“Of course, I was surprised. I was upset. But I can’t do anything about that. They tell me to play, I’ll play; if not ... I work like I’m going to play,? Cobourne said. “I’m just here to do my job. It’s definitely frustrating when you feel like you should be playing.?
head coach George Cortez says Cobourne is still rounding back into form and that was a factor in his decision to go with Chevon Walker last Friday.
“‘Outperformed’ isn’t really the word. I’m not sure Avon is completely in shape yet,? Cortez said. “I don’t think he’s got his legs completely under him yet.
“He’s been very helpful, getting me up to speed protection-wise, reading the right blocks,? Walker said. “This is my first pro-season and I need a guy like that to teach me the stuff that I don’t know.?
Cobourne says he hasn’t discussed the situation with his head coach and isn’t likely to. It doesn’t sound like Cortez is in the dark about the way his player is feeling anyway.
“I haven’t heard him gripe. I’m sure he has. I would be disappointed if he wasn’t griping to be quite honest,? Cortez said. “If you’re asking me if he’s been a distraction, he hasn’t.?