Earlier this year, ESPN assigned eight NFL reporters on their staff to ‘blog’ about each of the eight NFL divisions. Kevin Seifert, who used to cover the Minnesota Vikings, got the gig for the NFC North.
Noting that the North is one of two divisions without a single snap taken in the Wildcat formation, which was introduced earlier this year by the Dolphins and is “taking the league by storm” – Seifert takes it upon himself to offer suggestions for each team in the Norse division to spruce up their offense. His suggestion for the Packers, however, is disappointing:
If nothing else, a direct snap to tailback Ryan Grant might jump-start the Packers’ stagnant running game. And if Kansas City’s Tyler Thigpen can run a deep touchdown route out of the Wildcat, so can the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers. But to put the maximum pressure on a defense, Green Bay would probably need to put one of their starting receivers, Donald Driver and Greg Jennings, in the backfield. Both are good open-field runners. I can envision Driver motoring around the edge of a surprised defense.
The last sentence is especially disappointing after remembering that Seifert was AT the Viking-Packer game this past Sunday – when the Packers opened with that very play. It went for -2 yards.
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