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Saints News, 10/10/14: Brandin Cooks Shifts Focus To Defenses

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With the disappointing start the Saints have gotten off to this year, it's easy to forget one of the lone bright spots on this team so far. It seems the Saints scored big time when they drafted Brandin Cooks in the first round. From WWLTV.com: "'It's on the job training for me because I haven't seen all these teams,' Cooks said. 'It's my first year, so every week I'm getting a different look and I just gotta make sure I'm watching that film and learning and adjusting to that.' The biggest challenge, he said, is the pre-snap versus post-snap reads. 'They do a great job at this level,' he said. 'They show one thing, but it ends up being another.'"

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