Randall Cobb Provides Amari Rodgers with the Perfect Mentor

Initially, when the rumors began swirling that the Green Bay Packers were looking into trading for Randall Cobb, your initial thought might have been, why? Or at least that was mine.

Cobb had a nice 2019 season away from the Packers with Dallas, but at almost 31-years-old, we aren’t going to see the Cobb of old here in Green Bay. We also didn’t know how his contract would fit and when it came to roster construction, the Packers already had a younger version of Cobb on the roster in Amari Rodgers—so how is the playing time between those two going to shake out?

Coming out of Clemson, many draft analysts compared Rodgers to Cobb. Even Rodgers made that comparison himself when asked about it.

Both players are an excellent fit for the Matt LaFleur offense as true slot receivers, who can be utilized as the motion man and can let their YAC abilities take over on designed touches such as jet sweeps and wide receiver screens. At Cobb’s best in 2014, he ranked 9th in YAC, while last season at Clemson, Rodgers ranked 4th in that category, according to PFF.

When it comes to their skill-sets, there is certainly some redundancy.

We don’t know what the playing time breakdown between these two will look like, but just because Cobb is here doesn’t mean that Rodgers won’t see any playing time either. I’m sure LaFleur is happy to have both of these players at his disposal and he will make it work. With that said, Rodgers likely isn’t going to see the same amount of snaps that we thought he would a week ago.

However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing for Rodgers. In fact, this could be better for his career in the long run.

For starters, the two already have a very good relationship with Rodgers saying that Cobb is “like a big brother to me.” And because their skill-sets are so similar, there really isn’t anyone better for Rodgers to be learning from. Not to mention that Cobb is a consummate professional.

“I definitely see myself as a Randall Cobb-type of player being used in the slot, jet sweeps, and the return game as well,” Rodgers said.”

Ever since Randall left, they haven't had a guy like that,” he said. Just being able to bring my game to that offense, it would be special just to see me work with a well-known player like Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers."

From Cobb’s perspective, as he told reporters on Thursday, he wants to take on that mentor role like Donald Driver, and Greg Jennings did with him and help Rodgers develop his game:

"I expect to see the continued progress of his growth and I hope to be a part of that," Cobb told reporters. "I hope that I can be what Greg Jennings and Donald Driver and those guys were for me. That's the approach that I've taken when I walked in here. I'm going to give him every tool that was given to me and we will see what happens with it."

While Brian Gutekunst did acknowledge that this trade wouldn’t have happened without Aaron Rodgers orchestrating it, he would also mention that Amari is still a third-round rookie, and this will allow Green Bay to bring him along more slowly—which certainly isn’t a bad thing. Like any rookie, there are likely to be some ups and downs this season.

And actually, for those reasons, this is the typical approach that we’ve seen the Packers take with rookies while Gutey has been at the helm.

If we look at Gutekunst’s first three draft classes, really every rookie except for Darnell Savage began the season in a reduced role, even if they did eventually become a starter at some point that same season. It’s a luxury that most teams don’t have and can often be better for the young player in the long run, and the Packers can now do the same with Rodgers.

This is might be an extreme example but look at Rashan Gary. He has absolutely benefitted from being brought along more slowly and having veterans like Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith to learn from. Now he is on the verge of having a monster third season. Obviously, there are no guarantees, and it's not fair for me to compare Rodgers to a former 12th overall pick, but perhaps we see him take a similar path as Gary.

In a perfect world, of course, we want to see the Packers' early-round selections make an immediate impact, and as I said, Rodgers is still going to see the field. But when you select a player, it’s about who you think they will become and not who they are in that moment.

For Rodgers, there really is no better mentor than Cobb, and this year with him could put his career on a different trajectory than if he was asked to play significant snaps without him as a rookie. While Cobb brings short-term upside for the 2021 season, the long-term benefit could be what’s added to Rodgers’ developmental curve.

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NickPerry's picture

July 30, 2021 at 06:35 am

I'm totally fine with Randall Cobb being here and this from a guy who's favorite pick in the entire 2021 draft was Amari Rodgers. I think we'll see all different types of formations and plays we haven't seen yet from the MLF playbook simply because the Packers haven't had a "True Slot" WR in this offense, at least in the mold of these two.

Rodgers will still get most of the jet motion stuff which I can't wait for. That seemed to kinda die after week one for some reason. Maybe Ervin was banged up, maybe MLF just didn't run it. But with Rodgers I definitely think we see more AND it's going to be successful. Personally I think Rodgers will be so good in this offense, it will impossible to keep him on the bench as the season progresses.

