Veteran Jeff Janis, who is once again battling for a spot on the 53-man roster, helped his cause last Thursday night by catching a touchdown pass against the Eagles. He got more good news 36 hours later when the Packers re-signed Brett Goode. How is signing a long snapper good news for a wide receiver?
This is the fifth of a 14-part series examining each position going into the offseason. Starters (B): Jordy Nelson was a good, not great No. 1, Davante Adams was a good, not great No. 2 and Randall Cobb was a good, not great No. 3. Nelson put up impressive numbers (97 receptions for 1,257 and
The Packers upset Dallas thanks in part to the significant contributions of role players. They’ll need that and more to beat Atlanta on Sunday afternoon and earn a second trip to the Super Bowl in six years. With wide receivers Jordy Nelson (ribs), Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) battling injuries and LaDarius Gunter
After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 10 additional thoughts from Sunday’s game against the Falcons: —Aaron Rodgers looked great on Sunday; he looked even better on Tuesday. Watching the All-22 tape made me realize just how special the veteran quarterback was against Atlanta. Minus his
After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 10 additional thoughts from Thursday’s game against the Bears: —Last Thursday was the Ty Montgomery show. Forget for a minute the 10 catches for 66 yards. The second-year player also contributed 60 yards on nine carries. That would
After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 10 additional thoughts from Sunday’s game against the Giants: —Jordy Nelson is 31 and coming off a torn ACL, so it’s probably unfair to expect him to be the explosive receiver who terrorized opposing defenses in
Truth be told, Jeff Janis has already exceeded expectations. Do you know what percentage of seventh-round picks play two years in the NFL? The answer is fewer than 3 in 10. Do you know how many seventh-round picks catch a TD pass with no time left to send a postseason game into overtime? I haven’t
The Packers have six experienced wide receivers, but only two – Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams – are best suited to line up outside. The other four fit better inside. And while that’s no great revelation in regard to Randall Cobb and Jared Abbrederis, it might come as a surprise in regard to Jeff Janis
If playing wide receiver was all about size and speed, Anthony Morgan would be in the Packers Hall of Fame and Donald Driver would be a footnote in franchise history. That’s why it surprises me when I hear so many relatively intelligent people continuing to insist Jeff Janis is only an opportunity away from being
The Packers currently have 6 veteran wide receivers and a fifth-round draft pick on the roster, so a popular question these days is whether all 7 will begin next season as part of the final 53? But in reality, a more pertinent question – at least based on the players involved – is whether that will even be a legitimate option?