The Rams paid tight end Jared Cook to be a difference-maker.
And it’s clear that Cook feels that playing for the Titans prevented him from being one.
Cook’s decision to leave the Titans was easy when the Rams offered a five-year, $35.1 million deal, but he said the fit was simply better.
“That offense really didn’t suit me,’’ Cook said, via Joe Lyons of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “It didn’t fit me. That’s just how it is. Every team a player goes to, the fit is not perfect. Some guys have to move around to two or three teams before they find the perfect fit. . . .
“I think I’m on an elevator going up.”
Clearly, he felt stuck with the Titans, saying he didn’t get chances to make as many plays as he felt capable of. And he apparently thinks Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is a significant upgrade over Titans quarterback Jake Locker.
“I’ve always kind of had to use my catch radius and make kind of circus catches,’’ Cook said. “Not so much here. [Bradford] puts it right on the money, and he makes good reads. He’s going to hold onto it before he throws interceptions, which is being a smart quarterback.
“That’s part of being a veteran quarterback, not making dumb decisions, being conscious about your decision-making.’’
While it’s not as if Cook went from Tim Tebow to Aaron Rodgers, Bradford is more than capable of being at least a league-average quarterback (which Locker hasn’t approached). And by adding offensive weapons, including Cook, that gulf could widen.