WR Brandin Cooks' NFL debut was just as impressive on tape. His best catch was his first, when he went up in the air to snag a 32-yard pass, even though he was about to get drilled by cornerback Desmond Trufant. And as expected, the Saints used Cooks in a variety of ways. He had the end-around run; he caught a screen pass when he was lined up in the backfield; he caught a receiver screen behind two tight ends; he went in motion on the interception play; he scored a touchdown on a pick play when he was lined up the farthest left in a trips formation; he also lined up in the middle of the trips formation and on the solo side at times.
Cooks was used early and often in Week 1 and that should continue, though the dynamic may change a bit when Kenny Stills returns from a quad injury.