Slow starts and getting the offense rolling in the second half has been the story for the 2023 Packers Offense.
Out of the 6 games that the Packers have played this season, there have been 4 games that the Packers offense got rolling in the second half.
While that strategy worked against the Saints in week 3, it won’t work against any other team in the NFL.
The last two games, the Packers offense manage to put less that 20 points against defenses that were struggling.
They also have more than 7 days to plan for each team.
To put only 3 points on the Raiders and none against the Broncos in the first half means that there needs to be a better game plan to start the game.
Simply put, the Packers offense needs to put a complete game together and get more production.
Spotlight your Star Players
What do I mean by that?
The offense needs to spotlight their stars on offense which means showcasing Aaron Jones.
Jones need to be featured, which means using him in both the running game and passing game.
Whatever way you can get the ball to Jones get it to him because he is basically the star of this offense.
We saw that against the Bears as he had touchdowns both on the ground and in the air.
Stepping up on Offense
Christian Watson need to step up to be that number one receiver.
So far Watson has only 1 touchdown on the season compared to his teammate Romeo Doubs who has 4 touchdowns.
In three games so far this season Watson has only 8 receptions for 143 yards.
Watson has the speed and talents to be the number 1 Wide receiver and we saw a glimpse of that last year.
We need to see that again from Watson.
Obviously, the Packers coaches and Front office had enough confidence in him that they didn’t sign a veteran Wide Receiver.
But so far this season it seems like inexperience is playing a huge role in the Packers offensive production.
Get it done on 1st down
The Packers offense in general hasn’t done well on 1st down.
Most of the time the Packers are only gaining a yard or two on first down.
Or they are getting negative yardage or getting a penalty.
The Packers need to do better on first down.
Most of the time not doing good on first down means that your already going probably going to create more work for the offense on second and third down.
If the Packers can get more than 5 yards on First down then that creates a more manageable second or third down.
Though six games the Packers offense has struggled.
While we can use the narrative that the Packers are a young, inexperienced team, fans are quickly growing impatient with the Packers.
Like I said at the beginning of the season, patience is the key, but sometimes, too much patience doesn’t pay off.
Matt LeFleur and the rest of the Packers offense need to figure out way to get off to a faster start.
Because if they don’t LeFleur might find himself on the hot seat in the following weeks to come.——————