The NFL has begun cracking down on touchdown celebrations recently, which was highly publicized after Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown’s dance last week. A lot of players have not taken kindly to the league’s crackdown, including Saints wide receiver and Oregon State alum Brandin Cooks.
Cooks has a patented celebration in which he appears to be shooting a bow-and-arrow that he began doing as a sign of his faith in God, as it was inspired by a script in the Bible. He even has an emoji of him doing the gesture and has adopted the nickname “The Archer”. It is very easy to see why Cooks is upset with the new rules, but he says he has no plans on stopping the celebration. He has been doing it for three seasons and does not want to stop now. He did however say he may modify it a bit in order to not get a flag.
Check out the celebration in question:
The NFL was very serious about this ruling so it will be interesting to see how players around the league handle it. As far as Cooks, look for him to continue the celebration. The Saints face off against the Panthers Sunday, October 16th at 1 P.M. ET on FOX.