Game Notes: Aaron Rodgers needs some help

-- If you don't know how to feel after the Green Bay Packers' victory under the primetime lights of Monday Night Football, you're probably not alone.

I say this because for once -- for the first time in what feels like a very, very long time -- the Packers got an assist from the officiating crew. There was no blatant defensive pass interference call on a defensive back on a crucial red-zone throw that prevented Marquez Valdes-Scantling from catching the ball. There were no inexcusable roughing-the-passer calls. There wasn't a Fail Mary. There wasn't a missed facemask call in a playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Packers not only outplayed the Lions statistically despite significantly losing the turnover battle, but their defense stepped up and made crucial steps after a rocky start that made it seem as if they were going to be in for a long night against Matthew Stafford and co.

 

The Packers are lucky to have Mason Crosby

Before I dive into anything else, it's important that this column leads off with some appreciation for Mason Crosby because he was the man against the Detroit Lions and he has been the man for a long time now. He's the Packers' all-time leading scorer and the complete embodiment of what it means to be a professional.

There have been times in his career where he has hit low points. His struggles in 2012 nearly got him booted off the team, but the Packers stuck with him through it all. After going 1-for-5 on field goals in Detroit last year, many speculated that the Packers would finally move on from Crosby, but instead, he persevered. Since that debacle in Detroit, Crosby has hit 29 of his last 32 field goal attempts, which is good for 90.6 percent and would be a single-season career-high for him. In the 17 games since, he's also hit two walk-off game-winners on Monday Night Football. The most recent being this week.

In the midst of fending off competition from Giorgio Tavecchio and Sam Ficken, Crosby has been the one constant for the Packers' special teams unit through the years. If anything, it appears he's only getting better with age.

So, like, the Packers' running backs are good

It was Aaron Jones last week, and this week it was Jamaal Williams.

Two weeks after leaving the Thursday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a concussion as a result of a scary hit, Williams returned to action against the Lions and that's putting it lightly. He exploded for 18 touches and 136 scrimmage yards, including a receiving touchdown that marked his second of the season and put him in a tie for the team lead.

I mean, take it from Davante Adams. You're probably on meth if you disagree, but the Packers do have the makings of one of the league's top running back tandems. Especially with the way they've been utilized on a weekly basis in Matt LaFleur's offense. Whether it's as pure runners or in the passing game, they offer a dynamic change-of-pace that could keep opposing defenses off-balance. It's okay to take the ball out of Jones' control to ride the hot hand and vice versa, simply because both players off their own unique qualities. Maybe Mike McCarthy was on to someth--no, nevermind.

(Un)Popular opinion? Aaron Rodgers needs help

Matt LaFleur counted six drops against the Lions. One of those drops from Darrius Shepherd led to an interception.

The Packers got it done last week in Dallas without Davante Adams, and they managed to squeak out a victory this week without him as well. But game-planning without the team's top wide receiver likely isn't sustainable, and neither is riding the offense through the legs of your two running backs. Oh, and neither is rolling out four undrafted receivers because Marquez Valdes-Scantling -- who hasn't been anything to write home about either -- left the game with an ankle injury.

Valdes-Scantling returned to the game, but Allison left with a chest injury and to be evaluated for a concussion before eventually being ruled out. So now the Packers are done another body there, and perhaps one of Aaron Rodgers' most trusted set of hands despite some of Allison's struggles this season. It's great that Allen Lazard stepped up and shined in crunch time, but teams will eventually plan for that kind of thing and find a way to eliminate him from the game.

There's not much else to say here other than the fact that I wouldn't be surprised one bit to see the Packers make a move for another wide receiver before the trade deadline in two weeks. Even with Adams expected to return from his turf toe injury relatively soon, the Packers need someone that can actually instill fear in the guy lined up across from them. No one is scared of Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow, Shepherd and eventually, they won't be scared of Lazard either. Of course, I'd love to be wrong about that.

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Zachary Jacobson is a staff writer/reporter for Cheesehead TV. He's the voice of The Leap on iTunes and can be heard on The Scoop KLGR 1490 AM every Saturday morning. He's also a contributor on the Pack-A-Day Podcast. He can be found on Twitter via @ZachAJacobson or contacted through email at [email protected].

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Point-Packer's picture

October 16, 2019 at 11:42 am

"The Just need to play" - Aaron Nagler

No, actually they need a real #2 WR. Alison is not a #2 on any other team in the league. MVS is a speed guy, not a posession WR at this point. All the others are fringe NFL players. One gap Gute didn't fill was a vet WR to give #12 some options.

