Cooper Kupp is having one blast of a season with the Los Angeles Rams. This year, he became the first receiver to surpass 100 catches. He also has the most receiving yards and touchdowns in the league.
Throughout his career, Kupp has displayed a quarterback-like ability to read defensive plans and exploit them. And in the most complicated interview response you’ll ever see, he put that expertise on show.
Cooper was the leading receiver during the Week 13 matchup between Los Angeles Rams and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Rams registered their first win in their last four games and Cooper caught eight passes for 129 yards and a touchdown with an average of 16.1 yards per reception.
Cooper Kupp listing the technicalities of the play
Kupp spoke with NFL Network’s Bridget Condon after the Rams’ 37-7 victory against the Jaguars on Sunday at the SoFi Stadium. On his 29-yard touchdown reception which came in the third quarter, he was asked just what he observed.
Cooper Kupp giving the most technical answer I’ve ever heard from a wide receiver pic.twitter.com/E8sbU800z1
— 𝕋𝕠𝕞 – 𝕃𝔸 ℝ𝕒𝕞𝕤 (@TL_LARams) December 6, 2021
“Yeah, they had a little, three-deep fire zone,” Cooper replied confidently. “Brought the nickel off the edge, safety dropped down. They didn’t look like they were doing a replacement fire zone, so I knew with the back away, we were going to get three pushing through that had an opportunity to kind of run there if I could beat my guy, just had to beat the safety to the end zone.”
That reply from Cooper left the Twitteratis baffled. No one, literally no one even some football analysts was unable to understand the technical language uttered by the receiver in one go. This left Twitter cracking jokes in the most hilarious ways possible.
I’ve watched this 50 times. https://t.co/J076gHfS8D
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 7, 2021
— Dante’s Inferno (@dantesinferno63) December 7, 2021
What you heard vs What I heard pic.twitter.com/K0ejeGclmn
— CB (@ipostraiders) December 7, 2021
Coop breaking down plays pic.twitter.com/ZKPCjFLf1V
— NFL On Prime Video (@NFLonPrime) December 6, 2021
He saw the coding. pic.twitter.com/tqZMPEQ7zO
— Chuck Foolery (@Machwon46) December 6, 2021
What i heard: pic.twitter.com/di5BHbXzx9
— Oscar (@_o01cg) December 7, 2021
Kupp while running routes: pic.twitter.com/PRFFVYLlMv
— Mike Albano (@TouchMyV) December 6, 2021
It’s true that there’s a lot of jargon. But it also reveals what’s on Kupp’s mind during a particular play. The response was also well received by the audience. Furthermore, it just reflects upon the football IQ that the 28-year-old possesses.
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