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Cobb-Hester

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by packerfan4ever, Nov 9, 2012.

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    This is a valid comparison on every level right down to the return. I think the potential is there in Cobb to fulfill this. I used to covet Hester and want him for the Packers now I am delighted to have our own version of him in Cobb.
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    I think Cobb is a real talent and I like when the Packers can get the ball into his hands whenever possible. One thing I don't care for, is his indecision on picking a seam to run at on kick off and punt returns. I know there always isn't one to find but I feel he tends to dance and spin (most of the time) and be tackled. I do remember he run back for a TD, all I am saying is I feel that he has a lot of indecision at times on run backs. Let me finish by saying that I am very happy is a Packer and want him in the game as much as possible. Let the pummeling begin.
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    It may not be his descision making.....it might be the set up guys not getting the lanes he needs. Just saying. Not to mention, kick off returns don't happen on a daily basis.
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    Ridiculous Randall?! Maybe not just yet lol
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    Devin Hester is the greatest special teams player of all time. With the rule changes on kickoffs, you may never see another returner as explosive as Hester. With that being said, Cobb is a better receiver in his second year as a pro than Hester ever was or ever will be. Cobb is such a dynamic slot receiver that he is starting to garner special attention from teams. Hester is a horrible receiver who still lines up in the wrong places.
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    Hester's scored 17 TD's on returns in 7 years, 104 games. Otherwise, his return numbers are average for both kickoffs and punts. So he either scores, admittedly at a higher rate than average, or he is pedestrian. Since the kickoffs have essentially become a non-factor in the game, it's his punt returns--12 TDs-- that would be considered worthy of the HOF. It's still a team game, and a guy contributing 2 or 3 TDs per season isn't worthy of being in the HOF, imo.
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    Cobb is such a better receiver than Hester is or ever was.
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    I can't recall if it was the Packer game earlier this year or some other game...Hester let 3 punts bounce and they replaced him on the next punt, evidently to send a message, because they sent Hester back out on the next punt. It was a bit shocking, and a tell that his best days are behind him.

    Anyhow, comparing Hester/Cobb really isn't a comparison, is it? Hester's a kick returner who happens to get thrown some balls from time to time. Cobb is a receiver, who happens to return kicks, and his days as a returner are probably numbered. He's become too valuable as an offensive weapon to risk injury. I'd look for a speed WR/return guy in the next draft who wants to make his bones (and risk his bones in the process). At some point Cobb is going to start making business decisions on these kicks, if he hasn't already.
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    You do realize those numbers are record setting and will never be matched again, right?
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    I agree. Hester was drafted as a return specialist and is the best special teams player of all time. Cobb is a receiver (and running back) and is a very special player. Hester played corner for most of his college career.
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    Actually Dujuan has returned before, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to pick up fresh blood. Return men are fairly easy to find UDFA, like K/P, LS, and FB
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    We may need a receiver-in-training taking Jennings spot, preferably a speed guy who can stretch the field. He can return kicks until he masters his craft.
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    I'm very curious to see what the market for Jennings will be. He'll be 30 by the start of next year and has been injured the past two seasons. I don't think he'll get a Vincent Jackson type offer.
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    A lot will depend on what he does the rest of the way, but the #1 target status seems to have shifted to Mr. Cobb. You don't franchise tag a #2 receiver; that's not an efficient use of cap space, especially when you've got other capable guys at the position. I smelf a brewing off-season issue here.
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    Yup. And if he were effective playing as a defensive back or receiver, like Deion Sanders, it would help him get in the Hall. Return numbers alone will not do it.

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