Well, color me perplexed! Apparently, coaches around the NFL were not very impressed with the Green Bay Packers offense in 2015.
So says Sports Illustrated’s Andy Benoit.
I mean, cue this guy…
No one was impressed with the Green Bay Packers offense in 2015. There were a litany of problems, which this site went over what seems like a million times during and after the season.
One of the biggest issues was Tom Clements, who Mike McCarthy decided to let call plays until December, when he finally ripped those duties away. Clements thought he could still run all of that vertical passing game crap even though the Packers had no vertical threat after Jordy Nelson got injured. He also refused to run the football. When it became apparent receivers couldn’t get open, Clements refused to change his game plan to feature the types of plays that create space by design.
So, yes. That was a total disaster.
Couple that with Aaron Rodgers being uncharacteristically bad and you got what you got, which wasn’t much.
Here’s another revelation.
Please, tell me more…
Like, tell which NFL offense isn’t reliant on talent.
Seriously, is there a good NFL offense out there that doesn’t have any talent? One that achieves based on scheme alone?
We would really love to see that. Then we could employ that scheme, plug in Ted’s favorite 11 undrafted free agents and become a juggernaut!
Let’s do it!
I am unimpressed with total packers journalists
Well, one offense that relies heavily on scheme and not so much talent is the saints offensive system. Of course for an offensive system like that, it requires great qb play AND a great offensive coordinator to maximize the talents of the skill position players. Besides Jimmy Graham and Reggie Bush, what elite physical specimens has that offense had? Just my opinion, but I always thought colston was just a very average player in a perfect situation. New England is another example. Mostly average talent with a few exceptions.
Last year was literally the perfect storm for an offensive implosion. Lost #1 receiver. Another young receiver that showed signs of being a playmaker was lost in game 6. Your running backs weight ballooned and the running game lost a lot of explosiveness. The play on the offensive line regressed. Couple that with AR missing more throws than usual, and the already mentioned lack of imagination in playcalling, and last year is what you get.
People get really annoyed at me for some reason. I… wait a second, is today Tuesday? Was I supposed to be saving Earth today? Where am I? What is this stuff?