NFL passing offenses have become more and more potent, leading some defensive coordinators like Rob Ryan to think outside of the box to try and slow them down. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers think NFL passing offenses might get a little boost this year, and from an unusual source, the referees.
“I think you’re going to see the passing game reffed a little more tightly this year,” Rodgers said after officials worked a Packers practice.
Rodgers enjoyed that particular crew and wanted to keep them around.
“I was joking with this crew that we might want them to head up to the Pacific Northwest in about a month,” Rodgers said.
Of course that was a reference to the Green Bay vs. Seattle kickoff opener on Sept. 4. Of course a game in Seattle between the Seahawks and Packers was the scene of the “touchception” play, that famous game when one referee signaled touchdown and one waved it off.