It was a case of “too little, too late” but it was a welcome sight nonetheless.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers’ offense rediscovered their mojo yesterday in a 44-38 victory over the New York Jets though it came a week late to salvage any kind of hope for a playoff berth.
Rodgers was nimble and more importantly accurate as the offense put up their highest point total of the regular season. It was sign of what the offense could have been and perhaps what it still can be under the direction of a new coaching staff.
After a sluggish start and falling behind 14-0, the Packers finally played with a sense of urgency that had been lacking up until now and while it does nothing to alter the fate of the 2018 team, it does show that Rodgers still has it amongst (very premature) murmurs that he had begun to fade into the sunset.
There’s more on Rodgers and company’s performance plus why no Aaron Jones was no problem for Green Bay in today’s cheese curds.
The pessimists among us will ask where this was all season, but knowing the Packers could still fire on all cylinders on offense plus seeing the return of Rodgers’ smirk gives hope they can be back to their usual selves in 2019.
Williams has grown as a player this year. Take a look at how he ran the ball earlier in the season versus his performance against the Jets. Williams with a healthy Aaron Jones provides the Packers their best tandem at running back in a long time.
He’s got a point and it’s refreshing to hear a coach absolutely lay into the officials knowing a fine will be coming. The league really needs to take a hard look at their officiating practice during the offseason as they often have as much or even more of an impact on a game’s outcome than the players.
Equanimeous St. Brown showed a connection with Rodgers on Sunday that wasn’t present earlier in the season and Marquez Valdes-Scantling also has shown flashes. A full year of work with Rodgers during the offseason program should give Green Bay hope of a rejuvenated passing attack next season.
No it’s not what it sounds like, but the debate of bringing something from a store versus letting your host make it rages on and caused quite a stir across the pond.