Aaron Rodgers: Offense was “not acceptable” on Sunday

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The Packers won on Sunday and that’s enough for quarterback Aaron Rodgers to feel “excited to go home and have a scotch or two.”

The 22-0 victory over the Bills isn’t one that’s going to make Rodgers feel content about the team’s offense, however. The Packers picked up 423 yards in the game, but the quarterback called it “non-playoff team offensive-level” and lamented the lack of opportunities given to wide receiver Davante Adams because the Buffalo defense “couldn’t stop him.”

Rodgers said the Packers have to “find ways to get him” the ball after being “terrible on offense” in Sunday’s win.

“I’m also a realist,” Rodgers said, via ESPN.com. “That’s just not acceptable offense for us. Four hundred and twenty-three yards looks pretty good in comparison to some of the games we’ve put forward the first three weeks, but it should have been about 45 points and 600 yards.”

Rodgers got two practice sessions in this week after being limited to one in each of the previous two weeks because of his knee injury. We’ll find out what kind of schedule he’ll be on ahead of Week Five against the Lions in the next couple of days.

38 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: Offense was “not acceptable” on Sunday

  1. Well McMuffin hasn’t changed his playbook or scheme in 8 years.

    The entire NFL knows whats coming, the roster is full of SLOW LUMBERING WR’s & TE’s.

    Rodgers won’t throw to the young WR’s.

    McMuffin won’t play the 1 dynamic RB on the roster………what should he expect??

  2. Yeah, it wasn’t pretty. There are 12 more games to improve steadily to a playoff level team.

    Still, Aaron will always chase perfection. As the old Lombardi yarn goes, you’ll never reach perfection, but you can reach excellence.

    I want a QB1 who is never satisfied with “OK”.

  3. jgo304 says:
    McMuffin won’t play the 1 dynamic RB on the roster………what should he expect??
    >>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<
    He had 11 rushes / 65yds and a reception for 17.
    What's your problem ? Maybe you're a Viking fan ?

  4. You’ve got to just love Aaron’s attitude.
    I’ve seen a lot of players sign the big guarantee and then just phone it in.
    It’s awesome to have one of the greatest to ever play the game continue to chase perfection.
    Some will mistakenly call this arrogance, while others will clearly recognize this as Packers’ Football!

    And he’s absolutely right, their offense is a long way from being the playoff contending juggernaut it used to be.
    It’s been sloppy and inconsistent, but its been good enough, for the most part.
    There’s a few reasons for this.
    A major one, I believe, can be blamed on Rodgers’ recent practice schedule.
    New parts will eventually mesh.
    I’m extremely hopeful for the near future of this offense and this team as a whole.

    2-1-1 isn’t a whole lot to be excited about, but there’s plenty of time to still right this ship.
    Nobody’s going to wrap up this division in September.
    Time to get back to work.

  5. “I’m also a egotist,” Rodgers said, via ESPN.com. “That’s just not acceptable offense for us. Four hundred and twenty-three yards looks pretty good in comparison to some of the games we’ve put forward the first three weeks, but it should have been about 45 points and 600 yards, and I should be named MVP of the week and all player should be made to bow before me”

  6. vikesr4reel says:
    September 30, 2018 at 8:33 pm
    Not to mention the crappy defence!!

    And how did your ‘vaunted defense (notice the correct spelling!) do against the Bills

  7. Great team effort today. Rodgers was not 100%. It was still a dominating and controlled effort, but I know what he means.

  8. Playcalling in the second-half more to blame than anything else. Spent the whole 3rd quarter chucking the ball deep when they should have been trying to develop the run.

    Purples want to try and talk smack (like usual). Nobody is afraid of your Vikings. Not the Bills, not the Browns, maybe Zimmer’s dependents.

  9. @jgo394

    I thought Rodgers did a great job of getting the ball to younger receivers today, including EQ’s first profession catch. Maybe take a look before commenting, just a suggestion

  10. Rodgers is not wrong, this game should have been a blowout. I do give some credit to the Bills D, but boy their offense has major issues. I just hope Josh Allen survives the season.

