TE Jared Cook - New Orleans Saints
|6-6, 246||Born: 4-7-1987||College: South Carolina||Drafted: Round 3, pick 89 (2009)|
2018 Week 1 vs LAR (12 / 9 / 180 / 0 rec)
Cook took on a starring role against the Rams. His 180 receiving yards were the most for a tight end in Raiders history. The Rams played mostly man defense throughout the night, which left Carr to target whichever pass catcher had the most favorable one-on-one matchup. Most of the time, it was Cook matched up against a safety while Cooper and Nelson faced elite cornerbacks. Cook dominated from the first drive. He lined up in the slot on the first drive, caught a slant and sprinted past the safety for a 45-yard gain. Cook still has elite speed even at age 31. It was just the first of many big plays. Cook ran a deep out route and snagged a 28-yard reception along the sideline despite being held. He also had big gains of 11, 14, and 32 yards with the latter two coming on passes down the seam. Carr was intercepted twice while targeting Cook, however. The first came on an end zone target from 21 yards out. Cook ran a fade route and had a step on the defender but the ball was badly under thrown. The second came near the end of the game on a crossing route when Marcus Peters jumped the route and beat Cook to the spot.
2018 Week 2 vs DEN (4 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)
Cook was only targeted four times (none in the final 20 minutes) but looked great again. He held on despite taking a big hit on a short catch just shy of the end zone early and also showed his toughness on a powerful catch and run to open the second half. The biggest difference in his game this season compared to last season is that he seems to be playing with more physicality now. While it was a relatively quiet game, expect Cook to remain one of the primary weapons for the Raiders going forward.
2018 Week 3 vs MIA (6 / 5 / 31 / 0 rec)
Cook again played very well and came very close to having a big fantasy game. He twice caught red zone passes and nearly scored. The first came on a well-designed shovel pass on 3rd-and-goal from the nine. Cook had a hole up the middle and dove for the end zone but was ruled down inside the one. Cook later caught a 2nd-and-goal pass off of play action and dove to extend the ball into the end zone. It was initially called a touchdown but review showed the ball just short of the goal line when his knee hit the ground.
2018 Week 4 vs CLE (13 / 8 / 110 / 2 rec)
Cook was the best player on the field for the Raiders. He was consistently able to get open on underneath routes against the notoriously soft Cleveland defense, which drops the safeties way too deep. Cook's size and speed make him a mismatch against single coverage and he has also been doing a great job of finding the soft spots in zone coverage over the middle of the field. Cook scored an 8-yard touchdown on a simple play where he ran to the middle of the end zone and boxed out the defender so Carr could hit him on a back-shoulder throw. He also scored from seven yards out to tie up the game in the final seconds. It was a monster performance for Cook.
2018 Week 5 vs LAC (6 / 4 / 20 / 0 rec)
Cook had a quiet game but continues to be the go-to guy in the red zone, where he was targeted four times on Sunday On a 1st-and-goal from the 5 yard line, Carr tried to thread it in to him on a quick slant into the end zone despite double coverage, but the play was defended well. He went back to him on second down but again they couldn't connect. In the third quarter, Carr threw an end zone fade to Cook from the 18-yard line. Cook drew a pass interference penalty when the defender pushed him out of bounds while the ball was in the air. Carr picked up a 9-yard gain over the middle and was tackled at the 5-yard line on his fourth red zone target.
2018 Week 6 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
It was puzzling to see Cook targeted just twice. Especially since he has been playing so well. He showed his power pushing forward for an 8-yard gain on a 3rd-and-7 completion over the middle.
2018 Week 8 vs IND (5 / 4 / 74 / 1 rec)
Cook made a nice 10-yard catch in traffic over the middle on an early third down to get the Raiders offense moving. He did a nice job running after the catch on a 25-yard touchdown. A pump-fake to the outside froze the defense and helped Cook get wide open on a post route over the middle. He caught the ball in stride near the 10 yard line and was able to turn up field and split a pair of converging defenders to get into the end zone. Cook got behind the defense running a go route from the slot and caught it for a 30-yard gain, slowing and going low to make the catch. It would have been a 52-yard touchdown if Carr would have put more air under it.
2018 Week 9 vs SF (2 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Cook had an 11-yard catch and run down the right sideline on the opening play of the game. He also had a 9-yard grab over the middle to pick up a first down on 3rd-and-6 midway through the second quarter. Those were his only two targets on the day.
2018 Week 10 vs LAC (9 / 4 / 52 / 0 rec)
Cook had a bad 3rd-down drop on a crossing route that forced the Raiders to settle for a field goal early in the game. He was barely targeted until late in the third quarter but became the go-to guy late in the game. He caught a dump off on third and long, made a man miss but still came up well short of the line to gain. The next drive, he made a nice 3rd-down catch in traffic to keep the chains moving. He got open down the seam for a 31-yard gain, showing the speed that makes him the best offensive weapon on a bad roster.
2018 Week 11 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 31 / 1 rec)
On the opening possession of the game, Cook lined up out wide on the right and ran a slant and go. The corner bit hook, line, and sinker on the slant and Cook got wide open for an easy 23-yard touchdown catch. Cook had a drop on a 3rd-down out route to stall a drive. It wouldn't have been an easy catch but definitely one he should have made.
2018 Week 12 vs BAL (5 / 2 / 32 / 1 rec)
Cook had a bad drop along the sideline but Carr went right back to him on a very similar route the very next play and Cook was able to haul it in and explode up the field for a 16-yard gain. Cook made an impressive 25-yard diving catch down the sideline but he was flagged for pushing off. Cook made a spectacular grab for a 16-yard touchdown. He was open on a wheel route down the sideline but Carr threw a bad ball low and outside. Cook had to fall on his back and reach out with one hand to pull It in.
2018 Week 13 vs KC (8 / 7 / 100 / 1 rec)
Cook caught a 12-yard pass over the middle. He powered through a couple of defenders to pick up a few extra yards at the end. Cook showed tremendous hands, extending high while in full stride to pull in a fast ball from Carr along the sideline and then turning it up for a 29-yard gain. Cook picked up 20 yards on a catch down the right sideline, hurdling the first defender and stiff-arming the second to pick up a few extra yards at the end of the play. Cook picked up another big chunk gain on a 24-yard touchdown pass. He lined up in the slot and ran straight down the seam, running away from the linebacker in coverage to get wide open in the center of the end zone.
2018 Week 14 vs PIT (10 / 7 / 116 / 0 rec)
offense. Cook's longest gain of the day came on the second offensive snap. He ran a go route down the sideline and made a nice over the shoulder grab, holding on despite a hit from the safety for a 30-yard gain. The very next play, Cook hauled in a 19-yard gain on a slant route to get Oakland into the red zone. The Raiders were often able to get Cook lined one-on-one with Steelers safety Morgan Burnett and Cook was able to dominate the matchup. He was able to get huge separation on some of his slant and out routes.
2018 Week 15 vs CIN (5 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Cook lined up outside one-on-one with a safety and ran a go route down the right sideline. He had a step on the defender but the throw was too far outside for him to make a play on the ball. Cook picked up 13 yards on a slant lined up wide out left versus safety Shaun Williams.
2018 Week 16 vs DEN (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Cook caught a pair of short swing passes in the first quarter and then wasn't able to come up with the ball on a slant route. He also drew a pass interference penalty early in the second quarter but was a complete afterthought the rest of the way.
2018 Week 17 vs KC (5 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Cook's season ended in disappointing fashion. Carr mostly looked to Jordy Nel-son on the quick slant routes Cook has had success with this season. Carr was ex-tremely frustrated with Cook on an early interception. With Cook facing single cover-age on the outside, Carr audible from a run play into a quick slant but Cook missed the hand signal. He jogged off the line to block the defender and never even looked at the quarterback. Carr ended up throwing the slant and Cook could only watch in confusion as the safety stepped in front of him, picked it off, and took it the other way for a touchdown. Cook also looked to be the intended target on Carr's second inter-ception. He ran a crossing route and Carr never saw the linebacker who dropped in front of the route. Cook also lost some snaps to Darren Waller. With Cook heading into free agency, the Raiders may choose to go with the younger, cheaper option and allow Cook to finish off his career elsewhere.
