Packers rookie wideouts hoping to prove themselves

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In case they didn’t know, Packers wide receiver Davante Adams got the three rookie wideouts on the roster together before practice to set the expectations.

With Adams on the injury report and not practicing yesterday with a calf injury, and Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion) on the mend as well, the Packers might be down to three rookies Sunday at Detroit. So fourth-rounder J'Mon Moore, fifth-rounder Marquez Valdes-Scantling and sixth-rounder Equanimeous St. Brown have to be ready.

“We’ve got two starters down right now and we don’t know the timeline of their return, so they’re counting on us to go out there and not have any fall-off from what they were doing to what we’ve got to do,” Valdes-Scantling said of Adams’ message, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

That’s a weighty responsibility, because none of them have very much experience.

Valdes-Scantling has the most of the group, with 74 offensive snaps this year, and 54 of them coming last week against the Bills with Cobb inactive. He also has two catches, the only ones from this year’s draft class. Moore played his only 11 snaps of the season against the Bills. St. Brown hasn’t taken a snap on offense this season.

The group took a tongue-lashing from Rodgers in training camp, but time has passed. Also, he might not have any choice but work with them this week.

“I think we’ve grown a lot,” Valdes-Scantling said. “We’re still learning. We’re still growing, but from that day to now, there’s been a lot of progress made, a lot of plays have been made, a lot of trust has been earned. I think that’s something we had to do over time.”

Their time is now.

17 responses to “Packers rookie wideouts hoping to prove themselves

  1. 2-1-1>1-2-1 Vikings got destroyed by the Boofalo Bills😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Green Bay Packers: Better football, for better PEOPLE👍👍👍

  2. We don’t know who will be active Sunday yet, but as WR coach David Raid said yesterday “This is all part of the growth process. Even if they don’t play in the game, them taking the first team reps and getting that time with Aaron this week in practice makes us better long term”

    Geronimo broke out in Oct. 2016 vs. Atlanta in a game when a lot of starters were out and he got his shot.

  3. Typo correction:

    *WR Coach David Raih

    Didn’t want my typo to look like a diss to a coach who rarely gets mentioned.

  4. Equanimeous St. Brown: Great name, better learn to catch. If not the 12 whine will flow like lava into the sea.

  5. Last night, Tom Brady threw a TD to the 71st different receiver he’s thrown one to during his career. I don’t know if Brady “trusts” them, got to “know them” or if they are “blood brothers”, but he does know how to complete passes to a receiver that he hasn’t had to move in with.
    Maybe Rodgers ought to just do his job and throw the ball to whomever the coaches put out there and let the receivers worry about catching the thing.

  6. “Jody would be a nice guy to have about now. #dopes”
    _________________

    Nice self-descriptive hashtag. Who is “Jody”?

  7. LOL, the Vikings’ implosion has already commenced and it’s not even at the halfway point of the season. Almost as great as when Kavanaugh gets nominated. So glorious.

  8. Looking like Green Bay could be last place in the North after Sunday…even if not, they will end up 3rd or 4th after 16 contests…#NOPACKNO lol

  9. Alan Light says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:31 am
    Looking like Green Bay could be last place in the North after Sunday…even if not, they will end up 3rd or 4th after 16 contests…#NOPACKNO lol

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    It’s impossible for the Packers to be in last place after Sunday, but we don’t expect much from you trolls.

  10. Maybe they should practice in the off season to avoid losing two starting receivers in the regular season. And practice throwing to the rookies during pre season to build a little confidence. But no! They are smarter than your average fan!

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