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Jordy Nelson #3 WR

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ivo610, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

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    According to the Press Gazette Jordy Nelson will claim the #3 WR spot on the team this year.

    Thoughts?

    I hope he can catch better than he can return balls.
     
  2. aaronqb

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    retired
     
  3. pluto

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    i think jones would be a better #3 receiver, but, they're both very talented and would be starting on about 25 other teams. nelson won't hurt the pack at #3, that's for sure.
     
  4. Wolvi

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    love our depth at WR for Rodgers to toss to thats for sure!!!
     
  5. Aaron rodgers is god

    Aaron rodgers is god Cheesehead

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    Nelson has a bigger body which gives him advantage for the 3 spot which is usually the slot position
     
  6. DergaSmash

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    Either Nelson or Jones, doesn't matter. Both are pretty good. I do agree that Jones is probably a more natural slot guy than Nelson is. I think Nelson plays harder and has better skills though.
     
  7. asshalo

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    As I've said in the past, they'll both get plenty of opportunities to get a similar amount of catches and yards. To me the battle for the no #3 WR is something that the press and fans value more than the coaches. Despite dropping more balls (by amount thrown to and total amount), Jones still had 100 more yards than Nelson (granted Nelson was hurt more).

    I've heard from some that Nelson looks a little better than Jones in practice, but it's never the same speed as a game. Frankly, if Jones gets his catching under control I think he'll have more yards again. I expect both to be in the 350-550 yards range provided the rest of the targets are healthy.

    But given Jones is going to be a free agent this off-season, I would say he's battling himself first for a new contract and then Nelson in a WR opportunity cost decision. But, they could resign both to more short-term contracts.
     
  8. PackersRS

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    Been lights out in the offseason. Actually, he has been the #2 receiver, behind Finley.
     
  9. Jess

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    Overdue. I thought he should've been our #3 last year. I like him better than Jones, seems more reliable.

    And he never should've been anywhere near kick returning.
     
  10. PackersRS

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    Jordy reminds me of Anquan Boldin. Strong guy, not very fast but not slow either, very good blocker and yac receiver.
     
  11. TheGiftedApe

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    Wooooohoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Aaron rodgers is god

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    You really cant go wrong with either one. Both of them stepped up their game late in the season last year.
     

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