Chris Cooley was definately, former Redskins quarterback, Jason Campbell’s favorite target. Cooley caught 149 passes for 1635 yards and nine scores. However, one of those touchdowns was a pass from Antwaan Randel-El, now with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, Cooley will be catching balls from Donovan McNabb. Although, McNabb is a proven passer in this league, Cooley admits there will be an adjustment period.
“He’s fine as far as his reads on the plays. It’s just learning how guys are going to run routes is a big difference,” Cooley said. “He’s been around guys that have done things the way he’s wanted so you’ve got to talk it over. You gotta say, ‘Well, this is how I’m going to do it,’ or ‘what do you want here?’ And I think that’s been the toughest part. I’ve [run] routes in the past and I’ve not got balls, and I’ve seen balls from Donovan and they’re not where I expect them to be. And so we just all got to get on the same page and we will.”
Cooley will definitely need a big year, as the tight ends look to be one of the focal points of this offense. With the emergence of tight end Fred Davis, it would be great to establish himself as a premier tight end in this league, once again.