Aaron Rodgers Takes Blame For Offensive Woes, Isn’t Alone

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Aaron Rodgers

I suppose we can put this to bed now? Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers echoed coach Mike McCarthy’s sentiments from earlier in the week. He and McCarthy have a great relationship.

“We have a great relationship,” Rodgers said. “There’s always been great communication between us even if there are things that we need to talk about that are tough subjects. We’ve never had a problem finding time and talking. That’s the way it’s been for 10-plus years.

“For any relationship, it starts with good communication. You’ve got to be honest with each other and then hug it out afterward. That’s what Mike always says: Conflict is good. You’ve got to keep the conversation going.”

So the relationship is great.

Great.

Also note that Rodgers suggests there was a conflict. That he was ticked off.

This all stems from Rodgers’ postgame comments after the win over the Bills. Rodgers suggested he didn’t think much of McCarthy’s game plan. He specifically singled out the lack of targets for receiver Davante Adams and tight end Jimmy Graham.

On Wednesday, Rodgers put the blame on himself.

“We’ve got to find ways to be more efficient on offense,” Rodgers said. “Like I said Sunday afternoon, the numbers might have looked good — 420 yards, 50 percent-plus on third down — [but] the execution wasn’t where it needs to be. I’m always going to hold myself and this offense to a higher standard. I’ve got to play better, and as a team we’ve got to play better.”

The Packers’ offense no doubt left opportunities on the field against the Bills. They left plenty on the field in the tie against the Vikings too.

And Rodgers is right. He is partially at fault.

He may be affected by the knee injury or the knee brace he’s been wearing. Still, he’s missed some throws he usually makes.

Statistically, Rodgers numbers aren’t keeping pace with the top-tier of the league either. This is where he sits through four games.

  • Passing yards: 14th
  • Touchdowns: 15th
  • Rating: 13th

Meanwhile, you’ve got turds like Mitch Trubisky throwing six touchdowns in a game. So yeah, it would be great if Rodgers could pick it up.

He’s not the only guy not pulling his weight on offense, however. Geromino Allison leads the league with three dropped passes. Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Lance Kendricks are tied for ninth with two. Jamaal Williams is averaging a pathetic 3.4 yards per carry.

It’s hard to say when the last time anyone was enamored with a Mike McCarthy game plan. That said, the guys on the field need to do their jobs. That’s not happening right now.

Let’s hope this is just the typical Green Bay Packers slow start.


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16 Comments on "Aaron Rodgers Takes Blame For Offensive Woes, Isn’t Alone"

  1. Cheese

    Allison only has three drops this season? I could have sworn I saw him drop more than that just this past Sunday, well Tuesday for me because I recorded that shit and watched 3 hours and 15 minutes worth of programming in a matter of 58 minutes. Suck it, NFL.

    Anyway, has anyone heard the news? The “second phase” of the “Tiltletown District” is going to be…. a fucking apartment complex. Really?? More specific, an office building, townhouses, and an apartment complex. What the fuck is Mark Murphy doing? As if there wasn’t enough houses and apartments surrounding Lambeau already. Green Bay is like the capital of duplexes. Nevermind that, Murphy wants to buy out three blocks worth of businesses, tear them all down, so he can build a bunch of overpriced housing complexes and create the Brown County version of SoDoSoPa.

    “The only thing better than my sledding hill would be to live right next to it! Then you can wake up every morning, look out the window, and say ‘by golly, that is the most amazing sledding hill I have ever seen. Where on earth would this team be without it?'”

    Someone tell me why this guy is the head of football operations again????

  2. PF4L

    He’s building a community within a community. His 10 year plan is to gate the whole thing and charge admission per car to enter.

  3. Kato

    Murphy is a cock, we know that.

    On another note related to the football field, the fact that Rodgers has mediocre numbers this year and the team is 2-1-1 is actually fairly impressive. Tells me he isnt having to carry this team quite as much as he used to? I feel like if he had those numbers in 2011, they might be 1-3.

    • Field goals. Red zone is very poor and disgusting. Rodgers seems slower at reads and isnt seeing open receivers and backs. I live Rodgers, but missed practices dont help at all.

  4. Skinny

    Mark Murphy, Bellin Health and the Green Bay Packers thank you for your patronage. Stay tuned to for more information on phase three of the Packer Project which will include a Six Flags like theme park and new medical facility specializing in hamstring research.

  5. Deepsky

    Murphy wasn’t around in the 70s and 80s when the Packers weren’t so popular. What happens to the overpriced apartments and shops when the Packers have a losing record for 10 years? Sure the Packers always sold out during those lean years, but that’s because those with season tickets could sell the Bears tickets and couple others to make up the relatively cheap cost of the set and the remaining games people attended for the tailgating. Are fans still going to make this destination spot after they haven’t been to a playoff game in 15 years? The Packers are already making the same mistakes they made after Lombardi left Green Bay.

  6. Rodgers said what he wanted or needed to say after the game. No doubt in my mind that Rodgers felt he was being ignored about something he felt needed to be addressed. I bet the concern has been addressed at least for a while.

    If things don’t change Rodgers will bring it up again in a public way. What are the Packers going to do trade him and absorb an approximate 80 mil. dollar cap hit. The contract extension Rodgers signed gives him the ability to get his way. I believe Rodgers will be reasonable in his requests, but there will be requests. Those requests should be addressed fully in private before Rodgers is forced to air them to the public.

    No matter what MM and Rodgers say now something was not being addressed in meetings or on the practice field that Rodgers felt needed addressed. A big contract with a lot of guareenteed money can give you a big voice as a player.

    • PF4L

      “The offense is a work in progress” – A. Rodgers

      When Rodgers says something, i usually put a lot of trust in it. Remember the RELAX comment? Then they rolled off what…8 in a row?

      Then before the Carolina game, he said he wasn’t going to come back and be the Savior, they lost.

      This season, “it’s a work in progress” and sure enough, they are struggling.

      One thing i can’t help but think about is, what is the common denominator when this team’s offense has struggled? Hint: It’s happened twice now.

      If Rodgers can’t turn this offense around this season, come next season, McTriple won’t have to worry about Rodgers calling him out, he won’t be here.

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