Cobb will be out there more on 3rd downs and the endzone. Cobb may be small, but Rodgers trusts him and he KNOWS Cobb will work free. I wish he was on the filed in the NFCCG. Like or not Gute has made two signings the last few days and both make the Packers better.

Last thought that's unrelated... Rodgers named a BUNCH of players whom he felt were "Disrespected" by the Packers and were either lowballed, cut, or just not resigned.

Well what the hell does Rodgers think happened to his boyhood idols in San Francisco? Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, to name a few were either cut, lowballed, or just not resigned. As Rodgers alluded to several times in his presser...It's a business and an ugly one at that. The name of the game is and always has been to replace old and expensive veterans with young, cheap rookies. It's NEVER going to change. The Packers have been very good at finding those replacements is all.

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Bure9620's picture

July 30, 2021 at 08:50 am

It's called the NFL. Good players walk away from all 32 teams, which is why this is such a stupid argument by Player/GM. You cannot sign everyone. There is a salary cap. For people thinking Rodgers is so intelligent this suggests otherwise. He is clever, not smart.

Does anyone realize we have already pushed over $30 mill to the future? Hypothetically if Rodgers were to be extended, Adams extended, Rodgers Adams and Bahk would eat up nearly half the cap number in coming years???? He claims he understands its business and yet doesn't seem to understand business. He was asked a direct question about his cap number and his response is "well there are things that can be done about that" Really Player/GM?? This likely is why the FO doesn't take your input to sign your friends.....until now

This is why players play.

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Todd's picture

July 30, 2021 at 01:31 pm

I keep forgetting about him, but add in Clark to that getting paid group too. The new contract he signed last fall makes him one of the highest paid D-lineman.

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Thegravedigger's picture

July 31, 2021 at 09:17 pm

he said he wished the front office would of spoken to him about it. he didnt say they shouldve signed every one of those guys. they should of came to him. he just wants the respect that guys like peyton manning got and other qbs get. he wants to be treated like he is not just some joe shmo. he should be involved because without him this team wouldve beeen dogshit for the last 12 years. he is the reason they have been relevant, even with piss poor defense for years. he puts the fans in the seats. so he just wants to be treated as such. you work for a living? u ever feel like management should ask your opinion more? the difference is you are not the fucking face of your job. He is. and they did sign his friend now.... you know why? because rodgers is the man. and gute knows it. and yeah there are things that can be done about the cap... look at all these void years and all this shit they are doing now. dude just wants respect because its his legacy on the line and the decisions up top affect HIM. he might be a millionaire but he only gets on of these life things like all the rest of us do. i dont even get why fans are so upset about all this? hes not holding out, he didnt demand a trade, whats the fucking problem?? he just wants respect because he is who he is. its his team not the gms. its his legacy and its his life.

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Bearmeat's picture

July 30, 2021 at 09:05 am

Hey NP:

A couple thoughts:

1. Rodgers is full of crap and completely self-deluded to the point of being "nuts." The only vets he mentioned that were even possibly "mistakes" to let go of were Woodson, who struggled at safety for a full year in Oakland before adjusting and Hyde - which was Russ Ball's call when TT got sick. The rest of them were the right call.

2. The contract for Cobb could be worse. It's not good, but it's not TERRIBLE. The trade value the same. I was afraid of dumping a 4th or something for him. And he is a positive presence. But I still think he will get hurt. He is old and small and slow. That doesn't work in the NFL. I'd rather have Rodgers out there learning. Plus, the precedent is terrible. I hope it never happens again and I can't wait to trade Rodgers in March of 22.

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davekenya's picture

July 30, 2021 at 11:12 am

Short-term, Cobb should help out the team. This appeases AR, he can be a role model/mentor, and may be as productive as rookie Rodgers would have been in the slot.

Longer-term, if Cobb is a 'one year rental while #12 is on the roster, but gone after 2021', it's another receiver spot to fill. Potentially, Cobb, Tonyan, MVS, Adams all gone after 2021. Not much receiver carry-over. Less has been mentioned that having Cobb also takes away a roster spot from some other WR who would likely have been on the roster longer than Cobb.

Regarding AR:

Maybe after all these years, holding onto the 'draft snub' has run it's course and AR simply needs a new grudge to latch onto to motivate & focus himself for that extra 10% of competitive excellence.

