Marcus Cooper is a starting cornerback
If Marcus Cooper isn’t starting at cornerback this week at Buffalo, something’s wrong. Cooper, who just arrived a couple of weeks ago via trade from the Kansas City Chiefs, had quite a game this past Sunday.
He clearly played a better game than rookie Brandon Williams did the week prior against New England, getting two interceptions. One of those interceptions was returned for a touchdown. Cooper has earned himself the spot for now.
For his part, Williams did play better against the Bucs. However starting Cooper over Williams right now gives Williams a chance to continue to learn while still getting some playing time.
This could end up being a week by week thing, however it is clear for now that Cooper is the man to start opposite Patrick Peterson. Williams will still get playing time. Remember, he’s still learning, so we all need to give him a little slack.