Green Bay Packers Development of wide receivers crucial for 2016 and beyond
At times last season,Daryl Washington Jersey there wasn’t an offense in the National Football League as poor as the Green Bay Packers’. What was once a feared unit was now being bullied by cocky press coverages with defenses almost begging them to throw the football.
An anaemic passing game paired with an inconsistent rushing attack led to the Packers’ worst offensive display in years.C.J. Anderson Jersey No longer was the defense holding the team’s Super Bowl aspirations back, rather keeping them alive.
For the offense to regain its flair and swagger of 2014 this season,Darren McFadden Jersey it simply can’t pin the hopes onto a returning Jordy Nelson. Nelson’s torn ACL caught the Packers off guard last August, but relying on the soon-to-be 31-year-old wideout to return and single-handedly awake the unit from its malaise would be a mistake.Andre Williams Jersey
After all, football is a violent game, and Nelson is only one big hit or awkward landing away from being placed back on the sideline for any length of time.Julius Peppers Jersey The Packers need to be prepared with a wealth of talented pass catchers primed to fill in should Nelson get hurt again or hit a spell of bad form.
Davante Adams was the next man up when Nelson’s injury struck. While the news of his season-ender felt like a punch in the ribcage,Stephen Hill Jersey Packers fans felt their second-year wideout would help fill in the void. Yet Adams, who was returning from an encouraging rookie campaign,Jacoby Brissett Jersey failed to meet the bar set by Coach McCarthy when named the “Offseason MVP”.
Frequent drops, sloppy routes and an inability to shake off press coverage was tough viewing each Sunday,Thomas Rawls Jersey and with it came more aggressive defensive looks. Adams was hampered with injuries, too,DeAngelo Williams Jersey struggling early in the season with an ankle issue. Just when he seemed to turn a corner in the postseason, a sprained MCL wiped out the remainder of his campaign.Adam Jones Jersey
James Jones‘ sudden availability helped patch the hole somewhat early in the year, but his lack of speed and consistency meant it was game over once a premier cornerback got in his face.
Randall Cobb‘s season was frustrating in its entirety. Blanketed by double teams, Cobb was suffocated for room and failed to take advantage of his opportunitiesocated for room and failed to take advantage of his opportunities