GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb, who has missed six of the previous eight video games due to a hamstring damage, believes he will return to play towards the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
However that is not the one factor he is excited about.
He cannot wait to see what Aaron Rodgers does.
The Packers have been a “one-half workforce,” particularly the previous two weeks in scoring six factors within the second half, one other oddity in a confounding yr.
Aaron Rodgers defended his fundamentals however stated he would possibly take extra possibilities with the Packers backed right into a nook.
Mike McCarthy’s Packers are going through one other season with out the playoffs. Pete Carroll’s Seahawks are pushing for a wild-card spot.
Cobb, Rodgers’ longest-tenured receiver on the workforce, has heard all of the latest criticism of his quarterback — from speak about sloppy fundamentals and lacking open receivers with the sport on the road to being out of sync with coach Mike McCarthy’s playcalling.
Cobb thinks he is aware of what’s coming.
“I am excited to get again on the market as a result of I do know with all of the noise that is been stated over the previous week about him [Rodgers], he is preparing to mild everyone up this week,” Cobb stated Thursday. “It is going to be loads of enjoyable and I look ahead to serving to him out.”
It might assist to have a veteran receiver like Cobb again on the sphere.
Cobb has performed in solely 5 of 11 video games this season. He initially pulled his hamstring in the course of the Week three recreation at Washington. To that time, Cobb had 17 catches for 192 yards and a landing in lower than three full video games. He had the game-winning, 75-yard landing catch towards the Bears within the opener. He initially missed three video games (Weeks Four-6) after which returned after the Packers’ bye.
Nonetheless, that lasted solely two weeks. On the Thursday earlier than the Nov. 11 recreation towards Miami, he once more pulled his hamstring in observe.
Cobb went by way of an intensive exercise on the sphere earlier than final Sunday’s recreation at Minnesota, nevertheless it was by no means the plan for him to play towards the Vikings. Cobb stated it was the primary time because the damage that he felt no points together with his hamstring, however he admitted it is all the time difficult to know when muscle accidents are absolutely healed.
“I believe I might need pushed myself to come again slightly too early and reinjured it, clearly,” Cobb stated. “However I actually do really feel actually good proper now. I believe that we have taken the right steps and hopefully that is the proper time and I am going to give you the option to push by way of this.”
With out Cobb and Geronimo Allison (stomach surgical procedure), the Packers have had to depend on rookies Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown because the Nos. 2 and three receivers behind Davante Adams.
“[Cobb’s return] can be an enormous increase for us,” Rodgers stated this week.
There’s additionally an opportunity left sort out David Bakhtiari, who dropped out of the Vikings recreation on Sunday, might play. That might be vital towards Arizona’s prime pass-rusher, Chandler Jones, who has 11 sacks.
Bakhtiari (knee) did some restricted observe work on Thursday after going by way of rehab work Wednesday.