Cory's Corner: Davante Adams Is The Best In The Game

Consistency is his middle name. 

Davante Adams is the best receiver in football. 

Everyone in the entire country knew that he was going to be the main focal point for Aaron Rodgers and he still shredded double teams and bracket coverage as Green Bay beat San Francisco 34-17 on Thursday night.

"We hit him with a lot of different things tonight," said Aaron Rodgers, who threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns. "Hit him on the first possession with a go ball that he made a nice adjustment on. On the last possession we were in on inside go route. He's so talented, he can do it all, handles himself the right way. Just a joy to play with. A special guy."

The reason Adams is the best receiver in the league is because the Packers put a lot of expectations on his 6-foot-1, 215-pound frame. In 2018, Adams caught 28 percent of the team's receptions, 23 percent last year and he's at 28 percent this year. DeAndre Hopkins has 33 percent of his team's receptions this season, but the Cardinals also have Larry Fitzgerald on the other side. The Packers haven't had a legitimate No. 2 wideout since Randall Cobb caught 66 balls in 2017. 

Adams has registered double digit targets in five of the six games he has played this season. The reason that's amazing is because Adams is the receiving heartbeat for this team. Yes, Marquez Valdes-Scantling  has had flashes and so has Jace Sternberger and Robert Tonyan. But Adams continues to be consistent — even when everyone knows he's going to get the ball. 

I realize that the 49ers were playing their junior reserve team, but Adams was 3-for-4 on third down on Thursday. Adams is playing the role of the best receiver on the team and Rodgers' security blanket all while being blanketed by opposing secondaries. 

The thing that I really like about Adams is the stuff that people don't usually see. His route running isn't just good, it's superb. He slices and dices cornerbacks with exact movements and he doesn't cheat himself or the route. When I watch other receivers, I see routes being flattened or routes being given up on when the receiver knows that the defender has won. Adams never stops fighting and that's the reason why Rodgers trusts him in the biggest spots. Another thing that really separates Adams is his boundary awareness. He knows exactly where the white line is at all times and he also knows how to contort his body in order to get two feet in bounds. 

Adams is the best receiver because deep down he knows it too. 

"At the end of the day, I'll tell you yes, absolutely," Adams said, who notched his third 150-yard receiving game this season. "I think I'm the best receiver in the game, but there's a lot of things that go into me being able to make that statement." According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Adams is the first player with at least 600 receiving yards and eight touchdowns through the first six games played since Randy Moss in 2007. That's strong company. 

Adams is the best receiver in the game because he goes above and beyond what is asked — consistently. 

 

 

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Cory Jennerjohn is a graduate from UW-Oshkosh and has been in sports media for over 15 years. He was a co-host on "Clubhouse Live" and has also done various radio and TV work as well. He has written for newspapers, magazines and websites. He currently is a columnist for CHTV and also does various podcasts. He recently earned his Masters degree from the University of Iowa. He can be found on Twitter: @Coryjennerjohn

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porupack's picture

November 07, 2020 at 06:40 am

>>Adams is the first player with at least 600 receiving yards and eight touchdowns through the first six games played since Randy Moss in 2007.<<

And he accomplished that in 4 games due to sitting 2, if I get your point (unless you meant first 6 games that the player played).

You make good point. There are a lot of good receivers and a number could be considered the best with various stats that could back angles to that claim. But in addition to the numbers you show (yards+TD), Adams is likely the best technician, not necessarily achieving his numbers from speed or extraordinary athleticism. Smart and detailed and confident. And possessing a capable personality that can handle the label of the best.... Only Fitzgerald is in the class of Adams.

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SpikeHyzer's picture

November 07, 2020 at 09:28 am

It is through the first 6 games played, and as NFL.com pointed out, he's the ONLY player in the entire history of the league to have 600 yards, 8 TDs and over 50 catches through the first 6 games played (Moss had fewer catches when he achieved those yardage and TD amounts in 2007 through his first 6 games played).

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Guam's picture

November 07, 2020 at 07:50 am

I don't get too wrapped up in rating which player is the best; I am just glad the Packers have Davante Adams!

