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Aaron Rodgers: Tight end additions bring more flexibility

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has seen his approach to staying in shape between seasons evolve with good results and he believes the same is true of the team’s offense.

The Packers moved away from their steady diet of three-receiver packages as last season progressed and saw better results offensively as more people got involved in a less predictable attack. On Tuesday, Rodgers credited coach Mike McCarthy for “really evolving the offense” and said that he thinks the Packers have continued to do that this offseason by acquiring tight ends Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks.

With Richard Rodgers on hand as well, Rodgers thinks the Packers can get back to using the “12” personnel alignment with two tight ends, two wideouts and a running back.

“I think weโ€™re going to have a lot more flexibility in that package,” Rodgers said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “’12’ personnel is more of a run-pass balanced personnel and it has been throughout the league and for us the past few years. The opportunity to put two guys on the line of scrimmage and have an opportunity to run right, run left and then run all of our vertical passing game is going to be something that could definitely change and be more difficult to stop.”

The Packers wound up fourth in the NFL in points scored last season, so an offense that’s harder to stop would set them up well as they try to continue their playoff streak in 2017.

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10 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers: Tight end additions bring more flexibility”
  1. jimnsota says: Apr 19, 2017 8:10 AM

    Good story

  2. HighwayStar says: Apr 19, 2017 8:16 AM

    Its clearly working for the Patriots so it makes sense for teams to take notice. Green Bay did really well picking up Bennett too, he is better at creating that flexibility in the play than Cook would have been.

  3. margoadams says: Apr 19, 2017 8:22 AM

    Packers are getting Marty Lite. Fans will be disappointed.

  4. dcalisto1 says: Apr 19, 2017 8:24 AM

    Just what Erin wants…more tight ends and flexibility!

  5. alamba78 says: Apr 19, 2017 8:27 AM

    In flexibility, he means he gets to choose which tight end he wants to give it to. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  6. notwithkubiak says: Apr 19, 2017 8:33 AM

    We all know how you feel about tight ends Aaron. Now that your beard contract with Olivia Munn is over, you can go back to being yourself.

  7. dawoger says: Apr 19, 2017 8:50 AM

    In minisoda any “end” up to the size of a 5 gal bucket qualifies as “tight.”

  8. aarons444 says: Apr 19, 2017 10:22 AM

    Another 10-6.

    Another Division Title.

    Another unbearable Playoff loss.

    Buisness as usual in the McCarthy-era.

  9. 250dollarnflowner says: Apr 19, 2017 1:13 PM

    That headline makes trolling this article way too easy. I think i’ll pass on this one. Not even a challenge.

  10. cheeseisfattening says: Apr 19, 2017 1:22 PM

    Apr 19, 2017 8:33 AM
    We all know how you feel about tight ends Aaron. Now that your beard contract with Olivia Munn is over, you can go back to being yourself.

    Rodgers declined to exercise her 4th year option. ๐Ÿ˜›

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