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Packers best WR?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by GreenBlood, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. GreenBlood

    GreenBlood Banned Banned

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    Okay, we hear it every game and read it regularly all over the internet. "... the Packers best receiver, Greg Jennings..."

    Is that true? Jordy has clearly arrived this year (I think he probably had more drops in the SB last year than he had all this year) and while I would not say he is better than Jennings, I really don't think you can make a convincing case that Jennings is any better than Jordy either. He should have been in the Pro Bowl ahead of Larry Fitzgerald, who had 3 more catches, 1 less yard and SEVEN fewer touchdowns. In fact, I'd say the starters should be Calvin Johnson and Jordy Nelson.

    I guess it just seems to me it's time to stop labeling Jordy as second best.
     
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  2. Ceodore

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    Jenning might still be a little bit better all-around receiver, but i think Jordy has better hands. He NEVER seems to drop a ball.
     
  3. Bogart

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    I've thought all year Nelson was the best receiver on this team.

    He never drops the ball...Forget the drops in the Super Bowl, he has surely learned his lesson. No disrespect to Jennings, but my choice is clearly Jordy as the new Go to guy.
     
  4. Ceodore

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    He laid down a MEAN stiff arm on one of his TD catches today. The guy crumbled from it.
     
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    Powarun Big Bay Blues fan

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    Oh you mean modern day, Jennings and Nelson are nipping at each other heels with no clear cut lead. I say this thinking Jennings is better in an open field, Nelson for his amazing catches and runs.
     
  6. Kitten

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    I think it should be both Nelson and Jennings. Both have played exceptionally well. Nelson is perhaps the best surprise and the most improved. Jennings had a late season injury but I won't hold that against him. If I were forced to choose between the two, I'd actually go with Jennings even as good as Nelson has been playing. Jennings brings experience and reliability. Plus his connection and chemistry with Rodgers is borderline telepathy. I'm going with my gut on this one, without looking at their stats.
     
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  7. Jules

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    This.

    BTW nothing wrong with having a potential 1a and a 1b at receiver. It's a good problem to have. :) I give Jennings the slight edge for the reason's you mentioned.
     
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  8. GreenBlood

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    I remember when he was drafted a guy on the alt.football.pro.gb-packers newsgroup made the statement that Nelson could become one of the best white WRs of all time. Screw that! This year he was one of the top 3 or 4 PERIOD. I'm just glad I was able to draft him in the 8th round of my fantasy league (in a 12 team league) :) We have two keepers and he is definitely one of them. Now I just have to decide between Marshawn Lynch and Victor Cruz for the other.
     
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    On the other hand, Jordy has shown himself to be a big play receiver (leads the NFL in yards/catch) and I think he's a bigger red zone threat, where Jennings has a tendency to disappear a little bit. I think if I had no choice but to trade one of them, I'd probably just trade whichever garnered the better offer. I'm just glad we have the best tandem in the NFL.
     
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    I would trade nelson for Fitz in a heartbeat. (drooling)
     
  11. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    He certainly has. I'd also call him the most improved player on the team. But, like Jules said, it doesn't hurt to have a 1a and 1b. I like to have my cake and eat it too.

    Speaking of red zone threats, we have an arsenal of them. I don't know if I would define Nelson as the bigger or best red zone threat, that's a title I still think belongs to Jennings, albeit by a marginal lead.
     
  12. GreenBlood

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    Jennings is a small guy who gets most of his yards in the open field and takes it to the house with his legs. It would be interesting to know how many of his TDs came from inside the red zone, but I don't think it would be very many. In the RZ you generally want big guys who can win the jump balls to the corner of the endzone. I think Jordy is that guy.
     
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    I'll agree with you there. I want to look up how many of Jordy's TD receptions came from within the endzone itself. I would think the number would be high. So Jordy is better at short passes (redzone/ endzone) and Jennings on the open field long run... I'd agree with that.
     
  14. dbain21

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    I think jennings has the slight edge still, but nelson has clearly proven himself, in the reg. and post season. The one thing i think jennings has over nelson is consistency. Jennings has been the number one receiver for years now, and he hasn't really fallen off except for injuries. When I think of the two Jennings is the better route runner, where as nelson is the sure hands kind of receiver who rarely drops it (other than in the SB game) and is great when the play breaks down.
     
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    I think Jennings like everyone else is saying is the better overall package, but I can't help but love me some White Lightning.
     
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    Jennings is the best receiver on the Packers and one of the eight best receivers in the league. Nelson is a close second and deserves Pro Bowl considerations and a ton of accolades. Nelson is really coming into his own.
     
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    IMO while jennings is the "better" WR, give me nelson in clutch any day
     
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    I'd still give it to Jennings. I think as far as hands I'd give it to Jennings too as well as route running. Jennings might be one of the best route runners in the league right now. He's efficient as a receiver whether we send him deep or on the short slants or crossing routes.
     
  19. Jules

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    Jennings has some Marvin Harrison in him.
     
  20. GreenBlood

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    I can see that. I also think Jordy has a bit of James Lofton in him.
     
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    Definitely. Not an equal to Marvin Harrison but he is definitely one of the more complete all around receivers around. He can make plays anywhere, he gets in a out of breaks fast, he has great hands, runs all the routes, he can make the tough catch in traffic, he's strong enough for fight for extra yardage, he can fight guys for possession. He's a complete receiver.
     
  22. LombardiChick

    LombardiChick Win or lose, I love this team.

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    Flattened that guy. I loved that. Would make a nice gif. Lol
     
  23. LombardiChick

    LombardiChick Win or lose, I love this team.

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    Can't remember what game it was (Giants?), but remember that crazy corkscrew catch along the sideline? Awesome. Love Jordy.
     
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    it was vs the giants
     
  25. okcpackerfan

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    my opinion is that jennings is slightly better than jordy at this point in time, but its a good problem for us to have.
     

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