Aaron Rodgers said the Packers were screwed when they didn't have someone who could stretch the field when Jordy Nelson went down and it limited their playbook. That (among other things) has me going with nine spots between running back and wide receiver and these seven being virtual locks.
RB: Eddie Lacy, James Starks
WR: Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Ty Montgomery, Davante Adams, Trevor Davis
That leaves RB John Crockett, WR Jared Abberderis and WR Jeff Janis to battle it out for two positions.
Both Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery fit the bill of prototypical 3rd down back better than Eddie Lacy, James Starks and John Crockett. I also believe Crockett has the best chance of the three to be stashed away on the practice squad. I think Abberderis or Janis get plucked.
I wouldn't be surprised to see the Packers keep two running backs and seven receivers and deploying more receiver out of backfield plays.
You may have heard that Tom Brady of the New England Patriots is going to miss the first quarter of the NFL regular season over an alleged PSI issue of his balls. This makes way for Jimmy Garoppolo to start those four games. This has brought upon a lot of questions and quite honestly, Bill Belichick handles it awesomely! Besides being one of the greatest football minds ever, I admire his approach to reporters. Case in point.
Today Belichick grew annoyed being asked over and over about Brady and then was asked "What happens if Jimmy Garoppolo plays better?" and Belichick responded with "Look, I told you what's going to happen", meaning that Brady would start the 5th game of the season. The reporter followed up with "So there's no ..." and Belichick shook his head and under his breath says "Jesus Christ".
I love it!!!
I don't want [USERLINK]Smokey[/USERLINK] to get all bent out of shape here so I'm going to tie this in with the Packers right quick.
Let's say Aaron Rodgers was suspended for four games and Brett "Future HOF QB for Packers" Hundley is forced to start those four games. How would you feel if Mike McCarthy were to respond similar to how Belichick did to that same line of questioning? DISCLAIMER: While I admire Belichick's no bull approach, I do believe he could be more respectful towards reporters. I think a little smirk while muttering "Jesus Christ" would have been better than a disgusted annoyed "Jesus Christ". Know what I'm saying?!?
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QB - Aaron Rodgers, Brett Hundley
RB - Eddie Lacy, James Starks, Don Jackson
FB - Aaron Ripkowski
WR - Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Ty Montgomery, Jared Abberderris, Jeff Janis, Trevor Davis
TE - Richard Rodgers, Jared Cook, Kennard Backman, Justin Perillo
OL - David Bakhtiari, Bryan Bulaga, Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang, Corey Linsley, JC Tretter, Kyle Murphy, Jason Spriggs, Matt Rotheram
DL - Mike Daniels, Letroy Guion, Datone Jones, Mike Pennel, Dean Lowry, Kenny Clark
LB - Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Sam Barrington, Nick Perry, Jake Ryan, Jayrone Elliott, Blake Martinez, Kyler Fackrell, Joe Thomas
CB - Sam Shields, Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins, LaDarius Gunter, Robertson Daniel
S - Morgan Burnett, Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, Micah Hyde, Chris Banjo
K - Mason Crosby
P - Tim Masthay
LS - Rick Lovato
Average age 25.3 years old.
I'm thinking Brett Goode opens up on the PUP. As a long snapper you don't think running is that important until you realize that the long snapper is usually one of the first people down field on punt coverage.