Why Green Bay Packers’ Fate Rests in Hands of Jordy Nelson and James Jones

November 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With one of the best rushing offenses in the NFL this year, and without Aaron Rodgers, the expectation was that the Green Bay Packers would rely on their run game until Rodgers returned.
It seemed the pendulum, once too heavily skewed toward the pass, would swing back toward the run. 
However, the Packers need to continue to promote the pass—in order to nurture both the potency of the run game and the health of Eddie Lacy and James Starks, but also to keep defenses guessing with the threat of a big play. 
Green Bay's ability to do that seemed to be questionable at best under Seneca Wallace, but veterans James Jones and Jordy Nelson make it possible for Scott Tolzien. 
Opponents will plan for the Packers to attack on the ground and Green Bay can use that to its advantage to open up the pass for Tolzien, who can be successful by finding Jones and Nelson downfield. 
If the Packers' first drive under Wallace Sunday against the Philadelphia...

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