Aaron Rodgers Likes His Receivers Just Fine

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Some people seem to be worried about the Green Bay Packers receiving corps, but quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn’t one of them.

The group will look somewhat different this season because Donald Driver retired and Greg Jennings signed with the Vikings. Rodgers could care less.

“I still like the guys we got,” said Rodgers. “We have a lot of talent at that position. I think Randall Cobb is a guy who could be a 100-plus-catch guy every year. James Jones led the league in touchdown receptions last year. (And) Jordy (Nelson) has had some real big years for us.”

Cobb enjoyed a breakout season in 2012, leading the Packers in catches and yards. Jones turned in career highs in catches and yards. Nelson missed four games in 2012, but was a 1,200 yard receiver in 2011.

So, yeah, we like the Packers receivers just fine too. The two guys that are gone hardly played at all in 2012 anyway. Jennings was injured most of the year and Driver only caught eight passes all season. So their production won’t exactly be missed.

It will be interesting to see how the rest of the group shapes up. The Packers carried seven receivers on the roster toward the end of last season if you count return man Jeremy Ross.

Ross probably makes the team as a returner and that leaves two or three spots for a bunch of guys to fight for. The leading candidates for those spots are seventh-round picks Kevin Dorsey and Charles Johnson and second-year player Jarrett Boykin, who made the team as an undrafted tryout player last season.

In the grand scheme of things, it probably doesn’t matter who the Packers receivers are as long as Rodgers is throwing the ball.

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13 Comments on "Aaron Rodgers Likes His Receivers Just Fine"

  1. Adam

    You know, initially I thought that our receiving corps was taking a hit by losing Jennings in particular. Not neccessarily for the production (ala 2012) but because of the attention. But the WR position over the past few years in the lague has shifted away from the big name guys, save for a few like Calvin and Andre Johnson, and toward a commitee type approach.

    I never thought Jordy was a #1 guy, and I don’t think James is either. I think his production was a benefit of Jordy being in that role. I thought Randall’s impact was best made out of the slot as well. It’ll be interestiong to see how it all plays out as the offseason progresses.

    • Phatgzus

      I think Jordy and Jonesy will be just fine as #1s-they have the size, speed, and ability to separate required of the position; look at their stats last year, Jones had over 700 yards and led the league in TDs, Jordy had over 700 yards and 7 TDs in only 12, injury-plagued games. With, Cobb, Finley, Boykin (who I think will be a solid 2 or 3 receiver for his career), Franklin, and Lacy, I think the offense will be as good as it was in ’11.

  2. the real russ letlow

    we have TE’s & RB’s that can catch the ball too. I think the passing game will be just fine………..

  3. tequila

    As long as they can get the line functional and the RB’s blocking and running for 100yd games, Rodgers will have no problem with MVP numbers. Although I hate to mention him, Finley is playing for a contract and could (as always) be a massive threat. We are by far the most loaded offense in the league, so that’s nice.

  4. Shawn Iltarion

    The Packers’ starting unit is still about as daunting as any in the league. The issue is now depth. The Packers had their top 2 WRs injured for much of last year. If Nelson and Cobb were to get injured this year, the Packers would be in trouble unless one of the 7th rounders emerges.

    Speaking of which, if Cobb gets injured, who do the Packers have to play the slot? Frightening idea.

    • Savage57

      Johnathon Franklin – seriously. The dude could play the slot. Even if Cobb is healthy, I think the Pack should put some plays in the game plan for the opener with the 49ers where Franklin lines up in the slot and Cobb is in the backfield. Totally mess with the 49ers D.

  5. Tucson Packer

    Do people remember high-lights of Jordy somehow, multiple times, out running black corners? If thats not scary enough..

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