Matt LaFleur isn’t sure how to fix the offense
The Green Bay Packers suffered a humiliating defeat to the New York Jets in Week 6. The Packers’ offensive struggles continue as the team put up just 10 points against the Jets. The Packers’ offense has now scored just 10 points in their last six quarters of play. Head coach Matt LaFleur looked visibly frustrated in his post-game press conference.
A reporter asked LaFleur why the offense hasn’t been able to play a complete game well up to this point in the season. LaFleur gave a surprising answer that won’t comfort Packers fans.
“That’s a fair question. I don’t know. I mean, obviously, if I knew we wouldn’t be in this spot, right,” LaFleur asked. “We’re in a pretty bad predicament right now.”
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 16, 2022
That’s not a good answer
The Packers’ offense has talent, but they didn’t utilize their playmakers well against the Jets. The Packers once again had quarterback Aaron Rodgers throw over twice as many passes as he did hand-offs. The offense ran the ball for 60 yards on 20 carries. LaFleur said he was frustrated running the ball because they weren’t gaining enough on first-down carries.
One of the problems with the passing attack was Rodgers. Rodgers’ thumb injury was noticeable to anyone watching the game. He missed easy throws. Fox cameras were constantly showing replays of Rodgers shaking his hand after plays.
Aaron Rodgers favoring his right hand/thumb early on in the game 🙏pic.twitter.com/xuoKfaxTyE
— Packers Nation (@PackersNationCP) October 16, 2022
LaFleur should have trusted his running game more against the Jets. It’s shocking that LaFleur is still in denial about what’s wrong with a ridiculously unbalanced offense. Offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich said the Packers were not planning to run more this week. After this loss, the Packers coaching staff again fails to recognize how to improve the team. It doesn’t look like much will change before the Packers play the Washington Commanders next week.