Receiver/returner Randall Cobb has put up spectacular numbers in his second season
Randall Cobb injured his ankle returning a punt last Sunday, and if the dynamic second-year player can’t go in the regular season finale at Minnesota, he’ll fall just short of making NFL history. With 46 receiving yards and 36 kick return yards, Cobb would become the first player to gain 1,000 yards in each.
That Cobb is on the verge of starting his own “1,000/1,000 club” tells you two things. It tells you that the 22-year-old is having one heck of a season. It also tells you that very few Pro Bowl-caliber wide receivers have ever doubled as their team’s primary kick returner. And that brings me to the real point of this post.
Cobb should’ve been taken off special teams weeks ago. Returning kicks is not something a No. 1 receiver needs to be doing – especially when that No. 1 receiver weighs 192 pounds. It makes even less sense when you look at the numbers. Green Bay is ranked 12th in kick returns and...