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Hematite's picture

October 16, 2019 at 11:31 am

When Crosby was in the process of kicking his"walk off" field goal against the Lions, I was thinking that I couldn't recall Crosby kicking a "walk off" field goal before.
You pointed out that he had another one previously.
When did that occur?
We definitely are in need of another quality receiver.
It's going to be interesting what transpires in that regard.

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Doood's picture

October 16, 2019 at 03:34 pm

He hit one last year against the 49ers on MNF. Also the kick in the playoffs against the Cowboys after the Jared Cook catch.

Crosby is clutch more often than not, and we are lucky to have him.

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Bearmeat's picture

October 17, 2019 at 09:09 am

Let's not forget him winning the game in his first career tilt. Eagles. 2007 I believe.

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Hawg Hanner's picture

October 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

Kumerow was supposed to be good. What happened to him? Another Jeff Janis? For all who want to make a trade, I wish you luck. Good WR's are in short supply.

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Point-Packer's picture

October 16, 2019 at 12:01 pm

He was a pre-season all star, not a great marker for when you are playing the 1s.

They are in short supply, but there are definitely teams out there that would dump a vet for a pick or two.

As a I mentioned prior, the one gap that Gute didn't fill in the off-season was a veteran slot / #2 WR. Thinking Alison was that guy was a green and gold glasses homer pipe dream. Perhaps EQB would have been, but at the very least when he went down, Gute should have been looking.

Jimmy Graham is a rich man's Richard Rogers.

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

October 16, 2019 at 05:22 pm

I'm sure Gutey had a price point, with the big FA additions. He talked to several WR agents but they chose to go elsewhere. We don't know that Gutey hasn't been looking this whole time.

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Gee's picture

October 16, 2019 at 06:30 pm

For me I guess everyone involved (C.S and F.O) just decided to roll the dice. MLF knew what he had with Adams and everyone else at wr. You are right we need help bad, but at least the start the Pack had, will lower the desperation to over pay. Just look at the Rams, I think Jalen Ramsey is top 3 when motivated. Still is he going to put the Rams over the top? I just don't see it. Now at least they know what they got, and target without the heat. Hopefully they grab a seasoned vet.

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canadapacker's picture

October 16, 2019 at 11:35 am

I like our guys - despite the comments. I just think that the drops have got to stop - Allison's on the first drive is not only a momentum killer for the offense but a deflator for our defense ( they dont have the time to analyze what happened on the first drive) and a builder for the other team as their offense is back out there again. Fumbles happen but that one on the second drive was a deflator for almost the remainder of the first half. So it wasnt Rogers needed help as much as it was guys have to not make mistakes. I would hope that we get Sternberger out there but it seems to me that we need to get Tonyan more involved. It was nice to see Lewis make some plays and Graham is another that while he did make one nice grab he also had a drop. I think that he is overpaid but AR likes him and that is some of the battles but we need Tonyan to get some of Grahams reps. Kumerov and Lazard have proven that they can get open in preseason with their speed but need real game reps in order to work their things out against NFL D backs .

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Point-Packer's picture

October 16, 2019 at 11:43 am

I could get open in the pre-season. Not a good marker.

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jannes bjornson's picture

October 17, 2019 at 07:58 pm

Ted talk.

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October 16, 2019 at 11:36 am

I'm not sure why Lazard took so long to get on the field, but if you look at him in college & in the preseason, you see what we saw Monday nite. The guy is 6'5", 222 with 4.5 speed. Rodgers is starting to get confidence in him. IMO the sky is the limit.

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jhalwas611.com's picture

October 16, 2019 at 02:21 pm

Lazard is just a few pounds short of a fast tight end. And he plays with an attitude!

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October 16, 2019 at 08:34 pm

He is more Calvin Johnson type size. Not saying hes going to turn into Calvin, but that would be an awfully nice bonus. I was absolutely thrilled when Lazard lowered his shoulder and bullied the DB who was talking smack. A tough WR, came in at the right time. I hope he plays well.

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scullyitsme's picture

October 16, 2019 at 11:47 am

Yep, I’m not sure why a lot of the writers and other Wisconsin media are also against finding a decent number 2 wide out( Nagler). We are talking about 3 Undrafted free agents starting, at the very least if your gute you need to do your due diligence and figure out what’s out there and how much they’ll cost. The idea that you’ll ruin team chemistry if you bring someone new and better/ proven in, is a false narrative in my opinion. Also a very ted Thompson way of thinking. I’m pretty sure if a better player is available, and we add him to our team we’ll get better not worse. Not rocket surgery. I’m not worried about undrafted players feelings or whether we’ll hinder undrafted players reps. They are undrafted players. You upgrade every chance you can.

