5 New Orleans Saints Who Need to Help “Cage” the Lions

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Dec 21, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) catches a touchdown over Detroit Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson (24) during the third quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Lions defeated the Saints 35-27. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Brandin Cooks, Wide Receiver

Cooks is one of the most talented players on the New Orleans roster. But he also put the spotlight on himself a bit this week when, after a “double-zero day” (zero receptions, zero targets) in last week’s win over the Rams, showed a bit of frustration on his Social Media (Instagram and Twitter) accounts.

This was not really anything controversial; and no — Cooks is definitely not going to become a locker room “malcontent”.

Simply stated, this offense needs Brandin Cooks to produce like a player of his caliber is capable of doing.

Michael Thomas, Willie Snead, and others are doing a wonderful job as Cooks has been held in check, but look for the game plan to involve Cooks early and often in this one.