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Randall Cobb calls himself “100 percent” for Saturday night

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The Packers played without wide receiver Randall Cobb in Sunday’s 37-34 loss, but Cobb said Monday that there’s no chance they’ll have to go without him in the rematch next Saturday night.

Cobb said he’s “100 percent” going to be in the lineup against the Vikings and said he was close to being on the field in Week 17. The Packers ultimately made the choice to keep him on the bench because there were bigger fish to fry in the coming weeks.

“I wanted to be out there, especially a game like this,” Cobb said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “You want to play, but we were just being smart about it. It was a mutual decision.”

The Packers have said that they don’t plan on limiting Cobb to offense when he’s healthy, but they may have gotten a reason to change their mind on Sunday. Jeremy Ross had a kickoff return of 44 yards and a punt return of 32 yards to put the Packers in good field position, raising the possibility that coach Mike McCarthy could turn to him for some of the return duties while Cobb resumes his major role on the team’s offense.

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16 Responses to “Randall Cobb calls himself “100 percent” for Saturday night”
  1. packman15 says: Dec 31, 2012 5:13 PM

    Having Cobb would have been nice, but unfortunately he is not one of our best tacklers on Defense.

    Nice job PFT on the Black Monday reporting.

  2. teal379 says: Dec 31, 2012 5:18 PM

    Your 2012 Packers’ MVP

    Seriously, the leap in his production from last year to this – taking the brunt of the load when GB lost Benson, Nelson or Jennings at various times this year – unbelievable.

  3. thetokyosandblaster says: Dec 31, 2012 5:26 PM

    I think he actually will be the difference between winning and losing. He gives the packers so much diversity.

    Packers 31
    Vikings 30

  4. thepvyharvin says: Dec 31, 2012 5:29 PM

    Sorry Packer fans, won’t matter with Cobb. Will be a chilly night(under 20deg) and your throw happy offense will not beat the All World AD power running game. Tackling hurts a WHOLE lot in cold conditions. Your secondary is truly scared to tackle this man even in comfortable conditions. Kicks will be very important too and Shankatron Crosby can’t hold the mighty Walsh’s jock,,,,your season is ending. Bank on it!

  5. newmarketmaulers says: Dec 31, 2012 5:30 PM

    Tough day for a couple of former Pats.

  6. thetokyosandblaster says: Dec 31, 2012 5:36 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Dec 31, 2012 5:29 PM
    Sorry Packer fans, won’t matter with Cobb. Will be a chilly night(under 20deg) and your throw happy offense will not beat the All World AD power running game. Tackling hurts a WHOLE lot in cold conditions. Your secondary is truly scared to tackle this man even in comfortable conditions. Kicks will be very important too and Shankatron Crosby can’t hold the mighty Walsh’s jock,,,,your season is ending. Bank on it!

    —-

    I’m glad you think this,because more often than not, your predictions are waaaaaaaay off.

  7. petecarrolmorelikecheatpayroll says: Dec 31, 2012 5:38 PM

    When the pocket breaks down, when Rodgers is looking deep down the field in his 3rd and 4th progressions…..when you absolutely, positively NEED the 1st down anytime and every time……get the ball in Randall Cobb’s hands.

  8. thepvyharvin says: Dec 31, 2012 5:45 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says:I’m glad you think this,because more often than not, your predictions are waaaaaaaay off.
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    Not any more! I was 14-2 on Vikings predictions this year! I secretly picked you guys to beat us the first game and you did. As i knew for some reason the Colts,Redskins and Seahawks would beat us! I’m on a ROLL!!!

  9. sincitycheeze says: Dec 31, 2012 5:49 PM

    thepvyharvin says:Dec 31, 2012 5:45 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says:I’m glad you think this,because more often than not, your predictions are waaaaaaaay off.
    ====================================
    Not any more! I was 14-2 on Vikings predictions this year! I secretly picked you guys to beat us the first game and you did. As i knew for some reason the Colts,Redskins and Seahawks would beat us! I’m on a ROLL!!!
    Thanks for the observation Capt. Hindsight

  10. vikingsnorth says: Dec 31, 2012 5:50 PM

    Good. Ross was killing us on returns.

  11. thepvyharvin says: Dec 31, 2012 6:08 PM

    FYI Packer fans,,,Blair Walsh is kicking outside right now,,,AD will be the work horse but Walsh is going to be the dagger!!!

  12. packmanfan says: Dec 31, 2012 6:30 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Dec 31, 2012 5:29 PM
    Sorry Packer fans, won’t matter with Cobb. Will be a chilly night(under 20deg) and your throw happy offense will not beat the All World AD power running game. Tackling hurts a WHOLE lot in cold conditions. Your secondary is truly scared to tackle this man even in comfortable conditions. Kicks will be very important too and Shankatron Crosby can’t hold the mighty Walsh’s jock,,,,your season is ending. Bank on it!
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    Yeah, I’m sure the Packers aren’t going to watch any game film. Heck, maybe Coach gave them the week off to just take it easy. No meetings. No practices. Nuthin.

    Your probably one of those types who won’t come back and take your lumps should the Vikings lose.

  13. imaginesuperbowlwin says: Dec 31, 2012 8:55 PM

    Reggie Cobb will be one more cheesehead cryin’ in his beer Sunday morning. Oops, I meant Randall.

  14. packmanfan says: Jan 1, 2013 12:34 AM

    imaginesuperbowlwin says:
    Dec 31, 2012 8:55 PM
    Reggie Cobb will be one more cheesehead cryin’ in his beer Sunday morning. Oops, I meant Randall.
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    You a Vikes fan?
    Great screen name if you are.
    All you can do is imagine a SB win while the Packers don’t have to with 4 SB trophies in their case.
    The Vikes case is full too. Only it’s with dust and cobwebs.

  15. Edgar Swamp says: Jan 1, 2013 2:30 PM

    Whoa! Lotta smack talking here! I’m glad to hear Randall Cobb will be playing. It will be VERY hard to stop Adrian Peterson from doing what he does best so it is nice to know that GB has him in there to help out. Go Pack!

  16. packerbacker12 says: Jan 1, 2013 2:53 PM

    “Your secondary is truly scared to tackle this man even in comfortable conditions”

    And the Vikings secondary is too scared to cover the Packers’ WRs. They let Jordy Nelson burn them for 73 yards and they left Greg Jennings completely wide open in the endzone.

    So, if anything, the Vikings secondary is just as bad stopping the Packers’ passing game as the Packers are in stopping Adrian Peterson.

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