Matt LaFleur thinks Trevor Davis has “come a long way”

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has complimented wide receivers Jake Kumerow and Marquez Valdes-Scantling for their work in the offseason program, but he isn’t the only one handing out praise to wideouts in Green Bay.

Head coach Matt LaFleur had a positive reaction to what Trevor Davis did on the field this spring. The 2016 fifth-round pick had two stints on injured reserve last season and didn’t catch any passes in the two games he did play. That left him a bit under the radar, but he was able to catch LaFleur’s eye.

“A guy that may have been forgotten a little bit is Trevor Davis,” LaFleur said, via Madison.com. “He made a lot of great plays down the field. He has speed. That’s one thing I love about our group is our guys can run. Anytime you have a group of receivers who can run, you have a chance. I’ve been really impressed with him. I feel like he’s come a long way. The effort and the intensity level with which he practices has certainly improved.”

Rodgers said Davis make one play every day “that jumps out on the film” and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett credited the wideout with making “electric catches,” which wasn’t a regular part of Davis’s portfolio when healthy in his first two seasons.

Davis saw more action as a returner than a wideout in those years, but feels he’s gotten a “clean slate” from the new staff. With a lot of competition for snaps alongside Davante Adams, he’ll have to keep rolling come training camp for that to extend into the regular season.

25 responses to “Matt LaFleur thinks Trevor Davis has “come a long way”

  1. The fact is, if Davante Adams gets injured, Rodgers will have nobody to throw to.

  2. Now that everyone is not necessarily expected to win one on one battles every time with no help from offensive scheming, it’s likely that all the receivers will look better.

  3. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    June 20, 2019 at 4:50 pm
    The fact is, if Davante Adams gets injured, Rodgers will have nobody to throw to.

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    That might be true.

    What is equally true is that Thielen and Diggs don’t have a legit QB throwing them the ball.

    Oh, and I’m glad to see that you know how all the Packers receivers’ careers will play out. 3 rookies last year expected to make the second year jump. But you know they won’t? How?

    0-59.

  4. A healthy Davis may indeed make some noise this season. Way too early to tell. Better then another post on how many open practices any NFL team has scheduled in TC.

  5. So, Davis is LaFleur’s guy.

    Now watch Aaron sabotage him out of spite.

    Naah, he wouldn’t do that. That would be small and petty. And Aaron isn’t at all like that.

  6. O for 59 says:
    June 20, 2019 at 5:17 pm
    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    June 20, 2019 at 4:50 pm
    The fact is, if Davante Adams gets injured, Rodgers will have nobody to throw to.

    —–

    That might be true.

    What is equally true is that Thielen and Diggs don’t have a legit QB throwing them the ball.

    @@@@@@&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    Against the vaunted packer secondary last year. Cousins threw for almost 800 yards and 7 TDs. Sounds legit to me.

  7. At least I can say that Davis’ offseason has been uneventful thus far, at least in airports.
    Hey, if you can’t say something nice……..

    Over three years in and I’ve never quite seen it out of him, despite numerous injuries at the WR position that he’s never been able to take advantage of.
    Yes, he’s been hurt too, but eventually availability becomes a concern.
    I’m happy to hear that he’s finally practicing better.
    Competition should bring out the best in everybody.

    A good return man, but is it enough to necessitate a spot on this team.
    Just another in a lot of intriguing question to be answered over the next two months.

  8. flviking says:
    June 20, 2019 at 6:20 pm
    Against the vaunted packer secondary last year. Cousins threw for almost 800 yards and 7 TDs.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    You don’t earn “SuperBowl” victories by standing still.

  9. Oh, and I’m glad to see that you know how all the Packers receivers’ careers will play out. 3 rookies last year expected to make the second year jump. But you know they won’t? How?
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    Oh, and I’m glad to see that you expect all the Packers receivers to make the second year jump.

    Being critical of him yet you know. What you do not know is self awareness.

