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Randall Cobb Questionable With… Guess What?

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.

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. Skinny September 28, 2018

    So Russ Ball was making the personnel decisions at one point because Ted wasn’t physically doing well? Anybody see this story? If true that explains a lot.

    1. Howard September 28, 2018

      ESPN story by Demovsky. It in part said:

      “Then-general manager Ted Thompson no longer was on top of his game and relied heavily on salary-cap/finance guy Russ Ball, who has little background in scouting, to make personnel decisions.”

      I would also suggest strongly that Mark Murphy was not on top of his game either to let it occur. Didn’t Murphy originally want to give the GM job to Ball?

      That story was about not resigning Hyde and Peppers after 2017 season. I would also add, the mistake of signing Bennett over resigning Cook.

      1. Dennis Dervetski September 28, 2018

        Right you are. Cook trade wa real bad. Our scout teams are pathetic, as is Ball.

  2. Dennis Dervetski September 28, 2018

    I said so many times and got bashed. I said Nelson over Cobb. Beluga, and Perry won’t last. Biegel was weak. Mathhews only one still standing, which won’t be for long. Kept these guys why to long. No trade value now. We used many draft choices on receivers, yet two dont even get activate. Wasted draft picks where other help was needed. What the hell is going on? I also said MM new playbook would be a joke. Right I am again. Running back use, 26% to date, and tight ends acquired for what? MM might as well start packing his bags. He’s been kept to long, like Thompson and Capers. Really a sad state. If we lose to the rookie QB lead Bill’s MM should be let go immediately. Chew on that. I’m disgusted. Fan since 1958!

  3. Cheese September 28, 2018

    After the way Cobb played last week who cares if he’s active against the Bills.

    If it’s true that Russ Ball was running the show while TT was losing his whits then shame on Mark Murphy. How does this playground developer still have a job as president of football operations??

    Right on Dennis, tight ends acquired for what? I’ve seen none of them do anything that the 4th string Tonyan couldn’t do. Except Tonyan would have caught that pass that Kendricks dropped.

    With the way the past three weeks have looked, I wouldn’t be surprised if GB loses this Sunday. Maybe Quittin-Dx and Brice can take notes on what an all-pro safety should look like.

  4. PF4L September 29, 2018

    WTF have i been saying for years? Here are some various thoughts and recollections…….

    Murphy’s one job as far as football was concerned, was to be Ted’s boss. In everyday life, most people are accountable to their boss. Not in this case…..as Mark wouldn’t question Ted, wouldn’t question his decisions or second guess him. Also telling us for years (and very recently) how great of a job Ted was doing.

    I previously wrote how (we) all saw Ted deteriorating mentally the last 4-5 years. If we noticed it, certainly everyone at 1265 Lombardi Ave that Ted works with noticed it.

    So, Ted was kept in his job longer than he should have been because he’s well liked? Sounds exactly that’s how it went down.

    Mark Murphy should be terminated immediately for one or both of the following reasons if this story is true.

    1) Failure to do his job. If he knows Ted isn’t capable of fulfilling his job duties, it is incumbent upon him to replace him.

    2) If he claims that he wasn’t aware of the situation (much like the silos) then that again is cause for termination.

    Remember back when Murphy was asked about when Ted would retire by a reporter? Murphy’s answer was that, when Ted’s ready to retire, he’d let Murphy know. If that isn’t a giant flag of derelict of duty, i don’t know what is. You can’t give an underling that you are supervising, 100% unquestionable free reign. If you let that happen, you are not doing what you were hired to do. The General Manager reports to the President.

    I don’t know how many times i’ve posted through the years that Ted didn’t have a boss to answer to, and worse yet, Murphy wasn’t doing his job.

    Murphy has mentioned many, many times that decisions are all based on what is in the best interest of the Green Bay Packers. If you don’t understand why i just wrote that, you probably just wasted 2 minutes of your life reading my post.

    1. PF4L September 29, 2018

      Has anyone figured out Murphy’s hero yet? It isn’t a complicated puzzle.