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Jackwagon's picture

November 07, 2020 at 08:01 am

MVS: I noticed a few things watching replays. Seems to me MVS struggles with lasers and bullets. He needs a lofted ball so that he can slow down and adjust. His long TD catch was so natural. He didn't fight it. Never saw him catch a ball with no effort or worry. DA: Thing I saw with him on the left sideline double move is that he turned his head back for the ball immediately. Because he knows Rodgers is going to throw it. Most receivers get disinterested when they are busting their tails to get open but never get targeted. If Rodgers would just spread it around like a point guard to keep everyone involved ( just a little ) - the receivers would run better routes and have better concentration.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

November 07, 2020 at 08:09 am

That's a horse and cart argument. When MVS was open on 3rd down Rodgers put the ball RIGHT ON HIS HANDS amd MVS dropped it. In the end zone Rodgers threw a bullet and MVS slid and caught it. Sternberger amd MVS have had similar drops when they're turning to run before securing the ball. Sternberger has improved in that area and has a lot less experience than MVS.

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SpikeHyzer's picture

November 07, 2020 at 09:16 am

The advanced stat sites still had one of the targets on Rodgers and MVS was 2/3 in adjusted performance.
Which would still put him in the top 100 for catch percentage (and EXACTLY tie the numbers put up by Davante and Lazard last year).

A high catch percentage is meaningless, because targets on the official sites do not remove the bad throws, throw aways or other plays that were more on the QB or O Line.

MVS isn't as bad as he appears. In fact, the advanced stats say he's actually very, very good.

The average catch percent on throws up to 10 yards is 80% and MVS almost never sees those targets. The average catch percentage on long balls is 20% of MVS was 1/1 or 100% on those targets yesterday.

The way the NFL presents these stats needs to change because they are deceiving.

Sternberger may have a little less than half the games played as MVS, but MVS played a lot of games last year with low or no snap counts and was used as a decoy more than a target. Sure, Jace has gotten over the 2 bad drops early in the season and I don't think he's had one since, but the ONLY reason everyone is so mad over this one meaningless drop is that it was the only target in the 10 yard range and should have been an 80% catch.

There was a LB coming fast and MVS heard footsteps (and probably at that point hadn't yet turned to see the sticks; if his awareness of space had been better, he would have realized he had the 1st down and simply caught the ball and fell forward, instead of looking up field early to see if he could reach the sticks, or more likely try to turn it into a big play).

And hearing footsteps and looking up field was the reason for both he and Jace having drops early in the season.

It's a small technique issue that can be easily fixed. He was a project when we drafted him, but I would bet this game marks his turning point and he'll be as reliable as Cobb going forward.

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Jared's picture

November 07, 2020 at 09:40 pm

Max Magee told Jim Irwin that “if you touch the ball then you catch it”!!

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SpikeHyzer's picture

November 07, 2020 at 09:25 am

Actually, the long TD catch was the height of bad mechanics.
A WR who has beaten his defender by 5 yards and is running in stride for a perfect ball should NEVER turn his entire body around (even if the mechanics of the catch were good, as he plucked the ball out of the air with both hands and didn't attempt a body catch). Twisting the body like that when it isn't needed (see: Davante last week for when it is needed) is a recipe for injury and drops. He needed to catch that one in stride, like a normal human being.

The drop yesterday was IDENTICAL to the 4 drops in games 2 and 3. NONE were lasers. ALL were short passes with touch that were right on his hands. His concentration issues are his own and not at all related to Rodgers or spreading the ball around. When the ball comes your way, you catch it. SImple as that.

And, he's great on the laser throws, as indicated yesterday by the sliding TD catch.

You either know nothing about football or were watching a very different game than the rest of us.

And don't discount how often he's used as a decoy on rub routes to get others open.

He's not a star but still has a chance to get to that level of consistency. 5th round picks and later are projects, especially at the skill positions.

