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On the Bubble? Jared Cook

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This segment covers everyone’s favorite man to hate…"Jared Cook." I’ve found some more startling data this time around but we’ll get to that a bit later on. I did this research hoping to find a reason we could cut him, but alas we are going to have to wait because of his mega contract.

No sense wasting time, let’s take a look at his career stats after the normal scoring ditty:

How the grading works: ZERO (0.0) IS THE AVERAGE GRADE — If a player does something you would normally expect, then this scores a 0. If a linebacker makes an unblocked tackle 5 yards downfield or a tight end makes a wide-open catch for an 8-yard gain, they receive a score of 0 for that play.

Grades are given for plays which are reasonably considered to be better or worse than the average or expected play. So for example, if the linebacker were to then force a fumble on that tackle, that would constitute a positive play and a positive grade. If the tight end were to in fact drop the wide-open pass, that would constitute a negative play and a negative grade. (Taken from PFF’s web site)

2009

Week

Game

Pos

Snaps

Overall

Pass

Pass Block

Screen Block

Run Block

Penalty

2

HST @ TEN

TE-L

10 / 65

-0.7

-0.2

0

0

-0.5

0

3

TEN @ NYJ

TE-L

3 / 72

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

TEN @ JAX

TE-R

19 / 71

0.1

0

0

0

0

0.1

5

IND @ TEN

TE-L

12 / 63

0.8

0.7

0

0

0

0.1

6

TEN @ NE

TE-L

6 / 51

-1.1

-0.1

0

0

-1

0

8

JAX @ TEN

TE-R

5 / 67

-0.1

-0.1

0

0

0

0

9

TEN @ SF

TE-R

3 / 55

-0.1

-0.1

0

0

0

0

10

BUF @ TEN

TE-R

3 / 65

-0.1

-0.1

0

0

0

0

11

TEN @ HST

TE-L

6 / 70

-0.1

-0.1

0

0

0

0

12

ARZ @ TEN

TE-R

4 / 75

0.9

0.9

0

0

0

0

13

TEN @ IND

TE-L

2 / 79

-0.1

-0.1

0

0

0

0

15

MIA @ TEN

TE-L

2 / 62

-0.1

-0.1

0

0

0

0

16

SD @ TEN

TE-R

2 / 51

-0.1

-0.1

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

77

-0.7

0.6

0

0

-1.5

0.2

2010

Week

Game

Pos

Snaps

Overall

Pass

Pass Block

Screen Block

Run Block

Penalty

1

OAK @ TEN

TE-L

5 / 61

0

-0.1

0.1

0

0

0

2

PIT @ TEN

TE-L

7 / 68

0

-0.1

0.1

0

0

0

3

TEN @ NYG

TE-L

1 / 63

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

DEN @ TEN

TE-L

8 / 55

0.8

0.3

0

0

0.5

0

5

TEN @ DAL

TE-L

1 / 59

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

TEN @ JAX

TE-L

3 / 65

-0.1

-0.1

0

0

0

0

8

TEN @ SD

TE-R

9 / 61

-0.2

-0.2

0

0

0

0

10

TEN @ MIA

TE-L

3 / 67

-0.1

-0.1

0

0

0

0

11

WAS @ TEN

TE-R

15 / 55

0.3

0.7

0

0

-0.5

0.1

12

TEN @ HST

TE-R

36 / 51

-1.9

-1.7

0.1

0

0.5

-0.8

13

JAX @ TEN

TE-R

24 / 52

2.1

1

0

0

1

0.1

14

IND @ TEN

TE-L

17 / 66

0.3

-0.3

0

0

0.5

0.1

15

HST @ TEN

TE-L

42 / 64

-2.2

0.4

-0.9

0

0.1

-1.8

16

TEN @ KC

TE-L

40 / 62

2.6

2.7

0.2

0

-0.5

0.2

17

TEN @ IND

TE-L

43 / 66

