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.
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.
Maybe TT could put Davante Adams on IR and promote Max McCaffree to the 53.
Oh, wait, TT let Max go a few weeks ago.
Right… that practice squad nomad would have made all the difference for this team.
Run Colin run!!
This xmas season i am thankful for #12. And grateful for all he has given us packer fans. Although i am not thankful for the shit show i feel we will witness tonight. Hopin we play motivated to kick some queen ass at least . Merry xmas everybody
Made my first football wager in years. Ten large taking the queens giving 8. One and done, my only bet. Merry Xmas to me mofo :).
How can i take the queens you ask? Two reasons, although there is no such thing as a lock, this is the closest i’ve seen. Also…as a Packer fan, i watch ever game, win or lose. I’m at the point, if i have to watch this circus act produced by Ted, at the very least, i should be compensated.
Don’t you think you should wait to bet till you see the Packer inactive list? ;-).
34-10 Minnesota. Your money is as safe as it would be in a vault. They will only score 10 because of a garbage time TD. This spread should be Vikings by 16.
“Ahmad Brooks brings toughness to Packers’ defense” – Wes Hodkiewicz… Packers.com cheerleader.
Lets take a look at Ted’s foray going all in regarding free agency…….
What Ahmad Brooks has brought us, is relieving Ted of 3.5 million dollars. In exchange, he gave us 1.5 sacks and 8 solo tackles. Brooks is in absolutely no danger of achieving an additional $1.5 million worth of sack total bonus’s.
There might be a reason why a 2-14 team released him.
Lance Kendricks….A bargain at relieving Ted of 2.3 million. In exchange for that we got 14 receptions and 167 yards, sprinkled with a TD catch. Good work if you can get it.
Ricky Jean Francois….Whatever.
Davon House…2.8 million, signed to help “stop the bleeding”. To some of us, a good depth signing, to Ted, a starter. Hasn’t been great, hasn’t been horrible. A decent signing. If they want to keep him around, Ted will be giving him a raise.
Jahri Evans. $3 million +change…. signed to replace J.T. Lang. Downside of his career, not great, not horrible, he is what he is, a temporary band aid to replace losing Lang.
Marci Bennett….8 million….Signed to replace a good tight end, with a different good tight end that was 3 million more expensive, but he could supposedly block.
Hindsight 20/20…but everyone knew Bennett was a wildcard. Ted rolled the dice….and lost.
I might be missing some, but if i am, they weren’t worth remembering.
Packer free agent losses include Lang, Hyde, etc.
Ted’s free agent grade: F+…The plus for actually trying to do something.
Now lets go through the draft class we needed to perform…..ok, lets not. I’ll just say, most didn’t play, those that have, showed some life against the weaker teams, much like Daniels and Perry and Mathews. Those draft picks that did play, will be labeled with the “potential” tag.
Mathews, Perry, Daniels, Cobb, continue to under perform their contracts. a few of us saw that coming, some thought Nick Perry was a “bargain” at 12 million ….Sorry, but that still makes me laugh.
Reporter: Ted how do you approach Free Agency?
Ted: Free Asian Food?
Reporter: No Free Agency.
Ted: Nothing free about free agency.
Reporter: Who was your best free agency signing?
Ted: I remember when we had these 2 assholes Rivera and Whale or Dolphin whatever their names were, I ran those fuckers out of town because they wouldn’t play for free…see free agency.
But if I have to pick one favorite I’d say after I sent that other asshole Mike Wells packing, I signed that guy Friday, or Thursday I forget.
Reporter: What about Charles Woosdon?
Ted: What about him? He wouldn’t play for free either. Fuck him
I read that Carolina payed Peppers less than what Ahmad Brooks got from the Packers. Peppers has 10 sacks. Go figure.
Got a feeling there ain’t gonna be much passing going on. Pure ground attack.
How bout they fool everyone and use Janis.
Rob it was a pleasure reading your pieces this year.
Happy holidays dudes.
The best part of a Packer game is before the game and those guys go around and turn those balloons into poodles for the kids, that and the cotton candy.
The queens are playing for a 1st round bye. The Packers are playing because….the game is on their schedule.
The queens have the leagues 2nd best defense overall. 3rd against the pass, 2nd against the rush. The Packers?…Not so much
The queens have the 9th overall offense in the NFL. The Packers……..have Brett Hundley.
What could go wrong?
Fun Fact….Neither Hundley nor Casey Kasum has played a NFL game under 32 degrees.
Harrison Smith, of course.