Many Packer fans addressed the lack of carries in the running game during this weeks loss against the Redskins. Many fans also questioned Mike McCarthy’s competence in calling and sticking with the run all game.
McCarthy’s answer to those questions, or so it seems? Blame it on Aaron Rodgers.
Now he didn’t come right out and say it, but when asked about the lack of run calls, the inference was there.
“We had a lot of run pass options in the game we could have taken advantage of.”
Now, those options and decisions are made at the line of scrimmage seconds before the ball is snapped, right? Well, the only guy making those calls is Aaron Rodgers.
This brings up a really interesting set of questions that need to be answered this week. If Aaron Rodgers is indeed making the calls at the line of scrimmage, opting out of the run to the pass, or sticking with the pass regardless, this becomes a classic conflict of interest as well as a mental gauge of how comfortable Rodgers is with either himself or the running game.
I know everyone was excited to hear about Rodgers being given the freedom to check off from run to pass at will, but perhaps it really isn’t working the way everyone envisioned it to.
I certainly would like to hear what Aaron Rodgers has to say about that statement, and although I don’t blame McCarthy for shifting the blame if true, I would love to know how that one-liner translates back to quarterback one.
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