Packers' Aaron Rodgers is washed

When you spend your offseason dabbling in ayahuasca and Joe Rogan podcasts...

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The inexperienced Bay Packers have been a colossal disappointment this season, and that’s placing it properly. Aaron Rodgers’ numbers aren’t horrible, however his effectivity has dropped significantly from his two earlier campaigns, the place he obtained again-to-again MVP awards. This 12 months, as in contrast with these performances, he appears accomplished.

All it is advisable do is have a look on the Packers’ Week 9 sport in the direction of the Detroit Lions, a crew Rodgers has dominated (simply like the the rest of the league) all by means of his profession. Coming into this week, Rodgers had thrown 4 interceptions in eight video games. The Lions pressured A-Rod into three INTs inside the fundamental three-quarters of the sport and led eight-6 heading into the fourth quarter.

earlier than Sunday’s sport, Rodgers had thrown fifty two profession TDs to merely eight INTs in the direction of Detroit. Now, Rodgers is struggling to full passes he used to make collectively with his eyes closed. The Lions aren’t abruptly some extremely effective protection that makes it arduous to maneuver the ball down the sector. inexperienced Bay’s offense hasn’t been what it as quickly as was with out Davante Adams on the pores and skin catching passes.

Rodgers hasn’t developed a lot chemistry collectively with his youthful receivers and nonetheless doesn’t seem like taking accountability on the sector for the crew’s struggles. He’s nonetheless pointing the finger and blaming others when it’s him who has fallen off. a lot of Rodgers’ passes this 12 months are both late, off-goal, or merely dangerous selections. That throw he used to make look so simple, the place he turns and throws off his again foot, is now not hitting the mark always.

entering into Week 9, Rodgers averaged simply 225 passing yards per sport, which is the backside since he grew to become inexperienced Bay’s full-time starter in 2008. if you assume this argument is alarmist, simply have a look at Rodgers’ efficiency in the direction of the Lions, the place he and the Packers’ offense scored 9 factors in the direction of arguably the worst protection inside the NFL. The Lions ended up beating their NFC North rival 15-9. Rodgers accomplished fifty three % of his passes in the direction of Detroit, which is his lowest of the season.

we will proceed accountable inexperienced Bay’s inexperienced broad receivers or youthful head coach, Matt LaFleur, however in some unspecified time inside the tip, the finger should level again on the man pointing his outward. Rodgers clearly isn’t the identical quarterback he was final 12 months, and an factor of that is the absence of Adams, however a huge an factor of it stems from Rodgers being over the hill. It’s time to face particulars. Rodgers and the Packers’ championship rivalry window has slammed shut, and in addition they squandered it by relying solely on his arm and by no means constructing correctly round him.

as a consequence of the NFC is so broad open this 12 months, there’s nonetheless an out of doorways shot the Packers might climb into playoff place however don’t anticipate them to win any postseason video games. If inexperienced Bay has any probability at doing that, they’ll ought to shortly get this offense again on monitor. The Packers dropped to three-6 after the loss to the Lions. inexperienced Bay will not win one other three video games in the event that they proceed to current this method of outing. 


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