Oakland Raiders Are Still Okay Without Randall Cobb

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Dec 7, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin (16) rushes against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Harvin Better

Harvin and his $10 million salary are soon to be cut by the Jets to make room for Marhall after the trade. They have plenty of cap space but all that money on the receiver position isn’t very wise. So the Raiders still have a chance to get a more dynamic version of Cobb for does for less money.

Harvin can split wide, play in the slot, run the ball and make plays in the return game too. He’s actually better as a kick returner with a career average of 27.3 to Cobb’s 25.9 yards per return. He also has five kick returns for touchdowns to Cobb’s one but Cobb does have two punt return touchdowns while Harvin doesn’t return punts.

The point is Harvin is much more dangerous with the ball in his hands and needs to play with a good passer. He did well with an old Brett Favre then had Tavaris Jackson, Russell Wilson and Geno Smith. Sure, Wilson is a good quarterback but not a good passer as we found that out this year.

Please don’t think I’m basing this on the interception he threw to lose the Super Bowl but that didn’t help. The Seahawks were trying to phase running back Marshawn Lynch out earlier in the season because they knew he wanted more money. They tried to make it Russell’s team and struggled but as soon as they turned it over to Beast Mode, he carried them to within a yard of a Super Bowl title to lose because of a Wilson interception.

And don’t forget that offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave had Harvin in Minnesota and knows how to use him.

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