Aug 23, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; A Green Bay Packers helmet sits on the field during warmups prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field. Seattle won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Green Bay Packers to install 'balanced' offense?


The Green Bay Packers of recent years have been a bit pass heavy – though – part of that was the lack of a true, grind-it-out running back.

Now with the addition of Eddie Lacy, the Packers can become more of a ‘balanced’ team and that’s exactly what head coach Mike McCarthy is planning.

“You hope they play you two-shell defense all day when Eddie’s in the backfield,” McCarthy said. “But there’s more to it than that, too, because you don’t want to be one-dimensional one way or the other. We’ve lived that life where we were heavy one-dimensional throwing it, and you’d like to have balance. It makes it easier, puts a little less stress on your quarterback, your best player.”

That’s not to say the Packers are going to abandon the passing game and Aaron Rodgers by any stretch of the imagination, but rather go a more traditional route instead of firing up 40-50 passing attempts per game.

The hope is that relying on the run a bit more will open up the passing game as teams won’t know what to plan for.

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  • Peter Maiz

    What’s a two-shelf defense, anyway?