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Packers WR Jordy Nelson has a torn ACL


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It's just a freak injury.  Even if they cut the preseason down to 2 games teams are still going to have their starters out there for a few series, a quarter or even a half as a warm up for the regular season.

 

Really sucks for GB because I expected to see them and Seattle in the NFC championship game as they had legit Super Bowl hopes.  Cobb is a damn good receiver and I think Adams will step up but Jordy is a legit #1 which is damn near impossible for any team to replace.  Cobb thrives as a #2 who can turn a short reception into a long gain but with him being defending like a #1 they really need Adams and a third receiver or TE to step up.     

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You can't really blame the preseason games for this when guys are blowing out ACLs like its 4th of July as of late. And a lot of them are happening during just practices, forget about games. ACL tears are becoming more frequent every year and why? Is it just the way guys are now? Is the CBA to blame?

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You can't really blame the preseason games for this when guys are blowing out ACLs like its 4th of July as of late. And a lot of them are happening during just practices, forget about games. ACL tears are becoming more frequent every year and why? Is it just the way guys are now? Is the CBA to blame?

 

thanks, obama.

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I don't think anyone is underestimating Rodgers and whether we're talking fantasy or actual football he's the best QB in the league in my book.  There's a difference between making someone look good and replacing a legit #1 receiver which is what Nelson is.  Nelson is 6'3, can turn a short pass into a long touchdown, can make ridiculous sideline catches while keeping his feet in bounds when he comes down and opposing teams will stick their best CB on him.  Cobb is 5'10 and while he's definitely skilled he thrives in part because teams focus more on Nelson on defense.  Adams had a monster game in the playoffs last year as the 3rd receiver but when you step into that #1 or 2 role you're going to get more attention.  That's not to say Adams and/or whoever ends up as their 3rd receiver won't have a good year because yes having a QB like Rodgers will help those players but replacing a #1 receiver and making a 3rd or 4th option look good are 2 different things.  The biggest difference is come playoffs when you go up against a defense like Seattle because they're going to knock the crap out of your receivers all day long and that's when the #1 receiver and your guy who stepped up in his absence during the regular season becomes apparent.  

 

When they beat Pittsburgh in the 2011 super bowl they had injuries but in that game they had Nelson, G. Jennings, J. Jones and D. Driver all playing which was no shortage of weapons even though all of those players were at different points in their careers - Nelson's 1st monster season came the following year, Jennings had his 3rd 1,000 yard season in a row, Driver was 35 and on the downside and Jones was a good 3rd/4th option.   

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