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Drops could become an issue for Randall Cobb

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With Greg Jennings gone, the Packers still have a strong trio of receivers.  As long as they are able to do the receiving on a consistent basis.

For Randall Cobb, regarded by many as an up-and-coming star, too many balls are being dropped.  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel counted 10 last season.  Per the Journal Sentinel, Cobb already has dropped four passes in “competitive drills” during camp, including three in the last two days.

On Wednesday, Cobb dropped one during one-on-one drills with a defensive back.  On Thursday, he did it again.  Later, he dropped a pass on a seam route from Aaron Rodgers, prompting a fan to call out, “Alligator arms!”

“We’ll just continue to make that the primary emphasis for us,” receivers coach Edgar Bennett said Thursday, via the Journal Sentinel. “Catching the football, how we’re catching the football, attacking the ball, not allowing the ball to cross our eyes, looking the ball all the way in.  But he had two today that he definitely shouldn’t have.”

For some players, it can be fixed.  For others, it’s just who they are.

“Sometimes, guys might lose that and just take their eyes off of it as far as getting ready to run,” Bennett said.  “Generally, sometimes that’s what happens.  Instead of looking the ball all the way into the tuck, they get ready to see where the defender’s coming from and not put the ball away and look the ball all the way in.”

Rodgers has said he believes Cobb can be a “100-catch guy.”  The key word, at least for now, is “catch.”

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  1. thegrey7 says: Aug 2, 2013 8:14 AM

    As a Packer fan, this really concerns me. A-Rodge is basically the entire Packer team. Without him, they are nothing. And without solid WRs, Rodgers will be neutralized. It already hurts that we let our best WR pull a Snowden and help the Vikings become even stronger.

  2. ravensrule52 says: Aug 2, 2013 8:18 AM

    Reminds me of another receiver who played in greenbay last year …

  3. gbmickey says: Aug 2, 2013 8:22 AM

    While you never want to see any drops but with as many touches as he gets I would have to guess the average drops for just about any receiver would be in the 6-8 range. The guy is only going to get better it was his first seaon as a starter.

  4. greenandyellowarebabypoopcolorsiwouldrathrwearpink says: Aug 2, 2013 8:24 AM

    weird…usually your talking about Erin Rodgers being dropped by J. Allen, but now on the offense cobbs got a case of the butter fingers…dont drop the soap!

  5. pillowporkers says: Aug 2, 2013 8:28 AM

    As a vikes fan, this article does nothing to make me feel better. He’s the best weapon they have on offense. No doubt a dynamic player. We’ll see if it carries into games, my guess is I doubt it.

  6. herlies says: Aug 2, 2013 8:31 AM

    Cobb caught 78.4 percent of the balls thrown to him last season, good for #2 in the NFL (Stokley 78.9 percent)

    I wouldn’t be too worried.

  7. quidnuncq says: Aug 2, 2013 8:32 AM

    Said that about James Jones too. Had himself a pretty good year last year.

    They’ll get it fixed–not worried.

  8. glennsyank13 says: Aug 2, 2013 8:35 AM

    Can’t be any worse than Jennings had been the last two years.

  9. valhallavictory says: Aug 2, 2013 8:42 AM

    You would think it would be hard to drop a perfectly thrown pass…

  10. dublindemonszfl says: Aug 2, 2013 8:45 AM

    He never dropped a pork chop, cheesehead.

  11. imjinrat says: Aug 2, 2013 8:50 AM

    He needs to spend some tome with James Jones. He fixed his drop problem maybe he can help Cobb.

  12. mj1818 says: Aug 2, 2013 8:52 AM

    Defeats the purpose of being a receiver in my opinion.

  13. bla bla bla says: Aug 2, 2013 8:54 AM

    He’ll be fine.

  14. firerogergoodell says: Aug 2, 2013 8:55 AM

    Still won’t have more drops than Finley ;)

  15. medtxpack says: Aug 2, 2013 9:04 AM

    It wont become an issue. This is early enough that it can be worked out. James Jones had a dropping problem, he fixed it. If he can, Cobb can.

  16. skrewgerbschit says: Aug 2, 2013 9:07 AM

    Cobb a one hundred catch guy? Really? The dude can’t even catch balks in training camp. Someone is missing Jennings already….

