As the old guy in the room, Jordy Nelson brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Green Bay Packers' wide receiver group, which is by and large a very young bunch. Sure, James Jones returned this season to provide a steadying, veteran presence, but Jordy is really the leader of a group that this year featured a fifth-year player and three second-year guys.
Granted, two of those sophomore players had big games in Saturday's Divisional loss to the Cardinals, and they showed talent in multiple facets of the game. But that does not change the fact that Nelson would have certainly been the team's best wideout and primary receiver, in addition to all that he does off the field. Thankfully, the news is good on his injured knee, and the Packers are excited to get him back in the summer in time for training camp.
What You Might've Missed: From Jared and Jeff | Packers.com
Both Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis helped out as blockers, as well as running good routes throughout the game on Saturday.
Game of Inches: How the Packers Let a Trip to the NFC Championship Game Slip Away | Cheesehead TV
If you're ready to relive Saturday, here's a look at ten plays that contributed to the loss in meaningful ways.
Green Bay Packers expect Jordy Nelson to return as good as ever - ESPN
Nelson joked on the Dan Patrick Show yesterday that he would have tried to play if he had been eligible and the Packers had made it to the Super Bowl. However, reports say he has been running at full speed, and Mike McCarthy says Nelson "will come back better than ever."
Defensive line rated as Packers' top position in 2015 | JSOnline.com
That's according to the postgame grades for each week, which featured the line, the kickers, and the DBs as the top units throughout the year.
Blandino: Ref 'did best job he could' with coin toss - NFL.com
Frankly, this would be a lot bigger controversy if Clete Blakeman's coin toss had come up different the second time. Granted, Aaron Rodgers said he wanted to change his call, but ultimately that's a minor issue.
This is the unofficial document that's actually guiding NFL refs - SBNation.com
Referee Tony Corrente wrote a document on philosophy guidelines for implementing the NFL rulebook, which has been in circulation among NFL crews for years. Now, the league is reportedly looking into formalizing this document as something concrete for the refs to follow.