After all, he's not stupid. He knows GB uses up all it's cap money each year spread around the roster...so it's disingenuous to say 'the FO either didn't offer this guy a contract or low-balled this guy'...when he knows the same FO went out of it's way to offer a contract to players it shouldn't have...or high-balled them (i.e. Jimmy Graham). He'd have credibility if GB was consistently spending around the cap floor each year (not true) when it could've been using that money on various players.

Reality is, it's also a business. Maybe I'm missing something...but all other clubs holding ticker-tape parades every time they release or don't extend an aging vet? Do we really need to dig up the myriad of quotes from players GB brought in from other rosters who say how great it is in GB compared to their former club?

I'm fine with AR using whatever psychological tools he needs to in order to motivate himself. But I draw the line when he uses tools that negatively impact the organization or other teammates.

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 30, 2021 at 01:55 pm

Newsflash: You spend 17 years on one team and you're going to see a bunch of players, including your buddies, get cut, leave via free agency, traded, etc.

This is a replacement league. Always has been, always will be. I'm really not understanding his beef about this. I still think this is about the Love pick, but he doesn't want to seem petty, so he claims this is what his discontent is all about.

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egbertsouse's picture

July 30, 2021 at 06:45 am

As Vic Ketchman would say, all this mentor talk is “baloney.” If Cobb is still a competitor, he should mentor Amari right over to the bench. If he is a teacher, cut him and hire him as a coach. Brian signed Cobb simply for the purpose of shutting AR up, these other reasons are nothing but Packer PR “baloney.”

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Bure9620's picture

July 30, 2021 at 08:50 am

Vic is right. The NFL is a league of replacement.

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

July 30, 2021 at 01:07 pm

Respectfully, Ketchman isn't necessarily right on this, at least not in every situation. Davante has mentioned how he was mentioned by Jordy and others on how to practice, how to handle his business and how to take care of his body. Cobb is not looking for huge stats and another big contract. At this point, he's looking for a ring. Mentoring a young WR can only increase that. He said himself he was mentored by Driver and Jennings. So I call B.S. on Vic's "one-size-fits-all" take on vets mentoring young guys. Clearly Marcedes is mentoring the young TEs. They all talk about it.

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Rossonero's picture

July 30, 2021 at 07:21 am

Cobb's impact won't always show up in the stat sheet. Sure, he'll make some plays here and there. But anyone expecting some 70-80 catch season is dreaming. He will be a great mentor not just to Amari Rodgers, but also to all the other WRs in that room. Hard to believe he's only 30, but he's been around that long.

The key for him is to stay healthy. Part of the reason the Packers -- and me personally -- were ok with letting him walk was because he could not stay healthy. Paying up for an expensive, oft-injured veteran is not how you build a winning team and balance it against the demands of the salary cap. They gave up a 6th rd pick (basically nothing) to bring him back, and if it results in a Super Bowl, then it was all worth it.

This will impact another position room since I think the Packers only kept 5 WRs last season. Perhaps this means the Packers only keep 2 QBs in Rodgers and Love, or maybe one less TE.

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NickPerry's picture

July 30, 2021 at 07:26 am

It will be an interesting camp because no matter what Cobb is on the roster.

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Bure9620's picture

July 30, 2021 at 08:53 am

Can't wait to see a 31 year old 180 lb WR running a jet sweep at a blazing 4.78.....defenses won't know what hit them. Our new GM favors old small and slow

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murf7777's picture

July 30, 2021 at 09:54 am

Bure, I respect your opinion because you have many good posts on this site. I’m not sure why you think he is slow other than for age. So, just because he’s 30 years old doesn’t mean his 40 time went from 4.46 at the combine to 4.78 now. How do you know that? Also, route running and quickness is more important for slot receivers. If he has lost a step maybe the jet sweep won’t be in his plays to run.

Unless he gets injured, which is my concern, I’ll go on record stating that many will eat their words on this one. If he does get injured than hopefully Rodgers will be ready to step up.

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Bure9620's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:34 am

Hyperbole on my end. You got me, I do not know Cobb's current 40 time. I do know, Cobb has lost a step. I do know many expect 2014 Randall Cobb and we are getting 2021 Randall Cobb. I still don't see how we are a 31 year old Randall Cobb away from a Championship.

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murf7777's picture

July 30, 2021 at 11:14 am

We will see and find out if Aaron really has any high level GM in him. Losing a step, is all subjective, based on someone's opinion and probably eye test, not factual.

