Packers get Cobb back on field (and Rodgers too)

AP

While there wasn’t much concern about Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ missing practice yesterday, they were still glad to get him back today.

And having one of his favorite targets back added to the good news.

According to Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com, Rodgers and wide receiver Randall Cobb were back on the field Wednesday when practice began.

Rodgers just had a head cold and was out a day, but Cobb has been in and out of camp with a biceps injury. He said last week he’s trying to strike a balance between getting the work he needs and taking care of his body, and apparently he’s back at a spot where he feels like he can contribute.

That’s a solid step for an offense that needs its trusted playmakers, since Jordy Nelson’s still recovering from a knee procedure and isn’t a lock for the regular season opener.

63 responses to “Packers get Cobb back on field (and Rodgers too)

  1. rick, unbiass:

    You’re starting to get a little nervous, aren’t you? I can tell by the false bravado. Way deep down inside, in the places you don’t talk about at parties. We’re coming. Ready to dominate you once again.

  2. Dominating the Vikings isn’t a lot to hang your hat on, the Patriots dominate the Bills, Jets, and Dolphins on an annual basis and all that does is get you a slot in the playoffs.

    Still, the Viking trolls are mildly amusing. What is hilarious is the Viking’s track record when it counts the most, everybody knows they are 0-4 in Superbowls, they are also 0-5 in the NFC championship games they appeared in, although that one against the Giants was close.

  3. rodgersboys says:
    Aug 21, 2013 12:50 PM
    Mouthguard ya tool
    —-
    come on, you must admit that it does look like a joint.

  4. whatjusthapped says:
    Aug 21, 2013 1:02 PM

    What is hilarious is the Viking’s track record when it counts the most, everybody knows they are 0-4 in Superbowls, they are also 0-5 in the NFC championship games they appeared in, although that one against the Giants was close.
    ——————————————–
    Also, don’t forget – they had that one 21-yr stretch where they scored touchdowns when they were in the playoffs and the Packers didn’t. That’s pretty important, too.

  5. whatjusthapped,

    Well, at least we aren’t bandwagon fans like a large part of your team’s fan base is right now. All these die-hard Packer fans, where were they from 1970-1994?

  6. @Rick Spielman is a Magician

    Not sure why this is getting downvotes. As a Packer fan this is a very plausible scenario. 11-5 is being really generous with the schedule they have coming up.

  7. whatjusthapped says:Aug 21, 2013 1:02 PM

    What is hilarious is the Viking’s track record when it counts the most, everybody knows they are 0-4 in Superbowls, they are also 0-5 in the NFC championship games they appeared in, although that one against the Giants was close.
    ______

    How could they be 0-5 in NFC championship games but go to 4 Super Bowls? I think what you’re trying to say is they are 0-5 in their last five NFC championship games. At least they get to NFC championship games. The Packers may have won Super Bowls, but the Vikings are more consistently good.

    By the way, the last playoff game the Packers had against the Giants wasn’t too close either. That was the 15-1 year, wasn’t it? Well, that must have been an NFC championship game. What’s that? It wasn’t? You mean they went 15-1 and couldn’t even win a home playoff game against a 9-7 team? Wow.

  8. Carl Gerbschmidt says:Aug 21, 2013 12:57 PM

    rick, unbiass:

    You’re starting to get a little nervous, aren’t you? I can tell by the false bravado. Way deep down inside, in the places you don’t talk about at parties. We’re coming. Ready to dominate you once again.
    _______

    I just said your team would probably be 11-5 and didn’t mention my team at all. Where’s the false bravado?

  9. Vikes8480,

    Lambeau has been sold out every year since the early 60’s. My god. Do you know ANYTHING about football?!?!

  10. vikes8480 says: Aug 21, 2013 1:18 PM

    whatjusthapped,

    Well, at least we aren’t bandwagon fans like a large part of your team’s fan base is right now. All these die-hard Packer fans, where were they from 1970-1994?

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    I’d imagine many of them weren’t born or were not old enough to know/care about football.

