LA Rams Behind Enemy Lines: Week 12 recon re: Packers at Lambeau Field?
Ramblin’ Fan – While the Packer’s defense has been a pleasant surprise, the offense has not met its high standards. Are they performing at some new lower plateau? Or do you anticipate the offense improving over the course of the season in time for the playoffs?
Dairyland Express: Eventually, I do expect the offense to get on track–there are quarters each game where they look like the 2020 version, but they just haven’t put it together for an entire game. The biggest culprit for these ups and downs has been the lack of practice time, and it shows. Last Friday was Aaron Rodgers’ first practice since the Arizona game on October 28th.
That was also his first practice with Davante Adams since October 25th and his first with Marquez Valdes-Scantling since Week 3 as he had missed some time on IR. And with Allen Lazard still banged up, those two haven’t practiced together since late October either.
"“We’ve got to get back out on the practice field,” said LaFleur via SI. “We need those guys to continue to work on the timing portion, making sure that the details of our route depths and our assignments are on point because, I think right now if you just look at it as a whole, there is opportunity out there for us.”"
I also don’t believe that all of the injuries and movement along the offensive line have helped either. While this offensive line unit can still be good, they won’t be dominant like they were in 2020. Also, there’s been a little too much trying to force the ball downfield. When we see a better run/pass mix, more quick passes, play-action, and boots, this offense looks a lot better.