Rams HC Jeff Fisher was hesitant to use TE Jared Cook in his early days in Tennessee, as Cook struggled at times in learning the passing game and with his blocking. But the second-year Rams coach sounded as if he has much more confidence in Cook now that he’s played four years.
“He’s obviously got years of experience under his belt, he understands the league, he understands defenses and he’s picked things up really well,” Fisher said. “We’re excited about creating mismatches, and offensive success these days is about creating mismatches.”
Just how do the Rams, who play the Titans on Nov. 3 this year, plan to utilize Cook?
“He’s going to play all over the place,” Fisher said. “We’ve even got him in the backfield, so we’ve got some good things for him.”
“From a weapons standpoint, we were just a little bit deficient over the years, so we kind of targeted and earmarked the tight end position,” Fisher said. “We were really surprised that Jared was available, but once free agency started and he was available, we brought him up and it’s worked out really well for us. Cookie and (Bradford) are working along great. They’re spending the whole summer together, just like you would think.”
Cook has been a tantalizing fantasy prospect for several years now, but to this point has been unable to put it together with any consistency. Part of the problem may be the QB situation in Tennessee. Cook is an intriguing upside TE2 available at the end of fantasy drafts. It is a plus that Fisher and Cook have worked together previously, so they know what to expect from each other.