SnotapWI Star Ratings: No Adams, No Clark, No Problem For The Packers
Green Bay Packers are red hot. They’re the best team in the NFC through the first three games of the season. The offense has scored 122 points through the first three games of the season. They’re averaging 41 points per game. This offense took things higher like they’re Scott Stapp and Creed. Defensively, I wouldn’t say Green Bay is firing on all cylinders, but they seem to find a way to step up when it matters the most. Who showed out in this one? Let’s get to the star ratings.
Allen Lazard – What a game for the undrafted wideout from Iowa State. It is almost getting too trendy to remind me people that no one drafted Lazard. Hell, the bigger crime might be no one signed Lazard after the Packers originally cut him last season. He showed that he can be more than just a possession receiver through the middle of the field. He can get deep on the right guys. Packers become more unstoppable with him doing that too. Having to deal with him, MVS, and Davante Adams all over the top is tough.
Packers TE Group – What a night for the Packers’ tight ends. All three of them had major plays in this game. Robert Tonyan is a weapon in the red zone and in the bootleg game. Marcedes ‘Big Dog’ Lewis got it done with him a huge block to give Aaron Jones the fourth and goal touchdown then makes an unreal catch for a score later in the game. Jace Sternberger finally started to get going a little bit with three catches for 36 yards. This is probably the most production the Packers have gotten out of their tight end group in some time.
Kingsley Keke – What a performance from the young defensive lineman. Kingsley Keke has been a guy that a lot of people are high on, and for good reason too. The dude can play. Keke went off yesterday with two sacks of Drew Brees and forced a fumble on one of them. If the Packers can get this out of Keke on a regular basis plus Kenny Clark, look out ladies and gentlemen.
Ty Summers – Ty Summers entered the game for Christian Kirksey who left the game with a shoulder injury. Summers had some moments where he actually looked like a competent linebacker. Made a few tackles and found where he was supposed to be on the field. But the bugaboo of missing tackles is still there. He isn’t fully developed as a linebacker and still needs work in that part of the game. My expectation is he is your starter next week as Kirksey never returned with that shoulder injury.
Will Redmond – Yikes, man. Will Redmond continues to play over Raven Greene, and I don’t get it. There were multiple plays last night where Redmond could not handle Alvin Kamara. He started the big run from the Saints running back when he whiffed on a tackle. Redmond also put his hands down on a pass that maybe could have been intercepted right before the half. Packers’ coaches like what he does out there, but Greene is deserving a few more snaps.
NBC Production Crew – The NBC producers swung and miss with their presentation of this game. It is always great to watch games on NBC, but man, tonight was bad. Let’s see the Rodgers-Love thing then he doesn’t throw touchdowns to first-round guys. We also had this ball wash of Drew Brees to make sure it’s known he’s a good guy. Oh, by the way, Brees has a deal to come to NBC after his career is done so no conflict of interest there. Then also blaming the loss on COVID and the fans not being there. Every NFL team is going through some version of this, learn to play without it.