Among the Green Bay Packers wide receiver group are the experienced Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson. After that Jarrett Boykin has played three-fourths of a season and the fourth and fifth guys are rookies, Davante Adams and Jeff Janis.
The fourth and final tight end is rookie Richard Rodgers, who has been one the best players in all of camp, but will be playing in his first regular season game come Thursday.
That’s six out of nine pass catchers with little to no experience, including three rookies. A big help for these inexperienced groups is all-world quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and a trio of running backs led by Offensive Rookie of the Year Eddie Lacy, and an ascending offensive line.
This just may be the least game experienced group heading into a season since the Ron Wolf era, and it is paramount that the young guns need to get up to speed, now! Adams can ill-afford to try to snatch the ball out of the air only to have the ball go between his fingers because he didn’t react fast enough
Things are going to be happening so much faster now. To a man every one of them say they are ready. Let’s hope so.
With the emergence of a more dominating offensive line and a running game reminiscent of the Ahman Green days, that will certainly help the young thoroughbreds get their feet beneath them.
With three of the first four games on the road, and facing each defense in the NFC North three weeks in a row after starting out against the Seahawks and New York Jets, the running game could not have come at a better time.
Here’s to getting out of the gate strong these first five games.