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Randall Cobb Named a Bounce-Back Guy in the NFL

Charles Rexarbogast | AP

Charles Rexarbogast | AP

Charles Rexarbogast | AP

Let’s all take a step back from the Marques Bolden talk for a second to have a chat about one of our favorites here at KSR and Kentucky in general. None other than Randall Cobb, who was just named one of the guys most likely to have a bounce-back year in the NFL.

Jason La Confora of CBS Sports took a look at six guys that should return to their normal selves this year in the NFL. Andrew Luck, of course, was the first name mentioned, but not far behind him was Cobb. La Confora said the following:

A lot of this depends on how Jordy Nelson responds from his return from an injury that wiped out his 2015 season. But I wouldn’t bet against Nelson coming back and being a beast again, and if 2015 showed anything it’s that Cobb is much better at being the ultimate complementary guy and not the go-to target.

Having Nelson back on the outside will open up so much for Cobb. While his role may lessen it says here his actual production will greatly increase. This kid knows his role when he is able to operate within that comfort zone and there are many reasons to believe the Packers will be more robust and well-rounded on offense next season.

As much as I don’t want the Packers – or any other NFC team not named the Giants –  to succeed here’s to hoping Cobb is a top-5 receiver in the league and healthy this year.

Article written by Bobby Reagan

One time representative of UK at SEC 3v3 basketball championships. Northern Yankee living the Kentucky dream. Follow me @uklefty22

1 Comment for Randall Cobb Named a Bounce-Back Guy in the NFL



  1. Blueblueblueblue
    9:27 am May 21, 2016 Permalink

    UK FOOTBALL SINCE 2010:
    – OVERALL RECORD: 25-48 (34% wins)
    – SEC RECORD: 8-40 (16% wins)
    – NON CONFERENCE RECORD (excluding Louisville): 16-3 (84% wins)
    – LOUISVILLE: 1-5 (16% wins)
    While the numbers are bleak, when you break them down, the picture gets even bleaker.
    The only SEC teams UK has beaten: Vandy (2), South Carolina (3), Ole Miss, Tennessee, Mississippi St.
    Non-Conference Teams UK has beaten: 64% of UK’s wins have come against very poor competition.
    – Akron
    – Charleston (2)
    – WKU (2)
    – Central Michigan
    – Jacksonville St.
    – Kent St.
    – Samford
    – Miami (OH)
    – Alabama St.
    – UT Martin
    – Ohio
    – ULM
    – Louisiana Lafayette
    – Eastern Kentucky
    Non-Conference Teams who have beaten UK:
    – Pittsburg (in bowl) Note that Pitt is the only power 5 non-conference opponent UK has played and they didn’t choose to play them.
    – WKU (2) — worth noting that as soon as UK realized WKU was going to beat them consistently, they immediately stopped playing them. Classic UK move. They do it in all sports.

    WHAT UK MUST DO TO BE BOWL ELIGIBLE CONSISTENTLY:
    – Win the 3 non-conference cupcake games each year, even if this means avoiding high quality lower-level competition — like WKU. These 3 games must be won at all costs (including buying out opponents that are unexpectedly good (Southern Mississippi)
    – Must win 2 of 3 games against Vanderbilt, Missouri, and South Carolina each year. (with Muschamp likely to turn SC around, the Vandy / Mizzu games become must wins)
    – Must drop the game vs Louisville. It would be a PR nightmare, but it’s the right thing to do if your goal is to build your program. This allows you to schedule one more cupcake game, get 4 non-conference wins, and get into a bowl while only winning 2 real games (Mizzu / Vandy)