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There’s Potentially Good News on Jared Cook

Tight end Jared Cook hasn’t been much of a factor for the Green Bay Packers this season outside of his six for 105 line against Washington. However, he’s clearly the team’s best tight end and I think we’d all agree — we’d rather he be in the starting lineup than Richard Rodgers.

Despite leaving Sunday’s game with Seattle because of a chest injury and not returning, it appears there is a good chance that will happen.

Cook was injured when Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead landed on top of him as he fell backwards after going up for a pass. I contended the play should have been a pass interference call, since Shead clearly didn’t bother to look back for the ball, but no call was made.

That ended Cook’s day after a single catch for 15 yards. On the season, Cook has 17 catches for 199 yards, but he also missed six games with a high ankle sprain.

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Joseph Bonham

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  1. Abe Frohman December 12, 2016

    You know what pisses me off about Joe Buck and Troy Aikman? The lack of consistency in the way they call the game. I thought it was CLEARLY PI against Seattle on the play Cook got injured. Do they mention it more than in passing? No. But we get a replay and the almost pleading for a PI against Gunter in the endzone. We go to replay for that, etc. I’m tired of the double standard.

    1. Adam December 12, 2016

      Because all turnovers are automatically reviewed, that’s why.

  2. gort December 12, 2016

    PI is a judgement call. If the refs call the game essentially the same for all plays, then it is OK for whatever they call on a play. There were a couple plays where I thought the call could have been PI against the Packers. The crew yesterday seemed to let them play. The TV idiots give their opinion and that is all.