Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has no idea what Aaron Rodgers means in terms of making the offense ‘simpler’.
Matt LaFleur would love to fix the Packers offense with his magic wand. Unfortunately, neither he nor Aaron Rodgers knows what to do at this point.
The easy answer would be building a time machine to stop Brian Gutekunst from trading Davante Adams in the first place. Sadly, that’s impossible.
When asked if he had a solution after Green Bay’s latest loss to the New York Jets, Rodgers suggested the Packers should simplify things a bit.
"“Simplify some things,” Rodgers said, per ESPN. “I just think that based on how we’ve played the last two weeks, I think it’s going to be in our best interests to simplify things for everybody — for the line, for the backs, for the receivers, especially with [Randall Cobb’s] injury. Just simplify some things, and maybe that’ll help us get back on track.”"
Yet, Rodgers and LaFleur are not on the same wavelength.
“I don’t know what that means,” LaFleur responded.
Can the Packers offense be fixed?
The Jets sacked Rodgers four times, and hit him nine times overall. Green Bay didn’t have much of an answer to New York’s pass rush, and Rodgers was forced to throw the ball into coverage to Sauce Gardner and Co. far too often.
Rodgers admitted he has to raise his own performance a bit if the Packers are going to improve as a unit.
“That’s why we need to simplify things because on the couple drives that we did move the ball, it was very simple things,” Rodgers said. “Very simple plays, no motion, so we need to look at everything and the guys that we’ve got and what we can accomplish with them and let’s be smart about moving forward.”
No. 12 went on to praise LaFleur’s game preparation, but said “we’re not executing.”
Simplicity might be best, after all, if LaFleur can wrap his head around that.