This is the fifth of a 14-part series examining each position going into the offseason. Starters (B): Jordy Nelson was a good, not great No. 1, Davante Adams was a good, not great No. 2 and Randall Cobb was a good, not great No. 3. Nelson put up impressive numbers (97 receptions for 1,257 and
Randall Cobb was one of the top wide receivers in the National Football League in 2014, and general manager Ted Thompson rewarded him with a 4-year contract worth $40 million. Two years later, the former Kentucky star is without question the most overpaid player on the roster. What happened between then and now is a mystery not even the great Sherlock Holmes could solve.
The Packers are paying wide receiver Randall Cobb, outside linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and cornerback Sam Shields a combined $34 million this season. These same four veteran players are responsible for a staggering 28% of the $163M salary cap. Talk about not getting your money’s worth. This isn’t as much a criticism of
On a night when Aaron Rodgers had a passer rating of just 65.0 and the offense sputtered once again, Dom Capers’ defense did something it’s rarely done since 2010 – it dominated an opponent for 60 minutes. And that’s why the Packers came away from Lambeau Field with a hard-fought victory over the Giants. Playing
After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 10 additional thoughts from Sunday’s game against the Lions: —General manager Ted Thompson has an extremely difficult decision to make in regard to the future of T.J. Lang, and the veteran guard is doing all he can to
The Packers currently have 6 veteran wide receivers and a fifth-round draft pick on the roster, so a popular question these days is whether all 7 will begin next season as part of the final 53? But in reality, a more pertinent question – at least based on the players involved – is whether that will even be a legitimate option?
Green Bay’s offense has been terrible for the better part of the past two and a half months. Aside from an unexpectedly strong showing against Minnesota in week 11, the Packers have struggled mightily to move the ball in their other eight games since beginning the season 6-0. And it’s not like they’ve been playing
The Packers aren’t the first team to rely on a dink and dunk offense, but they have taken it to an extreme. The team’s top three receivers – Randall Cobb, Richard Rodgers and Davante Adams – are averaging less than 10 yards per catch this season. The trio has caught 163 passes for 1,613 yards
It’s easy now to say general manager Ted Thompson overpaid Randall Cobb. After all, the $10 million a year receiver’s disappointing play is a big reason why the passing game has sputtered for the past month and a half. But that would be unfair. It was only eight months ago that most people were commending the organization
My top 12 Packers in 2014 were Aaron Rodgers, Josh Sitton, Jordy Nelson, Clay Matthews, Randall Cobb, Mike Daniels, Eddie Lacy, Julius Peppers, T.J. Lang, Bryan Bulaga, Morgan Burnett and Corey Linsley. Notice anything about that list? Of those players, not one has upped their game this season. And quite a few have regressed. So is it