The Packers have started the season 3-1 and yet there seem to be more questions now than at the beginning of the season. This is especially true of the offense. They have struggled to find an identity through the first four weeks but one analyst thinks that is about to change. Robert Griffin III had some interesting comments on the Packers offensive identity.
Robert Griffin III Comments On Packers Offensive Identity
The Packers have found their identity. Heavy dosage of RUNNING THE BALL out of their 2 RB sets while not asking Aaron Rodgers to be Superman down in and down out. They aren’t asking their Young WRs to do too much and good teams find a way to win even if it’s ugly.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) October 5, 2022
While some are questioning what the Packers are on offense, a couple of analysts think the Packers have already found it. Griffin III is very high on the Packers running game which takes a lot of the pressure off of Aaron Rodgers and his receivers. This tracks having watched the games. The times when the Packers offense struggles is when they get away from the running game. Aaron Jones especially has been great this season running the ball and honestly should be getting it more. This style of play will really help the Packers put away teams late in the season.
The Next Three Weeks Are Critical For The Packers Offense
The next three opponents are the Giants, Jets and Commanders. These are three bottom half of the league teams that the Packers should have no problems handling. If the offense can get into a rhythm and solidify their identity in the next three weeks, they will have much more success against better opponents. The trust is building between Rodgers and his receivers. Romeo Doubs is leading the team in targets. Christian Watson is being compared to Davante Adams by Rodgers. Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb are as consistent as ever. Leaning on the run game of Jones and Dillon has been a great recipe for success so far.
One last point that I loved that Griffin III made was that ugly wins aren’t a bad thing. Good teams find ways to win games. Bad teams find ways to lose games (ask any Lions fan about the past 30 years). The NFL is a tough league. Sometimes plays don’t go your way but the team still has to find a way to win. The Packers have done this. They find ways to win. Don’t underestimate that skill later in the season. The Packers are still solidifying their offensive identity but when it clicks, it is going to be something we’ve never seen before.