Jack Del Rio 'cringed' when he found out the Patriots traded for Brandin Cooks

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The Patriots won the Super Bowl almost two months ago and seemingly got better with the acquisition of wide receiver Brandin Cooks, which is more than enough to make you sick if you're anyone other than someone affiliated with the team or a fan.

It definitely made Raiders coach Jack Del Rio unhappy.

Del Rio said he "cringed" when he found out the Patriots traded for Cooks for the 32nd pick in this year's NFL Draft.


“Yeah, I (did) cringe. They added a real special talent in Cooks,” Del Rio said at Tuesday’s AFC coaches breakfast at the NFL Annual Meeting, via the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian. “He can really do some things. He can really create some separation.”

It wasn't easy for coaches to prepare for the Patriots' offense pre-Cooks. But now that's an even more daunting task when Cooks, who is drawing comparisons to Randy Moss, is in the fold. Not only that, but the Patriots also added Dwayne Allen, Rex Burkhead and are getting Gronk back.

New England's offense is going to be a scary good unit. Just ask new Broncos head coach Vance Joseph.

“It’s scary,” Joseph said, via the Herald. “It’s explosive.”

This offense could be as good as the 2007 group was, maybe even better.

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