The Summer of Romeo Doubs rolls on.
Following a solid debut against the San Francisco 49ers last week, Doubs will look to build on that tonight. Following quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ criticism of the younger wide receivers this week, Doubs should have no problem finding motivation.
His drop against San Francisco last week did lead to one of Jordan Love’s three interceptions so redemption will be on Doubs’ mind. He has otherwise been the highlight of training camp, seemingly making plays in every practice.
As the Packers seek someone to step into Davante Adams’ shoes (an impossible ask for a rookie), Doubs has been the most productive of the younger receivers. Veterans Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, and Sammy Watkins top the depth chart for now but Doubs will continue to make a push for playing time even with growing pains.
Now the Doubs show comes to Green Bay for its premiere engagement. Here’s hoping it’s the first of a long and prosperous run.
Doubs’ journey to Lambeau Field was anything but a straight line yet he kept his eyes on the prize and didn’t let less than ideal circumstances outside of football distract him.
The Packers having two running backs with 50 receptions each might sound crazy upon first listen but if you look at how head coach Matt LaFleur’s offense operates, it really shouldn’t be all that surprising.
It’s hard to believe but this is the first time Love will (likely) start back-to-back games since his preseason last year was derailed by injury. Hopefully we see some growth after another solid week of practice.
Defensive coordinator Joe Barry said the plan is to move Jarran Reed all over the line and hope to capitalize on his ability to pressure the quarterback.
I guess you could say that little dog has that, uh, dog in him..