Several Green Bay Packers are entering a contract season in 2015-16, adding increased pressure to perform and more distractions throughout an already demanding NFL schedule.
But players can look to Randall Cobb for advice on how to cope with that pressure, as the veteran wide receiver was in a similar position last year. Though he eventually signed a 4-year, $40 million contract, Cobb admits he didn't go about handling it the right way early in the season.
"This time last year, I was thinking about, 'OK, what is it that I have to do to get to that point?'" he said. "It's really out of your control. Personally, I am my biggest critic and I think that it may have been one play that could change everything. If I do this one play, then they are going to sign me back. No, that's not how it works."
Cobb missed 10 games in 2013 with a leg injury before having career-highs in catches (91), yards receiving (1,287) and touchdowns (12).
The Packers continue offseason workouts this week. Wednesday's practice at 11:30 a.m. is open to the public.