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Oh, So Now We Know Why Jeff Janis Couldn’t Play

Everyone, coach Mike McCarthy included, would have you believe this is the week the Green Bay Packers get receiver Jeff Janis more involved in the offense.

Could happen. We’ll believe it when we see it.

The real question we’ve had is why in the hell wasn’t he been involved in the offense before? I mean, the receivers who are playing are not playing well and Janis is averaging 40 yards every time he touches the ball.

But no. WE WILL NOT PLAY JEFF JANIS!

And so now we know the stupid reason why the Packers wouldn’t play Janis.

Apparently, the coaching staff or Aaron Rodgers (or both), didn’t like Janis’ route running or the way he used his body.

“Being able to use your body,” Janis said, “and use what you’re given is a big thing. That’s still what I’m learning how to do. Being big and strong and tall and all that means nothing if you can’t use it. That’s just something that is going to take reps, time just to figure out how you can use your body to the best of your ability.

“That’s something that everybody in the receiver room is trying to help me do, and Aaron, too.”

This is laughable, of course.

Don’t like the guy’s route running? Yet they still play Davante Adams, who was just called out by none other than Rodgers for his poor route running.

Doesn’t use his body properly?

What does that even fucking mean?

The offense needs a shot in the arm, you’ve got a guy who might provide one if given an opportunity and you’re going to sit there and not play him because he doesn’t run great routes?

Give me a break.

Anyone can run a fly pattern. Send him straight to the end zone on every play!

Or, here’s a novel idea. Maybe the coaching staff should do their jobs and teach the guy to play the way they want him to.

If they can’t do that, then he shouldn’t even be on the roster. He should be on the practice squad or someone else’s team with a coaching staff that can teach guys.

Also, last time we checked, guys got better with experience.

We could accept Janis sitting on the bench rotting away if there were three competent receivers in front of him, but that is most certainly not the case. Just another episode from the Theater of the Absurd, folks!

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

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32 Comments

  1. MMTTDCSUCK December 2, 2015

    A comedy of errors. You just can’t make this shit up. Perhaps now people will start seeing just how twisted this coaching staff is . . . Contrary statements, double standards. I am certain that these things do not sit well with the average Packer player knowing what is going on . . . why try?

  2. Feck December 2, 2015

    Substitute the words “Draft Pick” for body and it smells closer to the truth. Same for Perrillo.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK December 2, 2015

      Home run! ^^^^^^^^

    2. stickman December 2, 2015

      I heard that

  3. Skinny December 2, 2015

    You know if Favre was the qb he would just tell this guy to go fuckin deep every play, and you know what it would probably work too.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK December 2, 2015

      Another home run! ^^^^^^^^

  4. Madea Mike December 2, 2015

    Thompson Should havemade a tradewhen Nelson got hurtPackers need to burn stretch the field to Thompson sucks caper sucksdefense of Cordinator six yearstake ownership Rogers good enough to win the Super Bowl but needs help I’ll burner and a decent defense

  5. Achilles December 2, 2015

    Or an interception, but we’ve conveniently forgotten all that.

  6. JD December 2, 2015

    Right, going deep would open it up and clear things out for that speedster DickRodge.

  7. Kato December 2, 2015

    I hope I am wrong, but this situation with the team is sounding just as fucked as the McDonald situation in Chicago

  8. nic December 2, 2015

    I am so sick of MM and TT.

  9. Packrat Dan December 2, 2015

    It isnt the recievers its Rogers, he’s gun shy and not accurate. He should take a look at himself in a mirror and quit blaming everyone else.

  10. Harry Hood December 2, 2015

    No comment necessary, you said all that needed to be with this:
    Give me a break.

    Anyone can run a fly pattern. Send him straight to the end zone on every play!

    Or, here’s a novel idea. Maybe the coaching staff should do their jobs and teach the guy to play the way they want him to.

  11. ferris December 2, 2015

    Rodgers is sounding more and more like a malcontent pussy. Who needs precise routes when he is the fastest guy on the field? Play some backyard football. Just get open Jeff, there is nobody who can run with you. I guess they rather have slow as shit, cinder block hands Adams. Have fun losing to Detroit.

  12. John Smith December 2, 2015

    The reason why Jeff Janis isn’t starting over Adams is because Adams was THEIR 2nd round pick while Jeff had to fight for a roster spot. Mike McCarty and Ted doesn’t want people to think THEIR guy sucks like shit like year. They would make any excuses for adams poor performance, heck, they prob. pulled the injured card on adams already, just like how they did for aj hawk and brad jones.

    1. Ted Hawthorne December 2, 2015

      Exactly. The rigidity of their “ass-covering”
      precludes making the necessary adjustments.
      It’s time to panic.

      1. MMTTDCSUCK December 3, 2015

        This^^^

  13. Big Gay Clay December 2, 2015

    So what if his routes aren’t crisp. Janis reminds me of Martavis Bryant in the sense of their skill sets. Both aren’t great route runners but they possess similar size and speed. The only difference between the two beside black and white? The Steelers actually put him split out wide and run designed plays to him like WR screens, end-arounds, ect. But we refuse to do any of that with the only speed we have on offense. I honestly feel like I could come up with a better offensive game plan than the vanilla ones we have been seeing.

