According to reports, Amari Cooper, at 26 years old, is taking on the new role of teacher for his new pupil CeeDee Lamb.
“I'm an open book. I'm going to give him everything that I have, all the knowledge that I have …and hope that he runs with it,” said Amari Cooper.
I don't know about you, but I love hearing this. Anything Amari Cooper can do to help CeeDee Lamb get up to speed quicker or improve his game in the slightest could pay huge dividends for the Dallas Cowboys.
Not all veterans enjoy a rookie chirping nonstop questions in their ear, so for that I commend Amari Cooper for being “an open book” as he put it. This new teacher/student bond is already something CeeDee Lamb seems to be relishing and taking to heart.
“Seeing him run routes every day is ridiculous…Just seeing him work, asking him questions, picking his brain, getting a little knowledge, tips for whatever he has in his game…I'm asking as many questions as possible and he's answering them,” said CeeDee Lamb.
This statement from CeeDee Lamb brings to mind the phrase “knowledge is power”. To hear that he's not willing to stand on his talent alone and is seeking out ways to improve his game is exciting. It should make both he and the Dallas Cowboys better for it.
Of course, obtaining the knowledge and applying it are two different things. It's up to CeeDee Lamb to “run with it” as Amari Cooper so eloquently worded it in his earlier statement. I know I could pick Cooper's brain as well, but the knowledge would be wasted on me. Hopefully that's not the case for the former Oklahoma star WR.
I for one think this new teacher/student relationship between Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb is just the beginning of bigger things to come. Both players seem to be putting their egos aside for the greater good, the Cowboys passing game. Whether or not it pays off right away has yet to be seen, but it's really exciting to see these two put forth the effort and work together.