Year Three Will Be Critical for Packers WRs Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown

This will be the third NFL season for Packers wide receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown and both receivers find their careers at a crossroads. How they perform in 2020 will go a long way towards determining the trajectory of their NFL careers and their tenures with the Packers.

This will be the third NFL season for Packers wide receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown and both receivers find their careers at a crossroads. How they perform in 2020 will go a long way towards determining the trajectory of their NFL careers and their tenures with the Packers.

Valdes-Scantling got off to a strong start in 2019, catching 16 passes in the Packers first four games for 174 yards and a touchdown. In Week 7 against the Raiders, he made two catches for 133 yards including a 74-yard scoring pass from Aaron Rodgers.

But knee and ankle injuries slowed MVS down in the second half of the season. In the Packers final 12 games, he caught only 10 passes and saw his playing time diminish. He finished his second NFL campaign with 26 catches for 452 yards and two touchdowns. Valdes-Scantling averaged a very respectable 17.4-yards per catch but by the end of the season, he was barely a factor in the offense. In the Packers two playoff games, MVS was on the field for a total of six offensive snaps.

As the Packers prepare for training camp, Valdes-Scantling is healthy again and ready to assume a bigger role in the offense. The Pack did not select a wide receiver in the draft which means that MVS will again have an opportunity to earn playing time and show what he can do.

Valdes-Scantling has more speed than any other Green Bay receiver. That gives him the potential to create the splash plays that head coach Matt LaFleur said he wants to increase this season.

Late last season, LaFleur admitted he wanted to get MVS more involved in the offense. “We’ve got to look critically at ourselves and what we’re asking him to do and making sure we’re putting him in position to get some of those balls,” LaFleur said. “Because he does have a great talent. Shoot, he’s a guy that when he comes off the ball, he’s tough to defend, because he can run so well. So, we have to make sure we put him in positions where he can use that to his advantage. You can’t coach or teach that speed.”

Now Valdes-Scantling must work on making that speed a consistent weapon. He and Rodgers need to get on the same page and develop more trust.

Last season, Rodgers admitted he needed to adjust to MVS’ speed. “I’m dialing in his speed. He’s so damn fast,” Rodgers said during training camp in 2019. “He had one, a super deep corner today, into the wind, and I ran out of arm on that one, and I told him I wasn’t going to let that happen again, and then I overthrew him. We’ll get that dialed in.”

The two never consistently got on the same page during the latter part of 2019. Now, MVS is healthy and ready to prove what he can do.

The situation is slightly different for Equanimeous St. Brown. The former Notre Dame star caught 21 passes as a rookie in 2018 after the Packers selected him in the sixth round of that year’s draft. EQ averaged 15.6 yards per catch and showed real promise. He finished strong with eight of his 21 receptions coming in his final three games. He also got credit for his work ethic and approach to practice and the game.

But St. Brown missed all the 2019 season after being placed on IR with an ankle injury suffered in preseason. That prevented him from building on his strong finish to his rookie campaign.

In his recent conference call, Rodgers told reporters how much he was looking forward to working with EQ again this season. “I’m excited about getting EQ back from injury and seeing how he feels,” Rodgers told reporters. “He really made some great strides his rookie year, especially towards the end of the season, making plays for us and growing each week. He has a great approach to the game. It will be fun to see him healthy.”

Both MVS and EQ face a lot of competition for playing time this season. The Packers didn’t draft a wide receiver this year, but they did sign Devin Funchess as a free agent and signed Reggie Begelton from Canada to compete for playing time. Returnees Allen Lazard and Jake Kumerow will also be fighting for snaps behind number one receiver Davante Adams.

Year three is usually a key year for young wideouts. “I really like our group of young receivers and where they’re headed,” Packers GM Brian Gutekunst told Packers.com. “I’ve always talked how, I think it’s very true if you look back, that most receivers in this league really start to come into their own in Year three. Look back at our history here, with guys like Davante [Adams] and Jordy (Nelson), that’s really where they’ve started to come into their own. So, I’m excited for those guys.”

Valdes-Scantling and St. Brown are determined to move their careers forward and continue their development into consistent NFL receivers. This year is their big chance to step up and prove they can do just that. The opportunity awaits them, now they just need to take advantage of it.

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lebowski's picture

June 04, 2020 at 12:17 pm

I don't envy you guys having to try to find something to write about during this bizarre offseason, but this is like the 97th article about the young receivers on this team and how important it is they take 'that next step'. Sure hope there's a training camp this summer, for all of us.

