Randall Cobb is back. Geronimo Allison is back. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is a future stud. While we agree with that third point, we shouldn’t forget about Equanimeous St. Brown.
He’s not Valdes-Scantling, who seems to be the true deep threat Aaron Rodgers has always needed.
But we can say this. It was his only catch against the 49ers. It was also the most impressive catch of the game.
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That was an amazing catch. A perfect catch, in fact.
The Packers wouldn’t have beat the 49ers in regulation without it.
To hear St. Brown tell it, it wasn’t even a thought.
“I wasn’t thinking he was going to throw it, but you just have to be ready,” St. Brown said. “With Aaron out there, you never know where he’s going to put it. He could put it anywhere, so you always have to be ready. I made the play when it came my way.”
Let’s be honest. The Packers are locked into Davante Adams. The Packers are going to let Randall Cobb walk after the season. That makes, perhaps, Adams and Geronimo Allison the team’s No. 1 and 2 receivers. Unless someone else steps up.
St. Brown has shown his worth. So has Valdes-Scantling, two guys the Packers drafted just this year.
So, who might you move forward with?
Kumerow baby! Would have been a first round pick had he stayed at Illinois. Got to activate him and get him the ball the second half of the season somehow.
Listen, i get it, St. Brown made a nice catch, that’s great for him. But lets not say that was the game winning play, we could say that for Clay Mathews sack on 3rd down forcing a punt when the Pack was down by 7 with 3:50 left on the clock.
We could say that for Rodgers two throw’s to Adams for one for 38 yards and a beautiful 16 yard pass n catch TD to Adams to even the score.
Lets not forget Kevin King’s interception at the 10 when Pettine brought the house down on Beathard, giving Rodgers back the ball with 1:07 on the clock with the score tied.
Lets not forget Rodgers 21 yard run and there were 3 nice passes and catches made in that last drive with 1:07 left and no time outs, Adams had 2 and got out of bounds, St. Brown had one super nice grab and got out of bounds. Crosby nails it and Packers win.
So all told, it was 2 great plays on defense, about 7 key plays on offense, all under 4 minutes left and down by 7 to win by 3. It wasn’t just St. Brown even though he had a nice grab.
A hell of a win even though it was the 49ers.
Yeah, and in other news . . . Richard Spencer (Alt Right golden boy cunt) accused of spousal abuse. It also states that he may have alcohol, drug and mental problems . . . Now this is someone to look up to and follow . . .
Immediately after the draft I wondered how St. Brown actually fell so far in the draft. Lot’s of pundits had him going in the 2-3 round. He comes from a very athletic family which is usually a good sign.
I don’t really know either, but i did read that he had a standoffish personality coupled with a huge ego. Don’t know if it’s true, it’s just what i read, once. Grain of salt i guess.
I thought it was that teams found him a bit lacking in motivation.
The impression I got was that he wasn’t all that interested in football but was kind off pushed towards that path his whole life by his family.
Maybe I was reading between the lines a bit too much.
It didn’t help that EQ decided to not perform most of the drills at the combine. It raises a red flag when you go to a job interview (combine) and take the 5th on several questions.
The other issue was EQ dropped off in production after Kiser left ND. I would not put that totally on EQ. The QB situation at ND last year was way worse than usual.
This is where teams have to do their homework on people in the draft, in the past you can’t pretend problems (or injury history) don’t or didn’t exist and then pretend you outsmarted everyone.
Talking heads have been talking recently about the weak drafts Ted had had in the last 2-3 years, mainly due to the Demovsky article, so others are piggybacking on it.
Where the F have they been? They are all…..late to the party. I posted numerous times how the Packers only retained 7 draft picks, out of 5 drafts dating back to 2011 in a draft and develop system, that was a almost 2 years ago.
So now….. we currently hear about how Josh Jones has trouble learning the system mentally and it’s holding him back, we also hear the Packers are focused during the week on how to teach Moore how to catch a football.
Like i said when Gute was hired, this cat has a huge job in front of him, and he can’t afford to be wrong too often. Wait until you see how different this team looks in week one next season. Will it be a good or bad thing? Time will tell.