Packers place Davante Adams on Covid-19 reserve list

The veteran wide out could miss Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

The Packers placed WR Davante Adams on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday afternoon.

Being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list is for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been in close contact with an infected person or persons. (In Adams case, circumstances suggest he is vaccinated and therefore most likely tested positive)

In the event Adams has tested positive, and it turns out to be is a false positive, per the league's protocols he would need a second negative test within 24 hours of an initial negative test to play vs Cardinals.

If he’s positive and a symptomatic, Adams can return in 10 days OR in five days with two consecutive negative PCR virus tests 24 hours apart within that five-day period. This obviously would preclude him from playing in Arizona on Thursday evening. 

Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry is already expected to miss Thursday night's game after reportedly being diagnosed with Covid-19. 

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Philarod's picture

October 25, 2021 at 04:14 pm

Not sure what to say other than to wish DA and family, and Joe Barry and family, well.
This headline definitely caught me by surprise.

Be well, everyone,
G, P, G!

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Lphill's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:26 pm

Just political now , nothing more its a shame.

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LeotisHarris's picture

October 25, 2021 at 04:37 pm

Sorry, Lp, you seem to be looking for facebook. I know you're easily confused. Try to remember green and yellow means football, okay?

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TXCHEESE's picture

October 25, 2021 at 04:49 pm

Amen! Wishing those and their loved ones health and a quick recovery.

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Lphill's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:32 pm

So you are saying nobody mentions politics here ? Please stop it , oh and by the way Schefter just said there are more Packers to be added to the list so lets hope he's wrong .

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13TimeChamps's picture

October 25, 2021 at 05:54 pm

Wish we could put you on the list.

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Lphill's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:40 pm

So 13timesachump is wishing covid on me , what a guy , sorry I had the covid cold already , and I'm vaccinated, thanks for the kind wishes , I lost my brother in law and mother in law on the same day last month to covid, but thanks for your concern, really .

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13TimeChamps's picture

October 25, 2021 at 09:56 pm

I'm having a real hard time understanding how a person who has lost family members to covid is calling isolating football players who have tested positive, and potentially infecting others ....bs and political. So watching a football game to you is more important than losing family members? AFTER YOU'VE LOST FAMILY MEMBERS!! And if you think it's bullshit and political, why did you get vaccinated? Please explain.

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Lphill's picture

October 26, 2021 at 04:46 pm

Never said it was bullshit 13timesachump , I said it was political .

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13TimeChamps's picture

October 27, 2021 at 09:14 am

"Davante Adams our now , covid test , this is BS"

Your exact quote.

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LeotisHarris's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:10 pm

No, I'll type more slowly for you this time, Lp. Read each word and think really hard. I'm saying your notion that COVID-19 is "political at this point" belongs on social media sites filled with misinformation. Sites like facebook. Not here.

Oh, and by the way, I'm certain no one is looking to you for breaking NFL news.

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Lphill's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:31 pm

What makes you think your opinion which you're entitled too matters to me ?

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jannes bjornson's picture

October 26, 2021 at 05:03 am

You are not medically qualified.

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Crankbait's picture

October 26, 2021 at 06:53 am

Covid has a lot to do with football, Football has a lot to do with Covid. nothing wrong with his post.

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Packers0808's picture

October 25, 2021 at 05:03 pm

Always at least one led by the nose political comment has to come on a football sports page.

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Lphill's picture

October 25, 2021 at 05:06 pm

Think about it political mandates now deciding the outcome of sports .

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therealcause's picture

October 25, 2021 at 05:34 pm

Political mandates are now deciding the outcome of entertainment events? The horror!

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Swisch's picture

October 25, 2021 at 07:28 pm

Lphill is right. It's the NFL that has brought politics into football, not the fans. It's ideology over everything, including biology.
I don't like it, but the NFL has forced it upon me as a fan. It seems highly appropriate to respond in football circles.
As an example, the matter of large crowds in college football stadiums seems highly relevant.
So does the question: If the shots are so wonderful, why are those who received shots so concerned about those who didn't? Aren't you guys protected like an epidemiological suit of armor?
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Anyway, is it okay to use a mail-in ballot to obtain a proof-of-vaccine passport?
Asking for a friend, probably a Vikings fan.

