It’s Time for Philadelphia Eagles to Ax Controversial, Underachieving WR Riley Cooper

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Nobody can say that he wasn’t given a fair shake.

But after just a trio of contests to kick off the 2013 NFL season, WR Riley Cooper has proven that he has no place on the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster.

Following his ignorant, wildly-offensive and truly disturbing use of an all too familiar racial slur, many fans were prepared to give him a second chance. But now that he has shown that he can’t even perform on the field, there is really no reason to keep him around any longer. In reality, the backlash surrounding his moral mishap could certainly be affecting his play.

I can guarantee you that Cooper has had an ear-full of criticism, threats and relentless taunts while on the gridiron, and I don’t expect that to stop anytime soon. To be completely honest, he deserves every bit of the ear-lashing that he’s receiving. And unfortunately for Coop, the only thing that he isn’t receiving is passes from QB Michael Vick.

With 16 targets in three games, Vick has tried to get Cooper the football, but the fourth-year wide-out just can’t hang onto it. Plagued with drops and an overall lack of athleticism when it comes to reaching for less-than-perfect throws, Cooper has only been able to tally 6 catches for a miserable 68 yards and a single score.

Cooper may have been worth keeping around if he was actually able to produce, but now that he has proven to be useless, head coach Chip Kelly and the Birds need to just snip him loose.

While WRs Jason Avant and Damaris Johnson are hardly ideal candidates to complement stud WR DeSean Jackson, I promise you nobody will miss Cooper if he is handed his walking papers.

 

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  • Samuel Hain

    What a stupid article. Get rid of chronically injured Vick, who can’t read defenses and is a turnover machine.

  • WTF

    I’m willing to cut of my nuts if I’m wrong about this, but Joe Doris is black, and he’s still holding a grudge on Cooper. I don’t care if Cooper had 20 touchdowns in 1 game, this writer would still want to ax him.

  • Mordecai James-Bradford

    I agree this is a stupid article. Riley cooper is on pace to get more tds and yds than any of his previous seasons and is a quality player. The author has some racial animosity and will never be happy regardless of how he performs.

  • Skeptical Cat

    You are a fucking idiot. Replace him with who????

  • Adam

    Yea this had to be a nig that wrote this article.