Tom Brady likes the maturity Brandin Cooks has shown so far

AP

The Patriots have plenty of adjustments to make offensively, but quarterback Tom Brady likes the way newcomer Brandin Cooks is fitting in.

During his weekly interview on WEEI, Brady said Cooks’ preparation has been evident, and appreciated.

I’ve been so impressed with his professionalism. For a 23-year-old, he has a maturity about him that, for our team and our offense, is so critical to your development,” Brady said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “It’s not like we’re satisfied if you go out and catch three or four passes. We expect to perform at a championship level every day. For a 23-year-old to understand that and to buy into that, and then to work at that level, has been very impressive from my standpoint.

“Being around a lot of young receivers, that’s one thing that’s probably held a lot of people back. Brandin, I just love working with him and [I’m] excited for him this year. He’s been out there every day. It’s taken a lot to get to this point.”

After the season-ending knee injury to Julian Edelman, the offensive plan was obviously impacted. But Cooks walked in the door understanding what was expected of him.

So if he’s already made an impression on Brady, it indicates that some level of trust could come sooner rather than later.

31 responses to “Tom Brady likes the maturity Brandin Cooks has shown so far

  1. Should see the cheater comments soon. Does Cooks now become a cheater? Does he lose cheater status if he goes to another team? So many questions!

    Now that we’ve covered that, I’ll be interested to see if Brady can utilize Cooks’ abilities to their utmost. I haven’t been particularly impressed with his ability to deliver a long ball as quickly as he should. Seems like he’s winding up a bit more from what little I’ve seen in preseason. Too much arc= more picks.

  2. I’m already pretty confident Brady & Cooks will be a dynamic combo….. NOW I’m excited to see how fast, if at all, Dorsett can grasp the system….. Hopefully he’s geared to put in the extra time & effort to get caught up with the rest of the WR’s by mid season…..
    Hogan, Cooks, Dola, GRONK, Allen, & Dorsett along with the backfield they now have looks pretty exciting & explosive!!!
    Go Pats!!!

  3. With Edleman down, TB12 needs to pump up both Cook and Hogan. They are his #1 and #2 WRs. Amendola will play +/-8 games this year. His body just won’t take the punishment. I hope White has a break out year because the Pats need it.

  4. Just wait until there’s a game he doesn’t get the ball. Then the chirping will begin. Dude didn’t have a catch in a game where his team scored 49 points, and he whined like Nancy Kerrigan about not getting the ball.

  5. Bob says:
    September 5, 2017 at 1:21 pm
    Just wait until there’s a game he doesn’t get the ball. Then the chirping will begin. Dude didn’t have a catch in a game where his team scored 49 points, and he whined like Nancy Kerrigan about not getting the ball.
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    Firstly, he had 1203 yds last year (1173 rec, 30 rush) so I’m sure he’ll manage a few with Brady throwing. Secondly, how often do you hear a Patriot player complain about his team? The ONLY one I can recall since Belichick was Moss (and Revis but that was just a snipe after he left) and both guys later publicly regretted and apologized. Meanwhile, your team prob has 2 guys loudly complaining every month – most teams do.

  6. Bob says:
    September 5, 2017 at 1:21 pm
    Just wait until there’s a game he doesn’t get the ball. Then the chirping will begin. Dude didn’t have a catch in a game where his team scored 49 points, and he whined like Nancy Kerrigan about not getting the ball.

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    Brady to Mike Vrabel:

    ‘Mikey, if you ever wave your f—in’ hands and ask for the ball again, I’ll never throw it to you. I know who’s open. I’m the quarterback, I’ll throw it to whoever the f— I want!’

    If Cooks whines he won’t see the ball and he’ll be traded, just like Moss was when he started to yap once in 2009.

    Brady is the boss.

  7. Cooks did great in NO and he will be great in NE. Micheal Thomas beat Cooks out as the #1 which is not easy to do. Larger catch radius and physicality vs. thoroughbred speed. Would have been nice to keep both of them, but the O-line needed help. Brady and Brees aren’t Spring chickens so they have to be kept clean.

