New Orleans Saints will be a very different team from an offensive standpoint during 2015 following an offseason of change in Louisiana.
The Saints made some rather bold moves during March, with the NFC South team trading away star tight end Jimmy Graham - the team's most potent offensive player.
New Orleans received center Max Unger from the Seattle Seahawks for Graham, and further beefed up their running game by re-signing tailback Mark Ingram and adding talented runner, C.J. Spiller.
These changes suggest that the Saints will be adopting a run-heavy approach during the 2015 season, something that will help quarterback Drew Brees reduce his error count, after the superstar QB threw 17 interceptions in 2014.
Whilst the improvements to the running game might mean Brees throws for less yardage during the upcoming season, Kenny Stills and Graham's departures leave young wideout Brandin Cooks perfectly placed for a breakout season.
Ready to improve
Cooks was drafted 20th overall by the Saints last year, and after a season in which he caught 53 balls for 550 receiving yards and three touchdowns in ten games, the diminutive receiver knows exactly what he has to do to improve in 2015.
“You know, honestly it is [possible to improve],” Cooks said, via ESPN.com. “Because taking the thinking out of it, some of that thinking I was doing last year can really slow you down.
"I’m definitely ahead of where I was last year mentally, knowing my plays and just having that true confidence when I’m running around.”
Cooks will have plenty of chances to show his worth during the upcoming campaign, with the receiver hoping his sophomore season urges experts to start talking about him in the same breath as 2014 rookies Odell Beckham and Mike Evans.
Will Cooks increase his production in 2015? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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