A win is a win, right? Sure, but some wins are more encouraging than others.
The Green Bay Packers won 10 games in 2015, but not many of them were particularly encouraging. One of the main reasons for that is because the offense didn’t live up to expectations.
“I don’t think we played very well offensively,” Rodgers said. “Two bad red-zone trips and a really embarrassing last drive there for us on offense. But we won. It’s tough to win in this league; it’s tough to win on the road. We’re 1-0 and going back to Minnesota with a chance to open up that stadium.
“There’s a lot of football left in the season.”
Rodgers finished with just 199 yards passing and the Packers were outgained 348 to 294. He went on to suggest communication was an issue — communication between the players and even communication with the plays.
No surprise here. It’s something we talked about throughout the preseason when the Packers weren’t playing a number of their starters, including Rodgers. The offense was bound to be rusty as the season started.
Hopefully, they’ll only get better from here and won’t remain at their lackluster 2015 level.
Mike McCarthy wasn’t blameless in the miscommunication meltdowns. He didn’t admit it at 1st, but when Tom Silverstein pressed him about it, McCarthy 1st got salty to Silverstein, then admitted it was his fault.
It’s so hard for Mike to admit mistakes, and it’s even harder for him not to get pissed off at anyone questioning him about them.
I think they call it a God complex.
Really wish MN game wasn’t for a couple more weeks.