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Jordy Nelson Reportedly Suffers Torn ACL

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Jordy Nelson Reportedly Suffers Torn ACL

From Ian Rapoport:

The Packers will now have to count on several players, such as Davante Adams and Jeff Janis and rookie Ty Montgomery, to fill the void if Nelson is indeed on the shelf for the entire 2015 campaign.

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The TKstinator's picture

Awaiting MRI results.

steven10825's picture

As soon as i saw the replay i immediately knew it was his acl. And not to sound messed up but it was a blow we could handle. I have a ton of confidence in montgomery and adams. But we need janis to develope into a deep threat perimeter receiver

DrealynWilliams's picture

I think we need Adams to prove himself first. No more facing CB #3 or #4. He's going to be constantly facing opposing team's better CBs. Hopefully Montgomery can provide what Adams did last season and a bit more.

Dan Stodola's picture

I'm not too concerned about the passing game either. But has nothing to do w/ the WR, its because Aaron Rodgers is still the QB. He'll make the WR all play better than they are.

Had Adams for about 60 rec and 800 yds, now he'll have an opportunity for 85 and 1200. But I don't see that from him.

Montgomery is a rookie if he gets 30+ and 400 that's a good year. Janis just proved he's not ready, about the same from him if lucky.

Whatever the numbers its because of #12 I'm not too concerned.

DraftHobbyist's picture

30+ and 400 yards is a solid year for a rookie WR, but rookie WR's are having big years from the get go more and more. In fact, many of these WR's are having 1000 yard seasons (or close to it) as rookies. I don't see that in Montgomery, but I do think he can break 400 yards and maybe have more like 700 yards due to his ability to run after the catch.

croatpackfan's picture

Why everybody forgetting Jared Abbrederis. Aaron gave him high mark...

ray nichkee's picture

He needs to show up at practice first.

vj_ostrowski's picture

Nelson's yards and TDs will be adequately replaced. What won't be replaced is his situational talent. No more blowing past a dimwitted Viking cornerback that stands befuddled as Nelson takes a 70-80 yard bomb to the house.

Chad Lundberg's picture

NOOOOO! I'm going to be "that guy" and say that there's STILL A CHANCE he's not torn his ACL! He ran off the field, and didn't even limp to the locker room. Pray that we find out that he badly sprained his MCL, out only 8 weeks or something. That being said, we absolute HAVE TO sign a veteran receiver, even if it's James Jones or something.

The TKstinator's picture

I like the first part, don't like the second.

Irish_Cheesehead's picture

"we absolute HAVE TO sign a veteran receiver"

Is the sky falling already?

Chad Lundberg's picture

You don't lose 98 receptions, 1,500 yards, 13 touchdowns of offense and just move on. There has to be some compensation. Unless you're willing to bank on unproven young receivers, it would be wise to find someone who can. And why is signing James Jones a sign that the sky is falling to you? Is that some kind of radical or extreme statement to you? Even if it's only 300-400 yards, it's something. Don't forget that guy had a year where he lead the league in touchdowns.

Irish_Cheesehead's picture

I always liked Jones, but I think it's more realistic that Ted resigns Ricky Collins or Adrian Coxson.

DraftHobbyist's picture

I've been to most of the practices (missed the an early one and the last two only), and one guy that has really stood out to me is Larry Pinkard (WR #11). I seem to like him more than the Packers, but I really hope he makes the 53.

Pinkard runs great routes that get separation regularly, he has pretty good hands, and he he comes back to the ball when it's in the air which is very important. I think he can play ST's as well, but he hasn't really gotten much of a shot.

Pinkard played for Old Dominion. ODU was FCS and moved to FBS after Pinkard left. Unfortunately, Pinkard didn't play last year because he was kicked off the team along with 4 other ODU WR's.

Pinkard really fits the Packers system, though. He's 6'0" and 196 lbs. He ran a 4.51 40, benched 18 reps (the Packers love strong WR's), jumped a nice 36.5" vertical, ran a 4.31 shuttle, and ran a 7.15 3-cone.

From what I've seen, Pinkard seems to be catching on quickly. He has really flashed at times, lighting up the entire crowd at practice. He's already better than Jeff Janis IMO, and he deserves a shot.

Also, I think Lacy needs to help pick up the slack for some of Nelson's yards. Lacy went from 284 attempts in 2013 down to 246 attempts in 2014. Especially since we can potentially use 2 FB's, I'd like to see those attempts increase back up to 2013 levels.

sonomaca's picture

I'd be interested to see if Ripkowski is a better runner than Kuhn (provided he can pass block, of course).

sonomaca's picture

Also wondering if Sam Shields might be used at receiver. He's got elite speed, and would certainly know more about coverage than anyone.

NewNikeShoes's picture

He was a receiver before he became a CB, but he hasn't been one for like 5-6 years. He'll be a worst case's worst case scenario.

DrealynWilliams's picture

Sam Shields to WR sounds like another Devin Hester project. Please don't.

NewNikeShoes's picture

Pinkard's a lot like Janis IMO, they gotta develop a bit more and make the plays during a game. But who knows, maybe Pinkard does become a baller, like Jarrett Boykin in his 1st year. You'd have called it first.

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