Aaron Rodgers meant no disrespect. When someone asked the Green Bay Packers quarterback what he learned about second-year wide receiver Geronimo Allison during Sunday’s 27-24 overtime victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at Lambeau Field — a game in which Allison caught six passes for 122 yards, including a 72-yard catch-and-run to set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning 27-yard field goal — Rodgers’ reply wasn’t intended to be mean-spirited. He just wanted to be crystal clear. What did he learn? Well … “No disrespect, but nothing. I’ve known Geronimo has been a player for a long time,” Rodgers said of Allison, who came to Green Bay as an undrafted free agent from Illinois last season, and quickly earned a spot on the 53-man roster after starting the season on the practice squad. “He’s a fantastic part of our offense, does a lot of things really, really well, he’s a tough kid, a really tough competitor. “I remember the first day I watched him at training camp, I said, ‘How do you not get drafted?’ I said, ‘This kid’s fantastic. He’s got a great attitude.’ … I’m really proud of him.” Rodgers not only hit Allison on the game’s biggest play — a free play after the Bengals jumped offside, sending Allison and the Packers’ other receivers on all-go routes on the third play of overtime — but he also went to Allison to jump-start the game-tying drive (a 17-yard catch on the first play) and on a crucial third-down completion (an 11-yard catch) on which Allison atoned for a drop on the previous play.
Packers: Geronimo Allison calls his big day 'a blessing'
Wisconsin State Journal | Sep 25