On Friday afternoon, Green Bay Packers head coach, Matt LaFleur, said that star wide receiver Davante Adams would be considered “probably doubtful” for the big game on Sunday night against the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome.
If you’re one of my readers from here in Green Bay, that’s why your neighbor seemed a little down when you got home from work today.
This is because this exactly what most Packers fans have been worried about for months now. One member of the “big 3” on offense getting hurt and compromising an already shallow roster of weapons for Aaron Rodgers.
“This is why we should have drafted a wide receiver” many people will say. And they’re not wrong.
You’ll recall the team drafted a replacement for Aaron Rodgers, who has 6 touchdowns in two games so far this season. Only Russell Wilson may be playing better right now.
As for Adams, he only caught 14 passes the first game of the season tying a team record.
So… yeah. These fears are not unfounded. And the team isn’t prepared.
But let’s not end this post on a negative note.
The positive news is that Rodgers has found other weapons. Aaron Jones is one of the best backs in the league right now (story HERE), Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdez Scantling continue developing into promising young receivers. This really isn’t a reason to panic.
And the Saints aren’t doing that hot either. They dropped a game they should have won on Monday against the Las Vegas Raiders (story HERE).
Davante Adams potentially missing the big game on Sunday is cause for concern. But it’s not the end of the world. Not as long as the Green Bay Packers play in the NFC North.