PFT 2019 storyline No. 6: How will the Packers resolve “the audible thing”?

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Most if not all of the top 30 storylines we’re following as the 2019 season approaches are posed as a question. For most of those questions, we don’t the answer. On storyline No. 6, we do.

The question is how will the Packers resolve the conflict between coach Matt LaFleur’s rigid offensive play-selection process and quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ admitted desire for freedom at the line of scrimmage? The answer is this: Rodgers will win.

He’ll win because he’s the face of the franchise, the most powerful and most highly-paid employee of a public corporation who won’t be punished or benched or traded or cut if he does whatever he wants, whenever he wants.

It’s that simple. And Rodgers is smart enough to realize it. So the question is whether the Packers will let Rodgers do whatever he wants to do, or whether he’ll just do it.

The best play for LaFleur and Rodgers will be to come up with a way for the first-year coach to save face, with LaFleur deciding that he’ll make an exception for Rodgers as to a system that results in two plays being called in the huddle and the quarterback deciding, based on a predetermined set of parameters, which one to call. LaFleur either can say that he has decided to let Rodgers call whatever play he wants to call at the line of scrimmage, or Rodgers can just do it. Which he will, regardless of whether the team lets him.

Really, what will the Packers do? Roll with DeShone Kizer?

Rodgers is the guy, he knows he’s the guy, and the sooner the coach lets Rodgers fully be the guy the sooner this issue will be settled, once and for all.

84 responses to “PFT 2019 storyline No. 6: How will the Packers resolve “the audible thing”?

  1. The prison system should take a similar stance. Let’s see how that works out.

  2. Some people have said winning a Suber Bowl and an NFL MVP award ruined Aaron Rodgers – because his ego got so big, no one could tell him anything. This season will probably tell us how much, if any, truth their might be to that observation.

  3. I’m sure there’s an NFL lingo term for this but I would imagine it’d be something along the lines of Rodgers purposely ruining LaFleur’s plays to create artificial demand for him to change things as he sees fit, or just calling the audible on sure-fire low-risk plays with TD result to justify whatever he wants.

    What I do not picture is Rodgers giving 100% effort for LaFleur’s playcalling. Why? he already tipped his hand this Spring what he thinks of LaFleur’s playcalling …

  4. Aaron Rodgers is a great QB. Period. You don’t handcuff a player like him. People pay to go to Packer games to see Aaron Rodgers brilliance. Let the man call his own plays

  5. When the wins start accumulating, everybody will forget this was even a question.

  6. This isn’t an issue until one of Rodgers or LaFleur makes it an issue. The loser of this issue,if it comes to reality, will be the fans who may be watching the playoffs without the Packers for the third year in a row.

  7. Have at it, Cheesers, but here’s a legit question: do they practice a completely different system for Kizer? Do you tell the WRs/RBs/TEs run your coached routes … unless Erin tells you something different? There is a reason teams try to have similar QBs on their team. Florio is dead right; MLF has no choice but to acquiesce, even if it ends with him getting McCarthied. But Erin has been susceptible to injury the last two seasons, and Mack isn’t holding back come Week 1. So again, have at it and Bear Down!

  8. If Matt LaFleur wanted to run an offence where the QB has no flexibility at the line of scrimmage then taking the Packers job was pretty stupid.

  9. The funny thing is, this seems to be a major story everywhere except Green Bay.

    Matt LaFleur has already gone on record as saying it would be foolish of him not to take full advantage of Rodgers’ experience and ability.
    There are audibles built into the offense on every single play.
    Neither the player, nor the coach have worked with such a talented counterpart, they’re going to turn out to be exciting new version of each other.

    But, I’m fully aware that these comments are falling on deaf ears.
    It’s obvious people are going to have their opinions, wring their hands, and shout into the wind about it until Aaron and Matt prove it’s not an issue.
    And that’ll be done on the football field.
    So have at it, while you still can.

  10. It ain’t easy being cheesy says:
    July 19, 2019 at 7:58 pm
    When the wins start accumulating, everybody will forget this was even a question.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Or when the loses start accumulating…………..

  11. Isn’t it kind of already resolved?

    Both of them have said they’re having good talks about it.

    Rodgers has nothing to gain by blowing up plays and ruining LeFleur. His legacy will cement itself if he comes out and returns to form after two injury riddled seasons.