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LeotisHarris's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:32 pm

Try this, my Christian friend. Is not one of Christianity's central tenets caring for your fellow man? Many of those who have been fully-vaccinated (aka "you guys") can and do have compromised immune systems. So, I care that you, my Christian brother and fellow Packers fan, are fully-vaccinated so you don't kill my immuno-comprised family members or any of your loved ones. I also know you have a better chance at not dying if you contract COVID if you are fully-vaccinated.

I feel badly that your parents stripped you of your freedom to die of small pox, suffer heart damage from rheumatic fever, or die from polio, but here you are.

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Swisch's picture

October 26, 2021 at 05:22 pm

God bless you, Leotis.
I sincerely don't understand: How can I kill a person who has the shot, even if that person has a compromised immune system? If they're not protected by the shot, why get the shot?
If I were to get the shot -- but even then could still get COVID and spread COVID -- how would that make a difference to people with compromised immune systems?
Also, as I understand it, small pox killed at a rate of 30%, way above the rate for COVID. For people who are young and healthy -- such as Davante Adams -- the rate seems to be way less than 1%.
As it is, I genuinely wonder if the shot is more of a danger than is COVID, especially in the long term.
By the way, how many COVID shots is a person going to be required to take in the next five years. Will flu shots be required, too.
Finally, I just don't trust the government to be truthful.
A good night to all.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

October 25, 2021 at 09:26 pm

The vaccines are about 70 % effective at preventing contagion with the Delta variant. They are about 95 % effective at preventing hospitalization, and about 99 % effective at preventing death from delta.

At a 70 % effectiveness rate we should expect many positive results even among the vaccinated since the variant is so poorly controlled in most areas. For you or me we would probably not even notice we had caught the variant if we are vaccinated, but since players and coaches are tested so regularly they can't help but know.

The matter of making those who test positive sit out is not about the risk to the football player, it is about the optics of weighing a silly game as more important than public health. I can't go to work if I test positive for Covid, I would guess that is true for nearly everyone - so why on earth would a football player?

Yes I would expect that future flu shots will have the covid antibodies in them as well. They already have SARS antibodies in it so COVID ones in the future are probably in the cards. We will mostly likely take yearly covid and sars antibody boosters with the flu shot.

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Swisch's picture

October 26, 2021 at 05:32 pm

I wonder if some of the dislikers (not necessarily Leotis or LayingtheLaw) consider the government as their god, as their primary family, and as their source of freedom (or lack thereof).
It seems sad to be so readily skeptical of God while submitting so lamely to a regime of political tyrants, business overlords, superficial academics, and groupthink celebrities.
Even worse, these elitists would trample you if you happened to get in their way. They sacrifice people for politics without remorse.
With the grace of God, I won't let them poke at me.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

October 25, 2021 at 07:54 pm

Looks like the Packers just went to a superspreader event - perhaps a game at a crowded stadium.

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Crankbait's picture

October 26, 2021 at 06:55 am

Life is a super spreader event. Get over it.

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GP1's picture

October 26, 2021 at 02:55 am

If one is vaccinated then ones chances of getting Covid-19 are substantially reduced but not reduced to zero.
For every 100 people who contract COVID-19 95 will be unvaccinated and 5 will be vaccinated.
If one is vaccinated one is unlikely to be severely effected much less die but it is still possible.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

October 26, 2021 at 11:52 am

The crazy uncle always shows up.

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TarynsEyes's picture

October 25, 2021 at 05:38 pm

The bs continues, as more and more vaccinated people are testing positive which means they can spread it as being proved by being in contact with others who are vaccinated.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:00 pm

I don't see the issue. The delta variant is twice as contagious as the original recipe. The vaccine is about 72 % medially effective (56 % to 95%) against the delta variant. So of course we expect to see cases. Most vaccinated people would not even notice they have the variant, but football players are tested regularly so cases are shown.

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PearlyBakerBest's picture

October 27, 2021 at 03:59 pm

And the next recipe will be twice as contagious as delta, as long as the unvaccinated keep giving it an avenue to mutate.

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Crankbait's picture

October 26, 2021 at 07:00 am

The hoax continues.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

October 26, 2021 at 01:15 pm

Yeah where l was they put up temporary tents in hospital parking lots, rented out the convention center, rented portable buildings from the local school district, and rented abandoned hotels to admit and treat patients in. It was hoaxing all over the place.

