"I've been waiting on it for seven years," Cobb said. "It was fun to be back there a little bit."
It might be seven more before the former University of Kentucky quarterback gets another chance to take a direct snap. He did it three times in Sunday against the Bears and the results were underwhelming -- runs for minus-1, 6 and 3 yards.
"We've got some work to do with that," Cobb said. "We didn't line up correctly a couple times. We didn't execute the play like we wanted to a couple times. So if we're going to continue to do that, then we've got to clean it up a little bit."
It's something coach Mike McCarthy and offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett put into the plan after Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone last month. They finally decided to give it a try against the Bears.
"I love it," Cobb said. "That's all I did in college, so that's right up my arsenal."
Maybe they should just let Cobb throw it. He's attempted one pass in his NFL career -- an incompletion. He played a hybrid role of quarterback-receiver at Kentucky. He threw five career touchdown passes (and five interceptions).
"We did the Wildcat; that was like 40 percent of our offensive production," Cobb said.
Cobb had one other run on a traditional toss play from quarterback Brett Hundley and totaled just 8 yards rushing on four attempts. His biggest impact against the Bears came as a receiver with three catches for 52 yards, including a 38-yard catch-and-run to convert a third-and-5 on the first drive of the game, which resulted in a field goal.
"Randall by far is one of the toughest guys I've ever been around," Bennett said. "He's sharp ... He has a great awareness, his knowledge of the game, his preparation is off the charts. He does an outstanding job. And then you go back and look at that very first third-down conversion: He goes, runs a good route, breaks a tackle.
"And that's what we’ve always been talking about as far as breaking tackles creates a big-play opportunity. You break a tackle and it ends up with a [38-yard] gain. That's what it's about. Tremendous versatility ... put the ball in guys like that hands and good things happen."