Packers' Receivers Nelson and Cobb Look to have a Big Year Even with the surprise retirement of QB Aaron Rodgers, the Packers hope to contend even with a new starting QB thanks their elite receiving core. "Whoever is starting at QB we hope to make his life easier", Jordy Nelson said after practice today. "We really have to step our game up even more now that Aaron is gone", said Randall Cobb. The Packers have arguably the best receiving core in the league and hope to really take off this year. The Packers open up with their division rivals the Detroit Lions in Detroit which should be a great game. It'll be a tough stretch for the Pack as their first 3 our of 4 games are on the road. "We hope to get off to a quick start, but it will be tough", Wayers said. "We feel confident in Brennan Honeycutt to play well for us and get the job done at QB", Wayers said.