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Palmer: Titans should have thrown to Cook earlier

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titans Insider, Oct 9, 2012.

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    Titans tight end Jared Cook had a strange afternoon in last Sunday’s loss to the Vikings. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck didn’t throw a pass in Cook’s direction for the first three quarters, as the Titans were in the process of falling behind 20-0.

    But Cook was magically rediscovered in the fourth quarter, when Hasselbeck and Rusty Smith targeted him eight times. Cook caught five of those passes for 37 yards and a touchdown, but by then, the game had already been decided.

    Had the Vikings been covering Cook closely prior to the fourth quarter?

    “No, we missed a couple of opportunities to throw him the ball early and went in another direction,” offensive coordinator Chris Palmer said. “We got that squared away on the sideline. Jared Cook is a good player. He’s a guy we look to throw the ball to and make plays.”

    Does that mean the Titans will try to get Cook involved earlier against the Steelers?

    “Well, (the Steelers) are going to dictate that to us,” Palmer said. “I looked at (film) today and they doubled the tight end on a particular team. Are they going to double Jared? Jared is a playmaker. I don’t know what his numbers are compared to last year. But I think he’s playing very, very well for us. I think all our tight ends are playing well.”

    Source: Titans Insider
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  2. RTH

    RTH Meh...

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    No S***.

    Cook should be used A LOT.
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  3. cdubbs2121

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    I didn't even realize Rusty played....How did he look?
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  4. Scarecrow

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    a tad rusty



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  5. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

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    And early last season people called him useless, wanted him cut, waste moving up to get him etc lol.

    One of the best offensive players we have.
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  6. GoT

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    dont matter is MH wont throw the rock at him
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  7. JCBRAVE

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    Hass never really threw to Cook much, hes an outside-in read QB. Only way Cook will see the ball more is if Rusty plays.
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  8. The Hammer

    The Hammer To arms citizens!

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  9. acqua7

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    Palmer must have heard the interview Cook did.
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  10. TitansWillWin2

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    Yeah he only had over 700 yards last year....
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