It’s almost maddening, but it certainly sounds like nothing is going to change. Despite what would appear to be a wealth of options at receiver, the Green Bay Packers sound like they’ll be trotting out the same exact players play after play.
That would be the trio of Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams.
We railed on the coach Mike McCarthy for not utilizing more of his offensive weapons after week 1. We’ll probably be doing that all season. Nelson and Cobb are the clear 1 and 2. No one in their right mind thinks Adams is worth damn, but McCarthy lumped him right in with the other two guys this week.
“I think when you have all three players run the way those three guys do, it definitely gives you continuity, consistency and definitely production,” McCarthy said of Nelson, Cobb and Adams. “The fact of the matter is it’s a long season. There’s a lot of football in front of us. You do want to find some common ground there where everybody plays. That’s something (where) you’re trying to find balance without disrupting the rhythm and flow of your offense.”
It’s completely laughable to suggest Adams is somehow a great runner. That guy couldn’t get separation from a stuck pig.
We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again. When you have playmakers, you find playing time for them and put them in a position to make plays.
That would go for guys like Jared Abbrederis, who had an amazing preseason and then played just 11 snaps in week 1. That would go for playoff hero Jeff Janis when he fully returns from his broken hand. It would even go for Ty Montgomery, who showed flashes as a rookie before getting injured.
But no, we can’t disrupt the flow of this glorious offense!
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers seems just as guilty of this line of thinking as McCarthy.
“We don’t like to substitute a lot,” Rodgers said. “I like it when those guys can stay on the field for a number of snaps in a row. The key is we need to get all in that football shape where we can play 85-plus percent, so we can keep those guys on the field. But when we need to rotate, we expect those guys to come in and make plays.”
Great. It’s going to be a long season of watching Davante Adams trudge around and drop passes.
Good thing the Packers kept seven receivers, four of which will never see the field.