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D.D.Driver's picture

October 16, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Where are you going to find a "decent" number 2? I don't see how bringing back a Randall Cobb-level player (which is all the Packers would be able to acquire) would move the needle. MVS's best football is clearly ahead of him. The proposed replacements' (like Emmanuel Sanders) best football is in the rear view mirror. Why trade away draft picks to find a short term "solution" (if you even want to call it that, Sanders only has 20 more receiving yards than MVS right now) and hinder the development of your future? It doesn't make sense.

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scullyitsme's picture

October 16, 2019 at 12:22 pm

Yea, that’s what I’m talking about. That attitude. People make trades all the time now a days. It would be a upgrade to get a 3, even a 4 wideout. Wouldn’t have to be a 2. Upgrade. I’d be all over sanders, why? He’d make us better. What price would that be worth? That’s up to gute. But hell yes, him and anyone that make us better. The loyalty to mediocre players strikes me as odd.

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D.D.Driver's picture

October 16, 2019 at 12:52 pm

"He’d make us better."

Not really. How much better are the Packers with Jimmy Graham? Stocking up on old washed-up players does not make a team "better."

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scullyitsme's picture

October 16, 2019 at 12:56 pm

So, because jimmy graham sucks we shouldn’t try and get better at receiver?

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October 16, 2019 at 03:49 pm

Boy isn't that a strawman? The Packers should look to get better at every position at all times. But signing washed up vets is rarely the way to accomplish getting better.

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October 16, 2019 at 12:40 pm

Also the narrative that bringing in another player makes mvs somehow worse or will hinder his development is silly. It’s the nfl. It’s about competition, if they bring someone in mvs will have to work twice as hard to keep his job. That’s how you improve. We don’t hand receivers the number 2 job when they aren’t good enough yet and hope they grow into it. At least if you don’t have too.

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ILPackerBacker's picture

October 16, 2019 at 12:53 pm

really good question
It is almost as if some people believe access is tied to butt kissing

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Tundraboy's picture

October 16, 2019 at 03:30 pm

Rocket Surgery ?

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jannes bjornson's picture

October 17, 2019 at 08:00 pm

They get press room access to tow the Company line.

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albert999's picture

October 16, 2019 at 11:44 am

Sign Dez Bryant or Antonio Gates
Let Shepherd go

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

October 16, 2019 at 02:20 pm

Jeez, why not throw Antonio Brown's name in there too.

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D.D.Driver's picture

October 16, 2019 at 03:52 pm

A 39 year old TE and a WR that is still recovering from an Achilles injury?

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scullyitsme's picture

October 16, 2019 at 12:05 pm

I would bet if we cut kumerow, Shepard, Lazard, tomorrow no one would sign them to a 53. Maybe a practice squad or two. That should tell you all you need to know.

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sam1's picture

October 16, 2019 at 02:18 pm

Glad you don't coach or scout for other teams!

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October 16, 2019 at 11:20 pm

I’m kinda shocked that so many people actually think they would be picked up( they must they disliked me:)). Lazard and Kumerow were both on practice squads when we got them and that’s where they’d be if we let them go, maybe Shepard. It’s not that I dislike them as people, but cmon, either prove it on the field or we keep cycling through the bottom of the roster like every other good team. I like everyone else hoped for the best, but it’s week 7, we know what they are, can we win? Yep, we just did. But 6 dropped passes and 3 turnovers won’t win much in January. Rodgers last week had all day in the pocket, 5-7 seconds on a regular basis. The lions didn’t blitz anyone. Guess how many people where open?

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TheBigCheeze's picture

October 16, 2019 at 12:08 pm

here's an idea.....BRING BACK J O R D Y !!!!!!

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Point-Packer's picture

October 16, 2019 at 12:23 pm

I actually like that idea.

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albert999's picture

October 16, 2019 at 01:21 pm

Why wouldn’t ya
Love that idea

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sam1's picture

October 16, 2019 at 02:19 pm

Here is an idea shut up!

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zoellner25's picture

October 16, 2019 at 12:26 pm

guess we are talking about a round 2-3 WR in May, maybe higher?

