Hot Read: The Story So Far and Wide Receiver Poll

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Ty Montgomery Kick ReturnsThe Packers passing attack will always be dangerous as long as Aaron Rodgers is at the helm. When the Packers lost Jordy Nelson for the season, Packernation called on the young receivers to pick up the mantel, carry the torch. When the Packers signed James Jones, the Packers’ passing attack added a familiar point-scoring weapon. This year’s passing attack is different, and to some extent, that is a good thing.
 



The Packers offense so far can be characterized as a distribution offense that thus far is missing the big strike option and electricity of Jordy Nelson’s big play threat. At the same time this offense is exciting in its own way. James Jones and Richard Rodgers have made the Packers red-zone offense better. The compressed field has new options for Aaron Rodgers and Aaron is taking advantage. He is spreading the ball around and taking what the defense gives him and, as opposed to last year’s playoffs, he can escape the pocket to extend drives. The offense is exciting, yet more methodical, taking time off the clock and giving the Packers defense a much needed breather on the sideline. This equates to an offense that scores touchdowns and controls time of possession (though the Bears game…not so much). Here is a breakdown of the Packers passing attack going into the Monday night matchup with the Chiefs:

Packers versus Bears

Green Bay Receiving
REC YDS TD LONG TGTS
Davante Adams 4 59 0 25 8
James Jones 4 51 2 34 4
Randall Cobb 5 38 1 10 5
Richard Rodgers 3 27 0 20 3
Eddie Lacy 2 14 0 9 3

Packers versus Seahawks

Green Bay Receiving
REC YDS TD LONG TGTS
Randall Cobb 8 116 0 25 11
Ty Montgomery 4 37 0 17 4
Davante Adams 5 33 0 13 5
James Jones 1 29 1 29 3
Richard Rodgers 3 23 1 9 4
James Starks 4 11 0 6 4

James Jones and Richard Rodgers have been putting points on the board and Cobb is, well, doing what he does. Ty Montgomery played himself into more opportunities and Davante Adams, if healthy, could break out at any time.
 



Personally, I would like to see Jeff Janis get some playing time to add a speed element and stretch the field like Jordy was able to do.

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Jeffery Hayes

Jeffery Hayes is a contributor to www.greenbaypackernation.com. Jeff was born and raised in Kenosha Wisconsin Currently resides in Brooklyn Wisconsin. Been a Packer fan since the 70's

10 Comments

  1.   January 18, 2016, 12:32 pm

    Tough year but it did on a great season ending game despite the loss. My one question that will haunt me all off season is what happened to the team after the first loss to Denver? After that game they were not a team anymore . Arguments on the sidelines, throwing I-pads, and total confusion. Then at Washington it all changed. Why?
    Anyway I’m Green and Gold forever! Next year we will return to greatness

  2.   January 18, 2016, 11:33 am

    I agree that they did better than they probably should have with the receiving core they had and that they needed the speed of Janes but his hands and routes will cost us too many interceptions in key moments. Even in his biggest play of his career in Arizona (yes I was there in person so did not get to see all the replays) he managed to drop it and get lucky to have a second chance before it hit the ground. Nelson and Montgomery should be ahead of him on the depth chart as should Abredaris (sp?)….my concerns were why Cobb can’t get open without Nelson and Janis in general!! If we could trade Janes and get something for him I would do it in a heartbeat….by the time you look at a WR depth chart where is Janes in your mind?
    Nelson
    Cobb
    Jones
    Adams
    Montgomery
    Abredaris
    Janis
    ???

    •   January 18, 2016, 12:11 pm

      Jones probably won’t be re-signed so you go with your list, in that order, minus Jones.

  3.   January 18, 2016, 11:32 am

    If Sam Shields catches that ball for an INT, we win the game…..

    •   January 18, 2016, 7:51 pm

      Yes, for me that was the biggest frustration of this game. His two drops cost us 10 points. To take that a step further, on the AZ tipped pass for a touchdown, Randall and Heyward were blanketing their receivers. Shields was so far off Michael Floyd that he wasn’t even in the TV shot when Floyd caught it. Had he been covering like the rest of his defensive backfield, there wouldn’t be a catch off the tip. My biggest rant: Big contract money and failure in the big moment from our veteran defensive back.

    •   January 18, 2016, 12:09 pm

      He dropped two that resulted in 10 points for the Cards.

  4.   January 18, 2016, 10:55 am

    Couple of things. I think Mathews might have a valid point. In golf s “sudden death” playoff goes until someone actually wins, in basketball they play until someone wins, hockey the same. Why only in football does a team not get a chance to play? Nest, I think the Coach is maybe a little conservative in his decisions. OK that is it. Have a great off year.

    •   January 18, 2016, 6:29 pm

      Ya agree they should have to play the whole over time so each team gets a chance to win the rule suck and they need to change that rule at least it would be fair to all teams.

  5.   January 18, 2016, 10:36 am

    So, yes, we had many injuries – Jordy, Sam B., Andrew Q., Morgan B, Sam Shields, Ty M., DaVante A., each O-Lineman, Eddie’s rib, and likely a few that don’t come immediately to mind.
    Yes, big names. But, every team has injuries, and those we relied on (when they were healthy) didn’t deliver at a level we needed.
    I think when we talk injuries as a driver of our shorter-than-desired playoff run, or in regard to the season in total, we have to talk about execution, or lack thereof, by those that did play when healthy. Drops, sacks, missed tackles, dropped INT’s, fumbles, missed blocks and many a penalty. Keep these in mind for next year too, please – as we may have been “hurt” more by poor execution than by injuries. That said, we played better than expected vs. AZ, so yes, there is a lot of optimism for next year, provided we execute. That’s on both the players and the coaches, so all involved have something to work on and build on.

  6.   January 18, 2016, 9:55 am

    Well said on all points. The Pack will be back on top next season of that I have NO DOUBT!!!

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