Randall Cobb will face his former quarterback Aaron Rodgers for just the second time in his 10-year NFL career when the Houston Texans host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
"It's a little weird," Cobb said. "Actually, I was in Dallas last year and we played the Packers. It was a very weird feeling after being in Green Bay for eight years, giving everything to that organization. To play them, it was weird being on the other sidelines. It's a new year, a different situation and really we're just looking to go 1-0 this week."
Through his first six games as a Texan, Cobb has caught 22 passes for 277 yards, averaging 12.6 yards per catch, and scored two touchdowns. His chemistry has steadily improved. Cobb sees similarities in Watson and his former quarterback in their ability to make throws from the pocket or to make a throw while on the move.
"I think you talk about their escapability, their ability to make plays once they get out of the pocket," Cobb said. "You look at just the play that we had on the touchdown that I scored in Tennessee. That's something that I've done a lot of times with Aaron over the years."
Cobb, selected by the Packers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, set franchise records catching passes from Rodgers. In 2012, his 2,342 combined net yards led the NFL and set a new single-season Packers record. In 2014, Cobb set career highs with 91 catches foor 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns through 16 games.
Deshaun Watson says he has benefitted from the knowledge and experience that Cobb brings to the Texans receiving game.
"It's great," Watson said "He teaches me a lot of different things he learned over the years and what he sees. Having a veteran guy that is on the same page with you and seeing the same things you do, it helps you out. You know exactly where he's going to be, and he knows exactly where you want him to be. It makes the game a lot more easier and a lot more fun."
The Texans will host the Packers on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 12 noon CT on FOX-26 and SportsRadio 610.