WR Randall Cobb - Green Bay Packers
|5-10, 191||Born: 8-20-1990||College: Kentucky||Drafted: Round 2|
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2015 Week 19 vs ARI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Cobb left the game in the second quarter after making an amazing one-handed grab which was nullified by a penalty. On the play, he was landed on by the defender and cameras caught Cobb spitting up what looked like blood a short time later. He went to the lockerroom for X-Rays and was ruled out with what turned out to be a bruised lung. Cobb stayed in an Arizona hospital overnight but was released the next day.
2015 Week 18 vs WAS (8 / 3 / 38 / 1 rec, 5 / 24 / 0 rush)
Since Cobb has been struggling making catches and getting open, head coach Mike McCarthy decided to get creative and ended up with Cobb as a running back for five plays. The wide receiver did relatively well in that role and gave the Packers offense a little extra juice at times when it was struggling to move the chains. Cobb was the beneficiary of a great call by Aaron Rodgers as well, catching a touchdown when the quarterback caught Washington with too many men on the field. On the play, the Packers' hurry-up/no-huddle offense caught Washington off guard and they tried to change personnel while the Packers were hurrying up to the line. Rodgers was looking straight at the Washington player as he struggled to get off the field and Washington in general looked confused. Knowing he had a "free play" Rodgers eluded the pass rush and spotted Cobb crossing through the middle of the end zone, trailing his coverage. Rodgers threw a hard pass, catching Cobb between the numbers for the score.
2015 Week 17 vs MIN (8 / 6 / 37 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Cobb caught almost all of his targets but pretty much every catch was incredibly short in nature. Between an inability of breaking coverage and a brutal effort by the offensive line, the Packers had to have some short passes if they were going to complete any. Overall, Cobb has probably suffered from Jordy Nelson's absence more than anyone aside from Aaron Rodgers and that continued to be the case. The Vikings also did an outstanding job of hitting him quickly after the catch, containing his very dangerous run after the catch ability.
2015 Week 16 vs ARI (3 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Cobb had a pair of nice catches in the second quarter, but was mostly held down by the Cardinals secondary, when quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn't getting buried under the Arizona pass rush. On one, Cobb took a short screen pass and cut through the defenders for an 8-yard gain. The other saw him run a short out across the first down marker, making sure he had the first down when he caught the ball.
2015 Week 15 vs OAK (7 / 5 / 40 / 0 rec, 4 / 18 / 0 rush)
Cobb was really well contained for most of the day, especially when the Raiders played their single-high coverage, which disrupted the short routes and patterns Cobb tends to excel at. He did have a catch for a big gain late in the first half when he sat behind the linebacker and well in front of the safety. When the linebacker moved up as Aaron Rodgers was scrambling, Cobb was wide open and was able to snag the pass before anyone could get to him and prevent it. He also drew a long pass interference penalty that put the Packers virtually on the goal line, though they couldn't score a touchdown and settled for a field goal.
2015 Week 14 vs DAL (12 / 8 / 81 / 0 rec, 3 / 9 / 0 rush)
Cobb is still a bit inconsistent, and had a big drop in the fourth quarter, but had one of his best games against the Dallas Cowboys. It was finally a game where the offense seemed more comfortable and utilized a lot more short routes and quick passes than it had. That allowed Cobb to get the ball in his hands early and make plays, such as on his 11-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter. In the play, Cobb lined up wide and ran a short bubble screen. Aaron Rodgers saw it and fired off a pass which Cobb caught behind the line of scrimmage. Once he secured the ball, Cobb moved upfield, split two defenders and got the first down before getting tackled.
2015 Week 13 vs DET (5 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
After struggling to get open for most of the day, Cobb's biggest contribution was a heads up fumble recovery in the third quarter which resulted in a touchdown. It was a momentum changing play as it put Green Bay on the board and 27-3 run on the part of the Packers. On the play, James Starks was running the football towards the end zone and fumbled the ball forward when he was tackled at the three yard line. The ball flew into the end zone and Cobb quickly jumped on it to secure the score. Otherwise, Cobb continued to get smothered by opposing corners and had issues creating separation as he has all season.
2015 Week 12 vs CHI (7 / 6 / 74 / 0 rec)
Without a doubt, Cobb was the most reliable weapon in Aaron Rodgers' receiving arsenal. Catching all but one target, Cobb was most effective on slants and struggled when asked to run bubble screens that often had him getting hit almost at the same time he caught the ball. Cobb played well, but couldn't break free for a score or a tremendous gain, but it is good to see the Cobb and his quarterback get on the same page finally.
2015 Week 11 vs MIN (9 / 2 / 24 / 1 rec)
Things began the same way they had been the last three weeks with Randall Cobb and Aaron Rodgers, as the two didn't seem to be able to get in sync with each other and, in fact, several of Cobb's listed targets were actually balls Rodgers threw away which makes it all look worse. That said, once they got into rhythm, the two players were effective for a time. The biggest play was a momentum changing touchdown at the end of the first half. On the play, Cobb ran a short post route, getting perfect position on the defender so that he was wide open in the end zone for Rodgers. Cobb would later drop a ball on a crossing route in the late third quarter and then again in the late fourth quarter. Overall, Cobb remains a bit streaky and while he gets the volume of targets, he is struggling to be consistent in completing the catches.
