Packers Hope Young Receivers Are Ready for the Big Stage

08 October, 2018, 19:25 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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Following a 22-0 victory over Buffalo last week, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers called the offense "terrible" and was critical of the plan spearheaded by coach Mike McCarthy.

That's one way to put it.

The receivers who potentially could be in the lineup on Sunday have a combined two catches for 41 yards and zero touchdowns. A replay review failed to provide enough evidence to overturn it; the Packers thought it grazed a Lions player first. "When you step in, there's an expectation you're going to make the plays.' So, we've got to keep improving in practice". Green Bay's depth may be tested this weekend as one or more of the team's three rookie draft choices may be pressed into major roles for the first time in their young National Football League careers.

"They're getting better", Rodgers said. Valdes-Scantling finished the day with seven catches for 68 yards and a touchdown, and nearly had a second score while extending for the goal line in the fourth quarter. "But I told those guys before Week 1, 'You're all going to get an opportunity at some point".

A second-round pick by the Patriots in 2016, he was released at the end of training camp and signed by the Baltimore Ravens as a practice squad player. Brown - as his top three options during Thursday's session. He's now the WR47 in numberFire's season-long fantasy rankings.

Cook injured his hamstring in overtime against Green Bay on September 16. If I can play, I'm always going to err on the side of playing. The offense was there, despite missing two of the top three receivers.

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Crosby said he had an "excellent" pregame warm-up and that the operation on his field goal attempts "felt good", but that he "just couldn't find the lines today". And, this is, I look back, I'm thinking in my childhood, you know high school, this is definitely a lot worse.

Enter Mason Crosby, who became the first kicker to miss at least five kicks in a single game since 2001.

Rodgers was adamant in defending his teammate of 12 seasons after the game. He had limited participation last week but full this week.

Even previous year, when the Packers looked to be circling the drain, there was hope that Rodgers would come back from IR and save the season.

Following Crosby's final miss, a 56-yarder that would've cut a 24-point halftime deficit to eight points with just under four minutes remaining, the FOX broadcast showed him being consoled by Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, his longest-tenured teammate.

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