He's going to be fine and the advanced stats--the ones that take out the bad throws by QBs--say that he's above league average (especially since he catches a MUCH higher percentage of long balls than the league average of 20%). It's the 80% catches he needs to be better on, as his concentration issues are solely when he hears footsteps on touch passes under 10 yards. Virtually all of his drops have come in those situations.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

November 07, 2020 at 03:55 pm

You must really like the sound of your own voice.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

November 08, 2020 at 05:16 am

On the TD pass MVS has so much separation that AR underthrew the ball by a considerable amount. If MVS tried to catch that in stride, he'd be no where near the ball. So, he turned around.

I don't see that as poor technique.

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SpikeHyzer's picture

November 10, 2020 at 09:34 am

It wasn't underthrown. He could have just slowed his speed in order to catch it properly.
I suspect it's a vision issue or something physical related to turning his head. THOSE are the catches he fails to make.

There was absolutely no need to turn around and nearly stop completely. Bad mechanics AND the possibility of the defender catching up and really smacking him and causing an incompletion or fumble.

We'll take the TD but it was actually ugly and poor mechanics.

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Jackwagon's picture

November 07, 2020 at 08:21 am

That Z strip sack looked like a cross between Butkus and Lawrence Taylor. Haven't seen a Packer do that forever.

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Jackwagon's picture

November 07, 2020 at 08:22 am

JS. I agree.

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Since&#039;61's picture

November 07, 2020 at 08:58 am

Adams is a great receiver no doubt. Part of his excellence comes with Aaron Rodgers throwing him perfect passes in a place that only Adams can reach.
Having said that Adams also has great hands, runs great routes and gets off the LOS as well as any WR that I have ever seen. He can also move into the slot and be effective from there as well.

I no longer watch enough of other teams games to know if there is anyone out there as good as or better than Adams but I doubt it.

When Lazard comes back he will take some of the pressure off of Adams although Lazard is not quite a true #2. But combined with MVS who defenses now need to account for going deep could really open up the field for Adams and our TEs and RBs.

Our offense will score. The only question is how many points will the defense allow? Thanks, Since ‘61

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PeteK's picture

November 07, 2020 at 09:28 am

Sure looked like a very good #2 in his first 3 games plus excellent blocking . ( up vote from me, don't want you to think that I down voted you)

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Since&#039;61's picture

November 07, 2020 at 12:41 pm

No worries PeteK. I’m not in it for up or down votes. Just glad to have the opportunity to interact with fellow Packer fans. Would prefer if those who downvote would say why. We often learn more from those who disagree with us. than from those who do agree. Assuming we are willing to listen to the other side.

My only issue with Lazard as # 2 is that I would prefer if had more speed. Other than that he has done a nice job while he’s been healthy. In this offense he may be all that we need.
Thanks, Since ‘61

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Minniman's picture

November 07, 2020 at 02:50 pm

2 slightly related points:

1) everyone seems to have forgotten about Devin Funchess, who was meant to fill a role in that 2/3/4 receiver space.

2) I do see your point since 61’ that it would be great if Lazard had a yard or 2 extra pace. The next best option in my opinion is that he’s catching and securing those balls. For me, I’ll take ‘slice and dice’ over the ‘3rd and long or punt’ of the last couple of years.

I think that the trio of Adams, Lazard and MVS actually compliment each other’s strengths - as well as the Packers defence - by keeping the time of possession in the Packers favor. If anything, I think that the Packers are missing that Shifty, savvy vet who knows how to scramble to get open when Rodgers gets flushed out of the pocket.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

November 08, 2020 at 05:23 am

I agree with Since '61. I'd remind you that GMo looked pretty good (like a #2?) for a few games one year, but then showed he isn't good.

Allison signed with Detroit but opted out of the 2020 season. So I suppose he still has a chance to show he belongs in the NFL.

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Lphill's picture

November 07, 2020 at 08:55 am

He may be the best or one of the best but thank God he is not a show boat diva like many other receivers or a head case ,

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CheesyTex's picture

November 07, 2020 at 09:23 am

Right on. And, he's TOUGH. Some of the shots he's taken (a nasty head shot a few years ago from Bears LB Trevathan comes to mind) would give many if not most a permanent case of the yips. IMO Adams' toughness is as good as it can get, and is yet another reason to give him some love.