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splitpea1's picture

June 04, 2020 at 12:23 pm

Yeah, I know--it gets repetitive. But I give the writers at Cheesehead TV credit for to keeping us entertained throughout the year. Most of the articles are quite good.

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GilMartin's picture

June 04, 2020 at 12:58 pm

Thanks, splitpea1. We all appreciate that.

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June 04, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Thanks for commenting, lebowski. Always trying to find a different perspective. This is a ery strange offseason. Looking forward to training camp which hopefully goes off as close to normal as possible.

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Leatherhead's picture

June 04, 2020 at 12:55 pm

I’ll do you one better.

Most offensive snaps will have two WRs on the field. Adams plays just about every snap, and Lazard will get at least 30 snaps, which means that Kumerow, ESB, MSV and Funchess are all fighting over a very small number of targets....maybe 5 per game.

And yet, we will spend much more time discussing and debating the #6 WR than we will on any other roster spot, because we are just obsessed with guys who run fast and jump high.

Look at the predraft buildup on how essential it was for us to draft a speedy pass catcher. It’s comical to see the level of obsession we have about this. Thank God we don’t run the team.

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GilMartin's picture

June 04, 2020 at 01:00 pm

Yeah, I agree, Leatherhead. There will be fewer snaps for WRs 3, 4, 5 and possibly 6 if we run more two TE formations. If fans ran the team, the Packers would look like the Redskins where the owner has often run them like a fantasy football team. Anyway, thanks as always for commenting.

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dobber's picture

June 04, 2020 at 03:10 pm

TE 2 will be WR 3 on many occasions if 2019 tells us very much.

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GilMartin's picture

June 04, 2020 at 03:53 pm

We will see if that is still the case in 2020. LaFleur clearly wants to install more of his system this year, but I'm sure we'll still see some of the old system as well. Never a dull moment, I guess. Thanks for commenting.

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Oppy's picture

June 04, 2020 at 12:48 pm

ESB was my favorite WR picked by the Packers that draft. I believe he is the dark horse candidate with a very high ceiling. I hope last year's lost season doesn't stifle his potential. Big body, great size/speed/athleticism mix, good hands, great work ethic. won't find a guy who is any sharper. I'm rooting for him. I could see him being a long-time Packers WR who simply moves the sticks when it's needed.

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GilMartin's picture

June 04, 2020 at 12:57 pm

He definitely has the tools and the potential to be a big contributor. Let's hope he can step up and do it. Thanks for commenting, Oppy.

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Rudedawg67's picture

June 04, 2020 at 12:49 pm

A lot off subject but just read the message sent out by Aaron Rodgers taking a swipe at Dree Brees. Aaron Rodgers needs to get his head out of his fourth point of contact and realize to millions of Americans it is all about the anthem and the flag. The National Anthem is the time when all Americans at least once should come
together and thank God we live in a country where we are free. Where anyone who has the determination, will and grit can be successful regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender. There are many, many different ways to protest and
still be effective in bringing attention to a cause. You can kneel after you score a touchdown, run out to the 50 yard line in mass and link arms, or
you can do an interview after a game and state your case and maybe thank Jesus Christ for giving you the God give talent you have to put you in that
influential position. What you don't do is kneel during the National Anthem and disrespect, and you are, the men and women who have died and continue to serve today to protect the freedom you have to protest. Just think if during WWII all the African American Soldiers took a knee in the foxhole next to someone of a different color in protest while the Germans were trying destroy freedom across the world. Think about what the world wouldbe like had Hitler won. How do you think minorities would have fared. Tell me that the Jews in the concentrations camps didn't have a euphoric sense of liberation when the American Flag came waving in on the back of a U.S. Army
jeep. Did anyone stop and knee when firefighters and policemen rushed into the burning towers trying save the lives of people they never met. We came together then and that is what the National Anthem and the Stars and Stripes means to millions of Americans now. The National Anthem and the flag are not leverage to a cause, they are the reason you are allowed to promote your
cause in the first place. I served this country for 25 years and I was good at it so maybe I have a little bias when I see the flag and what it symbolizes being burned by Muslim extremist or being disrespected by someone who doesn't have the common decency to stand and honor those who have gave up life and limb so we can live a privileged life in a country that is the envy of the world. I said I served my country for 25 years and I was good at it. You play quarter back in the National Football League and you are good at it. Stick to what you are good at. There is no way you should have criticized another player who feels the same way a majority of Americans feel and believe in the foundation of the cause but disagree with the venue it is done in.

