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Only issue now is that again Fox is an idiot., Cohen was not in thee on the 2 minute drill where you would excpect such a passing weapon would be, He was making excuses again. Fox is such  moron.

 

https://247sports.com/nfl/chicago-bears/Bolt/John-Fox-says-Chicago-Bears-rookies-dont-know-two-minute-drill-plays-110764761

 

The Chicago Bears had a chance to either tie or the win the game late in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions, yet Tarik Cohen and Adam Shaheen, two of the team's most productive players on Sunday, were no where to be found.

Instead of having proven weapons on the field around quarterback Mitch Trubisky at the end of the game, the team relied on running back Benny Cunningham for his pass protection ability and Daniel Brown at tight end.

Chicago lost the game and head coach John Fox explained after the game why two of his most productive rookies were not on the field.

"[The] two minute [offense], not everybody on the team knows all that," Fox said after the game. "We have Adam Shaheen, we have Mitchell Trubisky, we have Tarik Cohen that are playing in their eighth games of their NFL careers as rookies. They have a lot on their plate as it is, they can't do everything. They're definitely good young players. We utilize all of them a lot."

The first thing Fox got wrong was that both rookies were actually playing in their ninth NFL game. Beyond that miscue, it is not like Sunday's game as the first of the season. Both players should rightfully know and understand all aspects of the playbook regardless of whether it is in the first quarter of the game of the final two minutes of the contest.

Cohen was electric when given the opportunity Sunday, picking up 44 yards and a touchdown on the ground on nine carries and catching four passes for 15 yards. Shaheen had a career day, catching four passes for 41 yards with one touchdown. Despite their productivity, neither got to experience the end of the game on the field.

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2 hours ago, damageinc said:

Only issue now is that again Fox is an idiot., Cohen was not in thee on the 2 minute drill where you would excpect such a passing weapon would be, He was making excuses again. Fox is such  moron.

 

https://247sports.com/nfl/chicago-bears/Bolt/John-Fox-says-Chicago-Bears-rookies-dont-know-two-minute-drill-plays-110764761

 

The Chicago Bears had a chance to either tie or the win the game late in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions, yet Tarik Cohen and Adam Shaheen, two of the team's most productive players on Sunday, were no where to be found.

Instead of having proven weapons on the field around quarterback Mitch Trubisky at the end of the game, the team relied on running back Benny Cunningham for his pass protection ability and Daniel Brown at tight end.

Chicago lost the game and head coach John Fox explained after the game why two of his most productive rookies were not on the field.

"[The] two minute [offense], not everybody on the team knows all that," Fox said after the game. "We have Adam Shaheen, we have Mitchell Trubisky, we have Tarik Cohen that are playing in their eighth games of their NFL careers as rookies. They have a lot on their plate as it is, they can't do everything. They're definitely good young players. We utilize all of them a lot."

The first thing Fox got wrong was that both rookies were actually playing in their ninth NFL game. Beyond that miscue, it is not like Sunday's game as the first of the season. Both players should rightfully know and understand all aspects of the playbook regardless of whether it is in the first quarter of the game of the final two minutes of the contest.

Cohen was electric when given the opportunity Sunday, picking up 44 yards and a touchdown on the ground on nine carries and catching four passes for 15 yards. Shaheen had a career day, catching four passes for 41 yards with one touchdown. Despite their productivity, neither got to experience the end of the game on the field.

Why would Fox play them? They might win. You can't tank if you win. 

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3 hours ago, damageinc said:

Glad I kept him for one more week. I figured that all the press this week in Chicago would force them to wake up. He looked really good and back as a decent flex play every week. 

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen carried the ball nine times for 44 yards, including an acrobatic 12-yard run that saw the rookie sky high over the pylon for the score. Cohen added 15 yards in the passing game but the real story was his ability to run between the tackles for some nice gains. The Bears offense had gotten away from Cohen the past few weeks but this performance reminds the league what he is capable of. Cohen will be a volatile FLEX option with loads of potential in the fantasy weeks ahead.

 

Your welcome, after i dropped him. I take full credit for this.

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Are any of you guys playing him this week? I’m in a 1 pt per 25 return yardage PPR league and thinking about playing him over CJA in a must win week. Game script could favor him as well. However John Fox’s idiotic coaching scares me. 

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41 minutes ago, ree10 said:

Are any of you guys playing him this week? I’m in a 1 pt per 25 return yardage PPR league and thinking about playing him over CJA in a must win week. Game script could favor him as well. However John Fox’s idiotic coaching scares me. 

 

How lucky do you feel?

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I picked him up in a standard scoring league. What are your guys thoughts on him at flex? Not really sure how safe I feel playing him there. In PPR its a different story but standard not sure.

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Rolling with this guy in a PPR/Return yards league. Boom or bust, but he's actually the 10th RB overall in this format. I know the offensive snaps aren't really there, but he should still get a few carries, a few catches, and hopefully a bunch of return yards. Gotta go with the boom guy since I'm a huge underdog.

