This morning's practice was marked by blown blitz pick-ups, failed sight adjustments between quarterback and receiver, and a bevy of lost one-on-ones in the trenches.
The old cliche, "it all starts with the quarterback" was on display as Rodgers was very uneven in both team and 7-on-7 drills. He made two or three uncharacteristically bad decisions, throwing into tight coverage several times. On another play, he sailed a ball above Greg Jennings' out-stretched hands and into the lap of Will Blackmon, who reeled in his first interception of camp.
There was one two-play sequence during team drills where Rodgers threw to nothing but a wide open patch of grass. On each play, Jermichael Finely and then rookie tight end Andrew Quarless, either completely missed Rodgers' adjustment at the line or mis-read something in the secondary. Whatever the case may be, both tight ends and Rodgers were clearly not on the same page.
The troubles were not limited to Rodgers and his receivers however. The offensive line and backs missed at least three corner blitzes that would have gotten their quarterback killed had the hitting been live. One play in particular had Brandon Chillar flying up the middle and forcing Rodgers into a bad throw which was picked off.
Obviously, the offense is still potent and had many, many good looking moments. Finely is in mid-season form, catching everything thrown at him. Rodgers and Nelson have a very-apparent connection, hitting on at least one deep post every team drill.
But so far, the negatives far outweigh the positives. And though much of this is expected this early in camp, look for McCarthy to be all over the offense during tonight's practice.
- Like Like
- -1 points