July 6, 2022

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It’s a challenge but also an opportunity

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It’s a challenge but also an opportunity

Hello Insiders, taking any bets on whether Davante Adams equals or beats his production in Green Bay with Derek Carr and the Raiders?

Gambling is illegal at Bushwood, sir, but I admittedly would be surprised if Adams outproduces what he did with Aaron Rodgers. Don’t get me wrong – Davante could easily have an All-Pro year with Carr, but his production with Rodgers came at a breakneck pace. Adams was targeted 318 times in 30 regular-season games the last two years. As much as Carr loves Adams, he also has two established veterans in Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow who’ll want their touches, too.

Kevin from Santa Rosa, CA

I can’t wait for the 2022 season to start. I also don’t like to get into what might happen next year. However, I couldn’t help but look at your list of restricted and unrestricted free agents coming up. WOW! That seems like a lot of key names on that list. Is that a normal, or is a large number of players to re-sign?

Before you say you don’t want to get into next year, I’ll remind you of the army of Packers fans groaning about how this 2022 season might shape up last year. And basically, each and every one of us was wrong in our prognostications. So, yeah, don’t worry about 2023. Set your sights on what’s ahead in 2022.

I had no idea Mason Crosby has been in the league as long as he has, and is approaching Brett Favre’s consecutive-starts team record. Both have had stellar careers and we’ve been fortunate to have such consistency across two vital positions for so long. Do you think Crosby has it in him to threaten Favre’s NFL record? Thanks for all you guys do with the II. Go Pack Go!

I do. As incredible as Favre’s streak was, what Crosby has done is impressive in its own right. He’s been tough, durable and consistent at a position where it can be difficult for a player to stay employed with one team for 15 years.

Roger from Lakewood Ranch, FL

Good morning, Wes. Loved your answer to Scott from Downs, IL. “It’s like walking up to the all-you-can-eat buffet before close. You scan the counter and make the best of a bad situation.” Think that might make a great II T-shirt? If that’s too long, how about just the first sentence, and let people figure out their own punch line? Bet they could come up with some pretty imaginative responses.

What happens at the all-you-can-eat buffet before close, stays at the all-you-can-eat buffet before close.

I’m going with perch and fries, and a frosty mug.

You can have your perch. Spoff can have his walleye. I’m already in the car headed to Arlington for some all-you-can-eat bluegill with Kevin. Have a great weekend.