We continually were scoring 17pts per in Offense doing it your way. Matt himself said he didn’t realize they had ignored the Run as much as they did. I was noticing it and I wasn’t alone. Reporters brought it up several times because many were perplexed when they say how bad we were failing trying to force throws. It was one of the single worst seasons in Rodgers near 2 decades of seasons and you’re still defending that failed methodology. We 100% know it didn’t work to ignore our RB’s earlier in the season. I’m 100% sure that was a failed strategy because an Aaron Rodgers led team running the ball 19 times all day and scoring 17.4 pts per game is embarrassing. Now you can argue your way was working, but it didn’t show up on the scoreboard.
Also, You can’t properly evaluate a RB that has 5 Rushes in the first 2 Quarters. He could be 8 yards per or 2 yards per.
It’s interesting though on this whole deal, that once Matt publicly recognized and admitted they were deficient in RB involvement? They corrected it down the stretch and we got hot. That wasn’t just lucky.
I respect Matt for not being too proud when it was brought up. He said he didn’t realize his little snaps they were getting at RB when questioned and addressed it immediately on the field.
What you probably didn’t know is Captain was nitpicking at my bringing this up during our losing stretch. He insinuated our Run should continue to be ignored because we are lousy. Too bad he’s not our HC.., or we’d be picking #5 in the draft
All is good though…
I’m happy because that terrible methodology got Aaron Rodgers Run right out of town. God never wastes a hurt!.
I'm less inclined to believe that number of carries is what helped us down the stretch. The running game overall wasn't very good early in the season. Partially it was the offensive line playing better. Partially it was Watson returning from injury. With no one for the defense to worry about deep, they could play heavy in the box and take away the run.
Similarly, I'm pretty sure that by my recollection, I blamed about 3 games where I thought giving up the run cost them the game. Breaking down the losses....
1. Vikes. 6.3 YPC, 18 rushes, but the game got away from us. Not sure I can be upset about the run/pass ratio when you're down multiple scores.
2. Giants. 4.7YPC, 20 rushes. I put this in the column of "should have ran more."
3. Jets. 3.0 YPC, 20 rushes. I'd say that is the correct amount of rushes.
4. Commanders, 3.2YPC, 12 carries. More rushes would have been nice, but how much more? That's a poor rushing outing.
5. Bills. 6.7 YPC, 31 carries. And it didn't matter, lost anyway.
6. Lions. 4.2YPC, 25 rushes, And it didn't matter, lost anyway.
7. Titans. 2.9YPC, 19 carries. I'd say that is the correct amount of rushes.
8. Eagles. 5.0 YPC, 21 carries to 25 passes (10.1 YPA). I'd say thats about a perfect split. And it didn't matter, lost anyway.
9. Lions part 2: 3.7YPC, 28 carries to 27 passes, ran more than we threw. And it didn't matter, lost anyway.
I am firmly of the opinion our offense as a whole was out of sorts in 2022. Personally, I put it on the Line and FINALLY our lack of investment in pass catchers caught up to us.
Consider: In our 9 losses, 6 times our passing game averaged less than 6.0 YPA. In our 8 wins, we only dropped below 6.8 1 time (Bears part 2).