Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers Look to Rebound From Bad Starts
The Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers will continue to dominate the NFL for at least the next month.
In the first round of this season’s draft, the Detroit Lions selected running back Reggie Bush with the third pick overall. The Packers followed up with the ninth pick and used it on Rodgers.
Despite the lack of talent on the depth chart as a rookie, there were a lot of good things to take from Green Bay. The Packers’ defense was ranked 29th in the NFL, the offensive line was an all-star unit, and the defense was one of the best in the NFL. They also had a dominant running back.
But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t room for improvement. When those problems became apparent, the Packers’ season was over.
What can the Packers hope to make the most of this season? What have they learned? And how can they become a more formidable team?
The biggest thing they can do is continue to build on the foundation that they created during the first half of 2012. In their first four games, the Packers had a better record against the pass than they’ve had since week one.
Although the run game is still one of their weaknesses, they should get better at it in the second half of the season. They need to do a better job in protecting Aaron Rodgers, who has the fifth highest passer rating of any quarterback in the NFL right now. Rodgers is a top five quarterback at his position and in the top five in the NFL this season.
Rodgers is playing at a high level right now, and he should continue to do that as the season progresses. The Packers should continue to be one of the best in the NFL.
But the biggest reason the Packers’ offense has gotten better is their play at quarterback. Aaron Rodgers is on his best day right now.
“I think Aaron is playing at an All-Pro level,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said after their game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. “He’s been a really good quarterback all year and he is the best quarterback in the NFL right now.”
Rodgers has thrown 17 touchdown passes in his last four games. And he has