although probably less likely) Cook AND Amendola together?
Amendola and Cook. Cook and Amendola. Sounds great to me! :)
After watching his tape for a while it just seems like he shouldn't be playing tight end and should be playing on the outside like Marques Colston or Vincent Jackson. He doesn't have the quickness in short spaces to create separation but I think he could be a dangerous threat at WR. This offense could be great if Cook and Quick live up to their potential and Tavon Austin is drafted.
I signed him a while back in my Madden Franchise and he's been doing great. A little inconsistent at times, but he's great in the redzone.
Let's all relax here.
[QUOTE=THOLTFAN81;456717]Wow. Shaping up to be a real nice FA class: Long, Cook, Delmas.[/QUOTE
Here's my real problem with the Long and Cook signing if Long in fact signs. Long is not the only good lineman out there but is one of the more expensive ones out there. And, Cook is not a blocking TE, unless they plan on converting him to a slot-receiver. So, we have someone to protect Bradford (Long) and someone who couldn't protect Fort Knox (Cook) if his stats and rep are to be believed but have let two of the best WRs in the NFL (Boldin & Harvin) go by the boards and to divisional rivals and co-favorites to win the SB. Brilliant! I have at times been critical of SB, but his protection isn't getting much better if any better, and he has no WRs to throw to. If I were him I'd be dreaming about my FA, that is if he can still walk.
1. Cook is not our blocking TE, Kendricks is.
2. We didn't "let two of the best WRs in the NFL go by the boards to divsiion rivals." I wouldn't have even considered Harvin at the price a of three draft choices (1st and 6th this year, 3rd in 2014) and an $11M contract. As for Boldin... I wouldn't pay $6M for a WR who is 33.
You have actually become a parody of yourself, which is saying a lot.
Rams, Cook Make it Official
Posted by nickwagoner on March 13, 2013 – 10:48 PM
- The Rams and TE Jared Cook made their agreement official on Wednesday evening as Cook put pen to paper on a lucrative five-year contract that will pay him more than $35 million and as much as $38 million if bonuses are reached.
The Rams will introduce Cook at a press conference on Thursday at 11 a.m.
- Here’s the official release from the team:
ST. LOUIS, MO. – The St. Louis Rams have signed free agent TE Jared Cook, the team announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to coach Jared again,” Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher said. “His unique skill set will be an extremely valuable asset to our offense, and that’s why we made Jared a priority when free agency opened. We’re thrilled to have him.”
Cook, who brings a unique combination of speed and pass-catching ability, joins the Rams after playing four seasons with the Tennessee Titans. The Suwanee, Ga. native hauled in 131 catches and amassed 1,717 receiving yards and eight touchdowns since joining the league.
Cook made significant strides forward during his sophomore season, most notably in the second half of the year, as he tied for 10th among NFL tight ends with 25 catches in the final eight games. He continued to progress in 2011, setting career highs in every receiving category, with 759 yards and three touchdowns on 49 receptions. That year, he ranked third on the team in receptions and second in receiving yards. His yardage total also ranked second in franchise history by a tight end, trailing only Frank Wycheck (768 yards in 1998).
After originally entering his collegiate career at South Carolina as a wide receiver, Cook recorded 73 catches for 1,107 yards (15.2 avg.) and seven touchdowns in three years of play. Cook was recognized with first-team All-SEC honors in his final year with the Gamecocks.
Widely considered a top tight end prospect coming out of college, the Titans traded a 2010 second-round draft pick in order to acquire him in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Cook was selected 89th overall.