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13TimeChamps's picture

June 04, 2020 at 01:39 pm

You sound like Laura Ingraham of Fox News telling LeBron James to "shut up and dribble".
Aaron Rodgers doesn't need to "stick to" playing football. He has every much right to voice his opinion as Brees. I noticed you didn't tell Brees to stick to what he's good at.

And before you go there...I served 4 years in the USMC in the early 70's, and have no problem with people taking a knee to protest the countless unarmed black men being killed by police officers in this country.

Thank you for your service and....Semper Fi

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Leatherhead's picture

June 04, 2020 at 02:29 pm

If it’s not about the flag or the anthem, why do the kneeling protests only take place during the anthem and the flag raising?

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dobber's picture

June 04, 2020 at 03:15 pm

Because it's a platform...simple as that.

Why do actors work on stage? Because you can't see the play if it's put on in the back row of the auditorium.

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June 04, 2020 at 04:45 pm

Did somebody say acting has nothing to do with the stage? Because that’d be kind of a stupid statement.

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June 04, 2020 at 10:46 pm

Actors can perform in the park, or on the street. When they do, they don't get large audiences or much attention from passersby. It's largely missed. Put them on the stage and people are there to see them and pay attention.

Whether you agree with players kneeling or not, those who choose to kneel have found a platform where it's seen: on the field, where people come to watch players and what they do. Players who practice activism in other places tend to be the actors in the park. The bent of this particular thread shows that the choice of this platform is one that gets attention.

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June 05, 2020 at 09:35 am

Yes, they can perform anywhere. And when you choose to protest during the anthem and flag raising, it is disingenuous to claim it has nothing to do with it.

If their cause is police mistreatment of people, I can support that. But not if it’s going to involve disrespecting the flag or anthem. The choice of platform is alienating people who would support the cause. And the claim that it has nothing to do with the flag or anthem is just a lie.

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June 04, 2020 at 03:15 pm

Actually, my post wasn't about why players chose to take a knee. To be honest, it wouldn't have been my choice of protest options.
My post was in response to Rudedawg67's suggestion that Rodgers should pretty much not have an opinion and just shut up and play football. I detest censorship, particularly when it's aimed to silence someone who has a differing view than their own. Again, it's interesting that, according to him, Brees should have a right to express his opinion, which he agrees with, but not Rodgers, who's opinion he disagrees with.
Not going to change anyone's mind one way or the other.
My apologies for digressing from the articles intent. Just strongly disagreed with the "shut up, entertain us, but don't share opinions I disagree with".

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June 05, 2020 at 12:42 pm

Grown men, caring about whether someone kneels, stands, has his hat on, a beer in his hand, a pink flamingo in his pocket, etc has anything to do with how he feels about America, or in your case Merica, at a frickin football game is well, “small”. It’s the only word that seems to fit. It’s people that care about small things like this that hold humanity back from seeing the big picture. Just so they can still try and find themselves relevant. It’s the one issue voter. The people that can’t bear to understand that a complex society often requires complex solutions. Or, it used too. Now we just have wrong and right, white and black, stand or kneel.

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June 04, 2020 at 03:17 pm

And you sound like Rachel Maddow from MSNBC. The point is there’s a time and place for everything to be cliché. If you attend somebody’s funeral would you want the person giving the eulogy to disparaging in tone. No that would be an appropriate. Brees isn’t the quarterback of our team. He didn’t lump in millions of people with a bunch of bad actors and that’s what’s going on here. You can blame a lot of the local leadership for what goes on but don’t make all of America out to be a basket of deplorable’s because they believe it’s the wrong venue.

And I don’t know what you mean by “before you go there” but I have far too much integrity to judge you before I know you. Thank you for your service also.

You can go on forever about this but what’s the point seems like the media is got people whipped up in a frenzy and everyone’s already made up their mind.

I believe that ESB will help the a lot this year also.

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fastmoving's picture

June 04, 2020 at 04:44 pm

Local leadership was great as the deplorable was in the bunker. But you are right about Fox News, they are a shame and they are really bad actors.
Did you see like they try to hide the 95 % peaceful protesters with the other maybe 5%. They go down and they know it. But thanks god we have the real media besides them. It helps a lot…...
But man, how get you russian trolls paid???

