Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is running the 29th-ranked offense in the league after two games and he’s coming off a rough game against the Vikings, so his self-assessment on Wednesday wasn’t a surprising one.
“I know I’ve got to play better, and I will,” Rodgers said, via ESPN.com.
Rodgers pointed to his timing with receivers and the offensive line as something that needs to improve. He also made it clear that he doesn’t need anyone else telling him what he needs to do better.
“We’ve set a standard for so long — myself, our team — of playing at such a high level that when we have a couple of disappointing performances, we know what’s coming,” Rodgers said. “Now we would love to get back out there and dominate and have this thing turn around, but we know if we go on a run and we lose a game and play poorly, it’s going to be right back in the same position. This is part of the game that we’re prepared for. This is the game within the game, just talking to you guys and giving you guys something you guys can use. We appreciate what you do, but we’re not ultimately judged or worried about your opinions of us and your scrutiny of us.”
There were worries about the Packers offense last year as well and the return of wide receiver Jordy Nelson was supposed to be the answer to some of them. It hasn’t played out like that through two weeks and more of the same against the Lions will mean more of the same at Rodgers’ next meeting with the media.