Randall Cobb Says Not Having Aaron Rodgers Was Deflating

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Aaron Rodgers: QB1

Aaron Rodgers: QB1

Randall Cobb is making the rounds in New York this week and he appeared on the SVP & Russillo show on Tuesday, where he talked about what it was like for the Green Bay Packers not to have Aaron Rodgers on the field.

He labeled that as deflating, which is pretty much how we felt.

“It was kind of deflating as a team because we wanted our guy out there, and he wanted to be out there,” Cobb said. “But the medical staff and the coaching staff didn’t feel like it was time. We understood where they’re coming from, but it’s deflating when the guy wants to be out there and he can’t be out there because they won’t allow him.”

Cobb went on to say he understood the decision, player safety and all that. It’s still interesting that one guy’s absence can affect an entire team, however.

It also raises the question of whether the Packers handled the situation right.

Obviously, you don’t want the franchise suffering an injury he’s going to have to rehab all offseason, but as we kept pointing out during the will-he-or-won’t-he-play saga, the Packers were less than forthcoming with what was going on.

Reportedly, the decision on Rodgers was ultimately Ted Thompson’s. And you know how he likes to share information.

Not sharing it with the media is one thing. Not sharing it with the team is another.

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7 Comments on "Randall Cobb Says Not Having Aaron Rodgers Was Deflating"

  1. Chad Lundberg

    People gave TT a lot of credit when he stuck to his guns during the Super Bowl year. He could have gotten Marshawn Lynch for not very much, but didn’t want to because he’s TT. He banked on James Starks and won, but every other year he’s banked on something like that, he failed.

    This guy overall is very smart, he’s the reason we have a winning record for the last 8 seasons. The problem is that there’s a few times where either by complacency or by stubbornness, he does something that keeps this team from winning big or going deep every year. Keeping Rodgers out for as long as he did IMO was the latest example of this.

    • Cheese

      Rodgers came back in time and we still made the playoffs. They had every chance to win that game against San Francisco and still lost. This team has major issues other than Rodgers.

      • Mr Bob Harris


        It wasn’t TT’s fault that JBush lost contain on the 3rd&8, which is the play that changed the outcome of the SF game, and had a major impact on the playoffs (and also how people perceive the “success” of our year).

        We had our chances to continue the year, but the plays were not made. The players in place were capable enough to make the plays, but didn’t step up.

        Don’t get me wrong, I gladly welcome upgrades this coming year, but given the situation, I don’t consider the year a failure, and I have a hard time pinning all of the team’s shortcomings on TT.

        You want someone else?

        I’m pretty sure Jeff Ireland is still looking for a job.

  2. Shawn iltarion

    Yeah, I appreciate the effort by Monty, but this is a non story.

    The Packers still made the playoffs and were in the exact same position they would have been in if Rodgers had come back 3 weeks earlier.

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  4. FITZCORE1252

    Nobody on here is qualified to determine if he should’ve came back sooner. We’re not Privvy to the information the F.O. and Pat Mack had.

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