The Green Bay Packers gave up over 200 rushing yards to the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Packers fans hammered defensive coordinator Joe Barry for his comments Monday morning on how he plans to improve the defense before their Monday Night Football contest in Week 5.
Head coach Matt LaFleur said in his presser following the 34-20 defeat to the Lions that the defense was “insane” to do the same things against the run when they didn’t work. LaFleur’s message was sent loud and clear to Barry.
According to Matt Schneidman with The Athletic, Barry said in his presser Monday morning that the Packers’ defense was exploring all options before their Week 5 game against the Raiders.
Joe Barry on the run defense: “We’re exploring everything right now.” pic.twitter.com/OjVxyMUjCf
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 2, 2023
Barry doesn’t quite have the fix yet. But he’ll need to before playing a Raiders team with the ever-dangerous Josh Jacobs at running back.
Green Bay Packers fans react to Joe Barry’s statement
Many Packers fans are fed up with Barry at this point. They don’t understand why Barry doesn’t have an answer in Week 5. Here are the best takes from Packers fans reacting to Barry’s incredible statement.
Explore STOPPING IT !
— J (@mrjoshua76) October 2, 2023
— Chris Phineas (@ChrisPhineas) October 2, 2023
Such a meaningless non-answer. He's lucky that he's in Green Bay where the beat reporters never push.
— Heist Ranger (@hobbidabutsen) October 2, 2023
That's a nice way of saying You're scrambling to keep your job
— Dan Black (Cheeseguy) (@CheeseCrazed) October 2, 2023
Don’t worry everyone! It’ll look the same
— Gute 🧀 (@Packers_szn3) October 2, 2023
Dude has been a DC for around a decade and still doesn’t know how to stop the run. Packers have one of the worst coaching staffs in the NFL. It’s an embarrassment at this point
— Rebuild the Packers (@RebuildThePack) October 2, 2023
I have a feeling the defense is going to look the exact same
— covetid (@covetid) October 2, 2023
Thought they were doing that in the off-season?
— Derek Rasmussen (@derek_razz) October 2, 2023
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