Eagles HC Chip Kelly made sure to correct what he felt was a misconception about WR Riley Cooper, who over the last two weeks has caught a combined eight passes for 241 yards and five touchdowns.
“I don’t think [Cooper] struggled in his first five games getting open, I don’t think he had the ball thrown to him, but I don’t think he was struggling getting open,” Kelly said. “When you watch the tape, he was open. I think we have more time to throw, and we’re doing a better job with protection. I think the guy calling plays is calling better plays. Riley is really, really good at tracking the ball. It’s one of his qualities, he can track a ball in the air.”
What he's trying to say, and what the stats tell us, is Nick Foles is getting Cooper the ball where Michael Vick wasn't. Foles and Cooper have connected 15 times for 393 yards and six TDs in just over four games.