A number of spot players for the Packers have been getting more playing time than perhaps expected – a sign that the coaches like what they see in many of the team’s developmental players.
Due largely to the injury to Raven Greene, new acquisition B.J. Goodson took 38 defensive snaps last Sunday.
Will Redmond, who moved into the safety spot at times when Adrian Amos manned Greene’s spot, got 12 defensive snaps versus the Vikes.
Dean Lawry has managed to get at least 65 percent of the defensive snaps in each game – he’s become a starter.
Montravius Adams has gotten 29 percent or more of the snaps in each game – good progress for the third-year third round selection.
DL Tyler Lancaster went from 14 snaps in Game 1 to 32 snaps versus the Vikings – undrafted in 2018, he’s come out of nowhere to be a significant part of a very fine defensive line.
DL Rashon Gary, who everyone has an eye on, went from 6 to 14 defensive snaps in the two games.
DL Fadol Brown has managed to get a total of eight snaps for the defense so far.
On the offense, TE Marcedes Lewis has quietly registered 33 and 31 offensive snaps in the two outings, plus a few ST snaps.
Big Bob Tonyan has gone from 19 to 22 snaps at tight end, along with at least 13 special teams snaps in each game.
O-lineman Elgton Jenkins went from 0 to 18 offensive snaps over the two games – it’s just a matter of time before he replaces Lane Taylor as the starter.
Fullback Danny Vitale has yet to be much of a factor – he’s taken 11 and eight offensive snaps in the games to date.
Receiver Jake Kumerow has gone from one to six offensive snaps, and had his first catch of the season, against the Vikes – will he ever get a legitimate shot at being a starter?
Injuries have started to mount on the team. Fortunately they’ve yet to take out any of the team’s key players, but unfortunately they’ve been concentrated at two positions: inside linebacker and receiver. The ILB spot opposite Blake Martinez lost Oren Burks, then Curtis Bolton, and now Raven Greene. Receivers who’ve gone down are Jace Sternberger and Equanimeous St. Brown – and now Trevor Davis is serving time with the Raiders.
I’ll give it one more game for someone to step up and give Davante Adams some receiving support. If not I’m afraid panic mode is going to set in.