Crimson Tide WR Calvin Ridley named SEC Freshman of the Week

Alabama may have found its new big-play threat on the outside, as true freshman Calvin Ridley made several big plays to help the Tide to its 38-10 win at Georgia.The Tide have been lacking a true downfield playmaker in the absence of Amari Cooper, but after Ridley's second reception of 45 yards or more stretched Alabama's lead to 24-3, the search may very well be over. Following...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alabama Freshman Catches First College Touchdown

It appears that reports of a demise from the Alabama Crimson Tide football program may have been slightly premature. Alabama has come out angry in their game against Louisiana-Monroe, and one of the team’s top freshman got a chance to get into the end zone for the first time in Tuscaloosa. In the second quarter with Alabama leading 7-0, Jacob Coker would connect with Calvin Ridley...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper scores first NFL TD

Oakland Raiders rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper officially has something to celebrate about his NFL career as he made his first ever touchdown catch in today’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. The former Alabama star received a pass from quarterback Derek Carr and then eluded a defender en route to a 68-yard score. In three years with the Crimson Tide, Cooper caught 228 passes...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Week 1 Prediction: Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was the type of target that the Raiders wanted to bring in to be the primary wide receiver for second-year quarterback Derek Carr. There is quite a bit of hype surrounding Cooper’s first game on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals and he has a lot to live up to with the hype...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Week 1 Prediction: Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was the type of target that the Raiders wanted to bring in to be the primary wide receiver for second-year quarterback Derek Carr. There is quite a bit of hype surrounding Cooper’s first game on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals and he has a lot to live up to with the hype...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper doesn't look like a rookie to Dre Kirkpatrick

Dre Kirkpatrick knew what he'd be watching the minute he popped in tape of Amari Cooper.The Bengals cornerback knows all about his fellow Crimson Tide alum. Now, he'll be the first cornerback tasked with slowing Cooper down."He looks great. He doesn't look like a rookie, I'll tell you that," Kirkpatrick told ESPN's Bill Williamson. "He looks like he's been here before."Kirkpatrick...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Amari Cooper Burns Patrick Peterson In Preseason Matchup

Sure, it’s just the preseason and the games don’t count. And sure, it’s just one play. But if it’s any indication of what the season has in store, the Oakland Raiders are going to be just fine at the wide receiver position with Amari Cooper now wearing the silver and black. The former Alabama Crimson Tide standout made defensive backs from the Arizona Cardinals look silly...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper owns Patrick Peterson, puts him on skates

Former Alabama Crimson Tide standout and current Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is going to be a very good pro. During his first few games in the NFL preseason, Cooper has been able to show flashes of brilliance. However, it was what he was able to do in Week 3 that really caught everyone’s attention. While he was lined up against Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Raiders Rookie WR Amari Cooper Puts Cardinals DB Patrick Peterson On Skates

One of the people folks are really eager to see play this season is Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper. The former Alabama standout made a habit of catching anything and everything that came his way during his time with the Crimson Tide, and folks want to see if he is going to be able to do the same in the NFL.If he can go up against arguably the best cornerback in the league...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders fans should be excited about Derek Carr and Amari Cooper

Sure it was just one pass completion, but the 40 yard pass completion from quarterback Derek Carr to rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper in Saturday’s 20-12 loss to the Minnesota Vikings should have fans of the Oakland Raiders feeling giddy. For quite some time, the Raiders have struggled with scoring points on offense.  Last season, the Raiders finished 31st in the NFL in scoring...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders rookie WR Amari Cooper: 'I don't really feel any pressure'

It seems like everyone -- from regular Raiders fans to Jerry Rice -- expect big things from Amari Cooper.It's all noise to the new Raiders rookie. He's just here to play football and let the rest fall into place."I don't really feel any pressure to deliver," Cooper told reporters at training camp. "I have before but I've really grown as a person so I don't really feel any pressure...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper Keeping a Clear Head for Upcoming Rookie Season with Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper catches a pass during a rookie minicamp at an NFL football facility in Alameda, Calif. Derek Carr averaged an NFL-low 5.5 yards per pass attempt as he had few big-play targets at his disposal. The Raiders believe they filled that void by drafting Amari Cooper. (Mandatory Credit: Jeff Chiu/AP) Only a couple days ago, Hall of Fame wide receiver...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Rice calls Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper ‘their new Tim Brown’

You know you’ve made an impression when Jerry Rice offers you praise. Oakland Raiders rookie Amari Cooper has been blowing everybody away this offseason during practices, and many have given their vote of confidence regarding his superstar potential. Rice is the newest member of this club. In an interview with, he lauded Cooper and compared him to Hall of Fame receiver...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Oakland Raiders must follow these five steps to be successful in 2015

