The 6-foot-5, 246-pound TE Jared Cook has had a lot of impressive catches during Titans minicamp practices, but he has also had some bad drops. He has lined up at TE as well as split out wide like a receiver, and at times seemed overwhelmed with everything the coaching staff is throwing at him.
Titans OC Mike Heimerdinger would like to use Cook the same way he used 8-time Pro Bowl pick Shannon Sharpe while with the Broncos. Heimerdinger said it is unfair to compare the two at this point except that Sharpe was better at the line of scrimmage and Cook is faster.
“I still have to find out what he can do,” Heimerdinger said. “I get excited now when he gets lines up right.”
If Cook gets that part of the game plan down, the Titans plan using him in a variety of ways.
“He has had some drops but at the same time he is getting open, so that means he knows the offense, and the coaches are confident to put him in there,” veteran linebacker Keith Bulluck said. “Coming out of the gate he’ll probably have a lot of success because (defenses) will probably try and match up with a linebacker and I’m sure he’ll run away from them.”