    This truly is a non-issue.

    It’s for sure not a “shoot up a hotel lobby” issue.

  12. Some people have said winning a Suber Bowl and an NFL MVP award ruined Aaron Rodgers.

    ————————————–

    It seems like the turning point in his career was the playoff loss to Seattle. He was unstoppable that year and Seattle gift-wrapped them the game. Maybe it’s a coincidence, but he hasn’t been the same dominant force since that season. He still has time to turn it around, but his prime is fading.

  13. The coach can bench or cut Rodgers of course. I am not holding my breath. Rodgers has won a super bowl ring. How many rings does the head coach have?

  14. Rodgers might be less prone to changing plays or or going off script after the snap running a more modern highly schemed offense like LaFleur will want to run. Could work great if he’s willing to operate the offense like it is drawn up, time will tell.

  15. What kind of credibility does Lafleur have to insist that it’s his play calling or nothing? He was the OC only in title with the Rams, because McVay did everything the OC would. And his offence was poor last year in Tennessee. His only qualification for the job was that he coached with McVay which is why it will more than likely turn out to be a horrible hire.

  16. This is an issue because AR12 made it one in OTA’s. Rodgers didn’t like the lack of freedom he enjoyed with M McCarthy and said so.

  17. Rodgers, first and foremost, wants to win. Yes, he is a highly competitive guy but I cannot see him blatantly going against the coaches on every play just because he can. He is not given enough credit for being a team player. This will not be an issue. I firmly believe that.

  18. I know that Aaron Rodgers is very bright, and I Imagine the same for Matt LaFleur. They’ll figure it out.

  19. So if Rodgers has been calling his own plays and/or has the power to audible out a play, why did he blame Mike McCarthy’s play calling for their poor performance?

  20. This means that the Packers go back to: Rodgers only looking for deep down field passes, the tight ends not being used, and a non existent running game. Same offense as before.

  21. filthymcnasty3 says:
    July 19, 2019 at 8:35 pm
    They’ll probably resolve it the same way they resolved the last controversy – with a Lombardi.

    ——————

    The last controversy resulted in the Lombardi winning coach being fired.

  22. This shouldn’t be an issue and the Packets will probably be fine. Aaron Rodgers’ ego and sensitivity are legendary though. You never know what he might do. Look at last season. He tanked by refusing to make throws that he knew he could make and instead chose all the low risk throws that resulted in 10 losses. The guy needed McCarthy gone and found a way to do it

  23. markwporter says:
    I cannot see him blatantly going against the coaches on every play just because he can. He is not given enough credit for being a team player. This will not be an issue. I firmly believe…
    —————
    Didn’t happen that way with his last coach. And Aaron’s already whining to the media about audibles before the new HC has got his feet wet. I don’t recall Brady ever publicly whining about those lack of titles while O’Brien was his OC – you occasionally saw a sideline tiff but never anything to the media except “I have to do better” or at worst “we” need to improve.

  24. Strange situation this is. It’s like me telling my little girls to get a long and play together fairly and they do it. Not so much with #12 an average qb, it’s true 27-27 over his last 54 starts and a coach wants more but he thinks he is above all that.
    Go to your room!

  25. Seeing that the new coach loves running the ball it will be easy to see who is calling the plays most of the time. if they run the ball alot then its Matt,if they pass on almost every play then its Rodgers. Rodgers knows though that running the ball more will keep him healthy for possibly the whole season but it has to be a successful.they will be just fine this season and when they whip the Bears it will be proven.

  26. Just move the ball, score some points and win a few. That will make this speculative story go away…..

  27. There was a lot of talk leading up to 2001 NFC championship game that the 12-4 New York Giants had gotten fat on a schedule made up of cupcakes, and that the No. 1 seed in the NFC would get exposed in the playoffs. Plenty thought Minnesota would be the team to end this Giants mirage, and the Vikings were actually installed as 1-point favorites, New York playing the role of home dogs at Giants Stadium. But Daunte Culpepper, Randy Moss and the Vikings’ high-powered offense never got into gear. The Giants scored on their first series and then made Minnesota pay dearly for a fumble on the kickoff return, and New York was up 14-0 just 2:13 into the game. Kerry Collins led the Giants to a 41-0 romp – the biggest blowout in NFC conference title game history – throwing a franchise-record five touchdowns on the way to the Super Bowl.

