Randall Cobb Injury: How WR's Exit Affects Aaron Rodgers and Packers Stars
Disaster has struck again for the Packers offense, as Randall Cobb became the second Packers wide receiver to leave Green Bay's showdown with the Ravens due to injury.
Randall Cobb being carted to the locker room right now. #packers— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 13, 2013
Without Cobb or James Jones (who left earlier against the Ravens), Aaron Rodgers will have to lean more heavily on tight end Jermichael Finley and No. 1 receiver Jordy Nelson, if that's even physically possible.
For a team that once relied heavily on Rodgers' passing abilities, it is certainly a relief that the Packers have finally developed an effective ground game, because otherwise, the losses of Cobb and Jones would be crushing blows to Green Bay's offense.
That being said, while it should mean more opportunities for Finley in the short-term, the Packers will have to get creative in order to find space for Nelson to work without Cobb or Jones on the field.
If both are out for extended periods of time, expect Jarrett Boykin to get another opportunity to establish himself, but if he can't, the Packers will have to look outside the organization for help in the receiving department.
Rodgers always seems to be able to find ways to generate offense, but that will definitely be more challenging without two of his favorite targets.
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