Tarik Cohen: 'Ya'll act like I don't know I'm short'

Bryan Perez

One of the few memorable moments from the Bears offense in Sunday's 36-25 loss to the New Orleans Saints was actually something running back Tarik Cohen, and vertically-challenged Bears fans across the country, would like to forget.

With less than five minutes remaining in the game, Cohen caught a pass out of the backfield that resulted in a short gain (no pun intended). To his credit, Cohen trucked Saints defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson before being thrown to the ground and, as Cohen's known to do from time to time, began barking at New Orleans coach Sean Payton and those Saints defenders.

Gardner-Johnson responded by mocking Cohen's 5-6 frame.

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Cohen, who's used the doubt about his size as a motivator throughout his career, seemed unfazed by it all.

It seems to me like Gardner-Johnson, who Cohen ran over and was the principle trash-talker, may have done so to salvage some of the pride that Cohen knocked from his bigger frame.

Kudos to Cohen for taking it all in stride and for continuing to be one of the Bears' most important players on and off the field. 

Tarik Cohen: 'Ya'll act like I don't know I'm short' originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

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