On Wednesday, Weston Hodkiewicz took a glimpse at the relaxing off-season of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson in the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Following the Packers shocking 37-20 drubbing at the hands of the Giants during the divisional round of the playoffs last season, Nelson packed his bags and headed to his native Kansas for some much-needed rest.
“When the season is over, I go back home and don’t think about football for a while. As much as people talk about refreshing the body, I think you have to refresh the mind as well,” said the 26-year-old wide out. If any wide receiver this side of Calvin Johnson needed a rest during the off-season, it’s Nelson. It was a very busy year for the former Kansas State Wildcat as he grabbed 68 receptions for 1,263 yards and a whopping 15 touchdowns. Just a season earlier, Nelson was a second-string role player in the league’s best offense; now he’s a household name not only throughout Wisconsin, but among football fans from coast to coast.
Though he comprehends the amazing season he had in 2011, Nelson stays realistic about his objectives for 2012. “At our position, I don’t think you can set a goal that I’m going to have 1,200 yards because a defense can double-cover you every game and you might not even catch a ball,” said Nelson. One tends to think Jordy Nelson, with his excellent work ethic and amazing talent, will be catching a whole lot more balls from Aaron Rodgers this season.