Rams WR Brandin Cooks fires back at Patrick Chung trash talk
Prior to leaving for Atlanta on Sunday, New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung told a crowd of 20,000 Patriots fans at Gillette Stadium that the Patriots were going to beat the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl, saying that they were “gonna do down there and kick their a–.”
Not surprisingly, the Rams caught win of Chung’s comments, and wide receiver Brandin Cooks—a former teammate of Chung’s—fired back at the defensive back during a rally of Los Angeles’ own later that day:
“Hey Chung, we heard you talking that talk back there in Foxboro … let’s get straight,” Cooks said before proceeding to drop the mic:
Todd Gurley: “We going to go back to the A and bring a Chip back to LA.” Then Jared Goff asks the crowd if they wanted to hear from Marcus Peters — which would have been awesome — instead, Brandin Cooks steps forward to say something about what happened earlier today in Foxboro. pic.twitter.com/6xBq85er78
— Joe Curley (@vcsjoecurley) January 27, 2019
Cooks already has some extra incentive to beat the Patriots, as he was traded to the Rams from New England last offseason.
During his lone season with the Pats, Cooks hauled in 65 receptions for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns and helped the Patriots get to the Super Bowl. Now, he will be on the same field as Patriots players in another Super Bowl, but this time, it will be as an opponent.
The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Oregon State, was originally selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (20th pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Cooks spent three very productive years with the Saints, registering over 1,000 yards twice, before being dealt to the Rams following the 2016 campaign.
So, Cooks is basically having a little revenge tour of his own here. First, he beat his former Saints team in the NFC Championship Game. Now, he will get a chance to show the Patriots why they shouldn’t have let him go.