Packers depth at receiver paying off


The loss of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings was a huge blow to a team that had come to rely on the talented veteran for big catches in big games.

Aaron Rodgers’ go-to guy was without question the number one receiver on the team.

That was until last season.

Don’t get me wrong, Jennings’ contributions have been immense to this team. He continues to be a very valuable member of the team – but the team showed last week why they kept six receivers when they broke training camp … In order for this team’s potent offense to continue churning out the points they must have the talent in place.

And they do.

Consider the play of Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Randall Cobb. All three have stepped up as major contributors, a fact that played out on the national stage at Houston last week.

Cobb caught some huge first downs and the combined five touchdowns between Nelson and Jones speak for themselves.

Their play came at just the right time and will only make the Packers that much stronger when Jennings does make it back onto the field.

The Packers are taking it slowly in bring Jennings back – and rightly so.

Coaches know that the position is in good hands in Jennings’ absence and will be in even better shape once he returns.

With 10 regular season games yet to play, the Packers, at 3-3 are in excellent position as they move forward. Given the fact that the Packers still have most of their division games ahead of them, they are in perfect position to gain ground and even overtake both the Vikings and Bears as the season heads into November and December.

And helping to lead the way will be a talented group of receivers who right now have this team flying high.

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Tags: 2012 Season Green Bay Packers James Jones Jordy Nelson NFL Randall Cobb