Packers' Mike McCarthy, Aaron Rodgers disagree about offense

Tuesday September 23rd, 2014

The Green Bay Packers have struggled on offense this season and that continued in Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions.

The Packers had just 223 total yards and one touchdown in losing 19-7 to Detroit. After the game, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy seemingly disagreed about what the offense needs to change in order to get back to its high-scoring ways.

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From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

"We have to do a better job of adjusting some of our offense if a team is going to play us two-high and go back to some of the ways they did in 2011," Rodgers said of a defensive philosophy the Packers faced often before they found a running game with [Eddie] Lacy last season.

When asked what Rodgers might have been referencing, [offensive coordinator Tom] Clements said, "I don't know, you'll have to ask him."

Asked the same question, McCarthy said, "I'm not sure what you're talking about. Trouble adjusting? I don't remember."

McCarthy did say that in retrospect he should've stopped trying to establish the run as much against the Lions and attack their defense through the air. Green Bay had 22 rushing attempts for just 76 yards on the ground.

For the season, the Packers are currently 28th in the NFL in total offense, averaging 289.3 yards through three games. Green Pay finished third in total offense last season with 400.2 yards per game and haven't finished lower than 13th since 2005.

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Ben Estes

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