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.
Okay is generally coach-speak for: He didn’t play well, but it’s unfair to place all the blame on one guy.
And that’s true. The offensive line had too many issues. Wide receivers struggled to get open consistently. The defense couldn’t get off the field during an 8-minute, 15-second stretch in the fourth quarter. And special teams suffered a variety of miscues.
But one week after throwing for 423 yards and completing nearly 64 percent of his passes against the Chargers, Vick was just 13-for-30 with three turnovers against the Chiefs.
What were some of his issues? Let’s take a look, starting with his first-quarter interception.