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Packers WR’s don’t get credit they deserve

September 13, 2010 by  
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Sept 14, 2010 ~ by Brian E Murphy

~You don’t hear about them whining to the media about not feeling wanted, like the guy in New England.

You don’t hear them complaining to the press about their playing time like someone in Dallas.

You don’t hear them trying to ask for more money via other media sources, like the guy in San Diego who’s refusing to play.

You don’t see them putting on games and antics on E! Network or BET.

Ochocinco and TO may talk more, but no duo produces as consistently as Driver and Jennings do.

All the wide receivers in Green Bay do is play with class, with poise, with determination and intelligence, and with the team goal of winning football games and advancing to the Super Bowl.

Meet Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, James Jones, and Jordy Nelson. They are the Packers top four wide receivers, and each of them could be starting on almost any other team in the NFL. But in Green Bay, Nelson and Jones know their roles, and they play them to the best of their ability.

Brett Swain is the number five guy, and he exels on special teams, but if he’s needed at WR, he will be expected to step in and get open, make catches, and block.

These are the guys who make the show go. They are the showtime in the Packers fast break offense. Aaron Rodgers may get the glory, and tight end Jermichael Finley might be the top emerging tight end in the league.

But make no mistake about it, the Packers WR’s put it all on the line every game, and they keep opposing defenses on their heels.

James Jones would be starting for almost any other team in the league, but on the Packers, he's relegated to #3 or even #4. Lesser men would complain, but Jones is all class and lets his legs and hands do his talking.

Jennings is the deep threat, as we just saw in week one when he got deep on the left side for a long touchdown pass. Driver is the do-it-all little guy, who finds gaps in zones, and risks life and limb on every play to get every extra yard possible.

Jones is somewhat of a combination of the two. He’s not quite as fast as Jennings, but he’s stronger. He might have the best hands of all of them. When he was drafted, many experts likened him to a young Sterling Sharpe.
More impressive than his physical ability, his attitude is Pro-Bowl like.

Nelson is the biggest, and perhaps the fastest, which is deceiving to many DB’s that are assigned to cover him. He’s now also the Packers kick returner.
And he’s a solid blocker. Many think he, like Jones, are definitely starting-caliber wide receivers.

Cincinnati and Dallas may have the big-mouthed divas, but the Packers have the guys who get open and let their play do their talking. 

Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson returns a kick during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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