Matt LaFleur Wants to Get This Player More Involved in Offense
The Green Bay Packers' offense looked a lot better in Week 2 tearing up the Detroit Lions' defense to the tune of 351 yards and 35 points. However, head coach Matt LaFleur is interested in getting one player more involved and that would be veteran wide receiver Randall Cobb.
The Packers traded for Cobb shortly after quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned from his holdout. The two playmakers are longtime friends and have an undeniable chemistry on the field. That makes it all the more surprising that Cobb has logged just 22% of the offensive snaps through two games.
Cobb appeared in just 12 snaps on Monday night, but did haul in all three of his targets for 26 yards. Right now, Allen Lazard leads the team in slot routes. That means Cobb remains the No. 4 WR on the depth chart without much room to move up.
Overall, Cobb spent the first eight years of his NFL career in Green Bay and racked up over 5,500 yards with Rodgers throwing his way. The 11th-year pro is coming off a 2020 season in which he posted 441 yards and 3 touchdowns on 33 receptions with the Houston Texans.
It'll be interesting to see if Cobb's playing time increases as the season goes on. It is clear that Rodgers wants him on the field more and the coaching staff is beginning to take notice as well. Cobb doesn't seem to be worried about it, though.
"The game flow is going to be the game flow. It’s going to go the way it does, and I can’t control that. I’ve got to make sure that I’m prepared and ready whenever my number’s called."- Randall Cobb on his playing time
The Packers head into Week 3 as 3-point road underdogs against the San Francisco 49ers, according to NFL odds posted on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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