I'll trust a player of Rodgers stature over us fans to determine what Cobb has left in the tank. That reason and Cobb showed last year over 10 games that he can out produce any of our WR's other than Adams. I see it as Adams, MVS and Cobb getting most WR play in 2021.

We can agree to disagree on this one.

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

July 30, 2021 at 01:10 pm

I don't think anyone said we were a 31 year old Randall Cobb away from a Championship. That's a lot of pressure. This just gives Rodgers two guys he trusts implicitly and increases the chances that the offense will continue to be successful, even with injuries. Nothing wrong with having a savvy vet, even if he's lost a step.

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Bure9620's picture

July 30, 2021 at 05:44 pm

Yes Player/GM has trust issues...well documented. You have to earn your Aaron wings first. We should keep the roster stocked with "mentors" and players on the wrong side of 30, just his friends.

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LeotisHarris's picture

July 30, 2021 at 05:44 pm

I'm with ya, WCP. How many years did armadillo-like Jason Witten get open on the freaking Y Option. Was he fast? Nope. Did opponents not know the play was coming? How could they not? Yet, there was that geezer hauling in another well-placed pass for a first down. Every. Damn. Time.

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Philarod's picture

July 31, 2021 at 05:14 am

Not arguing against the Cobb acquisition, but Jason Whitten is also 6'6" and 265 pounds...with that size, he's almost always "open".

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

July 30, 2021 at 07:33 am

Normally when a similar type player is traded for/signed, the existing player goes "Drats!".

But this may be the one time when the response of said player (Amari) is "Awesome!"

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ImaPayne's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:35 am

We dont know if he is just saying that or he isnt too bright. When your contract has clauses or bonus if you accomplish this or that and the guy who may stop you from getting there just shows up, you cant be all that happy.

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Coldworld's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:52 am

Courtesy of TGR’s practice review piece here:

“ LaFleur said he will have discussions with Rodgers on a daily basis about his plans on which receivers he wants in his game plan that particular week. If he wants Amari Rodgers in the plan over Cobb, he said he'll discuss it with him. Silverstein”

It seems like LaFleur is thinking either/or rather than complimentary. One wonders how that will go. It also suggests that the Packers envision a bargaining process to secure Rodgers buy in to game plans, which goes beyond roster input and into LaFleur’s domain of determine actives and usage.

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Bure9620's picture

July 30, 2021 at 11:59 am

Player/QB/Play caller/Coach/OC/GM/Player personnel

Better run everything by him.......
Too bad he doesn't have any power...He's not a victim

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stockholder's picture

July 30, 2021 at 07:49 am

The more I think about it. The more I Love it. You play to win! Not to rebuild. Rodgers isn't running the FO. He's being paid to run this offense. He knows it like the back of his hand. And he's put up with a lot of failures. The frustration isn't insubordination!!! It's listening to the music after the Loses. He's not dancing to his own tune. He's doing the best he can with what he's had to work with. The microscope has been on him every year. And every year he's had to make up for a Defense, that never was capable.

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Savage57's picture

July 30, 2021 at 08:02 am

Doesn't Cobb play offense?

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Bure9620's picture

July 30, 2021 at 01:17 pm

Stockholder has Aaron Rodgers not been playing for the Packers? Has he NOT been atleast a part or contributing factor to these playoff failures? I don't deny we have had defensive collapses or even lapses, The Niners twice, Falcons.....But it is not like Rodgers is just putting a bunch of JAGS on his back and dealing with ineptitude...most recently Jaire Alexander picked off Brady not once but twice. He put the ball back into Rodgers hands twice to which Rodgers makes several poor plays and did nothing with it.....The failures in the red zone against the Seahawks....The mishandled snap and turnover against SF.... some bad picks at bad times....Rodgers is 7-8 in the post-season since the SB...The Packers have also been completely blown out 3 times.....That is atleast partially Rodgers.

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murf7777's picture

July 30, 2021 at 08:35 am

Too much negativity about Cobb. He was rated top 20 receiver using the DVOA method last year prior to his toe injury. He will probably be our second best WR, although I suspect after Adams, MVS, Cobb and Lazard’s will have similar stats. He makes key plays and has a very high catch rate. He will not hamper Rodgers but will enhance his development. He will be a great team player regardless of the amount of playing time. Let’s keep in mind, Aaron doesn’t trust new receivers so it was very unlikely Rodgers was going to get the ball a lot anyways. For 3-5 M per he is a steal for all the above reasons.

