Jared Cook insists he is fine with his role on the Tennessee Titans.
His issue is he wants to win and make the playoffs, he said in response to a report that his agent had asked the Titans for a trade earlier this week, a notion Coach Mike Munchak quickly rejected on Monday.
“Who said things weren't peachy keen?” Cook said about his situation, when asked Thursday.
When asked if his agent had requested a trade, Cook said, “Who said an agent asked for a trade?” Cook said Thursday.
Cook has 28 receptions this season, and has wanted a bigger role in the
offense, and also a contract extension. Right now, he says he is OK with his role, as long as the Titans are winning.
“It is what it is. Everything is fine. I'm cool. Just like I said, I want to win man. That's the big thing. I want to go to the playoffs for once. I just want to win games.
“That's what this game is about, ain't it? It's about winning, right? We're not here to lose. We're here to win as many games as we can, to make it to playoffs and make it the best season we can. Winning is huge. Huge. If we're losing,we'd be nobodies. So if we were winning, we'd be everything. Winning is huge.”
“We have so many tools in this offense that everybody's kind of a star. There's so many tools. This is an explosive offense to be a part of, and it's just hard to get the ball around to everybody.
At 3-5, the Titans are teetering on the brink of falling out of playoff
contention with a tough Chicago Bears team coming to LP Field on Sunday.
“We've got to come with our A game,” Cook said. “We've got too be prepared to not make mistakes and just take over the game.”
Munchak said he has been pleased with Cook's approach and work habits in practice and games.
“He’s been good. He knows, again, every week, there are a lot of plays that he has an opportunity to make, a lot of plays,” Munchak said. “This is a game where if they are going to take away the run, him and the other receivers are going to have an opportunity to be a big part of this game. He’s been great. He’s been good all year, working hard in practice. Everything is real good there.”
Tackle Michael Roos continued to work his way back into practice, though he was limited for the second straight day.
Guard Leroy Harris continues to miss time and is a question mark to play this week with his injured knee. Deuce Lutui could be in line for playing time, according to Coach Mike Munchak.
Others who were out on Thursday included linebacker Patrick Bailey (ribs), guard Steve Hutchinson (rest), linebacker Colin McCarthy (ankle) and tackle David Stewart (knee). Hutchinson, McCarthy and Stewart could practice Friday.
Receivers Kenny Britt and Nate Washington were both full participants despite having knee issues. Defensive end Kamerion Wimbley (toe) and linebacker Will Witherspoon (hamstring) were full participants.