    After the game, Vikings players were blunt.

    “It’s going to be hard for us to win a Super Bowl in Minnesota,” Randy Moss said.

    Truer words were never spoken, Randy.

  28. I wouldn’t be to quick to assume there is nothing the Packers can do if Rogers won’t play along. They just won’t do it this year. They need to give him a year to fit into the system. They let one of the most beloved QB’s in Packer history go with Favre. I know they had Rogers waiting in the wings, but can you imagine the bounty of draft picks a team would give for an aging but effective MVP QB? Teams overpay like crazy for average free agents. This guy is a gold mine and could secure the Packers future for the next 10+ years while Rogers works on his legacy in Cincinnati or Arizona etc. So it seems like this year is a big crossroads and hopefully Togers knows that too. The Herschel Walker trade set Dallas up for several super bowls and a decade of excellence

  29. chris1cat says:
    July 20, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Not so much with #12 an average qb, it’s true 27-27 over his last 54 starts and a coach wants more but he thinks he is above all that.
    _____________

    An average QB? Really?
    Alright, let’s talk about this.
    Actually it’s 27-26-1 in the last 54 games, but seriously, what’s the point?
    Does anyone else find it a little bit odd one would choose the last 54 games to gauge a stat.
    I mean, why cut it off in the middle of the 2015 season, and why would you choose such an odd number of games.
    The answer is simple, you see, then you can ignore the previous 6 games of that season which were all wins.
    People throw these situational stats out there all the time, in an attempt to prove some kind of dumb argument, or point of view. (ie: the ridiculous 0-37 4th Qt. stat)

    I could easily just choose to view Rodgers’ last 32 games to argue that even with Green Bay’s consecutive losing seasons, Aaron’s record is still a respectable 18-13-1.
    Or I could simply choose the obvious and most important segment of games, the last 158 to point out that Rodgers is 100-57-1 on his career.
    I can basically take any significant segment of games and prove just about any argument I’d want.
    And we could do this all day.
    But as I said before, what’s the point?

  30. What needs “resolution” here? Why is this a story at all, except as a Packer-hating troll feeding-frenzy? The Packers aren’t making it a problem. Rodgers isn’t making it a problem. LaFleur isn’t making it a problem.

    Maybe the problem should become a problem before assuming it’s a problem.

    Rodgers is still the biggest difference-maker among all NFCN teams and their expectations for success this year. Give it a freaking rest.

  31. This is all just filler until training camp starts. It’s a non-issue. One of the posters above made an excellent point. ML wouldn’t have taken the job with the expectation of hand-cuffing Rodgers.

  32. They absolutely should let Rodgers call plays at the line of scrimmage. The dude’s knowledge and situational awareness of football is something you don’t hinder.

  33. @Wafflestomp don’t forget the 0-37 stat isn’t even true- Rodgers won when trailing:

    by 6 in the 4Q against vs. 9-7 Cowboys in 2017
    by 17 in the 4Q vs. 12-4 Bears in 2018

    or if you mean against teams that had a winning record at the time of the game

    by 8 in the 4Q vs. 8-7 Bears in 2013

    You are absolutely right that these hacks make up cherry picked stats (because apparently a comeback doesn’t count when you are down by 1?), then when they are proven wrong they arbitrarily change the parameters of the stat (switching from opponents that finished the year with a winning record to opponents that had a winning record at the time of the game). The best part is, even after moving the goal posts in attempt to prove their point, they are still wrong.

  34. If Matt LaFleur wanted to run an offence where the QB has no flexibility at the line of scrimmage then taking the Packers job was pretty stupid.

    I don’t think him taking the job was stupid but the Packers management hiring him as a head coach was stupid and when you have people that stupid running a team you miss the playoffs 3 straight years

  35. So the question is whether the Packers will let Rodgers do whatever he wants to do, or whether he’ll just do it.
    ____
    Too funny. Rodgers is running things in Green Bay and the Packer’s. Are helpless to do anything about it.

  36. Rodgers will tell LaFleur whats whats. Spineless Packer’s management will back Rodgers. LaFleur will shut it.
    But it should be a fun process to watch play out. Just like last year with Rodgers having his tantrums over McCarthy. Lol

  37. I wonder if the “problem” being unabashedly assigned to Rodgers before a problem has actually occurred, is similar to the “problem” he certainly must’ve had while winning SuperBowl XLV and being named the game MVP?

