On Jared Cook, Taylor Thompson and Consistency

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 20: Jared Cook #89 of the Tennessee Titans breaks away from the Atlanta Falcons defense during play at the Georgia Dome on November 20, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons won 23-17. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Paul Kuharsky has a blog piece up today asking if there is a Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham in the AFC South. The inspiration from his piece came from this In$ider piece by Andrew Gabriel about the influence of the tight end on today's game. Here is what Kuharsky had to say about the Titans and Jared Cook:

Cook can be phenomenal. The Titans would love to give him a lot of chances to run with the ball in his hands. But his inconsistencies to this point are a cause for concern. In an offense expected to be loaded with weapons -- Kenny Britt, Chris Johnson, Kendall Wright, Nate Washington -- will there be enough passes for Cook if his play does not demand them?
A few bullet point comments on that after the jump.
  • It is awesome that we are talking about not having enough footballs to go around in this offense because there are so many weapons. There have been plenty of years where that has not been the case.
  • I expect Cook to be a lot more focused this year because he is in a contract year and will have Taylor Thompson pushing him. Thompson's biggest contribution to the team this year might be just the threat of taking Cook's job.
  • Ruston Webster better get a deal done with Cook in the middle of the season if he starts off on fire because his price is only going to go up after that.
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