WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. --There's nothing wrong with a little healthy competition between teammates. And after a brief footrace on Monday between two of the Saints' fastest players, cornerback Keenan Lewis and wide receiver Brandin Cooks, some is definitely brewing as is an idea to turn it into a way to help out those in need.
'Let's get the truth out because I've been hearing about this,' Lewis said defensively in an attempt to refute the notion that Cooks proved to be faster at one point during practice yesterday.
The play in question: Cooks caught a bubble screen on the left side, and, like he's done several times already, quickly planted and turned up field, bursting through the heart of the defense.
Lewis attempted to run Cooks down, but the rookie had other ideas.
'We were just finishing the play,' Cooks said. 'That's all it was. I saw him try to turn it up, so I had to turn it up a little bit and make it a foot race to the end zone.'
It was one Cooks won with ease.
'The guy's a real fast guy,' Lewis said. 'But actually, we can do a charity event where we get a race, just me and him.'
Lewis was asked if he would win.
'What do you think?' he replied. 'I'm going to win. Period. ... I guarantee the old guy comes out the winner.'