    I’ll take it.

  38. cheeseisfattening says:
    July 20, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    But it should be a fun process to watch play out. Just like last year with Rodgers having his tantrums over McCarthy. Lol
    __________

    Huh. The only tantrum I recall from last season was the sideline spat Kirk Cousins threw because Adam Thielen still didn’t have a clue how to run a route by week 17.

  39. The HC is installing Shanahan’s scheme. That is tough. Just seeing the Pack be successful on offense THIS season will take some doing. I think Rogers will be able to balance his ego with his desire to be a team player. And we will see how it all turns out.

  40. Fortunately winning the division looks to be pretty easy this year because the Bears look like they’re taking a step back, and there aren’t any other real threats. What the players, coaches and fans are really interested in is earning a bye week.

  41. There is no way in a bazillion year LaFleur can be so stupid as to restrict Rodgers’ flexibility at the line of scrimmage. If not, next off-season he will be watching HS basketball games with his predecessor.

  42. What is lost here is that Erwin Wawgers so often snaps the ball upon a pre-snap defensive penalty that he will simply use every opportunity to steal free plays at a great rate than he has; he really doesn’t run a real offense anyway since he is nearly incapable of getting yards per play to get first downs in an offense with a playbook. The only real way this clown gets completions and pads his stats is by getting a free one which also protects his precious INT rate. He gets a do over if things go back so he feats on these free opportunities. He has yet to demonstrate through all of this that he can run a real offense. This year will tell if he’s a gimmick or a real leader with real skills when it comes down to a level playing field.

  43. Dang. I read the title of this article wrong. I finally thought the NFL made a rule to call the play dead when Rodgers makes an offensive player jump offsides so obvious everyone on both teams kind of just stand there knowing it’s a penalty, but wait it’s a free play so why not let a 50-yard bomb develope… Literally, the same play is ruled dead for almost all other QB’s.

  44. mediasloppy says:
    July 20, 2019 at 5:06 pm
    Dang. I read the title of this article wrong. I finally thought the NFL made a rule to call the play dead when Rodgers makes an offensive player jump offsides so obvious everyone on both teams kind of just stand there knowing it’s a penalty, but wait it’s a free play so why not let a 50-yard bomb develope… Literally, the same play is ruled dead for almost all other QB’s.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Rodgers isn’t the only thing that makes that play a thing of beauty. The only time that play is not called dead, IS IF NOBODY ON THE PACKERS MOVES A MUSCLE……only the defense moves. That’s how it works. Most fans are unaware that’s the reason the play is either called dead (movement by the offense,) or allowed to proceed (no movement by the offense.) It requires a tremendous amount of well-trained discipline.

    Now you know, and that’s why it deserves admiration.

  45. Wafflestomp
    Jul 20, 2019, 10:18 AM EDT
    chris1cat says:
    July 20, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Not so much with #12 an average qb, it’s true 27-27 over his last 54 starts and a coach wants more but he thinks he is above all that.
    _____________

    An average QB? Really?
    Alright, let’s talk about this.
    Actually it’s 27-26-1 in the last 54 games, but seriously, what’s the point?
    Does anyone else find it a little bit odd one would choose the last 54 games to gauge a stat.
    I mean, why cut it off in the middle of the 2015 season, and why would you choose such an odd number of games.
    The answer is simple, you see, then you can ignore the previous 6 games of that season which were all wins.
    People throw these situational stats out there all the time, in an attempt to prove some kind of dumb argument, or point of view. (ie: the ridiculous
    I could easily just choose to view Rodgers’ last 32 games to argue that even with Green Bay’s consecutive losing seasons, Aaron’s record is still a respectable 18-13-1.
    Or I could simply choose the obvious and most important segment of games, the last 158 to point out that Rodgers is 100-57-1 on his career.
    I can basically take any significant segment of games and prove just about any argument I’d want.
    And we could do this all day.
    But as I said before, what’s the point?
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxzxzzzzzzz
    Point is that a new HC wishes for you to become more than average but as a player he is acting self entitled and above his last 54 starts again 27-27.
    The HC deserves respect and especially from the si called leader of the team MR. Rodgers.
    Up hill climb for this new generation of Packer backers…..goona be rough!

