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Cheese Curds, 5/20: Will Packers take year-2 jump on offense despite similar personnel?

Green Bay didn’t add much to its offense this offseason, so is it realistic to expect a big improvement for 2020?

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The Green Bay Packers head into 2020 with mostly the same personnel on offense that they had in 2019. Four-fifths of the offensive line returns, with the one change likely being a bit of a step back. Only right tackle and tight end saw 2019 starters depart, and Jimmy Graham’s flight to Chicago is a welcome one for many Packers fans.

The challenge for the Packers is improving that offense with much of the same personnel. In come Rick Wagner to fill in for Bryan Bulaga and Devin Funchess to help bolster the wide receiver group. In come a few reserves through the draft, though the roles that AJ Dillon and Josiah Deguara will play are likely to be modest ones as rookies.

As a result, the implementation and development of the offensive scheme take on added importance and for coaches in the Shanahan tree, there has been a trend of seeing positive results in that second year. Now it’s on LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers, and company to continue that trend.

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