Just like you did in the back yard. Drawing some plays up in the dirt! Tight end Marcedes Lewis is in his first year with the Green Bay Packers. He used to play with Blake Bortles. Now he plays with Aaron Rodgers.
It seems he has noticed the difference.
Check out the end of this video. Lewis talks about an occasion where Rodgers just made up a play in the huddle. Told guys what to do and completed a 40-odd-yard pass.
Packers TE @MarcedesLewis89 is on the show today with a lot of love for @AaronRodgers12. Says he walks around with a chill swag and is incredible in the huddle. pic.twitter.com/zntwqFTZIp
— Kristine Leahy (@KristineLeahy) October 30, 2018
It is noteworthy that the game Lewis is referring to is the one where Rodgers complained about the play calling after. He must have said to himself, “I’m sick of this shit. I’m just going to make something up.”
Maybe Rodgers should just call his own plays. Just put a gigantic mound of mashed potatoes and gravy and cheeseburgers in front of Mike McCarthy on the sidelines during every game. That will distract him long enough to stop meddling.
Mark Murphy, the Green Bay Packers Board of Directors and the rest of the Green Bay Packers have officially named Aaron Rodgers new head coach effective January 1, 2019. Making him the first player in the modern era to hold the title of active player/head coach. Congratulations Aaron.
Well, why the hell not? Could he do worse than Buffoon?
lol…i like that Joseph…tators and gravy, keep him busy.
I never said anything because it won’t happen. But i’ve thought about Rodgers being a co-offensive coordinator, but not with McCarthy. With someone like Philbin, or whoever Rodgers wants to share it with. Rodgers can have equal input and the other guy can do installs, and run meetings. Then it’s more on Rodgers, and maybe McCarthy can be an actual hands on head coach over seeing special teams and defense. Instead of being clueless what’s going on around him.
I may be a bit slow mentally….but what does Marcede’s Lewis actually do for 2.1 million dollars?
We have wasted how much money on free agents the last two years?
Two elements to free agency. Participation, and players who contribute to their level of compensation, or in Lewis’s case, just contribute something.
2 million gets you the best run blocking TE in the business. When you run the ball as much as the Packers do you cant afford to not have a guy like that.
Yea, go watch some game tape Skippy, then tell me about his blocking.
A 40yd pass is highlight material, but not a consistent way of advancing. Do the plays that Rodgers improvise lead to completions more often than throwaways or sacks due to holding on to the ball too long?
M,J Are you criticizing our hero? The great Aaron Rodgers he walks on water. Be careful they might have a public execution for you.
Sometimes you take the good, with the “perceived” bad. I suppose if we didn’t want to live with his one or two faults, we could always be 3-13, or 4-12 with someone else. Right now, we barely beat the bears and and the 49ers with him.
I don’t know how many epic plays and TD passes Rodgers has while “holding the ball too long” but i’m guessing it’s a lot.
That’s the point. It could be fair to question whose plan it is to extend the plays so much. A 35yd pass completion followed by two incompletes and a stuffed run equal a three and out. A more consistent gain of smaller chunks produces a steady advance, and that is what we are lacking now. Is it McCarthy’s scheming? The receivers not getting open? Rodgers not settling for 5yds and wanting the 25? Sometimes it looks like he starts checking his progressions from the top down, and in the NFL 4 to 5 sec is a lot to ask, especially with our average OL. As much as I blame McCarthy for the lack of variety, Rodgers could be playing a part here. How come when we are three TDs down we suddenly click with the quick passing game? Is Rodgers sensing the urgency and dropping the need to create highlights? Or McC suddenly dialing different plays? This offense has been punting and kicking field goals a lot, while elsewhere innovative offenses move the ball seamlessly. Having a HOF QB, a bunch of decent WRs and Aaron Jones, it doesn’t add up and all aspects need review.
Don’t get me wrong, i have no doubt that Rodgers is at fault some of the time. It drives me freeking nuts to watch him scramble then just throw the ball out of bounds 4 or 5 times a game, i lose my shit, lol.
When they go into a two minute offense, they usually are unstoppable, see the bear game 4th quarter. I said back then they need to play that offense for the whole game (tongue in cheek of course).
There is plenty of blame to go around, Rodgers included. The O-line necessitate’s a lot of the scrambling. Sometimes receivers don’t get open, or the new guys aren’t on the same page (growing pains). Like you said, the play calling isn’t innovative enough (we thought that would change this season. Jordy is gone, and yes i know they have to move on, but it matters (see 2015). They have to find a way to utilize Jones, maybe more screen pass plays, in the lines of how they used Dorsey Levens, And i think Jones might have more talent than Levens. There are definitely 30,40 yard plays in Aaron Jones and they need to create plays for him in space.
So…i think it’s all of the above and probably more, but i think you already know that.
I’ll be honest, i watch every game as always, but i watch it more in amusement. Because in my heart and soul i don’t believe this team has a chance for a couple of years, if successful player acquisition is accomplished, maybe in a year or two, most likely two.
Look for changes this coming off season, not only in our staple players, but also up in the front office.
Time will tell, but this thing needs a shake up.
Maybe it’s Danica’s fault, i don’t know…lol