2017 Week 1 vs TEN (5 / 5 / 56 / 0 rec)
Cook looks to be the clear third target in the Raiders passing game. He was outstanding in his Oakland debut. Cook showed the wide receiver-like skills on his first two catches, easily separating from overmatched linebackers. His third catch was over the middle against tight coverage and Cook showed the hand strength to hold on and pull the ball in while a defender tried to knock it from his grasp. Cook's fourth catch came on a short crossing route as the clock ticked down in the first half and put the Raiders into field goal range. If he continues to show reliable hands and playmaking ability, Cook has TE1 fantasy upside.
2017 Week 2 vs NYJ (6 / 4 / 25 / 0 rec)
Cook continues to impress as the Raiders #3 option in the passing game. He did most of his damage against the Jets on short passes where he was able to turn upfield and use his run-after-the-catch ability. Cook nearly had a big fantasy day. He was wide-open for what should have been a 56-yard touchdown but, with pressure in his face, Carr bounced it at Cook's feet.
2017 Week 3 vs WAS (6 / 4 / 43 / 1 rec)
If there was a bright spot for the Raiders offense, it was the continued strong play of Jared Cook. He had 43 of the Raiders 118 receiving yards. Cook made the only big play of the game, with a 21-yard touchdown on the second play after a Washington fumble set Oakland up in the red zone. He initiated contact with the linebacker over the middle, subtly pushed off as he broke open to the outside. Cook caught the ball, turned upfield and made an athletic play to dive and extend the ball just over the inside of the pylon as he flew out of bounds. He also caught a couple short passes over the middle.
2017 Week 4 vs DEN (8 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)
Cook wasn't able to get much going. He had a little separation on a route deep down the right sideline but Carr threw it too far to the inside. Cook's long gain came deep down the seam on a fourth-quarter pass floated perfectly by EJ Manuel. Cook had two opportunities for 20-yard touchdown catches from Manuel later in the drive. The first was down the right sideline. Despite double coverage, Manuel placed the ball perfectly along the side of the end zone and Cook was unable to come up with the difficult catch despite the ball hitting his hands. The second opportunity was down the seam on third down. Cook had a chance to make a sliding catch but it would have been a spectacular play with the safety closing hard.
2017 Week 5 vs BAL (6 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Cook had a rough day. On the Raiders third offensive play, Jared Cook caught a short screen pass and fumbled. The ball was picked up and returned for a touchdown that put the Raiders down 14-0 early in the first quarter. He also had a couple costly drops in the second half. Cook has tantalizing talent but continues to have bouts of inconsistency and poor play that keep him from emerging as a top tight end.
2017 Week 6 vs LAC (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
It was a quiet day for Cook who was tied for fourth on the team in targets. He drew a 12-yard pass interference penalty late in the first half. He had a step on his defender and could have had a big gain if he wasn't grabbed. He made a strong 7-yard catch through contact to convert a key third down.
2017 Week 7 vs KC (7 / 6 / 107 / 0 rec)
While Amari Cooper will get the most attention for hist monster game and Michael Crabtree scored the game-winner, Cook was quietly one of the offensive MVPs for the Raiders. His size and speed was a mismatch over the middle of the field and he made a number of huge catches in key spots. Cook had a nice 13-yard catch and run on 3rd-and-10 to keep a fourth quarter scoring drive alive. Cook also made two of the biggest plays of the game on the game-winning drive as time expired. On 4th-and-11, he bullied his way inside of the defender on a slant route and pulled in a 13-yard reception to keep the Raiders hopes alive. Cook then made a leaping 28-yard catch down the sideline that was ruled a touchdown on the field. Upon review, it was determined he came down inches shy of the goal line.
2017 Week 8 vs BUF (5 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
Cook was again a reliable target for Carr and remains the third option in the passing offense behind Crabtree and Cooper. His biggest gain came on a quick slant from the slot for 17 yards. He was tackled down on the play inside the 5-yard line.
2017 Week 9 vs MIA (9 / 8 / 126 / 0 rec)
Cook was far and away the top target in the Oakland offense on Sunday night. The first six passes thrown to Cook were each caught for gains of at least 10 yards. He had grabs of 35 and 14 yards on the opening drive of the game to convert 3rd-and-long chances and keep the chains moving. Cook caught a 10-yard pass later on the drive to get the team into the red zone. Cook had back-to-back penalties but made up for it with a difficult 11-yard reception on the next play to get back most of the yardage lost. Cook was able to succeed against a multitude of coverages. He found soft spots in the zone over the middle of the field to pick up big yardage on two separate occasions. He also used his freakish size/speed combination to defeat man coverage and win one-on-one matchups.
2017 Week 11 vs NE (5 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
Cook caught a deep out for 26 yards early in the game but was rarely targeted after that. He was open for a solid gain on one pass but it was tipped at the line and fell way short of reaching him.
2017 Week 12 vs DEN (5 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Cook almost made a spectacular catch for a 1-yard touchdown. Against tight coverage he stabbed one hand out and was able to bring the ball into his body along the back line of the end zone. The play was initially ruled a touchdown but overturned on review because the ball was still moving when Cook rolled out of bounds and he never had full possession before he went out.
2017 Week 13 vs NYG (5 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Cook had a tough day with a pair of drops. Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper were both out, so Cook often lined up as an outside wide receiver matched up against a cornerback. Due to this, he wasn't able to take advantage of mismatches against linebackers like he often does. Cook lined up out wide and beat the corner jam to get inside positioning on the slant route for a short catch. He dropped a short comeback route when lining up at wide receiver.
2017 Week 14 vs KC (6 / 5 / 75 / 1 rec)
Cook was a non-factor until the fourth quarter. He pulled in gains of 14 and 18 yards on out routes from the slot to get the Raiders offense rolling on the first fourth quarter touchdown drive. He capped the next drive off with a 21-yard touchdown catch on a nifty double move. He faked the slant and then spun the other direction to go deep over the middle.
2017 Week 15 vs DAL (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Cook had an 11-yard touchdown reception wiped off the board when he was called for offensive pass interference. He pushed off of Sean Lee before snagging the ball in the front of the end zone. The play pushed the Raiders back and helped lead to a missed field goal as time expired before halftime. Cook had a drop on a third-down out route.
2017 Week 16 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Cook had a quiet game despite playing 75% of the snaps. The run-heavy approach led to few downfield attempts by Carr.
2017 Week 17 vs LAC (4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Cook made some solid catches underneath but wasn't heavily targeted. He showed strong hands on a short sideline catch against excellent coverage.
2016 Week 1 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
After a very nice preseason which seemed to indicate Cook was going to see a lot of work from Aaron Rodgers, he saw very little work. Cook has consistently disappointed in the past and if we're to take anything from Week 1, it may be that it's going to happen again.
2016 Week 2 vs MIN (6 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
Cook saw more snaps and more targets but still is an afterthought in the offense. Further, on one goal-line play he was supposed to block for Eddie Lacy and wandered through the hole, lost. Lacy gained a couple of yards, but a proper effort on blocking might have sprung him.
2016 Week 3 vs DET (3 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
The Packers wanted to get Cook more involved, but that was derailed early in the second quarter by an ankle injury which forced Cook from the game. On the play, the pass went off his shoulder pads and then he appeared to be tackled by a defender, with the Lions player landing on Cook's legs. Cook had a nice catch on a slant in the first quarter, and was targeted one other time before his injury, which is not believed to be season-ending.
2016 Week 11 vs WAS (11 / 6 / 105 / 1 rec)
The Packers have been waiting for Jared Cook to get healthy again, so he can serve as a vertical threat and a mismatch against linebackers and safeties down the middle of the field. It was a day filled with ups and downs. On the plus side was his touchdown in the fourth quarter. On the play, which began as a 1st and Goal on the 6-yard line, Cook ran a short slant and Rodgers hit him just as he crossed the goal line. Cook was jarred while he caught the ball but he did a good job hanging onto it for the score. That was not the case in the fourth quarter with just over three minutes left. On that play, a 2nd and 2 in Washington territory, Cook ran a short out route and quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw him an easy pass. Cook then turned upfield to get the first down, but as he crossed the first down marker, corner Josh Norman poked the ball out of the tight end's hands and it was picked up by Will Compton for Washington. It was the first turnover of the game. Washington marched down the field for a touchdown to go up to 42-24.
