The Green Bay Packers may be without receiver Randall Cobb when they face Buffalo, this Sunday.
Cobb has been listed as questionable with… wait for it… wait for it… a goddam hamstring injury.
I swear to god, Packers coach Mike McCarthy must have been letting some of the gravy in between his ears seep out onto the practice field since he’s been coach of the team. Players slip and fall on it and injure their hamstrings. It’s happened so many times in the McCarthy era, we just don’t have another explanation.
The hamstring injury. The annual bane in the existence of the Green Bay Packers.
When will Clay Matthews suffer his annual hamstring injury? Only a matter of time!
Cobb is third on the team in receiving yards. He’s behind Geronimo Allison (209) and Davante Adams (204), with 194. Most of those came in week 1, when Cobb racked up 142 yards. He’s had 30 and 22 in the two games since.
And this isn’t an odd thing, either.
The Packers have seemingly chalked up Cobb’s lack of production since 2014 to injuries, each and every year. Forget that 2014 was his contract season.
On one hand, give Cobb credit for going out there and playing when he’s not 100 percent. On the other hand, if he’s not 100 percent, give someone else a chance, Gravy Head.
If someone else is given a chance, the leading candidate is likely rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling. He’s the only other receiver on the Packers’ roster who has gotten any playing time. Fellow rookie J’Mon Moore has been inactive all three weeks. The other rookie receiver, Equanimeous St. Brown, has been a game-day inactive two of the three weeks.
Moore was the highest draft pick of the three, a fourth-rounder. Valdes-Scantling showed the most in the preseason, however. He also seems to have the Aaron Rodgers’ trust nod, which is key to actually getting a ball thrown your way.
We’d bet he’s also the Packers’ best deep threat, no offense to leading receiver G-Mo. Would love to see him get involved in the offense.
It will be interesting to see where he plays if Cobb can’t go. Ideally, you want your deep threats on the outside, which could move Adams to the slot. That in itself is another weapon. Adams is going to be bigger and stronger than most guys who would cover him there.
So we’ll have to see if Gravy Head can figure this out.