Jordy Nelson: We need more balance on offense
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GREEN BAY- The Packers have wrapped up their preseason games and don't play their first regular season contest until September 9 vs. the San Francisco 49ers.
Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson told Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure" on the "Jordy Nelson Show" that he can't wait for the start of the regular season.
"I'm going to relax a little bit (over the weekend)...then work hard on Monday and focus on San Francisco."
The Packers are coming off a historic season, particularly on offense. The team scored 560 points -- demolishing their previous record of 461 points scored in 2009.
2011 was also a special year for Nelson, as he set personal highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns. His 15 receiving touchdowns tied for 3rd most in the NFL.
In Nelson's opinion, the Packers actually need to run the football more to sustain a high-ranking offensive unit.
"(We) need to run the ball better, and more often."
The Packers added running back Cedric Benson during the preseason, and in the Packers' final two preseason games Benson gained 49 yards on 10 carries.
"He's looked great, really quick," said Nelson. "Great addition to the team."
With the Packers having such an explosive offense, and the vast number of football fans partaking in fantasy football -- Nelson gets more than his fair share of fantasy football requests.
He told the show that quite often he will hear, "'Forget about the Packers, help my fantasy team.'"
If Nelson is able to have another 1,000+ receiving yards, 10+ TD season -- Packers fans and fantasy owners will be more than thrilled with the fifth-year wide receiver from Kansas State.