Brandin Cooks feels he left a lot of meat on the bone last season

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Wide receiver Brandin Cooks had a promising rookie season end early because of a broken thumb, but showed in 2015 that there were no lingering issues as a result of the injury.

The 2014 first-round pick caught 84 passes for 1,138 yards and nine touchdowns to pace the Saints’ passing game and a repeat of that kind of production would likely work out well for New Orleans in 2016. Cooks isn’t looking for a repeat performance, however.

“I’m extremely confident and extremely excited,” Cooks said, via the team’s website. “Last year was an OK season in my book. I left a lot of meat out there on the bone. For that to be a 1,000-yard season, I’m so excited about what I can do this year just from getting smarter as a player, knowing how defenses are going to cover me.”

Cooks is entering his third season, but he’s the most experienced member of the receiving corps with Marques Colston leaving the team this offseason. That should make his performance even more important to the Saints as they try to find their way back to the right side of .500 this season.

4 responses to “Brandin Cooks feels he left a lot of meat on the bone last season

  1. Mock my words:

    Cooks is going to have an Antonio Brown type season this year.

    Actually watch this kid play. He is uncoverable running posts and straight line routes. Way too fast for most CBs.

  2. saints12013 says:
    Jun 14, 2016 3:45 PM

    Mock my words:

    Cooks is going to have an Antonio Brown type season this year.

    Actually watch this kid play. He is uncoverable running posts and straight line routes. Way too fast for most CBs
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    Mock them, or mark them?

  3. Mock them, or mark them. Do whatever you want Brandin Cooks is gonna go bananas this year.

    And he’s probably gonna do it against your team. So actually “Mark” it down……

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