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  12. It’s true. They left a lot of yards/points out there.

    On the defensive side of the ball, they held the opponent to zero points and under 500 yards. So that’s a win.

    I figured the Packers/bears would be dueling for the division with the Vikings/lions dueling for 3rd.

    The jury is still out, but that looks to be pretty accurate.

  13. “This dude is STILL taking swipes at his coaches. It’s incredible. Anybody that thinks his coaches don’t care when he says stuff like this is simply wrong.”

    I’m ok with him taking swipes at McCarthy because McCarthy is the main reason this team has given away so many opportunities for championships with back to back HOF QBs.

    I guess the Bills won last week against somebody, so it’s good to get the win.

  14. Mike McCarthy needs to learn to not use his third timeout on 2nd down with the 2 minute warning coming (end of first half). Why he cannot grasp that is beyond me. And I support him.

    Jaire Alexander needs to be smarter after the whistle. Good to see the younger guys getting their names in the stat sheet (Fackrell, Gilbert, Whitehead, Valdes-Scantling).

    Hope to have King back for the Lions game.

  15. The offense was disjointed all game. Some of the playing calling caused this and some of the personnel groupings caused it.

    Aaron felt the game plan should have attacked the Bills more. That’s probable. What I know for sure is that the game plan got a W and we move on to Detroit. One at a time. Could things have been better? Every game there are things to improve on.

    This defense is growing into a great defense right before our eyes. Buffalo is not a great offense, but very good defenses shut out not so good offenses. That is what the Pack’s D did yesterday.

    Game balls:

    Byron Bell filled in at RG for Justin McCray and played very well. Actual good rosters replace starters for games and you barely notice. The depth showed yesterday.

    Kyler Fackrell with a 3 sack day. Some wanted him cut. Not I.

    Some may scoff at the penalty on Blake Martinez and think players need to settle down. I don’t like stupid penalties, but I also don’t mind a little nastiness on D. Blake letting the Bills know that this is now a D that will not back down is ok by me.

    Jaire Alexander has a groin injury. Hopefully no missed time. G-Mo was treated for a concussion, we will see if he practices Wednesday.

    If you watch Aaron’s postgame presser you see a guy who knows the W wasn’t caused by the offense. He feels a lot more could have been done offensively and he is right. He was short with his answers and wasn’t satisfied. Nothing wrong with giving a Bill Belichick/Nick Saban like presser every now and again. Means you care.

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #OnToDetroit

  16. They weren’t sharp, that’s for sure. But they basically just finished pre season as far as starters playing time. They’re only gonna get better the more Jones gets in the mix. O line had their best game of the year. Getting out of September above .500 is good enough for me at this point

  17. This dude is STILL taking swipes at his coaches. It’s incredible. Anybody that thinks his coaches don’t care when he says stuff like this is simply wrong.
    ======

    What else can you do with a 400lb gorilla on your back?? Can’t exactly punch him in the mouth.

  18. McCarthy and his game planning is terrible his play calling is even worse. Has been holding this offense back for years!

  19. I don’t mind being agressive but GB has been in WAYYY too many 3rd and 10s, while while some may be play call in Rodgers doesn’t need to ton heave the ball 15 yards down field as much as he does. The best the offense looked was when they were being quick and sharp in the second half of the Bears game.

    Yes tak Le a shot or two every drive, but keep the offense on schedule, it goes a long way in helping the defense, and will hopefully get more drives ending in TDS way too many FGs going on right now.

  20. shaggytoodle says:
    October 1, 2018 at 11:26 am
    I don’t mind being agressive but GB has been in WAYYY too many 3rd and 10s, while while some may be play call in Rodgers doesn’t need to ton heave the ball 15 yards down field as much as he does. The best the offense looked was when they were being quick and sharp in the second half of the Bears game.

    Yes tak Le a shot or two every drive, but keep the offense on schedule, it goes a long way in helping the defense, and will hopefully get more drives ending in TDS way too many FGs going on right now.
    ++++++++++++++++++++
    Your grammar hurts my head.

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