Aaron Rodgers: We need to get on same page in passing game

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There were two major topics of conversation for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers after Thursday’s 17-13 loss to the Bears at Lambeau Field.

One was the status of his left arm, which Rodgers hurt in the third quarter on a hit by Bears linebacker LaMarr Houston. Backup Scott Tolzien started to warm up, but Rodgers didn’t miss a snap. He did have to do all his handing off with his right hand and said he was still waiting for the feeling to return to a couple of his fingers.

“I lost feeling in my hand for a good portion of the game there in the third quarter, fourth quarter,” Rodgers said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “It’s my left hand. I’ll be all right. … That’s the old funny bone there. Yeah. Not so funny.”

The other big topic wasn’t a laughing matter, either. It was the state of a passing game that hasn’t been firing at a high level for several weeks as the Packers have dropped four of five games. Rodgers was 22-of-43 for 202 yards with a touchdown and an interception on a night that saw him target James Jones and Davante Adams frequently without finding success.

“I’m obviously going to have to make sure my preparation is as high as it’s ever been because we need to get on the same page, the passing game,” Rodgers said. “We’re just on different pages. When you miss throws, when I’m throwing at a certain depth, when receivers are running at certain depth — we’re obviously on different pages.”

It would help if Adams held onto the ball during a poor game, but there was plenty of criticism to go around on a night that ended with the Packers on the doorstep of the end zone and unable to get the game-winning score that would have made another week of offensive frustration a little easier to swallow.

49 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: We need to get on same page in passing game

  1. It’s more like the passing game is as good as it’s going to be with the lack of talent at QB and receiver positions showing what they really are…just not very good at all.

  2. What most of saw was a good packers defensive effort, the packers offensive line giving Rodgers plenty of protection and a lot of bad throws by Rodgers. No question the 2 turnovers were costly but one of them was a bad pass by Rodgers. Rodgers is one of the best qb’s in the game but hasn’t been MVP material this year

  3. I was so excited for Davante Adams coming on strong this year, especially after all the praise from Rodgers. But this guy has done nothing even average since entering the nfl. He doesn’t get open and drops alotta balls. I think this team really needs to get Abby and Montgomery healthy. Both these guys have shown me much more than Adams with much fewer opportunities.

  4. Reminded me of Super Bowl 45, where Big Ben had last possession and missed the winning TD (wonk-wonk!)

  5. Gotta love it when captain obvious starts talking. The old gunslinger shooting straight from the hip. Now he has another excuse, he didn’t have feeling in his fingers for a good part of the game, well isn’t that nice.

  6. Please stop with Rodgers is the best in the game. He NEVER plays well from behind. Brady, Brees, heck even Favre, would’ve won this game.

    So stop. Yeah he’s accurate. Yeah he can throw on the run. But, yeah, he spits the bit too when it counts the most.

  7. Crappy playcalling & coaching, crappy receivers (without Jordy, they look like they have one of the worst groups of receivers in the NFL) and Rodgers just looks hesitant and off and he has mediocre pass protection. Not hard to see why they are playing lousy on offense and it doesn’t look like the coaching staff has a clue and will look to make any adjustments.

    Smart of them to not even call a single rush play when they were 8 yards out with over a minute left. A defense is expecting you to pass so do what they expect and call 4 passes. A well coached team runs the ball at least once there.

  8. Packers and their fans are delusional.

    It isn’t all about your offense dude. Look at your defense! Everybody is running on the Packers defense. Packers have become a soft team that isn’t physical on defense anymore and the defense has grown content letting the offense bail them out for the last few years.

  9. Aaron has a low interception ratio because he never throws a contested ball to try to win a game. Not saying to be Favre, but you need to at least be more like Eli. A contested ball now and again. Sometimes they will get picked off, other times they will win you games (even a SB).

    Meanwhile, Brady does way more with way less, so please stop telling me how great Rogers is.

  10. Aaron has a low interception ratio because he never throws a contested ball to try to win a game. Not saying to be Favre, but you need to at least be more like Eli. A contested ball now and again. Sometimes they will get picked off, other times they will win you games (even a SB).

    Meanwhile, Brady does way more with way less, so please stop telling me how great Rogers is.

  11. Where are the comments on whining by Rodgers where are the comments about a skirt on him. Must be out shopping.

  12. Davante Adams, from what I have seen the past five weeks, is a joke, James Jones has the drops down pat, and Randall Cobb, since game 3, has not justified his new contract…with the rejuvenated Lions next up in Detroit, the season is quickly spiraling out of control…the team needs to stop relaxing…

  13. Sounds like a whole lot of 2nd place talk to me… 😉

    All jokes aside, it was the game to watch on turkey day, and I thought the Packers were going to steal it at the end.
    Good game.

  14. Brady is clearly better than Rodgers. It doesn’t matter what receiver is injured or out, Brady keeps rolling. When Rodgers has a bad day, it’s because Nelson is injured or Adams runs poor routes, etc.