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    bordner says: Aug 21, 2013 1:16 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Aug 21, 2013 1:02 PM

    What is hilarious is the Viking’s track record when it counts the most, everybody knows they are 0-4 in Superbowls, they are also 0-5 in the NFC championship games they appeared in, although that one against the Giants was close.
    ——————————————–
    Also, don’t forget – they had that one 21-yr stretch where they scored touchdowns when they were in the playoffs and the Packers didn’t. That’s pretty important, too

    ———————————————————

    Right, because scoring a touchdown in a playoff game is the equivalent of a world championship. Even for a Vikings fan that is a reach there buddy.

  11. vikes8480-

    Well, at least we aren’t bandwagon fans like a large part of your team’s fan base is right now. All these die-hard Packer fans, where were they from 1970-1994?
    ——————————————————
    They were selling out Lambeau and creating a 30 year waiting list for season tickets. At the same time the Vikes were scrambling to sell out their games to avoid a blackout even while winning their division.

    Minneapolis is a horrible sports town ie: they lose the Northstars even after winning the Stanley Cup. They do have nice art galleries and the Guthrie Theater.

  12. Well the offseason is coming near an end and for like the 5th straight year the viking fans laid claim to the paper championship and all the bravado that came with it. As mentioned earlier this is where reality begin and the fantasy ends, having to prove it on the field which the Packers have done. All the talking in the world and the whining to get noticed wont change the fact until the vikings can actually win something you will be in the Packers shadow.

  13. Hopefully Seattle will knock some GB players out for the regular season like they did the Broncos and then we can scratch them off of the playoff list….

  14. leroysbutler says:Aug 21, 2013 1:37 PM

    vikes8480-

    Well, at least we aren’t bandwagon fans like a large part of your team’s fan base is right now. All these die-hard Packer fans, where were they from 1970-1994?
    ——————————————————
    They were selling out Lambeau and creating a 30 year waiting list for season tickets. At the same time the Vikes were scrambling to sell out their games to avoid a blackout even while winning their division.

    Minneapolis is a horrible sports town ie: they lose the Northstars even after winning the Stanley Cup. They do have nice art galleries and the Guthrie Theater.
    ______

    Shows what you know. The North Stars never won the Stanley Cup. Minnesota is known for its great fans, not its championships. Oh, and art galleries are boring.

  15. tutamus says:Aug 21, 2013 1:25 PM

    @Rick Spielman is a Magician

    Not sure why this is getting downvotes. As a Packer fan this is a very plausible scenario. 11-5 is being really generous with the schedule they have coming up
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    Couldn’t agree more. But, I have the Packers at 10-6. Same as Vikes. Will be interesting to see which way the tiebreaker goes…

  16. Looking at the Pack, I have them going 0-5 and finishing a dismal 6-11. That’s assuming the Lions, Vikes are better than last year and looking at the horrid schedule, they will be done by mid season.

    The team has no O line to speak of and one injury, just one and this team is in terrible trouble. The running game will improve and give them some momemtum but unfortunately the defensive backs will give up quick points and the pack will be playing from behind. That negates a running game when your down by 14 or more all the time. Put a fork in them. This is now truely Ted team and his drafting prowess, or lack of comes to the forefront this year.

  17. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Aug 21, 2013 1:48 PM

    Minnesota is known for its great fans, not its championships. Oh, and art galleries are boring.

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    Usually I agree with you, but not this. What about our WNBA Championship? 2 World Series Championships? 5 NBA (Lakers) Championships? C’mon dude, don’t cut us short.

  18. Viking fans are not very good at concealing their crushing disappointment at this latest news.

  19. Rick Spielman is a Magician –

    My bad about the Northstars winning the Cup. I do remember they were in the finals in ’91. But my point is how can you say Minnesota has great fans if they can’t hold onto a successful hockey franchise of all things. I lived there 10 years and saw for myself how lousy and fair weather their fans were.

    I see you make no mention of the fact that despite winning the division multiple times in the 80’s and 90’s the Vikings struggled at times to fill the Metrodome.

  20. so Cobb is back? the real question is for how long? he will be hurt again by the end of the 49ers game. and truthfully the man is a role player NOT a #1 WR. cant wait until game 1 in San Francisco so I can see the packers get smoked.

  21. ilovemyringlessfranchise-

    First of all the WNBA; you’re kidding right? The Twins are a nice story and a good franchise. I’m not sure about their attendance. The new ballpark looks great though. The Lakers? I”ll have to ask my grandpa, oh wait he’s dead.

