The Green Bay Packers’ difficult season continued on Sunday and their quarterback Aaron Rodgers is really not satisfied, except that he hopes for a rise in the standings and performances worthy of the formation’s potential.
His team was defeated 15-9 by the Detroit Lions and find themselves with a poor record of 3-6. At this rate, the Wisconsin team will be watching the next playoffs well away from the field and it’s not the scenario Rodgers dreamed of last offseason. The 38-year-old veteran was the subject of several rumors after the 2021 campaign, with the word ‘retirement’ often mentioned, before signing a three-year contract extension. However, the two-time NFL MVP recipient expected to achieve more success this year.
Green Bay is in a precarious situation, but there is still plenty of football to play.
“Frustration and the feeling of misery are two different emotions. When I decided to come back it was ‘all-in’ and I don’t make big decisions like that only to regret them completely,” Rodgers told the club’s official website. So I was fully committed and there are certainly many life lessons to learn. Fortunately, it’s not over. There are many matches to be played. Probably a lot of people will count us down, but we’ll see how we respond. »
An army that loses soldiers
However, despite all his goodwill, number 12 has to deal with an anemic and badly damaged attack. In the previous duel against the Buffalo Bills, head coach Matt LaFleur’s team focused primarily on running offense, which left Rodgers somewhat in the doldrums. In Detroit, the wide receiver group lost more pieces. Both Romero Doubs and Christian Watson left the game prematurely. Meanwhile, Allen Lazard has a bad shoulder and Randall Cobb stays on the sidelines. And Sammy Watkins struggles to catch a ball. The Packers could not solve the defense of the Lions, far from being a power of the NFL.
“They forced us to throw passes. I don’t know how many times everyone was planted at the line of scrimmage at the time of the relay. Surely we can do things better strategically to avoid that,” said LaFleur.
If they want to get back on track and improve their odds of making the playoffs, the Packers will need to rack up the wins. Sunday, the task does not look easy with the visit of the Dallas Cowboys to Lambeau Field.