  17. getcarsond says: Aug 2, 2013 9:10 AM

    Hey, better than shouting racial slurs on camera at a Kenny concert…

  18. noeffinway says: Aug 2, 2013 9:28 AM

    What day you now you over-hyping cheesehead loyalists…….hahahahaha…guess this means no sb this season eh? bwahahaha

  19. dgt178 says: Aug 2, 2013 9:31 AM

    ….jennings was virtually a non-contributor last year….why do they keep bringing his name up….he hasn’t been the #1 reciever since ’09….

  20. jimnsota says: Aug 2, 2013 9:33 AM

    Im a Vikes fan and after the guy catches 80 passes last yr. My guess is he’ll be able to pull it together. That said, I hope he starts the season with shaky confidence. Arodg has a history of vacating pass catchers if they don’t hold on to the ball. I.E. JFinley…
    The other problem might be the pansy shield he wears. How many WR’s have a shield on their helmet??

  21. robdog0721 says: Aug 2, 2013 9:34 AM

    DeJerk Jackson drops plenty. I’d rather take Cobb over DeJerk’s attitude.

  22. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 2, 2013 9:38 AM

    Cobb is probably a little excited about beating up on the hapless, tasteless Vikings and Bears twice each again this season, as the Packers have in each season of his career. He settle down.

  23. degraz5 says: Aug 2, 2013 9:45 AM

    another devin hester, could return punts but recieving sucks

  24. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 2, 2013 9:46 AM

    they call this the Todd Pinkston disease..

    incurable.

  25. jerrykill4pres says: Aug 2, 2013 9:48 AM

    The packas don’t need no Greg Jennings!

    Next man up right packa fans?

    This is good seeing negativity out of packer camp. Might bring some of their pompous fans down to earth instead of them thinking they are all so high and mighty!

    Remember cheddar heads… Every team is 0-0 right now. Let’s play 16 games and see who makes the post season. Where we all start out at 0-0 again! And the team with the best winning streak wins!

  26. immafubared says: Aug 2, 2013 9:55 AM

    Its not just Cobb. I hear Lacy is having a tough time to. He is used to running through designated holes and now he is expected to find the hole and cut to it. That is not his running stlye, he has no speed or agility for that, so you have two star players your counting on who aren’t performing.

    I’ve said all along, once the draft was over, that the Packers did nothing to shore up an ‘offensive’ O line. They did nothing to add speed at linebacker to counter the spread option, and took no D backs of importance.

    They lost a good receiver, center, linebacker and replaced them with nothing.

    Ted is trying to play cheap ball and it ain’t working.

    I have them at 6-10. Possibly going 0-5 to start the season.

  27. jrmbadger says: Aug 2, 2013 9:55 AM

    I find it interesting that this site reports on every slightly negative thing going on in Packers camp ( lacys unflattering picture, Cobb’s supposed drip problem, etc..) yet hasn’t reported anything positive ( datone Jones looking beastly, Lacy being stellar in short yardage drills, Franklin doing well, etc) and

    Yet this site hasn’t reported anything on Ponder’s struggles and what could quickly turn into a qb competition. Don’t worry Viking fans, we will fill you in with the comment section.

    It almost as if its run by a Viking fan…..

  28. mickmoney says: Aug 2, 2013 9:58 AM

    @greenandyellowarebabypoopcolorsiwouldrathrwearpink

    Erin like he’s a girl right? Man you’re hilarious, did you just come up with that? And that user name..wow. Are you a stand up or perhaps comedic actor?

  29. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 2, 2013 9:58 AM

    Maybe he should go to the Nike Vision Camp, like Troy Williamson.

  30. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 2, 2013 10:07 AM

    Cobb better get it together, or he’ll end up playing for the Vikings.

  31. chi01town says: Aug 2, 2013 10:08 AM

    Just like I said before the Packers dont have a #1 WR on that team. all they have is roll players and Rodgers should have told management to keep Jennings. but Rodgers was trying to get every dime on the table. I am NOT a packers fan but I do wanna see 2 or 3 teams from the North go to the playoffs every year. I just dont want to be a doormat division and have the rest of the NFL coming over here pushing us around.

  32. themagicfanguy says: Aug 2, 2013 10:17 AM

    @thegrey Just stop. You’re not a Packer fan, there’s no need to lie.

    Jennings our best receiver? Maybe five years ago.

  33. igocommando says: Aug 2, 2013 10:26 AM

    Having a mediocre former running back as his receiver coach probably isn’t helping much.

