We talked about it on Thursday — the fact that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is mobile again and what that means. Rodgers, who was limited by a calf injury in the final games of the 2014 season, concurred with coach Mike McCarthy’s assessment.
It’s go time!
“I was a pocket quarterback at the end of last year because of the injury,” Rodgers said. “I’m back to playing the way I like to play, which is to extend plays when I can and get rid of it when I need to. [When] I have an opportunity to escape the pocket and create a different angle, then I’m going to. It’s nice to be back.”
The Packers can certainly win games with Rodgers as a pocket quarterback, but they’re much more dangerous when Rodgers has full mobility.
He’s able to extend plays, which puts further pressure on the defense and gives his receivers more of an opportunity to get open. It’s almost like sandlot football.
Defenses can study the Packers offense all they want, but when those plays get extended and guys just start running to open spots on the field, knowing the offensive tendencies doesn’t matter.
We’re getting excited to see this offense unleashed again. Is the regular season almost here?
This has me concerned. There is NOTHING wrong with the way Aaron played at the end of the season last year. I have been saying for years that Aaron needs to stay in the pocket more. Before he lost some of his mobility Aaron had a bad habit of leaving a perfectly good pocket to roll outside when it wasnt needed. Sometimes costing us big plays.
Yes Aaron can be dangerous out of the pocket, but he is just fine in the pocket and should look to stay in the pocket FIRST and scramble only when breakdowns occur.