Manuel said coming in that he was looking to Get [Cooper’s] confidence rolling and everything like that and get him some touches early so we can make some plays.
That didn’t really happen. Cooper saw his first pass ten minutes into the first quarter on third and 12 and it was high Coop couldn’t haul it in. Coop didn’t see another pass until the fourth quarter which he caught for 8 yards.
In the meantime there were plays such as this one, which Del Rio was talking about in which Coop got past his man, but Manuel didn’t even look that way, opting to throw short to a well covered Seth Roberts.
Thompson would then either look to trade Hundley or keep him around while waiting to rack up a compensatory pick in the future. The Packers reportedly took calls on Hundley during Day 2 of this year’s draft, and Thompson is a product of the Ron Wolf tree, which saw the Packers develop and trade away backups Matt Hasselbeck and Mark Brunell behind Favre.
Last year in an article for the Players’ Tribune, Watt rattled off all injuries he’s endured since 2015. The list reads like a busy night for an ER staff: one broken hand, staph infection, two torn abs, three torn adductor muscles, one herniated disc (twice). Even though at the time Watt promised that he was just getting started, it’s fair to wonder if the 28-year-old will ever reach his three-time Defensive Player of the Year heights again.
Watt hasn’t just been a once in a generation player in his career, either. He has made a huge difference off the field, too. It can be easy to make fun of someone who so sincerely lives and breathes football, but Watt even earned his haters’ respect when he raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief.