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Wednesday Cheese Curds: Who carries the blame for the Packers’ lack of rushing attack?

McCarthy? Rodgers? The running backs themselves? How about the defense?

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Over the course of a season, there are not many things pretty much every fan, player, coach and writer can agree on.

The lack of carries and opportunities being given to the Green Bay Packers running backs is one of the few. Finding who exactly is to blame for that is where the disagreements take place.

Is it head coach Mike McCarthy? A popular target for fans and some in the media, McCarthy is the one calling the plays to quarterback Aaron Rodgers. When you have one of the best to ever play the game under center, you’re going to lean towards passing naturally, but the offense is still out of balance even for Green Bay.

Speaking of Rodgers, does he deserve some blame? McCarthy often gives Rodgers a “menu” of plays including some with run/pass options. Is it Rodgers who is optioning pass due to some unknown factor? Does he not trust the running backs he barely played with last season thanks to his collarbone injury?

Or does some of this fall on the defense? The Packers have fallen behind by more than one score far too frequently and that forces the offense to try and move the ball through the air more in order to catch up.

This writer thinks it’s a combination of all three, but we don’t know for sure. Only the Packers coaches in meetings during the bye week have the answer.

What do you all think? You can read more on the running game plus a candidate for headline of the year in today’s cheese curds.

Finding fault for Packers’ neglected ground

The running backs need more carries, particularly Aaron Jones who is the best running back on the team. The Packers examined this during the bye week and one can only hope they learned some things and will adapt appropriately.

Equanimeous St. Brown’s growth has been obvious to receiving corps—

Marquez Valdes-Scantling has gotten a lot of praise and rightfully so, but don’t overlook the rookie from Notre Dame. He showed some major growth between the games against the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers and give the Packers yet another option even with a healthy Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison.

Former Packers draft pick signed to Browns practice squad—Packers Wire

Devante Mays lands in Cleveland, affectionately known as “Green Bay East.”

Packers paying price now for Ted Thompson’s last three drafts—ESPN

General manager Brian Gutekunst obviously holds his former boss in a place of high regard, but he’s going to have to clean up the mess of Thompson’s final three drafts. This isn’t just about Kevin King vs T.J. Watt either (a very polluted debate to begin with).

Flying Toilet Damages Fan’s Car at Red Rocks, Causes Literal S**t Storm—

This might be the headline of the year but anyone who has been to an event in a open area with high winds has always been terrified of this possibility in the back of their minds. PoopNado anyone?