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Thegravedigger's picture

November 07, 2020 at 11:54 am

And dudes are constantly trying to take him out. Idk if its cus hes shifty and frustrating to play against or cus hes smaller and defenders wanna brrake him. I notice this with jones too. Guys really go after him. Lotta piling on. Not just the niner game. But in previous weeks. Thats why that josh jackson call infuriated me. The niners were layin shots on jones all game. But josh Jackson body slams a guy. How the fuck do u call that? The game was 31 3 and its probably the angriest ive been since watching the refs review pass interference for a half hour for no reason last year. But i digress. But seriously was i the only guy enraged by that call?

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Tundraboy's picture

November 07, 2020 at 10:02 pm

Which is why I think he is the best. Either way I want him on my team. Just wish we had another as good as him. Maybe we do in the making.

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SpikeHyzer's picture

November 07, 2020 at 09:05 am

Yawn.
This is why Cory is a complete and utter bore and should never once have found work in journalism, much less sports journalism, over the last 15 years.

I can't imagine how any accredited university in the world would give Captain Obvious a Masters (that has to be a joke). He's possibly the worst sports writer and is easily the most lame sports thinker on the planet.

His stuff is just so bad and deserves the low amount of likes and comments.

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mrtundra's picture

November 07, 2020 at 09:07 am

Take a hike, Spike!

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jannes bjornson's picture

November 07, 2020 at 05:25 pm

Dash is back

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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

November 07, 2020 at 09:32 am

I’m enjoying my coffee and a fun post from Cory that takes my mind off of the unnecessary meanness and hatred in the world and then this. I’ll never understand the thought process of someone who would actually expend the energy to write something so mean-spirited about another (and unprovoked). But I am filled with grace on this Packer-victory week so I’ll chose to believe that Spike is probably a decent guy having a bad morning and not the miserable dick he appears from one poor choice of a post.

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Leatherhead's picture

November 07, 2020 at 10:40 am

It seems as though you might save time and actually be happier if you didn't read Cory's stuff. Just ignore stuff you don't like if you can.

I like some of his stuff. Freedom of choice, right?

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Thegravedigger's picture

November 07, 2020 at 12:03 pm

Hey spike. Fuck off. "Easily the most lame sports thinker"?? Thats your big insult? Your gonna rip into corey for no reason? And thats all u got? "Easily the most lame sports thinker?" Thats some deep shit spike. Whered u get your masters? I wanna hear more of your witty insights. Cus its truly inspiring stuff. Lets have a "jackass spikes corner" cus thats what i wanna read about. Hey nagler why dont u get spikes info so he can have his own corner.

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egbertsouse's picture

November 07, 2020 at 05:10 pm

Hey man, lay off the UW-Oshkosh grad! I went there for a year before I got drafted. I liked Oshkosh a lot better than Vietnam.

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CoryJennerjohn's picture

November 08, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Thanks a lot for your service egbertsouse.

Once a Titan, always a Titan.

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mrtundra's picture

November 07, 2020 at 09:06 am

It must be nice to have the best WR in the game, the best RB in the game, as well as, the best QB in the game!

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PeteK's picture

November 07, 2020 at 09:33 am

Jones is definitely top 3, and we found him in the fifth round.

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Archie's picture

November 07, 2020 at 11:20 am

Best QB ....check
Best WR ....check
Best LT ....Check
Best RB .....well, one of the best.

So you make a great point, we have a helluva offense.

Problem is our defense. Going into this season I thought we had turned the corner but now I don't believe so. Both S are disappointing. Both OLB are disappointing. For whatever reason, Kenny Clark has little impact (maybe the double teams). The rest of the DL are JAGS. Jaire is great and really like Kamal Martin but after that, nobody is having a big impact. Time to change DC and see if it is players, coaches or both.

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Jared's picture

November 07, 2020 at 09:47 pm

You forgot to mention that we also get extra points for the defense by drafting Love @ #26 in the draft.

