Hours from now, Brett Hundley will be trotting out onto the sacred tundra. Let’s take a glance at the players he’ll be targeting.
Wide Receivers & Tight Ends
Davante Adams? Nope, he’s been ruled out for the game due to his second concussion of the year – both due to vicious illegal hits.
Jordy Nelson? In the seven games Hundley has started, he’s targeted Jordy 43 times, and completed 22 for 153 yards – zero touchdowns. That’s 21.9 yards per game, 6.95 yards/catch, 3.56 yards/attempt. The longest completion was for 17 yards. As this record of futility became annoyingly noticeable, I referred to the Nelson stats as being the most incredible statistic of the season and implored: “How can the coaches not find a way to fix this?” Guess what, it still hasn’t been fixed.
Randall Cobb? His stat line during Brett’s starts isn’t much better than Jordy’s: 31 targets, 23 catches, 36.6 yards per game – thanks to one 39-yarder.
Richard Rodgers? Ten targets, five catches, 45 yards.
Lance Kendricks? Fifteen targets, seven catches, 68 yards, including one for 32 yards.
Geronimo Allison? Six targets, five catches, 43 yards – hey, one catch went for 14 yards.
Trevor Davis? Two catches, five yards.
Jeff Janis? Are you kidding me – on a team coached by Big Mike?
I didn’t mention the touchdown statistics. Of these seven receivers available for the Vikings game, only Randall Cobb has hauled in a TD pass from Hundley this year.
Jamaal Williams? Twenty catches, 224 yards, including TD catches of 54 and 30 yards.
Aaron Ripkowski? Three catches, seven yards
Aaron Jones? Six catches, six yards.
In his seven starts, Hundley has run 27 times, gained 106 yards, and scored two TDs.
The strategy for Hundley couldn’t be clearer. Run as often as possible. When you can’t run, look to Jamaal Williams. If you can’t spot him, look for Kendricks. Gotta have a touchdown – try to connect with Cobb or Williams.
And for God sakes, avoid throwing to any game breakers or big play teammates, like Aaron Jones or Jeff Janis.
Sounds like a winning formula to me.
Have a great time watching the game, and a Merry Christmas, Packers fans.