MEXICO CITY -- New England Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks was a standout performer in the team's blowout win against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, finishing with six catches for 149 yards and one touchdown.
In the wake of that impressive performance, how is Cooks feeling about his first season in New England? A post to his personal Instagram page sums it up.
"Brandin's been a great player for us all year," head coach Bill Belichick said after the game. "He does whatever he's asked to do. He's always ready to go. He's got great endurance, stamina, speed. Whether he's at the block, runs short routes, run deep routes, clear out, catch-and-run plays, he's willing to do whatever he needs to do. He works very hard to do it well and create the good timing with the quarterback and the other receivers in the passing game. Nobody works harder than Brandin. He's very unselfish. He's a great teammate, and we're fortunate to have him on our team."
Outside of a limited workload during a joint practice with the Texans in mid-August, Cooks hasn't missed a practice since being acquired in a trade from the Saints on March 11.
He has played 92.3 percent of the offensive snaps and now has 45 receptions for 786 yards and four touchdowns this season.