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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.

CB Will Redmond

Sep 5, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Will Redmond (25) takes the field prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Rob Born

Smart drafters don’t select the best available players, they fill a team’s positions of greatest need.



  1. PF4L September 20, 2019

    I think Rob is right, it is a matter of time before Jenkins replaces Taylor. It looks like that time might be this Sunday.

  2. Howard September 20, 2019

    I don’t think anyone would have seen Jenkins taking over the starting job soon except Rob and PF4L. Good call guys! Who drafted that guy?

    1. PF4L September 20, 2019

      I can’t take credit, i heard on the radio Taylor was on the injury report. So that’s why i said he “might” be starting.

  3. Stiggy September 20, 2019

    Nothing to worry about on the wideout front. ab is a free agent again….packers wont miss out twice!!!!!

    1. PF4L September 20, 2019

      He’s already signed Stig…..
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        1. Kato September 20, 2019

          LOL. On a serious note, I do have a hard time envisioning a team giving him another shot. I have never seen a player totally fuck his career as fast as he has in the past month. Seriously, who in their right mind would sign him?

          1. PF4L September 21, 2019

            News release: Kaepernick and Brown have agreed to write a book together…”How to cut your NFL career short, for Dummies. Written by Dummies.
            Karma…it’s real, and sometimes swift….amirite AB?

  4. Ferris September 20, 2019

    No need to worry at WR. Kumerow is going to breakout this week. The hair is finally long enough.

    1. PF4L September 21, 2019

      Lol….Yea…i’m rooting for that rock star. Would love to see him catch 5 for 120 yards and 6.