Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is busy preparing for the week 11 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers. One offensive weapon to worry about is wide receiver Keenan Allen. He has been on a tear lately and in a recent interview, LaFleur said that Allen reminds him of Packers legend Davante Adams.
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Matt LaFleur Thinks Keenan Allen Looks A Lot Like Davante Adams
“There’s a lot of elements to his game that remind me of Davante,” LaFleur said in his press conference today. Allen certainly has had a storied career. He just crossed 10,000 career receiving yards something the always-entertaining Chargers social media team recognized with a two-hour-long video of every yard. Allen’s career has often been marred by weird injuries and playing on a chronically underperforming team. However, his connection with Justin Herbert this season has made him a problem for opposing defenses.
Can The Packers Slow Him Down?
It is going to be a tall task, especially considering the state of the defense. Jaire Alexander was back at practice today but it is unclear whether he will be ready for Sunday. While Carrington Valentine and Corey Ballentine played well on Sunday, Allen is a savvy veteran who can make young corners look silly. This is a tough stretch for the Packers with the Chargers and Chiefs coming to Lambeau and a Thanksgiving matchup in Detriot over the next three games. Holding Allen to a pedestrian day would be a huge confidence boost going into the other two games.
LaFleur and Joe Barry have their work cut out for them. If Jordan Love and the offense continue to improve, this could turn into an offensive shootout.