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1 hour ago, tpat30 said:

Rolling with this guy in a PPR/Return yards league. Boom or bust, but he's actually the 10th RB overall in this format. I know the offensive snaps aren't really there, but he should still get a few carries, a few catches, and hopefully a bunch of return yards. Gotta go with the boom guy since I'm a huge underdog.

 

I've been thinking about this myself. In a full PPR, we also get 1 point per 25 return yards (with bonus at 150).  He has finished with 9+ points in 10 of 13 games, which doesn't sound great until you realize my other 2 options are currently Shepard or Ginn.

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Just now, myersisu said:

 

I've been thinking about this myself. In a full PPR, we also get 1 point per 25 return yards (with bonus at 150).  He has finished with 9+ points in 10 of 13 games, which doesn't sound great until you realize my other 2 options are currently Shepard or Ginn.

 

Sounds good to me too. I think Cohen will continue to have big games.

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Totally inept coaching staff has wasted his talent. Not just for fantasy value but Bears benefit. Cohen helps influence the defense probably more than any player on the roster. Eventually it will probably cost them their jobs. 

 

Last week was the closest thing to utilizing his talents to the team's advantage on the season. Wildcat a play or two, traditional carries as RB 5 or so times , decoy in motion to create indecision on defense to open lanes for Howard or freeze/slow blitzing defenders. The only place they still haven't figured out how to incorporate Cohen is in the passing game or two minute drill. Can't for the life of me understand that as that should be where Tarik is most dangerous but Benny C. dominates the 3rd down and catchup roles .

 

I still believe in Cohen being a little lesser version of Kamara. Goal line and grinder on clock killing drives aren't ever going to be Cohen strong suits but he can do everything else. 

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48 minutes ago, howlin' 2 said:

I still believe in Cohen being a little lesser version of Kamara. 

 

:huh:

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2 minutes ago, kdko said:

 

:huh:

 Probably in terms of playmaking, but Kamara is an all around back where Cohen isn't 

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2 minutes ago, tpat30 said:

 Probably in terms of playmaking, but Kamara is an all around back where Cohen isn't 

 

Lots of playmakers in the league, only 1 Kamara!

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20 hours ago, kdko said:

 

Lots of playmakers in the league, only 1 Kamara!

And I drafted both Kamara 1.09 and Cohen 3.08 in 12 team lg's May draft so I was way ahead of the curve on both.

 

And Cohen's talent is right behind Kamara except for power runner. If the Bears bring in a true creative offensive coordinator you'll see as many highlights reel plays out of Tarik as Alvin. Just not the grinder yards or GL action although Tarik can be the leaper like Walter used to be for the Bears.

 

Go watch every Tarik Cohen touch last week vs Bengals on YouTube. Had TWO TD'S called back or would've been way over 100 total yards. First time since about week 3-4 that he actually got normal carries plus Wildcat formation . Along with Mixon and Hannibal Ekeler I'm set for fun times @ RB for years in PPR lg. Might trade Shady McCoy out of guilt of riches.:wub:

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So despite John Fox's best efforts this season, in terms of not giving Cohen nearly enough snaps, Cohen somehow still produced enough to be a top 20 RB in my main fantasy league (.25 point per catch, 6 points per TD, 1 point per 15 yards rushing/receiving, 1 point per 30 return yards, 3 point bonus for 100 yard rushing/receiving game). Cohen ended up as exactly the #20 RB.

I can't imagine there are many owners who started him week in and week out, due to his unpredictable usage...but if you did start him every week, you got yourself RB2 production from that spot. 

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This guy is a great offensive coordinator away from being a RB1.   I am super stoked to own him in Dynasty.  He is just a beast.

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9 minutes ago, milesberg said:

This guy is a great offensive coordinator away from being a RB1.   I am super stoked to own him in Dynasty.  He is just a beast.

X2 ... Dion Lewis lite but even more of a home run threat

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Now that Fox is gone, life may be looking up for Tarik Cohen.  Unless the Bears hire Jeff Fisher or something.

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22 minutes ago, SharkSwimmer said:

Now that Fox is gone, life may be looking up for Tarik Cohen.  Unless the Bears hire Jeff Fisher or something.

The "King" Fisher needs to retire his porn 'stache to t.v.booth along with Cowher & Wannstedt

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56 minutes ago, SharkSwimmer said:

Now that Fox is gone, life may be looking up for Tarik Cohen.  Unless the Bears hire Jeff Fisher or something.

but at the same time they could hire a coach who doesn't like cohen at all 

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5 minutes ago, Flyers_28 said:

but at the same time they could hire a coach who doesn't like cohen at all 

 

I think every coaching candidate they interview, they should ask them if they like Cohen. Any candidate who says no or hems and haws, should be eliminated from further consideration. 

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