Packers Xs and Os: What We Might See From McCarthy’s Up-Tempo Offense (Part 1)

This off season, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy mentioned two philosophical adjustments¬†he would like to see his offense implement this year: 1) run a faster up-tempo game plan with 75 plays per game, and 2) have three-down players on the field to limit the number of substitutions, which will speed up the game […]

Closer Examination of the Packers Picks on Offense (with video)

I am going to start this with saying the WR position was a bigger need then most seemed to think, with all the focus on defense and that was warranted, the offense also needed work.¬† The Packers were one injury away from Miles White or Kevin Dorsey being the #3 WR. With the number of […]

Xs and Os: Introduction to West Coast Offense Route Combinations

The Green Bay Packers offense is commonly referred to as a “West Coast Offense.” Likewise, Aaron Rodgers is often called a “West Coast Quarterback.” For this article, I’ll take a look at some of the basic route combinations that exemplify the West Coast Offense, particularly those that you are likely to see on Sundays in […]

Historical Perspective: Vince Lombardi’s Offense Was More Complex Than You Think

Former Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi is arguably the greatest coach in the history of the NFL. However, I believe that his legacy is actually underrepresented in the annals of fame. Lombardi is often credited for having his teams seek perfection. As part of this perfection, the legend suggests that his offensive playbook […]

Alshon Jeffery, Bears offense present test for Packers

A year ago, Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was–if anything–a detriment to Chicago’s offense when the Bears and Green Bay Packers met at Soldier Field in December. As the Packers clinched the NFC North title, Jeffery was flagged for three offensive interference penalties and failed to catch a pass. Jeffery totaled just 367 yards […]