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Lphill's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:27 pm

Adam Schefter reported there will be more Packers testing positive , lets hope he's wrong .

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nygary's picture

October 26, 2021 at 05:31 am

lphill he didn't say there will be more players added to the list. He said he didn't know if there were more players to be added to the list. Watch monday night football. He talks about it at halftime.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 25, 2021 at 06:33 pm

It seems more likely that Adams has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid than that he himself tested positive. In that case, Adams would need to receive negative tests on Wednesday and Thursday in order to play against Arizona.

We know Malik Taylor is on the Covid list, and DC Joe Barry now is on the Covid list. Still, it could be that Adams actually tested positive for Covid. If vaccinated and asymptomatic, he needs two negative tests which are at least 24 hours apart before he can play. Doable to return for AZ.

Everyone seems to "know" that Adams has been vaccinated. If so, he must have tested positive rather than just being in close contact with someone with Covid.

If Adams is unvaccinated, he's out for AZ.

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marpag1's picture

October 25, 2021 at 06:37 pm

Yeah, I don't think fully vaccinated players get banished to the list because of close contact. And I do think we know that Adams is vaccinated, or at least I think Adams once said that he was vaccinated. So I think if he's on the list, he tested positive. Which means that our only hope for Thursday would be if it proves to be a FALSE positive -- which does happen, of course, but it's not much to get your hopes up about.

I could be wrong. I don't follow the covid rules that closely.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 27, 2021 at 04:52 am

Turns out you're right. Now that we know Adams was vaccinated, your logic is compelling.

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PeteK's picture

October 26, 2021 at 12:24 pm

Well, we know the virus is still potent especially the Delta variant. However ,because of vaccinations less people are being infected and many with much less serious effects.

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jannes bjornson's picture

October 26, 2021 at 05:09 am

Less vaccinated people are being infected. 40K plus hospitalized in Minnesota,especially in the rural counties. Get the Vax is the message. Do not follow Vladimir's advice.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:34 pm

I have a good friend who is very healthy and fit who was vaccinated and came down with the Delta Variant. He was sick for close to two weeks though never more than what he described as flu like symptoms. I would imagine Adams will miss at least the Thursday night game if not the game after. I wish Barry and Adams and their families well! I believe other Packer players will be identified in the coming days.

Being there is much talk about whether Adams will be resigned next year I would think this game will be important to see if other WR's can step to the plate. Be nice if MVS is able to return healthy. Someone like Amari getting more playing time and producing. Tonyan and Lazard getting bigger roles. I'm starting to see ESB getting more opportunities and believe he is close to taking some steps. I'm not forgetting #18 (Cobb) either, or the RB's. There is still a lot of talent in the stable and the GBP's just need to let them out and feed them the ball.

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bjkdad44's picture

October 26, 2021 at 09:12 pm

I heard Lazard is on the list too… 😥

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Norm's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:31 pm

Well we know Davante can catch anything so this should come as no surprise.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:33 pm

LOL!

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LeotisHarris's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:34 pm

Well done, Norm!

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crayzpackfan's picture

October 25, 2021 at 09:16 pm

Regardless of mine or others Covid beliefs, it’s a short week, on the road against an undefeated team. Our DC is out and DA is out. Our recent history shows we can win without DA. Our running backs are fresh, so hopefully the team can be resilient like they’ve been since the Saints game and find a way. Hopefully us fans and the team can come together to find common ground and not divide over Covid and other political bullshit.

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NickPerry's picture

October 26, 2021 at 05:43 am

"Our recent history shows we can win without DA."

THIS is exactly what I thought of the moment I heard the news. Lazard and Tonyan came up HUGE against New Orleans last year IIRC. Now personally I'd love DA to be available, but last weeks game was a example of what happens when Rodgers spreads it around. The ONE drive where he started going to Lazard (5 times) and ended with a Rodgers to Lazard TD catch is a perfect example. SPREAD the wealth R, the Packers are a better team.

Also, MLF seems to call his best most creative games if Rodgers is out. Last year they went undefeated without Adams didn't they? Then again we weren't missing half the defense TOO!

SMS... These injuries and now COVID are brutal and just suck.

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Crankbait's picture

October 27, 2021 at 07:04 am

The offense is more productive without Devante Adams.
Much more balanced and Rogers spreads the ball around much more efficiently. It was obvious last year.
I have a really good feeling about this game.