2016 Week 12 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
After a massive explosion in production last week, Cook wasn't relevant to the overall gameplan. He had a nice catch for a first down, dropped another reception when he was hit and was flagged for a false start.
2016 Week 13 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
After one catch for negative yardage, all of Cooks' other receptions went for first downs. There just weren't a lot of them as many of Aaron Rodgers targets went to Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson.
2016 Week 14 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Cook left the game with a chest injury but is expected to play next week. Since he missed the second half, he had a low-production day. Since Week 11, Cook has been inconsistent, and if the chest injury is something that lingers, he may continue to be that way.
2016 Week 15 vs CHI (8 / 6 / 85 / 0 rec)
Apparently the Chicago Bears forgot Cook was on the team during the first half, as he tore them apart before they realized he was there and shut him down in the second. Cook had some huge chunk plays in that first half, though, catching balls for 27, 21 and 17 yard plays. His longest play came on his first one, the 27-yarder in the first quarter. The play came on a 3rd and 2, and Aaron Rodgers had to work to escape pressure. Cook was running down the left sideline and had just a step on coverage. Rodgers threw a desperation pass, which Cook did a really nice job of scooping off the turf for a big gain.
2016 Week 16 vs MIN (5 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Cook wasn't a huge part of the offense but had a beautiful reception down the sideline early in the fourth quarter. On the play, Trae Waynes had really good coverage on Cook, but Aaron Rodgers delivered the ball just over Waynes head, where Cook reached up and snatched the ball for a huge 30-yard catch. Earlier on, Cook could have had another great catch along the sideline, but failed to get both feet in bounds.
2016 Week 17 vs DET (8 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)
Cook saw solid targets for the third week in a row, though he wasn't always able to come down with them. He continues to play well enough to attract Aaron Rodgers' attention, but is a bit inconsistent. Rodgers toss him the ball on two short passes--one in the middle of the field which he turned and took for 24 yards, and one to the left which he was able to gain 15 yards on. The Lions had a hard time bringing him down when he got the ball in his hands on both plays.
2016 Week 18 vs NYG (9 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)
There was a great battle during parts of the game between Cook and safety Landon Collins, with Collins getting the better of Cook several times, including an early deep pass down the sideline which was a bit underthrown and Collins knocked away. Cook often seems hesitant to really fight for the ball, and had he come back a bit harder, he might have had a better shot at a catch. Cook also had a huge drop at the end of the first half. On the play, which would have put the Packers in field goal range but might not have left them with enough time to set up a kick or spike the ball, Cook got open on a seam route, but the ball popped out as soon as he got hit. Cook did make up for it a bit in the third quarter when he made a nice catch with a defender hanging on his back, and then bulled his way through several defenders for a first down. It's hard to say how involved Cook will be in the offense if Jordy Nelson (rib) is out for Dallas. The Packers leaned on Randall Cobb and Davante Adams far more in the second half, while Cook was targeted only twice.
2015 Week 1 vs SEA (6 / 5 / 85 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook was a reliable target for Nick Foles. During the second series on a 1st and 10, Cook caught a play action crossing route over the middle for 22 yards. Later in that drive, Cook was left unguarded on the left side of the field for an easy 19 yard reception. During the next series on a 2nd and 10, Cook caught a tight end screen pass for a 5 yard gain. He would have picked up more yardage if not for a shoestring tackle. Early in the second half, Cook caught a play action pass and was tacked on the three yard line after a 29 yard gain. He did not have a chance to get in the end zone as there were multiple Seahawk defenders.
2015 Week 2 vs WAS (7 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook was the main passing target for Nick Foles. During the opening series, Cook caught a play action pass for a 10 yard gain. He wasn't targeted again until later in the first half. Their timing was off a few times during the game mainly due to plays not having the time to properly develop. On the fifth series of the game, Cook dropped a tight end screen pass. On the next series on a 3rd and 7, Cook dropped a catchable ball on a comeback route. Before halftime on a 3rd and 10, Cook made a 13 yard reception to the Redskins 31 yard line. Time expired before the Rams were able to spike the ball. After the Rams cut the lead to 17-10 in the 3rd quarter, Cook took a 15 yard facemask penalty on 1st down. This penalty stopped any momentum the Rams had gained from the Britt touchdown.
2015 Week 3 vs PIT (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook was the top target the first two weeks but that was not the case in Week 3. Cook had zero targets in the first half. Late in the 3rd quarter on a 3rd and 10, Cook caught a curl route for an 8 yard gain. Late in the 4th quarter on a 1st and 10, Cook missed a reception that went through his hands.
2015 Week 4 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook was heavily targeted in the first half. Midway through the 2nd quarter on a 2nd and 7 from the St. Louis 23 yard line, Cook caught a slant route for a 12 yard gain. Later in the drive on a 1st and 10 from the Arizona 18 yard line, Cook caught a TE screen for an 8 yard gain. A couple of plays later on a 3rd and 4, Cook couldn't come up with a jump ball in the right corner of the end zone.
2015 Week 5 vs GB (6 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook had a disappointing day only registering one reception. Late in the 4th quarter on a 3rd and 7, Cook caught a crossing route for an 8 yard gain.
2015 Week 7 vs CLE (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook only made a couple of receptions but one of them was costly. Late 2nd quarter on a 2nd and 11 from the Cleveland 32 yard line, Cooks made a reception on a crossing route over the middle. He fumbled on the play as he was caught from behind resulting in a turnover.
2015 Week 8 vs SF (3 / 2 / 57 / 0 rec)
Early 2nd quarter on a 2-point conversion, Cook ran to the back of the end zone and went up for a jump ball completing the conversion. Late 2nd quarter, Cook ran a comeback route for an 8 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Cook found an opening in the middle of the field. After making the reception, Cook broke two tackles and ran toward the end zone before being tackled from behind at the 3 yard line. The play ended up being a 51 yard reception.
2015 Week 9 vs MIN (3 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook was quiet with only one reception. Late 4th quarter, Cook ran a crossing route and made a reception for 10 yards.
2015 Week 10 vs CHI (3 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook had 2 receptions for 35 yards. On the first play from scrimmage, Cook caught a TE screen pass. On the play, he ran for a 29 yard gain. Late 2nd quarter, Cook ran an out-route for a 6 yard reception.
2015 Week 11 vs BAL (6 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook had 4 receptions on 6 targets for 31 yards. Late 1st quarter, Cook ran a vertical-route and helped to draw a 49 yard pass interference penalty. Early 3rd quarter, Cook ran an out-route for a 7 yard reception. Early 4th quarter, Cook ran a comeback-route for a 16 yard reception. A couple of plays later, Cook caught a screen pass for 4 yards. Late 4th quarter, Cook caught another screen pass for 4 yards.
2015 Week 12 vs CIN (6 / 4 / 58 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook had 4 receptions on 6 targets for 58 yards. Mid 1st quarter, Cook ran a curl-route and made a 16 yard reception. Early 2nd quarter, Cook ran a fade-route for a 7 yard reception. Early 3rd quarter, Cook ran a curl-route for a 10 yard reception. Early 4th quarter, Cook ran a slant-route for a 25 yard reception.
2015 Week 13 vs ARI (9 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook had 3 receptions on 9 targets for 22 yards. Early 2nd quarter, Cook ran a crossing-route for a 9 yard gain. Mid 2nd quarter, Cook made a 3 yard reception on a screen-pass. Early 4th quarter, Cook ran a crossing-route for a 10 yard gain.
2015 Week 14 vs DET (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook had 1 reception on 1 target for 11 yards. Late 2nd quarter, Cook ran an out-route for a 11 yard reception.
2015 Week 15 vs TB (6 / 4 / 64 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook had 4 receptions on 6 targets for 64 yards. Mid 2nd quarter on 3rd and 5, Cook ran an out-route for a 17 yard reception. A few plays later, Cook ran a curl-route for a 7 yard gain. On the play, Cook would not go down as 6 defenders tried to gang tackle him before being driven out of bounds. Mid 3rd quarter, Cook ran a vertical-route up the seam for a 25 yard reception. A couple of plays later, Cook ran a curl-route for a 15 yard reception.
