Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks On Remaining In Houston: ‘I Want To Win Now’

Brandin Cooks is expected to play for the Houston Texans against the Giants on Sunday, but he’ll likely be unmotivated.

The wide receiver was excused from practice last week amid hopes of being traded away before the deadline. Brandin Cooks does not seem to relish the idea of remaining with the 1-6-1 Texans.

The team has already suffered two three-game losing streaks this season. Now, it has a moody Brandin Cooks to contend with in the locker room. Following the passing of the trade deadline on November 01, he Tweeted in frustration.


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“Don’t take a man’s kindness for granted. Covered for the lies for too long those days are done. Crossed the line with playing with my career.”

Cooks isn’t exactly playing the best football of his career, either. He led the Texans last year with 90 receptions for 1,037 yards and six TDs. This season, he only has 32 catches for 354 yards and one TD so far.

“Man, I’m human,” Cooks said, via KILT AM Radio’s Shaun Bijani. “I’m frustrated, absolutely. I want to win. That’s not the case, that’s what’s going on. That’s the way I express my emotions.

“I think we all want to win. We’re all frustrated in some sense. That’s where I stand with that.”


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 “How I’m feeling right now, (I’m taking) a day-by-day process. I’m here now, for the time being. As far as everything else getting worked out, we’ll keep that internal.

“I mean, at this point in my career, I’m not sure if you’re calling this a rebuild, but I think anyone later on in their career wouldn’t necessarily want to be part of a rebuild,” Cooks said. “… At the end of the day, I want to win and compete now. That’s always been my thought process.”

If it is a rebuild in Houston, an older, disinterested pro like Cooks is exactly who you’d want to get out of there. It looks like they’re stuck with each other for now, though. 

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