It says something about the rebuilding Bears that we’re wondering how their next opponent plans to neutralize a fourth-round draft pick who made his NFL debut last week. But it says much, much more about fun.

Tarik Cohen is fun. Fun is good.

There hasn’t been fun around the Bears in quite awhile, and, OK, you’re right, there hasn’t been much good either. But perhaps somewhere down the line, if the rebuild turns a corner, the two can work hand in hand.

Against the Falcons on Sunday, Cohen ran five times for 66 yards, caught eight passes for 47 yards and a touchdown, and returned three punts for 45 yards. But the numbers that really stick out are five and six, as in 5-foot-6. It’s why Cohen has become a darling of social media, why his nickname is The Human Joystick and why his big plays look bigger than others players’ big plays.

Small is fun. When Cohen stands in the huddle, you wonder if one of the Bears offensive linemen will pick him up and use him as a deodorant stick. Then he gets his hands on the football, and the chance for something larger than life announces itself.

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Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports

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