WR Amari Cooper (10.6.22)


On the Chargers secondary:

“They have some good players. They have some established players and they have some young players who make plays. Play a lot of zone and a lot of off coverage, but they are really instinctive guys. Good ball skills. It is going to be a good competition for us going into this week.”


On Chargers S Derwin James Jr.:

“Derwin, he is a really good player and has been a really good player since he came out. Has dealt with some injuries and stuff like that, but every time he is on the field, he is always making plays. A really aggressive player, a really smart player and instinctive player. Really good in the run game and the passing game. We always have to be aware of where he is on the field.”


On the Chargers CBs:

“They have (Chargers CB) J.C. (Jackson). He is a ballhawk. Have to be fundamentally sound going up against him when you are route running and everything like that. They have the young guy (Chargers CB Asante Samuel Jr.). He is good – plays just like his father (former Patriots CB Asante Samuel). Tries to jump routes and stuff like that off, inside and always looking for the ball. Just have to be disciplined in our route running.”


On the importance of him being involved and getting touches to help the Browns offense:

“As a receiver, you want to touch the ball early. That kind of gets guys going at any skill position. It is very important, but at the end of the day, my job is more than just catching the ball. Whatever they ask me to do as far as blocking in the run game or getting other guys open. I have a huge responsibility. Whatever they ask me to do, I am going to do it.”


On if there is a way for the Browns offense to scheme him open when opposing defenses may play more zone defense and commit to limiting his production like the Falcons last week:

“Every team is structured different. We have some really great running backs on our team. Anytime you are playing against a team that plays a lot of zone, especially two-high zone, it behooves you to run the ball a lot and try to exploit that. At the end of the day, they did some really good things on both sides of the ball, offense and defense. They just played better. It had nothing to do with whether or not I was getting targets. There is more than one way to win a football game. At the end of the day, they just outplayed us and won the game. If we had won that game with me getting four targets or however many targets, we would not be even talking about targets.”


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