Cooks’ Patriots teammates say that his speed at the top end of his routes is mesmerizing. But they also credit him for details in his technique and say that attribute gets lost in his blazing, impressive speed.
You will not often hear Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels give a player assessment like this:
”I love Brandin Cooks. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a better player to coach who makes more of an impact. He’s done a lot, including leadership. He works as hard as any player I’ve ever been around. He doesn’t care about the credit or the attention. We are fortunate he is here. I am super excited he is going to be in a Patriots uniform on Sunday.”
The Eagles originally signed Jeffery to a one-year deal. But two months ago they extended his contract by four years and $52 million. The Patriots also during the season exercised an option to extend Cooks’ contract. Both teams appreciate what they have in Jeffery and Cooks.
The lesson here is to be wary of true rentals — players with expiring contracts who are questionable to re-sign — who come at astronomical costs. There’s a reason a dynamic winger like Evander Kane is still on Buffalo’s roster, despite being subject of trade rumors for months. (The Sabres’ asking price was reportedly a first-round pick, a prospect, a roster player and a conditional pick; that will certainly have to come down, as other talented wingers have joined the market.)
Owens did everything he could in his power to deliver a Super Bowl win to Philadelphia, even risking his career. You can’t ask for more than that from any player.
We almost had some catch rule messiness in the Super Bowl, but referees did the right thing and let this score count.
Foles found Zach Ertz across the middle for the touchdown that would end up giving the Eagles a lead they wouldn’t lose, at 38-33.
The play was awfully similar to that of Jesse James’ from the Patriots’ game against the Steelers in Week 15. James’ touchdown was overturned, and the Patriots ended up winning.
Neither team up to this point had a sack in the game. After a completion to Rob Gronkowski, Brady would be sacked by Brandon Graham, with Derek Barnett recovering the football at New England’s 31-yard line:
The Eagles would get only a field goal out of the good field position and took up only a minute and four seconds of game time to make it a 41-33 game.