Oakland Raiders Are Still Okay Without Randall Cobb

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January 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) is congratulated by wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) after scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders are still okay without Randall Cobb!

Raiders reporter James Arcellana was on twitter mocking Raiders fans that freaked out about him staying with the Green Bay Packers. I think he was right do so as I didn’t think he was worth all the money the desperate teams like the Raiders were offering him. And apparently, he agreed that the Packers are the only team he’s worth $10 million a year to.

If you put this into perspective, Cobb is coming off his first 1,000-yard season as a No. 2 receiver. That means that he didn’t have No. 1 corners like Darelle Revis and Richard Sherman on him. Eric Decker made himself a fortune last offseason after back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons as Peyon Manning’s No. 2 receiver and Damarius Thomas on the other side.

Jets quarterback Geno Smith was part of his statistical drop-off but he doesn’t get open as much. He got covered by Revis twice this year and saw the rest of his schedule’s No. 1 corners. The New York Jets traded for receiver Brandon Marshall, and his big salary a few days ago so Decker can go back to burning No. 2 corners.

James Jones abused No. 3 corners in Green Bay and in Oakland, he wears No. 2 corners like a cape. I know the Raiders are desperate for a receiver but that’s too much money for a No. 2 receiver. Kevin White or Amari Cooper would be the No. 1 receiver for the Raiders if they were picked by the Raiders anyway.

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