    Minneapolis is a cosmopolitan city with a lot of things to do and sports isn’t exactly at the top of the list for the masses. There are a lot of die hard Vikings fans but it just isn’t a great sports town.

    But I’ll say one thing, the Packers/Vikings rivalry is definitely one of the best.

  22. vikes8480 says:
    Aug 21, 2013 1:18 PM
    whatjusthapped,

    Well, at least we aren’t bandwagon fans like a large part of your team’s fan base is right now. All these die-hard Packer fans, where were they from 1970-1994?

    —————-

    I don’t know about anyone else, but in 1970 I was -14 years old, and in 1994 I was only 10 so I barely watched football.

    Not everyone is 50+ years old, you know.

  23. chi01town says:
    Aug 21, 2013 2:18 PM
    so Cobb is back? the real question is for how long? he will be hurt again by the end of the 49ers game. and truthfully the man is a role player NOT a #1 WR. cant wait until game 1 in San Francisco so I can see the packers get smoked.

    *****
    Cobb is a role player. He plays the role of slot WR, change of pace RB, KR, PR, option QB, split end and emergency Kicker.

    In Green Bay they dont need a “#1 WR”. They have multiple players who can and do get the job done. What I have a hard time figuring out is if SF has a “#1 WR” on their roster, or even a #2 WR on the roster.

    Boldin is old and slow and there isn’t anyone else on the roster who could make Green Bay’s 53. Maybe after Green Bay is forced to cut Myles White or Alex Gillet SF can sign them and field an almost NFL worthy WR group?

  24. johnnyb216 says:
    Aug 21, 2013 1:31 PM
    Vikes8480,

    Lambeau has been sold out every year since the early 60′s. My god. Do you know ANYTHING about football?!?!
    ………….
    Seriously dude? If you are going to just make stuff up, at least try harder. Lambeau HAS NOT been sold out every year since the early 60s…….totally false. In fact, up until 1994, Packer games were split between Lambeau and Milwaukee County Stadium, RARELY selling out. Old number #4 changed that. As much as Pack fans HATE to admit it, Favre brought your franchise from the depth of 25 years of obscurity. When #4 took over at QB, the whole thing started coming together.

  25. Vikings fans and their trivial potshots are hilarious to me.

    It’s sad because instead of having the joy of having a championship caliber team, all they have is trying to take away the joy of those that do.

    Take contra, for instance. One of the most horrible people I’ve ever seen on the internet.

  26. Good Lord, the 6-11 prediction guy is back. They’re playing a 16 game season, Einstein. 6+11 = 17. There – did the math for you.
    I agree that the Packers could start the season 0-3. They could also start it 3-0. Or most likely somewhere in between.
    Glad Cobb is back; hope all involved have the sense to play him very little until the games start to count.

  27. The Packer games were sold out, Norse. They weren’t always full, but they were sold out. As the joke goes, a blind person would have had a hard time telling whether he was at a Packers home game or a Billy Graham crusade in the 70’s and 80’s, because both of them had tens of thousands of people shouting “God help us!”
    I watched ’em all on TV or in person. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. And scarred. And crippled. And maybe with a facial tic.

  28. teamnorsecore says: Aug 21, 2013 3:22 PM

    johnnyb216 says:
    Aug 21, 2013 1:31 PM
    Vikes8480,

    Lambeau has been sold out every year since the early 60′s. My god. Do you know ANYTHING about football?!?!
    ………….
    Seriously dude? If you are going to just make stuff up, at least try harder. Lambeau HAS NOT been sold out every year since the early 60s…….totally false. In fact, up until 1994, Packer games were split between Lambeau and Milwaukee County Stadium, RARELY selling out. Old number #4 changed that. As much as Pack fans HATE to admit it, Favre brought your franchise from the depth of 25 years of obscurity. When #4 took over at QB, the whole thing started coming together.
    =============================

    From the Packers official website:

    Lambeau Field has been sold out on a season ticket basis since 1960 and we’ve been accumulating names on our legendary season ticket waiting list ever since.

  29. tokyosandblaster says:
    Aug 21, 2013 3:38 PM
    Vikings fans and their trivial potshots are hilarious to me.

    It’s sad because instead of having the joy of having a championship caliber team, all they have is trying to take away the joy of those that do.

