Packers Offensive Season Review: First Quarter

Just some of my quick thoughts on each area of the Packers Offense. Feel free to give your own opinions at the bottom. 


Quarterback: A+

Aaron Rodgers is on a historical pace right now. Twelve touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns, fourteen hundred passing yards, a Championship Belt... I'm not sure what this man doesn't have right now. Proving to be the best quarterback in the league so far, aside from Brady and Brees.

Running Backs: B

Ryan Grant has been solid. James Starks has been solid. Both have had their shining moments, Grant in Week 3, and Starks in Weeks 1, 2, and 4. Starks has really picked up the pace, with an awful week 3 being his only setback. Two good running options in our passing offense. John Kuhn has been solid in protection, and good as a short yardage back. Oh and by the way, John Kuhn hurdles people. 

Tight Ends: B

Jermichael Finley has really had a great start. His three touchdown game against Chicago was one of the more satisfying moments of my life. His blocking has really improved as well, even with a sub-par performance last week against Denver. Quarless has looked very good blocking this year. Haven't seen much of the other TE's, but I remember DJ Williams dropping a pass, and Ryan Taylor making a ST tackle against Carolina. Not a fan of Crabtree, his blocking has really regressed this year. 

Wide Receivers: A-

Greg Jennings is awesome. Donald Driver is awesome. Jordy Nelson is awesome. Randall Cobb is fast and awesome. James Jones is not awesome. James Jones is responsible for ONE of Aaron Rodgers interceptions this year. James Jones, you are not awesome. 

Offensive Line: B

Lets start with the bad: Newhouse and Clifton have both played awful. But as Jabooty pointed out, it was Newhouse's first start: Give him some slack. Still, two sacks, six pressures, and a hit is unacceptable for any starting offensive lineman in the NFL. Clifton has struggled for the majority of the year, but is playing at an acceptable rate for a 35 year old lineman. Bulaga has had a good year, hopefully he will be back soon. The improvement for starting tackles from year one to year two is often huge, and Bulaga is proving he has taken that step so far. He just needs to get healthy now. C

The interior of our line, however, is the best in all of football right now. TJ Lang, Scott Wells, and Josh Sitton have not given up ONE sack the entire year. That's outstanding, considering how many of us though left guard would be a weak link of the Packers offensive line.  A+

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