Aaron Rodgers is not happy with the Green Bay Packers offense and, it appears, coach Mike McCarthy’s game plan.
The Packers put up 423 yards of offense on Sunday, but they scored just 22 points in a game in which they seemingly should have had a lot more.
Rodgers called the offense terrible and specifically mentioned the lack of opportunities for receiver Davante Adams and tight end Jimmy Graham.
“We were a championship defensive-level and non-playoff team offensive-level today. That was not great by any stretch of the imagination. We need to find ways to get our playmakers in position to get some more opportunities.
“You know, a game like today … Davante [is] a tough cover for anybody, but he should have had 20 targets today. They couldn’t stop him. They dared to play one-high a few times. So, we have to find ways to get him the ball and Jimmy as well.”
Rodgers didn’t stop there.
“It was as bad as we’ve played on offense with that many yards in a long time,” Rodgers said.
It has been suggested that Rodgers isn’t happy with McCarthy’s game plan or play calling. This wouldn’t be the first time. We’ve seen Rodgers and McCarthy get into it on the sidelines before. However, Rodgers isn’t usually openly critical of the offense or play calling.
It has also been suggested that Rodgers is tired of McCarthy. That assumption appears to be tied to this quote right here.
“Yeah, I mean, coach puts the plan together, I tell him what calls I like, and we go,” Rodgers said.
Clearly, there is some frustration.
Geronimo Allison currently leads the Packers in receiving yards with 289. Adams has more catches (28 to 19). However, Adams is averaging just 10.2 yards per reception.
While Rodgers didn’t mention it, you also have the confounding running-back-by-committee approach that continues to go on. It’s confounding because Aaron Jones is averaging 6.3 yards per carry and Jamaal Williams is averaging 3.4. Then you’ve got Ty Montgomery, who is a matchup problem as a receiver for any team.
Is anything going to change? We would doubt it. McCarthy isn’t the most flexible guy.
Should something change?
Adams is the team’s No. 1 receiver and he doesn’t appear to be being put in the best position to make plays. Graham is doing fine, but could be getting more targets. And Jones is clearly the best option at running back.