As the title of this post indicates, this is REALLY not a big deal, but heck, it's been a slow Packer News day...
This past Tuesday, the Green Bay Press Gazette's Tom Pelissero held a live chat where he answered a question from Packer Ranter's own (and friend of CHTV) Franklin Hillside and one part of his answer completely blew my mind. The exchange went as follows (emphasis added):
FH: Who do you see winning the #3 receiver spot next year, J Jones or J Nelson? I'm looking forward to this battle.
TP: I think it's a bit of a moot point, Franklin. McCarthy runs a multiple scheme and uses different players in different situations. Jones has better hands, I think. Nelson is a far better blocker. If I had to guess now, I'd say Nelson earns more opportunities, but if Jones is healthy, he showed as a rookie that he can be a playmaker.
Pelissero must be hanging out with Rob Demovsky too much because he is so completely and thouroughly wrong here, it defies description.
Jordy Nelson caught 33 passes this year. Do you know how many he dropped? One. That's right. ONE. Say what you want about Jones and his athletic ability. I agree, he has the physical makeup to become a Sterling Sharpe-type reciever, if he can exhibit a little more toughness. But he in no way shape or form has better hands than Nelson. And it's not even close.
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