The Green Bay Packers have to be happy with what they saw out of Jordan Love in the loss to the Steelers. After four straight weeks of an anemic first-half offense, the unit looked good on Sunday. An opening drive touchdown was capped with a nice corner throw to Romeo Doubs. Then later, a dime to rookie Jayden Reed on a third and long got fans buzzing. It is the end of the game that the Packers need to work on and Love knows it.
Jordan Love: “I think getting things going early, putting points up on the board, is the growth, and finishing games is where we need to get to.”
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) November 12, 2023
Green Bay Packers Jordan Love On The State Of The Offense
Love was happy with the early offense but acknowledged the need for better late-game execution.
“I think getting things going early, putting points up on the board, is the growth, and finishing games is where we need to get to.”
The early offense was a welcome sight. They looked better prepared in this game. The fact that they were able to go into Pittsburgh and play well in the first half is a good thing. They will need to get off to fast starts with games against the Chargers, Lions, and Chiefs coming up. Finishing often comes with time. The hope is that these games are learning opportunities for the young team and they can win some of these games down the road.
Late Game Struggles
Some of the late-game struggles stem from having to force the ball. Love’s second interception wasn’t great but he had to go to the endzone with three seconds left in the game. A couple of other late-game interceptions, like the other one today, are balls that are just slightly misplaced and allow the defender to make a play on the ball. The early game success may help with the finishing. If the Packers can get a lead and not play from behind all the time, it could help them finish.
The Green Bay Packers 2023 season is all about evaluating Jordan Love. If he continues on this trajectory, the team should feel comfortable going into 2024 with him under center.