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Matt Gonzales's picture

October 16, 2019 at 02:21 pm

I wouldn't be surprised to see a 2 and 4 at WR next year. You can stock only so many cupboards per year between the draft and FA and still stay in the cap, and with as many holes as there were that needed to be plugged to make GB competitive this year, I think Gute was wise to ride with the group they had. You can't always predict what players will get hurt or what players will/won't develop. Davis was on the right track before he got hurt again and ended up a roster count victim. Nobody could have predicted Adams going down or having to IR a player before camp ended.

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Gee's picture

October 16, 2019 at 06:36 pm

Love your first sentence, and rest explains it all. Perfect, give Gute time, I get the clock is ticking on Rodgers, but the last 2 years, have put a dent in the theory that rookie wr take time. Invest the draft capital , and hopefully Gute continues his draft success.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

October 17, 2019 at 07:00 am

Matt,
Never going to happen!

The Pack only have 4 WR's in Adam's, MVS, ESB, and likely Lazard. The rest are dime a dozen WR's meaning they have two spots open for WR's next year. Allison for sure gone next year along with Kumerow. Shepherd too early to tell but he appears to be just a player.

Packer needs next year in this order IMHO are OT, QB, middle linebacker, TE, and then WR. With Madison probably have Lindsay backed up. With the above how do they use two of their first four selections at WR?

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jannes bjornson's picture

October 17, 2019 at 08:12 pm

Losers worry about Next Year.

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Lphill's picture

October 16, 2019 at 12:41 pm

drops are part of the game Jordy had some big time drops in the Supe rBowl, but I think Gute does make a deal just not sure for who yet.

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WMA's picture

October 17, 2019 at 10:35 am

Jordy, I believe, also had two TDs in the Super Bowl. Had a bunch of yards despite his drops.

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PatrickGB's picture

October 16, 2019 at 12:46 pm

I get that many are calling for Gutie to bring in another WR. Yet It’s probably too late to trade for another WR. I agree that, sure it would be nice. BUT By the time he gets up to speed Adams would probably be back anyway. And the cost of the trade would not be worth it.
I expect we draft one early next year.

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imnion's picture

October 16, 2019 at 12:57 pm

I may be in the minority, but I didn't think Trevor Davis was bad. Not sure he really ever had a full chance.

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Tarynfor12's picture

October 16, 2019 at 01:07 pm

He certainly gets a chance to prove it this week.

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LambeauPlain's picture

October 16, 2019 at 01:23 pm

His goal line fumble nearly cost the Raiders the game. That was bad.

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LambeauPlain's picture

October 16, 2019 at 01:33 pm

My gut tells me AJ Green could be the missing piece. Can you imagine Adams and Green in the formation? Cannot double them both. And they would open up the playbook for both the pass and run O.

While Adams is elite & MVS has a chance to be a solid #2 (he isn't yet), what remains is a cast of FAs who are, well, FAs. Lazard is the latest flavor of the week and I hope he continues to show up.

But GA, Kumerow and Shepherd are just guys. I watched Kumerow from the stands on Monday for several plays. He simply cannot get open....very easy to cover. Allison is slow and now he is dropping passes. Shepherd had a game that gets most players cut.

And it is too bad because I liked all three players and hoped they would shine. The three former "shiny pennies" are all looking very dull.

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Jaylee's picture

October 16, 2019 at 02:18 pm

I agree. MVS could be a good #3 and I think ESB was on a trajectory towards being a solid #2. But it didn't shake out that way, and now Adams' injury is extra devastating.

Further, Alat this point I dont even know why Graham is on the field. I'd put tonyan out there before him (once he comes back).

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

October 17, 2019 at 06:52 am

Jaylee,
The Packers right now are hurting a little due to injuries at WR, but have 3 very good WR's long-term in Adam's, MVS, and ESB with latter two still developing. They likely have potentially a 4th good WR in Lazard. Time will tell but I have really liked him since the beginning of first pre-season game this year.

Most on here were pounding the drums early this year about Kumerow and Shepherd. I didnt get it then and still dont. However, to be fair I think the front office felt the same way as they choose to keep them and put ESB on IR. A decision that is haunting them now. This decision will also likely slow ESB's development.

No one on here has been on Tonyans band wagon more than myself. I predicted repeatedly at end of last season that Tonyan was better than Graham and should have played the last 3 games of last year for development. Early this spring/summer I once again made this statement even predicting Tonyans stats will be better than Graham. I still stand by that statement even though he is out for injury. The Packers and Rodgers need Tonyan badly working the middle of the field.

