Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (20) during the first quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Cook will be spending the rest of the afternoon in the locker room after being ejected from the Bears game for making contact with an official. Cook’s unsportsmanlike penalty came after he was burned by Alshon Jeffery for a 46-yard TD.
That Jeffery touchdown was actually his second of the third quarter against Cook. Earlier Jeffery torched Cook for an 80-yard TD reception. If you’re keeping track, that’s 126 yards and 2 TDs for Jeffery against Cook in one quarter. No wonder Cook was hot. But he should have been hot at himself, not the referees.
Cook got so upset after the second toasting that he had to be physically led off the field by officials.
Pretty obvious that the Bears made going after Cook a priority coming out of halftime. A sensible approach given the way Xavier Rhodes played in coverage in the first half. Rhodes is becoming a guy you throw away from, meaning Cook or whoever else lines up on the right side of the defense at corner will be getting a lot of balls thrown their way.
Cook needed to step up with the Bears picking on him, and he didn’t. In fact he failed miserably. And then compounded his issue by acting like a jerk. That’s Chris Cook all over. Totally immature. What a loser.