  34. rikker12 says: Aug 2, 2013 10:27 AM

    He drops a few balls in training camp, he hasn’t even played a game yet, and now everyone is freaking out. This will be all forgotten about come next month…. Nothing to worry about.

  35. mn1288 says: Aug 2, 2013 10:32 AM

    chi01town says:
    Aug 2, 2013 10:08 AM
    Just like I said before the Packers dont have a #1 WR on that team. all they have is roll players and Rodgers should have told management to keep Jennings. but Rodgers was trying to get every dime on the table. I am NOT a packers fan but I do wanna see 2 or 3 teams from the North go to the playoffs every year. I just dont want to be a doormat division and have the rest of the NFL coming over here pushing us around.

    ————

    That’s cute.

  36. chi01town says: Aug 2, 2013 10:35 AM

    Lets see, A FAT RB and NO #1 WR that sounds about right. Cobb cant catch but the Packers knew that last season. thats why he is a roll player. Green bay is making up the excuses all ready. they will blame this 7-9 season on Capers and fire him.

  37. mn1288 says: Aug 2, 2013 10:37 AM

    @ Chiotown – Rodgers is about the 4th highest paid QB AFTER his new deal…That’s a steal.

    Plus, who would you rather have? Matthews, burnett, and likely Raji, or let one of those guys go to sign a 30 year old wide receiver who has missed the majority of the past two seasons? Favre lit it up for years with “role” players, and the WRs we have now are superior to what Favre had most of his years…Stick to what you know, the Bears (kind of).

  38. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 2, 2013 10:40 AM

    chi01town says: Aug 2, 2013 10:08 AM

    Just like I said before the Packers dont have a #1 WR on that team. all they have is roll players…….

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    HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

    Well said.

  39. rikker12 says: Aug 2, 2013 10:45 AM

    Just like I said before the Packers dont have a #1 WR on that team. all they have is roll players and Rodgers should have told management to keep Jennings. but Rodgers was trying to get every dime on the table. I am NOT a packers fan but I do wanna see 2 or 3 teams from the North go to the playoffs every year. I just dont want to be a doormat division and have the rest of the NFL coming over here pushing us around.

    __________________
    Thats right, you are NOT a Packer fan… So how would you know that Rodgers was out to get every dime? Do you know what was said when he signed that contract? Did Rodgers HOLD out and demand more money? Has Jennings beening hurt the last two seasons have anything to do with him not being signed? You should worry about Cutler throwing Int. not worry about GB and a few drops in practice.

  40. huskerguy says: Aug 2, 2013 10:46 AM

    Meh… Freeman, Jennings, Schroeder… Plenty of alligator arms in the last 20 years. The issue is not the drops but when in a game time atmosphere said drops happen. Not worried.

  41. huskerguy says: Aug 2, 2013 10:54 AM

    The best thing about Bear fans is they have consistently picked the Pack to be 9-7, 8-8, 7-9.
    In the last 20 years the Packers have had worse than a 10-6 record 8 times and have 3 Super Bowl appearances and 2 wins.

    The Bears? 15 times were they worse than 9-7 in the last 20 years. 1 SB appearance and 1 choke.

    Bears still suck. Period.

  42. igocommando says: Aug 2, 2013 10:57 AM

    dgt178 says: Aug 2, 2013 9:31 AM

    ….jennings was virtually a non-contributor last year….why do they keep bringing his name up….he hasn’t been the #1 reciever since ’09….

    Actually, since 2010.

  43. mn1288 says: Aug 2, 2013 11:02 AM

    degraz5 says:
    Aug 2, 2013 9:45 AM
    another devin hester, could return punts but recieving sucks

    ——————–

    This has to be a sarcastic comment? If not, you obviously haven’t seen Cobb play/destroy teams in the receiving game….Wow. Hester was never more than a glorified Dante Hall.

  44. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 2, 2013 11:11 AM

    Can we please spell the word “role” correctly? Cobb is a role player, as in playing a role. He’s not a roll player, as in dinner roll. If he were like a dinner roll, McCarthy would probably have eaten him by now.

  45. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 2, 2013 11:20 AM

    He played for UK of course he sucks

  46. whatjusthapped says: Aug 2, 2013 11:25 AM

    3 drops in two practices in the first week of training camp, on my, how bad can it be for the Packers?

