I came across this post on Bleacher Report today talking about the best quarterback to receiver combinations – and goll darn it, I just can’t disagree with what its author, BJ Kissel, put together for the reader.
In fact, I tried … I went into the piece thinking ‘this has got to be something good to take offense to,’ but it didn’t happen.
Ok, so I know you’re only going to say that I agree with it because the Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb combination was rated #1. Well, that may play into the equation, but I feel that what Kissel has come up with is well researched and fair.
Check it out yourself and you tell me if I’m wrong … go ahead, click here, take a quick spin through the slide show and then come back here and tell me where you think he may be wrong.
So if you’re a Detroit Lions fan, you may object to the fact that he has placed the Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson combination second; or if you’re an Atlanta Falcons fan, you might think that the Matt Ryan to Julio Jones combination is rated too low.
For the sake of argument, you may have valid points, but if you look at the Rodgers to Cobb connection you’ve got to consider that the two have been together for just two years and already Rodgers – who has a pretty good cadre of other receivers in which to throw the ball – has made Cobb into one of the most dynamic young players in the league with untapped talent brimming.
I especially like the reasoning behind the Rodgers to Cobb combination:
While Rodgers-to-Cobb might not have the statistical backing as some of these other top duos, there’s not a more dangerous or talented pair of players in the NFL at these respective positions. Expect a big year out of Cobb, and expect more of what we’ve become accustomed to with Rodgers, as he’ll again show why he’s the best in the NFL.
Like I said, the untapped potential of these two – with Rodgers already being the best at his position – is just being realized. In addition to the Packers already potent passing game, it’s only going to get more deadly this season because of the improvement of the Packers running game. With teams playing to stop the run, it most likely will open up even more opportunities for Rodgers (and Cobb) to shine.
In this coming season, I feel the Packers offense will get back to the level of 2011 when the Packers nearly went undefeated during the regular season. Couple that with an improving defense, the Packers offense should also have more opportunities to have the ball in their hands, especially as the season progresses into November and December.
Driving that offense will be the Rodgers to Cobb combination.