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Cobb on Rodgers’ Struggles: We’ve Changed Up the Offense

Much has been made of Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ struggles over the past two seasons. The declining stats, the loss of accuracy and so forth.

Everyone seems to have an opinion about what’s wrong, but what do the guys he plays with have to say? I had the opportunity to ask one of them.

I got a chance to talk to receiver Randall Cobb for a bit on Thursday evening via Padlokt. Did I serve him up some softballs?

Nope. I asked him about Rodgers’ struggles and the direction of the offense. While he said Rodgers is the same player he’s always been, Cobb also suggested the changing nature of the Packers’ offense likely has something to do with what we’re seeing from QB1.

“The media’s job is to create controversy and talk negativity. I understand that the numbers aren’t the same. I understand statistics aren’t showing what they did in previous years and that’s all they are — statistics. He’s still the same player. I think it’s just that we’ve changed up our offense so much over the years for different reasons that you see numbers being different. But trust me. You’re messing with a beast whenever you start messing with him and I love it. That’s going to be great for us as receivers. Aaron sees the media and knows what’s being said. I think he plays with a chip on his shoulder like I do, so whenever you put that fire back in him, you’re going to see what happens. The media can keep talking all they want. Nobody really cares. We don’t care. We’re fine with everyone being against us. We believe in the guys in our locker room and we’re going to get the job done. We’ll find a way.”

You can see the full conversation in the video below.

Monty McMahon

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



  1. PF4L October 29, 2016

    Bullshit, on so many levels.

  2. Icebowl October 29, 2016

    “The media’s job is to create controversy and talk negativity. … R. Cobb

    “I think 93 percent of the stories [the media] write are negative,” D. Trump

    Cobby having a Melania moment … ?

  3. PF4L October 29, 2016

    “It’s the media” That why we suck!!
    It’s the media’s job to bring up the negatives?
    Hey Cobb, news flash….The media has been praising and bowing at the feet of Rodgers and the Packers offense for years. Now…because they are telling it like it is, it’s just negative bs?

    “I understand the statistics aren’t showing what they did in previous years and that’s all they are is statistics”. No fucker, that’s not all they are Mr. 10 million dollar man. They are, what you have accomplished. And they say you haven’t accomplished shit for 2 seasons.

    “Trust me, your messing with a beast when you mess…blah,blah,blah……”whenever you put that fire back in him, you’re gonna see what happens.”
    Really? What’s gonna happen? You gonna get open? A fire to do what? What you all have done the last 20 games?

    “The media can talk all they want, we don’t care.”…Hmmmmm, that’s interesting, because everything else you say, points to the contrary.

    No wonder why they can’t change and improve, they’re still in fucking denial.

    Next time any of you jokers get to talk to a Green Bay Packer, let me know beforehand, so i can brief you on what, and how to ask real questions, getting real answers and results. Better yet, just let me handle it.

    You had control of the interview for the 1st 7 seconds. Once he started shifting blame to the media right at the beginning, you should have taken control back, you never got it back. But, i’m sure he thinks your a good guy, and that’s what’s important…right?

    1. Kato October 30, 2016

      Lol. That was a great read hungover as hell. Thanks PF4L

  4. PF4L October 29, 2016

    I gotta say…For a writer who talks so tough and crass about the Packers ineptness on here, when having an opportunity to look the beast in the face, you got quieter than a kkk member alone at a black lives matter rally.

  5. PF4L October 29, 2016

    Cobb: “We believe in the guys in our locker room and we’re going to get the job done. We’ll find a way.”

    PF4L: “When can we expect to see that happen?”

  6. Pred October 30, 2016

    Sounds kind of angry bro. I’m surprised that Aaron didn’t say his “relax” comment. This is going to be interesting.

  7. Zwoeger October 30, 2016

    They changed training to it seems. Another hammy. Probably not listening to the guys the hired a few years ago to change that.
    Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (hamstring) is out vs. the Falcons but teammate Ty Montgomery (illness) is expected to play, according to Rapoport