Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson form arguably the best 1-2 receiver punch in the NFL. In fact, let’s remove the word “arguably.” That duo combined for 189 receptions, 2,806 yards and 25 touchdowns this past season.
Unfortunately for the Packers, Cobb – who stopped by CBS Sports Radio with Clay Matthews on Friday – is a free agent, and there’s no telling where he’ll end up.
“Nothing’s changed man,” Cobb said on The Doug Gottlieb Show. “I’m still taking it a day at a time. Whatever happens, happens, but I definitely would like to be on a team with Clay again.”
Cobb, 24, is in the prime of his career and coming off a great year. He might sign with the team that offers the most money, or he might sign with the team – likely Green Bay – that offers the best fit and the best chance to win.
“There’s pros and cons to everything,” Cobb said. “It’s definitely going to be a decision that weighs on me when the time comes. But as far as right now, I haven’t signed on any dotted line, so I’m just going to take it day-by-day and let the process work itself out.”
Whatever Cobb decides, there’s no denying he has great chemistry with Aaron Rodgers, who, despite a calf injury, led the Packers to within a play or two of the Super Bowl.
“He’s a tough guy, man,” Cobb said. “I can’t speak on how hurt he was because I don’t know. Every time I asked him, he told me he was good. He’s a heck of a competitor and a great teammate. To be able to watch him play through so much pain was a big boost for our team morale.”
Still, losing to Seattle in the NFC Championship – the Packers led 19-7 with just over two minutes remaining in regulation – has been a tough pill to swallow.
“We had so much success for three-and-three-quarters of a game,” Matthews said. “But then to have that letdown for the last five minutes – a couple plays here, a couple plays there that go in their direction – (it was a tough loss). At the end of the day, they’re moving on to the Super Bowl, and that’s all that matters. To come sort like that, is just heartbreaking.”
Some people say the Seahawks got lucky. Matthews, however, says they were simply the better team.
“I don’t want to take away anything from Seattle,” he said. “I mean, that’s the name of the game. You play four quarters and you finish all the way through. That’s why they’ve had so much success. But at the same time, it’s hard to be optimistic at this point in the season when they’re out to play for the Super Bowl. But you have to look at what we were able to accomplish – not only in that game, but for the whole season. It looks good for the future. I try to have a little optimism at this point, but it’s obviously difficult.”
Said Cobb, “It definitely still stings. To have a game go that way in the last few minutes, it’s tough. It’s rough. I’ve had nightmares throughout the week, but you got to deal with it. You got to move on. It’s like life. Things are going to happen. You’re going to have to face adversity. We’re going to have to overcome it and move forward.”