“We're not going to put a number on it,” Packers Jordy Nelson said of his snap count. “We've discussed it. I think the situation of being in Jacksonville, we'll play it by snap-by-snap to be honest with you. There's a lot of things that could happen differently. But seeing how the possessions are taken, seeing what the weather is like, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of guys are rotating to stay fresh.
“Going through camp and everything would have prepared me better. But that’s not the situation I’ve been put in. I was in the meetings, I was at practice, I ran routes, so I’m not — I don’t feel like I’m behind.”
With seven receivers on the roster — five of which are expected to play Sunday — coach Mike McCarthy has the luxury of easing Nelson back onto the field. The hot and muggy climate in Florida is likely to trigger more frequent substitutions anyway, and in that regard, the sticky opener might be beneficial.
This doesn't sound like a player who is supremely confident in his stamina or his ability to play a full complement of snaps in Week 1. He's still starter-quality, but owners should lower their expectations heading into Sunday.