Darrelle Revis: Amari Cooper is a special player

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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.

34 responses to “Darrelle Revis: Amari Cooper is a special player

  1. That’s the biggest compliment I’ve ever heard that dude give. That’s some pretty high praise

  2. chris harris and aqib talin best duo in the league

    Same guys that got taken behind the shed by the pats last year?

    Judgment day is coming on Nov 29, and it isn’t going to be pretty for the horse-teeths

  3. I love these comments from arguably the best corner to play the sport.

    Darrelle Revis doesn’t need to talk himself up, he’s a proven entity.

  4. Class move by Revis. But from the stat line, sounds like Revis did his job. Cooper did not have nearly the success against Revis that he has had recently. Good work by both men.

  5. The very first offensive play by the raiders says it all. It might have been an incomplete pass, but Cooper put a little stutter step move on Revis and had a good step on him deep downfield before Carr overthrew the pass.

    Jets are still legit, and still think it is going to come down to Steelers, Jets, and Raiders for the wildcard spot. Raiders are still young, and need to learn how to finish, but getting better every week.

    Maybe the Raiders can help the Jets out by beating the Steelers this week.

    Go Raiders!

  6. Anyone who thinks the Jets secondary can be compared to the Broncos or the Seahawks is wearing green colored glasses. Cromartie is 1/4 of the player Revis, Sherman, Harris JR, or Talib is. He can’t move laterally (Crabtree spun him around on one play) and he’s lost speed as Holmes got by him (with the help of a little push off but not blatant enough for the ref to see it, or call it).

  7. Not a Raiders fan per se, but I do like what they are building in Oakland. Lots of reasons for Raider fans to be excited about the future.

  8. And the best part about Cooper is that he does it all without that diva nonsense. Just work hard, and make plays. The kid has some Barry Sanders in him, and I love that.

  9. At his moment in time Carr is better than Luck. Has a better team I would say as well but a lot of that is the play of Carr. He is more accurate with the football and his decision making is where Luck should be.

  10. I love it! Great job RAIDERS!!! I was wrong about Carr, he’s looking great.. Let’s see how good this team is over the next month….

  11. I can’t remember the last time I saw the Raiders with a winning record by this point in the season. Things are looking up for their fans for the first time in a long long time.

    They seem to have done really well in their last couple drafts and that’s made a huge difference.

  12. Hate to say it but Revis is missing a step. As usual, the Pats able to see the past the trees in the forest. Either he’s just passing his peak or he’s got some kind of nagging injury that he’s not disclosing to the injury report for whatever reason.

    Normally, I would say it’s because he’s in zone. But he’s gotten stung on press coverage, too.

    But Revis..he’s got no reason to be pissed. He’s hooked the league for 6 different contracts since he came into the league and has made a literally fortune. He’s laughing all the way to the bank. And this guy dresses like a hobo and lives above a restaurant in an unknown town in NJ. He’s as humble as someone who’s made a fortune from playing a game can be.

  13. Amari Cooper is already very good and looks like he could be a great one, but is he the best rookie wide receiver?

    Cooper: 7 games, 38-565-3
    Diggs: 4 games, 25-419-2

    Should be a great matchup in two weeks.

  14. The long TD run up the sideline where the Jets missed 4 tackles showed no sign of #24. Was he visiting his island?

  15. cliverush says:
    Nov 2, 2015 4:09 PM
    The long TD run up the sideline where the Jets missed 4 tackles showed no sign of #24. Was he visiting his island?
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    No just a good play call that took Revis to the other side of the field. Plus that was one heck of a run by Taiwan Jones. Say what you want about Revis, but he is one of the best. Both on and off the field. Reminds me of Nnamdi.

    Go Raiders!

  16. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Nov 2, 2015 3:47 PM

    Amari Cooper is already very good and looks like he could be a great one, but is he the best rookie wide receiver?

    Cooper: 7 games, 38-565-3
    Diggs: 4 games, 25-419-2

    Should be a great matchup in two weeks.
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    I like Diggs, but it’s too soon to get overly excited about either him or Cooper. But the league always needs good young players, so I hope both these guys, and their QBs, become elite players.

  17. “I can’t remember the last time I saw the Raiders with a winning record by this point in the season.”

    It was 2011. People tend to forget the raiders went 8-8 two years in a row and would have made the playoffs during the aforementioned year had they not lost to the Chargers in the 4th quarter of the last game of the season.

  18. So 4 catches for 34 yards is getting shredded? Sign me up. People freak out when Revis gives up a catch on a 6 yard out route or a slant. When you do catch it he’s got you down. People think Sherman is great simply because he says he is. Harris Jr. gets no love. Check his numbers over the last two years.

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