The Oakland Raiders have been in an extremely long slump.  If they were a baseball player, their organization would have given up on them and sent them down to the minors quite some time ago.  When owner Al Davis passed in 2011, the team began to take a new philosophy.  Gone were the days of trying to fix the problem with a band-aid and going for the quick fix, ever since then...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama cashes in, receives 2014 SEC Championship rings

To the victor belong the spoils. The Alabama Crimson Tide received their 2014 SEC Championship rings this week following their 42-13 victory last season over the Missouri Tigers in the Georgia Dome.  The win earned the Tide their SEC-record 24th league title. Two players set championship game records as quarterback Blake Sims set the title game record for completion percentage at...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon State transfer Richard Mullaney could land with Tide

Following one of the single greatest receiving seasons in recent history, the Alabama Crimson Tide are desperately looking to replace Amari Cooper. With tight end O.J. Howard likely receiving more time in the passing game, the team is looking for some of the other young players to step up and command the ball. Former Oregon State receiver Richard Mullaney, who recently announced...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama Football: Report: Alabama Could Bring In Oregon State WR Transfer Richard Mullaney, Pending Visit

With Heisman finalist Amari Cooper off to the NFL, Alabama has a hole to fill at wide receiver. Pending a Sunday visit, former Oregon State passcatcher Richard Mullaney may be a part of the 2015 Crimson Tide. Former Thousand Oaks WR Richard Mullaney is leaving Oregon State. Could be headed to Alabama. — eric sondheimer (@latsondheimer) June 13, 2015 Mullaney, who has immediate...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Could the Raiders use Amari Cooper on kickoff returns?

Jack Del Rio is devising up ways to get the ball into the hands of his explosive rookie playmaker.And that might mean lining Amari Cooper up for kickoff return duty in 2015.“What we’ll always do, and always have done, is say, ‘Hey, here’s what the guy can do for us,'" special teams coach Brady Seely told the San Francisco Chronicle. "Is he that kind of player who can change...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Getting First Look at Derek Carr to Amari Cooper Connection

  Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr throws a pass as quarterback Matt McGloin, left, looks on during NFL football minicamp at the team’s training facility, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) The Oakland Raiders have known about the potential of second year quarterback Derek Carr throwing to fourth overall pick Amari Cooper for over a month...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

WR Amari Cooper showing he's the 'real deal' at Raiders OTAs with ‘almost no mental errors’

According to Adam Kaplan of ESPN, Oakland Raiders rookie wideout Amari Cooper has been everything advertised and more with the reporter calling the rookie the 'real deal.' "Real deal,' Caplan said via Twitter.”Almost no mental errors. Runs great routes." Cooper, 6'1,211 pounds, has been showing the talent that made him the No. 4 overall pick at the team's OTAs. Coach Jack...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper appears like the ‘real deal’ in Raiders OTA’s

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsAmari Cooper was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, and is ready to take the league by storm in his rookie year. According to reports, he has looked like the “real deal” during OTA’s and has not been making many mental errors. That is very good news for a rookie wide receiver, and the Raiders believe...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Most NFL Ready Player in the 2015 NFL Draft Is:

Amari Cooper, wide receiver, Alabama. Cooper is the complete package and has all the tools needed to be successful at the next level. He is quick and balanced. His release is good and the burst needed to get away from defenders is there. He runs fluid and disciplined routes and gets open when his quarterback is in trouble. He is also an excellent blocker at the line of scrimmage...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Dolphins Select DeVante Parker with 14th Pick

Much like in 2014, the crop of wide receivers in the 2015 NFL draft is a deep one. With talents ranging from Alabama’s Amari Cooper, West Virginia’s Kevin White and USC’s Nelson Agholor, it was increasingly difficult to divine where they would all end up. But now we know where one such receiver will be playing football this year: Louisville’s DeVante Parker, who was selected...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders select Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper is now an official member of the Oakland Raiders. After Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota and Dante Fowler Jr were selected top three, the Raiders scooped up Cooper. The Raiders get just what they need: a true number one wideout. Leonard Williams was available and would have improved the defense immediately, but the Raiders offense is now, well, pretty good. Derek...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

DeVante Parker Taken No. 14 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker has been taken at No. 14 overall by the Miami Dolphins in this year’s NFL Draft. He’s the third wideout taken – behind Alabama’s Amari Cooper and WVU’s Kevin White. WR @DeVanteParker09 is the first wide receiver taken in the first round in school history @CoachPetrinoUL — LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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