Adjusting to the speed of the NFL is a challenge for any rookie, but Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook must feel as if he triple-clicked the fast-forward button.
After watching almost the entire season from the cocoon of the inactive list, Cook has seen his career progress at light speed in the past few days. Pressed into action because of a shoulder injury to Matt McGloin — who was starting in place of injured star Derek Carr — Cook will make the first start of his career Saturday at Houston.
In the first round of the playoffs. Against the NFL’s No. 1 defense.
“We’ll do the best we can to prepare him,” Raiders Coach Jack Del Rio said Wednesday in...