What’s wrong with the Green Bay Packers offense through seven games in 2022?
Greg Cosell of NFL Films, in a segment at BuffaloBills.com previewing Packers vs. Bills, put the issues quite simply in a two-minute answer.
Here is the transcription:
“When teams are struggling, there’s never one answer, despite the fact that people want there to be one answer. I think it starts up front. This past week, for instance, they started a five-man unit, it was the first time that group had started together in those positions. They’ve had a lot of movement with their o-line throughout the season, different players in different positions. Their run game has been at times good but for the most part not very good. No consistency to it. They have almost two different run games, one for Jones, one for Dillon. I think Rodgers, quite frankly, has not been the same player that he has been in years past. He hasn’t been as precise with his ball placement as we’ve seen and come to expect. He’s always been a precise thrower. He’s always been unique as a thrower in that he can drive the ball with great, great velocity to any level of the field with incredibly precise ball location, it was as if he was handing the ball to his receiver. He has not been that way with consistency this year. Clearly, and again, I’m only trying to interpret the tape now, I think there are throws that are probably there that he just doesn’t make, maybe that’s a lack of confidence in who he is throwing it to. Only he could tell you that, it seems he has told us that, I guess. There are times when he just doesn’t turn it loose when, I believe, the throws are there, based on my knowledge of routes concepts and defense. So I think there are many factors, and all that has led to an up and down offense that can make a play here or there but doesn’t generate any consistency over four quarters.”
Cosell also talked about the struggles of the rookie receivers, issues on first and second down and Rodgers’ avoidance of extending plays.
Entering Week 8, the Packers are averaging 18.3 points per game. During the three-game losing streak, Green Bay hasn’t scored more than 22 points in a game.
Can the offense finally erase some of the major issues and come alive on Sunday night against the Bills, who rank first in yards and points allowed in 2022?
Hop into the comments to continue the discussion on the Packers offense. Where is this thing going wrong? Does Cosell have it right?