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.
#Packers TE Jared Cook was held out Sunday for precautionary reasons after suffering a lung contusion, source said. Should be OK.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 12, 2016
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.
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.
Because all turnovers are automatically reviewed, that’s why.
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.