It’s one thing to depend on Aaron Rodger, it’s another to live and die by his arm. It’s a dangerous proposition to think every game could be pulled out by throwing 3/4th of the time.
However, the past few years the Packers have done just that, throwing most of the time because the running game couldn’t produce.
Coach Mike McCarthy thinks it’s time the running game kicks into gear, so he’s going to put more emphasis on getting the ground game rolling.
“Our running backs have to get better. It’s as simple as that. Our run-blocking needs to improve, too. Aaron (Rodgers) does an excellent job of keeping us in favorable positions to run the football, and we need to produce better.
It’s not one guy; it’s not one position. I feel the changes we’ve made will play to the strengths better than they have in the past,” McCarthy said, via Packers.com.
“There’s a lot of stress schematically on our running backs, and that’s not going to change, because of our quarterback. I felt great about how he finished the season.”