Rams TE Jared Cook believes he was underutilized with Tennessee. And the Rams sold him hard on how much they would feature him in this offense the way Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Tony Gonzalez, Vernon Davis and Jason Witten are featured as Pro Bowl-caliber tight ends elsewhere.
“They were telling me about the talent that was going to be around me,” he said after practice recently. “It was just mostly about utilizing my talents and about putting me on stage a little bit more. ... And I was drinking from the water.”
Although Cook is listed as a tight end, it almost feels as if he’s taken over Danny Amendola’s slot position in the offense. But the longer you look at this offense, the more you realize this is not even remotely the same offense that Bradford was running last year with the reliable slot man.
Cook has the talent to be a TE1, but has been spotty thus far in his career. It's encouraging to hear that he's being used frequently in practice and that the team told him he'd be featured in the offense.