ST. LOUIS -- Jared Cook's decision to sign with the St. Louis Rams had a lot to do with the dynamic offensive plan they unveiled and reuniting with head coach Jeff Fisher.
Coming off a huge debut, the big-body tight end with getaway skills said it was every bit as important that the defense be good enough to give him a chance.
"They kind of sold me on what they had going on as an offense," Cook said Wednesday after practice. "I already knew they had a good defense and I was excited about that even more.
"You want the defense to be good enough to get you the ball back and these guys can do it."
The defense did its job in the opener, shutting down Arizona in the fourth quarter of a 27-24 comeback victory. Sam Bradford got four possessions to rally with an offense that featured lots of four-wide receiver sets and speed to stretch the secondary.
The 6-foot-5, 248-pound Cook was the star with seven catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns, the first multi-touchdown game of his caree...