Rodgers may not have Jennings and Driver, but still has plenty of experience at receiver
Wide receiver Jordy Nelson. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal SentinelPhoto: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
GREEN BAY - Much has been made about the fact that the Green Bay Packers don't have their two most experienced pass catchers returning for the 2013 season.
But that isn't stopping Aaron Rodgers from having confidence in his receivers who remain.
"Not having those two (Greg Jennings and Donald Driver) and a good friend of mine, Charles Woodson, who I played with for a long time just like those guys — that's different,"
"So, we're a different football team. Lacking a little in the experience part, but making up for it in the talent and the young guys that we brought in."
Those young guys have plenty of experience already:
- Randall Cobb (80 receptions, 954 yards, 8 TD's in 2012)
- James Jones (64 catches, 784 yds, 14 TD's)
- Jermichael Finley (61 catches, 667 yards, 2 TD's)
- Jordy Nelson (49 catches, 745 yds, 7 TD"s)
That's a combined 254 catches, 68.5 percent of Rodgers' completions in 2012.
That's also 1.79 miles of receiving yards - the distance from Lambeau Field to the new Aloft hotel in Green Bay - and 186 points on the board, 43 percent of their scoring output.
Don't cry for the Packers' receiving corps after the loss of Jennings and Driver. Aaron Rodgers isn't.