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Todd's picture

October 25, 2021 at 09:23 pm

It’s bad enough having Adams on the list. If QB1 ends up on it, then things will really get interesting.

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PAPackerbacker's picture

October 25, 2021 at 09:29 pm

It's time for other receivers to step up and prove their worth to the team. The Packers have won without Adams before and can do it again. The talent is there. Rodgers just needs to find the open man and get the ball to him. Spread the wealth and good things will happen. Davante Adams will surely be missed but the Packers have proven by past performances that they can win when Davante Adams is sidelined. The most important thing is for Davante Adams to get healthy. The team needs to stay focused on what they can do instead of worrying about what they can't do. Go! Pack! Go!

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Since'61's picture

October 25, 2021 at 10:00 pm

Another reason to run more and pass less against the Cardinals on TNF.

As for Covid 189 million Americans have been vaccinated against Covid -19 as of 10/18/2021. There have been 41,127 covid breakthrough infections out of the 189 million vaccinated people. That is a 0.00002176% rate of infection. Which is extremely low. 10,010 of the breakthrough infections have passed away. Nearly 93% of the deceased had compromised immune systems due to cancer and/or other major illnesses. Colin Powell is the most notable example of someone who was vaccinated for Covid but was also fighting cancer, specifically multiple myeloma, which hinders the immune system's ability to fight infections.

736,000 Americans have died from Covid -19. 98.6% of those deaths are unvaccinated and 1.4% had been vaccinated. At least for me it's difficult to argue with those numbers.

My son and daughter in-law who are both doctors and provide me with the data on Covid. They both know that our only way out this pandemic is to get people vaccinated. They also know that the vaccines do not have a 100% efficacy which is the reason for the booster shots. And yes we may need to get an annual Covid shot just like an annual flu shot at least for the next several years until they develop a vaccine which will work against all respiratory viruses. Which the medical community is working on.

I realize that many people don't want to get vaccinated for a variety of reasons but the fact remains that the only way out of this pandemic is to get the population vaccinated. Until we do we put our children at risk, our elderly, our immune compromised, we impact schools and our economy at every level including sports and most regrettably of all people will continue to die who don't need to die. Not politics, just reality.

In any case the Packers now need to figure out how to win in AZ without Adams. We've done it before. GPG! Thanks, Since '61

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Todd's picture

October 25, 2021 at 10:16 pm

Two thumbs up, Since’61.

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Since'61's picture

October 25, 2021 at 10:46 pm

I appreciate it Todd. Thanks, Since ‘61

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Minniman's picture

October 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm

In addition to Since 61's comment re vaccine efficacy:

There are 2 classes of vaccine - those that work to PREVENT infection (e.g the human papillomavirus [HPV or cervical cancer causing virus), and those that work to LIMIT an infection by early activation of the correct immune response to the infection ( e.g. Flu and COVID shots).

Sure, people are going to exercise their prerogative to risk assess getting the vaccine - but please don't judge it a fraud because vaccinated people are still getting COVID...... it's never been promoted as a panacea ...... rather a promoter of the 'bend, don't break" philosophy for your immune system.

.......... probably a bad thing using a Dom Capers philosophical maxim there......... it was the best that I had at the time! :)

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13TimeChamps's picture

October 26, 2021 at 09:30 am

Possibly the most sensible, informative comment on this subject throughout this thread. Thank you!

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Since'61's picture

October 26, 2021 at 12:09 pm

Excellent comment, Minniman and accurate. Be well. Thanks, Since '61

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NickPerry's picture

October 26, 2021 at 05:52 am

Thank you Since '61, we can always count on you for an excellent comment. Clearly Since '61's comment has FACTS instead of opinions or conspiracy theory's which the later drive me nuts. A fellow who works with us thinks the government is going to inject him with a tracking device. To top it off this guy is one of those who has every sell diagnosed illness in the world.

Just great to read a sensible comment with IMO have some facts to back it up.

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jurp's picture

October 26, 2021 at 07:49 am

I love the tracking device comments from people who carry phones that... wait for it... carry a GPS tracking device!

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Since'61's picture

October 26, 2021 at 12:08 pm

Nick as usual we agree and as always I appreciate your generous comment. Conspiracy theories at best take focus away from the primary issues and at their worst enable fear and create alternative realities/fantasies.

