Jared Cook’s bad game in Chiefs-Chargers brings up ugly memories for Saints fans

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Come on, man. New Orleans Saints fans sent veteran tight end Jared Cook out of town riding a rail, and hoped it was the last of him after a 2020 season filled with dropped passes and fumbled receptions. But Cook followed former Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi to the Los Angeles Chargers (where Lombardi was hired as offensive coordinator), and he ended up playing a pivotal role in Thursday night’s prime-time matchup between the Chargers and their AFC West-rival Kansas City Chiefs.

And Cook finished that game by catching 3 of 7 targets thrown his way for 32 yards, dropping a crucial walk-in touchdown pass just before halftime. L.A. lost the game 34-28. That brought back a lot of bad memories for Saints fans tuning in for the national broadcast, and they were quick to air their ire on social media:

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