    Bad enough that the Packers will not take 2 games from the Vikings for the 4th year in a row? I doubt it but if the Viking trolls want to find solace in Cobb dropping 3 passes, I suppose that’s what passes for football insight in the Trash Cities.

  47. rikker12 says: Aug 2, 2013 12:01 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Aug 2, 2013 11:11 AM
    Can we please spell the word “role” correctly? Cobb is a role player, as in playing a role. He’s not a roll player, as in dinner roll. If he were like a dinner roll, McCarthy would probably have eaten him by now.

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    As much as I hate your team, thats some funny stuff. lol… I have to give ya that one.

  48. themike31 says: Aug 2, 2013 12:04 PM

    As a Packer fan, I must say that Vikings fans make me really appreciate the respectful rivalry with Bears fans that much more.

    Jealousy wears purple, gentlemen.

  49. byzr says: Aug 2, 2013 12:12 PM

    James Jones has had drop issues in the past but he made 14 catches that led the league in so you don’t have to catch em all to make an impact. Cobb is going to be a big time impact player.

  50. ososrule says: Aug 2, 2013 12:22 PM

    I love it, It’s starting already. The table has started to turn……..

  51. truthserum4u says: Aug 2, 2013 12:25 PM

    If you watch Cobb he has good receiving skills, so he probably is just looking to make a play before securing the ball when he has his drops. Cobb should be just fine.

    Jones on the other hand doesn’t possess those same natural receiving skills. The fact that it took him his sixth year to not have the drops, lends to the likelihood he hasn’t suddenly learned how to secure the ball, but instead 2012 was just an outlier.

  52. axespray says: Aug 2, 2013 12:32 PM

    well – if he does have crap hands this season, we can always line him up in the backfield and have him run the ball or do some gimmick wildcat stuff.

  53. shlort says: Aug 2, 2013 12:37 PM

    I must have missed the part of last season where Jennngs was the go to guy for 16 games.

    Oh, thats right, Jennings only played a few games last year and the Packers still had a massively powerful offense.

    Guess what? This year they will be a year better than they were last year. With Jones, Nelson and Cobb, they will have enough offensive weaponry to win most of the games they play in. That doesn’t even include the much improved run game, not to mention a Defense that should be far better this season.

    Yeah, the Packers ar in big trouble, or so the media heads and the haters hope. Reality is, the Packers are going to be really good for at least a few more years. My suggestion for all those who hope and pray the Packers stumble… Don’t hold our breath waiting.

  54. tjacks7 says: Aug 2, 2013 12:41 PM

    My resume is in the mail.

    Signed,

    Troy Williamson

  55. aa1829 says: Aug 2, 2013 12:56 PM

    I absolutely love it that this is the best that they can do to find something to write about re: the Pack. We just don’t feed the media anything to hype to death like poor Cooper.

  56. 15to12 says: Aug 2, 2013 12:57 PM

    Just wanted to let you all know mr Rodgers hasn’t gotten started yet. 2010 was an early anomaly.

  57. chi01town says: Aug 2, 2013 12:58 PM

    @mn1288
    I know my ENEMY as well as I know my team. Rodgers took every last cent he could off the table and put it in his pocket. FACT# green bay has NO#1 WR on that team. FACT# Aaron Rodgers is NOT Brett Farve so roll players wont be good enough. and you want more truth? that O-line in green bay will get Rodgers killed this season and a FAT RB on a team that hasnt had a 1000 yard rusher in 6 years wont help. the O-line dont even know how to open a hole for a RB because the coach lets Rodgers pass on every play. THATS WHAT I KNOW.

  58. GenXJay says: Aug 2, 2013 1:05 PM

    “oopsie”

  59. banlarson says: Aug 2, 2013 1:12 PM

    Funny how more than half of these posts are digs back and forth between GB and MN fans. I find it interesting that one minor article about a GB fan brings out so much Jennings to MN discussion. Just goes to show that move really did bother a lot of GB fans.

  60. fi1thymcnasty1 says: Aug 2, 2013 1:28 PM

    I think Cobb will do just fine holding onto balls. Has anyone noticed how often I refer to professional athletes as “tasteless”? Ever wonder why I continually choose that particular descriptive?

