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Jordy Nelson mindful of snap counts, but: “I’m ready for anything”

FILE - In this June 6, 2016, file photo, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson stretches during NFL football practice in Green Bay, Wis. Now that Nelson is back from a knee injury, quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a full supporting cast again in Green Bay. The Packers have the pieces to make another Super Bowl run.  (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, File) AP

Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is ready to return to the field.

How long he’s able to stay on it this week, even he doesn’t know.

After recovering from last preseason’s torn ACL, the Packers deep threat said things such as the weather in Jacksonville and the plays they run for him could determine how many snaps he gets in his comeback game.

I’m ready for anything,” Nelson said, via Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “There’s so much that goes into a game, the flow of a game, how it works, the plays that get called, the routes I end up running. There’s so much to it.

“If I end up for some reason getting three deep balls in a row, yeah I’m coming out. I’ll come out at the end of the year on that, too. Things happen throughout a game that, you know, I could run a bunch of short routes all the way down the field and never have a problem. It’s just going to be how the game flows.”

The Packers offense lacked flow last year without Nelson, and soreness in the non-ACL knee kept him off the field for most of this year’s training camp. He admitted that’s not an ideal situation, but the rapport he’s developed with quarterback Aaron Rodgers should make his acclimation an easier one, even if he doesn’t play every snap.

“We’re not going to put a number on it,” Nelson said. “We’ve discussed it. I think the situation of being in Jacksonville, we’ll play it by snap-by-snap to be honest with you. There’s a lot of things that could happen differently. But seeing how the possessions are taken, seeing what the weather is like, I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of guys are rotating to stay fresh.

“Going through camp and everything would have prepared me better. But that’s not the situation I’ve been put in. I was in the meetings, I was at practice, I ran routes, so I’m not — I don’t feel like I’m behind.”

The Packers kept seven wide receivers on their 53-man roster, and five of them figure to be active this week. So even if Nelson’s not out there every play, having him available could give their offense the juice it lacked last season.

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32 Responses to “Jordy Nelson mindful of snap counts, but: “I’m ready for anything””
  1. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Sep 7, 2016 8:48 AM

    Heck yes jordey! Just stay off the Ed Lacey exercise program haha. Time too get back too balding out MY GUY ROGERS!!! Go pack

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  2. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Sep 7, 2016 9:12 AM

    He, and the Packer offense in general, is going to BEAST this season.

  3. gophersnot says: Sep 7, 2016 9:17 AM

    Jordy’s “ready for anything?” Even the 8-8 season record? We’ll see.

    Lousy football for loudmouth people.

  4. immafubared says: Sep 7, 2016 9:40 AM

    Fans forget the guy missed 5 games the year before and several the year before that, thus he has been frail and injured for three seasons now. Expect little from him. Team has too much invested in his being on the field

  5. jags2daship says: Sep 7, 2016 9:54 AM

    Jaguars secondary is going to snap count his leg this Sunday. DUUUUVAAAALLL

  6. kfoyo808 says: Sep 7, 2016 10:09 AM

    92 degrees Sunday in Jax. Also assume that Jax secondary is gonna hit him off the line every time to make him work. I’d be surprised if he plays more than 30 snaps.

  7. lenthevikesfan says: Sep 7, 2016 10:11 AM

    I’m just glad he never used the term “mental reps”.

  8. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 7, 2016 10:14 AM

    Why worry, the NFL schedule dept, couldn’t have given the Packers an easier schedule. You would have thought that would have gone to DA Bears or Lions……
    Everybody chooses to ignore the 2nd half of last year.
    and the way the Packers stunk it up.

  9. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 7, 2016 10:26 AM

    I’m telling you. This team looks pretty unstoppable. #HeadedToHouston

  10. Uptown Vike Fan says: Sep 7, 2016 10:29 AM

    If Jordy can stay healthy, he’ll be a huge threat. We’ll see what happens, he’s not getting any younger that’s for sure.

  11. 49tinakane says: Sep 7, 2016 10:32 AM

    Im sure with him being out last year it was the only reason in the entire world that the packers ranked 24Th in total offense last year. Ask any packers fan an they tell you that, not Eddie lacy was overweight, not the other wr were terrible, not the offensive line wasn’t very good and not that Arodge had a case of checkdown Charlie all season…..

  12. duece5 says: Sep 7, 2016 10:35 AM

    So, you have a receiver on the wrong side of 30, has only had 1 complete season in the last 4 years, is coming off an ACL injury. That injury, unless your last name is PETERSON, is usually a 2 year injury.You are about 80% at year1 out.

    Now, he is on some sort of snap count.

    What is wrong with this picture?

    Would be shocked if he plays more than half the year.

    Past experience,age, and injury are not on his side.

    Good luck with that, pack fans.

  13. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Sep 7, 2016 10:35 AM

    Rumor is that our Packers have a new secret play for Jordy, the Back Pack. He’s going to hop on the back of one of our other Pack players who will run down field so Jordy has a chance to get open and make a catch.

    Other than that, he’ll just be a decoy. I can hardly wait.

  14. ariani1985 says: Sep 7, 2016 10:36 AM

    But, but , but we heard from all of the Packer trolls that he was the only reason turd Bay was a garbage football last year! Look at the bright side Jordy, you still get to raise that championship banner for beating the redskins last year!