2015 Week 10 vs DET (10 / 5 / 53 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)
You know it's that kind of season when Randall Cobb is dropping passes, as he did with his second target on the game. Cobb was open on a corner route but dropped the ball when Aaron Rodgers delivered it. Compounding the drop was a wide open field for Cobb to run in after the catch. The receiver more than made up for it during the rest of the game, as he made multiple tough catches in traffic, including one he had to scoop off the turf in the fourth quarter in order to extend a drive. On the play, Rodgers had to leave the pocket and scramble, and Cobb continued to run and try to get open. The pass was a little short, but Cobb did a tremendous job getting the ball for a first down. Unfortunately, the Lions were almost always there when Cobb made a catch, keeping him from advancing the ball. And as has been the case all season, he and Rodgers were completely on different pages on their last two attempts in the fourth quarter.
2015 Week 9 vs CAR (12 / 4 / 99 / 1 rec)
Cobb had one huge play on a touchdown and another that could have been, both of which showed off some excellent route running. First though, he had to suffer through a first half where he had just one catch, a result of some sloppy passes by Aaron Rodgers and a determined Carolina secondary. On the play, Cobb got behind CB Bene Benwikere on a wheel route down the sideline and Rodgers dropped the ball right in the basket, so Cobb didn't have to break stride on his way to the end zone for the score. Cobb was also wide open off a beautiful double-move and streaking downfield for what should have been a touchdown, but Rodgers overthrew him. For much of the game otherwise, the Panthers did a good job of shadowing Cobb and shutting him down, if not before the catch, immediately after.
2015 Week 8 vs DEN (9 / 6 / 27 / 0 rec, 1 / 10 / 0 rush)
Cobb was blanketed in coverage by the Denver secondary as the most dangerous weapon Aaron Rodgers had to work with. He saw plenty of all the cornerbacks including large amounts of Chris Harris, Aqib Talib and Brandon Robey. Rodgers did have Cobb wide open on a deeper route as Talib fallen while pursuing Cobb on his route, but because of pressure, the quarterback threw a terrible pass which sailed over Cobb's head. Eventually the Packers moved Cobb closer to the line of scrimmage, hitting him on dump passes and short outs, though that didn't work either because Denver swarmed to him and tackled him before he could turn the ball upfield.
2015 Week 6 vs SD (5 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
It was a bit of a rough day for Randall Cobb, as the San Diego Chargers worked hard to shut him down and then he dropped a pass while on a wide open route. The crazy thing about the drop was not just that he was wide open, but that from a technical standpoint, Cobb did everything right. He reached out for the ball, didn't wait for it to come to him and attempted to catch it with his fingertips. Yet he couldn't haul it in. It was an odd beat for a usually reliable player. Sunday's game is unlikely to be the beginning of a trend, and Cobb should bounce back after the bye week
2015 Week 5 vs LA (6 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Cobb and Aaron Rodgers didn't seem to be on the same page Sunday, and the result was one of Cobb's poorer days this year. It started when Cobb went on a deep route and Rodgers, clearly thinking his receiver was going to stop and turn, threw the ball outside and behind him. Their next miss was a throw on a short out which Rodgers was too wide on, and then a long throw that overshot the mark while Cobb had a step on the defender. The two finally synced up and Cobb caught the next three targets he saw, though all of them were short passes. On the first one he threw a great move at the defender after the catch and totally juked him, gaining the first down as he did. It was a mediocre day, but it definitely showed that the offense can still function despite that, which is big for Packers fans.
2015 Week 4 vs SF (8 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
As is the case with running back Eddie Lacy, if Cobb's injury (shoulder) is bothering him, it's not obvious. Cobb appeared to be moving well, getting separation from coverage and finding the seams in the defense. The Packers are very creative in getting him his touches, lining him up anywhere on the field including in the backfield. Cobb was targeted eight times, catching five, most of which he did in stride and was able to gain a yard or two after the catch. Cobb is a dangerous player with the ball in his hands, though the San Francisco 49ers did a solid job containing him after the catch. So far, not having Jordy Nelson has not unduly impacted Cobb or his production and he is consistently a huge part of the offense.
2015 Week 3 vs KC (12 / 7 / 91 / 3 rec, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
Cobb was a huge part of the Packers offense in Monday's victory over the Chiefs. He was targeted 12 times in total, catching seven for 91 yards and three scores. All three of the touchdowns were short yardage situations in the red zone, which has to be taken as a very positive sign for Cobb's already high fantasy potential. The first touchdown occurred in the first quarter and was the culmination of a 10-play, 89-yard drive which Cobb finished off with a three-yard touchdown reception. Cobb tacked on two more touchdowns in the second half, both four-yard pass plays. He showed off his versatility a bit in the first half with an end-around play that netted 12 yards. Cobb's huge day could've been even bigger as he had a 17-yard touchdown nullified by penalty in the second quarter. All told, a stellar day for the top target in one of the league's best offenses.
2015 Week 2 vs SEA (11 / 8 / 116 / 0 rec)
Despite still nursing an injured shoulder, not having Jordy Nelson at all and losing Davante Adams for a stretch, Cobb continued to shrug off defenders and find open field for Aaron Rodgers to throw him the ball in all game long. While Cobb didn't score, he came close a few times, including late in the first half when he caught the ball and ran it down to the one yard line. Despite that, Cobb consistently found open space between the defenders and got himself open enough to where Rodgers didn't have any problems with getting Cobb the ball.
2015 Week 1 vs CHI (5 / 5 / 38 / 1 rec)
Cobb was still dealing with a shoulder issue, and was obviously not 100 percent. That said, he was the second most targeted on the team and caught all of the passes thrown his way. Cobbs touchdown came at the start of the fourth quarter on a wheel route. As Cobb ran, quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw the ball just in front of Cobb, away from the defender. The receiver easily caught the ball for the touchdown. Overall, while Cobb is still hurt, he was clearly a significant part of the gameplan and should be going forward as he gets healthier.
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