  61. rikker12 says: Aug 2, 2013 1:33 PM

    banlarson says:
    Aug 2, 2013 1:12 PM
    Funny how more than half of these posts are digs back and forth between GB and MN fans. I find it interesting that one minor article about a GB fan brings out so much Jennings to MN discussion. Just goes to show that move really did bother a lot of GB fans.

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    I think its more Minnesota fans, talking about how GB let jennings go, and that he is there savior. Not to mention, how GB has no receivers now!! Thats what I’ve been reading. It doesn’t bother me nor alot of GB fans that jennings is gone… He’s been hurt the past 2 years… You can Have him, and good luck!! lol

  62. chi01town says: Aug 2, 2013 1:35 PM

    You want more? Every OC in the NFL knows that Dom Capers CANT stop the read option. He cant even slow it down. Game#1 is in San Francisco and Kaepernick is licking his chops. the Packers have had the’re time now its over. maybe packers fans should blame Rodgers for NOT standing up for Jennings. maybe Rodgers has spent too much time looking into Ryan Braun’s eyes. Dont get me started on that team cause this off season hasnt been good.

  63. allday2k says: Aug 2, 2013 1:42 PM

    @greenandyellowarebabypoopcolorsiwouldrathrwearpink

    As a fellow Viking fan, I have a suggestion for you. I would quit calling Aaron Rodgers by Erin (like a girl’s name) for as long as one of our starting LBs name is Erin Henderson. You are giving ammo to the trolls.

  64. rikker12 says: Aug 2, 2013 1:49 PM

    chi01town…..
    Thank God you know everything. I think you have a crush on GB, cause you talk and know sooo much about them… When your team goes 5-11 this year, and GB wins the division… Again… Don’t come back to the packer post and tell everyone whats wrong with them… Instead worry about your own team….. they have more issue than GB.

  65. briman141 says: Aug 2, 2013 1:54 PM

    Something tells me, just a hunch from intensely following and coaching football for 35 years now, Kaepernick doesn’t last the whole year and they have no solid back-up since allowing Smith to be deemed the “greatest qb in the game” by KCs OC. Jennings has missed large chunks of the past tho to three years, availability is a large part of the game. He wasn’t available. MN fans, you’ll too realize this. As one of the very first posters noted, Cobb was 2nd in the NFL in completion percentage last year directly behind Stokley. If he couldn’t catch, he wouldn’t be our punt returner. This non-news sure sparked off a S… storm of MN haters. Don’t they follow their own news? Their own QB is not showing the progress the coaches would like, making far too many errors. Then, look up the statistics on runners who ran for over 2000 yards and how they performed the next year. Haha. Even better, look at three year trends and see that his up, up, is now due for a massive decline, massive. Some of you just get on here and spout hateful or inciting words, others try to have intelligent discourse. The games will play themselves out and we will have our outcomes. And @chio1town, I wouldn’t worry about our defense unless your team has to play them. Things are a little different this year, a little more rough than you’re accustomed to seeing. Good luck with that.

  66. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 2, 2013 2:03 PM

    fi1thymcnasty1 says: Aug 2, 2013 1:28 PM

    I think Cobb will do just fine holding onto balls. Has anyone noticed how often I refer to professional athletes as “tasteless”? Ever wonder why I continually choose that particular descriptive?

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    Hahaha!!!!!!!

    My disciples are back. I’ve missed you guys.

  67. 7ransponder says: Aug 2, 2013 2:20 PM

    No one, and I mean NO ONE in Vikingland has been saying that GB has no receivers now, true fans respect the GB WR corps. If you really think that, you aren’t going anywhere near any real Vikings fan sites, you’re probably trolling youtube comments instead, which is only slightly lower in quality than the comment posters on this site these days.

    Also, filthymcnasty: I will spend a whole week praising every Packer story and mocking every Vikings story on this site if you can go one week without mentioning the Vikings and sticking to commenting about your own team. You on?

  68. allday28mvpmvp says: Aug 2, 2013 2:22 PM

    Without Jennings there is no #1 on this team.
    Jordy Nelson?!?! HA
    Cobb with his drops and enexperience? HA
    They will throw to Finley a lot and have alotta 3 and outs when that O-line crumbles and AR gets sacked constantly on 2nd down

  69. farvite says: Aug 2, 2013 2:24 PM

    “Strong trio”?? Sure, if Jennings was still here.

    Nelson and Jones are *grossly* inconsistent.

    I guess the unit can be “strong” if Cobb is Wes Welker.

