Green Bay Packers rookie receiver Romeo Doubs has already been the star of his team’s training camp, and he caught three passes on seven targets for 45 yards and a touchdown last week in his preseason debut against the San Francisco 49ers.
One play from that game that Doubs would like back was quarterback Jordan Love’s second interception of the day. As we pointed out, the interceptions really weren’t Love’s fault,
Against the Saints on Friday night, Doubs posterized cornerback Brian Allen, going up where Allen couldn’t defend Love’s pass.
This is almost identical to the pass Doubs let turn into an INT last week. Finished it for a TD this week. pic.twitter.com/c1xJ5YOIaa
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) August 20, 2022
Mr. Bukowski is correct. Let’s review that interception against the 49ers, where we see that cornerback Samuel Womack simply had more “want-to” to the ball for his first pick of two on the day.
The touchdown against the Saints was more of a stutter/fade, as opposed to the straight out-route concept, but the point stands, and it’s clear that Doubs is learning quickly to sand over his rough spots.
As our own Mark Schofield has pointed out, this will make Doubs a real problem for the Packers’ opponents this season.