Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (20) signals an incomplete pass after breaking one up intended for a Green Bay Packers wide receiver in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers win 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Earlier today, Vikings cornerback Chris Cook took to his Twitter account and had an open question and answer session with fans. It was refreshing to see an NFL player taking the time to talk to fans and followers in that way, but it also opens up the door to situations where he can put his foot in his mouth.
That might have happened on one question in particular. Cook was asked a question about his coaching staff’s capabilities and responded in a way that wasn’t very flattering for some of them. Here was the question and response:
The answer isn’t surprising, but it definitely isn’t the type of answers you usually get. As fans, we know our opinions of Musgrave and Williams, but you don’t get that kind of insight from players on a regular basis. Since Musgrave and Williams are still the team’s offensive and defensive coordinators currently, this may not be the best move for a player who is entering free agency.
Although the new head coach in Minnesota will most likely bring in a new coaching staff, Cook may still find himself on the outside looking in when it comes to a new deal with the Vikings. He may have to accept a role much smaller than he had before after a very disappointing couple seasons with the team.