Randall Cobb Adds New Dimension to Green Bay Offense & More NFCN News

Andrew GardaFeatured ColumnistSeptember 12, 2012

Cobb in the backfield? What the....
Cobb in the backfield? What the....

I've been a fan of Randall Cobb since the Packers first drafted him in 2011. He's fast, versatile and dynamic. He's also very tough, vital in allowing him to flourish in the offense as he takes some big hits.

Pete Dougherty of the Press-Gazette said today that Cobb gives this offense a new dimension and I can't disagree.

Cobb lined up in the backfield of all places this weekend and adding that to his role as the new Donald Driver, kick and punt return man and likely light kitchen duty, it's a clear indication that Cobb can do many things.

The more ways he can be utilized, the better for this team. Cobb is unlike any of the other weapons on the field, though he possesses aspects of many of them. 

Dangerous once he has the ball in his hand, Cobb is a guy the team needs to find creative ways to use.

Like popping him in the backfield.

On to the rest of the division.

Chicago Bears

The ESPN Chicago crew run through their Four Downs feature on the Green Bay-Chicago game.

Sun-Times' Joe Cowley feels Aaron Rodgers may be figuring out the Bears defense, and what that means.

No need to fret, according to the Tribune's Joe Cowley, because of Urlacher's absence from practice.

Detroit Lions

Anwar Richardson and Justin Rogers discuss the biggest issue facing the Lions against the 49ers—at MLive.com 

Scott Bischoff of some site called "Bleacher Report" gives you three unanswered questions still hovering over the Lions after Week 1.

Carlos Monarrez of the Free Press says the Lions are looking to avenge their loss to the Niners last season.

Green Bay Packers

John Rehor writes he is done with Dom Capers over at CheeseheadTV.

The Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein says the depth chart in the secondary will continue to shift and change.

Minnesota Vikings

Judd Zulgad of ESPN 1500 says that Percy Harvin lobbied to return kicks and it paid off in the opener.

Arif Hasan has some notes from the Vikings/Jaguars game over at the Daily Norseman.

Fran Tarkenton writes a bit over at the Pioneer-Press and says there is an awful lot to like in this offense.

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