It probably starts with the QB playing better. He's been off, which isn't surprising given his lack of practice for weeks now. But Rodgers is back at practice, and the crispness of his game should reflect that shortly. Even more, the Packers just need to find a way to eliminate self-inflicted errors. Way too many of them to be a good team.
It certainly hasn't helped. If it's actually hurt the offense, I don't know.
Well, I'd disagree with you here. Mo got hurt by a teammate rolling into his leg; can't prevent that. (He also came on a very affordable one-year deal.) Davante Adams is top 10 in catches and touchdowns, 13th in yards. That's pretty good. Aaron Rodgers has played hurt all season, and he almost single-handedly won the opener. Still too early to have a verdict on Jimmy Graham, but 22 catches and 245 yards in five games is nothing to sneeze at.
Because it's where he ranks on the depth chart.
He's not playing at his peak best. Whether that's because it's impossible for anyone to always play at their peak best, or he's starting to show age, it's too early to tell. My guess is he'll rebound.
Yeah, I'm sure that plays a part. Your run game suffers with a big deficit. At what point, though, is that big deficit a byproduct of not getting your best players the ball? Because a guy like Aaron Jones, you need to figure out how to get him the ball more than seven times, period.
There's no word on the street about any potential head-coach candidates, especially with no vacancy. It's Week 6.
Right, if any of them saw Kevin King touch the football, I'm sure they would have waved and pointed. Question is, did any of them see it? I haven't looked closely enough at the replay, but it's plausible they all failed to see the contact.
There was a lot yesterday that indicated poor coaching. The team wasn't ready to play. There were to many self-inflicted errors, which reflects coaching. The Packers rank third in the NFL with 43 penalties on the season. They're tied for 23rd with a minus-2 turnover ratio. None of those things suggest good coaching. It's also Week 6, and there's a long way to go.
Don't know. That's a tough call. They have the same result (your team didn't score) without taking into account it got in position to score.
You're absolutely right. The red-zone offense has been poor. Just 50 percent on the year, ranked 23rd. Packers gotta start finishing drives in the end zone.
Starts with QB play. And upgrading the pass rush in the offseason.
Blah. Better than blech, not really good.
I can't remember it being this sloppy, no.
I don't think they're being asked if their coach should be fired in Week 6, to be fair.
I don't know if that's a reason or not. Whatever happened this offseason -- coaching changes, reorganizing the playbook, etc. -- it hasn't worked through five weeks.
Don't know. Might indicate a QB and TE not on the same page. Jimmy Graham has catches and yards, but just one touchdown (another was wiped out because of a penalty). Just a guess.
He's not only learning the defense, but he was also a late add on the injury report. So we'll see.
I usually think the fan base's reaction to a loss is highly exaggerated. In this case, I can see why there's frustration. Team didn't look ready to play a game it needed to win. Right now, the Packers are the pure picture of mediocrity at 2-2-1. Mediocrity is not what you're going for with Aaron Rodgers. Doesn't mean things won't get better -- there's a lot of season left -- but they need to quick. Because the schedule looming after the bye is daunting, and failing to make the playoffs isn't an option. Not in the same season Aaron Rodgers turns 35.
All right, folks. That's a good place to stop today. Thanks to everyone for joining and participating. We'll chat Tuesday of next week, following the Packers game Monday night against the 49ers. Until then, take care everyone.