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Bearmeat's picture

July 30, 2021 at 09:06 am

No way he'll be 2nd best. Give me MVS and his inconsistency, but with big plays. Lazard's blocking, and maybe even Funchess - over old Cobb.

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Bure9620's picture

July 30, 2021 at 09:09 am

Cobb should be WR6......I doubt player/GM/OC allows this......

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murf7777's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:05 am

“Over old Cobb”. His numbers with Dallas and Houston were still good, not pro bowl, but as good as what we have after Adams. Add in his chemistry with Rodgers and history of making clutch plays I believe he will be the second most important receiver in 2021.

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Bure9620's picture

July 30, 2021 at 09:19 am

Doesn't that speak more to Rodgers??? Maybe this is part of the reason Tom Brady has made lemonade out of lemons and has been to double digit Super Bowls? And has won 7, with all different types of personnel?? Maybe he works to empower young players?? And leads?? Rodgers does not.

This whole "Well does Rodgers Trust him?" Bull is exactly that.....Bull

I am tired of young players or new players having to earn the Player/GM seal of approval...This is seriously not a thing anywhere else....Hopefully this bleep show is over after this year.

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murf7777's picture

July 30, 2021 at 09:40 am

“And has won 7, with all different types of personnel??“

That’s not true regarding his main pass catchers…when looking at Brady’s pass catchers there has been a lot of consistent longer term performers. This is the list with there ranking in parentheses for the most receptions in New England history.

(1) Wes Welker 6 years
(2) Edelman. 12 years
(5) Gronk 10 years
(8). James White 7 years
(16) Amendola 5 years

The reality is Brady had a core group of pass catches throughout his career.

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Bure9620's picture

July 30, 2021 at 09:50 am

The Patriots won Lombaries with Welker once and Gronk once on IR. Brady has done a lot with very little.

Jennings, Cobb, Jordy, Davante, James Jones were all mainstays. Finley would have been if not for the unfortunate injury. In many ways, Rodgers has had just as much continuity if not more than Brady. I would also argue better players.

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murf7777's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:00 am

I wouldn’t debate that Rodgers has had talent, especially when they had the players you stated and I wasn’t defending Rodgers. I was debating your statement about Brady which I feel wasn’t correct.

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davekenya's picture

July 30, 2021 at 11:24 am

...don't forget to include the Pats stealing Randy Moss from us in the 'lot with a little' conversation.

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Coldworld's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:18 am

Well, just looking around for a Houston perspective on Cobb, here is one that suggests less enthusiasm than you seem to have:

“ What do the Texans get in the deal? Well, A LOT OF STUFF.
The Texans really get three key benefits from this deal. First, they actually get a late round draft pick for an overpaid, nearly washed up slot receiver in his 30s. Second, they actually free up over $5 million in cap space. Finally, the Texans shouldn't feel forced to have play Cobb any more, as they might have if he were still here stealing money. Instead, they can spend 2021 assessing the newly acquired Anthony Miller and fourth year slot guy Keke Coutee, either of whom might figure into the Texans future plans.” Houstonpress.com.

Here is a pre-trade look from Texanswire:

“With Will Fuller gone, Cobb can help fill the void as Houston’s No. 2 receiver. But there is a chance offensive snaps could be hard to come by for the one-time Pro-Bowler in 2021.

To begin the year, Chris Conley will possibly line up opposite of Brandin Cooks while the growth of Nico Collins determines whether or not the former Jaguar will keep his starting role. Cobb could reclaim his job as Houston’s top slot receiver, but Keke Coutee may finally obtain consistent playing time under the new regime.”

Neither maybe fair, but I couldn’t find any Texans source that had expectations that Cobb was likely to be an asset this season. The only reason for pointing this out is to counter the assertion that he was a premier receiver at least in DVOA terms before he went down. He was on pace for a little under 800 yards at the time, so not chopped liver either.

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murf7777's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:25 am

You could argue there is a difference with a rebuilding team like Houston and one who has SB aspirations like Green Bay. A veteran like Cobb with his chemistry with Rodgers might be just what the doctor ordered. Let's face it, we need Cobb to excell in one or maybe two years, not 3 or 5.

I don't care about the development of other players, with Rodgers possibly gone after this year, our timeframe to win is now.