    Take contra, for instance. One of the most horrible people I’ve ever seen on the internet.
    —-
    Oh hey, youre back. Do you have any more Korey Stringer jokes? Its a shame you disgraced the packer fanbase with your ‘jokes’

  30. allday28mvpmvp says: Aug 21, 2013 3:55 PM

    Pack are an 8-8 team. Maybe 9-7 if Rodgers stays healthy.
    =================================

    Gotta go back to the movie Stripes for this one to quote Sgt Hulka: “we have a comedian in our midst.”

  31. allday28mvpmvp says:
    Aug 21, 2013 3:55 PM
    Pack are an 8-8 team. Maybe 9-7 if Rodgers stays healthy.

    Maybe. But that’s still 2-3 games better than any other game in the division. 5 or 6 better than the vikings.

    And if Peterson goes down, I don’t think you ever win a game until he comes back.

  32. leroysbutler says:
    Aug 21, 2013 1:37 PM
    vikes8480-

    Well, at least we aren’t bandwagon fans like a large part of your team’s fan base is right now. All these die-hard Packer fans, where were they from 1970-1994?
    ——————————————————
    They were selling out Lambeau and creating a 30 year waiting list for season tickets. At the same time the Vikes were scrambling to sell out their games to avoid a blackout even while winning their division.

    Minneapolis is a horrible sports town ie: they lose the Northstars even after winning the Stanley Cup. They do have nice art galleries and the Guthrie Theater.

    ———————————

    Come on man, stop spouting lies, you obviously know nothing about the N.Stars situation. They wont the cup AFTER leaving, and them losing the team had NOTHING to do with their popularity in the state. WI people who don’t even have a pro team have no legs to stand on here. Stick to football.

  33. aldante66 says:Aug 21, 2013 1:50 PM

    Looking at the Pack, I have them going 0-5 and finishing a dismal 6-11. …. unfortunately the defensive backs will give up quick points and the pack will be playing from behind. ”

    ===========================

    you dont know much about defensive backfields do you?

    The Packers have a top 5 defensive backfield.

  34. leroysbutler says:Aug 21, 2013 2:25 PM

    ilovemyringlessfranchise-

    First of all the WNBA; you’re kidding right? The Twins are a nice story and a good franchise. I’m not sure about their attendance. The new ballpark looks great though. The Lakers? I”ll have to ask my grandpa, oh wait he’s dead.
    _____

    Wait. Wait. No, wait. You’re dismissing the Lakers’ championships because they happened in the ’50s? Half the Packers’ championships were won before WWII ended. Are you going to dismiss those too?

  35. vikes8480 says:
    Aug 21, 2013 1:18 PM
    whatjusthapped,

    Well, at least we aren’t bandwagon fans like a large part of your team’s fan base is right now. All these die-hard Packer fans, where were they from 1970-1994?
    ————————

    First of all the Packers might not have been a very good team during those years, but they were still selling tickets, so those “die-hard” Packers fans were still supporting the team, even when the team sucked.

    Second, I was born in 1989, so I or anyone else born around the same time or later couldn’t really support the team when we didn’t yet exist. The Packers have been a good team nearly every season since 1994, and I didn’t watch football until 1998 or 1999, so I must be a “bandwagon” fan since I didn’t watch them until they were already good? lmao, give me a break

    Third and most importantly, “bandwagon” fans love champions, Maybe if the Vikings had won, ya know, a single championship, they would probably have their own “bandwagon” fans.

    Oh, and a Reminder, The Packers won a Superbowl just a few seasons ago, and have won 4 total, compared to the Viking’s 0, so is it really that hard to understand why the Packers have more “bandwagon” fans?

  36. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Aug 21, 2013 4:22 PM
    leroysbutler says:Aug 21, 2013 2:25 PM

    ilovemyringlessfranchise-

    First of all the WNBA; you’re kidding right? The Twins are a nice story and a good franchise. I’m not sure about their attendance. The new ballpark looks great though. The Lakers? I”ll have to ask my grandpa, oh wait he’s dead.
    _____

    Wait. Wait. No, wait. You’re dismissing the Lakers’ championships because they happened in the ’50s? Half the Packers’ championships were won before WWII ended. Are you going to dismiss those too?
    —–
    such hypocrites. Only their ancient championships count I guess. Take the blinders off packer fans!