-3

0.2

-1.4

0

-2

0.2

TOTALS

254

-1.4

2.7

-1.8

0

-0.4

-1.9

2011

Week

Game

Pos

Snaps

Overall

Pass

Pass Block

Screen Block

Run Block

Penalty

1

TEN @ JAX

TE-L

44 / 53

-2.9

-2.1

0

0

-1

0.2

2

BLT @ TEN

TE-R

38 / 74

-0.8

0.7

0.3

0

-2

0.2

3

DEN @ TEN

TE-R

28 / 63

-0.1

-0.2

0

0

0

0.1

4

TEN @ CLV

TE-R

22 / 50

0.6

0

0

0

0.5

0.1

5

TEN @ PIT

TE-R

63 / 76

-1.2

-2

0

0

0.5

0.3

7

HST @ TEN

TE-R

34 / 53

0.6

0.3

0.1

0

0

0.2

8

IND @ TEN

TE-R

42 / 69

-1

-0.3

0.1

0

-1

0.2

9

CIN @ TEN

TE-R

33 / 69

-0.2

-0.9

0

0

0.5

0.2

10

TEN @ CAR

TE-R

28 / 70

0

-0.2

0.1

0

1

-0.9

11

TEN @ ATL

TE-R

46 / 61

1

0.5

0.3

0

0

0.2

12

TB @ TEN

TE-R

41 / 75

-0.1

0.7

0

0

0

-0.8

13

TEN @ BUF

TE-R

20 / 61

-0.4

-0.5

0

0

0

0.1

14

NO @ TEN

TE-R

39 / 62

-0.2

-1

0.6

0

0

0.2

15

TEN @ IND

TE-R

62 / 80

-1.3

-1.1

0

0

0.5

-0.7

16

JAX @ TEN

TE-R

41 / 69

4

3.6

0.2

0

0

0.2

17

TEN @ HST

TE-R

37 / 60

2.7

1.5

0

0

1

0.2

TOTALS

618

0.7

-1

1.7

0

0

0

2012

Week

Game

Pos

Snaps

Overall

Pass

Pass Block

Screen Block

Run Block

Penalty

1

NE @ TEN

TE-R

60 / 65

0.1

0.7

0.1

0.5

-1.5

0.3

2

TEN @ SD

TE-L

35 / 42

-2.1

-2.3

0

0

0

0.2

3

DET @ TEN

TE-R

20 / 69

0.8

1.6

-0.9

0

0

0.1

4

TEN @ HST

TE

25 / 63

-1

-0.1

0

0

0

-0.9

5

TEN @ MIN

TE-R

44 / 75

-0.7

0.5

0.1

0.5

-1

-0.8

6

PIT @ TEN

TE-R

45 / 73

1.1

1.2

0.2

-0.5

0

0.2

7

TEN @ BUF

TE-R

32 / 65

0.6

-0.2

0.1

0

0.5

0.2

8

IND @ TEN

TE-L

28 / 62

0.4

0.3

0

0

0

0.1

9

CHI @ TEN

TE-L

36 / 58

-1.7

-2.9

0

0

1

0.2

10

TEN @ MIA

TE-R

25 / 63

0.3

-0.5

0.2

0

0.5

0.1

12

TEN @ JAX

TE-R

47 / 73

-1

-0.2

-1

0

0

0.2

13

HST @ TEN

TE-R

65 / 76

2.5

1.5

0.2

0

0.5

0.3

14

TEN @ IND

TE-L

23 / 68

1

0.9

0

0

0

0.1

TOTALS

485

0.3

0.5

-1

0.5

0

0.3

2013

Week

Game

Pos

Snaps

Overall

Pass

Pass Block

Screen Block

Run Block

Penalty

1

ARZ @ SL

TE-R

65 / 71

-0.4

2

0.2

-0.5

-2.4

0.3

2

SL @ ATL

TE-L

59 / 77

-3.2

-1.2

-0.3

0

-2

0.3

3

SL @ DAL

TE-R

53 / 70

-2.8

-1.7

0.1

-0.5

0

-0.7

4

SF @ SL

TE-R

58 / 69

-1.7

-0.7

0.1

0

-1.4

0.3

5

JAX @ SL

TE-R

38 / 73

1.3

1

0

0

0.1

0.2

6

SL @ HST

TE-R

29 / 47

1.4

1.1

0.1

0

0.1

0.1

7

SL @ CAR

TE-R

36 / 62

-0.1

0.2

0

0

-0.5

0.2

8

SEA @ SL

TE-L

52 / 80

-1

-1.3

0

0

0.1

0.2

9

TEN @ SL

TE-L

52 / 71

1.5

0.1

0.1

0

1.1

0.2

10

SL @ IND

TE-R

49 / 56

-3.2

-0.5

0

0

-2.9

0.2

12

CHI @ SL

TE-R

32 / 56

3

2.6

0.1

0

0.1

0.2

13

SL @ SF

TE-L

50 / 70

-2.3

-2.1

0.1

0

0

-0.3

14

SL @ ARZ

TE-R

39 / 56

0

-0.3

0.1

0

0

0.2

15

NO @ SL

TE-L

47 / 54

1.3

0

0

0.5

0.6

0.2

16

TB @ SL

TE-R

34 / 62

0.9

0.6

0

0

0.1

0.2

17

SL @ SEA

TE-R

40 / 55

1.1

0.3

0.1

0.5

0

0.2

TOTALS

733

-4.2

0.1

0.7

0

-7

2

