Brandin Cooks enjoying increased chemistry with Drew Brees - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Brandin Cooks enjoying increased chemistry with Drew Brees

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
Source: Sean Fazende Source: Sean Fazende
WEST SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WVUE) -

In the NFL, every player is looking for an edge; a small way to get ahead of everyone else. Saints receiver Brandin Cooks did just that this summer, "I was in San Diego the whole time training for the offseason. I was with Drew the majority of the time. Through the offseason, more after the OTA's, we got back to San Diego we threw more often than we did right after the season."

Cooks played in only ten games as a rookie, thanks to an injured thumb, but he still racked up 550 yards receiving. Head coach Sean Payton will no undoubtedly call on #10 more in his second season "I think that one of the things offensively, that ball gets spread around the receivers especially and yet you saw a comfort level that we have with him outside and inside and the timing he and Drew (Brees) had.  No, I wouldn't have been surprised.  The other thing is he is a guy that will play a little bigger than his size.  He is pretty physical and there are all those things that you need to have to be special in our league, he has those traits."

Cooks has also benefited from a full offseason in the league, "The knowledge of the game had to increase from what I saw last year. I felt like the game was a little fast in that area. Our new coach Johnny Morton, he's definitely helped us in that area to think less and play faster."

Cooks is listed at 5' 10" on the Saints roster but doesn't feel like his height limits his skillset, "I feel like down in the red zone I can pretty much be used anywhere, fly sweep, screen game. Or those little short routes, where I change the direction to get defenders on their back heal. That's where I feel I can be special at."

As for being called a 'small receiver?' "Can't do nothing about it," Cooks says.

Copyright 2015 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Saints TE Ben Watson stays steady

    Saints TE Ben Watson stays steady

    Ben Watson remains steady for Saints (Source: Mark LaGrange)Ben Watson remains steady for Saints (Source: Mark LaGrange)
    Ben Watson remains steady for Saints (Source: Mark LaGrange)Ben Watson remains steady for Saints (Source: Mark LaGrange)
    For tight end Ben Watson it's season #15. But he admitted he didn't know if he was going to get there. " I would say that at the end of last year I was very unsure if I was going to continue playing," Watson said." I knew that if I did play there only a very small number of places that I'd consider going.  One of those teams were the saints..because it was here where Watson had the best statistical season of his career in 2015... " There's a combinatio...more>>
    For tight end Ben Watson it's season #15. But he admitted he didn't know if he was going to get there. " I would say that at the end of last year I was very unsure if I was going to continue playing," Watson said." I knew that if I did play there only a very small number of places that I'd consider going.  One of those teams were the saints..because it was here where Watson had the best statistical season of his career in 2015... " There's a combinatio...more>>
  • Coach Payton 'anticipates' Marcus Davenport playing against the Chargers

    Coach Payton 'anticipates' Marcus Davenport playing against the Chargers

    Marcus Davenport has been nursing a groin injury. Source: Nola.comMarcus Davenport has been nursing a groin injury. Source: Nola.com
    Marcus Davenport has been nursing a groin injury. Source: Nola.comMarcus Davenport has been nursing a groin injury. Source: Nola.com

    First-round draft pick Marcus Davenport missed almost three weeks of action during Saints training camp. This weekend, Davenport was back at practice, and all signs point to the rookie playing against the Chargers this Saturday. "The assignment, he'll know. He's been practicing in the meetings. It's just making sure he's 100 percent. But I anticipate that happening this week. I anticipate him being able to work this week and get some playing time," said Sean Payton. The Un...

    more>>

    First-round draft pick Marcus Davenport missed almost three weeks of action during Saints training camp. This weekend, Davenport was back at practice, and all signs point to the rookie playing against the Chargers this Saturday. "The assignment, he'll know. He's been practicing in the meetings. It's just making sure he's 100 percent. But I anticipate that happening this week. I anticipate him being able to work this week and get some playing time," said Sean Payton. The Un...

    more>>
  • Lowell Narcisse on leaving LSU: 'Best thing for me to do was move on'

    Lowell Narcisse on leaving LSU: 'Best thing for me to do was move on'

    Lowell Narcise transferred to MGCCC. Source: WLOXLowell Narcise transferred to MGCCC. Source: WLOX
    Lowell Narcise transferred to MGCCC. Source: WLOXLowell Narcise transferred to MGCCC. Source: WLOX
    Lowell Narcisse came out of St. James as a four-star quarterback, with a ton of potential. At LSU, he redshirted in 2017, and was ready to step up this season and finally get on the field. The Tigers put a package in for Narcisse that focused more on his running skills, but wouldn't exhibit his throwing prowess. So Narcisse left LSU, and now calls Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College his home "When you set a standard and you believe in yourself, you don't settle for things t...more>>
    Lowell Narcisse came out of St. James as a four-star quarterback, with a ton of potential. At LSU, he redshirted in 2017, and was ready to step up this season and finally get on the field. The Tigers put a package in for Narcisse that focused more on his running skills, but wouldn't exhibit his throwing prowess. So Narcisse left LSU, and now calls Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College his home "When you set a standard and you believe in yourself, you don't settle for things t...more>>
Powered by Frankly