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What Does Mike McCarthy Think About Playing Jeff Janis?

Jeff Janis

Everyone keeps asking the question. Why don’t the Green Bay Packers give Jeff Janis more opportunities?

There have been several theories presented, from Janis being too dumb to grasp the offense to his inability to play mistake-free football.

Well, it’s gotten to the point where no one gives a crap about any of those theories anymore. Everyone, it seems, wants to see Janis on the field, except for the Packers coaching staff.

And with Davante Adams shitting the bed week after week, maybe we’ll all eventually get our wish.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy was asked about playing Janis more in the wake of Adams’ continued struggles.

Here’s what he had to say.

“Jeff Janis is coming on. There’s no doubt about it. Jeff has been given some big play opportunities and he’s converted some. It started on the kickoff returns and the deep ball — last week’s pass interference — and some scramble, extended plays, but there’s certain things… each receiver has a skill set that fits a certain part of the offense. So I would look at Davante and Jeff a little differently as far as how you would utilize them or where you would play them. Jeff will definitely get more opportunities.”

Two things we took note of there.

First, the Packers may finally be ready to give Janis more playing time on offense. And why not?

He couldn’t put up numbers any worse than James Jones’ 0-fer on Thursday.

Second, Janis will not be replacing Adams in the lineup.

We found it funny that McCarthy mentioned that he looks at Adams and Janis differently, however. We also look at Adams and Janis differently.

We see Adams as a flaming pile of shit and Janis as a total unknown.

Might as well as least see if he has anything to offer.

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. NachoDan November 27, 2015

    Maybe if Adams simply caught the fucking ball things would be different.

  2. nic November 27, 2015

    Yes they are different MM. Janis catches the ball and Adams drops them you flaming genius.

  3. Vano Lucas November 27, 2015

    I can’t see where the risk is in playing him more. And there could be a reward.

  4. Danforth Cuntingdon-Smythe November 27, 2015

    I doubt Janis could be any fucking worse than Adams. If he catches 3/11 thrown his way, he is an upgrade.

  5. Icebowler November 27, 2015

    I think it’s obvious. Janis is the “secret weapon” that MM is saving for the playoffs.

    Playoffs? Playoffs? Are you f’n kiddin me, playoffs?

    1. Fritz fm WI November 27, 2015

      LOL. thanks for the levity. here is another merry trip down the memory lane “presser” —

      THE BEARS WERE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE! AND WE LET ‘EM OFF THE HOOK!” – “Drummin Denny” Green, former HC of Vikings and Cardinals.

    2. Deepsky November 30, 2015

      I don’t know if this is a serious comment or not, but McCarthy has a history of holding guys back till the playoffs.

      See James Starks during the Super Bowl season.

  6. disposable hero November 28, 2015

    At this point, what do they have to lose? If it works out, MM and TT can say look at what geniuses we are for picking up this guy. If it doesn’t, he will likely play better than Adams, who by the way, was drafted a little to high, as others have pointed out on this site Adams=Boykin.

  7. Mike R November 28, 2015

    His problems go well beyond his inability to catch the ball.

  8. MMK November 28, 2015

    The season is practically a loss at this point, try anything. See if Rodgers can punt, who gives a shit. Adams has been given every opportunity, I don’t get it. How does 12, who is notoriously hard to “win over” keep trust in forcing the ball to a guy who refuses to catch it?

    1. MMTTDCSUCK November 28, 2015

      Not to sound like an ass, but perhaps “man crush”? lol! Who fucking knows! All I know is that Rodgers is appears to be holding Adams to a much lower “bar” than the rest of them.

  9. billy bob November 28, 2015

    well my thoughts are,heads rolling in Detroit has made a very quick improvement.

  10. Andrew November 28, 2015

    Some of you folks might remember when I used to write articles on this site. Beginning this year, because the time associated with writing articles, I decided I would only be a part of the prediction process. But even as the Packers were putting together six straight wins to start off 6-0, I recall sitting on my couch being completely bored out of my mind, paying more attention to non-pressing work on my computer than the actual game.

    It was during the Chargers win that I decided this team isn’t worth my full attention and focus in watching the games, and it sure as hell isn’t worth my time to sit through it a second time, even if only parts of it, for me to write a readable article about the Packers.

    Thus this is why you have only two people writing the predictions this year. Simply put, I refuse to invest time in this shitbag team. Even when they were winning they looked like absolute dogshit.

    There is ZERO fucking reason or excuse as to why Janis isn’t getting the ball more often, but it all goes back to the problem former Ted Thompson underling and Packers employee John Schneider pointed at a long time ago.

    “It wouldn’t be very hard, I don’t think,” Schneider said. “Just [get] more speed. It’s just about having guys that are willing to teach and play young players, and [the Packers] have that. They have a young team. They have good teachers.”

    The part of the quote Schneider held back but was implicitly implied is that the Packers don’t play their best players. AND THIS HAS NOT CHANGED.