    Brady/Belicheck > Rodgers/McMuffin.

  15. They were running all over the Bears. Seems this is not about the forced passing game, but play calling. In that weather they didn’t need to pass that much.

  16. Watching the rain I kept flashing back to the Halloween Nightmare in Soldiers when Favre and the Pack destroyed the Bears on Buykus/Sayers night. Even if the Bears win wasn’t as dominant, for them to return the favor on Favre night under similar conditions and on national TV was sweet indeed for all Bears fans who go back that far.

  17. Viking fans, please go away. I know you are bitter about the shopping we laid on you last week but this is a GB/Chicago story. If you ain’t a fan of one of those teams you are just a troll.

  18. No, they need to stop throwing so much. Rodgers is great, but the receivers aren’t doing him any favors, yet you throw 44 times in a driving rainstorm in a 1 possession game. How does that make sense, especially when you have talented RBs. Running Lacy consistently is exactly how they beat the Vikings, but I guess that was a one off.

  19. Another “great” that needs a perfect lineup to be “great”
    Brady wins no matter the JAG player Belichick suits up to catch his passes or carry the rock.
    Neither Rodgers or Manning have ever carried a team without elite/premium skill draft picks surrounding them. Brady takes the next man off the waiver wire and takes them to Conference Champion games (9)….. at a minimum.
    Funny how these “greats” lift their teams on nice three year runs and then collapse……yet Brady and his Pats never ever experience collapse despite crappy draft picks EVERY year. The great equalizer NFL structure doesn’t apply to one team….and that is why BRADY is the greatest

  20. Wrong

    They need to remember to look at the pages in the book that have RUNNING PLAYS.

    Bears practically handed the game back to the Pack by not getting a 1st down at the end of the game. It should never have gotten that far.

    McCarthy abandoning the run & not instilling any confidence in Lacy was the #1 problem.

    Rodgers played that last drive extremely well. You can only acutely criticize him on the very last 4th down throw when no WR was really open….the WR on the very left looked posted-up & more open to me.

    Other than that, he obtained some good yards with his legs & put the ball in the right spot to move the chains.

    The Pack took advantage of mistakes made by the Vikes on 2 TD passes last week. Bears did not make those holes available. But, the Pack were running down their throat & they stopped.

  21. lets see, numb non throwing hand? whats next? his shoes were too tight? stop backing ISIS you freak and ya may get some of your mojo back. u can clearly see now why this diva fell to 24th pick back in 2005. took a while, but its clear even to the blind, his receivers made him, not the other way around

  22. pkrlvr says:
    Nov 27, 2015 9:44 AM
    Viking fans, please go away. I know you are bitter about the shopping we laid on you last week but this is a GB/Chicago story. If you ain’t a fan of one of those teams you are just a troll.

    When Packer fans quit trolling Viking stories, then maybe you will have something to whine about. Until then, take it like a man.

  23. I dunno if the “only build the team through the draft” is really working.
    Perhaps it’s time to change the system and get good NFL experienced players by making deals and trades instead of always bringing in college kids to get their feet wet.

  24. ncisagent says:
    Nov 27, 2015 11:54 AM

    pkrlvr says:
    Nov 27, 2015 9:44 AM
    Viking fans, please go away. I know you are bitter about the shopping we laid on you last week but this is a GB/Chicago story. If you ain’t a fan of one of those teams you are just a troll.

    When Packer fans quit trolling Viking stories, then maybe you will have something to whine about. Until then, take it like a man.
    ———————————–
    Aren’t you the pot calling the kettle black? The next time I see you post on a Viking thread I’ll make sure to point this out to you. Do you even think about what you are typing before you do it?

  25. dpdonny says:
    Nov 27, 2015 8:08 AM

    Please stop with Rodgers is the best in the game. He NEVER plays well from behind. Brady, Brees, heck even Favre, would’ve won this game.

    So stop. Yeah he’s accurate. Yeah he can throw on the run. But, yeah, he spits the bit too when it counts the most.
    ———————————————————-
    He has 31 4th quarter game-tying/go-ahead drives. But hey, don’t let the facts ruin a good story.

  26. audio2sell says:
    Nov 27, 2015 8:37 AM

    Aaron has a low interception ratio because he never throws a contested ball to try to win a game. Not saying to be Favre, but you need to at least be more like Eli. A contested ball now and again. Sometimes they will get picked off, other times they will win you games (even a SB).

    Meanwhile, Brady does way more with way less, so please stop telling me how great Rogers is.
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    Rodgers holds the record for career passer rating by 7 points. He’s the only QB in NFL history with a career PR over 100. So any intelligent fan will continue to tell you how great he is.

  27. I can see why everyone passed on little erin Rogers! Don’t let the facts get in the way that he has zero playoff wins when trailing after the 4th quarter!

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