It certainly seems like no one on the Green Bay Packers offense wants to take any blame for their recent failings. That is, except for receiver Randall Cobb.
Unlike play caller Tom Clements, who puts it on quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and Rodgers, who puts it on the receivers and overall offensive execution, Cobb is actually willing to look in the mirror.
“I’m not going to take anything away from that (Broncos) defense. They have a great defense — a lot of great players. And they’ve been able to do some great things this year,” Cobb said. “But us offensively, we always hold ourselves to a certain standard, and we didn’t play up to that standard this past week. Personally, I feel like it’s my fault. I have to do better. I have to make more plays. I have to break more tackles. I think definitely it’s on me, and I’m going to do everything I can to correct what I need to correct to make sure this team is ready to go on Sunday.”
Cobb does have to make more plays. He’s right about that because, without Jordy Nelson, he’s the focal point of the Packers’ passing game.
It’s also hard to do that when you’re constantly being double teamed, as Cobb is. Part of the issue then, is the Packers have to put Cobb in a position to make more plays, such as when they line him up in the backfield.
Cobb hasn’t had an impactful game since week 3, when he caught seven for 91 and three touchdowns.
Since then, Cobb has had 16 receptions for 132 yards and no touchdowns. That’s just 8.2 yards per reception, which is down there in Richard Rodgers’ territory.
Do we think that lack of production is all on Cobb?
No. There are a lot of factors working against him, including the constant double teaming (because no one else is a threat to make a play) and the play calling.
It is, however, refreshing to hear someone take responsibility.
See that, Aaron? We’re refreshed!
UM FUCKING EXACTLY! Thats why I was so happy they gave this man his money to keep him in Green Bay! I have seen him in countless public appearences (not in person) and he is a very humble, intelligent young man.
To those posting that it was only a matter of time before Cobb called out Rodgers, you couldnt be more wrong, its not in Cobb’s makeup to do so.
What I want to know is why is my so called super star QB saying these exact things?
Rodgers needs to say: “I need to make more plays”
“I need to find a way to give my guys a chance to make a play.”
“Im the leader of this team, and when we struggle thats on me.”
Where is the ownership Rodgers?
Oh forget it. He isnt listening. Hard to hear with Olivia’s mound in your face…
Cobb is an intelligent man as you said. He knows by stepping in and taking the responsibility Rodgers has refused to, that it will make Rodgers look bad for not saying the same things first.
This is Cobb calling out Rodgers. He knows what he’s doing. Maybe it will work.
“to know is why ISNT……”
Damn Monty this site needs the edit feature in chat.
r-e-l-a-x Reb, we all knew what you meant.
Glad he is taking ownership even though it’s not all his fault. He does need to get open though since we are paying him 9 million a season. That’s WR1 money and he needs to start performing like one.
It’s time to move on. The biggest game of the year is Sunday. Win it, and the playoffs go through Green Bay.
Oh boo-hoo-hoo!! They lose one game and suddenly they are beating themselves up. Oh for Godsake! Put on your big boy panties and just finish the damn season before taking blame. They are a team and the ones that were on the field playing are to blame along with the coaches. What a bunch of cry babies. Wah! Wahh!
An article that just came out on Packers.com listing many players, including Rodgers, who said they have to do a better job. I know McCarthy also said it in his presser.
Gotta Like this kid….
Noticed NFL fantasy gurus have #18 on their “Sit ’em” list fir Sunday….
Remember them not having a very good track record when I last played Fantasy….
It’s time fir GB to kick some ass…