  15. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 7, 2016 10:49 AM

    A guy on the wrong side of 30 with 2 bum knees is a deep threat. That’s a great compliment to a 300lb, slow, soft feature back.

  16. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Sep 7, 2016 10:49 AM

    Typical Vikings fans. SMH.

    Look guys – why don’t you just worry about your own fragile, overpriced and mediocre QB? With your awful OL, I’m sure nothing could go wrong.

    We (yes, as an owner, I say WE), are going to TRUCK you in week 2.

    Get ready.

  17. stellarperformance says: Sep 7, 2016 11:04 AM

    Wide Left.

  18. deltaoracle says: Sep 7, 2016 11:21 AM

    “Why worry, the NFL schedule dept, couldn’t have given the Packers an easier schedule.”

    Yeah, that’s right – have a team open with two games on the road and give them the earliest possible bye so that they have to finish with 13 straight weeks of play: That’s really handing them a cakewalk.

    And it’s good to see that all the Heidi trolls who were so upset that not every Packer fan cried for Teddy are now back in their usual cheapshot mode about Packer injuries. Great folks over there in Loon country.

  19. 49tinakane says: Sep 7, 2016 12:09 PM

    zerotrophiessince1961 says:
    Sep 7, 2016 10:49 AM

    Typical Vikings fans. SMH.

    Look guys – why don’t you just worry about your own fragile, overpriced and mediocre QB? With your awful OL, I’m sure nothing could go wrong.

    We (yes, as an owner, I say WE), are going to TRUCK you in week 2.

    Get ready.
    ——————————————————
    OWNER ^^^^^^^ that’s rich, a fool and his money, I think the only thing you own is a wallet or bank account that is 250.00 lighter

  20. puddinpouch says: Sep 7, 2016 12:19 PM

    With Sitton dismissed and Bulaga blowing his knee out again by Week 5, after a handsome contract extension, he better be. Like Rodgers winging 21 passes over Davante Adams’ head last season for three catches and 29 yards. Kickass gameplan, Ted. Let your newly. hired University of Oregon nutritionist allow Lacy to get in shape- of a blimp – and sign fast receivers who will never see the field. Matt Millen tried, and failed long ago.

  21. mnvikes1961 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:21 PM

    Actually Rodgers was the juice they lacked last season.

  22. skol4life says: Sep 7, 2016 12:43 PM

    He won’t be a factor for at least half a season, if at all

  23. hawkwind8 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:59 PM

    Is Packer fan ownership salable or transferable?
    If not, I have to agree with the lighter bank account/wallet comment above.

  24. Frazier28/7 says: Sep 7, 2016 1:29 PM

    lets hope so, green bay is nothing without its one man show throwing to jordy.

    Get ready packer fans! it all starts to fall apart this weekend in jacksonville! then its off to get exposed as the terrible and overrated team you are in week 2 on national television!

    0-2 is just around the corner! and you really, REALLY deserve it!

    I looked at the depth chart for the middle of the packers defense and could not stop laughing. poor mike daniels, has to play with a rookie, guion, jake ryan and zack martinez. you really must be drinking the packer coolaide if you think that defense can get you to a super bowl. Ha! Pack! Ha!

    7-9 at best this year. O-V-E-R-R-A-T-E-D

  25. pkrlvr says: Sep 7, 2016 1:50 PM

    Wow, no point in packer fans even posting on our stories anymore. It’s officially all MN trolls. Get it in now guys cause you know come week 2 you won’t be talking anymore.

  26. stellarperformance says: Sep 7, 2016 2:00 PM

    The Viking trolls are overcompensating. They fear the inevitable. How can they not? Look at the their history of failure. It’s unmatched by any other team. They know it. They feel it. They eat it.

  27. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Sep 7, 2016 2:17 PM

    easy there steller! Don’t let them get under you’re skin like that, it’s what they want. The green and gold stands for quiet confidence! GO PACK!!

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  28. xDocOpsx says: Sep 7, 2016 3:56 PM

    duece5 says:
    Sep 7, 2016 10:35 AM
    So, you have a receiver on the wrong side of 30, has only had 1 complete season in the last 4 years, is coming off an ACL injury. That injury, unless your last name is PETERSON, is usually a 2 year injury.You are about 80% at year1 out.

    Now, he is on some sort of snap count.

    What is wrong with this picture?

    Would be shocked if he plays more than half the year.

    Past experience,age, and injury are not on his side.

    Good luck with that, pack fans.

    ^^^^^^^^^^

    “Usually a 2 year injury”, When did we travel back in time to the 90s? ACL repairs are a lot more advanced than they used to be. There is talk that players might be able to return 6-8 months after the repair. Also Nelson started all 16 in 2013 and 2014.

  29. i10east says: Sep 7, 2016 7:00 PM

    Go Jags!

  30. 250dollarnflowner says: Sep 7, 2016 7:50 PM

    but the big question is…. can he catch a Hail Mary better than an onside kick!!??

  31. ariani1985 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:05 PM

    250dollarfakestockowners,

    To answer your question, no!

  32. h0metownzero says: Sep 8, 2016 2:17 PM

    There are so many national publications picking the Packer to win the Superbowl that Viking fans are panicking like Rick Spielman without a starting QB.

    It is so gratifying.

    Better football.

    For better people.

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