I am not sure if any player in the Green Bay Packers’ camp is gaining more hype than Rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs. He is making a “wow” play on a daily basis at camp. Aaron Rodgers, Eric Stokes, coaching staff, and many beat writers have taken notice. Now, Randall Cobb is in on the compliments. While it was done in a joking manner, the sentiment that Cobb would put Nelson and Doubs in the same sentence speaks volumes.
Randall Cobb Jokes About Romeo Doubs Replacing Jordy Nelson:
Jordy was spotted at Green Bay Packers’ practice today (standing in-between Cobb and Rodgers). Certainly one of the biggest stories was him watching the “new 87” in town. 87 is the number Romeo Doubs wears just in case if you didn’t know. Randall Cobb poked fun at Nelson:
“I told him we might have a new 87, so we’ll see,” Cobb said. “I was messing with Romeo that the real 87 is here so you know I’m gonna give a little back and forth with both of them, but it was great to see him, have him back around.”
Randall Cobb is obviously kidding about a rookie replacing one of the most iconic wide receivers in Packers history. The optimism is certainly there for the rookie however. Randall Cobb went on to talk about how much Jordy Nelson meant to him:
“He was a big piece of who I’ve become, who I became, because of the man that he is and the values that he had and just being able to learn from him by watching him. Not that he was necessarily saying or doing anything, but just me observing him and the way that he was, the person that he was, so you know, it’s great to just be able to see him again and spend some time.”
Expectations are sky rocketing for Romeo Doubs
Jordy Nelson won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers. He is fourth all time in Packers history with the most seasons with a 1,000 or more yards (four). He is fourth all-time in most games with 100 or more receiving yards (25). And lastly, he is second all time in the most receiving yards in a season (1,519). No one is expecting that Romeo Doubs put on a single season performance like that. But the expectations for the rookie to help make up some production lost from Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling departing is certainly increasing.
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