Aaron Rodgers: I’d like to throw to Davante Adams more this season

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The Packers have a new head coach and a new offensive system, but a couple of key things about their offense have not changed this offseason.

Aaron Rodgers is still their quarterback and Davante Adams is still their top wide receiver. Adams had 169 passes thrown his way last season, which was good for second in the league behind Julio Jones but Rodgers revealed this week that it was not good enough for him.

“I’d like to throw to Davante more,” Rodgers said, via ESPN.com. “He’s that open. We’ve got to keep finding ways to get him the ball.”

Rodgers acknowledges the need for “complementary pieces” in the passing game with tight end Jimmy Graham and wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling noted as options for that role, but makes it clear that he plans to look to Adams more than anyone else once the season gets underway.

26 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: I’d like to throw to Davante Adams more this season

  1. I hope it is less as a Packer fan. Adams got his numbers largely because no one else was available to throw to. This is all just camp talk but I want to see the young kids step up.

  2. Remember when Coach Mike Tice announce to the world the “Randy ratio”? This sounds vaguely like that. That didn’t tip anybody off. I’m sure this won’t either.

  3. When they traded up I thought it was to go after one of those WRs still on the board.
    Adams is a great WR, but after him…
    The depth has to be a concern.

  4. “He’s that open. We’ve got to find ways to get him the ball”

    Well, you are the QB and you decide where to throw the ball, so…..

  5. Frazier28/7 says:
    June 6, 2019 at 10:57 am

    When they traded up I thought it was to go after one of those WRs still on the board.
    Adams is a great WR, but after him…
    The depth has to be a concern.


    WR Depth is not a concern to those who follow Green Bay. Allison was on pace for 64 catches for 950 yards and 6td’s. Scantling-Valdes and St. Brown proved themselves capable last season.

    I mean Rotoworld reports that Jordan Taylor is running as the Vikings 3rd wr. That dude is 27. He sat out last season after surgery to both hips. He has 351 yards receiving in his career. Depth at wideout isn’t something a Viking fan should question other teams about.

  6. packerlies

    After Adam’s, there is no depth. Allison “on pace” numbers are meaningless if he couldn’t get on the field.

    The Vikings have two viable receivers that actually were on the field. Yes, we are looking for a better option at the 3rd wideout position, but we’re not trying to find a #2.

  7. What’s the negative Rodgers connotation, contention, intention, conspiracy going to be this time?

  8. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 6, 2019 at 11:31 am
    Aaron Rodgers: I have to throw to Davante Adams more this season because all the other receivers on the roster are garbage

    Green Bay drafted 3 rookie receivers last season, so it’s a bit premature to judge any of them after only one season of work, even for a knowledgeable Barney such as yourself.
    Wide receivers are a tough position to judge early on, sometimes it takes two or three season to truly analyze talent. (Or in the case of Laquon Treadwell, four or five.)

    MVS had a decent rookie season despite being only the 4th option at receiver at times.
    His 38 catches for 581 yds., Avg:15.3 and 2 tds. was slightly better than Davante Adams’ rookie numbers and were definitely better than Adam Thielen’s first 2 seasons combined, so I’ll actually wait to see how he matures over the next couple of seasons before passing judgement.

    EQ had about what you’d expect for a rookie with very limited opportunities, 21 grabs for 328 yds and an Avg:15.6.

    J Moore had the most disturbing season of the three.
    As a 4th round pick he was expected to contribute right away, but early season leg injuries caused him to miss valuable camp time, and he became a healthy game day scratch for much of the season.

    With vets, Allison and Jake Kumerow, rounding out the group, I think we’ll be alright.

    I do find it telling that Brian Gutekunst never felt it necessary to target receivers in free agency or the draft this past offseason.
    They must feel quite comfortable overall with that position.
    We will soon see if that comfort is warranted.

  9. Viking fans are like Pavlov’s dog….drooling as soon as they see a new Packer story pop up. Such a predictable bunch.

  10. The Vikings are no stronger than the Packers at WR. It didn’t take long for teams to figure Thielen out. His second half of the season was less than pedestrian. To expect big results after paying way too much, the Vikings are evidently back to wishing, hoping, and praying.

  11. The Vikings don’t have a wr currently on their team that ever caught double digit touchdowns.

    Adams has done that three years running (even when Jordy had 14, in 2016).

  12. stellarperformance says:
    June 6, 2019 at 2:15 pm
    The Vikings are no stronger than the Packers at WR. It didn’t take long for teams to figure Thielen out.

    He had 1276 yards and 4 TDs in 2017, then increased to 1373 yds w/9 TDs. So your point is shot right there. Also Diggs is on a similar trajectory.

    2017 — 849 yd, 8 TD, 2018: 1021 yds, 9 TD. You are delusional if you think the Pack have an equal or better WR core

  13. I’m not saying the Vikings don’t have a decent receiving squad. They do. I’m just saying the Packers have a good one too, despite the limited-capacity opinions of your narrow-minded trolls, which evidently have affected the likes of you. The Packers had more yards with fewer passing attempts, and trail YAC only slightly.

    Keep in-mind, the Packers receiving game not only kept pace with the Vikings’, they didn’t have the benefit of the two best wide receivers anyone has ever seen ever in the whole wide world (chuckle.)

    The Packers second-year guys will step up, because Zimmer says so. Thielen dropped off the face of the earth in the last eight games. He was “figured out.”

  14. Then throw it to him and not into the ground
    When things break down you’ve got two options if no one’s open. Chance a tight throw or get rid of it. If Rodgers has a fault, it’s that he won’t take that chance as often anymore. Possibly too worried about his stats, yes, but I’ll take that over a bunch of turnovers.

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