  46. stellarperformance says:
    July 20, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    mediasloppy says:
    July 20, 2019 at 5:06 pm
    Dang. I read the title of this article wrong. I finally thought the NFL made a rule to call the play dead when Rodgers makes an offensive player jump offsides so obvious everyone on both teams kind of just stand there knowing it’s a penalty, but wait it’s a free play so why not let a 50-yard bomb develope… Literally, the same play is ruled dead for almost all other QB’s.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Rodgers isn’t the only thing that makes that play a thing of beauty. The only time that play is not called dead, IS IF NOBODY ON THE PACKERS MOVES A MUSCLE……only the defense moves. That’s how it works. Most fans are unaware that’s the reason the play is either called dead (movement by the offense,) or allowed to proceed (no movement by the offense.) It requires a tremendous amount of well-trained discipline.

    Now you know, and that’s why it deserves admiration.
    ————-

    Thank you for blatantly describing how pathetic this play is used by the Packers. Meanwhile, for every other team in the NFL, this is a stunt EVERY FAN WATCHING KNOWS is designed to get a first down via penalty. I have no problem with that…

  47. Wafflestomp:
    ——————
    Huh….. Adam Thielen still didn’t have a clue how to run a route by week 17.
    ———————————-
    Huh, Thielen had 113 catches, 1,373 yards, & 9 touchdowns, while sharing the field with
    Diggs who had 102 catches, 1,021 yards, 9 touchdowns. It seems Thielen knows how to run a route.

  48. mediasloppy says:
    July 20, 2019 at 6:56 pm
    Thank you for blatantly describing how pathetic this play is used by the Packers. Meanwhile, for every other team in the NFL, this is a stunt EVERY FAN WATCHING KNOWS is designed to get a first down via penalty. I have no problem with that…
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    If other teams’ quarterbacks and offensive units could execute it as well as Rodgers and the Packers, they would.

    They can’t, so they don’t.

    Next.

  49. roger that says:
    July 20, 2019 at 7:07 pm
    Huh, Thielen had 113 catches, 1,373 yards, & 9 touchdowns, while sharing the field with
    Diggs who had 102 catches, 1,021 yards, 9 touchdowns. It seems Thielen knows how to run a route.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Thielen stunk the second half of the season. His stats were mostly accumulated in the first half. He was figured out.

    It happens.

  50. stellarperformance says:
    July 20, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Rodgers isn’t the only thing that makes that play a thing of beauty. The only time that play is not called dead, IS IF NOBODY ON THE PACKERS MOVES A MUSCLE……only the defense moves. That’s how it works. Most fans are unaware that’s the reason the play is either called dead (movement by the offense,) or allowed to proceed (no movement by the offense.) It requires a tremendous amount of well-trained discipline.
    ———–
    In case you still don’t understand, please fill everyone in on you saying IF NOBODY ON THE OFFENSE MOVES A MUSCLE, while some offensive player not moving a muscle is 50 yards down field…

  51. roger that says:
    July 20, 2019 at 7:07 pm
    Wafflestomp:
    ——————
    Huh….. Adam Thielen still didn’t have a clue how to run a route by week 17.
    ———————————-
    Huh, Thielen had 113 catches, 1,373 yards, & 9 touchdowns, while sharing the field with
    Diggs who had 102 catches, 1,021 yards, 9 touchdowns. It seems Thielen knows how to run a route.
    ____________

    Hey, don’t whine to me, talk to Kirk Cousins about this.
    He’s the one who was throwing a tantrum on the sidelines trying to explain to Thielen how to run his route.
    During the most important game of the season, mind you.
    How embarrassing.

  52. Aaron Rodgers and Matt LeFleur will have no problem working together what so ever, in spite of all the people who say they will.

  53. The truth is that LaFliuer runs a Shanahan offense that doesn’t require Rodgers’ improvisational ability, which is what makes him a Hall of Fame QB.

    He could do just as well in this system, but if he calls things they won’t have practiced much, execution will suffer. But I suspect Rodgers won’t take to the restrictions and LaFliuer will have to break him. But how long he’ll be able ride him will be the question.

    It’s a lot easier for the Packers to jettison LaFluer than Rodgers, even if Rodgers is the problem.