  10. If Trevor Davis wasn’t so hurt much last year, he would’ve been the one returning the kick from the Rams and Ty Montgomery wouldn’t be the most hated ex-Packer since Brandon Bostick.
    The Packers probably win that game too.

    So yeah, he can be a very important part of the team.

  11. Don’t be such a push over Matt. I want to hear how good Erin’s back up has looked!!

  12. I’ve heard nearly every offensive coach say Trevor has made a lot of splash plays on offense so far this offseason. Trevor though doesn’t have much of a shot at beating out the Top 5 WR’s on this team(Davante, G-Mo, MVS, EQ, Kumerow) to get playing time on offense.

    Where Trevor is invaluable is on special teams. When you have a guy that can return both punts and kickoffs, is a gunner, and can cover kicks, it would be stupid to let him go unless someone else absolutely amazes you doing the same. Gute this offseason brought in some guys like Jawill Davis and Darrius Shepherd to see if they can be that guy that can show star power and take Trevor’s job. We will see. Until then, Trevor is the man. If Trevor stays healthy through the pre-season and no one else absolutely wows out there, then no doubt Trevor will be on the 53.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  13. I’m pretty self-aware.

    You’re defending a guy that is just assuming that one out of three wide receivers won’t make a second year jump, when all three of them showed flashes of being good as rookies. MVS had more yards as a rookie than any rookie since Rodgers took over as starter. EQ had some nice moments towards the end of the season.

    Don’t worry. If any of them do make the jump, adding them to Adams and Allison, with Jones running (much better than Cook does, btw), the Packers won’t have problems with the Vikings declining defensive group.

  14. The fact is, if Davante Adams gets injured, Rodgers will have nobody to throw to.
    =====

    I seem to recall saying something similar about Sterling Sharpe…

  15. O for 59 says:
    June 21, 2019 at 12:39 pm
    I’m pretty self-aware.
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    Nope. You activity seems to indicate that you are unaware most everyone knows this is just yet another name change among many and who your base sn is. (if a base screen name can even be stipulated at this point)

  16. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 21, 2019 at 5:52 pm
    Nope. You activity seems to indicate that you are unaware most everyone knows this is just yet another name change among many and who your base sn is. (if a base screen name can even be stipulated at this point)
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Huh?

  17. chris1cat says:
    June 20, 2019 at 9:40 pm
    Don’t be such a push over Matt. I want to hear how good Erin’s back up has looked!!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Who?

  18. LaFleur seems like a really good guy, and it seems that he and the entire staff is fully embracing the healthy WI lifestyle.

    Good luck to the 13 time World Champion Green Bay Packers!

  19. stellarperformance
    Jun 21, 2019, 7:43 PM EDT
    chris1cat says:
    June 20, 2019 at 9:40 pm
    Don’t be such a push over Matt. I want to hear how good Erin’s back up has looked!!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Who?

    vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
    You know who? The backup, the other guy who takes snaps from center. The guy that listens to what his coach instructs, the guy that is a team player and believes in his head coach.

  20. It’s so great to be great!

    What a spectacular life!

    About to sit down to brunch over looking the water in Door County. Here with my gorgeous wife and incredible kids. Life is so good! I am truly blessed.

    I hear Jaire Alexander helped instruct a Yoga class at a park in Green Bay last nite. My wife had told me it was National Yoga Day yesterday. I love that Jaire is out in the community during this dead period before training camp. Davante had a youth football camp recently. More proof of not only the great players that we have, but the great people we have on this team. Bravo👏

    Gotta run. You all get out and enjoy this amazing summer!

    #LivingTheDream!

    #GoPackGo!✌

  21. freefromwhatyouare says:
    June 22, 2019 at 11:32 am
    It’s so great to be great!

    What a spectacular life!

    About to sit down to brunch over looking the water in Door County. Here with my gorgeous wife and incredible kids. Life is so good! I am truly blessed

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Awwwwwww

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