It might be time for Aaron Rodgers to admit the Packers’ offense is rolling

GREEN BAY, Wis. — With http://www.packersshop.us.com/Jamari_Lattimore_Jersey time to reflect, Aaron Rodgers may see this stretch of football — one that has all sorts of historical milestones that we’ll get too soon enough – as one of the finest of his career. But late Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, who last week insisted the offense he directs still was not humming along as he would like, remained unwilling to concede that much has changed. Who knows what it will take to get Rodgers to acquiesce, but apparently this kind of start to a game — touchdown, touchdown, touchdown, punt, touchdown, punt, touchdown — in Sunday’s 38-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers apparently did not satisfy his criteria. At least he was willing to give an inch or two this week. “I think we’re getting closer,” Rodgers said. Rodgers wants Don Barclay Packers Jersey more yards (the Packers managed 363 on Sunday) and more opportunity (they ran just 56 offensive plays). But here’s why it might be time for Rodgers to admit this offense is rolling: For the first time this season, it resembled days like in 2011, when Rodgers was in the midst of his MVP season and had a smorgasbord of options in the passing game. In Sunday’s dismantling of the Panthers, Rodgers’ 19 completions were spread amongst nine different players, a season high. That’s in contrast to three times this season, including last week’s game at Miami, when Rodgers completed passes to just five different players. In 2011, Rodgers had seven games in which he completed passes to at least nine different players. Last season, it happened once, and it came against the Philadelphia Eagles when Rodgers was a spectator because of his collarbone injury. “Back in ’11, I feel like we spread it around a little more,” said Rodgers, who was 19-of-22 for 255 yards with three touchdowns on Sunday. “We’ve had a lot of targets for Jordy [Nelson] and Randall [Cobb] this year, so we’ve tried the last four games to find ways to move those guys around and get them positive matchups.” This wasn’t just the Jordy Nelson show, although the NFL’s receiving yardage leader entering the week still managed four catches for 80 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown (his fourth straight game with a score). Five different http://www.chargers.us.com/King_Dunlap_Jersey Packers scored touchdowns, including rushing touchdowns by Eddie Lacy and James Starks (who combined for 99 yards on 19 carries). When Rodgers also can include Cobb (six catches for 121 yards and his eighth touchdown of the season) and Davante Adams (who had a 21-yard touchdown catch) plus completions to two different tight ends, it qualifies as offensive diversity. “Everybody got involved,” said Cobb, who has matched his career high for touchdown passes in just seven games. “We were able to move the ball really well. Just drive after drive, able to capitalize and put points on the board. At the end of the day, that’s the kind of offense we want…




Jets sign Jeremy Kerley to 4-year extension

Jeremy Kerley always figured he’d stay right where he is. The New York Jets made sure the reliable wide Ronde Barber Womens Jersey receiver didn’t go anywhere, signing Kerley to a four-year contract extension on Tuesday. Kerley, a fifth-round draft pick in 2011 out of TCU, was due to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. ”I love being a Jet and I consider myself a lifetime Jet,” Kerley recently told The Associated Press. ”I’m not worried about all of that. That will all take care of itself.” The team did not immediately disclose financial terms. ”To have an extension and play four more years here, it’s a blessing,” Kerley told the team’s official website Tuesday. ”It’s a relief off my shoulders and really off my family’s shoulders.” The move came three days after the Jets completed a stunning deal to acquire wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional draft pick. Kerley, 25, has led the Jets in receptions the past two seasons despite missing a few games with injuries. He has 22 catches for 201 yards and a touchdown this year. He could have more, though, making two terrific catches earlier this season – that didn’t count. Against Green Bay in Week 2, his jaw-dropping 37-yard touchdown catch on a fourth-down play with just over 5 minutes left was wiped out by an ill-timed, last-second timeout by the Jets, who lost 31-24. Eight days later, with the Jets trailing Chicago by eight and driving for a potential tying score on fourth-and-5 from the 9, Kerley fought off safety Brock Vereen and snagged the football in the end zone – but landed just out of bounds. He also had a 9-yard TD catch at New England last Thursday called back because of a holding penalty on guard Oday Aboushi. Kerley has seen his role diminish in recent weeks with just seven catches in New York’s past four games, but remains one of the league’s top receivers on third-down plays and ranks first on the team with 45 targets. His versatility – he can line up on the outside, in the slot, run the occasional wildcat play and return punts – could have made him an attractive target in free agency during the offseason. While Harvin’s acquisition could potentially take some plays away from Kerley, the Jets didn’t want to lose a player who has developed good chemistry with quarterback Geno Smith. The trio of Kerley, Harvin and Eric Decker, all of whom are different types of receivers, gives the 1-6 Jets a solid foundation for this season and the future at a position that has recently been a huge question mark. In his three-plus http://www.coltsfootballprostore.com/DQWELL-JACKSON-JERSEY-CHEAP.html seasons, Kerley has 150 catches for 1,865 yards and seven touchdowns. He has also rushed for 84 yards and has a 10.3-yard career punt return average. The Jets have several other key players due to become free agents after the season who, like Kerley, could be in line for extensions,…




The win was the fourth jersey

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The Seattle Seahawks had a rough few days Graham Gano Jersey on the injury front, including fullback Derrick Coleman breaking his foot in warm-up drills Sunday at St. Louis. But several key players could return this week. Starting cornerback Byron Maxwell, who has a strained calf, could be back, along with backup cornerback Tharold Simon, who suffered a sprained ankle in St. Louis is his first NFL start. “It blew up, but it’s not a bad sprain,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Simon. “He’s popping around pretty good [Monday], so he has a chance, and Maxey has a chance to get back, too. We’ll see.” Carroll also said starting center Max Unger, who has http://www.panthersshop.us.com/Greg_Hardy_Jersey missed the last two games with a foot injury, could return, but starting tight end Zach Miller (ankle surgery) still is out. “Max is working at it,” Carroll said. “He’s doing some stuff this week and we’ll see as the week goes along. Zach is a little farther away. He’s still in a boot right now, so he’s not that close yet.” Carroll expects back-up tight end Luke Willson to return after suffering a groin strain in practice last Wednesday and missing Sunday’s game. “He almost made it back [for the Rams game],” Carroll said. “But we felt like it was better to hold him out with the chance to be back fully this week.” Carroll said back-up defensive tackle http://www.nhlshoponline.us.com/nhl-jerseys/san-jose-sharks_c-1732.html Jordan Hill who missed Sunday’s game with a sprained ankle, will practice on Wednesday. But middle linebacker Bobby Wagner still is out. He is wearing a cast over a turf toe injury. “It’s going to be a while,” Carroll said of Wagner’s status. Jeremy Lane, Seattle’s starting nickel cornerback who was placed on injured reserve/designated to return at the start of the season with a groin injury, will return to practice this week. But Lane can’t come off IR until the New York Giants game on Nov. 9. The one area where the Seahawks may need to make a roster move is at fullback since Coleman is the only true fullback on the roster and will be out at least six weeks. Running back Robert Turbin filled in a fullback Sunday. Carroll was asked if former Seattle http://www.nhlshoponline.us.com/nhl-jerseys/toronto-maple-leafs_c-1705.html fullback Michael Robinson was an option. When the Seahawks didn’t re-sign him after last season, Robinson retired and now works as an analyst for the NFL Network. “He’s doing a really good job in the media right now and he’s quite busy,” Carroll said of Robinson. “He seems to be very well-grooved in his business.” Share on Facebook




Durant injury opens door for Russ

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