How do I feel about the Packers drafting a WR next year? I agree! Do not trade for one now. 2020 will be an offensive draft outside a middle linebacker. The Packers biggest Offensive needs in this order are an OT, QB, TE, and finally a WR (most likely at slot WR). Throw in the middle linebacker that is five important selections. Right now what they really need is a slot WR which Adam's really should be playing. If ESB was available I think you would be seeing Adam's play slot much more. That is what I see this coming down to is Adam's your slot WR next year with ESB back and the further development of MVS and Lazard, or do they simply draft a slot WR?

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

October 16, 2019 at 02:25 pm

I didn't realize the trade rumors swirling around AJ Green. Interesting thought.

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

October 16, 2019 at 05:29 pm

Does your gut know that A.J. Green is coming off ankle surgery and hasn't played yet this year? That seems really risky.

Many folks wanted to cut Davante Adams after 2015. Give the younger guys a chance to develop.

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October 17, 2019 at 07:16 am

Re Green: Worse, it is not like he is on IR and is fully healed and raring to go as soon as he is allowed to return by the rules. Cincy never put Green on the IR. He isn't playing because he is still injured. Not sure whether GB would want to work him out at least before sending any significant draft pick for him.

He is a nine-game year rental at this point. Green has to be worth it by the end of the season and playoff time.

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October 17, 2019 at 08:08 pm

The move should be toward Tate or Parker from Miami. Green is damaged goods.

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Guam's picture

October 16, 2019 at 04:55 pm

In the preseason I was in the camp of lets see what the young WRs can do. Six games into the season I have a much better idea of what the young guys can do and I now believe we need a veteran #3 receiver. Allison has been dropping passes, Kumerow simply doesn't get open against man coverage and Shepard and Lazard are UDFAs that need time to develop. We need a solid #3 to compliment Adams and MVS. I wouldn't spend a high draft choice to get one, but a fourth round pick or lower would be worth the cost for a reliable veteran.

AJ Green would cost too much and the Bengals have stated they are not trading him anyway. Sanders or Tate might be available at an acceptable price and even Dez Bryant might be worth a look. I am suspect there might be many others. I hope Gute is beating the bushes because we need one more reliable pass catcher.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

October 16, 2019 at 02:27 pm

"the Bengals have stated they are not trading him"

That's what the Jaguars said about Jalen Ramsey.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

October 16, 2019 at 02:29 pm

duplicate

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Guam's picture

October 16, 2019 at 05:08 pm

Jalen Ramsey demanded to be traded and was a problem in the locker room because of that. AJ Green has never asked to be traded and is not a problem for the Bengals. Further, Jalen Ramsey cost the Rams two first round draft choices. Are you prepared to pay that kind of premium for AJ Green should he become available? It may take something like that to pry Green away since the Bengals don't want to trade him and don't have to as he is not a disgruntled player.

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seantischer@yahoo.com's picture

October 16, 2019 at 02:16 pm

Catching the ball is absolutely priority #1. But these WRs also lack playmaking ability after they catch it. Our YAC numbers are pathetic. Trading may be hard, but what about someone with some experience that is currently a free agent. I get that they are a free agent for a reason, but at least bring these guys in to see if they are better than what we got.

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October 16, 2019 at 02:38 pm

Glad to hear those in Crosby"s camp. I still wonder if that game in Detroit wasn't a product of the air conditioning system being timely switched on.. But to help Rodgers shouldn't someone look at special teams and the field position battle. While the punter can flip the field how often is it lost by the return units untimely penalties, fumbles or poor far catch decisions. This includes the coverage units. Is the coaches seat starting to get a bit warm?

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October 16, 2019 at 02:34 pm

The problem we do not have much of a Salary Cap to sign a bigtime receiver, and we have to resign Martinez and Clark and maybe Bulaga next year. Just my humble opinion. I think our receiver talent is pretty good just need reps.

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October 16, 2019 at 03:31 pm

The talent may be there, but it hasn't materialized into getting open enough yet. I think we need to go out and get a receiver--even with a healthy Adams.

I'm on the fence about Martinez; do you really want to give him big money? On the other hand, he's the only proven ILB we have, and it would be rolling the dice to let him go. I'd like to see the Packers use one of their top picks on an ILB if the opportunity presents itself.

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Guam's picture

October 16, 2019 at 05:05 pm

TGR would have more accurate numbers, but the Packers might have more cap space next year than you think. J. Graham is playing nowhere near his contract ($9-10 million) again and is likely to be cut. Lane Taylor lost his job to a rookie (Jenkins) and you don't keep a guy earning $5 million a year as a reserve. TWill is playing very well, but he is 36 and earning $5 million a year and we have depth in the secondary now. The Packers could free up close to $20 million in cap space (less some dead money) without damaging the team significantly.

