Jordy Nelson has surpassed others’ early season expectations.
“He has exceeded the reality that I had for him,” said head coach Mike McCarthy.
But what about his own expectations?
“Didn’t have any!” Nelson declared.
Despite missing all of last season, and all of this year’s pre-season, and playing 1 fewer game than 30 other NFL teams, Nelson still leads the league with 4 touchdown catches, but…
“Obviously a lot of people look at numbers and I think numbers can sway both ways,” Nelson said. “Numbers can show too much, or not show enough.”
So how does the Pro Bowler measure his improvement coming back from that ACL tear?
“The route running and the endurance,” Nelson said.”All of it and getting back to where it was and where it needs to be.”
Even if the Giants are able to slow down Nelson on Sunday, the Packers are confident that their receiving depth is better than New York’s beat up secondary. 4 of the Giants DB’s are on the injury report this week.
“I feel like if you’re putting your 3rd-best guy on me or even worse with your situation, that’s something we can definitely take advantage of,” said Davante Adams.
Also Sunday, look for the Packers to get Randall Cobb going. He has yet to find the end zone this season. And Nelson may have stolen some of Cobb’s production in the first 3 games this year. 2 of Nelson’s 4 touchdowns have come from the slot position. That is Cobb’s territory, where he is ultra deadly in the red zone.