2015 Week 16 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook had 1 reception on 2 targets for 5 yards. Late 1st quarter on a 3rd and 5, Cook ran an out-route for a 5 yard first down reception.
2014 Week 1 vs MIN (8 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)
Cook seemed better adjusted to the offense than a year ago. He opened the game with a 19 yard reception across the middle from Shaun Hill. In the second half, Davis hit Cook on a playaction pass for a 10 yard first down. Then Davis threw a lob and Cook was manhandled by the defender, but still jumped up and made an impressive 26 yard reception. Cook wouldn't be Cook if he didn't make a bonehead play or two, and one was an offensive pass interference penalty that stalled another 2nd half drive. If the Rams have any chance this year, they need Cook to provide big-play ability in the center of the field. Perhaps in this game there was a glimmer of hope.
2014 Week 2 vs TB (4 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
At the start of the 2nd half, the Rams were backed up in their own endzone. Austin Davis showed no fear of the endzone, and threw it down the left sideline in the air. Cook made a great adjustment on the ball that was thrown at his back shoulder, coming down with the 22 yard reception. Cook is another potential sleeper for ST. Louis as the season goes along. Last year Cook disappeared quite a bit. This season, he seems involved. Sure, his numbers aren't eye-popping, but he has 4 receptions in both of the first games. If he can actually become a consistent threat in the middle of the field, this will prove to be a very valuable tool for the QB, because last year Cook seemed to struggle with the offense and rarely made himself a part of the gameplan. Last season, he only had back-to-back 4 reception games once. This season he started out with 4 in the first two weeks. Keep an eye on him. IF he gets consistent, he could be a top ten TE.
2014 Week 3 vs DAL (9 / 7 / 75 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Cook had a quite first half, but then exploded for a huge second half. In the first, he just missed a long bomb down the right sideline, which was called back due to a penalty. In the second, Cook dropped a perfectly thrown pass, after making a beautiful cut to get wide open. The drop cost the Rams 4 points, as they settled for a field goal. Later on, the Cowboys played back as they were up two scores. In this defensive formation, they were trading yards for time, and Cook ate them alive. On the drive that ended in a Pettis TD, Cook had catches for 9 yards, 18 yards and 16 yards. On each play, he was barely covered, and Davis hit him each time. So after a 7 catch, 75 yard game, following two solid opening games, Cooks is officially breaking out, right? Well, not so fast. Late in the game Cook was seen shoving Austin Davis on the sideline for some reason. Although he later apologized, we'll see if this problem ends up affecting his targets in any way. Whether it does or doesn't, Cook is thus far performing quite well in 2014, finally.
2014 Week 5 vs PHI (10 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)
Cook continued to play a big role as a safety valve for Davis. He is almost impossible to guard coming across the middle, as he uses his speed to easily outrun linebackers, and his big frame gives his QB's a big target. However, Cook just missed having 2 big plays in this game, ironically on the Rams first and last play. On their first series, Davis saw Cook deep downfield and Davis missed him by a foot or so. He had broken wide open. Then on the final play of the game, Cook again broke free of his defenders and was wide open. Unfortunately, Davis never saw him and threw it to Quick. Cook also dropped one pass in the first half, as Davis lofted a ball to him on 3rd and 15. Cook had the ball right in his hands, but couldn't quite keep ahold of the ball. Cook is far more consistent than last year. He's a tight end who is probably on the waiver wire in a lot of leagues, and is the perfect bye-week fill-in. He has been very consistent and is getting a lot of looks in the pass-happy Rams offense.
2014 Week 6 vs SF (11 / 4 / 74 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook seems to have caught the Mark Ingram anger disease. He's playing angry and looking better and better with each passing week. Cook started the game catching a slant over the middle, blowing past the linebackers as he usually does, and running for 42 yards down the left sideline. On the next possession, Cook ran an out, Davis threw it up, and Cook came down with it. Cook's best play of the night came late in the 2nd half, though it didn't count. He ran a shallow cross, caught the ball, and then violently broke tackles and dragged defenders for a 21 yard gain. Somehow he was called for offensive pass interference. His coach later said that the team never overcame this penalty, and it was a huge momentum swing, especially combined with the ensuing Lloyd 80 yard TD. But this was an angry, violent run by Cook. If he keeps this up, watch out! Cook also had a chance for a possible TD late in the game as the Rams were driving, but he was overthrown while running to the sideline deep in 49er territory. Cook is playing more consistent than he ever has, and should not be on waivers in any league format.
2014 Week 7 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Cook had an early 10 yard first down on a short pass over the middle that he turned into 10 yards. Then at the end of the game, Davis improvised and hit Cook in the flat for 9 yards on a little shovel pass as Seahawks harassed him. But aside from those plays, Cook didn't have the opportunities that have been coming his way so much this season. The three big targets that Davis has been relying on, soaked up defenders and Davis did a great job of not forcing things and throwing the ball to the open man. So Cook spent most of the day as a decoy, ending his string of solid fantasy performances.
2014 Week 8 vs KC (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Cook was not a factor in this game. You would think his size and speed would have allowed him to get a lot of short passes, but the Rams never designed plays for him, and he had one catch for minimal gain. The inconsistency of Jared Cook has returned.
2014 Week 9 vs SF (5 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Cook had a very quiet day. He had a 9 yard catch and run on a short comeback early in the game that went for a first down. But aside from that he was very quiet. You would think that Cook would be a safety valve for young Austin Davis, and that the Rams could get things going across the middle, matching Cook against linebackers, and letting him use his speed. But Cook was an after-thought in the passing game, as most of his fellow receivers were.
2014 Week 10 vs ARI (3 / 2 / 84 / 1 rec)
Jared Cook must really like playing against the Cardinals secondary. While this year's version was slightly more contained than Week 1 of last year, the story remained the same. Jared Cook streaking past a Cardinals safety for a long touchdown. The victim this week was rookie Deone Bucannon, who failed to press Cook at the line and was beaten badly for it. As Matt Hasselbeck, a former teammate, noted during the game, Cook appears faster with the ball in his hands than when running without it. Not only did he make an impressive over the shoulder catch in stride, but then was able to accelerate out of that, showing off his impressive athleticism. Cook had another impressive long catch and run of 41 yards later in the 3rd quarter, but a penalty during the run negated much of it pushing the Rams out of the red zone before eventually settling for a punt on the drive.
2014 Week 11 vs DEN (5 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
The heavy run game in the second half lessened the targets for everyone. But you have to think the experience of Hill will mean some solid targets for Cook over the next few weeks. That unfortunately, didn't happen against Denver. Cook caught 3 balls, and did show some physicality and desire on one 7 yard catch on the first possession after halftime. But for much of the game, the TE position was used to block for Tre Mason, and so Cook's opportunities were few and far between. It's still surprising that St. Louis doesn't make more of an effort to get Cook the ball deep downfield. Aside from Kenny Britt, there simply isn't another deep threat on the team. Cook has the speed and ability to make big plays downfield, and whether Shaun Hill opens that up in future weeks remains to be seen.
2014 Week 12 vs SD (9 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Cook caught 3 passes, all of them short passes over the middle. Cook has degenerated into a short yardage tight end, which is a shame when you consider his speed. But the Rams just aren't getting him the ball downfield, and his value as a tight end has plummeted as a result.
2014 Week 14 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 61 / 2 rec)
Cook had his biggest game of the year against a team that really struggles to guard the tight end. In the first quarter, Hill threw a ball to Cook over the middle, and Cook found himself absolutely wide open, and simply raced upfield and finished his TD by bowling over two converging defenders for a 35 yard TD. Cook scored another TD in the second half on a playaction pass at the one yard line. Cook slipped off the line, rolled into the corner and was absolutely all alone as Hill lobbed him one of the easiest TD's you'll ever see. Cook also made a nice catch in traffic for 16 yards on the game's opening drive, and likely would have had a huge day if the Rams had continued to pass the ball. Cook really needed a big game, as he's been struggling. Cook remains a strange TE, as his physical talents are obvious, but the consistent production is not. Based on history, there is no reason to think this performance will carry into future weeks. This likely was a result of playing a defense that struggles to guard tight ends.
