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Packers Now Have to Worry About Davante Adams

The Green Bay Packers will likely be without No. 1 receiver Jordy Nelson for another week. Now they have to worry about No. 2 receiver Davante Adams, it appears.

Adams injured his ankle in the Packers’ divisional round win. The initial prognosis doesn’t sound promising.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Adams will likely be shut down until Saturday.

If you’re keeping score, that’s the same timetable the Packers gave Nelson last week. At least initially…

Early in the week, Nelson was scheduled to practice on Saturday, which would determine his availability for Sunday’s game. Instead, the Packers ruled him out on Friday and he didn’t practice at all.

Also troubling is the fact that Adams dealt with a fairly serious ankle injury last season. That injury cost him three games and he was ineffective in a number of others.

The Packers receiving corps could be down to Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison, Jeff Janis and Trevor Davis on Sunday. If that’s the case, McCarthy is going to have to get even more creative than he has been thus far.

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Joseph Bonham

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15 Comments

  1. I Steal Fish January 18, 2017

    we’re gonna play whatever hand we’re dealt and it’s going to be all good either way. WE. GOT. THIS.

  2. PF4L January 18, 2017

    Anyone have James Jones #?

    1. Chad Lundberg January 18, 2017

      Ted Thompson failed to resign him in 2014, he’ll fail to do it again here. I won’t be the least bit surprised if Atlanta leads us by at least 2 touchdowns the whole game. Just like having him would have given us the edge in the 2014 NFC Title game, he might have given us the edge now in the 2016 Title game.

      No or limited Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, and Geronimo Allison, it’s not like we’re gonna move the ball as effectively as the Falcons. You are in a DREAM WORLD if you think otherwise.

  3. PF4L January 18, 2017

    I don’t know why, but Christine Michael wasn’t given the rock at r b against Dallas. Why did we get this guy?

    If Davante Adams can’t go, its pretty clear you need Montgomery playing w r.

    The Packers acquired Michael to be a running back…We’ve had him for 8 weeks now. It’s time to put on the big boy pants and give him the carries.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK January 18, 2017

      Michael probably looked at McCarthy wrong . . .

    2. Howard January 18, 2017

      If you look at the game film against the Cowboys and Steelers Sean Lee keyed on Bell the entire game. I think the Packers felt the Cowboys would have Lee key on Ty when used as a back, and they did for the majority of the first half. The Packers game planned and used that against the Cowboys not just by causing favorable matchups with Ty but also by moving Lee out of areas the team wanted to exploit with other receivers or helping O-linemen get good blocking angles on Lee. The Cowboys changed up in the second half by having Lee key on the TE more. The Packers for the most part won the battle against the All Pro Lee. This kept Michael off the field.

      1. MMTTDCSUCK January 18, 2017

        Nice observation Howard.

      2. PF4L January 18, 2017

        That’s because the tight end and receivers were tearing them up. I’m not gonna try to crawl in the dallas coaches minds on what they were thinking.

        But my guess is, they were getting their asses kicked and made adjustments.

      3. Kato January 19, 2017

        But McCarthy can’t be that smart! (cheddarbrat and mustard dribbling down the front of his shirt) He is a second rate offensive coordinator! – average packers fan

  4. Kato January 18, 2017

    Wasn’t Davante Adams out back out there after he hurt his ankle?

  5. MJ January 18, 2017

    Janis and Davis will have to have big games, since Cobb and Allison will be drawing their best CBs and will surely have less production.

  6. PF4L January 18, 2017

    Because Adams came back in the game. Initially i was thinking he’ll be playing Sunday. He still may.

    But then it dawned on me…The Green Bay Packers medical.

    So now i worry that they let him go back, and he injured it to a more severe level.

    1. PF4L January 18, 2017

      Like, maybe they took x-rays’s or did an MRI after the game and said ….OOPS.

  7. Deepsky January 19, 2017

    I’m hoping this is gamesmanship. Before the Cowboys game they were saying Nelson might play, but he didn’t. Now they are saying he won’t play, maybe he will. Same with Adams.

    1. PF4L January 19, 2017

      Even if Nelson suited up, how effective can he be? I don’t think he will suit up, but if he does, my guess is, one hit and he’s out.

      As far as Davante, if what i said above becomes true. Expect triple secret gag order Fat Mike rule. A highly successful head coach doesn’t need that kind of buffoonery exposed, more than it already has been exposed with the history of Packers medical buffoonery.