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Johnblood27's picture

November 08, 2020 at 10:30 am

Best (highest rated) Center in the game as well. Linsley

One of the best OG in the game as well. Jenkins

Quite a lineup.

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Lphill's picture

November 07, 2020 at 12:05 pm

Imagine having the best inside linebacker too!

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TarynsEyes's picture

November 07, 2020 at 10:27 am

I can appreciate how awesome Adams is as like Aaron Jones and of course, Aaron Rodgers. However, unless these personal performances amount to what becomes known as the best team, Super Bowl winner, their individual stats become mere fodder for the beginning of next seasons reaffirmation to blind optimism with fans hoping the issues that have plagued, not bewildered, this team is addressed properly, and not with back-porch furniture that looks good in a picture taken from a distance for the intentional purpose of disguise.

There is no denying the work players put in to acquire these stats, and the same goes for the FO failing to correct obvious issues that make these personal achievements take a backseat to the louder moans of not seeing them in the final game.

Statistics will never replace the Trophy.

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Thegravedigger's picture

November 07, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Davantes td and 3rd down stats lead us closer to victory. Davantes stats against seattle along with rodgers got gb to the nfc championship. The problem is davante cant play defensive end and aaron jones cant play middle linebacker.

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TarynsEyes's picture

November 07, 2020 at 12:56 pm

So, while you attempt to counter what I said about the individual stats/achievements, and failed, you have justified what I said in its entirety.

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Thegravedigger's picture

November 07, 2020 at 03:02 pm

Yeah. I suppose i basically said the same shit that you did. In simpler terms. Shit sucks. Watchin these guys on offense kick ass when i honestly know deep down its most likely not gonna amount to a trophy. Even against shit ass minnesota. Davante gets 3 tds. Packers lose. Green and gold colored glasses. Blinding sometimes.

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PearlyBakerBest's picture

November 07, 2020 at 02:10 pm

Don't you get tired of saying the same thing over and over and over?

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TarynsEyes's picture

November 07, 2020 at 02:21 pm

Do you?

Do I complain about others saying the same thing over and over?

I'm as vigilante in my opinion as the others here with theirs.

If GB wins the SB, I promise to never say another anti-optimistic word again, if they don't, you promise to accept every thing I say as true by attaching such to my every comment.

If you don't want to accept this challenge, then we know who has a stronger belief in their opinions and knowledge.

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PearlyBakerBest's picture

November 07, 2020 at 03:02 pm

Didn't say you are wrong or not vigilant, just that it's the only thing you ever say.

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TarynsEyes's picture

November 07, 2020 at 03:22 pm

So, I'm not wrong or not vigilant, then that would imply you just go with the flow of the majority speak, even though that is as repetitious as my offerings, and not saying they are not wrong or not vigilant. It now appears to simply be personal. Have I offended you somehow in the past, though unlikely, as I never cast the first stone especially for no reason?

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PearlyBakerBest's picture

November 07, 2020 at 03:55 pm

Not offended and not personal. You have cast your opinion that the Packers have no chance to the point that people can write your posts for you. Lesser teams have won, but for some reason this team is absolutely incapable. I asked a simple question which you answered. A vigilant opinion. Seems kind of lame but OK. The rest is just deflection.

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TarynsEyes's picture

November 07, 2020 at 04:34 pm

Happy to learn that it isn't a personal issue.

I don't say the Packers can't win, I'm saying based on recent history over the last 9 years, the odds of them over coming the issues that have plagued them with little to no effort of genuine attempts to correct, the odds are against them and favor an often repeated result.

As to people can write my comments for me because of repetition, the same goes for nearly all others here, or do you deliberately ignore their glowing neon sign attached to them signaling 'Repeat... Repeat' which is exactly what this team has been enduring by conscious endeavor and the only achievement of consistency.

Glad to have cleared it up for you.
: )

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PearlyBakerBest's picture

November 07, 2020 at 07:04 pm

Not that you owe anyone an explanation but I’m not buying it. You’re too smart for the “But everyone else is doing it” argument which often leads to, among other places, the golf course.

I will say I do enjoy your posts of game and player analysis. Just wish there were more of them.