To abandon facts is to enable shifting accountability from ourselves to others (the conspiracy). As a consultant I believe in looking into multiple approaches and processes to create an appropriate solution for my client. However, benchmarks must established to narrow down the appropriate choices and establish a baseline or facts upon which sound decisions can be made.

The same process applies to the Covid pandemic. And as of today the facts support vaccinations not only because of their efficacy against Covid-19 but because we know that in the past vaccines have eradicated polio, smallpox, measles and numerous other diseases which once afflicted millions of people. Facts which support that vaccinations work.

IMO the most significant fact is that we are fortunate to live a country which has the vaccine, it's easily accessible and it's free. Meanwhile there are literally at least 100 countries without the vaccine or the means to acquire it and distribute it to their people. We speak about having choice here in the USA while much of the world's population has no choice at all. We have no excuse and no reason to complain.

When we ignore or deny or create our own facts (conspiracy theories) we do so at our peril. Stay well.
Thanks, Since '61

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4thand1's picture

October 26, 2021 at 06:38 am

TY TY Since'61. All we can do is present facts and hope people will wake up. I personally know people who have died for no reason. "it's just the flu", killed them.

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Since'61's picture

October 26, 2021 at 12:03 pm

4th, regrettably I know 4 people who have perished due to Covid-19 including one of my wife's uncles. However, those people were lost prior to the distribution of the vaccine. The other issue with Covid-19 is that even if a person survives they may still suffer permanent damage to their lungs, kidney, liver and other major organs. Damage which will require life long treatment and a reduced quality of life. Stay well. Thanks, Since '61

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Crankbait's picture

October 26, 2021 at 07:12 am

Overblown.

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greengold's picture

October 26, 2021 at 12:58 pm

As a former Respiratory Therapist who managed countless ventilators, and resuscitated thousands of people in a 13 year span of my life, I'm grateful for your message here, my friend. Hopefully, it helps others.

COVID has been tough on our teams, players, fans, families, friends & communities. I just want to wish everyone here and their families the very best along the way.

The Packers face their biggest test of the season to date in AZ. Hopefully, they persevere and add another W.

GPG

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Since'61's picture

October 26, 2021 at 02:32 pm

Great message greengold. I applaud your front line efforts to help people through your work.

Best of health to you and yours as well. Stay safe.
Thanks, Since ‘61

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4thand1's picture

October 26, 2021 at 06:33 am

Will we see Amari Rodgers get some significant snaps if Devonte can't play? It always seemed that it was McCarthy that kept rookies out of games but appears it might be someone else?

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Oppy's picture

October 26, 2021 at 08:58 am

I never thought about that, 4tand1.

There were a lot of things that got pinned on MM that were actually owned by Rodgers, but I never thought about the reluctance to play the young guys.

Could be.

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Minniman's picture

October 26, 2021 at 02:52 pm

I'm not sure if this directly correlates to support you and 4th, but I remember watching an extended interview of Gute after the last draft. The reporters were probing why he took a CB in R1 over a WR. Apart from Gute saying that he thought that Stokes was a better selection than any of the WR's on the board at the time, he also went on to say that he thought that WR's were by-and-large not productive in year 1 anyway (sure, there are outliers, like Justin Jefferson etc).

I think it depends on the team and their ability to scheme enough for the rookie WR's strengths.

I think that it's a given that if 17 isn't rolling then he'll see more snaps, however with the short week this week, I'm not sure how much planning MLF can do to give him a breakout game.

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Crankbait's picture

October 26, 2021 at 06:51 am

Good news, now the offense will finally take off.

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edp1959's picture

October 26, 2021 at 08:30 pm

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Crankbait's picture

October 26, 2021 at 07:03 am

You do realize people this is all political garbage? If Joe Barry has Covid, at least the entire defense, by their own liberal rules, should be quarantined.
But you know that won't happen.

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jurp's picture

October 26, 2021 at 07:51 am

Since it can take up to 10 days for a person to test positive once exposed to covid, it is not out of the realm of possibility that that could, in fact, happen. In which case we wind up forfeiting one or more games.

As for "political garbage", I prefer to not be a member of a death-cult, thank you.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

October 26, 2021 at 12:02 pm

Give it up, Melania.

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