Cooks leads young receiving group - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Cooks leads young receiving group

Source:Michael Democker, Nola.com I Times-Picayune Source:Michael Democker, Nola.com I Times-Picayune
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WVUE) -

With 10-year veteran Marques Colston done in the black and gold, it's time for the young guns to step up. First-round pick Brandin Cooks leads the charge of the new generation of Black and Gold wideouts.

"We are young yes, but you can't let your youth hold you back from being great, and that's the way I think about it," said Brandin Cooks. "That's the way we all feel about it in that room. We might be young, but we're going to make great plays and do great things. We're not going to wait until our fifth or sixth year. We're going to do it now."

The young crew just added a few years to their median age with the addition of Hakeem Nicks. The former Super Bowl champ got a shot thanks to his experience, and possibly text messaging skills. 

"Well we have worked him out a few times. He is obviously an experienced receiver. He is in good shape. He was kind of on a short list (for) if we had a number, and we did. So, I think his experience is key. Plus, he wouldn’t stop texting me," said Sean Payton.

So are we talking persistent daily texting, or a hey what's up monthly text?

"He probably got a text from me once a week. You know how on a text message you can see the "R" that says read, he read it," said Hakeem Nicks.

With the addition of Hakeem Nicks to the roster Saturday, Cooks is no longer the most tenured player on the team. Nicks will be entering his eighth year in the league. 

Copyright WVUE 2016. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • State Offices Closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes

    State Offices Closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes

    State Offices Closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:41 PM EST2018-01-16 03:41:30 GMT
    Courtesy of Google ImagesCourtesy of Google Images

    Due to possible extreme winter weather, state offices are closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes. This news comes from the  Louisiana Commissioner of Administration, Jay Dardenne. Parish closings include: Allen Avoyelles Beauregard  Bossier Caddo Calcasieu Cameron Concordia Claiborne De Soto Evangeline Grant  Iberia Jackson Jeff Davis La Salle Lafayette  Lincoln  Morehouse Natchitoches Ouachita  Pointe  Coupee Rapides Red R...

    More >>

    Due to possible extreme winter weather, state offices are closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes. This news comes from the  Louisiana Commissioner of Administration, Jay Dardenne. Parish closings include: Allen Avoyelles Beauregard  Bossier Caddo Calcasieu Cameron Concordia Claiborne De Soto Evangeline Grant  Iberia Jackson Jeff Davis La Salle Lafayette  Lincoln  Morehouse Natchitoches Ouachita  Pointe  Coupee Rapides Red R...

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    SCHOOL CLOSURES: McNeese, SOWELA, all public schools closed Tuesday

    SCHOOL CLOSURES: McNeese, SOWELA, all public schools closed Tuesday

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:52 PM EST2018-01-16 02:52:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    List of school closures for Jan. 16, 2018.

    More >>

    List of school closures for Jan. 16, 2018.

    More >>
  • State, parish and Entergy monitor winter weather needs

    State, parish and Entergy monitor winter weather needs

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:51 PM EST2018-01-16 01:51:02 GMT

    State and parish officials, along with Entergy crews are watching the weather - and are ready to respond if needed to help keep people safe. Some think back to the ice storm twenty years ago, and more recently, the snow that covered Southwest Louisiana in December. While cold weather preps are not routine here, emergency officials have had more experience lately. First alert meteorologist Ben Terry says when talking about winter weather in south Louisiana,  expect the...

    More >>

    State and parish officials, along with Entergy crews are watching the weather - and are ready to respond if needed to help keep people safe. Some think back to the ice storm twenty years ago, and more recently, the snow that covered Southwest Louisiana in December. While cold weather preps are not routine here, emergency officials have had more experience lately. First alert meteorologist Ben Terry says when talking about winter weather in south Louisiana,  expect the...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly