New England Patriots: 3 Rival Coaches Cringe at Addition of Brandin Cooks

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With the acquisition of speedy wide receiver Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints, the New England Patriots offense got even more dynamic.

Talk about the rich getting richer.  Entering the offseason following a historic Super Bowl LI comeback victory, the New England Patriots put their metal to the pedal and only got better with key acquisitions via trade and free agency.

One of those key additions, wide receiver Brandin Cooks, has some rival AFC coaches shaking their heads.

Besides the fact that All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski will be back in 2017, adding the 23-year-old Cooks makes the offense even more dynamic.  Tom Brady’s newest weapon also gives the offense a variable they haven’t had since Randy Moss, a deep threat who can stretch the field.

At 5-foot-10, Brandin Cooks is coming off two consecutive seasons of 1,000-yard performances and can only get better in an offense where he will be used in more than just one way.  It will be his ability to stretch the field that will open up the middle for Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and even Chris Hogan in certain formations.

In knowing how creative the Patriots’ offense can, three rival NFL coaches are cringing at how explosive Brady and his new set of offensive weapons can be.