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PearlyBakerBest's picture

November 07, 2020 at 04:13 pm

Just seems like you have a lot more to offer than “blind optimist” and “to hell with the front office.”

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TarynsEyes's picture

November 07, 2020 at 05:10 pm

I have never said " to hell with the front office". I have often said they're not doing what needs to be done in regard to the issues of the Packers team in regard to players and staff.

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HighPlainsDrifter's picture

November 08, 2020 at 06:23 am

Agree with Pearly that anyone could write your comments. We all know what you are going to say, every single time.

Disagree with Pearly saying that you are smart. To the contrary, you are the typical uneducated deplorable. How does it feel to have your hate filled agenda relegated to the trash heap of history?

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Leatherhead's picture

November 07, 2020 at 10:46 am

Rodgers-to-Adams is one of of the all-time great throw and catch combos in NFL history. Manning to Harrison. Brady to Gronk. Montana to Rice. The defense has to stop it and if they can't, they aren't going to win. You can tell your kids about it someday how good these guys were.

We spend a bunch of money for that combo and the guys that give it time to happen. When it works, we can stay on the field with anyone.

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Thegravedigger's picture

November 07, 2020 at 12:08 pm

The best part about it is that its so automatic that its become gbs new short yardage play.

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Archie's picture

November 07, 2020 at 11:29 am

I would agree DA is the most COMPLETE WR in football but his lack of great speed & size make it difficult to say he is the best. The guy in SEA, DK Metcalf, may be the best. But I am very happy DA is our WR1. Like somebody said, he' no DIVA either.

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CAG123's picture

November 07, 2020 at 12:03 pm

Lol what? Size doesn’t make you the best see when your speed starts to decrease because of age and your body starts to breakdown because of all that mass (Megatron/Julio) you can always rely on technique and that’s something Adams and Hopkins can bank on in the end neither are the biggest or fastest but they’re both tacticians when it comes to running routes and getting off the LOS.

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Thegravedigger's picture

November 07, 2020 at 12:13 pm

Imagine tho if gb drafted dk. Everybody always talks about skipping on tj watt. Imagine dk and davante? Coulda had him. TWICE. I dont like to play that game. But damn wasnt it obvious?? If only geronimo hadnt played 2 good games before getting hurt in 2018. Cus thats why they left dk on the board, imo. Thanks gmo.

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13TimeChamps's picture

November 07, 2020 at 01:46 pm

I'm pretty sure Jerry Rice was never the biggest or fastest either. Ended up with a pretty nice, long career.

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PhantomII's picture

November 07, 2020 at 11:09 pm

DK...um, no. DA may not be the fastest but he is super quick and shifty, athletic and smart. DK is tall and fast and stiff. Most of his work is straight-line speed work as it should be. That is his game. Seattle is a well run Organization with a GM I wish we had. Good coaching also. They have used their guy to his strengths. Davante is used all over the field because he is extremely versatile and excels at everything.

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stockholder's picture

November 07, 2020 at 11:31 am

I really am surprised just how good Adams is now. There is No Doubt we've seen Adams become one of the best. The route running is superb. I'm not sure I can compare him to anybody. He's making things Look to easy. His impact; gives this offense a number 1 threat. Something I never expected. I just can't find Fault with anything Adams does or says. Hopefully he will continue to shine for the packers, for a long, long, time.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

November 08, 2020 at 05:38 am

Yup.

There was no reason when he was drafted for fans to believe that Adams would become the best route-runner in the NFL. That's something his position coach and the other coaches have to determine: a players desire to be the best, willingness to work to become the best and to accept coaching, and to remain the best even after getting paid. And to have good character and be a good teammate.

Those same considerations have to determined by the coaches and FO when they decide whether to re-sign Montravius Adams. M. Adams has flashed and is currently rated the 16th best DL against the run. I always liked his talent but worried that he's a headcase. Is the light coming on or is this a drive for a 2nd contract? IDK because one has to know the player personally.

