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Randall Cobb Didn't Realize He Had Horrible Eyesight Until Now

Jason Schandl
New Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb has learned he has terrible eyesight.
New Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb has learned he has terrible eyesight. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
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"Keep your eye on the ball" is one of the oldest adages in sports. For as cliche as the phrase is, it rings true — just ask any fan whose watched their team's wideouts drop a pass when they looked up-field before the ball was in their hands.

Well, keeping your eye on the ball can be pretty tough if you don't see very well. That's why Houston Texans should be excited that Randall Cobb has finally learned that he has eyesight problems.

Cobb has fared pretty well for a guy who hasn't been able to see the ball properly in his nine NFL seasons. He's racked up 6,352 yards and 44 touchdowns through the air, with 800-plus receiving yards in four different seasons.

Now able to see the ball, perhaps he's in for an increased catch rate, after posting marks below 70 percent in each of the last two seasons.

Texans fans have plenty of reason to be excited about Cobb in 2020. He's coming off a 2019 season that saw him notch a career-high 15.1 yards per reception (ranking No. 19 in the NFL), and he's still only just 29 years old.

Adding in the fact that he's seemingly solved his eyesight problems, Cobb could make some real noise in his first year in Houston.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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