2014 Week 15 vs ARI (8 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Cook wasn't a big part of the game. Towards the middle of the game, Cook and the tight ends had to do help in the blocking game, and Cook just wasn't able to get open or get many looks. He had a few short receptions, but nothing like the week 14 game against the Redskins. With all the different players the Rams try to get involved in their offense, and especially with the inefficiency they showed in keeping drives alive, Cook just hasn't been able to be consistently productive in this offense. It's a shame, because when he does get the ball this year, he looks really solid.
2014 Week 16 vs NYG (7 / 5 / 41 / 0 rec)
Cook was used as a safety valve for Shaun Hill. He had 5 catches, and none of them were longer than 12 yards. Cook has the speed to be used as a real weapon at TE, but unfortunately the qb problems continue to hamper him. In this game, the pressure forced Cook to stay in and block. When he did get targeted, the passes were short and used by Hill to unload the ball in the face of pressure. A better QB and a better offensive line could help Cook's numbers in 2015, but this year the numbers haven't really improved from a season ago.
2014 Week 17 vs SEA (7 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Cook got the majority of his yardage on a catch and run over the middle for 20 yards. He caught the ball and then broke a few tackles to get a positive gain. But as usual, just when Cook impresses you, he does something that causes you to shake his head. Late in the 4th, Cook broke open in the back of the endzone. The throw by Hill was on the high side, but still should have been caught by Cook. That drop really hurt the Rams and solidified a very average game for Cook.
2013 Week 1 vs ARI (10 / 7 / 141 / 2 rec)
The Rams did a great job of exploiting whichever unlucky defender was matched up on Cook. Cook runs faster than many receivers, as he showed on all of his big runs. On his 47 yard reception that he ultimately fumbled, Cook just ran past Dansby and Bradford hit him in stride. Yeremiah Bell was the victim in the 13 yard TD as he took a short pass and outran Bell to the pylon. Middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley had no chance at the end of the third quarter, as Cook streaked across the field and just outran him for another long gain. Interestingly enough, on the final go-ahead drive, the Cardinals matched Cook up against CB Jerraud Powers. Cook couldn't outrun Powers, but instead he made a great fake to the inside and then cut outside, took in the long reception and got a long gain that put the Rams into field goal position. So when he wasn't outrunning hapless linebackers and safeties, he was torching CB's with moves usually reserved for receivers. His obvious fumble was his lone mistake, and it loomed large for most of the game. But now with a week's worth of film, it will be interesting to see how coordinators gameplan to stop Cook and whether the double-team that he will surely draw will open things up for the rest of the offensive players on St. Louis
2013 Week 2 vs ATL (6 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Week 1 was great to Jared Cook. But this is not the first time Cook has exploded. Titans fans saw glimpses of his ability from time to time in Tennessee. But the problem with Cook has always been consistency. After the Falcons' game, the question will be swirling all week, as Cook was held to one catch. His solitary reception was a second quarter slant pass in which he caught the ball, made a defender miss and got upfield. Cook had two targets that it appears he was at fault on. On the first occasion, Cook broke deep and Bradford threw it to him. Cook has always seemed to struggle with timing on jump passes, and it appears he potentially could have caught this ball if he had just kept running. But Cook mis-timed the jump and the pass fell incomplete. Then later on in the game, Cook was bumped off his route, which was a simple out pattern. Cook made the cut, and then didn't aggressively continue with the route. Bradford's pass was out in front of him by a yard or two, but it was obvious that Cook didn't complete the route. However, much of Cook's lack of production was a product of the game plan. On many occasions in the second half, Cook went deep, and the Falcons stayed with him. The Falcons had a lead and didn't want it to evaporate quickly. Bradford kept moving the ball and kept things short. Pettis, Austin and Givens worked the middle of the field, and Cook drew defenders deep. So even though Cook made a few mistakes, the overall gameplan revolved around Bradford hitting the open man, and Cook played his part of decoy very well.
2013 Week 3 vs DAL (7 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
Cook was Mr. Invisible again in the first half. Of course in the first half, the Rams rarely had the ball, but it's notable that when the game was close, Cook wasn't a part of the gameplan. Why is this? It's hard to say. Of course when you get one first down in the first six series, it's tough to know what the gameplan would have been. Cook got his first catch at the end of the first half on a 9 yard slant pass. Facing a prevent defense, Cook was used in the second half against a looser Cowboy defense. He had a catch in the middle of the field and he turned it into a 19 yard gain. He also got into the spirit, dropping a pass on 4th and 20 that was right in his hands. It probably wouldn't have been a first down, but was another in a long day of drops for the receivers. Why Cook can't make himself a part of the playbook is probably due to the fact that he is unable to shake defenders early on. In the first game this year, most of his big gains came on slow-developing plays where he outran linebackers across the middle of the field. Bradford didn't have time for those types of plays in the first half, and Austin and Pead were the guys catching the passes underneath, not Cook.
2013 Week 4 vs SF (9 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Cook is atrocious at blocking. They might as well make him a wide receiver, and at times it appears that's what they are doing. Kendricks still plays quite a bit, and Cook lines up way outside on a number of occasions. Cook's night wasn't great. He had one long gain when Whitner dropped an interception and it fell right in Cook's hands for a long gain. Cook just isn't a tremendous route runner. If you look at the tape from the first game of the year, many of Cook's long gains were as a result of great protection. Cook would start at one side of the field, use his speed to gain separation on crossing routes or over-the-middle routes, and Bradford would hit him. But these routes were all slow to develop. Cook doesn't seem to possess the ability to quickly get free of defenders and get open. As the Oline is falling apart and Bradford is facing heavy pressure, Cook isn't able to help his QB out. Unfortunately he can't block either, so this is a lose-lose scenario for the Rams.
2013 Week 5 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Cook was noticeably receiving less playing time in the first half, in what perhaps was a bit of a wake-up call to the enigmatic TE. In the second half, he drew a long pass interference call on tight coverage as he tried to change directions and fell to the ground with the defender draped all over him. Cook then took a short pass across the middle, made a defender miss and got ahead for a 14 yard gain. When the year started, it looked like Cook was going to be the main target for Bradford. But as the season has progressed, the inconsistency that plagued him in Tennessee has returned, as has the poor blocking, and the inability to gain quick separation. Whether Cook takes this wake-up call seriously or not is a question to be answered next week.
2013 Week 6 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 45 / 0 rec)
Cook only had 2 receptions, but both of them were huge plays. The first catch didn't come until the 2nd half. Cook ran a mid-range out pattern on 3rd down, getting an 11 yard gain. Then later on the drive, Cook broke across toward the left side of the field, and Bradford hit him right as he was getting hit. Cook grabbed the reception, then turned on the jets, and got upfield for a 34 yard gain, showcasing that WR speed. Those were the only two receptions for Cook, who was often used as a decoy throughout the first half.
2013 Week 7 vs CAR (7 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Aside from his week one explosion, Cook has been a pretty major disappointment for the Rams. He isn't getting a lot of targets, and he isn't making many plays. 4 receptions for 33 yards is not the way to use a big, speedy target, but it is normal for Cook in his career. Cook's inability to be a consistent blocker keeps him off the field on a lot of running plays, which further limits his ability. Whether Clemens will look to Cook more than Bradford, is the big mystery. But at this point, Cook is just another guy. He's not doing anything spectacular, and not threatening the defense at all.
2013 Week 8 vs SEA (6 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Cook didn't get many looks early in the game, as the offense struggled badly. However, as Clemens settled down, he hit Cook across the middle for 3 completions in the second half. Cook is a big target and I would expect that Clemens will focus on Cook and Givens in the passing game. If Clemens is to have any success, he'll need Cook to step up. That being said, for some reason Cook's routes are all short curl routes. In the first game of the season, Cook was being used to stretch the field, and he ran slants where he would use his speed to break past linebackers and get open. For some reason, those days are gone, which is a shame because the Rams need some play-makers.
