Originally posted by tjd808185:
It's a top 8 receiving core at the very worse. Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Jermichael Finley. What you're saying about Rodger's is 100% correct but that's a talented receiving core as well.
Greg Jennings is an elite receiver not a good one. Donald Driver is a vet ala Hines Ward. Always reliable. James Jones stretches the field. Jordy Nelson is a Lance Moore or Austin Collie. Hate on his skills all you want he's a beast in that system. Finley was hurt last year so I'll forget just how talented of a tight end they have too.
Brett Favre took Jennings and Driver to the NFC title game the year before Rodgers started. Matt Flynn put up 27 points 257 yards, 100 rating against New England. You can hate on Green Bay's lack of a rushing attack. That's all but gone. They also suffered more criticial injuries than anyone else last year. Rodgers is every bit as good as you guys are implying, but the fact remains that he landed in the best situation possible.
Jordy Nelson is a Lance Moore or Austin Collie? Exactly. What has Collie done this year without Manning? They are system guys that can run a route. You put any of those bums with us and take out Crabtree and our pass offense suddenly becomes a lot worse.
James Jones doesn't stretch the field. He has slightly above average speed but mainly is known for being a physical player. Again, on most teams he would be a #3.
Driver used to be quite good but he has clearly lost a step.
Jennings isn't what I would call elite, he is good with stretches of very good. He isn't a Calvin or an Andre or a Fitz where he takes over the game himself.
Also remember that Rodgers for a few years played behind a TERRIBLE line. it has gotten better lately but his first few years they sucked.
Rodgers is the best QB in the league right now. LMAO @ the idiots hating. Again, this is the same cat that played in a pro style offense at California and completed 22 straight passes against USC that year. He's always been a baller and a beast. he was always a much more gifted QB than Alex Smith. The only reason we took Alex is because he didn't question Coach Suit in the private workouts leading up to the draft.
GET. OVER. IT. We had our shot at a stud and failed.