It’s a much more sober edition of the podcast this week, where we’re leading off with Aaron Rodgers’ trust. Yes, we talked about Rodgers at length last week, but a number of guys have said interesting things in the time since.
It starts with former Packer James Jones, who talked about Rodgers’ leadership and what it takes to earn his trust. Another former Packer, Jermichael Finley, discussed the same thing. One guy who needs to do that is Jeff Janis.
It seems we now understand what, exactly it takes to make that happen.
The situation also illustrates the difference between Rodgers and Brett Favre and the receivers who came up under each of them. When you look at Greg Jennings and Donald Driver — Favre guys — you can see the difference.
The Packers offense is also expected to be different in 2016, mostly because Mike McCarthy will be back at the helm. That should improve the output, but it also draws into question, how will that affect the defense and special teams? And how will that affect game management, one of McCarthy’s biggest issues?
Are we making a trade-off of one for the other and how will McCarthy manage the game? This must be figured out, but at least there are plenty of guys on the staff that can help Mike.
Finally, the defense.
Mike Daniels is taking a leadership role there. He wants to get mean, but there’s a line that he’s teetering on the edge of that he shouldn’t be.
I hope McCarthy’s game plan works.