WR Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles
HT: 6-4, WT: 222, Born: 9-9-1987, College: Florida, Drafted: Round 5
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|1||at Washington Redskins|
|2||San Diego Chargers|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs|
|4||at Denver Broncos|
|5||at New York Giants|
|6||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|8||New York Giants|
|9||at Oakland Raiders|
|10||at Green Bay Packers|
|15||at Minnesota Vikings|
|17||at Dallas Cowboys|
2012 Game Summaries
Week 6 - This was Cooper’s first game back this season after being sidelined with a collarbone injury for the first give games of the season. His first catch came late in the first quarter on 3rd and six. Cooper ran a short curl, caught the pass from Vick and got eight yards on the play for a 1st down. He had a similar play on Philly’s first series of the second quarter – a quick come back pass for a gain of 10. Cooper was the closest guy to the Hail Mary pass at the end of the first half, and he was targeted in the flat early in the third quarter for a gain of seven, but the defense was offsides and the Eagles accepted the penalty, taking away a catch for Cooper.
Week 10 - Cooper primarily ran quick outs and drags across the middle against the Cowboys. His best catch came on the team's final drive as caught a quick screen to the right and then turned upfield to the outside and ran for a 22 yard gain before being pushed out of bounds.
Week 11 - The sizable receiver with the luxurious locks tallied five catches for sixty-one yards on eight targets. Philadelphia allowed Cooper to run a variety of routes against the Redskins, and unlike other receivers for the Eagles, Cooper exhibited a knack for getting open and finding the soft spots in Washington’s zone coverage. If Brent Celek is to miss any time, Cooper is the most likely beneficiary of more targets in a passing game that averaged under four yards per pass in Week Eleven.
Week 13 - Cooper finished the day with two receptions for 31 yards. His best play came on a 15 yard touchdown catch. On the play, Cooper ran to the right side of the end zone on a go route. Quarterback Nick Foles lofted the ball towards Cooper whose left hand was pinned down by a Dallas defender. Cooper tracked the ball in to his body and secured it with his right hand for the touchdown. Cooper primarily ran go routes and quick outs on the right side of the field against Dallas.
Week 14 - Cooper made a number of sure-handed receptions, but missed his biggest chance for an impact play against Tampa Bay. After quick slant and hitch routes for a majority of the game, Cooper got free deep on the Eagles’ final drive. It was a sure touchdown, that would have likely won the game, but Foles overthrew Cooper by a wide margin. With Desean Jackson out for the season, Cooper will be more involved in the offense. Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant look to be clearly ahead of Cooper for playing time.
Week 15 - Peppered with targets like a steak headed for the grill, Cooper caught three passes for twenty yards, including the Eagles’ lone touchdown on Thursday night. The majority of Cooper’s pedestrian yardage total came on his eleven-yard pitch-and-catch reception from Nick Foles early in the second quarter. Otherwise, Cooper was the intended receiver on a handful of quick slant routes. The mounting injuries on the Eagles’ offensive side of the ball dictate that Cooper will continue to see a significant number of snaps – and his size is a welcome presence among Philadelphia’s undersized receivers – but Cooper and Foles were not on the same page against the Bengals. Call it a silver lining, but Cooper was one of the few Eagles receivers to not fumble after completing a catch.
Week 17 - Riley Cooper was a nice option at times for Michael Vick to go to but the entire passing game lacked energy on Sunday and it was tough for lower string guys like Cooper to produce. Cooper made several nice catches however. He got good separation on curl and in breaking patterns for first downs and looked in rhythm at times with QB Vick. Cooper also had a shot at a big touchdown pass down the field but the pass was slightly overthrown by Vick and Cooper had to become the DB as he tried to knock down the pass. Cooper looked quick and got open several times against the defense but the offense struggled heavily to move the ball with any consistency. The Eagles were rarely in the redzone also and Cooper simply isn’t high enough on the depth chart to compete with the other bigger names on offense in Philadelphia.