  37. contra74 says:
    Aug 21, 2013 4:07 PM
    tokyosandblaster says:
    Aug 21, 2013 3:38 PM
    Vikings fans and their trivial potshots are hilarious to me.

    It’s sad because instead of having the joy of having a championship caliber team, all they have is trying to take away the joy of those that do.

    Take contra, for instance. One of the most horrible people I’ve ever seen on the internet.
    —-
    Oh hey, youre back. Do you have any more Korey Stringer jokes? Its a shame you disgraced the packer fanbase with your ‘jokes’

    I never left.

    I never joked about Korey Stringer.

    I’m ok with your lies, though. You must really hate me, and God will judge you.

  38. Sorry Rick, but 7 of the Packers’ record 13 World Championships have been won since 1960. Been blessed to be able to remember all of those.

  39. tokyosandblaster says:
    Aug 21, 2013 3:53 PM
    teamnorsecore…

    301 consecutive home sellouts (Every game since 1960)

    Fact checking: It’s important.
    …………
    Link to proof please (besides Wiki which any Packer fan could flub to suit there cause).
    I agree…..FACT checking is important, not mindless, team supporting banter.

  40. Hmmm…come back from the bar to this? Nerds arguing about sell outs…”My team in my state, is better than your team in your state.” YOU DONT PLAY FOR THE TEAM, THERE FOR THEIR (the team’s) ACCOMPLISHMENTS SHOULD NOT INCREASE YOUR BRAVADO!

  41. teamnorsecore says:
    Aug 21, 2013 4:46 PM
    Link to proof please (besides Wiki which any Packer fan could flub to suit there cause).
    I agree…..FACT checking is important, not mindless, team supporting banter.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    “Whereas the burden of proof falls on the accuser (you,) the plaintiff (us,) maintains that the Official Green Bay Packer Website makes this claim. We find further that your personalized opinion with added (made up) commentary is contrary to this FACT and without merit.”

    Signed, Every Packer Fan Since the Dawn of Man.

  42. vikes8480 says:
    Aug 21, 2013 1:18 PM
    Well, at least we aren’t bandwagon fans like a large part of your team’s fan base is right now. All these die-hard Packer fans, where were they from 1970-1994?
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////

    You must be very young to make a non-sensical statement like this. Bandwagon fans? Are you kidding? The “dry spell” that is supposed to mean something (for some reason,) was always sold out! How does that rate as “bandwagon?”

    By the way…..I was there……every week…..still am……ever since I could drive from Wausau to Green Bay (1970) and use my Dad’s season tickets, which I now have.

    Focus on your team and their strengths. Stay away from the hate-baiting. It seems that is all the Viking fans want to concern themselves with anymore.

  43. I forgot to add…..before I could drive myself I attended many games throughout the sixties as a young kid, including the Ice Bowl (I can prove it…most people with this claim cannot,) and the championship in 1965 against the Colts which made it necessary for a rule change to raise the goalposts.

    Anything else?

  44. icecubeusedtobeangry says:
    Aug 21, 2013 11:46 PM
    Hmmm…come back from the bar to this? Nerds arguing about sell outs…”My team in my state, is better than your team in your state.” YOU DONT PLAY FOR THE TEAM, THERE FOR THEIR (the team’s) ACCOMPLISHMENTS SHOULD NOT INCREASE YOUR BRAVADO!

    —-

    I’m going to play nice since you defended me.

    I humbly disagree with your assessment. Had the Vikings fan checked facts before arguing, no argument would have happened.

    But you are right.

    I am a nerd.

  45. coreytrevorlahey says: Aug 22, 2013 12:36 AM

    just remember Vikings fans its still April get a good dose of PA’s purple kool aid and celebrate your ring before you all jump ship in October

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    I always knew people in Wisconsin were slow…now I know the actual measurement is about 4 months slower than the rest of the world.

  46. Congrats to Cobb on making it back. I want as many players as possible healthy for both teams when my Vikes and pack face off this year.

    And really, there are plenty of teams that can be accused of Fairweather and bandwagon fans but the packers arent one. Arrogant and overly focused on championships maybe.

    0-4 in superbowls is still 4 superbowls and the Vikes have been consistently good for the lifetime of the franchise with rare bad seasons.

    Stop arguing with 12 year olds fellow Vike fans and some of you need to stop acting like one.

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