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Aaron Rodgers: Packers Must Get Passing Game Going

Aaron Rodgers: Packers Must Get Passing Game Going

The packers have had some very spotty performances this season; and according to Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, all they need to do to remedy things is to get the passing game going. There is no point in complicating things and analyzing the NFL picks against the spread, or so Rodgers suggests.

But even if all the Packers have to do is to pay closer attention to detail, one wonders whether they can adapt their game in time to change things before the season ends. 

Rodgers admits that even he could afford to be a little more accurate when throwing the ball. The team as a whole needs to start throwing and catching better; the Packers have a game on Thursday Night against the Chicago Bears, so they have an opportunity to improve the consistency of their passing attack.

With a passing rate of 60.2 percent, Rodgers isn’t exactly delivering as expected this season, currently ranking 23rd in the NFL. The interception that the QB threw during the Sunday Game against the Cowboys (which they lost) was a little out of character; he also overthrew open receiver Randal Cobb in the end Zone early in the fourth quarter. 

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Rodgers couldn’t have been happy to watch himself fumble on first-and-goal from the 1 as he analyzed the film while unwinding with a scotch later on. Rodgers suggested that the Packers were far closer to achieving their goal than most people thought.

There were definite moments of greatness in some of their games; they simply lacked the consistency to deliver wins. Accuracy matters; Rodgers is missing more than he usually hits. 

Drops have also become an issue for the Packers; they have to find ways of taking better care of the ball, the receivers in particular.

Changes have been spotted in the Packers’ overall structure in the last few weeks. You could tell throughout the year that they were relying too heavily on a three-wide receiver set, and now they have begun using more personnel packages. 

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There Jumbo package was on display last week; not only did they have offensive lineman Jason Spriggs lined up as an eligible receiver but they had five receivers on the field during certain moments.

Whether or not anyone will approve of the changes in their tactics remains to be seen; for the most part, fans only care about results. Certainly, some of them love going on about the need to make the game more artful and interesting.

But at the end of the day, most fans only care about such details when their team is winning. And Packers fans will gladly cheer for all the changes emerging if their team actually begins delivering results.

It should be noted that the Cowboys had as many as eight defenders in coverage last week, the strategy making it that much harder for receivers to be open.

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Right now, all the attention is aimed towards the Packers’ offense which has been complicated by the injuries sustained by running back Eddie Lacy and James Starks. General manager Ted Thompson assured fans that he was working to increase the team’s depth, starting by trading a conditional draft pick to Kansas City for 4th year back Knile Davis. 

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