Packers WR Randall Cobb speaks out on troubling receiver situation ahead of game vs. Cardinals
Tons of key contributors are already on injured reserve for the Packers and this week they were hit with positive COVID tests. Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb spoke out on the situation, per Rob Demovsky and Matt Schneidman.
Randall Cobb said his approach to Thursday’s game won’t be any different because of Davante Adams’ COVID situation but he said, “I may be thrown into a different situation that I’ll have to prepare for.” pic.twitter.com/BnhaXF83gW
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) October 26, 2021
Cobb’s role will certainly be elevated for this one with the Packers already putting Davante Adams and Allen Lazard on the COVID list and Marquez Valdes-Scantling still on injured reserve and having his status for the game remaining foggy. That’s the top three wideouts for Green Bay, two of whom will certainly be out. Cobb noted it will provide a bigger opportunity for he and rookie Amari Rodgers.
Randall Cobb says of Davante Adams, “He will be missed,” while adding he had a talk with Amari Rodgers about making the most of the bigger opportunity he might get Thursday and using it as a chance to make coaches play him in the future.
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 26, 2021
Defensively, the Packers will already be without All-Pro’s in Jaire Alexander and Za’Darius Smith and the statuses of Preston Smith and Kevin King remain up in the air for Green Bay. Defensive coordinator Joe Barry won’t be coaching in the game as he too, tested positive for COVID-19.
It’s not exactly the matchup now that many anticipated it would be but that doesn’t mean the Packers can’t find a way to navigate around all the chaos. With Aaron Rodgers under center, they always have a shot. The deck is just severely stacked against them heading into this one.