I wouldn't sign a high priced WR, but we likely have the room to sign a reasonable contract.

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Since'61's picture

October 16, 2019 at 08:40 pm

The Atlanta Falcons are 1-5 and probably done for this season. Their next 2 games are against the Rams and Seahawks, so they are likely facing 1-7 at the halfway point. As a result they may be looking for some picks to help rebuild their team starting next season. If I was Gute I would see if they are interested in trading Sanu before the deadline. He would be solid #2 WR who is still fast and has good hands and I don't think that it would break the bank to get him.

As for Crosby I was glad when the Packers chucked Ficken and stuck with Crosby. I always thought that Crosby was a good kicker and I never want to see him come into Lambeau with another team and beat us with a late FG.

We have 2 good RBs we just need for them to remain healthy. A. Jones needs to play without a facemask so that he can catch the ball when he gets open next time. An absolutely perfect play call at the time. Fortunately the Packers overcame that drop and scored a TD on that drive anyway.

Gute go and get Rodgers another weapon. Thanks, Since '61

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Gee's picture

October 16, 2019 at 06:44 pm

Agree on getting Sanu, but what are you ready to give? Me as long as we keep winning without Adams, hopefully we can lower the price? Love to see a Gute steal.

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October 16, 2019 at 08:49 pm

Sanu is 30 years old and has 2 years left on his contract. I would try to get him for a #4 or a #3 at the most. Thanks, Since '61

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October 16, 2019 at 04:21 pm

At this stage of the season I think the Packers have to go with the WR's they already have on the roster. They've got to keep cycling through these guys till one of them finally busts out. Start Lazzard against the Raiders...let's see what he's got.

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October 16, 2019 at 04:44 pm

Allison has regressed, let him sit and think about it. AR won't throw many passes his way. It's Lazard time, he's the next diamond in the rough. The running backs will catch more and more passes. Another game where 9 different people caught passes. Spread it around, move the chains, AR has bought in. GOPACKGO.

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October 16, 2019 at 07:28 pm

All the talk about trading for a WR at this point in the season?
1-he'll have to learn a new system
2-how long will it take to get on the same page with AR?
3-do we trade a player when they say the chemistry is great on the team now?
4-do we give up a high draft pick?
5-the dreaded cap and our own players to keep next year.
6-a lot of our current WR's are being judged too early IMO, we're 5-1 with them.

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October 16, 2019 at 08:22 pm

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October 16, 2019 at 08:42 pm

Packers just added veteran WR Ryan Grant formerly of the Colts.

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October 16, 2019 at 11:24 pm

But wait, won’t signing Ryan grant ruin team chemistry and take crucial snaps away fro MVs, kumerow, Shepard and Lazard? (Sarcasm). Apparently gute doesn’t agree with the rest of you that think we are fine at receiver. I doubt he’s done.

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October 17, 2019 at 07:11 am

The sky is ALWAYS falling during the season yet we are 5 and 1. Everyone all stating going to take several years to replenish the talent level.

WR's are doing fine and developing while acclimating to new offensive system. The biggest problem with WR's is ESB is on IR. The Packers have 3 very good WR's with Adam's, MVS, and ESB. Lazard may be a 4th very good WR. They need Tonyan to be main TE and they could use a good slot WR next year unless Adam's plays there more.

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October 17, 2019 at 07:18 am

Good morning Packer Backers
AR needs another 'real' weapon to threaten a D now and when TAE comes back - to make this O roll! TAE absence makes that crystal clear...everyone sees it! We are trying a band aid approach which does not heal the wound! Lazard came up big and hopefully can inspire MVS - KUMEROW - SHEPARD and GRAHAM! When they add another legit 2 like SANDERS PARKER TATE the others fit better and this scheme will really take shape ! Be happy 5 and 1 3 - 0 in division is absolutely glorious and the Team is evolving and getting better despite the injuries and drops and mistakes they really have "it" Goooooo Pack
James

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October 17, 2019 at 07:53 am

I was going to disagree with Knock, but his argument is pretty decent. Not sure if it is right, but a decent persuasive argument.

If we are talking about keeping 7 or 8 WRs on the roster at cutdowns, it means the team doesn't have 3 or 4 proven WRs and is looking at quantity over quality.

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