Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is excited. He’s excited about the Packers’ offense heading into the 2017 season.
Do you know what he isn’t excited about? The same thing the rest of us aren’t excited about.
The Green Bay Packers’ defense.
Rodgers told Evan Daniels — who he just spent some time in the Dominican Republic with — as much.
“We probably need a couple more pieces on defense before the season starts, but we’re going to be really tough to stop on offense,” Rodgers said of a unit that has added tight ends Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks. “(Coach) Mike (McCarthy) has a great system that’s ever evolving and changing, and I put my stamp on it once we get it down on paper.”
“It’s exciting, man. Green Bay Packers fans should be excited.”
Granted, all I saw in that comment was: We probably need a couple more pieces on defense before the season starts.
That doesn’t mean it wasn’t the most important part. We’ve channelled the early-80s Packers when talking about this before. Score 55, give up 56!
The 2017 Packers should be able to put up plenty of points. The question is, how many are they going to allow? The brass has done nothing to address the team’s biggest deficiencies this season. Defense, specifically the cornerback position and the pass rush.
Wonder if those were the two pieces Rodgers was referring to?