Cooper Kupp

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  1. Jimmy Chitwood

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    here’s a really good profile piece on Kupp:
    https://www.latimes.com/sports/rams...kima-washington-rams-peyton-manning?_amp=true

    it includes this interesting story from several years ago:

     
  2. Johnny Tightlips

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    Cooper Kupp at this pace is on his way to an all pro season, certainly a pro bowl, lets hope he stays healthy because if he does, he will always be Goff's security blanket
     
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    It's great to see Kupp become essentially the #1 receiver with the Rams. Cooks and Woods have been more of a supporting cast.
     
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  7. Don Wassall

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    Brandin Cooks is dealing with another concussion and there's a decent chance he won't play again this season. His bad news is good news for the uncoverable Kupp, whose targets can only go up with Cooks out.
     
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    Kupp is the ultimate caste buster, in a great system, with a chance for a hall of fame career. He’s on par with Jordy Nelson and Adam Thielen as far as size, speed, and hands. However, unlike Thielen and Nelson, he did not have to serve a racial apprenticeship.
     
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    Yes, let's hope Kupp stays healthy, as he could post better stats than Thielen and Nelson.
     
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    I agree that Kupp has the ability to be better or at least as good as Nelson and Theilen, I think Theilen is perceptively faster than Kupp.
     
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    Just to remind us of the infuriating way the potentially all-time great Cooper Kupp was suddenly demoted by Sean McVay last season. With Brandin Cooks gone will Kupp go back to starting again this season, or will the Rams go heavy with two tight ends and leave Kupp on the sideline for a lot of plays?

    One of the most difficult players to evaluate heading into the 2020 season is Cooper Kupp. A lot of what you believe hinges upon whether you think his first half usage or second half usage is the real Kupp. Over the first eight weeks of the season, Kupp was the WR3, averaging 21 ppg. From week 9 to week 16, Kupp was borderline unstartable - the WR45, averaging 11.4 ppg. For comparison purposes, you would've been better off with Cole Beasley, Randall Cobb, James Washington, and Hunter Renfrow over that span. The biggest problem was that Sean McVay decided to flat out bench Kupp for long stretches. Weeks 14 and 16 were especially troublesome as Kupp played 34.3% and 58.6% of the snaps. From week 13 on, Kupp scored a touchdown in every game, which salvaged his fantasy value, but his usage was extremely disconcerting. He was regularly out-snapped by Johnny Mundt! It appears as though Kupp is the odd man out when the Rams use 12 personnel. Even with Brandin Cooks gone, McVay has shown that he would rather have Josh Reynolds and Robert Woods out there in two receiver sets. I like Kupp. He has WR1 upside. If you think he plays in two receiver sets and is a near every down player, then he's a steal anywhere past the third round. If you think he comes off the field too much for backup tight ends, then he's a hard fade. https://www.rotoballer.com/player-n...look-great-player-but-questions-abound/736610
     
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    The lack of playing time for Kupp is odd, unless it's injury related. The first thing that is brought to mind is that black players may have been upset at him playing. Or perhaps pressure was put against the team by social activist sources.
     
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    Cooper Kupp just signed a three-year deal with the seemingly obligatory "White Discount." It's for $48 million, a tremendous amount of dough, but even Weenieworld earlier today expected him to sign for $20 mil per. At running back, a position valued much less than WR when it comes to contracts, Alvin Kamara signed today for 5 years and $75 million, and Dalvin Cook for 5 years and $63 million. While NFL players at all positions have signed record breaking deals this year, Kupp only moves into the top 12 at his position. He won't have to ever worry about paying his bills again, but he could have and should have demanded a better deal. From our good friends at Weenieworld:

    Rams signed WR Cooper Kupp to a three-year, $48 million extension.
    The Rams went with a short-term deal for Kupp, who settled for less than the $20 million annually Keenan Allen got from the Chargers. Kupp's $16 million APY still places him in the top-12 for receivers. Kupp set career highs in 2019 and should take a step forward after the Rams moved on from Brandin Cooks. Signing this extension gives Kupp a chance to land another big contract in his age-31 season.
     
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    Expecting big things from Kupp in 2020! Nice to see him rewarded with a healthy contract.
     
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    Happy for Cooper Kupp but I agree he should have asked for more. I will say one thing. I have often thought how lucky all of these guys are to be making this kind of money. I could live 10 lifetimes and not make even near what they make in 3 years! Think about that? It's no wonder Americans are sick of these crybaby athletes crying how tough their life is? Cry me a river. They are so out of touch with reality that it makes me sick. I love the game but hate the money they get paid and that's why I rarely go to see them play live. The same of movies and concerts. Occasionaly will I spend that type of money. Very rarely. TV, Radio and the computer is the best seat in the house anyway.
     
  16. La France Blanche

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    Overall not a bad deal for Kupp. Like Mike Trout, he signed a moderately large short-term contract when relatively young, leaving him open for another big payday before he gets too old. Obviously Kupp isn't going to get the huge raise Trout did, but he's still putting himself in a good position.
     

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