• Pack Fan in ATL

    I look at it this way: If Cobb gets 100 catches, its because the team as a whole has improved: the offense is on the field an extra bit of time either more by long sustained drives or more turnovers/3 and outs forced by the defense. I welcome either or a combination of both possibilities.

  • PatMc

    Score 50 on offense and shut out the other teams. That will lead to some wins!
    Go Pack GO!

  • redlights

    So over 16 games, one can expect 1000 offensive plays; 60% would be passes, with a 60% completion rate brings us to 360 completions (slightly above his 5 year average). If Nelson, Jones and Finley each get 70; 150 receptions remain between Cobb, WR4, and the RB’s, easily doable.

  • Dobber

    I don’t think any one receiver catching balls from AR has caught more than 80 passes in a season, and there were a couple seasons in there where DD and GJ were pretty solid.

    I think if Cobb catches 100 passes it might be a sign that the running game hasn’t really improved and maybe that signifcant player games in the receiver corps had been lost to injury.

    Can he? Sure. But I hope he doesn’t have to.

  • Thomas Hobbes

    Actually I don’t think it’s all too hard to get 100 passes. Cobb caught 80 passes last season and was nursing an injury near the end of the season. If he continues on the same pace and catches one pass more (or drops one pass less) per game, that puts him at 96 and I’m sure he can make up another catch every 4 games.

    • PatMc

      And Greg Jennings had 36 passes for 366 yards. Cobb will get some of these. As will Jordy and Nelson. I don’t think Cobb getting 100 passes means anything other than Cobb getting 100 passes.

      Hopefull Nelson or Jones also are hitting close to 100 AND the RB’s are getting 100 yards combined rushing and passing per game.

      This is the year to blow out the opponents. Dominate!

  • FireMMNow

    If the packers go back to a ball control passing game it should not be hard for cobb to get a hundred catches. if they continue to try to force the ball down the field like they did last year it will be difficult to get more than about 85 catches.

    where has the slant gone in this offense? it was once an effective weapon.

    • PatMc

      Just talking about 100 catches has the other teams D Coordinators sweating and planning to stop Cobb! Jones led in TD’s last year…

      I expect Jordy Nelson to have a big year (if he stays healthy)….along with Jermichael.

      Oh and I do expect to see a few 100 yard rushing games.

      • PatMc

        I also agree they need to utilize the slant more.

    • Stroh

      The slant was a Favre specialty. He was outstanding throwing that. Since Rodgers took over those have become crossing routes more. Its a matter of the strengths of the QBs being different and playing to those strengths.

  • MarkJohn

    I’d rather see fewer (than 100)catches and YPC increase to about 15:

    Cobb 80/1200/15.0/10+td
    Nelson 70/1300/18.6/10+
    Jones 60/900/15.0/8+
    Finley 60/780/13.0/8+
    Running Backs 50/425/8.5/6

    Totals 320/4605/14.4/42

    Rodgers completed 371 last year, but if the running game does improve maybe he completes fewer. Although if ball control and time of possession improves who knows. So say 360ish and that leaves 40 more for backup WRs and TEs, or distributed to the stats above.

    Of course if Cobb does get to 100 with the balance hoped for, that will be great too ;).

  • dave

    When AR said “capable” of catching 100, to what was he referring? I don’t take this to mean AR was saying ‘come heck or high water, I’m going to ensure RC will catch 100 passes this year’. I think AR was simply paying RC a compliment that he’s reached the same skill level as WRs that DO catch 100/yr.

    I would think that catching 100 could mean the team is out of balance. I think the offense is more potent when I hear an announcer, half-way through the 2nd quarter say ‘AR has completed passes to 10 different receivers’. To me, the defense has to be thinking ‘crap, where do we concentrate efforts to stop AR?’…vs…hearing the announcer say RC’s now caught 8 passes by half-time. The defense will know where to adjust and GB will then need to counter this adjustment.

    Those Sterling Sharpe years were nice stat-wise, but those were not the years with the strongest, most balanced GB offense.

  • Wagszilla

    I’d be worried if he did. Cobb got pretty dinged up last year and he wasn’t targeted as much as he supposedly will be this year.

    I love Cobb but have concerns about him being the “#1″, purely for the sake of longevity.

    My real hope is the run game will be more than a better distraction and Quarless can make hay blocking and him and 88 can get open deep because defenses are forced to play the Packers differently.

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