I know I have ripped James Jones in the past and may do so again, but given the in my mind uncertain future of Donald Driver and the fragility of Jermichael Finley I am very happy Jones is back.
I think this is the year Driver hits the wall, much like the now retired Randy Moss did last year. With Greg Jennings emerging as one of the NFL’s best receivers and Jordy Nelson coming on strong late last year, add Jones back to that group and it is as solid as they come.
Driver may prove me wrong, he’s done so in the past and is a true pro who is always in game shape. If he is fully healed from the serious ankle injury he suffered in the Super Bowl he will not go down without a fight, but my top three wideouts are Jennings, Jordy and Jones.
How Finley fits in this is anybody’s guess, but that probably won’t be a problem for two many weeks considering his injury history. If he does stay healthy there won’t be enough balls to keep everybody happy. However, Finley would be the only one to openly complain about it. The jury is still out on him but he could turn T.O. at any time if he’s not happy.
The Packers’ passing game will be as potent as ever with Jones back and they also won’t have to rush Randall Cobb into action. If Aaron Rodgers can keep everybody happy they could be something really special on offense.