According to Football Outsiders, 91 receivers have been targeted at least nine times this season.
Of that group, Riley Cooper ranks 84th in catch rate, which is simply the percentage of receptions per targets.
Cooper’s been targeted 16 times and come up with six catches for 68 yards (catch rate of 38 percent). But Chip Kelly expressed on several occasions today that he is happy with the wide receiver’s production.
“Riley’s done an unbelievable job, especially blocking on the perimeter, great red-zone target for us,” Kelly said.
Jason Peters did not have the type of dominant performance Thursday that we have come to expect from the left tackle. Matched up with Tamba Hali for much of the game, he yielded five quarterback hurries and gave up a sack. Hali is a good pass rusher, but Peters is used to handling good pass rushers.
Part of the issue is that Peters is working with a dislocated finger on his left hand. The injury happened in the opener against Washington (he left that game briefly) and he aggravated it Thursday against the Chiefs.
He made poor decisions with the football at times and too many of his throws were off target.
Chip Kelly, though, seemed to come down harder on the offensive line than he did the quarterback following the 26-16 loss to Kansas City.