Green Bay Packers cornerback Rasul Douglas gave a very straightforward reason as to why the Packers are struggling so much this season.
Though it would’ve been all too easy to point fingers in several directions for lack of success, cornerback Rasul Douglas gave a very blunt and direct reason for the struggles.
Douglas told Kassidy Hill of PackersNews.com, “We suck cause we suck. We keep doing the same thing every week.”
When it comes down to it, the Packers need to be better. It’s much easier said than done and there are several ways to work toward that, but the overall goal is to put out better performances that’ll lead to success. However, there are several factors making that a nearly impossible task.
The Packers have several key players listed as questionable right now, which doesn’t help matters at all.
The Packers have several first-string players listed as questionable
One of the most important players, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, has been playing but suffering in performance since his thumb injury in the Week 5 game against the New York Giants.
Rodgers has yet to miss a game, but he’s missed quite a few practices and is unfortunately underperforming as a result of it all.
Prior to being injured, he was performing up to his typical standards. In his first five games this season, he had a completion percentage of 68.4 over 1,157 yards with an average of 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
After his injury, he’s had a noticeably worse completion percentage of 61.5 over 934 yards with an average of 6.3 yards per pass attempt.
To make things even more complicated for Green Bay, every single first-string wide receiver is listed as questionable as well, not leaving many options for a healthy quarterback-wide receiver duo.
All but three first-string players overall are listed as questionable, which doesn’t leave much room for the Packers to work around unhealthy players. As Douglas stated, the Packers simply aren’t doing well, and this could certainly be a major factor in why.