I’ve been a bit surprised to see Adrian Peterson just flail out there in free agency. I know he’s had injuries and he struggled at the end of last year. But assuming he can get back into playing shape I think he’d be a potentially huge addition to the Packers if we could get a good deal for him. He could essentially mentor Ty Montgomery – maybe even playing as a back up to Montgomery. I know his salary (estimated at $4-$5/year) would be steep for him to be a 3rd down back but I think he’d be a huge threat to defenses lining up behind Rodgers. They could never leave a guy like him inaccounted for – even if he’s slowed down. He could pose major matchup issues. And I think pairing him with Rodgers might really be rejuvenating for him – he’s never really played with a decent QB.
Huh. I liked Jared Cook for sure and I’m sad to see him go if for no other reason than that he and Rodgers clearly established a great rapport late last year. But I have to say I’m super excited about the Packers picking up both Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks. Bennett is obviously good and as well as Cook played last year, should even be an upgrade over Cook. It’s clear to me that Rodgers went to Ted Thompson after the season and said something to the effect of “our offense was horrible until Cook got going – then everything turned out. He opened up the whole field. Either re-sign him or bring in another elite TE”. Bennett should be a difference maker. But signing Lance Kendricks could be a HUGE addition to this team. He has been under the radar playing for mostly crappy QBs since coming into the league. Many of us watched him at UW – he was a dominant TE in college and has all the tools to be dominant in the NFL too. But if he’s not THE main TE in an offense like ours, we could genuinely have a situation like the Patriots had before their incredible TE duo a few years ago was split up due to Hernandez’ ridiculous criminal behavior. I’m excited about these two signings.
Just don’t like that guy.
Really odd that Pats are not including him here.
Wow. What a great idea to line Julio Jones up in the backfield like that. that was super confusing and then when he motioned right half the D shifted in his direction leaving the entire left side of the field wide open. Just a brilliant play call right there.
This offense is positively explosive. I really think they have 2 RBs that could start on most teams – and then the best WR in the game. They should score and score quickly from here on out. Can Brady and Co keep up?
Odd play call for such a good team – that pitch to the slower moving Blount. That should have been a slant to Edelman.
Promising drive for Atlanta snuffed out. Seems like a defensive battle at the moment but I have a feeling we’ll see and offensive explosion shortly here.