Pack-A-Day Podcast - Episode 413 - Packers Offense vs. Vikings Defense

On today's show, Maggie, Jacob and Nick discuss how the Packers' offense matches up with the Vikings defense. Plus a look at the play of Aaron Rodgers.

On today's show, Maggie, Jacob and Nick discuss how the Packers' offense matches up with the Vikings defense. Plus a look at the play of Aaron Rodgers and what they think he needs to do to play better this weekend. All that and much more on today's Pack-A-Day Podcast!

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Andy is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh and owns & operates the Pack-A-Day Podcast. Andy has taken multiple courses in NFL scouting and appears weekly on 107.5 The Fan in Green Bay to breakdown film. This past season he was an analyst on Green Bay Nation on WFRV TV in Green Bay. Andy grew up in Green Bay and is a lifelong season ticket holder; follow him on Twitter at @sconniesports.

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Old School's picture

September 11, 2019 at 10:05 am

According to the NFL Network this morning, Aaron Rodgers has a career passer rating against the Vikings of 110. That is the best of any QB against them in the Super Bowl era.

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Since '61's picture

September 11, 2019 at 10:22 am

And yet there are endless complaints about Rodgers holding the ball too long, making poor throws and him being a diva, the most ridiculous of all.

I guess fans would prefer that Rodgers force throws that would result in picks rather than take sacks the way Farve did during his last 5-6 seasons in Green Bay.

The difference is that with a good defense the team can recover from a sack and get the ball back for the offense whereas an interception could leave the defense with a short field, turn the game around, especially in a game like last Thursday’s and or result in a pick 6 and cost his team the game.

As I posted last week, Rodgers has a QB rating over 100.0 on every throw except for passes to the right flat and even there his QB rating is a little over 90.0.

For now we need Rodgers and the defense to have another solid game this Sunday against the Vikings. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since ‘61

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 12, 2019 at 01:20 am

AR does hold the ball too long. He has less accuracy than in previous seasons. I don't know or care about the diva thing.

I don't care what AR's career passer rating for any type of throw was because the team can't live in the past; I only care what it was last year and what the recent progression looks like.

I think AR is still the 5th to 8th best QB in the NFL. If GB's defense is top 10, GB can contend. If AR/WRs/Scheme can push his TD% from 4.2% (21st in the NFL) back to his career average of 6.1%, and the defense is roughly top 12 or better, GB can be one of the super bowl favorites. In 2016, AR had a TD% of 6.7%. 25 TDs isn't going to cut it in today's NFL.

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Kubyskins12's picture

September 12, 2019 at 10:18 am

He does hold the ball too much. Just because we want him to get the ball out quicker and not hold the ball doesn’t mean it’s going to result in more picks. I just want to him to play a little bit more like brees and Brady. They seem to be able to get ball out and not throw to many picks. I know brees has some games with picks but his aggressiveness also leads to more points. I know there are times were taking sack is better then forcing a throw but I believe that Rodgers could be a little more aggressive and still keep his picks down. He just has to trust what he’s seeing, trust his receivers, and trust that he can make that throw because he can. I don’t mind Him holding the ball and trying to make a play a couple times a game but we can’t live that way. There are ways to throw the ball to your guys where it’s either your guy catches it or it’s incomplete for example low and away or throw to your big tight and let him use long arms and his big body to box guy out or check down to a rb. So there are things that he can do instead of holding the ball and taking a sack and possibly fumbling and taking unnecessary hits which results in him getting injured. But it is week one in a new system and we did play good defense so I’m not gonna go crazy yet. I see your point about a better defense this year and and not turning the ball over and let your defense do it’s thing but I want to see him take less sacks and get the ball quicker and be a little more aggressive this year.

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Kubyskins12's picture

September 12, 2019 at 10:40 am

The other thing I’d like to add is if you watch Brady and Brees they do a good job of anticipating when guys are going to get open and throwing guys open. You see them make a lot of throws right when they’re guys are making their breaks or if they do a little curl route, they are throwing it right when they’re turning around. That’s all about timing and getting the ball out on time. Thats another thing I want to see him do more. He used to do that in past but now It seems to me that Rogers always wants to see a guy open and then throw it instead of anticipating that that guys going to get open and throw it before he makes his break or cut. The receivers are getting their separation right when they’re making their breaks or cuts so that’s the best time to throw the ball and hit them right when they were making their breaks. Hitting them on time and in rhythm also leads to better chances for a run after the catch opportunities for the receivers and chance for big plays.

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Old School's picture

September 11, 2019 at 10:46 am

Since 61.....sometimes, he does hold onto the ball too long. Those sacks usually end drives.

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Since '61's picture

September 11, 2019 at 10:59 am

I agree Old School. Still better than a pick. Also we don’t know what AR is seeing or not seeing. If the quick pass isn’t there he can’t/shouldn’t throw it just to force it.

Yes, Rodgers is a perfectionist. So was Bart Starr. Bart took many sacks as well (although sacks were not kept as a statistic back then). In Bart’s case he knew his defense would get the ball back for him. Rodgers, maybe finally, has that type of defense after all these years. We’ll see. Let’s take it one game at a time. Thanks, Since ‘61

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ThxJackVainisi's picture

September 12, 2019 at 06:26 am

There's another option available to Rodgers that I wish he would use more often, particularly on first and second downs: Throw the ball away.

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Hematite's picture

September 11, 2019 at 12:22 pm

It is apparent to me that podcasts and video postings aren't getting the attention of most fans since there are far fewer comments in connection with either.
I myself don't have the patience to listen to or watch either medium and it seems that I'm not alone.
I feel bad for the people that put their efforts into these podcasts and videos, but I prefer to mull over the written word.

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Guam's picture

September 11, 2019 at 10:21 pm

Great point Hematite. I don't have half an hour to spend listening to these podcasts and I am old school enough to prefer the written word. I can digest a written article in a few minutes, but there is no way to speed up a podcast.

I know, I know, I sound like the dinosaur I am but even a dinosaur can be a Packer fan.....…..

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Miki's picture

September 12, 2019 at 04:34 pm

Total crap segment. This used to be good.

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