On Tuesday it was announced that the Green Bay Packers had extended Mike McCarthy’s contract as head coach through the 2018 season. This effectively keeps the trifecta of him, Ted Thompson and Aaron Rodgers together for another four years and sets McCarthy up to be the second-longest tenured head coach in Packers history. For some […]
One of the concerns to come out of this game was the performance of outside linebacker Clay Matthews. A number of read-option plays from the Dolphins offense successfully targeted him and gained significant ground. But this has only punctuated the lack of impact plays across the season.
We’ve had a lot of time to voice our concerns this week, and while I certainly came away from the game frustrated, I decided to let my emotions settle down before settling on any long-term conclusions about the team. One argument that I’ve heard consistently, though, is that Aaron Rodgers’ passing accuracy the past three weeks has been noticeably less than what we are used to.
Can the Packers continue to be a dominant offense with these question marks at third and fourth wide receiver? Sure, there’s long-term potential, but there needs to be more short-term reliability with some tough games on the schedule. The void left by veteran receiver James Jones still has some empty spaces that need to be filled.
Watching the Green Bay Packers get manhandled by the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL opener last week gave me plenty of frustrations. However, what made me the most sick to my stomach was not the 20-point loss, it was watching both Bryan Bulaga and Richard Rodgers writhe on the ground in pain. Not only was I worried that star tackle Bulaga would be lost for yet another season to injury, but I also knew that Derek Sherrod was the next man up.