Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is hoping his offensive weapons get healthy soon.
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The Green Bay Packers have gotten the job done on offense, but they haven’t been spectacular so far this season. This is highly unusual for a team quarterbacked by two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who has become used to dicing up opposing defenses.
Rodgers believes Green Bay’s offense will improve once his weapons are back to full strength. Running back Eddie Lacy has been playing a little banged up. Wide receiver Davante Adams has been sidelined by ankle injury, and his replacement, rookie Ty Montgomery, suffered one of his own during the team’s 27-20 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
"Davante and Ty and Eddie, getting those guys back to 100 percent will be important because we come off the bye and play two road games against teams that are undefeated right now," Rodgers said, per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
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Rodgers’ connection with Randall Cobb hasn’t taken off yet this year, and his big plays to James Jones are few and far between. Players like running back James Jones and tight end Richard Rodgers have helped hold the unit together while the Packers’ numerous offensive stars nurse their injuries.
Head coach Mike McCarthy agrees with Rodgers’ assessment about impending improvement.
"I have a 6-0 football team that needs to get healthy," McCarthy said, via ESPN. "And we have a chance to get a lot better."
The Packers have their bye in Week 7, so they have a chance to get some key players back. Green Bay will return to action for a Sunday night showdown with the Denver Broncos, who are also undefeated and heading into a bye week, on Nov. 1.