Bill Belichick says Brandin Cooks never takes a play off, even in practice

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick traded a first-round draft pick for receiver Brandin Cooks in March, thinking from what he had seen of Cooks on Sunday that the trade was a good deal. But now that Belichick has seen what Cooks does every other day of the week, he really likes the player he acquired.

Asked today what he likes best about Cooks, Belichick mentioned what Cooks does day in and day out in practice.

“He’s a hardworking kid, very coachable. He’s out there every day,” Belichick said. “I don’t know if he’s even missed a play. I meant at practice. I mean, he runs 60 yards down the field, comes back and gets in the huddle and runs another one. He’s got great stamina.”

Cooks emerged as the Patriots’ No. 1 wide receiver in his first season with the team, and that work ethic is a big part of why Belichick is so glad to have Cooks in New England.

22 responses to “Bill Belichick says Brandin Cooks never takes a play off, even in practice

  1. Big praise, Cooks! BB usually spends more time complimenting the next opponent than anyone else.

    I predict this kid will play big this postseason. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see him go: 8 catches for 165 yds and 2 TDs on Saturday.

  2. Cooks certainly has demonstrated a lot of the traits Belichick has admired in the past. Excellent trade and I love the fact he is not the typical receiver diva we have come to see at that position.

  3. Nobody said “Brady did not have any weapons”it’s just when he loses some weapons the Patriots do not fall apart like most teams do.See KC,cowboys,steelers,ravens.The Patriots this year are in second in terms of players lost to injury but the #1seed.Then look at the defensive players lost and look at how many points they have given up.Do you people know how to proof read or do you just get excited when you put alot of letters together and then hit post comment.

  4. .
    The Patriots and Saints made a trade that was beneficial for both squads. New England received Cooks who has been their best receiver. New Orleans received a first rounder which they parlayed into starting RT Ryan Ramczyk. It’s doubtful that either team would like a do over.
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  5. Very glad Bill picked up Cooks. But to be fair the reason he’s probably the leading wideout this season instead of #2 is that Edelman was injured.

    On the other hand if Edelman can get back on the field next season and be effective then Cooks will be able to run all the more wild.

  6. I actually think a Saints-Patriots Super Bowl would be the most compelling of all the current possible outcomes, given the close ties and trades between the teams, and how it would make Goodell persona non grata within 50 miles of the place.

  7. mikespillane337 says:
    January 11, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    Nobody said “Brady did not have any weapons”it’s just when he loses some weapons the Patriots do not fall apart like most teams do.See KC,cowboys,steelers,ravens.
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    Clearly you don’t even watch football. The Ravens never even had weapons to lose.

  8. and cooks can believe it if belichik says it. to have possibly the goat coach complimenting you like that! that’s even better than mccarthy stubbornly standing behind hundley.

  9. Justblametrump…395 points scored came from somewhere(compared to Pittsburghs 406)…..almost 25 per game,top 10 in league.By the way the ravens were added in my post based on last year when heribo was complaining about injuries to his TEs.

  10. I’m excited to see what the Pats can do with all of their weapons next year – Cooks, Edelman, Hogan, Gronk, Lewis, White, etc.

    That’s going to be a fun team to watch, hopefully they can all stay healthy!

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