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Kirby Smart: The rise of James ‘Mongoose’ Cook to complete player

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edited November 2021 in Article commenting
imageKirby Smart: The rise of James ‘Mongoose’ Cook to complete player

ATHENS — Kirby Smart looked to find ways to get James Cook on the field since the gifted tailback arrived on campus some 3 1/2 years ago.

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  • MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,739 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Absolutely thrilled to see Cook have such a breakout season!

    Keep it up Mongoose!!

  • bogarttadbogarttad Posts: 252 ✭✭✭ Junior

    The leap forward development of James Cook along with the unexpected bonanza of Brock Bowers and Ladd McConkey have given our offense a potency essential to competing for the NC.

  • ScoreCheckScoreCheck Posts: 966 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    This what can happen if a player comes back for his 5th year. He will end up being a MUCH higher draft pick this year as opposed to what he would've been last year.

  • reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,307 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Making bank by returning. Lesson to all. If you aren't predicted going in the 1st 2 rounds, come back and improve your position and you'll be earning while in school and having fun at it.

  • ShoottheHoochShoottheHooch Posts: 1,572 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The difference in Cook between the tackles seems to be his quickness through even the slightest crease getting into the secondary. Love Zeus, but he seems to be a full step slower getting to the LOS relegating too many of his touches into two or three yard gains. I know Zeus wears on a D over four quarters, but if Kirby really wants explosive plays in the run game, Cook should be the featured back.

  • UGA66UGA66 Posts: 4,016 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Two backs is a tad slower to develop but more options. Today is a "spread" mostly. RPO also gives Cook the option of a check down pass, etc. Personally, I like it when he just hits the line gap and he's gone. He is quick and quirky...you cannot tackle him easily. I think Zeus is a stronger runner and is better on a sweep. All depends on the defensive read.

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