The Green Bay Packers coaching staff expect players to make mistakes during training camp. Even before camp began, Aaron Rodgers told The Pat McAfee Show that he felt the offense was going to be challenged. What drives the coaches (and Rodgers) crazy, though, is when players make the same mistakes twice. In a media session on Thursday, offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich revealed the one thing that keeps frustrating him on offense.
Packers Offensive Coordinator Adam Stenavich Addressed the Media
The Green Bay Packers promoted Adam Stenavich from offensive line coach to offensive coordinator after Nathaniel Hackett was hired by the Denver Broncos. An offensive line guru, Stenavich’s biggest frustration is something that he is seeing from his young linemen during training camp. “The one area that I’m still frustrated with our offense is the pre-snap stuff,” he said. Referencing the Packers’ joint practices with New Orleans, “You saw it against the Saints. We had, like, five or six false starts. Stuff like that, the stuff that we can control.”
This is a sentiment that has been matched by Aaron Rodgers. The difference is Rodgers’ criticism has been directed at his young wide receivers. However, after Rodgers and the wide receivers sat down after the first joint practice, the young core responded with a stellar practice on day two.
Adam Stenavich, though, did not hold back on the necessity for his offense to clean up their mistakes, and soon: “I love our effort [and] we’re playing hard. It’s just a matter of now mastering the stuff that’s going to kill ya. If you’re playing a football game and it’s 1st and 15 six times a game, it’s going to be hard to win that game. We just [got to] be cleaner from the functional aspect of running the offense.”