Tarik Cohen splash plays
Remember in Week One last year when the Chicago Bears let the cat out of the bag with Tarik Cohen exploding against the Atlanta Falcons? Then we saw a glimpse a week or two later as he carried them home to victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers. And then, do you remember when the team started to make up excuses like he was getting double teamed as to why they were not able to get him onto the field? Let’s just say Matt Nagy has operated differently.
However, this summer there was the debate. Is Tarik Cohen a staple of the offense or a gadget player who could not stay on the field. Even into Week Four, it looked as if Cohen was only in for a role as a secondary piece. However, since then he has made a significant impact on this team.
What is so impressive is how the team has been able to get an impact out of him in a variety of ways. Against the Bucs, the team used him deep down the field, and then in the run to salt the lead away. Against Miami and New England, he was working after the catch. He didn’t see the ball much against New York, but ripped off his only catch for 70 yards and a touchdown, and had a huge punt return against the Bills despite not stuffing the box score.
Deep, on the ground, after the catch, screens and punt returns. Tarik Cohen gives you an impact in a different way every single game. That could have been hoped for, but not expected.