  70. fi1thymcnasty1 says: Aug 2, 2013 2:24 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Aug 2, 2013 2:03 PM
    fi1thymcnasty1 says: Aug 2, 2013 1:28 PM

    I think Cobb will do just fine holding onto balls. Has anyone noticed how often I refer to professional athletes as “tasteless”? Ever wonder why I continually choose that particular descriptive?

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    Hahaha!!!!!!!

    My blisters are back. I’ve missed you guys.

  71. allday28mvpmvp says: Aug 2, 2013 2:28 PM

    dgt178 says: Aug 2, 2013 9:31 AM

    ….jennings was virtually a non-contributor last year….why do they keep bringing his name up….he hasn’t been the #1 reciever since ’09….

    —-
    PFFFFTTTT!!! 09? I’m calling BS on this one

    What about when he was the best receiver all thru the postseaon AND in the Superbowl in 2011?!

    1st time a Packer fan EVER forgot about one of their Superbowls

  72. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 2, 2013 2:28 PM

    2012:

    Group A
    Christian Ponder
    Greg Jennings 36 Rec, 366 yards, 4 TD
    Kyle Rudolph 53 Rec, 493 yards, 9 TD
    Cordarrelle Patterson 0 career receptions
    Jarius Wright 22 Rec, 322 yards, 2 TD

    Group B
    Aaron Rodgers
    Randall Cobb 80 Rec, 954 yards, 8TD
    James Jones 64 Rec, 784 yards 14 TD
    Jordy Nelson 49 Rec, 754 yards, 7 TD
    Jermichael Finley 61 Rec, 667 yards, 2 TD

    Which would you choose?

  73. farvite says: Aug 2, 2013 2:42 PM

    Comical how Packer fans underrate Jennings.

    No WR in the NFL had more plays of 40 yards or more than Jennings from 2007-2011. He’s an enormous loss.

    Ditto Woodson. It will be a VERY long while before we see a DB of his caliber again.

    Those guys may have been past their prime and expendable, but they are major losses.

  74. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 2, 2013 3:22 PM

    Ruvell, what’s your point? The Packers’ passing game is way ahead of the Vikings’. Congratulations. I can say CP84 looks like a bigger version of Randall Cobb without the drops, so he’s probably the one guy I’d pick out of that whole group in terms of his future.

    Now here’s another meaningless comparison:

    2012:
    Group A
    Alex Green 464 yards, 0 TDs
    James Starks 255 yards, 1 TD
    Dujaun Harris 157 yards, 2 TDs
    Eddie Lacy 0 career carries
    Johnathan Franklin 0 career carries

    Group B
    Adrian Peterson 2,097 yards, 12 TDs

  75. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 2, 2013 3:43 PM

    I’m pretty sure the article was about Randall Cobb and the Packers passing game in general. That’s why my comparison was legit in terms of the story.

    It had nothing to do with running the football, or the Vikings, making your comparison irrelevant to the article.

    I can see where you made the mistake though. “Irrelevant” and Minnesota have basically the same meaning in the English language.

  76. deltaoracle says: Aug 2, 2013 3:55 PM

    This is pretty amazing. Cobb had almost 1,000 receiving yards last season, was one of the leaders in all-purpose yards and is one of the most exciting players in football. And now all of a sudden he drops four passes over several practices, and it supposedly means he’s a bum. Hilarious. This kid will continue to shred the NFL, no question.
    Now if there was a QB who had been generally sub-standard for two seasons and was having a poor camp – then you might have a story.

  77. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 2, 2013 3:57 PM

    7ransponder says: Aug 2, 2013 2:20 PM

    Also, filthymcnasty: I will spend a whole week praising every Packer story and mocking every Vikings story on this site if you can go one week without mentioning the Vikings and sticking to commenting about your own team. You on?

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    Am I supposed to know you?

    Are you a Viking fan?

    Why would I care what you do?

  78. themike31 says: Aug 2, 2013 4:00 PM

    What do you call someone who wants to root for a team with the history of the Vikings but doesn’t like talking trash about the Packers?

    A Cardinals fan.

  79. 7ransponder says: Aug 2, 2013 4:28 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Aug 2, 2013 3:57 PM

    Am I supposed to know you?

    Are you a Viking fan?

    Why would I care what you do?

    —————————–

    Been around here a lot longer than you bub. No, I don’t expect you to know me, but I now know you for the coward you are.

