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Saints keeping Brandin Cooks caught up by video

New Orleans Saints rookie mini-camp AP

One of the NFL’s more archaic rules in the mutual back-scratching arrangement with its free farm system is the rule that prevents players at NCAA schools which use the quarter system from attending offseason workouts.

And like many archaic rules, there are easy workarounds for the players who can’t attend OTAs even if they’re not in school.

Saints coach Sean Payton said the team goes over each day’s installation with first-round wide receiver Brandin Cooks via video.

“What we’re allowed to do is basically in the evenings we have kind of an online time where we go through practice tape and go through the installation,” Payton said, via Andrew Lopez of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “He was here through the rookie camp and he was able to take the book back with him and work through page by page. . . .

“What we’ve done is set aside an hour and hour and half each night and go online with him and have him go through the tape with our coaches. He’ll be in this weekend and he’ll be here Monday to get caught up to speed as quickly as possible.”

Payton said Cooks picked things up quickly when he was in for rookie minicamp, and if he’s able to learn the playbook, he could make an immediate impact with his speed.

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10 Responses to “Saints keeping Brandin Cooks caught up by video”
  1. daaabears says: Jun 12, 2014 3:10 PM

    It’s really time to find a solution to this.

  2. biggredbird76 says: Jun 12, 2014 3:15 PM

    Brandon Cooks was one of the most overlooked players in the draft. With Drew B throwin the ball he may have the best season out of all other rookie WR. He has speed and is apolished route runner, great hands and makes big plays.

  3. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 12, 2014 3:17 PM

    For my Eagles picking at 22, this is the guy I had my sights set on the whole time during the draft, and I was pretty distraught to see the Saints traded up to get him before we did. He truly would have been a perfect replacement for Desean Jackson, but at the same time I feel very strongly that the Eagles got a 1st round caliber WR in Jordan Matthews instead. Matthews might not be as explosive as Cooks, but he fits well with Chip’s mantra of: “Big people beat up little people.”

    A lot of people over-looked Cooks solely because of his lack of height, but for him to be the best WR in college football at his size, it truly speaks to just how talented he really is. I feel that if Cooks were simply a couple inches taller…he would have been mentioned in the same sentence as Sammy Watkins in the draft.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 12, 2014 3:18 PM

    Brandin scored three long touchdowns the other night via computer. But there is some suspicion that he jacked his speed score up.

  5. boisestatewhodat says: Jun 12, 2014 3:34 PM

    He’ll hang at least 12 on the falcons before they even cross midfield in week one…watch.

  6. craniator says: Jun 12, 2014 3:54 PM

    The author didn’t have a problem when Miami’s number one draft choice (the third player picked in the entire draft) , Dion Jordan , missed all his offseason workouts last year , but I suppose that was because the media doesn’t like the Dolphins. Now that it’s the Saints’ number one pick who is missing time , however , its a problem.

  7. janvanflac says: Jun 12, 2014 3:54 PM

    I too was bummed he didn’t make it to Philly but Jordan Matthews is looking like the real deal AND they got Marcus Smith out of the deal. But Cooks will be an exciting player in the NFL, no doubt.

  8. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 12, 2014 4:20 PM

    Shouldn’t he be using that time to study for his finals?

  9. ilovefoolsball says: Jun 12, 2014 4:30 PM

    craniator says:
    Jun 12, 2014 3:54 PM
    The author didn’t have a problem when Miami’s number one draft choice (the third player picked in the entire draft) , Dion Jordan , missed all his offseason workouts last year , but I suppose that was because the media doesn’t like the Dolphins. Now that it’s the Saints’ number one pick who is missing time , however , its a problem.
    ________
    Dolphins fans don’t even care about the Dolphins.

  10. jdphx says: Jun 13, 2014 2:41 AM

    Why do we keep talking how “small” Brandin is?

    At 5-10, he is taller than Wes Welker, Steve Smith,
    Lance Moore, Andrew Hawkins, Jeremy Kerley, Dexter McCluster, Tavon Austin.

    And the SAME height as DeSean Jackson, Doug Baldwin, Antonio Brown, Randall Cobb, Julian Edelman, Santana Moss, Eddie Royal, Golden Tate,
    Kendall Wright.

    Those guys DON’T suck!

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