Oct 13, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) warms up before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Aaron Rodgers appreciates improved running game

The Green Bay Packers have long been a pass oriented offense, but a recent emergence of the rushing attack has allowed things to open up in the passing game and take some pressure off the shoulders of quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

While speaking of the team’s newly found rushing game, you could feel the giddiness from Rodgers and he clearly appreciates the new direction that the team is going.

“We are a top five running and throwing the football offense. This is exciting. It’s exciting offensive football,” Rodgers said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Running the football has opened a lot of that stuff up. I give all those guys a lot of credit.

“The majority of credit for the players goes to the offensive line. Those guys have done an excellent job of opening up some holes. Teams have been daring us at times to run the football. But against Baltimore, especially in the second half, there were some real tough looks that we stuck with some runs and the guys did a good job of getting a hat on hat, and Eddie [Lacy] did a good job of making a guy miss. Eddie as a runner is underrated when it comes to being elusive. I mean he has the ability to make guys miss in the hole. And when you pair that with some great power, he’s the kind of back who makes you smile.”

When you have a great quarterback like Rodgers, having a well-rounded offense makes you that much more dangerous to opposing defenses.

Teams had a hard enough time slowing down Rodgers in the past, but now they really have their hands full with the added threat of a running game.

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  • Peter Maiz

    Sanchez makes a good point about Lacy but hopefully, the lack of the core wide receivers doesn’t turn into a travesty