The Raiders lost for the third straight week in Detroit last Sunday, dropping their record to 4-6 and dousing some of the good feelings generated during the first half of the season.
Among the things that took a turn for the worse from those better days was the production of rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper. Cooper had one catch for four yards against Detroit and dropped two other throws in his direction in what was easily the worst outing of his brief NFL career. Raiders coach Jack Del Rio didn’t sound too concerned Tuesday about more of the same against the Titans this week.
“He’s a good player,” Del Rio said, via the San Jose Mercury News. “He’s been very consistent in his approach. We like the approach he has. We’ll work through whatever things need to be corrected.”
The Raiders offense has slowed down across the board over the last two weeks, scoring 27 total points after averaging over 30 a game in their three previous games. It’s a trend that will have to change if the Raiders are going to get back on the path to a winning record that they were traveling down in October.