Chris Cook Decision

Chris Cook has left the Vikings with a tough decision after being arrested for a felony assault charge. Should they cut him or not is the question? Leslie Frazier said that a decision on Cook will come on Monday.

Many thought that the organization might wait to see what the punishment from the league could be but looks like they will reach a conclusion well before than. Cook’s next court date is scheduled for November 22nd but he might not be a Vikings anymore when that date arrives. As of right now the Vikings can only suspend Cook for 4 games but the league could add on to that if they feel the need to. Another choice could be to waive the 2nd year corner and send him on his way packing.

If my 2 cents means anything, I think it would be a bad idea to cut the young cornerback. First off, I do not agree with what Cook did nor do I think it should be tollerated but that’s up to the courts to punish Cook for his actions. I think the Vikings should suspend Cook for the 4 games and let the league and courts take care of the rest. The Vikings already have enough holes in the secondary that we can’t afford to lose our best outside cornerback. Cedric Griffin hasn’t rebounded well from his injuries and might be replaced in the starting lineup by Asher Allen who is a nickel corner at best. While Winfield might still be elite, he’s not getting any younger and his play is going to dip sooner than later. Vikings also have big needs on the offensive line, wide receiver, defensive tackle, and need more depth at other positions. Cutting Cook could set us back even more from a rebuilding standpoint.

Either way the Vikings choose we’ll know the answer soon enough and we’ll know whether cornerback becomes top priority this offseason or not.

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7 Responses to “Chris Cook Decision”

  1. COVikefan says:

    Agree that cutting Cook is not the right decision, but for different reasons – age and experience must be considered in these situations. For a case like Bryant McKinnie we had plenty of evidence that he didn’t take the game seriously and he was not going to change. In this case you have a 2nd year player that has made some very serious mistakes. With any business or company, when you have a young, inexperienced employee you try to get them the help and development they need to be successful. In this case, the maximum suspension from the team along with expectations that the kid keeps his nose clean in the future looks like the right choice to me.

    If he shows up in the police report again in the near future, he needs to be cut.

  2. COVikefan says:

    And yes if he was a 3rd string borderline player he’d be cut already, but that’s just reality. Ability and potential do make a difference in deciding how much to invest and risk in the development of a player.

    • Lost Viking says:

      Yup. Agree.

      Cook is innocent for at least three more weeks until 22 November.
      There may not be a guilty plea as there is the witness testimony to consider. My understanding – Cook will have to play or be released after the 27 November Falcon game unless the NFL intervenes.

      Consensus among Viking Fan seems to be this is Strike two. Caution is, we don’t know the backstory – unlike Frazier & the League.

  3. aaron rodgers says:

    Why do the vikings suck so much at life?

  4. Skol12 says:

    Dre kirkpatrick anybody?

  5. Lost Viking says:

    Decision from Viking today is Cook will remain on the 53 man roster but not participate in team activities.

    Some initial news coverage may be misreporting Viking statement…’for now’.

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