During a recent interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers explained what’s helped him click with wide receiver Randall Cobb.
He cares about it a lot. He puts a lot of extra time in. He watches a ton of film. He spent an off-season watching various slot guys that he admired and tried to pick things up. He’s very well-coached. I think Edgar Bennett deserves a lot of credit. Here’s a guy who’s a Packer Hall of Fame running back who’s coaching receivers and doing a heck of a job. So that helps. He stays on those guys about ball security and detailed routes. That helps. But Randall sees the game through the eyes of a quarterback because he was a quarterback. So he understands timing and spacing and when he has to get out of his breaks. He’s an excellent — just like Jordy is — an excellent second reaction guy. When I have to come out of the pocket, where in the past you might have seen some of the balls go to Greg and Jordy, Randall caught more than anybody last year because he was healthy and he also has really good reactions.
Rodgers says Cobb is special.
I think he can be a 100-catch guy. We haven’t had that here in a while. But I think he can. I think he’s a special player. As long as he can stay healthy, I think he’s going to be a big-time star for us.
Cobb had an outstanding season in 2012 with 80 receptions for 954 yards and 8 touchdowns. He also had 132 yards rushing on 10 carries.