The Chicago Bears wrapped up their 2017 rookie minicamp earlier today, and when practice ended, fourth round pick Tarik Cohen met the media and recealed yet another nickname. At his post draft conference call, he revealed he prefers the nickname “Chicaken Salad” over the more prominent “Human Joystick,” but today when asked how his name is pronounced, he replied "Tuh-reek or Big Daddy."
Of the three nickmanes, I think Big Daddy is a nice fit for the 5’6”, 179 pounder, although once we see him with the pads on in a game, I hope he does something that makes us want to call him the Human Joystick.
Even though he’s been compared to Darren Sproles, he said he’d like to have a Tyreek Hill type of game, which means making an impact from the backfield, as a slot receiver and in the return game.
He also has a great sense of humor, as evidenced by this tweet from yesterday.
*Objects in picture may seem smaller than in person * https://t.co/sFy909MMo7— Tarik Cohen (@_Twenty8_) May 13, 2017
Head coach John Fox also met the media today and here’s what he said about Big Daddy.
#Bears coach John Fox on 5-6 RB Tarik Cohen: "I think he views himself about 6-6."— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) May 14, 2017
And here are a few more Tweets about Cohen.
If Tarik Cohen actually becomes the next Darren Sproles, everyone will do more than call him "Big Daddy."— Robert Zeglinski (@RobertZeglinski) May 14, 2017
RB Tarik Cohen said he hasn't made any special purchases since signing with #Bears.— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) May 14, 2017
"I still want to be able to go to Walmart," he said.
Bears rookie RB Tarik ‘Big Daddy’ Cohen when asked what he looks for when he hits the open field: pic.twitter.com/FUqBW5twgJ— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) May 14, 2017
"The 80-yarders, those become addicting to watch," #Bears RB Tarik Cohen said of his college tape. "To me, they've become addicting to have"— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) May 14, 2017
John Fox was also complimentary about his rookie QB, Mitchell Trubisky, saying "He's had a great camp. We've really had a good productive camp."
This happened today too...
John Fox on the animal: "I’ve heard muskrat, beaver, skunk. I don’t think they really know." https://t.co/NY1YNkvFEd— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) May 14, 2017
And one more thing...