    Yes, and one who doesn’t take to talking about the Packers in every Vikings story like you talk about the Vikings in every Packer story. You’re obsessed, and you should want to be redeemed in front of your “greatest fans ever” peers.

    Suit yourself, this community grows less and less fun and… communal by the month.

  80. fi1thymcnasty1 says: Aug 2, 2013 4:37 PM

    Cobb is gonna be just fine. Just like my blisters.

  81. allday28mvpmvp says: Aug 2, 2013 4:47 PM

    ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 2, 2013 2:28 PM

    2012:

    Group A
    Christian Ponder
    Greg Jennings 36 Rec, 366 yards, 4 TD
    Kyle Rudolph 53 Rec, 493 yards, 9 TD
    Cordarrelle Patterson 0 career receptions
    Jarius Wright 22 Rec, 322 yards, 2 TD

    Group B
    Aaron Rodgers
    Randall Cobb 80 Rec, 954 yards, 8TD
    James Jones 64 Rec, 784 yards 14 TD
    Jordy Nelson 49 Rec, 754 yards, 7 TD
    Jermichael Finley 61 Rec, 667 yards, 2 TD

    Which would you choose?

    ———

    Considering that is only half a seasons worth of stats for Jennings and adding Adrian Peterson to Group A and Frankiln to Group B– I would take group A everyday of week and twice on Sundays

  82. allday28mvpmvp says: Aug 2, 2013 4:51 PM

    With how awful the defense is the Pack will be passing a lot. With how awful that O-line is I’m predicting a Rodgers injury by week 4.

    Without Rodgers the Packers are the Browns

  83. themike31 says: Aug 2, 2013 4:59 PM

    Didn’t the Packers have a better defense than the Vikings last year?

    Points per game? Yep.
    Yards per game? Yep.
    Takeaways? Yep.
    Sacks? Yep.

    But hey, don’t let facts get in the way of your delusions.

  84. allday28mvpmvp says: Aug 2, 2013 5:19 PM

    themike31 says: Aug 2, 2013 4:59 PM
    Didn’t the Packers have a better defense than the Vikings last year?

    Points per game? Yep.
    Yards per game? Yep.
    Takeaways? Yep.
    Sacks? Yep.
    But hey, don’t let facts get in the way of your delusions.

    —–

    Oh are 2012 Packers playing the 2012 Vikings this season? ….Oh no wait I forgot, it’s 2 different teams. Pack fans love quoting their “history”

  85. donth8thehorns says: Aug 2, 2013 5:24 PM

    Lol, @ packer defense better than the Vikings….

  86. GenXJay says: Aug 2, 2013 5:46 PM

    Didn’t the highly ranked, yet, self-imploding gb def. get beat by the Vikes in the 2013 reg. season (1 of 2 games)?
    Overall, team gb really was not that great in 2013.

  87. themike31 says: Aug 2, 2013 5:46 PM

    Do you have a better way of predicting future performance than looking at past performance? Or is this just one of those “I believe it and thus it is true” things that Vikings fans enjoy so much?

    Packers defense outperformed the Vikings’ defense last year, barring one atrocious postseason performance. They lost two guys who missed time to injuries, one guy who was starting due to injury, and added two first round picks (Perry returning and Jones this year) at positions of need.

    Surely that means they will drop from top third of the league to completely awful.

    But hey, I don’t expect reason to win the day with Viking fans. Keep the dream alive guys.

  88. fi1thymcnasty1 says: Aug 2, 2013 6:04 PM

    I don’t think you Viking fans understand what it’s like to have recurring blisters.

  89. fi1thymcnasty1 says: Aug 2, 2013 6:06 PM

    Unless you’ve done some “tailgaiting” at Lambeau, that is.

  90. stellarperformance says: Aug 2, 2013 8:32 PM

    allday28mvpmvp says:
    Aug 2, 2013 4:51 PM
    With how awful the defense is the Pack will be passing a lot. With how awful that O-line is I’m predicting a Rodgers injury by week 4. Without Rodgers the Packers are the Browns
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    If that were true….and it’s not, by comparison the Vikings without Peterson would be North Dakota State.

  91. chi01town says: Aug 2, 2013 9:52 PM

    I cant wait for the regular season to start. I cant wait to see the look on a packers fans face in the 3rd quarter of the 1st game when the packers are getting SMOKED in San Francisco AGAIN. I cant wait until packers fans find out they dont have a WR worth cheese on that team.

