Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper wasn’t able to have his fourth 100-yard day of the season on Revis Island Sunday, but he did leave a good impression on Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Cooper caught four passes for 34 yards (he had five for 46 overall) while Revis was covering him on Sunday and the veteran corner was left singing the praises of the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft after the 34-20 Raiders victory.
“He’s awesome, man,” Revis said, via NJ.com. “It was fun watching him out there. They had a great game plan moving him, and a lot of places to give him the ball. Awesome. The sky is the limit for him. A special player, he is.”
Revis also complimented Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who had 333 passing yards and four touchdowns, for “playing very hot right now.” That heat led the Raiders to a 4-3 record and giving them a tiebreaker over the Jets that could wind up looming large when it comes time to hand out Wild Card spots at the end of the season.
Should that not come to pass for Oakland, the presence of Carr, Cooper and the other emerging talents that led them on Sunday make for the brightest future as we’ve seen for the franchise in many years.