Can I cheat on this one? We saw in the two series last week that Derek Carr was not messing around when he was looking for Amari Cooper. He looked his way, and looked his way often, threading the needle and looking for tweaks in the offense that could make this duo all the more dangerous. After all, these are the games that do not count.
Although they only connected for six yards, most of Carr’s throws seemed as though he was trying to test to see what he could get away with. They were both aggressive and possibly a little too hyped up for their own good, especially Carr. They missed two big plays that could have easily had the entire football community buzzing about the potential these two harness between them.
I want to see if they mean to come out again guns blazing, while hopefully connecting on one or more big plays to ease those folks that may be worried about their rhythm. The sample size form Week 1 was small, and should grow as we get into Week 2, meaning that offensive opportunities for Carr and Cooper should at least double, and for those that were watching, we all know what happened last year when Cooper got his hands on this secondary…
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