  92. ashtongronholz8 says: Aug 2, 2013 10:31 PM

    Can’t we all just get along ha. Gotta love the back and forth between gb and mn fans it’s always great entertainment to read the comments. We can jaw back and forth all we want but it comes down to the players. No one can predict how a team will do no matter what the roster is, this is a team sport which is what makes it the most fun, intense sport to watch. Yeah you guys have Super Bowl rings and that’s great, I’m glad to be in a division with such a team, but each year is a different story. I’d rather be in a great division rather than one like the broncos where they get scrutiny for such an easy schedule. Having a strong division only helps in the long run of the season so I hope we have some competitive games this year. All 4 teams are potential playoff teams. Good luck and can’t wait for the season

  93. truthserum4u says: Aug 3, 2013 12:47 AM

    ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 2, 2013 3:43 PM

    I can see where you made the mistake though. “Irrelevant” and Minnesota have basically the same meaning in the English language.

    _____________________________-

    Seriously, you didn’t really post that did you? That’s hysterical coming from a Packer fan. For all of your crowing about your team history and it’s championships, you sure proved you guys have selective memories.

    Outside of their first few years as an expansion team, the Vikings have never been irrelevant. Some times for the wrong reasons, but still..

    The Packers on the other hand were totally irrelevant for over a quarter century. I’ll repeat that; IRRELEVANT for OVER a QUARTER CENTURY! And that’s fact, not opinion.

  94. truthserum4u says: Aug 3, 2013 1:00 AM

    themike31 says: Aug 2, 2013 5:46 PM

    Do you have a better way of predicting future performance than looking at past performance? Or is this just one of those “I believe it and thus it is true” things that Vikings fans enjoy so much?

    Packers defense outperformed the Vikings’ defense last year, barring one atrocious postseason performance. They lost two guys who missed time to injuries, one guy who was starting due to injury, and added two first round picks (Perry returning and Jones this year) at positions of need.

    _____________________________

    The Pack defense had more than one atrocious performance last year.

    They gave up an average of more than 400 yrds against SF, NO, Indy, NYG, Det & Minnesota; while padding their stats with games against the anemic offenses of Tennessee, Chicago (twice) and Seattle (Wilson’s 3rd game as a pro).

    And if you’re using the past as an indicator, the Packers have been flat out owned by the Giants & 49ers the last two years. So I guess you guys should prepare yourselves for another playoff beat-down like the last two years.

  95. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 3, 2013 1:40 AM

    The packers defense is better than the Vikings. Josh freeman proved that.

  96. chi01town says: Aug 3, 2013 2:57 AM

    Rodgers said camp wasnt the same without Jennings and Driver last week. ( right before Jennings start dogging Rodgers ) Now Cobb cant catch but the packers knew that last season. this is funny Lol Rodgers and his roll players going up against this schedule? I cant wait to see packers fans suffering

  97. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 3, 2013 11:59 AM

    Yeah, truth serum, if you really want to brag about winning divisions in the 70’s and 80’s as your greatest moment, then you shouldn’t talk at all.

    And alldaynotreallymvp, I don’t think you’ve ever really watched or played football one time. The Packers defense was obviously better than the Vikings’ last year, and with injuries coming back and drafting positions of need, the Packers should be even stronger, while the Vikings defense has three great players, who are all over 30. Do you know what regression means?

    No?

    You have bandwagon written all over you. So sad.

  98. allday28mvpmvp says: Aug 3, 2013 1:32 PM

    stellarperformance says: Aug 2, 2013 8:32 PM

    allday28mvpmvp says:
    Aug 2, 2013 4:51 PM
    With how awful the defense is the Pack will be passing a lot. With how awful that O-line is I’m predicting a Rodgers injury by week 4. Without Rodgers the Packers are the Browns
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    If that were true….and it’s not, by comparison the Vikings without Peterson would be North Dakota State.

    —————–

    ND State w Greg Jenings with the best D-line in the NFL

  99. allday420ap says: Aug 3, 2013 2:45 PM

    Have you guys been feeding lacy your local delicacy, fried squirrel with cheese?

  100. thepvyharvin says: Aug 3, 2013 4:00 PM

    tokyo….how did you get Internet in your jail cell?? You seem to have nothing but TIME

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