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Thegravedigger's picture

November 07, 2020 at 12:17 pm

Davante on short yardage. Maybe better than jordy. Arodg to davante on the out route is maybe better than arodg to jordy on the back shoulder? Its damn close. Get lazard back and the offense will be cookin.

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November 07, 2020 at 12:22 pm

The thing that makes Adams the best, one of the best, or whatever "Label" you want to put on him is FIRST and FOREMOST are his feet. There's NOBODY in the NFL that can cover Davante Adams one on one of the line. He has the quickest feet of a WR that big I've seen in a long, long time and I'm OLD!

There's a shit ton of guys who wanted Adams gone after 2015 when he struggled with drops. Never mind he was playing injured the whole season. He never made excuses and just said he needs to be better. Every offseason Adams works, works, and works some more with his personal trainer/coach and it shows. He's worked his ass of to be the best and deserves to be recognized as so.

I can only DREAM what might have been this year and next had Gutekunst drafted a WR and D-Lineman the first 2 rounds this year instead of a QB and RB. Lazard is awesome and hopefully comes back and picks up where he left off in the Saints game. It's just too bad our GM had such an eye on the future he pooped all over the present.

Sorry guys...I'm just DONE defending Gute and have been a good sport long enough for supporting him for that 2020 draft AND previous drafts too.

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stockholder's picture

November 07, 2020 at 07:07 pm

I'm just DONE defending Gute. The more the experts grade his drafts. The more the Truth Hurts. It's just too bad our GM had such an eye on the future he pooped all over the present.. Correct!! Insert = Aaron Rodgers. The Face of the the franchise. BG is no Ron Wolf. And when TT took over for Sherman. He knew what to draft. They said there was a disagreement at the TOP over Fuller. Maybe , just Maybe, TT finally put his 2 cents in. That BG has miscalculated his own players. And he has No crystal ball.

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Jared's picture

November 07, 2020 at 09:51 pm

Sad to admit that I’m one of the “shit ton of guys who” thought he should be gone after that 2015 season. I guess that show how good my “GM” skills are.

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PhantomII's picture

November 07, 2020 at 11:23 pm

Yep, I wanted Claypool and a DT or two in free agency. We would have been a lot stronger. Not sure that will ever be a reality with Pettine's not worried about the run game lunacy. I think he has to go before we can fix that. ML is too patient in that department. Good defenses shut down your best receiver or put 8 in the box and shut down the run game. You have to have another WR to take over if that happens, we do not have that guy at WR. We may be able to counter it if everyone was healthy WR/RB/TE group but that has not happened lately. Too bad Degura got hurt so soon. That guy has a lot of potential to help the Offense.

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SpikeHyzer's picture

November 10, 2020 at 09:37 am

That's why WRs tend to win Dancing with the Stars!

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Jonathan Spader's picture

November 07, 2020 at 03:57 pm

My biggest concern with Davante Adams when GB signed his massive contract extension was/is his extensive concussion history. Happy to see that it hasn't been an issue and he's worked his way to one of the best WRers in the NFL.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

November 08, 2020 at 05:42 am

Same boat, but I think I was a lot more outspoken about it. He signed the extension before he was even out of the concussion protocol and IIRC he had had two concussions within a few weeks of each other. I thought the structure should have had more protection for the Packers.

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Buckywunder's picture

November 07, 2020 at 02:34 pm

But DK Metcalf is the Flavor of the Year and being touted for All-Pro says everyone...

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fansince1959's picture

November 07, 2020 at 05:37 pm

it may be true but i wish he hadn't said it----Russell wilson said he was the best QB----let others say it----i will say, he has improved tremendously, especially after his 2nd yr

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fansince1959's picture

November 07, 2020 at 05:37 pm

it may be true but i wish he hadn't said it----Russell wilson said he was the best QB----let others say it----i will say, he has improved tremendously, especially after his 2nd yr

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PhantomII's picture

November 07, 2020 at 11:29 pm

Better to say the Lord has blessed him with an abundance of skills and abilities and he just feels blessed to be able to play the game at a very high level and take care of his young family he is again blessed to have.

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EdMorrow's picture

November 08, 2020 at 04:06 am

Nice one

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