2013 Week 9 vs TEN (6 / 3 / 36 / 1 rec)
Cook had a very "Jared Cook" day. On the opening drive, he found himself matched against a DT, he ran an out, caught the ball and exploded ahead for 17 yards. However, then he disappeared for the remainder of the first half, aside from a dropped pass on the final drive of the half. In the second half, Cook finally came alive again with two big catches. One was a simple ten yard reception over the middle, and then he followed that up with a great catch between three defenders in the endzone for a 10 yard touchdown. Cook has the ability, but it's those long periods between receptions where he disappears that are concerning. Unfortunately, this has become the normal for Jared Cook. He's consistently inconsistent.
2013 Week 10 vs IND (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Cook had one reception, a 17 yard reception on single coverage in the 2nd half. At this point, Cook isn't worth starting in fantasy, as he's just too inconsistent. But he still has undeniable talent and will make some big plays, especially as defenses focus on Stacy, Austin and Givens.
2013 Week 12 vs CHI (5 / 4 / 80 / 1 rec)
As the Rams have morphed into a power running team, Cook has been stepping up and making the big plays that are needed on occasion in an offense of this type. On play-action, Cook was nearly unstoppable. On two occasions, he ran out, turned around and found that nice spot in the middle of the zone and made big receptions. The first reception was for a short TD, and the second one was in the second half for a huge 18 yard gain and a first down. Later on in the second half, Cook bailed out a scrambling Clemens by improvising and taking off toward the sideline. Clemens got him the ball and Cook's speed enabled him to blow past the linebackers and get 29 yards. Cook also drew a pass interference penalty on a fade pass early in the game. The penalty came on 3rd down, and the Rams punched it in on the next play. Ironically, as the Rams have begun throwing the ball less, Cook's numbers have gotten better. The Rams seem to be focusing on making use of his athletic ability, and he's making defenses pay.
2013 Week 13 vs SF (6 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
Cook had two drops early on that really hurt the passing game. Granted, both balls were thrown a bit poorly, but Cook has to make some plays at some point. He almost dropped a 3rd pass, as he bobbled it as he was slanting across the field. But he held on and got 20 yards, using that speed that continues to tantalize. Cook also had a 20 yard deep pass across the middle late in the game, but as with all the passing game yardage, this was on a 49er defense that was giving up receptions over the middle. When the game counted, Cook and the rest of the offense were completely ineffective.
2013 Week 14 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
Like much of the Rams offense, Cook was ineffective. Early on Clemens through a deep ball to Cook, and while it was behind him, he got both hands on it and was unable to come down with the reception. Cook's only real big play of the day was a meaningless 31 yard reception with no time remaining in the first half and the Cardinals only concerned with not giving up a TD. Cook remains a poor play in all formats, due to his inconsistency and his QB.
2013 Week 15 vs NO (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Cook only had one reception, an 8 yard gain on play-action. At this point, he's not inconsistent anymore, he's just not any good. If you take away the big first game, he's been a huge bust. There's no reason he should be started in any format.
2013 Week 16 vs TB (2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Cook got the ball on a quick slant, turned upfield and picked up 18 yards. Cook has a ton of speed, and is a mis-match against any linebacker in the league. Why he doesn't get more receptions is baffling. He just doesn't appear to be able to get himself involved in the gameplan enough, as he disappears with alarming frequency. At this point, he's nothing more than an occasional matchup problem for the defense. Certainly not a factor in fantasy.
2013 Week 17 vs SEA (7 / 5 / 30 / 1 rec)
On the first series of the game, Cook took a short pass and streaked upfield for 14 yards. Then he had a very quiet game until the final scoring drive. On that drive, he caught two passes for short yardage, including a 7 yarder in which he showed impressive power in fighting three guys to get a first down. Finally, Cook capped off the drive by running a quick out and catching a 2 yard TD. Overall, the 2013 season ends on a disappointing note for Cook. Expected to be a premier TE, Cook disappeared for long stretches of games, and the injury to Bradford didn't help things. His inability to block consistently kept Kendricks on the field, and there is no reason to think Cook will fair any better next year.
2012 Week 1 vs NE (6 / 4 / 64 / 0 rec)
Cook made the bulk of his yardage on two plays. On the second drive, Cook caught a well placed pass between three defenders and rumbled for 19 yards. Then in the 2nd half, Cook beat the zone, Locker made a great read, and Cook simply outran the linebacker for a great 35 yard gain. Cook has such great athleticism and speed for a tight end, and creates mis-matches all over the field. When Britt returns, Jake Locker is really going to have no excuses on offense, as he simply will have weapons everywhere in the passing game.
2012 Week 2 vs SD (6 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Along with the rest of the Tennessee offense, Cook had a very quiet afternoon. His first grab of the game came on a crossing route over the middle for a very minimal gain. He was targeted over the middle on the very next pass, but couldn't hang on. In fairness, it was from fairly close range and had a lot of zip on it. Later in the second half, he again made a short grab over the middle for a short pickup. And again, he dropped the next pass which hit him right in the hands. The San Diego defense did an effective job of keeping the Tennessee playmakers in front of them all game long, and Cook was no exception.
2012 Week 3 vs DET (4 / 4 / 77 / 1 rec)
Jared Cook caught 4 passes for 77 yards and one spectacular touchdown. Jared Cook's 61-yard touchdown grab was one of 4 scoring plays for the Titans that tallied at least 60 yards. For Cook's score, the tight end went up between 2 Lions defenders and grabbed a slightly underthrown ball from Locker. Cook then came down, shrugged both Lions tacklers and showed the speed to get to pay dirt. Unfortunately for Cook, he left the contest with a shoulder injury in the first half. Cook was seen on the sidelines in street clothes directly after halftime, and will undergo tests this week.
2012 Week 4 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Cook was targeted on short patterns and primarily lined up on the right side of the line of scrimmage. Cook's three catches were all intended to get him the ball quickly on the run in hope that he could create yardage after the catch. Cook's best catch came on a quick pass from Matt Hasselbeck where he was able to run down the seam and gain 25 yards and a first down. For the first time this season, Cook gave up some snaps to rookie Taylor Thompson and was removed from the field on a few occasions when the Titans went with a "big" lineup in an effort to establish the run.
2012 Week 5 vs MIN (8 / 5 / 37 / 1 rec)
Cook was targeted often between the hashmarks by quarterback Matt Hasselbeck against the Vikings. Despite having some success on quick slants and go routes in the middle of the field, Cook was unable to help create any space for the Titans running game to the middle of the field. Despite his immense physical talents, the Vikings rarely had trouble wrapping him up soon after he made the reception. Cook's best catch came on a late touchdown from ten yards out. On the play, Cook lined up split to the left and ran a go route up the left seam. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck threaded the ball between three defenders over Cook's right shoulder for the score.
2012 Week 6 vs PIT (4 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)
Cook made arguably the biggest play of the game when he ran a short crossing route from the offensive left side and turned it upfield for a big gain to set up the game-winning field goal. His usage pattern is still awkward, though, as he presents a significant mismatch with nearly anyone in the NFL trying to cover him. Cook played nearly every snap by my unofficial count, but it seems as if the team forgets about him for stretches of time. His size, hands, and speed, however, are an elite package of tools that can't be ignored by opposing defense and won't be ignored by his own offense much longer.
2012 Week 7 vs BUF (5 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Cook was targeted five times, third most on the team, but was only able to convert two of those targets into 37 yards. Cook's biggest play went for 29 yards and had him easily beating the much smaller George Wilson. Hasselbeck had forever in the pocket to wait for Cook to break free. Normally a victim to the TE, Buffalo did a nice job limiting Cook by letting Johnson run all over them. Cook did have what appeared to be a rather large drop on 4th down. It wasn't an easy catch to make in traffic, but one Cook will be expected to make if he is going to a bigger part of the Titan passing offense going forward.
2012 Week 8 vs IND (4 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)
With Cook apparently requesting a trade before the Thursday deadline, the Titans opened up the playbook a little and began running him on more horizontal routes against the Colts. Whereas Cook had primarily been running deep outs and go routes, he spent much of Sunday running drag routes and quick slants in the middle of the field in an effort to loosen up the Colts pass rush. He finished the day with three receptions including a 29 yard catch on a route deep down the right side of the field. On the play, Cook's breakaway speed was on display and he showed soft hands in bringing the ball in to his grasp despite close coverage by the Colts. He got behind the defense late in the fourth quarter, but Hasselbeck overthrew him under pressure.
