Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has never been a fan of players wearing microphones during games and his feelings weren’t changed in the playoffs last year when wide receiver Randall Cobb suffered a punctured lung.
Rodgers said recently that he believes Cobb’s injury was caused by the NFL Films microphone pack that Cobb was wearing during the team’s loss to the Cardinals. Cobb suggested on Thursday that he feels the same way.
While he acknowledges that there’s no way to prove that the injury was a direct result of the microphone, Cobb said that he will “never be mic’d up again” during a game.
“If we were going on a Super Bowl run and we had that live feed during the game, it’s pretty cool to look back and hear what you’re thinking and hear what you’re talking about,” Cobb said, via ESPN.com. “It’s pretty cool in that instance, but I don’t think it’s worth the risk.”
Cobb was left coughing up blood after his injury, which is certainly the sort of thing you’d like to avoid if at all possible in the future. The fact that the decision will bring a smile to Rodgers’ face doesn’t hurt as far as bonuses go.