Packers Excitement Meter: That’s So Raven (Greene)
Green Bay Packers win their first game since mid-October beating up the Miami Dolphins, 31-12. It was a good win and an important one considering all of the teams around the Packers in the playoff hunt lost in Week 10 opening the door for a playoff appearance. Packers did not show the signs of missing key players like Randall Cobb or Kevin King in this game. They handled their business and move back to .500. Green Bay will try for their first winning steak of the NFL season on Thursday night in Seattle.
Category Five Excited: Aaron Jones – Well, duh. The only reason Jones didn’t make the headline is due to already having multiple posts in the past 24 hours praising him. The Jones takeover is awesome. He runs with such a purpose. There are not many running backs in the league that can do what Jones can with a football. He’s the future and hopefully, this will mean more like 18-22 carries per game with almost 25 touches. Until Jones can be contained, keep feeding him rock.
Category Four Excited: Raven Greene – You always like it when a guy comes out nowhere to have a good day. It’s all about seizing the opportunity, and Raven Greene did just that. Throw into the fire because Kentrell Brice hurt his ankle, Josh Jones had a concussion, therefore Raven Greene came into the game. He made an impact. Greene nearly picked off a pass in the red zone then he had a sack later in the game. The undrafted rookie showed off his wheels on a fake punt that went for 2He showed a little something this week and hope it’s something that will continue on.
Category Three Excited: Davante Adams – You know he could have finished with a massive stat line, but Aaron Rodgers missed him a couple times. If Adams scores another touchdown, he’s the first Packer to score 10 or more touchdowns in three straight seasons since Sterling Sharpe. Yes, you read that right. Jordy Nelson didn’t do it. Same goes for Greg Jennings, Donald Driver. Adams is one of the best Packers receivers ever and better than some of your former favorites.
Category Two Excited: Tramon Williams – This isn’t a thought on him playing safety, rather, Tramon the punter returner. I know he’s trying to help out the team, but good god, man. He struggled on his first viable punt return in awhile after getting sandwiched by two players jarring the ball loose. Miami would recover and keep the ball in their hands. Williams can’t be returning punts in 2018. It puts Green Bay at such a disadvantage. Thankfully, Trevor Davis comes back next week.
Category One Excited: Josh Jackson – Tough game for Josh Jackson. It seemed like Miami wanted to go at him early and often. Dolphins didn’t do much on offense, but this worked for them. Danny Amendola picked on Jackson in the slot. You wonder with better slot players on the horizon – Doug Baldwin and Adam Thielen , do you move Jaire Alexander and put Jackson on the outside? You might have to. He did settle in, but the first few minutes were a disaster.