"He's super competitive", McCarthy said Wednesday.
There's obvious risk involved with this play, but the Packers/Lions game has the potential to turn into a shootout. He did participate in the team's Saturday practice prior to traveling to Detroit.
Valdes-Scantling played 54 snaps vs. Buffalo, hauling in a 38-yard catch, and Moore saw 11 snaps, his first action as a pro after being inactive the first three weeks. St. It was the most receiving yards Adams had in a game aside from his 156-yard outing against Tennessee on November 13, 2016.
Of those three, Valdes-Scantling has the only production with two catches for 41 yards. Aaron Rodgers looked a bit off last week as he missed a few open receivers he normally hits.
Rookie wide receivers rarely make a huge impact on offense. I don't think that had a factor in the game, but it could have been the reason we got off to a slow start and changed things at that point.
Cook rushed for just 20 yards on 10 carries in that Thursday night game, and played only 18 of 74 snaps.
"I was hoping (Rodgers) didn't throw it", Okwara said. "They haven't had much of an opportunity early in the season", Cobb said. "You have to have the ability to get in and out of personnel groups". I think they're progressing, but it's easy to say that in practice.
Given the outlook at receiver, Rodgers might have to direct the passing game elsewhere. It will be a challenge for the entire offense, not just the inexperience receivers.
Of the Packers' 103 completed passes for 1,185 yards and seven touchdowns, 64 catches, 768 yards and six touchdowns have been made by Adams, Allison and Cobb. The Packers franchise quarterback will nearly certainly focus more on tight end Jimmy Graham and former receiver Ty Montgomery if he is without one or more of his most reliable targets. Instead, they turned to Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St.