Is this the 6 millionth post I’ve written about Randall Cobb? Probably. But he’s worth it.
SB Nation recently profiled Cobb in their “In the Zone” series, and it’s just as good as you would imagine. Cobb talks about his journey from a high school quarterback many thought was too small to play in college to one of the most dynamic and exciting young players in the NFL (seriously, I expected Faith Hill to sing an entire verse about him on Sunday night). Part of that journey, of course, was his time at Kentucky, which Cobb describes fondly. SB Nation won’t let me post the video here (**shaking my fist**), but you can get to it by clicking the pic above. Because it’s #Goldeneyes and I can’t help myself, here are some of my favorite highlights:
I see you, Block K hat:
Cobb keepin’ the house festive:
On going to Kentucky:
“The coaching staff at Kentucky really believed in who I was as a player, and told me they were going to give me the opportunity at quarterback. It didn’t work out they way I thought it would, but they thought it was best for me to move to receiver, and when I made that move, the rest is history.”
On leaving Kentucky after his junior season:
“It was a difficult decision. For three years, I gave everything–my heart and soul–to the university. But in the end, to be here in Green Bay, it was something special, so I think it played out in the right way.
On his so-called “rookie slump” (wha???) and what motivates him:
“My dad’s always told me there somebody out there just as good as I am. And they’re working, they’re getting better. If I’m not continuing to work and get better, then they’re going to be better than me.”
I seriously doubt that, Randall.
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