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Through six games Montravius Adams Jersey White , Davante Adams’ receiving numbers are backing up the big contract that the team gave him last December. Adams, who signed a four-year contract extension worth $19.5 million per season, became the ninth-highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL based on per-year average.But for now, the Packers’ unquestioned top receiver is playing like a top-five wideout in the NFL, and he’s threatening to not just break, but shatter a team record set 25 years ago.In Monday’s thrilling 33-30 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Adams was targeted 16 times and caught ten balls for 132 yards and a pair of touchdowns. That takes Adams’ totals up to 47 receptions, 557 yards, and six scores on the season.Projecting these numbers out to a full 16-game season would not just get Adams his first 1,000-yard year, but would put him close to 1,500 yards — 1,485 to be exact. That yardage total would put Adams in third place all-time in Packers history Bryan Bulaga Jersey , trailing only Jordy Nelson’s stellar 2014 season (1,519 yards, coincidentally coming in Adams’ rookie year) and Robert Brooks’ 1995 season (1,497 yards).But those reception totals? That’s a pace we haven’t seen in from a Packers receiver ever. 47 catches through six games projects out to 125 catches over an entire season, which would shatter Sterling Sharpe’s team record of 112, set in 1993. Also impressive is the fact that Adams is catching just shy of 2鈦? of his targets, with a catch rate of 66.2%. Among the team’s top ten reception seasons (since targets were first tallied), only Sharpe’s 1992 and Randall Cobb’s 2014 feature higher catch rates.As for Adams’ ability to stack up across the league? He currently sits third in receptions behind Minnesota’s Adam Thielen (58) and Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz (48), and ranks sixth in receiving yardage. His two scores pulled him into a five-way tie for receiving touchdowns, however.To make a long story short, Adams is threatening to do something that no Packer has ever done before, and he’s putting up his best numbers while his veteran counterparts, Geronimo Allison and Randall Cobb Kyle Murphy Jersey White , are out of the lineup. It’s been a heck of a start for #17, and there are no signs of him slowing down. And Matt LaFleur looks like just the guy to do it."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareShareThe Packers’ recent struggles on play action are fixableChristopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SportsOne of the weirdest things about the Green Bay Packers’ Mike McCarthy era — especially in recent years — is the team’s lack of success using play action. For most of the league, play action passing is an easy way to generate big plays, but for the Aaron Rodgers-led Packer offense, it’s been an exercise in futility. In 2018 the Packers were one of the few teams to average more yards on conventional passing plays than on play-action passing plays, ranking 30th on yards per play action pass and 31st on the difference between play action and regular passing. This isn’t just a one-year anomaly, as the team has been consistently bad in this area. They were also 31st in 2016, Rodgers’ most recent healthy season before 2018. It’s frankly kind of weird, and the reason why this is the case isn’t readily apparent. It’s an important question because Matt LaFleur loves play action, and his Titans ran it 6th-most in the league last season. They were also pretty effective in doing so, averaging a full two yards per play more on play action than on conventional passing plays. If the problem with Packer play action was simply Mike McCarthy’s play calling, there is enormous potential improvement on offense. If, however Womens Vince Biegel Jersey , this issue is based more in personnel, the Packers may crash and burn.When Play Action FailsAs is often the case, there is not one primary reason the Packers struggled in this area. Instead, several unrelated issues combined to ruin their run fakes and render their passing game average. Lack of DeceptionThe first thing you notice about the Packers if you watch any tape at all, is just how predictable they are. They tend to use one personnel group and one basic set of routes, but it’s amazing how many different ways they manage to be boring. When the Packers pass, they almost always do so out of shotgun. In the rare instances when they pass from under center, it’s almost always out of play action. This makes any Packer play from under center extremely easy to read. Since there are almost no conventional drop backs, and because having the Packers run on you is itself a win, opposing defenses simply default to pass defense.That may help Aaron Jones and company, but it’s murder on the passing game. Interior LineThe Packers’ line is quite good, especially when they’re pass blocking, but play action presents an interesting challenge http://www.packerslockerroom.com/authentic-josh-jackson-jersey , and does not play to their strengths. First, their guards were a weakness in 2018, and they were only passable because the rest of the line was so good at compensating. When blocking for play action, you can’t fire off the ball like you can for a running play because you can’t end up downfield. As a result, the interior of the line sometimes got pushed around, and interior pressure will blow up play action quicker than anything. Rodgers had more throwaways on play action than any team should simply because he turned around into immediate pressure fairly regularly. They were much more effective in shotgun, where Rodgers could survey the field and adjust to pressure. Aaron’s Conservative PlayAaron Rodgers is cautious to a fault, not risking any throw that could turn into an interception. He also has had issues in making quick decisions over the last four seasons. On a play action pass, the quarterback often has his back turned to the play, delaying his ability to make reads, and compounding some of Rodgers issues.On this play:Rodgers ended up checking down to Randall Cobb for a short gain, however he likely had a big play to Aaron Jones on the back side if he wanted, and Davante Adams was also going to be open in space coming across the formation on the second level. Rodgers missed a lot of big throws this year Brett Hundley Jersey White , and play action was no exception. Fixing this issue is one of Matt LaFleur’s biggest challenges.Lack of CreativityA good play action call shouldn’t just surprise the defense. It should pressure the defense by creating situations where the offense has easy passes with running personnel. While a tight end like Marcedes Lewis may not be your prototypical pass catcher, the defenders put on the field to deal with his run blocking are even worse pass defenders, and play action should exploit that fact. Play action should also exploit the space created by linebackers who bite on the run fake. Too often, Packer plays were simply base plays that just happened to follow play action, making them easy to diagnose and ineffective.LaFleur excels on running plays with “opposite” personnel, and loves play action specifically to generate big plays. The Packers suffered from an enormous structural disadvantage in this area, and even if Aaron Rodgers has experience some decline, embracing and succeeding on play action can fix any number of their problems.