The media tried to stir up another rumor about a “players only” meeting. McCarthy said he knew nothing about any such meeting in his news conference and Rodgers later confirmed there was no meeting but my question would be, “Why not?” Maybe the players need to get together and convey their opinions to each other about why they’re not performing at a level which is expected of them. Rodgers needs to sit down with his receivers and explain why he doesn’t trust them instead of just saying so, and the receivers need to let him know their feelings about his demands.
Vince Lombardi said, “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”
Well, maybe Rodgers is asking his receivers to catch perfection and not settle for anything less to gain his trust. This is not a bad thing but it also puts a lot of unrealistic pressure on the receivers so maybe a common ground can be achieved with a player’s meeting.
Everyone has an opinion as to what is ailing the offense but after watching the games over and over I have noticed a pattern which Aaron seems to use as a read tactic and other teams have caught on to. The free play worked in the first few games but since then Rodgers has not been able to get teams to jump and by not doing so he uses the play clock right up to the last second when defenses know they can tee off and get a rush. This also lets the DB’s play man coverage, knowing that Rodgers will not have much time to make the pass.
Tom Brady, for example, gets the same pressure but adjusts to timing routes and gets the ball out fast to crossing routes or quick slants and even a TE over the middle on a three step drop with a pass down the seam but Rodgers for whatever reason doesn’t use this, he will try to extend the play by moving instead…and by then his receivers have run their routes and now need to improvise.
So again I ask why not have a players meeting to work on some continuity?
Whatever it takes to get this team on track before it’s too late, all I’m saying is…Just win Baby!
If the Packers don’t figure it out before Thursday I have a bad feeling the Lions could win again. But a Packers’ win would catapult them into a tough game the next week at home with some confidence against the Cowboys but a loss would be hard to recover from.
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