Published: Thu, October 20, 2016
Sport | By Dustin Murphy

Better Accuracy Could Help Packers Improve

Better Accuracy Could Help Packers Improve

Aaron Rodgers thinks that the Green Bay Packers could make drastic improvements if they just focused on accuracy and got their passing game going. Anyone else might have chosen to study the Packers’ lineup or even give the NFL Picks against the spread a Closer look.

Rodgers, however, seems certain that the key lies with a better passing game. No one can deny the fact that the Packers need to pay more attention to details. Their performance has been a little lacking this season.

Then again, some people might presume that Rodgers’ advice is a little too simplistic, the idea that they only need to throw the ball and catch it better to turn the season around. Rodgers should be commended for noticing his own flaws.

The Quarterback admitted that he was also not nearly as accurate as he could be, and that he also needed to pay closer attention to the details; the Packers would have to be on the same page and coordinate a little better in order to make better use of Rodgers’ advice.

The team has a game on Thursday Night against the Chicago Bears, their NFC North rival; it will provide the perfect opportunity to put Rodgers’ advice into practice. Though, it is difficult to imagine that the Packers will quickly adopt the new outlook and make enough changes to their passing game to affect the outcome of the match against the Bears. 

Rodgers has to shoulder some of the blame for the Packers’ less than stellar performance in 2016. Keep in mind that the Quarterback has only completed 60.2 percent of his passes.

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That is not only low by most standards; the figure is also lower than Rodgers’ career average. Rodgers could afford to make a few improvements on his end. The Packers played and lost to the Cowboys on Sunday and Rodgers didn’t exactly help.

You need only remember the out-of-character interception he threw from Dallas 46 to Barry Church, and this isn’t even taking into account the way he overthrew open receiver Randall Cobb in the end zone. 

To Rodgers’ credit, he was willing to watch his own poor performance on film afterward, taking the time to analyze his own weaknesses and accepting the failures on display. The scotch he was drinking after the game probably made in easier to stomach his fumble on first-and-goal from the 1.

The Packers are not the worst team out there. Throughout this season, they have shown flashes of brilliance and they have performed some truly impressive plays. The problem right now is their lack of consistency.

They seem unable to continuously play at their best, which is a shame. If the Packers want to stand a better chance of vying for the title, they need to focus on accuracy. So many players in the team have missed more times than you would expect.

Accuracy is an issue that they must solve, this along with consistency; it will also help if they learn to take care of the ball. Ted Thompson (General Manager) recently traded a conditional draft pick to Kansas City for Knile Davis, so that might help.

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