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June 04, 2020 at 06:50 pm

https://twitter.com/i/status/1268551040074383361

So LeBron, Durant, Rodgers should shut up.....but not Brees. Got it.

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fordguy's picture

June 05, 2020 at 12:37 pm

See the brainwashed over at MSDNC will never tell you she wrote a book in 2003 called
"Shut Up and Sing".

Do you think when she told LeBron to"Shut Up and Dribble"it's because she's RACIST, or a simple spin-off phrase from her book? Betcha didn't hear that on fake news, did ya?

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Oppy's picture

June 04, 2020 at 01:44 pm

People who bow their heads at the dinner table and say grace are disrespectful to their family and shown no regard for the people they sit down to eat with. They actively make the decision to avert their eyes from the people they supposedly love. People who pray before meals are an affront to the sanctity of family. Anyone who would support prayer before meals is saying they hate their family. Utterly disrespectful and horrendous. Families are the cornerstone of the american way of life.

Or am I missing the entire point of what praying before a meal is about?

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dobber's picture

June 04, 2020 at 03:16 pm

If people didn't like the kneeling during the anthem last season (and before) they'd better be prepared for some added starch in their bloomers coming up...

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splitpea1's picture

June 04, 2020 at 03:50 pm

The NFL leadership and owners may need to find some very skilled crisis management consultants to get on top of this whole situation. It could get ugly.

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June 04, 2020 at 04:40 pm

Fairly simple solution. Stop playing the anthem during NFL games. Players, prior to 2009, weren't even on the field during the anthem being played. After that, it became "paid patriotism", funded by the DOD to the NFL, who then required players to be present, and stand, during the anthem being played. All about $$$, like everything else with the NFL. If you need a "patriotism fix", go visit Arlington National Cemetery or the Vietnam War Memorial, not a damn football game.

I can understand playing respective national anthems during competition between countries, i.e The Olympics, but between a game between Jacksonville and Buffalo? Really? Half the stadium is standing in line to buy overpriced, warm, watered down crappy beer during the playing of the anthem anyway. The other half are trying to find their seats.

Sometimes the solution is right in front of us. How's that for skilled crisis management?

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Leatherhead's picture

June 04, 2020 at 04:48 pm

That’s not true. The anthem was played at football games prior to 2009, and players stood for it.

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13TimeChamps's picture

June 04, 2020 at 05:43 pm

With all due respect, you're wrong.

"The NFL started requiring players to be on the field for the anthem in 2009 — the year it signed a marketing deal with the military. But owners sent a bit of a convoluted message with the new policy, appeasing those who feel the national anthem must be treated with reverence, while allowing some sort of conduit for players to protest as long as they stay out of the public eye."

I never said the anthem wasn't played prior to 2009. I said players weren't required to be on the sidelines pre-2009.

I'd be happy to supply you a link(s) if necessary.

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Leatherhead's picture

June 04, 2020 at 07:21 pm

So I’m hallucinating? Dude. I was at gameSin the 70s. The players all lined up and the anthem was played and the colors were presented.

He’ll, i was a high school coach in the 80s and 90s and you were required to stand while the anthem and colors were presented. Coaches included.

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13TimeChamps's picture

June 04, 2020 at 08:07 pm

Just google when nfl players were first required to be on the field for the anthem. Pretty simple. Every time I try to provide a link, this site won't let me.

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June 04, 2020 at 08:51 pm

Well, hallucinations aside, I have no idea, nor did I pretend to know, what your local high school requirements entailed. I thought we were talking about the NFL.
In 2009, the Government and the NFL entered into a financial agreement that required NFL players to be on the sidelines for the playing of the national anthem. The NFL received money, while the government received a recruitment tool. Win/win. This isn't my opinion, this is a fact. Whether you want to believe it or not, that's on you. I realize, since 2016, anything people don't want to believe is conveniently "fake news".
You have a wonderful evening.

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June 04, 2020 at 11:20 pm

Yes, only since 2009 were players required to be on the field. Prior to that players often were still in the locker room.

https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/new-england-patriots/nfl-teams-being-fi...

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June 04, 2020 at 05:45 pm

Well, that's definitely out-of-the-box thinking. But the purpose of the playing the national anthem before the games is to honor the military and was started in the WW2 era. I still think it's important to remember that we have the luxury of spending our time and money at sporting events due to the fact that previous generations of soldiers and yes, the police, have kept us safe enough to do so.