  8. Bob says:
    September 5, 2017 at 1:21 pm
    Just wait until there’s a game he doesn’t get the ball. Then the chirping will begin. Dude didn’t have a catch in a game where his team scored 49 points, and he whined like Nancy Kerrigan about not getting the ball.

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    According to whom?

  9. lengai says:
    September 5, 2017 at 1:38 pm
    Cooks did great in NO and he will be great in NE. Micheal Thomas beat Cooks out as the #1 which is not easy to do. Larger catch radius and physicality vs. thoroughbred speed. Would have been nice to keep both of them, but the O-line needed help. Brady and Brees aren’t Spring chickens so they have to be kept clean.

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    This is baloney. I personally saw both Cooks and Thomas scrimmage the Pats in WV in August of 2015.

    Thomas is good, but he is no Cooks.

    You had to deal him because he was coming due for a new deal and you’re rebuilding in cap hell because of that awful GM, Mickey Loomis.

  10. .
    If former Pat and current Saint WR , Austin Carr, turns out to be a player then New Orleans made a very good deal for themselves
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  11. Thomas is good, but he is no Cooks.
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    Cooks tends to back down from contact by falling down or going out of bounds. Cooks doesn’t try for the extra yard not the trait of a great team player. Thomas brings on the contact and fights for every last yard and has a bigger catch radius. Nuff said.

  12. factschecker says:
    September 5, 2017 at 12:39 pm
    Can you smell what the Goat is Cookin’?
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    Not from here, but it’s a fair bet avocado is involved. 😛

    /apologies to The Rock

    I expect Carr to do well in NO, Payton has a great schematic mind. Probably why they can let guys like Stills and Cooks go and still have a yardage eating offense.
    I admit, when I read that Cooks complained,I worried a little about his fit with the Pats because that doesn’t play there either. Belichick isn’t handicapped with a terrible GM like Payton is though, so he’ll make sure Cooks is gone quick if he cries in NE.

  13. Brady will make them all look GREAT… That’s just what he does year in & year out….. Takes a nobody & turns them into a star & takes stars & turns them into superstars…. Just ask Moss….. Can you imagine how many records Brady & Moss would have set if they had played together from start to finish….. Good lord!!!

  14. I saw Cooks interviewed for the first time last week. Extremely articulate and well educated. No wonder the Pats wanted him he has the IQ to pick up the offense and should be a great combo with Brady.

  15. harrisonhits2 says:
    September 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm
    I saw Cooks interviewed for the first time last week. Extremely articulate and well educated. No wonder the Pats wanted him he has the IQ to pick up the offense and should be a great combo with Brady.

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    I bet he has an interest in the bridges you say Tomlin is selling. He must be smart?

  16. harrisonhits2 says:
    September 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm
    I saw Cooks interviewed for the first time last week. Extremely articulate and well educated. No wonder the Pats wanted him he has the IQ to pick up the offense and should be a great combo with Brady.

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    Yep. Cooks was also miserable in NOs with that putrid defense. He now plays for an immediate winner and got out of that old, crappy dome down in NOs.

  17. “tylawspick6 says:
    September 5, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    …Thomas is good, but he is no Cooks.

    You had to deal him because he was coming due for a new deal and you’re rebuilding in cap hell because of that awful GM, Mickey Loomis.”
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    I’m happy you got to watch a scrimmage. I go by what happens in games. Thomas became Brees’ go to guy over Cooks last season, and I doubt Loomis asked him to depend more on Thomas because of Cook’s contract. The Saints’ have plenty of cap room to re-sign Cooks. They have a couple of blazers and got 2 1st round picks to improve the team in areas of need, WR is not one of them. Cooks will light it up in NE.

  18. Cooks is not considered a bona fide number one WR. Just bc he’s now with the Pats makes no difference. Thomas > Cooks

  19. He now plays for an immediate winner and got out of that old, crappy dome down in NOs.
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    Super Dome made the Top 5 NFL stadiums list.

  20. Brady will make them all look GREAT… That’s just what he does year in & year out….. Takes a nobody & turns them into a star & takes stars & turns them into superstars…. Just ask Moss

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    Brees throws for more yards than anyone. I doubt he’ll look so much better with Brady…gasp!

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