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Rodgers Says Offense Needs Adams Back

Davante Adams

What’s wrong with the Green Bay Packers offense? No outside or deep threat, according to quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Jordy Nelson provided the Packers with both of those things and it’s a different offense without him. However, Davante Adams was supposed to step up and fulfill that role in some way. He hasn’t, largely because he’s been injured.

Rodgers says that’s the difference.

“I think we’ve got that guy, but he’s been hurt the last couple weeks. The bye week will be nice to get some of those guys back, but Davante Adams, I think, is a Pro Bowl caliber player and without him and without Jordy (Nelson) we need to find some other ways to attack the outside stuff and still be effective inside.

“[The Rams’] plan, I think, was to really key on Randall at times in the slot and then say that we’ll make somebody else beat us. We were fortunate enough to have a couple big plays for scores, but we didn’t sustain drives like we usually do.”

That’s high praise for Adams, who has missed almost three full games with an ankle injury.

On the season, Adams has just nine catches for 92 yards.

Will his return make a difference? It certainly can’t hurt.

For whatever reason, the Packers haven’t worked Jeff Janis or Jared Abbrederis into the offense at all. Abbrederis is more of an inside guy, but Janis has the physical tools — size and speed — to fit into the very role we’re talking about. Yet, he’s been targeted only once this season and has no catches.

Meanwhile, the suggestion seems to be that Adams won’t be back until AFTER the bye, which is in week 7.

So we’ve got one more 17-point week to look forward to, apparently.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Shaun October 12, 2015

    Honestly what’s the deal with Janis? My theory is that he must a retard. He has all the physical tools he needs, but doesn’t play. He’s gotta be a fucktard. 12 doesn’t like him.

    1. rebelgb October 12, 2015

      Agreed. Couple of callers after the game were critisizing Clements for not using Janis. Thing is we arent at practice or team meetings during the week. My guess is the guy isnt getting it; and Rodgers has zero patience for WR’s who dont get it.\

      Hopefully he can turn it around.

      1. Shaun October 12, 2015

        Right. Well said. It has to be that he’s not getting it. With how depleted we are at WR, the fact that he isn’t in there is alarming. You hit the nail on the head. 12 won’t tolerate it…As for the jackass below me who must have been offended by my use of the word “retard”. So I forgot the word “be”, sue me. You knew what I meant.

    2. Really? October 12, 2015

      “he must a retard”
      -Anonymous mentally challenged man

      1. Lynn Fuckin' Dickey October 13, 2015

        “mentally challenged” is politically incorrect, they prefer “developmentally or cognitively differently abled” now. You know, since TP is so progressive, and all.

  2. jtmax October 12, 2015

    Not having gone to division I team with NFL like system makes it hard for Janis to get it.

  3. Skinny October 12, 2015

    You guys should have seen how pissed I was when Rodgers threw that second pick. Boy I was mad. I went Holmgren even, I dropped the, “put in the other qb, wait wait wait, tell em, hes gotta know hes stinkin up the joint here,” line. Luckily he hit Jones on the 65 yarder soon after.

    1. UpNorth October 12, 2015

      While it was a rather poor decision on #12s part, the ball should have been ruled incomplete had the officials been paying halfway attention, but yeah, was still a rare bad decision by Rodgers.

  4. UpNorth October 12, 2015

    Since we can’t see what happens in practice and off the field/in the training rooms, all we can really say is that Janis is not starting for some reason. The guy obviously has all the physical tools to do what Jordy can do, but he must not understand the offense at the level both Rodgers and McCarthy are comfortable with. Really hope they still give him some shots here and there to help break him in. If he just gets a few catches maybe that will help boost his comfort/confidence level.

    As for Adams, just hope he can shake off the injury and avoid hurting it again, because we need all the help we can get at receiver right now.

    1. PF4L October 12, 2015

      From what iv’e heard and read, it seems that Janis just doesn’t want to conform, won’t run the right routes, likes to freelance and does what he wants, also heard he’s just not one of the guys in the locker room, among other things. Mentally i don’t know where he is at picking up the offense, alot of times that can be the problem, but it sounds like it’s more than that with Janis. But then again, i have no 1st hand knowledge of this so who knows. But when you read between the lines, this guy just isn’t getting it for some reason.

  5. Savage57 October 13, 2015

    Janis is really good at running fast in a straight line. He runs sloppy, round routes and can’t get separation from defenders.

    That’s why he’s not playing.

    1. Abe Frohman October 13, 2015

      Rodgers throws the best deep ball in the league. He’ll find him if he wants to. I understand that his other routes are not great, but surely you can put him in there on fly routes to pull the safety with him? That would open up a lot of stuff underneath.

      Do I think Janis is the second coming of Jordy Nelson? No. But he does have a unique skill set that, if used wisely, can really help out.

  6. Johnny Onthetwat October 15, 2015

    My girl has a unique skill set, too, but I won’t play her every week, either ….