    This idiotic regime would rather play Demetri Goodson than Ladarius Gunther because Goodson was a draft pick and Gunther wasn’t. The Packers made the mistake of keeping Goodson instead of Jumal Rolle, a certified starter who outplayed Goodson while he was in GB, but Rolle too could never change the fact that Goodson was drafted and he was not.

    Now we’re seeing the same dogshit over and over again. Jeff Janis won’t play even though there is zero reason not to. How could he possibly perform worse than the crew the Packers are putting out there? But God forbid if the Packers were to play a 7th round pick over someone else deemed higher when coming out of college, because that might be construed as a mistake in the drafting process and reflect poorly on the GM.

    I am so fucking sick of this penny pinching, no balls, completely pussy-ass management and coaching staff not doing all they can do to make this team better.

    I am fucking done with this regime. They don’t deserve our time or support.

    1. Howard November 28, 2015

      Really miss your input in the predictions and post game articles.

      MM said one thing in his post game press conference that is of concern with Janis, Ryan, Pennell,Rollins and Gunther seeing more time. MM in part, said we, meaning the coaching staff need to do a better job in the classroom. The classroom is needed, but damn those who just make plays, or are always around the ball ( Rollins) need to play even if they do not test out well prior to the game.

      I still have hope for this team. The team on offense during the 2010 season did not look efficient either. In fact the O production in 2010 was 10th in the league, right now I believe it is 11th. Get Janis on the field and see what the hell he can do. I believe he will just make plays. Get Ty back, if he ever gets healthy and the passing game will produce. One more problem is the team needed a TE that can force a safety to make a decision down the seam and that player is not on the team, maybe Quarless can help, however Grissom would have been the play and TT missed.

      This season is still salvageable, hell in 2010 after beating the Vikings in their stadium to be 7-3 the Pack lost the next game to go 7-4, finished the season with a 3-2 record including back to back loses, one of those to a 2-10 lions team were the O was a dismal failure. There is hope. Go Pack!

      1. Andrew November 28, 2015

        Thanks Howard. We need you to keep posting. I have missed your input as well.

    2. MMTTDCSUCK November 28, 2015

      Amen! My sentiments exactly!

  11. nic November 28, 2015

    I feel your pain Andrew and I agree with what you are saying is there anyone out there who can ask mm or tt why said players are not given an opportunity.

  12. MMK November 28, 2015

    The Thompson regime is built around the idea that simply being in the playoff conversation every year is good enough. Rather than swinging for the fences and making a go at a SB for 2 or 3 years and then dropping off when all those contracts come home to roost. Difference in philosophy. But that’s why you have a team filled with (although admittedly deep) C students who make a play now and then, rather than major impact players at almost any position save Rodgers. It’s always been excusable because you have one of the all time greats at QB, but if you give him the bottom shelf to throw too, even he can’t win you games.

    Receiving corps 2011: Driver, Jennings, Nelson, Cobb, Jones and Finley. Sad to think.

  13. Kevin November 28, 2015

    I’ve been hoping to see more of Janis as well. While I’ve been able to pick up some inconsistencies, he won’t improve rapidly if he doesn’t play. He had a high wonderlic, his measurables are very strong, he is a very strong person. He has improved as a gunner and a return man when given the chance.

    I may have seen it wrong, but I am fairly certain that the Packers inserted Janis for a play against Kansas City – and they called a time out. When they came back, Janis was off the field. It also seems that the “threat” of Janis, even if currently a low percentage threat, creates matchup problems. Its not easy to put the 4th best defender on him.
    He is inconsistent. He flattened off a deep route against the Vikings (it wasn’t that Rodgers overthrew him.) Against the Bears they ran that play where they throw to Cobb wide and the other receiver blocks for him – Janis missed the block badly and Adams makes that block. But if he doesn’t get the chance to improve he won’t, and the THREAT of his speed seems to help spread the field. When he does connect on a block he blocks well – the guy is strong. He can also jump.

    So I hope he gets more chances. Even if he misses some easy ones – even the occasional strike could take pressure off the other receivers.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK November 29, 2015

      You have all of this correct. Janis has made some stupid mistakes, but I believe that his upside is much higher than Adams. He just needs to get out there and work through the mistake process. He cannot possibly screw up more than Adams has up to this point. I am quite certain that his gameplay grades out much higher than Adams. I was uncertain about his Wonderlic score, but if that is true, brains and physical size and athleticism are a dangerous brew to defend against.

  14. Kevin November 29, 2015

    It states in this article that Janis took the Wonderlic twice, scoring 23 and 32. http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/258550471.html

    His cone speed was also one of the best, so one would think he should be able to learn to be quick out of the break.

  15. Snarff1 November 30, 2015

    What the Team is missing is {SPEED} and Janis has that, speed is why the WR can’t get open !!