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#pounditMonday, May 20, 2024

Watch: Michael Irvin goes nuts on Brandin Cooks for big drops

Michael Irvin went nuts over Brandin Cooks’ inability to make some big plays in the Super Bowl.

Cooks’ Los Angeles Rams were held without a touchdown and only scored three points in a 13-3 Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots. Cooks twice was unable to come down with potential catches in the end zone. On Showtime’s “Inside the NFL”, Irvin blasted Cooks for his inability to make the big play that was needed.

The funny part is Showtime’s Brandon Marshall brought out a video of Irvin similarly being unable to make a tough catch in the 1994 NFC Championship Game against the 49ers, and Irvin did everything possible to defend himself.

Irvin’s point still stands. The catches were tough — and on one, Jared Goff delivered the ball late — but those are the plays that need to be made to win a Super Bowl. Just look at Rob Gronkowski — he makes the tough, diving catch by the end zone to set up the only TD of the game. That could have very easily been dropped, but his clutch catch is the difference between winning and losing. And that’s why Gronk got the love from Irvin after the game.

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