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June 04, 2020 at 05:47 pm

As a USMC veteran who served from 1970-1974, thanks for the history lesson. And, you're welcome.

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Leatherhead's picture

June 04, 2020 at 04:50 pm

We’re not buying starch. We’re buying guns. Your suggestion that we just get used to it is noted, but not agreed with.

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dobber's picture

June 05, 2020 at 05:24 am

Not get used to it. I would anticipate the kneeling to become more prominent.

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Leatherhead's picture

June 04, 2020 at 04:55 pm

Double

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June 04, 2020 at 01:52 pm

BTW.. why don't you keep your political viewpoints off the message board? I disagree with the venue you have done it in. You are one dimensional and must fit inside the box I've created for you and that I feel comfortable with. Maybe you should just stick to being a veteran. That's what you were good at. You're not allowed to do anything else.

Does it sink in how terribly wrong that sounds when put in this context?

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June 04, 2020 at 02:18 pm

What gets me is that some of these disgruntled players actually believe the rest of the country should and will capitulate to their anti-flag sentiments. Good luck.

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13TimeChamps's picture

June 04, 2020 at 02:25 pm

Gee....I wonder why they're "disgruntled"?

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June 04, 2020 at 02:44 pm

I don't know, why? It looks like they're doing pretty well to me. No, I guess it's because we're supposed to feel guilty about the privileges everyone (white, Asian, Hispanic, or whatever) seems to enjoy but them.

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June 04, 2020 at 02:45 pm

I'd try to explain it to you, but it would be pointless.

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June 04, 2020 at 03:04 pm

There you go! Are we friends now? And hopefully you'll be able to change your identity to "14TimeChamps" in the not too distant future!

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fastmoving's picture

June 04, 2020 at 04:49 pm

Its clear that everyone has to kneel now. There is no other option anymore and everyone knows it. Compared to the orange coward CK is a hero.
Great to see all the athletes speaking up, even the hockey players. Read nearly 50 great post about anti rasism. This could be a turning point for our great country.
Just the Fox Viewers have no idea, like always.
Something big is coming.
And Rudedawg67 of course nobody fought for something America has become since the 4 years. Nobody.
And all of them feel a little bit guilt over the last 400 years, like we should, if we strong enough. Not like you with your complaining and and your fairy tails…..

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June 04, 2020 at 04:59 pm

I dont want to say something about your stuff, but Im sure its part of the problem. Im proud of AR, more than ever and the other guys who all admit there is something wrong. We need a change and all off us know.
Like the hockey players post: no matter what race, religion or country. Different together pledge! This is was AMERICA is all about.

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June 04, 2020 at 09:11 pm

Sounds like you’re part of the problem not the solution with your narrowmindedness. Never did I say there wasn’t a problem with the cause but with the venue was being presented. If you want to handover and divide America to your children and your grandchildren you are much man Hondo. This may have been a sports article but athletes do you have a platform that the regular person doesn’t and their actions can affect people positively or negatively.

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June 05, 2020 at 02:07 am

You can tell some people are liberal when they envoke Fox News. They are used to being told what to think and not how to think.

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June 05, 2020 at 12:55 pm

And Fox News doesn't do that?
That's frickin hilarious!!

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June 05, 2020 at 01:14 pm

Yeah because CNN and MSNBC hold opposing viewpoints all the time. This wasn’t supposed to be about news organizations or what your stupefied by watching.

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June 05, 2020 at 01:14 pm

Yeah because CNN and MSNBC hold opposing viewpoints all the time. This wasn’t supposed to be about news organizations or what your stupefied by watching.

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June 05, 2020 at 08:25 pm

And just like a bunch of dumbass sheep led to slaughter, you and every other idiot that for 3 and a half years believed the crap about Russia collusion. Fox viewership ratings didn't drop by half after your only hope Mueller report came out. But, I suppose after getting made to look like fools everyday after awhile you just get used to it.

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June 05, 2020 at 08:23 pm

I can't disagree with your points. And I am proud of people like you, and was raised by the great generation. But I understand after 5 decades,the level of frustration and need for desperate means. For the unpriviliged, not the celebrities, it is a cry for help. I'm white and grew up in the inner city during the 60s ,has anything really improved if your black in this country. We need to now face that.

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June 04, 2020 at 01:52 pm

MVS & EQ, two receivers with loads of potential coming into year 3.

I must admit I was ready to throw Adams out after year two, he sure looked like a waisted pick, boy was I wrong!