2012 Week 9 vs CHI (5 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Cook has all the talent in the world, but just can't seem to find his way in the Titans offensive scheme. On one of his only two catches, he also compounded that problem with a fumble that really made the game a joke. Cook just can't seem to become that impact player that the Titans need him to be.
2012 Week 10 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 26 / 1 rec)
Although he was in on just 24 snaps yesterday, Cook still made the most of his time on the field by catching a 26-yard touchdown pass. The touchdown all but ended the game, so Cook saw very little time on the field after that, as the Titans were killing off the clock by running the ball. He also did add a drop, but the most concerning part of Cook's day is that he played the same amount of snaps as third string tight end Taylor Thompson. Obviously gameflow very much dictated this, but the fact that he asked for a trade before the trade deadline and it wasn't granted means he's not too happy with his role, but the coaching staff doesn't believe in him as a run blocker. While being gifted with all of the physical tools that a Jimmy Graham or Rob Gronkowski has, if he doesn't see the field on a consistent basis, it's hard to see him as a consistent player.
2012 Week 12 vs JAX (9 / 6 / 47 / 0 rec)
Cook had 6 receptions on Sunday against the Jaguars. He lined up both as a split end and as an in-line blocker and primarily ran quick outs and curls to the middle of the field. Like Kendall Wright, most of Cook's targets came on quick passes out of three-step drops or from the shotgun. He was rarely able to catch the ball at full speed which limited his ability to pick up yardage after the catch. Cook is a difficult matchup coming off the line of scrimmage but has not run many deep routes in recent weeks. The Titans appear interested in establishing a quick passing game and Jake Locker likes to throw to the middle of the field, limiting Cook's use of his ample speed in the open field.
2012 Week 13 vs HOU (12 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)
Cook finished the day with four receptions including a 25 yard gain in the first quarter that showed him use both his speed and strength to gain extra yards after the catch. Cook made a tough grab high in the air before turning upfield and powering his way to a large gain. Cook primarily lined up split to the left side and ran out patterns and curls to the outside against the Texans. Houston most often covered him with a safety when he ran too far from the line of scrimmage. Otherwise, the Texans' swarming linebackers were successful in wrapping up Cook soon after the reception on most of his catches.
2012 Week 14 vs IND (3 / 3 / 20 / 1 rec)
Cook's best catch came on an early 18 yard touchdown reception. On the play, Cook lined up split to the right and ran a go pattern to the middle of the field. He deftly cut to the middle of the endzone just as the safety committed to his route. As a result, both the safety and corner were caught behind Cook as he sprinted to the back of the endzone. The Jake Locker pass was slightly high but Cook was able to dive and pluck the ball out of the air for the first points of the game. Cook finished the day with two other short catches on screen passes that produced no yardage after the catch. At the moment, the Titans are splitting Cook out wide and leaving Craig Stevens in as a blocker at the tight end position. Cook is primarily running go routes and crossing patterns between the hash marks as well as quick screens.
2011 Week 1 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Cook was targeted four times against the Jaguars and on two of those plays the offense was whistled for a penalty before Cook could make the catch. Cook was lined up often in the slot and ran a number of routes down the seam. His route running was crisp but he had a number of double-move routes where he didn't have time to get open before Matt Hasselbeck had already thrown the ball. Cook's speed was evident and he created a number of mismatches for the Jaguars defensive backs. That said, Matt Hasselbeck did not find Cook early in his reads and seemed to think of his tight end almost as an afterthought. Adding to the problem was that the Titans didn't spend much time near the goalline (outside of Kenny Britt's touchdown reception) where Cook's size and strength could have been an advantage. Cook's best play came on special teams. As the Titans missed a 67 yard field goal to close the half, Cook ran downfield and made a stellar tackle on the Jaguar who had caught the missed field goal and brought it out of the end zone.
2011 Week 2 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Cook's leaping grab of a deep 33 yard pass showed off his athletic ability and big play potential. Other than that though, he didn't see a lot of action. Much is probably due to the fact that the offense seemed designed to exploit the cornerbacks. But for someone who was discussed all off-season as a potential playmaker, Cook has not seen the ball come his way very often. As always, you can't make assumptions this early. The focus that will definitely shift towards Britt, should leave Cook open. Hasselbeck is a savvy vet though, and he distributed the ball to the open man. At this point, it's important to point out that Cook hasn't been a focal point of the offense, but it's also important to point out that his athletic abilities will no doubt allow him to have big games over the course of the year.
2011 Week 3 vs DEN (2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Cook continued his disappointing 2011 season by posting only two receptions in a game where he should have had much more impact. The Denver defense was pass-rushing primarily up the middle and, combined with Kenny Britt's knee injury, Cook should have had plenty of opportunity and space to make an impact on the outside. Instead, Cook was held to two short receptions on out routes and watched as fellow tight ends Craig Stevens and Daniel Graham contributed a long reception and the game-clinching touchdown. Cook's biggest problem continues to be timing with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. When Cook is the first read in the progression, he is often able to make a short catch. But on plays where Hasselbeck doesn't see him for a few seconds it does not appear that the quarterback and Cook are in sync. On the one hand it is possible that this will improve over time. On the other hand, Cook's experience and immense physical talents should be showing at this point.
2011 Week 4 vs CLE (6 / 2 / 93 / 1 rec)
Cook finally produced for the Titans. He had an 80 yard touchdown that came on a crossing pattern where he used his speed to get between two defenders while running right to left. Once he received the ball, Cook was able to turn upfield at the sideline and seemed to benefit from the Cleveland safety taking a poor angle to the sideline. From there he simply outran the defense for the score. He also had a short 13 yard reception but was otherwise quiet as Matt Hasselbeck seemed determine to attack the deeper middle portions of the field.
2011 Week 5 vs PIT (9 / 4 / 59 / 0 rec)
Cook broke out last week against Cleveland and showed that he's a threat in the passing game. With the Steelers missing James Harrison, middle linebacker Lawrence Timmons shifted to outside, and veteran Larry Foote started in the middle with James Farrior. These two are much slower than they were in their heyday, and the natural thought coming into the game was the Cook could exploit that. While his statistics look like he had an alright game, half of Cook's receptions and yards (2 for 30) came on Tennessee's last drive of the game - one that began with 2:38 remaining in a 38-17 game. Cook has the talent and skill set to be one of the elite tight ends in the league, but Tennessee's game plans don't always include him. He's someone to watch at all times though due to plays like the one he made last week in Cleveland as they could happen at any time.
2011 Week 7 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 22 / 1 rec)
Although he only made a pair of catches, Cook made them count, particularly on his five yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. On the play, Cook lined up between two other receivers on the left side. He pushed his defender back and cut above the receiver on his left, heading towards the corner of the end zone. With a step on his defender, Cook was able to make an easy grab for a touchdown.
2011 Week 8 vs IND (2 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
The big physical Tight End got loose for a 32-yard reception in the middle of the Colts cover two defense, displaying his athletic ability. Fantasy owner have to still be wondering how Cook isn't more a staple of the offense especially after loosing star WR Kenny Britt. It still looks like the staff has more in mind for Cook having the big tight end flexed out a lot, either way 2 targets in a game versus a defensive scheme that sometimes allows tight ends big games isn't enough for us to hold our breathe.
2011 Week 9 vs CIN (8 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
Cook looked so good on that three pass stretch in the second quarter, he looked unstoppable. He'd simply run 10-12 yards down the field, seal the defender with his massive body, and haul in the pass. Surprisingly, the Titans stayed completely away from that play after that until the 4th quarter, and when they went back to it Cook tried a little too hard to make something happen. The result was that Cook was stripped after the play while fighting for extra yardage and the Titans lost the ball.
2011 Week 10 vs CAR (3 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook had a catch for 18 yards against the Panthers two-deep man under defense early in this contest but failed to make any impact apart from that as far as the box score. He was targeted a couple of times as the game progressed - one was a little too high for Cook to reel in and the other was called back due to a holding penalty on the defense.
2011 Week 11 vs ATL (9 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)
Cook chipped in with four short catches against the Falcons and one long reception in week 11. He was used primarily on quick slants and out patterns as the Titans tried to keep the Falcons defense honest and open up rushing lanes for Chris Johnson. Cook's ability is apparent as he makes one on one matchups difficult. That said, his hands are not consistent enough (and he is not targeted enough) to make defenses pay for mismatches more than a time or two each game.
