Packers rookie Cobb humble after 2-TD debut
“That’s a hell of a technique,” McCarthy said.
Packers coaches generally want returners to take a touchback if the ball is more than 5 yards deep in the end zone.
Cobb raised a few eyebrows last Thursday night when he was asked what went into his decision to run the kick back.
“Just trust in God,” Cobb said that night. “He told me to bring it out.”
Asked about that comment Wednesday, Cobb reiterated that his split-second decision was a function of his faith.
“A lot of things aren’t logical that he takes care of,” Cobb said. “That wasn’t a great decision to bring it out. But obviously I trusted in him enough to where he still put me in a good position, gave me an opportunity to make a play.”
Will Cobb have any trouble balancing moments of religious inspiration with the wishes of his coaches?
“My No. 1 priority is my faith,” Cobb said. “I mean, that’s always going to go above anything. But at the same time, I’ve got to stay in tune with the game plan and be smart about the decisions I make.”
“That’s a pretty good mindset,” Slocum said. “That’s a pretty powerful factor.”
And Slocum joked that he has no illusions about where his coaching authority ends and a higher authority begins.
“I think there’s an obvious answer to that question,” Slocum said.
Although his mistakes led to brilliant results Thursday, Cobb knows he needs to firm up his grasp of the game to earn more playing time.
“I’m still making mistakes,” Cobb said. “Yeah, I want to be on the field, but the coaches aren’t going to put me on the field if I don’t know what I’m doing. As far as getting snaps, I’m a competitor, I want to be on the field. I want to have the opportunity to make plays. But that’s on myself, and I’ve got to make sure I handle my business so I can have the opportunity to stay on the field.”