New Packers Public Enemy No. 1: Cousins or Robinson?
At first, I dialed this up as ‘Who is the most hateable’. Then, I thought you never really hate a star player unless they pull some Richard Sherman to Michael Crabtree shit. Are they someone you have to get used to cheering against? Yes. That’s a fact. When Allen Robinson played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, no one really cared in Wisconsin. Same goes for Kirk Cousins unless the Packers and Redskins were battling it out for a playoff spot. Now, these two guys joined the NFC North and for different reasons, they could be considered the new player rival for Packers fans.
Case for Cousins: People are saying that Cousins is coming in to rule the roost in the NFC North. That’s an odd thing to say with Aaron Rodgers in the same division. People believe that Cousins makes Minnesota one of the teams to beat in the NFC. That makes Packers’ fans fly off their couch. Minnesota is really good, but Cousins is not some deity. The national media is treating him as such, and that will get under Packers’ fans’ skins all Summer and Fall. If Cousins were to be a bust in Year 1, there would be nothing sweeter for Packers fans.
Case for Robinson: Until yesterday, this was an open and shut case for Cousins. But Allen Robinson threw his name in the ring when he told the media yesterday that he preferred playing for Chicago than Green Bay. Many Packers fans think all free agents want to come to the Frozen Tundra, so, the casual fan might have it out for Robinson more than Cousins. If he was a bust, it’s not as funny because the Bears aren’t a Super Bowl contender, so, I feel that means we have to go with Cousins.
Weigh in and let me know!