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Coldworld's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:43 am

Your comment was on Cobb’s current value as a receiver, I was just looking to see what Texans sources anticipated prior to the trade. I’m not sure that the difference between rebuilding and seeking to win it all is relevant to expectations of his value on the field in a WR room in transition. It does run counter to the implication of the DVOA figure that you cited. As I said, it’s context as to his ability to contribute now not gospel.

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ImaPayne's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:40 am

Its one injury or another, he is always hurt because he is small

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TarynsEyes's picture

July 30, 2021 at 09:32 am

There is no way Rodgers can allow Cobb to look useless, and the worse part is MLF knows it or better know it. Rodgers needs Cobb to succeed, The issue there is what defines success?

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Bure9620's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:30 am

This is true. But it is odd I find the question for everyone to be "can he be effective?" "Will he look useless" and not "we just added a dynamic piece to the offense." Cobb will be forced onto the field and whether he should be there or not so we will see. I fail to see how the acquisition of Randall Cobb makes the Green Bay Packers a better team.

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jannes bjornson's picture

July 30, 2021 at 02:17 pm

Cobb is there to make key plays and deliver in the playoffs. A complementary piece to the puzzle and a confirmation that this team has to dominate with offensive point production. The defense is not designed to impart fear on anybody.

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Gman1976's picture

July 30, 2021 at 06:31 pm

My fear is AR will be looking for Cobb just as he looks for Adam's, and completely misses the other open receiver in the end zone or in first down territory.

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Hematite's picture

July 30, 2021 at 09:59 am

There's no doubt in my mind that Amari Rodgers will benefit immensely from having Cobb as his "personal coach" for a season.

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frankthefork's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:22 am

RC is one of the good character attitude guys, so this Gold ticket holder is happy, if AR is happy and playing in GB. A little communication up front would've been nice, but it's done w/ a 6th rd. next year. I forgive you, so forgive me kind of deal. We cool?

It's back to business... Let's go Packers the game clock is on, and 2021 GBP's are all in for a last dance; and at 50m over cap in 2022 this team will never be the same again!! GPG

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ImaPayne's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:39 am

Rodgers cant be all that happy knowing he may be bench sitting a lot rather then getting the op to become the next go to guy. I'd be pissed at Rodgers for doing this not having spent one moment with me or knowing my capabilities

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Packers0808's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:53 am

Knowing Lafluer he will probably be able to draw up some play plans that will be able to utilize both Rodgers and Cobb in some manner in same plays at same time! LaFluers football mind will most likely be able to come up with some schemes to do so! Hope that will come to fruittion!

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PAPackerbacker's picture

July 30, 2021 at 11:33 am

Amari Rodgers has the skill set to be one of the top receivers in the NFL. And who better to learn from than one of the NFL's top slot receivers? Imagine the possibilities if both RC and Amari were on the field for the same play at the same time. Looking forward to watching Amari Rodgers progress into a top notch, go to, receiver. Go! Pack! Go!

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CheesyTex's picture

July 30, 2021 at 01:49 pm

I love Randall Cobb.

I hate the way the Pack was forced to reacquire him.

I hope he is used situationally -- primarily in critical situations that require insights that can only be gained through experience.

I think if he is used that way, it should placate #12, would help #18 avoid injury, and would allow time to work in Amari.

So happy to be thinking about FOOTBALL. Go Pack Go!

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coolhand's picture

July 30, 2021 at 03:21 pm

I'm thinking of an offense with Adams, MVS, Tonyan, Cobb, and Rodgers with Jones also in the backfield. Will be fun to watch and I would hate to be the DC who has to game plan to cover these guys.

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porupack's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:33 pm

i like cobb, am not in favor of this move. i beleive in getting the rookie in there and willing him to succeed.

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porupack's picture

July 30, 2021 at 10:33 pm

i like cobb, am not in favor of this move. i beleive in getting the rookie in there and willing him to succeed.

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July 31, 2021 at 09:50 am

Cobb is an accomplished wide receiver and I believe a wonderful person even though I have never met him and am basing that thought only on what I have read about him over the years. I expect him to help Rodgers immensely during this season and when we need Rodgers to perform in the playoffs he will be a much better performer than he is at present.

Some of you Packer fans who are older may remember a tight end who played for the Packers well over 30 years ago starting in 1984, named Ed West. He lacked the talent of a Randal Cobb, but they were similar in that each player gave everything they had when they when they were on the field. West played 11 seasons for the Packers and was more of a marginal player, but was a wonderful teammate and willingly helped younger tight ends who eventually took his job. I expect Randal Cobb to do the same with young Amari Rodgers.

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