Packers Morning Buzz: Randall Cobb settling into Cowboys' offense
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
We'll start with Rob Reischel writing about the Packers facing former teammate Randall Cobb when they travel to Dallas on Sunday.
Green Bay didn't make Cobb an offer when he reached free agency in March. Dallas was quick to swoop in and gave Cobb a one-year, $5 million deal.
“Randall Cobb is someone that we have been trying to cover for 7-8 years now,” Garrett said. “He had such a big impact on what they were doing up in Green Bay, they used him a lot of different ways. Inside, outside, they handed him the ball, he lined up in the backfield.
“Just a lot of that versatility we feel like can have an impact on our offense. From afar, you feel like you know guys, and he struck me as someone who was just a real pro. Knew the game, understood the game, played with great poise.”
Cobb has 14 catches for 157 yards and one touchdown. If he continues at that pace, Reischel writes he’ll finish with 56 catches for 628 yards and four TDs. You can read the entire story for ForbesSports here:
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Peter Bukowski of Acme Packing Co. writes that the Packers' offense against the Eagles looked an awful lot like the Mike McCarthy offense:
Internet humor that hits a little too close to home for Packers fans:
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