The Green Bay Packers drafted a trio of wide receivers on the third day of this year’s 2018 NFL Draft, and through four games there had been little reason for excitement about any of them. Fifth-rounder Marquez Valdes-Scantling seemed to entrench himself as the WR4 behind a trio of veterans, and he had also made a handful of impressive plays on special teams.
However, his offensive production was limited to one big play, which only came with Randall Cobb already out of a game and Geronimo Allison having left with an injury.
On Sunday with both players out, MVS and a fellow rookie, sixth-rounder Equanimeous St. Brown, displayed the skill sets that excited Packers fans when their names were called on that Sunday in late April. The two combined for ten receptions, 165 yards, and a touchdown and demonstrated that they have plenty of potential to play a foil to Davante Adams on the opposite side.
Now the key will be maintaining that success and chemistry with Aaron Rodgers, which is no easy task for a pair of rookies.
Packers will use extra prep to recover and focus | Packers.com
With a Monday Night Football game coming up, the Packers get an extra day to recharge after last Sunday’s debacle. Then after that, it’s a full week off before the most brutal stretch of the schedule begins in week eight.
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Although Marquez Valdes-Scantling impressed, so too did Equanimeous St. Brown, who had a whopping 60 snaps and showed great ability after the catch.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy: There’s more to Aaron Jones’ playing time than stats | Packersnews.com
What, exactly, is that “more” he’s referring to? Anyone with functioning eyesight can see who the best runner on this team is, and Jones has held up well as a pass-blocker so far this season, though the coaches say he still has work to do. Is that really the major holdup?
Kevin King’s day in Detroit started badly and ended bloody | ESPN
King’s chin got messed up in the second half when Golden Tate’s cleat cut him up, adding injury to insult after that awful call on an early Lions punt.
Michael Thomas, Josh Norman get into Twitter battle - NFL.com
Thomas is roasting Norman, who has since deleted his tweets in response to the Saints wideout.
Mike Tomlin SHOULD be pissed about the NFL’s roughing the passer rule - SBNation.com
The awful calls that plagued Clay Matthews a few weeks ago have shifted to Pennsylvania, where the Steelers' T.J. Watt and Jon Bostic plus the Eagles' Michael Bennett were on the receiving end of some bogus penalties.