  54. Are we seriously catering to this story. It’s only a story because it the Pack and they’re in the Vikings heads. 27-27 over his last 54 starts, yeah because He’a 33-27 over the that period after his previous loss. Rodgers has 1 SB, which is a failure apparently. How will we judge the 4 year Cousins experiment? Or the Bradford. Or Bridgewater. Or Moon, Fabre, George, Cunningham? How many QBs are the answer?

  55. mediasloppy says:
    July 20, 2019 at 7:30
    In case you still don’t understand, please fill everyone in on you saying IF NOBODY ON THE OFFENSE MOVES A MUSCLE, while some offensive player not moving a muscle is 50 yards down field…
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    You should maybe stop…….and be thankful stupid isn’t painful.

  56. Of course beyond the play-calling thing is the question of team chemistry, which this off-season exposed as an on-going problem with #12 central to it.

    It’s not an ideal situation for a rookie head coach, and one that’s only been a coordinator a couple years too.

  57. I think the author of this article is missing something. Aaron, historically, has made audibles by lining up and surveying the defense (he determined when ball was snapped). The challenge is not a power struggle or saving face, it is about having an offence that is predicated on pre-snap motion and getting the snap off at the “right” time for the play. I get this tact of trying to drum up drama and talk about this stuff in that light, but to me, the x’s and o’s are far more interesting around this, looking at, how do you allow/tap into your QBs ability to use their knowledge on the fly, but still have play that creates that pre snap motion and timing pre snap.

  58. I’m sure LaFleur will let Rodgers call some audibles, I just wonder how many. They need to win early-on in this new system or Aaron will bail on him like he did McCarthy, throwing the ball at the receivers feet again.

  59. Aaron Rodgers is a great QB. Period. You don’t handcuff a player like him. People pay to go to Packer games to see Aaron Rodgers brilliance.
    —————–
    great qbs are great team leaders. great team leaders don’t have team mates continually saying they are lousy leaders. chris simms never grasped this fundamental qb requirement either.

  60. Rodgers is a great leader. His teammates confirm it every time they are asked. Three ex-employees, years removed from Green Bay, and one attention-seeking sportswriter have tried in vain to make something out of nothing, but that’s all it is. Nothing.

  61. Norseman says:
    July 20, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Of course beyond the play-calling thing is the question of team chemistry, which this off-season exposed as an on-going problem with #12 central to it.
    _____________

    Actually, just the opposite was proved.
    An erroneous hatchet job against Rodgers was published early in the offseason and literally dozens of current, and former teammates went public to refute it.
    All of them, putting their names to their quotes.

    In fact, I believe the reaction to it helped galvanize that Locker room.
    Look, I’m sorry that Greg and Jermichael had such a bad time here in Green Bay. I truly am.
    But at some time they’ve got to move on and get over it.
    Believe me, they’re the exception, not the norm.

    Way too much is being made about the LaFleur/Rodgers relationship.
    Aaron has raved about running the new offense, and there is no audible controversy, as much as some of the Haters would like to believe.
    And we’re all cautiously optimistic in Titletown.

    There will definitely be some bumps and bruises along the way.
    But if the Packers can manage to still get the 12th best offensive ranking by using Mike McCarthy’s tired, old concepts, as they did last season, imagine what they can do using LaFleur’s innovative ideas?
    Excited in Packerland!

  62. Rodgers is getting too old and banged up to carry a team to the Super Bowl. The Packers don’t have enough talent around him to carry them over the top. I expect an 8-8 season.

  63. Rodgers isn’t the only thing that makes that play a thing of beauty. The only time that play is not called dead, IS IF NOBODY ON THE PACKERS MOVES A MUSCLE……only the defense moves. That’s how it works. Most fans are unaware that’s the reason the play is either called dead (movement by the offense,) or allowed to proceed (no movement by the offense.) It requires a tremendous amount of well-trained discipline.
    ————————————————————————————-
    Every fan in the world including England and Mexico know that Packer play is designed specifically to get the defense to jump off-sides, and that not one Packer player has any intention of moving at any point. It doesn’t take well-trained discipline. It takes playing the play that was called, which is to do nothing. The Packers under Rodgers have relied more on trying to get other teams to jump off-sides and the oft-times free play that results if a defense DOES jump.

    Rodgers has 47 non-penalty passing yards in his career. True story.

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