Aaron Rodgers addresses concerns regarding Packers offense
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Aaron Rodgers has said that he does not plan to make any changes to how he approaches games as he is hoping his young receiver figure it out as soon as possible. The Green Bay Packers struggled on offense in Week 1 as the Minnesota Vikings handed them a 23-7 loss.
On the very first Packers' offensive play, rookie Christian Watson dropped a 75-yard touchdown pass. Romeo Doubs, who had some flashy plays during the preseason, also didn't impress. The fact that Allen Lazard was out due to an injury didn't help either.
"I've got to play the same way," Rodgers said, per ESPN. "I don't play the way I played in 2011, [but] I've got to play on time and guys gotta get open, so no, I'm not gonna change the way I play. I have to realize who's out there, who we're throwing to and how we're gonna actually make some hay and score some points."
Rodgers hopes, the rest of the team can figure it out
Rodgers didn't have any touchdown passes on Sunday and he also had an interception and a lost fumble.
For Rodgers - who has built a reputation for being one of the best ball protectors in the NFL - it definitely wasn't the best day at the office. "I didn't lose a fumble all last year and hadn't thrown a pick in a division game in, I don't know, a while, so that's kind of the standard that I hold myself to, regardless of who's out there with us," Rodgers said.
"So that's why that's frustrating. I don't look at it as 'Tae's not here [so] I've got to do even more or play perfect football.' I've just always held myself to a standard of taking care of the football and that wasn't good enough on Sunday." The Packers definitely felt not having Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling on their offense in Week 1.
It is a challenging time for Rodgers, but Packers head coach Matt LaFleur feels his quarterback has been doing a good job so far. "I think he's done as good a job as we could possibly expect," Packers head coach LaFleur said, when asked how Rodgers has been handling the situation so far.
On Sunday Night Football, the Packers host the Chicago Bears. It remains to be seen if the Packers can beat the Bears and bounce back from a disappointing Week 1 performance.