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Aaron Rodgers preaches patience with Packers’ offense through two games

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The Packers’ signal-caller is calm and confident in his offense’s ability to bounce back after a slow start to 2016.

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Following the Green Bay Packers’ week two loss to the Minnesota Vikings, quarterback Aaron Rodgers spoke to the media about the offense’s struggles overall and his struggles personally over the first two weeks of the season. Rodgers was calm and sounded confident in his team’s ability to right the ship, and multiple times he referenced the fact that the season is only two games old when discussing the team’s slow start.

Rodgers made a point to note that he was responsible for a pair of turnovers late in the game as well, and he broke down what he saw on both of those plays as they unfolded. Check out his comments below.

  • We had some things we liked, we had too many three and outs and we were backed up and didn’t really help our defense, change the field position. We had chances in the fourth quarter and I turned the ball over twice, so that didn’t help.
  • (Why does the offense not seem to be in a rhythm yet?) We’re not going to over-react. It’s been two weeks. Not quite finding our rhythm yet, but we’ve got some guys who haven’t worked together a whole lot. We’re going to trust the process ... we’ve got kind of an awkward schedule coming up ... have to find a rhythm here at home ... It’s week two. There’s always a lot of work to be done. We’re close at times and we just have to figure out what that identity is. We’ve tried some different things, had some success with two tight ends at times.
  • (What goes into having throws that appear to be inaccurate?) It just depends on the play and the route and the protection and the balance on the throw ... we’ll go back and look at the film and critique ourselves really hard and find a way to get better.
  • (What happened on the interception at the end of the game?) They brought double-edge pressure, which we didn’t see it, so I felt like we were free on the right side. I stepped up and tried to anticipate the angle he was coming up, and unfortunately left it too far on inside.
  • (What happened on the fumble?) Which one? (Robison) three-step, nobody’s open on the right, check down was covered. Lining up to throw it away and he knocked it out of my hand.
  • (Why has Jordy Nelson struggled to get back to full speed in the offense?) I don’t think we’re that far off. I think it’s getting (Nelson) back in the mix and Jared Cook back in the mix. There’s some moving pieces right now. We gotta go back and be harsh in our critiques of ourselves, myself included, and we’ve got to get better. And I think we will ... (the Vikings are) a good opponent and they’ve got to come back to our place.