How will the Packers' running game fare under new head coach Matt LaFleur? Does Aaron Rodgers have enough weapons? And can Rodgers get back to an MVP level? These are the three biggest questions facing the Packers offense, writes Chris Peterson of Cheesehead TV.
Can the running game finally meet expectations?
One of the most frustrating aspects of the Packers last season was the lack of commitment when it came to running the football. When the season was over, Green Bay was second in yards per rushing attempt but 32nd in overall rushing attempts. That about sums up the 2018 season... The Titans last season were ninth in attempts and Derrick Henry had a breakout season. If LaFleur brings that same emphasis to Green Bay and if the Packers can establish a top-15 running game, it could make a huge difference.
Are there enough weapons?
When it comes to offensive weapons, the Packers stood pat. The team did draft tight end Jace Sternberger in the third round of the NFL draft but he seems like someone that will be more ready to contribute significantly in 2020, not 2019... Marquez Valdes-Scatling, Jake Kumerow, Equanimeous St-Brown and Geronimo Allison will all need to step up. Adams is the clear No. 1 and is one of the top wideouts in the NFL. But he's going to need help and Rodgers will need all those guys to mature in 2019.
Can Rodgers get back to being an MVP-level QB?
I've said it many times, Rodgers wasn't bad in 2018, he just wasn't good enough for Green Bay... Statistically, Rodgers played fine, throwing for more than 4,000 yards, tossing 25 touchdowns and throwing just two interceptions. Yet, in part because injuries limited him, he wasn't Superman. But if Rodgers is back to his MVP self and some of these young guys, namely, Aaron Jones live up to their potential, the offense should be plenty good to make the playoffs.
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