The Packers moved to 3-1 against the Giants last Sunday night in a performance that featured some good things on offense mixed in with some less positive results.
Green Bay put up 406 yards and ran for 147 yards against the Giants, but two turnovers, dropped passes and a 23-of-45 night for quarterback Aaron Rodgers helped limit them to 23 points. The performance fit into what we’ve seen from the Packers over the course of this season in terms of inconsistency, particularly when it comes to the passing game, but that didn’t make coach Mike McCarthy any more receptive to questions about the unit.
“You know, we had 400 yards of offense, so I don’t know why the hell I’ve got to come in here and answer questions about the things you think that went wrong,” McCarthy said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
McCarthy did say that the team is spending more time on the passing game than they have in the past, a process that has included more playing time for players like Trevor Davis and Ty Montgomery at wide receiver. The coach suggested that working new players into the lineup has had an impact on the performance, but that he isn’t worried about things coming together over time.
Rodgers said the same and argued that things “would have looked a lot better on paper and actually live, as well” if the team had made one or two more plays a game. That’s true, but it’s a good bet that they’re going to continue to get questions until they’re making them on a more consistent basis.