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Derek Carr sees a more aggressive Amari Cooper this year

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Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper has put up good numbers since entering the league as a first round pick in 2015 and his quarterback is letting the players tasked with defending him this year know that they should be prepared for an even more aggressive Cooper this time around.

Cooper has gotten bigger this offseason and Derek Carr said the duo is working on hitting more passes downfield in order to take advantage of his ability to win one-on-one battles for the ball.

“That thing that you saw at Alabama where he’ll just take things over, and not to say that he hasn’t because he has, but I just think that it’s not just becoming a thing of what game it’s going to be, it’s becoming a thing where that’s who he is,” Carr said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “DBs better know that he’s really taking it serious that he’s trying to go attack them this year. He’s not going to let them come to him anymore, and I think that just comes with age and seeing him do it out here. The guy has been going off all camp, all offseason. We were kind of just laughing at how impressed we were.”

Cooper has had trouble with drops at points over the last two years and he slowed down in the second half of last season, but he’s only turning 23 this month and that’s a good reason to believe that he should be able to continue to find new facets to his game in 2017 and beyond. That would be good news for the Raiders and an even tougher time for the teams trying to stop them.

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12 Responses to “Derek Carr sees a more aggressive Amari Cooper this year”
  1. joetoronto says: Jun 14, 2017 11:40 AM

    Cooper is as quiet as he is great, nice to see in this look at me world we live in.

  2. remstar10 says: Jun 14, 2017 11:46 AM

    Start giving Cooper some damn red zone targets

  3. honkeyt says: Jun 14, 2017 11:59 AM

    Cooper is going to blow through busted coverage like dookie through a goose.

  4. ScrappyZoolander says: Jun 14, 2017 12:10 PM

    Raiders future is in good hands with these two and Mack

  5. raiderej says: Jun 14, 2017 12:19 PM

    So he will “aggressively” drop the second most passes in the NFL? At least we will save time on the clock.

  6. ariani1985 says: Jun 14, 2017 12:40 PM

    Watkins = greater talent

  7. Frazier28/7 says: Jun 14, 2017 1:15 PM

    How about more aggressive bone marrow in your leg

  8. eazeback says: Jun 14, 2017 1:18 PM

    either way i’ll steer clear of him this yr in fantasy…almost cost me the championship

  9. twincities90210 says: Jun 14, 2017 1:31 PM

    Do you blame him? I mean Patterson is about to take his starting job away.

  10. 32assassin says: Jun 14, 2017 7:07 PM

    twincities90210 says:
    Jun 14, 2017 1:31 PM
    Do you blame him? I mean Patterson is about to take his starting job away.
    if this is true, what does it say about the vikings?

    they let a #1 receiver walk out the door to keep a bunch of scrubs.

  11. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 14, 2017 11:26 PM

    So Carr is now calling out his teammates in public using the media? What a first class jerk. That breaks the locker room code!

  12. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 18, 2017 10:19 PM

    Cooper disappears in big games and late in the season.

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