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In my opinion, since the middle of the season his stock has risen faster than any other WR in Alabama history and yes that includes Julio.. Julio was big and strong and had different intangibles than Amari... Amari has that 6th gear that a lot of WR's do not possess. If he would have caught that ball Monday night while running by and splitting those two safeties, I believe it would have been even more mind blowing than the TD catch in the Georgia Game where he let up, then turned on the jets to catch back up to the ball...
He is just unbelievable and may be our next shot at a heisman, along with TJ of course, and if he stays healthy he will leave Bama as the best WR ever to put a Crimson jersey on..
Did anyone HONESTLY see him doing this?? Who got to see him p.any in HS??
Tiderinfl called it saying Cooper was the best hs receiver and was going to be big time. I miss that guy.
One poster on here was all on top of the Florida guys last year. I apologize but I can't remember who it was. He was very high on Coop from what I remember even though CB was the 5* recruit. This receiving corp is straight up SICK!!
The was a lot of buzz around him when he committed so it isn't too surprising. But then, we have so many really good players its understandable why one slips your mind. I think Chris Black may have received a little more attention from folks.
I have never seen a poster be more spot on about a recruit than tiderNfl was about cooper.
I don't think the average fan even realizes how good he really is yet. He isn't a better athlete than Julio, but he is already a better college WR than Julio ever was at any point during his time at UA. His last 5-6 games have been enough for me to see it...
I'd be shocked if he doesn't break every Bama single season receiving record next season, and career record's before he's gone (barring injury).
I like the nickname "Super Cooper".
Better hands than julio, thats for sure
he's definitely better than julio at this stage. julio was great and i love the guy, but until the 2nd half of his last season i thought he was inconsistent relative to the hype. don't get me wrong he made a lot of great plays, but i don't think he really put it together till late. bottom-line, i think coop is further along.
Been watching Bama play since about 1966. In my opinion, Julio Jones is the best reciever Alabama has ever had. Good hands, and very physical. Made great contributions to the Crimson Tide. Cooper is probably faster, and probably does have better hands, but he's not Julio yet...But, I hope Cooper does turn out the be the best ever. R.T.R.!!!
I've been following Bama since the 60's as well. No WR blocks as well as Julio, but as far as route running, speed, flexibility, and most important...hands....Cooper is head and shoulders best...even as a Freshman. His hands and route running remind me a lot of Al Bell, and his speed reminds me of Freddie Milons. And a current Defensive player told me that C. Black is on par with Amari, that he catches everything in practice.
Pretty high praise for Coop's speed as Julio ran a 4.38 forty at the NFL Combine. Watching Cooper split those two defensive backs as he accelerated towards AJ's pass was an absolute thing of beauty.
One thing Julio excelled at was his devastating blocking in the flats. I doubt Amari will ever be as crushing a blocker as Julio, but he will wind up being a more productive receiver as he's a more crisp route runner & has better hands. He is more polished than Julio was as a freshman. It also doesn't hurt that his QB play is superior to anything Julio had at Bama - not a knock on JPW or GMac, but McCarron is an elite QB with a fabulous deep ball who will be the most prolific passer in Bama history by a wide margin. Amari's presence will go a long way in making that a reality.
I feel honored & proud to have these 2 remarkable wideouts play for our beloved Tide. Will enjoy every minute of this dynasty.
Several weeks ago a poster here made a good observation. (I don't remember who it was). He said: "If there had not been a Julio, we wouldn't have Cooper".
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I don't want to sound negative, but I really believe if Coop had laid outt and dove for two of those deep throws, he would have at least caught one, and possibly if I remember right, the easiest catch if he dived for it, he would have ended up in the end zone for a TD. Are receivers theses days encouraged not to lay out fully for the ball to prevent possible injuries, as it seems I see this more today than in years past?
I believe TiderN_FL watched him in hs and called it.
Did the announcers say that teddy bridge water was his hs qb? If so, imagine that team!
The crazy thing about Cooper's stats are that he didn't start until what the fourth or fifth game? Julio started from day one I believe but Coop definitely has the QB advantage.
He's better than JuIio as a Frosh IMO.
The only thing about the game that disappointed me was Amari and AJ not quite getting that long TD in the first half, that would have been a highlight for years to come, and we would have went into halftime 35-0.
Amari has that smooth flow when he runs his routes, just looks so natural.
And great hand eye coordination, if Chris Black is anywhere near him in talent we wont be stopped next year, stacked WR corps and Yeldon with a year under his belt, dang, no wonder AJ is coming back.
Agree! However, I would like to have seen what Julio could have done with this offensive line and AJ passing...wow...can you imagine having Julio & Cooper, one on each side...RTR
Whatever happened to that guy?
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That's a good one but I'm partial to my own "Amari Ferrari"
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