What does receiver Jared Abbrederis have to do to get on the field?
Have the best preseason of any Green Bay Packers receiver?
Gain the much-ballyhooed, but little understood Aaron Rodgers’ trust nod?
Earn praise from Fat Mike himself?
Actually, no. All three of those things will not be enough.
Jared Abbrederis will just not get on the field. Period.
Both Trevor Davis (12, up from five the week before) and Ty Montgomery (four, up from zero the week before) played more snaps in week 3. That came at a cost to Davante Adams, who had a season-low 25 snaps.
How many did Abbrederis have?
Adams’ snap count has — thankfully — decreased each of the first three weeks. Davis’ has gone up each week. Montgomery’s snap count has been all over the place, with a high in week 1.
Abbrederis? Like Adams, his snap count has gone down each week. The difference is Adams opened with 58 snaps. Abbrederis opened with 14. So it was much easier for Abbrederis to go from 14 to nothing. He had just six in week 2.
Some people would tell you the problem for Abbrederis is he plays the slot, which is Randall Cobb’s position. Well, McCarthy still manages to find ways to get Davis and Montgomery on the field and they’re built much like Cobb.
So we can only conclude that Jared Abbrederis must have crapped in McCarthy’s cereal at some point.
Christ, this gets frustrating. I had a boss once, who after one of his kick-off meetings got pissed at me because I asked, “so what you’re saying is let’s do more of what’s not working, harder?”
Play the man. It’s not like they’re leaving a lot on the table.
Abby is slow as fuck and not tall enough or strong enough to make up for it!!! End of discussion. He deserves to ride the pine. I’d rather see Ty run routes than Abby.
“Abby is not slow as fuck” . He was a state champion hurdler and has 10.8 speed in the 100m which makes him only a tad slower than jordy and Janis. He also runs great routes and has excellent hands. Should be the third receiver on this team. By the way, he’s a great punt returner. Should be no.1 there also.
Bob, you seem to have not noticed Abby had a faster 40 time than Jordy. Do some research before demonstrating your lack of knowledge. And I’ve never noticed height nor strength being a deciding factor in whether or not you can catch a ball.
Davis is built like Cobb?
Davis is taking snaps from Adams. Davis is not taking snaps from Abby. Davis needs to catch the damn ball or his snap count will reduce.
I do not like to see rookies fielding punts unless they have substantially outperformed veterans, and even then it is concerning as the weather changes. It surprises me that Davis is returning punts over Hyde and Abby. It says a lot that the team is giving Davis punt return duties over Abby. The team must believe Davis is substantially more explosive than Abby, and must trust his fielding ability. My recollection was Abby was ahead of Davis as a punt returner in the preseason, and performed well.
Abra cadabra derris….i wanna reach out and grab ya
As usual preseason performance determines nothing for this team. Although in the case of Lane Taylor it looks like they were correct in ignoring his awful preseason.