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Bay Area Columnist: Cooper's Hands Problem Made Carr Distrust Him

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    The Oakland Raiders lost confidence in wide receiver Amari Cooper, according to longtime Bay Area columnist Ray Ratto.

    Ratto works for NBC Sports Bay Area and he said on my NBC Sports Radio show, "They treated him like he was a number one option early, he dropped a bunch of balls, they lost confidence in him."

    Cooper made the Pro Bowl his first two years in the NFL. The former Alabama product had over one thousand yards in 2015 and 2016. Last season, he only had 680 yards in 14 games, but caught a career high seven touchdown passes. In five games this year, he's got one touchdown pass and two 100-yard receiving games.

    Ratto believes Raiders quarterback Derek Carr lost trust in Cooper when he told me, "They fell out of competitive love with each other. Cooper's hands problem made Carr distrust him."

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    Cooper was the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. 

    Click here to listen to my NBC Sports Radio interview with Ratto. He starts talking about Cooper at 3:36