The Green Bay Packers will be without one of their top offensive weapons on Monday Night.
Aaron Jones will not be available in Green Bay’s Monday Night clash against the Las Vegas Raiders. Jones was a limited participant in practice all week, and Head Coach Matt Lafleur said he didn’t do less work on Saturday than on Thursday and Friday. Green Bay has a bye week after this, so ensuring that Jones is 100 percent coming after the bye week is the correct measure to take for a top offensive weapon.
With Aaron Jones’ absence, the Green Bay Packers fanbase doesn’t believe AJ Dillon can get the job done.
How fast a year can change.
A year ago, AJ Dillon was a fan favorite, but now, most of the fanbase wants him off the team. Despite every metric in the book saying that Dillon is most effective in the winter months, his play so far this season has drawn scrutiny from the fans.
In a corresponding move, the team has elevated Patrick Taylor ahead of Monday’s game.
RIP Packers running game
— Do〽️ (@hooltras1944) October 9, 2023
AJ Dillon getting ready to go for 2.4 YPC pic.twitter.com/qXzGbQvhxY
— JWeb 🍌⬛️ (@JWeb777) October 9, 2023
15 carries 27 yards now for dillion
— Ra•c 🌠 (@oatham_) October 9, 2023
Patrick Taylor szn. Let's go!
— Dr. Jamie Jakes (@jamjks) October 9, 2023
We really got AJ Dillon as our starter tonight
— Ian ✌🏾 (@GRoddy3x) October 9, 2023
Give Wilson the start and majority of the carries. If the run defense and running game are porous tonight and MLF continues with Barry and Dillion, he should be shown the door
— Tone Muscone (@Tone_FNP) October 9, 2023
Patrick Taylor if he gets called up or Emanuel Wilson?
— ☄️ (@69warriorsfan69) October 9, 2023
Packers still running for over 200 yards against us
— y-KangZ No More! (48-34) (3-4) (@Deez_Kingz) October 9, 2023
Will Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon break out in Monday Night’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders?
It is worth noting that the Las Vegas Raiders have the worst run defense in the NFL, so if there’s a time for AJ Dillon to have a breakout game, this would be it. There’s no doubt that AJ Dillon has struggled this year. Green Bay has gone up against solid defenses, and there are a lot of moving parts with Matt LaFleur calling plays for a first-year starting quarterback and the number of young weapons the Green Bay Packers have on offense. It’s difficult to make sure everyone gets their touches on the offensive side of the ball. LaFleur has been criticized this season because he hasn’t involved Aaron Jones consistently on offense, and with Jones being out, it’s an opportunity for AJ Dillon to put together a solid performance before the bye week.
It’ll be interesting to see if AJ Dillon can take advantage of a porous Las Vegas Raiders run defense.
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