Davante Adams wears it like a badge of honor. Of course, he has no choice. The bulge on the outside of his upper left arm is there to stay.
“Feel it,” Adams offers.
Sure enough, there’s something Trumaine Johnson Youth Jersey unmistakably unnatural under the skin.
“It’s calcium buildup from breaking it,” Adams said.
No one’s going to reinstall Mike McCarthy’s team as the Super Bowl favorite it was back in August, but the fire-the-coach crowd should be quelled for at least a week. And no, the Packers didn’t make up any ground in the NFC North; at 5-6, they’re still two games behind the first-place Detroit Lions but have the middling Houston Texans (6-5) up next at Lambeau Field.
“The fact of the matter is this is one win,” McCarthy said. “We’re 5-6. We need to stay the course. We look at this as a launching pad. Definitely a game we can build off of.”
The idea that they could win out might not sound as crazy as it did when Rodgers stood Tyler Higbee Youth Jersey at his locker last Wednesday and said: “I feel like we can run the table, I really do.”
Rodgers reasoned that “the offense is starting to click a little bit more; we’ve just got to put together a game where we’re more consistent from the first snap to the last. We’ve been, I think, getting closer to that. We’ve really been clicking, at times, in the last few games.”
That much held true.
Back to the quick-passing offense that has worked in spots this season, Rodgers got rolling early — most of it to Adams, who caught touchdowns of 12 and 20 yards (the latter on a thread-the-needle throw). Adams became the third player this season with 100 receiving yards and two touchdown catches on Monday Night Football.
Adams at first neglects to mention that he didn’t break his arm just once. Or even twice. No, as the Green Bay Packers receiver sits in his locker, he eventually reveals that he broke it three times as a kid. The same arm. In the same spot.