The Green Bay Packers ranked 11th in the NFL with an average of 67 offensive snaps per game, however, coach Mike McCarthy said that the team wants to speed things up and work to get up to 75 snaps per game this year.
The newest trend in the league that was started by the New England Patriots and then the Philadelphia Eagles, is spreading through the NFL and the Packers want a piece of the action.
With a top 5 quarterback in Aaron Rodgers, getting him more bites at the pie ill only increases the offense's opportunities to be even more explosive.
“We’ve always been a fast-tempo offense,” McCarthy said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.
“To me, there are two approaches to playing the game of football. Historically, in my opinion because I don’t want to offend anybody, defensive coaches want to slow the game down, run the ball, shorten the game. Your offensive coaches more want to pick it up. I’ve always been of the belief of getting as many shots as you can, so we’ve always emphasized playing as fast as you can. When you have as many three-down players as you can possibly have, obviously your substitution patterns are cleaner. You’re not subbing because you have to, you’re subbing just when you need to.”