    1. ay hombre December 2, 2015

      This Packers team under this leadership utilizes the members of the roster worse than any team in the league.

      It seems every other team out there has small sub-packages of plays for the non-starters on the team that allow them to get involved more. And yes, once in a while that player or package gets hot and they turn to it more than just once or twice.

      Look at the Patriots…the gold standard on just about everything. Every other week they bring in some running back no one has ever heard of and make him a focal point of the offense. They use the players who are active every week.

      The Packers? When has this team and leadership ever had a worthwhile 3rd down back? You know the shifty speedster not big enough to play all four downs but a match up problem for linebackers?

      Brandon Jackson maybe…

      How about fucking never.

      Looking forward to Theo Riddick tearing us a new asshole tomorrow night and us wondering why we don’t have any players who can do what he does off the bench.

      1. Big Gay Clay December 2, 2015

        I have noticed that we don’t have a 3rd down back. John Franklin from UCLA was supposed to be ours until he got injured. TT hasn’t drafted one since then. The Pats just have a better run organization from top to bottom. Time for changes if we don’t want to waste the rest of ARods career

    2. stickman December 2, 2015

      The deeper we get into the season the more i`am thinking it is time for a coaching change. Might as well lose TT also

  14. RC December 2, 2015

    Janis is a draft pick too that that makes zero sense, stupid fucking argument. Obvious he needs to be in there with fucking brick hands (DA) and cement shoes (RR). 1000% right on who the fuck can’t run a fly or a wheel, a 6th grader can do that.

  15. Howard December 2, 2015

    Forget about all the different routes and the ability to run the routes, the biggest hurdle at this time is Rodgers will hardly look at Janis. The good thing is Rodgers cannot avoid Janis any longer. Rodgers is slowly being forced into throwing to Janis. There will be passes to Janis this week. We will see how Janis performs. I think Janis and Rodgers (with some prodding) will be satisfied with the outcome.

  16. RC December 2, 2015

    Who knows why he won’t look at him, but they better get it fixed or the season will be in the toilet.

  17. JD December 2, 2015

    Aren’t we all watching the same game and saying “where the fuck is Rodgers throwing it?” Shit he’s distracted and his game is like the second coming of Christian Ponder.

    1. rebelgb December 3, 2015

      Thanks for the laugh! Needed that! “second coming of Christian Ponder…”

  18. ay hombre December 2, 2015
    1. rebelgb December 3, 2015

      Great find. Great article. Here is my favorite comment from that article:

      “I am glad that I was able to scan over all of comments and absolutely no one blamed Olivia. That is a good thing. The main point of this post is that 10-6 and not making the playoffs is the sign of a mediocre team. Being 6-10 and not making the playoffs is a mediocre team.

      The problem the Packers have is that the Vikings, Bears and Lions are no longer awful. Every year the Tim and Mike show had 5 victories secured in their hip pocket. That is no longer happening.

      So we have two choices. We can either sit on the past laurels and watch the Packers lose in the first or second round of the playoffs. Or we can say (and really mean it) that we want to be the best.

      The Packers have not won 2 consecutive playoff games since the super bowl year. Great teams of the past, 49ers, Steelers, Cowboys, and of course the Patriots have dominated decades and have won multiple super bowls.

      Those people who support the Ted and Mike show do not want great teams. They want good teams that will win 10 games, be the second wild card and most likely lose in the first or second round of the playoffs.

      These same fans are the first to blame the quarterback’s girlfriend if he takes a sack.”

  19. Shawn December 2, 2015

    This is a lot of reaction over a guy saying jack shit. He might as well just said “onga, gunga, galuga” as that would have had as much meaning as some BS about body control. He clearly was just trying to come up with some excuse off the top of his head to feed to the reporter who was annoying him.

    The problem here is that the Packers didn’t give a shit about losing at Denver. They were two plays away from tying Carolina, a FG kick away from beating Detroit and 4 shots from the 8 yard line away from beating Chicago. On other words, they think they lost all those games by one play and therefore don’t believe they are doing anything wrong or have to try anything different.

    Of course, that is true only if beating Detroit and Chicago at home by one play is what you are shooting for. We tend to think the team’s aim should be a little higher than beating two non-playoff teams at home at the buzzer.

  20. Kato December 3, 2015

    Shawn you are forgetting beating a non playoff team in the chargers on a miraculous play at the end of the game. Packers could easily be 6-5

  21. icebowl December 3, 2015

    Really good posts and great analyses by hombre and Shawn…

    Absolutely spot on Kato
    A number of us took all kinds if heat from the Bandwagon Police for calling it a disappointing win…
    I still contend that Phil Rivers and the Chargers exposed the Packers in that game…
    Every team that they’ve played since has deployed things they learned from watching the videos of that game….

    That said, Pack beats Lions Thurs 27-20…
    to continue to tease us w hopes of their making past season…

  22. rebelgb December 3, 2015

    Well lets see what happens the rest of the year. To be honest though, I dont see where this team can improve anytime soon to get hot. Rodgers could get out of his funk, true, but he needs help. I dont see any help out there.