The Packers are a draft and develop team for the most part and they must put their faith in their scouting acumen and as the saying goes “trust the process “.
MVS and EQ have the size and speed to keep defenders honest, it isn’t always about stats, it’s about the threat.

I give them credit for cutting bait with J’mon Moore, they could see they made a mistake and they cut bait quickly when they realized you just can’t fix someone with bricks for hands, no matter how talented.

I also give them credit for not bowing to fan and media pressure with the draft. It would have been very easy to draft a mediocre WR in the 3rd round to shut everyone up, but they stuck with their board and got the guy they think fits the system in Degura.

They have a true #1 in Adams, a stud RB in Jones, a top Left tackle a great QB and hopefully a budding star at TE in Sternberger. There is plenty of talent on Offense.

MVS and EQ will make their share of big plays this year, they need to be threats downfield and that will open up the offense.

This is year two in MLF’s offense, trust the process.

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June 04, 2020 at 02:33 pm

Well said, nostradanus. I hope that one of these two will back up our faith in the process and the system and have a breakout year. Thanks as always for commenting.

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June 04, 2020 at 02:59 pm

Thank you Gil

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June 04, 2020 at 03:34 pm

J’mom also had mental/attention lapses that never seemed to be corrected. MVS and ES learned and adjusted, tho still works in progress. Good points, Nostradanus.

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June 04, 2020 at 03:56 pm

Hopefully they can keep learning and making progress this coming season. Thanks for the comment, packerbackerjim.

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June 05, 2020 at 06:26 am

Thanks Jim

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June 05, 2020 at 07:03 am

The difference between Davontae and MVS/EQ is that Davontae was one of the top WR in college football in his final collegiate season and the other two were not close to that. That said, WR commonly blossom late, meaning year 3 ala Jordy. So this is year 3 for MVS and we shall see. Another dud season & he is out of football for good. EQ is a different story again because he lost most of his 2nd year so he is kind of a 2nd year guy this year. Both have flashed in the past so both have a chance to move up yet. But Lazard is the guy to watch if you ask me. He made the jump last year and this year he could become the full sized version of himself. Funchess may surprise us too - sort of a Shannon Sharpe type - very physical intermediate range target.

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GilMartin's picture

June 05, 2020 at 01:31 pm

The other WRs behind Adams definitely have potential and you're right about year 3 for WRs. We'll see who, if any, of this group steps forward. Would love to see Lazard continue to develop, the guy looked good late in the season. Thanks for commenting, Archie.

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gkarl's picture

June 04, 2020 at 02:14 pm

Is it time for MVS and EQ. I hope so, if not them somebody please. We need more dependability and production from the 2-5 WR's this year. Beyond Adams though there isn't a player I would call a proven NFL caliber WR. Let's hope for the best, the potential is there, the guys just need to find it.

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GilMartin's picture

June 04, 2020 at 02:34 pm

Nobody else has established themselves yet but there is certainly potential. Let's hope some of it gets realized this season. Thanks for commenting, gkarl, always good to hear from you.

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ricky's picture

June 04, 2020 at 04:57 pm

How about an article looking into why the Packers paid some of their UDFA's considerably higher signing bonuses? And are these guys worth it?

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GilMartin's picture

June 04, 2020 at 05:22 pm

Thanks for the comment, Ricky. I am thinking the players with the higher signing bonuses are guys multiple teams were interested in and the Packers needed to offer them more to secure their services.

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Bear's picture

June 04, 2020 at 05:03 pm

Gil, enjoy your articles. Any chance of writing about players on the backend of the roster....players that may have developed ie: Nijman, Ento, Hollman, Patrick, Ramsey, Roberts, Tim Williams, Conway.

Just thought it might be refreshing to get your insights on these players since they are also on the roster.

Thanks.

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GilMartin's picture

June 04, 2020 at 05:19 pm

Thanks Bear. I like the idea. Keep your eyes open in the next week or so.

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Archie's picture

June 05, 2020 at 07:05 am

Big Q re: EQ - is he all the way back physically from his injury? Reporters avoiding that Q. I read one article saying he was working out to beat the band but that was about it.

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June 05, 2020 at 10:48 am

Two third-rate busts IMO

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GilMartin's picture

June 05, 2020 at 01:32 pm

It's possible. Remember they were both Day 3 picks in the 5th and 6th round, so most of them aren't expected to become elite players and certainly not right away. We'll see what happens. Thanks for commenting, SwedeBayPacker.

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