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Tuesday Cheese Curds: Packers keep beating themselves

Matt LaFleur says most of the Packers’ problems are internal

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The Packers’ early-season struggles are turning into midseason struggles, and as injuries and uncertainty continue to mount, one thing remains true: the Packers are doing a lot of this to themselves.

As Matt LaFleur discusses in the link below, the Packers are making it hard to win. Between dropped passes, dropped interceptions, missed assignments on the offensive line, and just the general malaise that appears to be affecting the passing game, execution has been a big problem.

But the self-inflicted issues don’t stop there. Why did the Packers stick with Royce Newman so long? Why do they keep so few defensive linemen active on gamedays if they know opponents are going to try to run? Why did they hang so much of their offensive success on rookie wide receivers developing exceptionally quickly?

There are no simple answers to those questions, and the Packers haven’t seemed eager to answer them anyway. But those questions will be a big part of the post-mortem on the 2022 Packers, no matter where this season ends up.

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