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    Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    Ryan Cook (who was selected with the pick we got for Daunte Culpepper) may be the worst starter on this football team. Week after week, he is made to look foolish by multiple pass rushers. If he doesn't let them fly by him to sack Gus (who was saced 4 times in the first quarter today), he just holds and/or tackles them and penalizes our offense 10 yards. Please tell me this guy isn't in this for the long haul, we need to draft someone from his position this year, or trade for someone that won't get our quarterback killed. If we had stability on the right side of the line, not only would Gus be safe, but Adrian would be that much better with the ability to run on both sides (not just the left like he does now). Sorry for the rant, but this guy is going to give me a heart attack. It just seems to me like he can't do anything right. The best you can hope from him is to not hold anyone, and for Gus to not get killed.
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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    He has had some decent games.
    But he is certainly taking longer to learn tackle than he should.

    He was a center before, you know.

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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    Ya Ryan Cook is awful, but he's a "Childress" guy so he isnt going away anytime soon.

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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    I agree with Webby he has some good games, but the inconsistency is growing old. I was saying the same thing about Cedric Griffin and he's rung off two pretty good games in a row, including a cold knock out blow on a TE.


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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    Ryan Cook isn't a RT he was originally and drafted as a C maybe that has something to do with it. He might possibly have a hard time containing faster moving defenders and that's why he was a C.

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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    He's a joke... Ryan Cook has done nothing for this team, and we should be making moves to replace him either pre trade deadline, or in free agency or the draft in the off season

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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    can you blame him? hes part of the fran foley/chilli era. along with tjoke. we got rid of one of them already. lets hope by the end of the year we can get rid of the other.

    cower or shotty for vikings coach 09!!!


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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    Try Hicks over at RT, should atleast be considered.


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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    The biggest knock I have on Cook is drafting him when we did.

    There was no reason to waste such an early pick on this guy. He was supposed to be a 5th rounder and he is playing like it.

    It is not his fault some idiotic coach drafted him in a round that implies he is better than he really is and then swapped his position on top of it all.

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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    "ThExRenegadE" wrote:
    Ryan Cook isn't a RT he was originally and drafted as a C maybe that has something to do with it. He might possibly have a hard time containing faster moving defenders and that's why he was a C.
    The theory was he was more built like a prototype tackle.
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    Tackle and C are far different animals when playing though.

    Just more poor coaching decisions, I think.
    Not going to blame Cook completely for being told to learn a difficult spot real time in the NFL.
    That he does improve in bursts is more due to him than instruction.

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