PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Eagles are one Riley Cooper catch away from being the only undefeated team in the NFL. Down five points at San Francisco against the 49ers in week four, Cooper dropped what would have been the go-ahead touchdown.READ MORE: Former Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane Due In Court For Alleged Probation Violation
On Monday, Cooper publicly took full responsibility.
“I’ve had two huge drops,” Cooper told Michael Barkann and Ike Reese during an in-studio visit with the 94WIP Mike & Ike Show. “The one [drop] in San Francisco, we would have won the game if I caught that and I, one hundred percent, take that. I put that on my shoulders. Nick [Foles] threw a perfect ball, that window was so tight, and Nick put it right where it needed to be and I didn’t catch it. So we lost that game. And then I had the drop on Monday Night Football. So those were two drops that were at crucial parts of the game and on big stages, you know what I’m saying? So I definitely need to make those plays.”
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Cooper admitted it’s difficult admitting to possibly costing your team a win, especially in a town like Philadelphia.
“It’s definitely tough [to admit it], but you don’t have to go around telling all the guys,” Cooper said on Monday morning. “They [my teammates] know. I mean, they see the replay. They listen to the media and stuff. I mean, they see me drop it in the end zone in the San Fran game. Like, I mean it’s nothing that you have to go and apologize to people for, but it’s tough. Especially being in a city like this where everyone is so passionate about football. Everyone talks about football 24/7 and I love it. I truly do, that’s the type of city I want to play in. It’s definitely tough, but it is what it is. You gotta do it. You gotta take the blame for it.”
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