Oh look, it’s the regular season, and Packers fans are already assuming crash positions after week two. Usually it takes three weeks before people lose their minds.
But after the performance this past Sunday, it appears that panicking is par for the course. There is no question that the Packers did not play well. It was reminiscent of midseason circa 2015. The offense was not firing on all cylinders, the defense was getting torched in the middle as well as on the sidelines, and play calling was dubious at best.
So let’s, as my brother calls it, swing the dead cactus* and do the autopsy on what did not go well this week.
What’s the deal with Aaron Rodgers?
Remember last year when I said that he appeared to be drowning in his own offense? Well it appears that someone needs to throw the life ring out to him and pull him back to shore again. On Sunday, he looked lost on the field. Sure there were cases of the drops again. That certain doesn’t help matters. But at times his passes were either too short or bound for South America. For a QB noted for his pinpoint accuracy, Rodgers was far from it again. Of note, if you read his lips during the game, it was a string of four letter frustration. Sure he curses like a sailor with the best of him. But every time the camera panned to him either on the field or on the sideline, he was frustrated. He never seemed to find a rhythm and never seemed comfortable in the pocket.