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“I had a great day with him,” Cooley said. “We got together five or six times. Jason’s making huge strides. I feel good about what I’m doing. … He threw me a ball today that was two feet behind me because he said he saw some room in the zone. He sees things that are unbelievable for a young quarterback.”

Cooley became one of Campbell’s top targets once the then-second-year quarterback took over for Mark Brunell. In the nine games Brunell started, Cooley had 27 catches for 323 yards (11.9 average) and three touchdowns. In seven games with Campbell, he had 30 catches for 411 yards (13.7 average) and three touchdowns.

If the comfort zone expands starting in Week 1 against Miami, the Campbell-Cooley combination could pay big dividends on the field and, eventually, in Cooley’s bank account.

“I would love to help as much as I can and be a big part of the offense,” Cooley said. “Obviously, I want 100 catches but it’s a big deal for me to get first downs and yards after the catch, too.

“Both Jason and I feel very comfortable finding openings in defenses where a lot of other people don’t. I think I’ve always had a knack for it and Jason has done a really good job finding me and seeing a hole develop before it does. He really trusts me.”