With the injuries to the wide receiver corps, the Packers had to call upon a different group on Sunday. Juwann Winfree was called up from the practice squad. Matt LaFleur talked about how Romeo Doubs needed to carry more of the load. The Packers WR snap counts show who Matt LaFleur trusts.
Packers WR Snap Counts Week 3
WR snap counts Sunday in Tampa Bay:
Allen Lazard — 56
Romeo Doubs — 55
Randall Cobb — 25
Juwann Winfree — 13
Amari Rodgers — 3
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It is clear that with Sammy Watkins out, Allen Lazard and Romeo Doubs are the top two receivers. Randall Cobb always will have a place but because of his age and role he use used more sparingly. It is clear those are the only receivers the Packers trust. Juwann Winfree only saw 13 snaps total and didn’t make an impact. Amari Rodgers was again not given any opportunity playing only 3 snaps. Who knows what Amari Rodgers has done but it is clear that the Packers do not trust him. With how the Packers play, it is not surprising that they only trust a select few in the wide receiving corps.
Variety Of Targets
The Packers have great pass catching backs in Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon. Tight end Robert Tonyan has been a favorite target of Aaron Rodgers. Tight end Tyler Davis saw some good plays in Sunday’s win as well. With such a variety of targets, the Packers are not completely reliant on wide receivers to pick up yards. In fact, a lot of big chunk plays have come from Aaron Jones this season. Also, with Christian Watson and presumably Sammy Watkins coming back, there is not much sense in giving practice squad receivers many reps.
The weirdest one is Amari Rodgers. Packers fans would love to hear the story on what made the Packers sour on Amari Rodgers. If he is on the team just to return punts, there does not seem much sense into using a roster spot for only that role. It isn’t a young player bias either. Romeo Doubs only got one less snap than Allen Lazard. Clearly the Packers trust him. As the season moves forward, it will be interesting to see how these snap counts change over the course of the season.