Some day, we’ll all appreciate Dean Blandino and regret that he’s moved on to better things.
That day will be on opening weekend, or opening night, or the first preseason game, or whenever the NFL’s restructured replay system officially goes into effect. Whatever the day is, it’s coming.
For the record, Blandino’s reaction to this is … welp.
Does Rodgers really need that running game behind him? He had the highest QB rating of his career in 2011 during a MVP season in which James Starks led the team with 578 yards and one rushing TD. Rodgers won his second MVP in 2014, when Lacy rushed for 1,139 yards and nine TDs. Rodgers probably would Cheap Custom NFL Jerseys prefer the latter line behind him moving into his 10th season as the Packers’ starter.
Over those previous nine seasons, the Packers’ lead rusher has averaged 205.1 carries, 859.2 rushing yards and five rushing TDs per season. Ryan Grant (2008-09) and Lacy (2013-14) had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, but Green Bay didn’t reach the Super Bowl. The tag-team of Montgomery and Williams needs to exceed that target line to give the Packers that consistent running game to compliment Rodgers’ all-around excellence at quarterback. Chance are they can do that.
Rodgers’ arm will take the Packers far as always, but as he heads into the back half of his career that running game will be more valuable with each season.