sport

Green Bay Packers were not surprised by the warm start of Robert Tony Aaron Rodges

Green Bay, Wis. – Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonion Quarterback knows Aaron Rodgers He’s going to start the season with a tear – how, he will not say – but after a quarter of that season the Tonian NFL

But here’s Tony with five touchdown catches – beating the Atlanta Falcons at Lambo Field 30-16 on Monday night – and the Packers here thanks the 36-year-old quarterback for an almost flawless start to the season 4-0.

“Before the season, I already knew it was going to happen,” Tonnie said when asked about the Rodgers star game in the first quarter of the season. “I already knew this was going to happen. That’s all I had to say.”

The numbers say the rest: they have scored at least 30 points without turnover in each of the first four games – the Elias Sports Bureau says they are the first team in NFL history to start a season with four such games. They have made it into various contributors when dealing with alleged injuries. They played their second game in a row without the Pro Bowl White receiver Downton Adams (Femur) and No. 2 receiver Alan Lazard were absent (he was out indefinitely due to a major muscle injury, which required surgery a few days after his career-best play in Week 3).

And don’t forget that Packers didn’t draft a wide receiver in the receiver-rich draft, instead Rodgers took it as an alternative, Jordan Love, First round.

If last year the Packers were at odds with Rodgers in the 13-3 season, he is doing it now.

He completed 27 of 33 passes for 327 yards and four touchdowns against the Falcons. This season, he has 13 touchdown passes without interruption – the fourth highest number of touchdowns without interruption in a team’s first four games in NFL history.

Tonyn is there to thank him at least after Monday night.

A former unconstructed free agent from the state of Indiana, he began his career as a quarterback, not a newcomer to Green Bay. He has been with the Packers since the final month of the 2017 season when he was signed to the coaching staff. He formed the team in 2018 and had four catches and a touchdown for 77 yards despite playing in 16 games. He was ready to leave last season, but suffered a hip injury that eventually required office surgery and caught 10 passes and a touchdown per 100 yards.

Tony, 49s is an off-season workout partner of tight end George Kittle (who Tweeted his approval Tony’s performance on Monday night several times), he got the chance this season after the Bakers cut their primary tight end in the last two years, Jimmy Graham. They too were without senior tight end Mercedes Lewis (Knee) Against Atlanta on Monday.

With six catches for 98 yards and three scores against the Falcons, Tony ran his season touchdown total to five – linked to the Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans For most touchdown catches in the NFL. In four games, Tony has matched Graham’s touchdown output with the Packers in 32 games in the previous two seasons.

“You can’t help but get a lot of respect [Tonyan], “Rodgers said.” I don’t think it’s me. There were a lot of people who actually saw it, saw him trying to fight to stay out, and he earned a lot of our respect. In terms of talent, we always knew. He’s a talented guy, it’s a period before a game like this happens. But talking about respect and trust, and trusting a guy, we saw with Bobby last year. “

Tonion’s third and final touchdown of the night – 21-yard in the third quarter – scored some extra points in his quarterback. Falcons guard Jamal Carter dragged him and he stumbled after making a full barrel roll.

“I’ve been doing yoga twice a week, so I think Somerset helped,” Donyan teased. “I got up on my feet again. I knew the next thing the ball was in the air. Aaron grabbed it and I got up and threw it at me. But yeah, it’s crazy.”

Now, bakers are entering their pie week, meaning players will have to be at Green Bay due to the daily COVID-19 test – Rodgers said it was “completely absorbed” but apparently that’s it [given] Status “- and this will allow Adams to return to the 6th week show Tom Brady And Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida.

If Rodgers seems to enjoy doing it without some of his most trusted playmakers, he should do a good job of faking it.

“Not really; I like them,” he said. “I want to keep us as healthy as possible, but the beauty of this game is that it’s very rare, whether it’s playing with injuries or playing with injuries, guys, it’s just part of the game. They have the opportunity to be in the making, and you can learn a lot about character and ability in those moments. “

Queenie Bell

"Introvert. Avid gamer. Wannabe beer advocate. Subtly charming zombie junkie. Social media trailblazer. Web scholar."

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Close
Close