I think you’ve become familiar with the format by now so this next chart show’s his rank out of 62 TE’s

Year

Rank

2009

NR

2010

NR

2011

31

2012

34

2013

42

This doesn’t look all that impressive so far, and I’ve grabbed the two TE’s above and below him so we can get some salary data to compare.

Rank

Player

Team

41

Scott Chandler

BUF

42

Jared Cook

SL

43

Gary Barnidge

CLV

Chandler

Year

Base

S. Bonus

Misc.

Cap Hit

Dead

2012

1,800,000

625,000

50,000

2,475,000

-

2013

2,050,000

625,000

300,000

2,975,000

625,000

2014

Barnidge

Year

Base

S. Bonus

Misc.

Cap Hit

Dead

2013

750,000

-

650,000

1,400,000

650,000

2014

1,150,000

-

-

1,150,000

433,334

2015

1,200,000

-

-

1,200,000

216,668

2016

Cook

Year

Base

S. Bonus

Misc.

Cap Hit

Dead

2013

3,000,000

1,000,000

-

4,000,000

16,000,000

2014

3,000,000

1,000,000

3,000,000

7,000,000

12,000,000

2015

7,000,000

1,000,000

-

8,000,000

8,000,000

2016

7,000,000

1,000,000

-

8,000,000

2,000,000

2017

7,100,000

1,000,000

-

8,100,000

1,000,000

2018

With $12 million in dead money for 2014 and another $8M in 2015 it looks like Cook will again be wearing a Rams uniform. His dead money doesn’t get acceptable until at least 2016. I guess we better get used to seeing him around. I wonder who is agent is because he scored a huge deal for Cook.

Jared definitely scored a huge contract compared to those with the same amount of production. But like one of my previous articles I noticed that Cook has been played on both the right and left sides. I broke out the data to see if he’s being used correctly.

Year

Overall

Pass Block

Run Block

Screen Block

Pass

TE-L

TE-R

L

R

L

R

L

R

L

R

2009

-1.3

0.1

0

0

-1.5

0

0

0

-1.3

0.6

2010

-1.7

0.3

-1.9

0.1

-1.4

1

0

0

-1.7

0.3

2011

-2.9

0.24

0

1.7

-1

1

0

0

-2.1

1.1

2012

-2.4

3.7

0

-1

1

-1

0

0.5

-4.1

4.6

2013

-3.7

-0.5

-0.1

0.8

-0.04

-6.8

0.5

-0.5

-4.5

4.6

TOTALS

-12

3.84

-2

1.6

-2.94

-5.8

0.5

0

-13.7

11.2

The chart above is a break out of all five years. It splits out the scores from the left and right sides. You can see for yourself that Cook is quite a lot better being run out from the right side. The pass and pass blocking scores show a huge difference. The odd ball out is that he run blocks better on the left side?

So how did the Rams use him this year?

You can go back up to the 2013 score chart and see that he was on the left for 5 games, and the right side for 11. And you can see on the 2013 line he should have been used exclusively on the right side of the field.

So is he worth all of that money? To tell you the truth I can’t see it, but maybe they gave him that money because we needed a TE so badly. I don’t know, perhaps it’s all on faith or possible production. I guess we will find out this fall. I hope they use him on the right more than last year. It could generate more production from him.

Be sure to click on the poll.

Thanks!

OCR

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