Our distaste for Richard Rodgers, AKA DickRodge, is well-documented.
The guy is pretty simply, awful.
We’ve made much of the fact that he’s somehow only averaging 7.3 yards per catch this season. If you take all NFL tight ends with 10 or more receptions at this point in the season, that yards per catch average ranks Rodgers at No. 53.
So you could say that DickRodge is only the 53rd best tight end in the NFL. And that might be a stretch.
You could also say he’s the second-worst tight in the NFL, since only one guy with at least 10 receptions has a lower yards per catch average. That honor goes to Oakland’s Lee Smith, who currently has 10 catches for just 48 yards.
Rodgers couldn’t break a tackle or gain separation if he were being covered by a statue.
So this made us laugh and cringe all at once.
— Eye In The Sky (@The_Green_Gold) December 1, 2015
It’s a credit to Aaron Rodgers that he delivered that ball into such a small window. He obviously had to throw outside, since DickRodge created zero separation.
Look at that route again. He may as well have just given up before he even made the cut.
Who did DickRodge think he was faking out with that stutter step?
What a joke.
Here’s the even bigger joke.
Rodgers played at 245 at Cal. The Packers have him listed at 257, but we’ve heard he’s closer to 270.
The idea here is that Rodgers needed to put on weight so he didn’t get consistently manhandled when he’s attempting to block. He’s still not a very good blocker, but he wasn’t going to block your grandpa Joe at 245.
Well, you can see how slow he is with the added weight.
So basically, Big Ted drafted a guy to play tight end who can’t block at his optimal weight and can’t run at the heavier weight the Packers want him at.
That was some good thinking, guys!