No one will be happy to see the Pro Bowl make a guard-turn-left tackle elgaton jenkins Back in action after missing the last three games from tight end Robert Tony (above), whose root-running opportunities have been affected by the need to stay and provide extra pass protection by cutting edge rushers to help the offensive line before going out to catch the pass.
Although there are other reasons why Tonin comes into the game with only nine receptions for 82 yards and one touchdown — after catching 52 passes for 586 yards and 11 TDs a year earlier — his assist in safety is the biggest factor, according to Lafleur. .
“If you look at some of the things that we’ve done over the past few weeks to help take some of the pressure off, we’re seeing more of those people in chip roles,” LaFleur explained. “It’s very, very hard to engage in the passing game unless you’re flat out late to the outlet.
“It says a lot about him, just in terms of his willingness to buy into the total team concept, because it doesn’t come easily. I know he wants his goals, and of course we like to get him football.” But in the last few weeks we have unfortunately had to use it in a few other ways.”
Getting Tonneen, who has been targeted only 17 times so far this season after being targeted 59 times during their breakout season a year ago, getting more involved will certainly help the Packers’ red-zone troubles, and while he’s been on the verge of getting hit by a target of just 17 times this season. Haven’t complained about your role. (“We’re 3-1, we’re good, and that stuff will come right now,” he said last week), the Packers know that offense is more productive when Toyn is more involved.