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Don’t Expect to See Morgan Burnett or Davante Adams Any Time Soon

Davante Adams

Davante Adams and Morgan Burnett have been downgraded to Doubtful for tomorrow’s game against San Francisco. But we all know how “team/coach-speak” in the NFL works.

Let me translate:

Morgan Burnett – Though we could actually use this guy, we just beat the Kansas City Chiefs and our defense against the run was fine. Therefore, since this is only the post-Harbaugh 49ers, we feel fine letting him rest for another week. If we manage to lose this game, it won’t be because Morgan Burnett wasn’t on the field.

Davante Adams – Remember when we let James Jones walk in free agency because Adams was cheaper and had more potential? Yeah, funny that. The thing about potential is that it’s a good thing in a young player, but it also is simply productivity that we haven’t seen yet. Sometimes, you never get to see it. The offense has averaged 32 points per game so far with Adams contributing one nice catch along the sideline and that is about it. Meanwhile, James Jones is still getting it done, and Ty Montgomery is off to a promising start. As it is, Jeff Janis is barely seeing the field. Again, considering the sad state of the 49ers and the fact that the St. Louis/LA Rams come to Lambeau next week, we are content to let Adams take his time coming back. In fact, after the bye would be just fine. Get it right and then we’ll start over.

In short, these guys are not doubtful. They are Out.

Meanwhile, the Packers just waived defensive lineman Bruce Gaston and brought Jared Abbredaris up from the practice squad. Gaston was obviously expendable with Letroy Guion back in the fold, and Adams being out gives the next wave of young receivers- Janis, Montgomery and Abbredaris- an opportunity to get some reps. If these guys perform at all, don’t expect a quick return for Adams.

 

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Shawn

Shawn Neuser attended UWGB and lives and works in Green Bay. He enjoys long walks on the beach and being intimate with game film.

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10 Comments

  1. Packer Bob October 3, 2015

    Remember when we cut James Jones? He wasn’t cut. He left in free agency.

    But then remember when we signed him back for the league minimum instead of paying $11 million over 3 years like the Raiders?

    That Thopmson! He so crazy!

    1. shawn October 3, 2015

      Quite true. That has been edited to avoid future confusion.
      TT is among the best GMs in the league, and the decision regarding Adams was a no brainer that pretty much all 32 NFL GMs would make in a heartbeat. Sometimes keeping potential over productivity doesn’t work though, and nothing wrong with admitting it doesn’t look like such a great decision right now. We were FORTUNATE to get JJ back for cheap after two teams cut him.

    2. PF4L October 3, 2015

      You are right. JJ didn’t leave because the Packers cut him. He left because the Packers wouldn’t speak with him or his agent. So he left and signed with another team. It’s not like the Packers gave him a choice. Much like how they treat players they don’t want anymore, they don’t speak to them. See Cullen Jenkins.

      1. MMTTDCSUCK October 3, 2015

        Amen . . .

      2. icebowl October 4, 2015

        Don’t let the Bears know about this ….
        They may try to rid themselves of Cuddy with that tactic….
        Oops, too late – bound by multi-year mega contract …

  2. ferris October 3, 2015

    Everyone loves James Jones. All the haters should kiss Ted’s ass. And thank those idiot Giants for dumping him. Greg Jennings must cry at night.

    1. PF4L October 3, 2015

      Signing JJ after jordy got hurt, was brought up by a handful of us on here, and were not exactly qualified to be the GM of a NFL team. I bring this up only because bringing back JJ was an absolute no brainer after the Giants cut him. It didn’t take a genius to make that move.

      1. MMTTDCSUCK October 3, 2015

        Again, Amen . . . JJ should have at least been offered some kind of contract out of decency. For most of the posters to drag out the age old BS of; “it is a business decision” borders on ridiculous sometimes. A bad business decision like Sears selling off it’s bank, that was a bad business decision, and in my opinion was just as senseless as TT’s lack of effort to keep Jones in the fold. Hell, Rodgers continued to advocate for him, obviously to no avail. I am getting quite a kick now from all of the subtle jabs Rodgers continues to throw at the Packers brain trust over that epic fail. If JJ was with the Packers last year, they most likely would not have had the TROUBLE THAT THEY HAD IN THE RED ZONE. But what do we know? We’re not smart like TT . . . Right? smehhh

    2. PF4L October 3, 2015

      @ferris…Why should the haters kiss Teds ass regarding JJ. Curious minds………..

  3. icebowl October 4, 2015

    Looking forward to seeing Ty Montgomery get more action and finally seeing what the hype is about Abrederis ….