Receiver Jared Abbrederis caught three balls for 33 yards against Oakland, serving as the Green Bay Packers’ No. 4 receiver.
Yes, Abbrederis has surpassed Jeff Janis for that role. He got two more offensive snaps than Janis on Sunday.
None of that is terribly noteworthy, but this is.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was lobbying for more Abbrederis after the game.
“He can get open,” Rodgers said. “He’s a good route runner. He needs to be on the field more.”
That right there makes Abbrederis different from the Packers other receivers — the fact that he can get himself open.
That alone should get him on the field more.
Of course, it hasn’t.
Last week, the Packers coaching staff was talking up Abbrederis, suggesting he had earned more playing time. Sure, they didn’t mention how much more playing time, but 15 snaps isn’t really what we had in mind.
That’s how many Abbrederis played in Oakland.
So maybe we could up that a little more this week, huh guys?
Alternatively, we could just keep trying to throw to pieces of shit like Davante Adams and Richard Rodgers. Because, listen, one of these days, those guys are going to magically be great!
And – unlike Adams – he actually seems to catch the damn ball when thrown his way. Imagine that – a good route runner that catches what is coming his way.
Adams can’t catch shit! Unreal.
MM and TT play favorites, always have . . . no other explanation needed. That has to be a real locker room bummer for the other guys that are affected by this.
Abby is low draft pick. Adams is high. They’re trying to squeeze what they can out of Adam to validate their pick. At some point though winning should trump draft pick order. Abby, Cobb, and Jones on the field would be good. They can all catch the freaking ball.
Before jumping to speculation about who the coaches “favorites” are, let’s consider this wild theory I picked up on another site.
Adams (6-1, 215) plays outside, Abbrederis (6-1, 195) plays slot. Cobb (5-10, 192) also plays slot, leaving less room for Abbrederis. In short, Abbrederis is not a natural replacement for Adams any more than he would be for TE, Rodgers.
I also read that McCarthy was able to create more playing time for Abbrederis by placing Cobb in the backfield.
What do you think, MMTTDCSUCK? How can they get Abbrederis more playing time? I would love to see more of him at this point.
Sit that fucking Adams! That is how. If you keep dropping the ball at work, how would your job security be? Abby and Adams have nearly the same measurables, give the guy who catches the balls more PT. Abby is a WR, he can run ISO routes on the outside. Let him have a go at it. MM needs to think more out of the box. Sit Adams, run Janis on deep routes. They have four WR sets, use them a little more often, sans Adams. Bunch routes, picks, fuck! anything is better than the status quo . . .
Maybe the TV guys would get Abbrederis’ name right if he plays more.
Vintage McCarthy. This is a perfect example of why he’s is not a top level coach. He locks himself into certain players and they don’t lose their jobs unless the player themselves question their own play (see Jeff Saturday and Nate Palmer). The year they won the Super Bowl McCarthy was forced to play Desmond Bishop (who should have been starting) due to injuries). It took him over half a season to replace KGB with Cullen Jenkins even though KGB was getting destroyed on most running plays in an early year of McCarthy’s tenure.
When James Jones, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb are lined up there is almost no hope to get open. This has gone on week after week after week. (And yes the OL sucks and that is part of it but Jones and Adams just can’t get any consistent separation). Being a coach or manager of any sport means that you “manage” your team. You make adjustments to be the best you can be. McCarthy only adjusts after the season is over. His stubbornness will not allow him to make any “common sense” changes during a game or a season for that matter. The no brainer has been for several weeks is to let Abbrederis get on the field. It’s stupidly obvious that he can get open when others cannot but he sits on the bench for most of the game. It’s so bad that Rodgers and Edgar Bennett are lobbying for more time for Abbrederis but McCarthy is frozen. He’s going to do things his way afterall. Who can forget that in the press conference in the immediate choke loss to the Seahawks last year he mentioned how proud he was to attempt 21 rushes and that’s where he wanted to be. Who cares if they choked the game away he had a plan for 21 running plays and he met it. That’s Mike McCarthy.