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Randall Cobb is chasing history in Green Bay

With his 146 yards against the Rams yesterday, Randall Cobb became only the second player in the history of the storied Green Bay franchise to reach 1,000 yards through seven games in a season. Only Billy Grimes from the 1950 Packers had accomplished the feat before Sunday. Now, Grimes and Cobb share the milestone for the green and yellow.

Cobb is averaging 153.7 yards per game this season, putting him on pace for 2,459 yards. If he can stay healthy, he could be closing in on Ahman Green’s single season record of 2,250 yards. Green is the only Packer to ever reach 2,000 yards in a season.

The Legend of Cobb continues to grow.


[Cobb surpasses 1,000 yards in seven games]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

32 Comments for Randall Cobb is chasing history in Green Bay

  1. Jus Sayin
    10:40 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    I am beginning to think that with all the success our offensive players have had in the NFL lately… Joker may not have been that great of coordinator after all.

  2. calipeari
    10:51 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with #1, he sure did a heck of a job as a recruiter though, too bad we can’t keep him as a recruiting coordinator, he’s gonna do a heck of a job for another coach recruiting if he loses his job at uk

  3. cody
    10:56 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Wow I had no idea he had that many yards already…this is unbelievable…Love Cobb a true worrior and team player.

  4. Cardsohard
    10:56 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Go cards! L1C4

  5. Michael
    10:58 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    I’m wondering why they don’t try running a few wildcat plays with him.

  6. SteveM
    11:07 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Good thing he left UK when he did.

  7. RealCatsFan
    11:07 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Imagine what this guy could have accomplished at UK if he had been properly utilized. 🙁

  8. Not that there's anything wrong with that
    11:09 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    “Cardsohard” may be the gayest name in the history of these forums.

  9. AaronJ
    11:10 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Packers do not need to run the Wildcat, just put him in slot and let Rodgers throw him the ball.

  10. Phil Fulmer
    11:11 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Randy Sanders has got to go. He is even worse than Joker.

  11. Dolfan66r
    11:13 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    I just remember Brooks and Joker using him as a decoy or letting Newton or Fiddler play QB in crucial moments instead of him!!!! Any wonder we are 1-7 now????

  12. fact check
    11:26 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    I love Randall, but a little clarification would be justified here. He has surpassed 1,000 ALL PURPOSE yards, not just receiving and rushing. Ahman Green’s record was mainly rushing and catching passes out of the backfield.

  13. Ben
    11:36 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Why not keep Joker as recruiting coordinator! He would be the highest paid one at 1.7 million, but it is better than paying him for doing nothing! I know it has not been done before, but if it is not against his contract, why not do it?

  14. Ben
    11:38 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Good point #12, but that might make Cobb more valuable! The Packers are loaded at receiver and Cobb is good at running back!

  15. The Jokes on Us
    11:50 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Cobb isn’t a RB or WR. He is a football player and a damn good one. Not a dought in my mind he could play LB if he was asked to.

  16. StealoftheDraft
    12:03 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    is what he is…I just got into an arguement over the weekend with a women (might explain it) who was apparently a so called Packers fan….claimed they didn’t need anything from the draft that the Packers were fine and that Cobb is ok but they just need him to catch returns….mmmm ok. They may be loaded at the WR position but Cobb is so versatile that he can adapt to play any position. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing… after all he didn’t tie the record for punt return yards in his FIRST game? Who even tries to do that? I dont know why anyone couldn’t see how valuable this guy is to a team.

  17. facts
    12:12 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    I’m with #12…..this article is misleading as hell. Randall is a very good NFL player, but saying that he has 2,000 yards is pretty misleading considering that most of those are return yards.

  18. truth
    12:26 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    I think its even MORE impressive. Green was getting the ball HANDED to him. Returns in the NFL are difficult in the sense they kick off from what the 40? Plus, yards are yards people. Can’t knock it

  19. Downcline
    12:47 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    #12 and #17 do not understand the game of football

  20. bluristhurr
    12:57 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    #15 Do you know what a LB is? Also how is this misleading? It does say he’s “chasing history”. Anybody who watch football should know its all purpose yard they’re talking about. What receiver ever has had 1,000 yards in 7 games? Its pro-bowl material if you do that all season for receiving yards

  21. facts
    12:59 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    18 & 19 might be the worst back to back posts in the history of this site. If you think a 15 yard return when the opponent is starting 65 yards away is as impressive as a 15 yard rushing gain when the opponent is starting less than a foot away, then you should probably get your resume in to UK ASAP….I’m sure they’ll hire a football coach that is almost as stupid as you are.

  22. DEasy
    1:05 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Try being the genius who gave up Cobb and dropped him week 2 in fantasy for Donnie Avery. I am a complete tard.

  23. I
    1:18 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    I love Cobb and it is awesome seeing what he is doing in the NFL. I knew he would be great but this article needs some qualifying. These yards are ALL-PURPOSE! These are not just receiving yards. This article needs to clarify this. But still Cobb means a lot to the Packers!

  24. wow
    1:33 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Yards are yards.. All purpose yards cut the length of the field as much as a receiving or rushing yards. Dang… Take a minute and give the guy some credit. We knew he was good here and now he’s showing that it wasn’t just because he was the only weapon.

  25. facts
    2:15 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    18, 19, 24….Would you idiots trade Ray Rice (1,364 rushing yards last year) for Brandon Tate (1,541 return yards last year)? If so (or if not)…..Just shut up. You have no concept of how to evaluate football players.

    Randall Cobb is a very good NFL football player. But the difference between 2,000 receiving yards and 2,000 all purpose yards is astronomical.

  26. Stooge Franklin
    2:18 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    The Packers are the Green and Gold, not green and yellow. #corrections

  27. madmardigan
    2:32 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    OK, so if you scroll down that page there’s a poll: Who is the Packers most valuable pass catcher? Right now, Jordy Nelson leads in a landslide. Anyone care to see if BBN can move the needle? Vote early and often!

  28. Head Bussa
    3:39 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Nelson is an exceptional receiver, but in my opinion Cobb is turning into the most important receiver for the Packers because of his ability to catch short of the markers and then turn up field and break tackles to convert first downs for his team. His ability to run after the catch may make him one of very best receivers in the NFL in that regard. Remember that he has only been in 25 or so NFL games thus far. I think the best is yet to come for this young man.

  29. 25uranidiot
    4:00 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    #25 u r the idiot. No one said or asked who was the most valuable player, you read that into it yourself. All the post was talking about was the chances of getting 2000 total yards. If that was so dang easy to do, then more than one person would have done it for the pack in all this time. It is people putting their own spin on things instead of addressing the issue that detract from decent posts.

  30. its miller time
    5:50 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Yea 25 you are right, doing something only one other person has done in a storied franchise such as the packers is not impressive at all. I have no idea why they don’t just get rid of him.

  31. facts
    6:29 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    #29 & 30 obviously didn’t read the other posts. 18, 19,24 were all arguing that yards are yard and 2000 all-purpose yards (including returns) is as impressive as 2000 rushing or receiving yards. If you believe, that you’re an idiot.

    Again…..Randall Cobb is a great player and very valuable. But he is NOT as valuable as someone that rushes for/receives for 2000 yards. If you think he is, you’re dumb.

  32. Katdaddy
    8:51 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Cobb is making everyone that ever overlooked him sick! He’s in beast mold!