Oakland Raiders QB Explains What Makes Amari Cooper Special [VIDEO]
There's plenty of excitement in the Bay Area around second-year Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and his rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper. The passing combo has already been given the nickname 'AC/DC' with Raiders fans.
The former Alabama star has already made a great impression in training camp and wasted no time getting involved in the Oakland offense during the first preseason game.
Carr appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday to talk about his sophomore season, but shared some insight into why the team is excited about having Cooper in silver and black.
"I've never seen a guy track the ball like he does once it's in the air, like on a deep ball," Carr said. "It doesn't matter where you throw it, he makes you right. He makes it hit him right on stride."
Carr told Dan Patrick that he even tried to challenge his rookie early on in training camp, and Cooper surprised him with his speed and separation.
"The one that stands out the most to me is we were doing one-on-ones and I threw him a deep post." Carr said. "I told myself, okay, I'm going to put it out there a little bit. I want to test him and see what he's got. I threw it and I thought that's definitely overthrown. He looked up at the ball, put his head down for about eight more strides, put his head back up and when he caught the ball, the DB was 10 yards behind him. I could not believe it."
The Raiders preseason schedule continues on Saturday night with a game against the Minnesota Vikings. You can hear the full interview below.