The Packers’ offense has become something of a Rorschach test. Everyone seems to agree that something isn’t right, but it’s hard to put a finger on just one thing that’s wrong. If you stare at it long enough, though, you kind of start to see what you want to see. The most frustrating thing? You’re still probably right.
Do you think coaching is the issue? There’s evidence to support that.
Are you of the persuasion that Aaron Rodgers could be playing better? You can quite easily argue that position, too.
Do you think the Packers need more reliable contributions from playmakers not named Davante Adams and Aaron Jones? You probably don’t even have to look up any stats or game clips to get people to agree with you.
Such is the state of the Packers this season. The general offensive malaise makes finding the root cause a difficult exercise, but whatever road you take, the final conclusion seems to be that the Packers just aren’t terribly threatening on that side of the ball right now.
Big play hunting is one reason the Packers’ offense could be struggling. Ryan Wood argues focusing on building and sustaining success could lead to a more functional attack.
”We’ve just been a one-half team this year,” says Aaron Rodgers in what could possibly be a generous assessment of how the team has played on offense at times this season.
The advanced numbers from Football Outsiders paint a bit of a different picture of the Packers offense. According to their DVOA metric, the Packers aren’t that far behind the elite teams in the league.
You can’t pin the Packers’ offensive struggles on Davante Adams, and he’s making the contract extension he signed a year ago already look like a steal for the Packers.
Packers players Adams, King, Williams to sign autographs for donations to Salvation Army Monday | Packers.com
If you’re in the Green Bay area next week and are looking for a Christmas gift for a Packers fan in your life (or for yourself, I don’t judge), maybe grab an autograph from Davante Adams, Kevin King, or Jamaal Williams. For a minimum $50 donation to the Salvation Army, you can have those players sign an item at the Lambeau Field Atrium on Monday. Aaron Rodgers is again matching donations up to a total of $50,000 this year.