Packers’ Aaron Rodgers is washed

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The Inexperienced Bay Packers have been a colossal disappointment this season, and that’s placing it properly. Aaron Rodgers’ numbers aren’t horrible, however his effectivity has dropped significantly from his two earlier campaigns, the place he received back-to-back MVP awards. This 12 months, in comparison with these performances, he appears completed.

All it’s essential do is have a look at the Packers’ Week 9 recreation in opposition to the Detroit Lions, a group Rodgers has dominated (like the remainder of the league) throughout his profession. Coming into this week, Rodgers had thrown 4 interceptions in eight video games. The Lions compelled A-Rod into three INTs within the first three-quarters of the sport and led 8-6 heading into the fourth quarter.

Earlier than Sunday’s recreation, Rodgers had thrown 52 profession TDs to only eight INTs in opposition to Detroit. Now, Rodgers is struggling to finish passes he used to make along with his eyes closed. The Lions aren’t out of the blue some powerful protection that makes it laborious to maneuver the ball down the sphere. Inexperienced Bay’s offense hasn’t been what it as soon as was with out Davante Adams on the skin catching passes.

Rodgers hasn’t developed a lot chemistry along with his younger receivers and nonetheless doesn’t appear to be taking accountability on the sphere for the group’s struggles. He’s nonetheless pointing the finger and blaming others when it’s him who has fallen off. A lot of Rodgers’ passes this 12 months are both late, off-target, or simply unhealthy selections. That throw he used to make look so easy, the place he turns and throws off his again foot, is not hitting the mark persistently.

Coming into Week 9, Rodgers averaged simply 225 passing yards per recreation, which is the bottom since he grew to become Inexperienced Bay’s full-time starter in 2008. When you suppose this argument is alarmist, simply have a look at Rodgers’ efficiency in opposition to the Lions, the place he and the Packers’ offense scored 9 factors in opposition to arguably the worst protection within the NFL. The Lions ended up beating their NFC North rival 15-9. Rodgers accomplished 53 % of his passes in opposition to Detroit, which is his lowest of the season.

We will proceed responsible Inexperienced Bay’s inexperienced large receivers or younger head coach, Matt LaFleur, however in some unspecified time in the future, the finger must level again on the man pointing his outward. Rodgers clearly isn’t the identical quarterback he was final 12 months, and a part of that’s the absence of Adams, however a big a part of it stems from Rodgers being over the hill. It’s time to face info. Rodgers and the Packers’ championship rivalry window has slammed shut, and so they squandered it by relying solely on his arm and never constructing correctly round him.

As a result of the NFC is so large open this 12 months, there’s nonetheless an outdoor shot the Packers may climb into playoff place however don’t count on them to win any postseason video games. If Inexperienced Bay has any probability at doing that, they’ll must shortly get this offense again on monitor. The Packers dropped to 3-6 after the loss to the Lions. Inexperienced Bay won’t win one other three video games in the event that they proceed to supply this type of outing. 

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