Randall Cobb Says He’ll Do Better

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Randall Cobb: boss

Randall Cobb: boss

Randall Cobb led the Green Bay Packers in receptions and receiving yards in 2012.

Cobb had 80 catches for 954 yards last season. That’s almost twice as many catches as Jordy Nelson and more than 200 more yards. Greg Jennings and Donald Driver didn’t even come close to that production… combined. James Jones was closest to matching Cobb, with 64 for 784.

Still, next to Aaron Rodgers, Cobb was the Packers best player in 2012.

Well, you haven’t seen anything yet, apparently. Cobb is looking to take his game to another level in 2013.

“I really don’t think I’ve peaked yet,” Cobb said. “I’m 22 years old. I’ve got a lot of learning still to do. I have a long way to go and I just hope I continue to get better over the next years.”

If 2012 was any indication, that’s bad news for Packers opponents.

With Driver retired and Jennings signing with some joke of a team whose name I forget, Cobb should see more targets this season. So will Nelson and Jones, but the stats tell us neither are as important to the Packers’ success as Cobb.

In the Packers’ wins in 2012, Cobb caught 62 for 757. In the losses, he only caught 18 for 197. No other receiver on the Packers had such a wide statistical disparity between wins and losses, which tells us this.

When the Packers are able to get Cobb the ball throughout the game, they win. The guy is a game changer, which probably isn’t news to you. If he’s taken off special teams and is able to focus solely on offense, as expected, Cobb may just start putting up Wes Welker numbers.

The scary thing is, at 22, Cobb is still a few years away from his prime. If he stays healthy, Donald Driver‘s franchise receiving records will probably be toast.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

11 Comments on "Randall Cobb Says He’ll Do Better"

    • Chad Lundberg

      That rule applies to when you trash talk, not when you have high and honest expectations of yourself.

  1. Dean Sanders

    I have a feeling Jonathan Franklin will turn out to be the running back version of Randall Cobb. Both of them know exactly what to do when they get the ball. They’re like computers programmed to run for maximum yardage once they get the ball.

  2. There is a company that makes t shirts up here making fun of greg jennings. It say we wont forget u craig. Did the same thing with favre. We wont forget u brent

    • Monty McMahon

      I know this company and I also was told they basically stole the Brent design/idea. I spoke to the woman who the whole thing originated from – I wanted to buy some shirts to sell – and she told me “We’ll never forget you Brent” was just an honest to god mistake. That shirt was supposed to say Brett, but she was kind of oblivious to the phenomenon it had become. She didn’t take any ownership of it and suddenly this company was producing these shirts like they came up with the idea. I actually went to them and tried to buy a bunch of shirts wholesale and they refused. Probably because so many people were buying from them. Why make $5 when you can make $10? That shirt put them on the map and, I’m sure, made them a ton of money. And I’m pretty sure this woman got nothing from it and probably doesn’t even know these shitbags took credit for someone’s mistake, marketed it as ironic and profited off it. So, unless someone can offer me evidence to the contrary, you’ll never see me mention that company’s name or promote anything they do in any way. Even I have ethics.

      • Shawn

        Monty, do you believe that story? I haven’t heard something that preposterous since Jay Carney was saying a terrorist attack on 9/11 was the “spontaneous result of some youtube video.”

        If her idea was “We will never forget you, Brett,” then the “We will never forget you, Brent” shirt was NOT her idea.

        So, was it a mistake? Or was it her idea that they stole? She is contradicting herself.

  3. Nacho Libre

    I believe this picture is from the game versus Detroit where he caught that amazing TD pass from A-Rod to seal the game, or as Wayne Larrivee would say, the “dagger”

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