2011 Week 12 vs TB (7 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
The Titans were making an effort to get him the ball and Cook was doing what he could to get open and find yards after the catch. Cook had a target late in the game and was smashed by a couple of Bucs defenders taking a solid shot in the helmet on a poor pass by Hasselbeck who led him too far inside. Check the injury status this week as it looked like a possible concussion type play.
2011 Week 13 vs BUF (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Cook was held without a catch for the first time all year. He was only targeted once in the game on a short pass that was thrown wide.
2011 Week 14 vs NO (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Cook was held without a catch against New Orleans despite being open on a number of occassions. Cook was used primarily on routes 10-15 yards downfield. He appeared to be overlooked by Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker mainly due to the fact that he appeared to be getting in to his breaks slowly. By the time Cook was between the hash marks or to the side line, the play had already transpired somewhere else on the field. He wasn't much better as a run blocker as he was unable to help tackle David Stewart seal off the Saints defenders to the outside and open interior holes for Chris Johnson.
2011 Week 15 vs IND (11 / 9 / 103 / 0 rec)
One week after being an afterthought in the passing game, Jared Cook broke through with perhaps the best game of his career. He hauled in nine balls and was looked to often when streaking up the seam in the middle of the field. In recent weeks cook had been utilized a lot as a blocker and on pop-out routes. Against the Colts he was sent on downfield routes and the results were hard to argue with. Cook showed excellent route running and used his body to shield defenders on most of his receptions. Cook's hands and concentration have been called in to question in the past but he clearly looked like an improved player against Indianapolis. His best catches came on go routes and skinny posts on the right side of the field. Unfortunately, Cook's biggest gain resulted in a fumble. On the play, Cook went streaking up the right hash-mark and was gaining yardage after initial contact when the ball was stripped and recovered by Indianapolis deep in their own territory.
2011 Week 16 vs JAX (8 / 8 / 169 / 1 rec)
For the second time in a month, Jared Cook was nearly uncoverable. Cook's unique blend of speed and size provide a number of mismatches on routes that get him matched up with a safety or cornerback. Cook led the Titans with 8 catches and was a reliable outlet in the middle of the field for quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. Cook's best catch came on a 55 yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. On the play, Cook lined up split wide to the left side of the line. When the ball was snapped, he bolted up the seam and used his speed to get behind the entire Jaguars secondary before they had realized what happened. Matt Hasselbeck threw a bullet of a pass that Cook caught over his left shoulder before running the final 20 yards to the endzone. Cook's development this season didn't take hold until after Halloween. However, since that time he has shown that he can be a difference maker on offense and a nightmare for the opponent's defensive coordinator.
2011 Week 17 vs HOU (7 / 4 / 63 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook finished the season on a high note with 4 catches for 63 yards. Cook finally turned a corner in the latter part of the year and seems to finally have the confidence and instincts on the field to match his ample physical talents. He had 335 yards and 21 catches in the last three games and became a matchup nightmare in the middle of the field. Cook is starting to run deeper routes in the middle of the field and deep drags in a fashion similar to Owen Daniels and Jason Witten. However, Cook's speed gets him downfield quickly and allows him to be the first option on certain passing plays. Cook also spent less time in-line as a blocker, likely owing to Matt Hasselbeck's fast start and the Titans desire to score quickly.
2010 Week 2 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Cook had one short check-down reception on the Titans' final push late in the fourth quarter. He also recovered Kerry Collins' fumble late in the 4th and advanced the ball eight yards to start their final TD drive.
2010 Week 4 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Cook is looking to be a legitimate weapon for Young when he touches the ball and makes you wonder why he isn't catching more passes and not more involved. He only had one catch on the day, on a nice catch over the middle against Safety Dawkins. Cook was later wide open on a crossing route, but Young failed to get the ball to him.
2010 Week 5 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Cook was held without a catch against the Cowboys. He is playing as the third tight end at present and only taking the field on rare occasions.
2010 Week 8 vs SD (2 / 1 / 36 / 0 rec)
Cook was involved in two big first half plays. The first was a floater down the sideline that went for a 36-yard catch and run. The second could have been an even bigger play, bomb downfield that he dropped at the eight yard line. The ball was somewhat underthrown, and Cook appeared to be distracted by the oncoming defender while he waited for the pass to come down. Had he held on, it would have been at least a fifty yard reception.
2010 Week 11 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Cook only had 2 catches and was not involved in this offense which uses Scaife as the primary TE. TEN tried to get the ball into his hands and let his athletic ability take over, but it did not work.
2010 Week 12 vs HOU (9 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
Cook had the Titans longest play from scrimmage in a 23 yard reception in the third quarter. On the play, Cook released from the line of scrimmage to the right side and caught a short pass in stride before rumbling down the seam for a big gain. Cook was one of the most frequently targeted players by rookie quarterback Rusty Smith, clearly getting his most looks yet in a game since he joined the Titans last season. Unfortunately, Cook's presence was also felt on an offensive pass interference call early in the game during a Chris Johnson screen pass. The pass would have converted a key first down but instead resulted in the Titans having to end the drive with a punt. Cook showed that he has a lot of upside as a pass catcher but still some work to do as a blocker.
2010 Week 13 vs JAX (6 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
Aside from CJ, Cook was the most impressive player on the Titans offense in week 13. He made a few nice receptions when the game was still winnable for his squad many of which came while lining up split out. Keep an eye on him down the stretch and heading into 2011.
2010 Week 15 vs HOU (3 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
Cook finally got some playing time, as Bo Scaife was inactive. He first contributed with a catch underneath on a 3rd and 15, but he couldn't beat the defender to pick up additional yardage for the first down. Later in the game, he got wide open on a corner pattern, hauling in the ball with ease for a 27 yard gain. Cook showed that he has reliable hands and can get open, but is not yet a threat to do a lot of damage after the catch.
2010 Week 16 vs KC (9 / 5 / 96 / 1 rec)
Cook finally got a start, and made the best of it, showing off the ability that had the Titans so excited to get him a few years ago. Cook is blazing fast for a tight end, and yet it was his hands and strength that made plays in this one. He made two beautiful receptions, both times jumping high in the air and snagging the ball. His TD was also a great individual effort, as he barreled through the defenders after his catch and dove into the endzone. Cook, Britt and Johnson are three incredibly talented, young offensive players, and if the Titans can get an offensive minded coach, and more importantly, an upgrade at the QB position, they could have a pretty awesome offense in 2011.
2010 Week 17 vs IND (9 / 7 / 58 / 0 rec)
Cook has developed into a dangerous tight end over the last few games. He has speed that no linebacker can match, his hands are very sure, and his strength is impressive. When you look at the physical talents of Cook, Britt and CJ, you have to imagine that an offensive coordinator could design an attack that would be very difficult to stop. Cook has a bright future ahead of him, and is one of many bright spots that the Titans have going for them in 2011.
2009 Week 2 vs HOU (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Rookie Jared Cook had 2 targets against the Texans but did not catch either. Depending on the length of Bo Scaife's absence, Cook could find himself playing more snaps as the season progresses.
2009 Week 4 vs JAX (3 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Cook was finally healthy enough to play, but he didn't have a chance to make a big impact on this game. He only caught a few short passes, but it was clear that he moves much better than a typical TE on those catches.
2009 Week 5 vs IND (4 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Rookie Jared Cook entered the game in the 3rd quarter and caught a few passes in the second half once the game was out reach. Cook looks to be the future of the TE position for the Titans and he continues to show consistent route running to go along with good hands. With the Titans off to an 0-5 start be on the lookout for more targets for the prospect in coming weeks.
2009 Week 8 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Rookie tight end Jared Cook caught one short pass on the opening drive for the Titans but that was it for his Week 8 contributions. Behind both Alge Crumpler and Bo Scaife, Cook has a long way to go to become a viable fantasy tight end.
2009 Week 12 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Cook finally got on the field for the Titans and made a few key catches on the game-winning drive. His role should grow in December and in 2010.
2009 Week 16 vs SD (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Rookie tight end Jared Cook had just one target on a ball that was batted down at the line of scrimmage by the Chargers.