Dear lord. I have no inherent issue with Casey Cooper but his live band playing is the epitome of everything that I dislike. Chopping all over behind a chorus is a sure-fire way of getting you fired from most gigs, as is the disrupted time feel he has at points, dragging and then speeding up.
I think the guy is a fair player. I don't dislike him particularly on any level but I think there are some glaring weaknesses there that perhaps he isn't aware of.