Mike Daniels: 'There's no Harry Potter spell' to fix Packers' woes
The Green Bay Packers are hoping for a turnaround after backing into the playoffs with two straight losses to end the regular season. Defensive lineman Mike Daniels isn't expecting a sudden change against the Washington Redskins, though.
Daniels said there's no "magic button" or "Harry Potter spell" to fix the Packers' problems.
This fact must be particularly frustrating to Daniels, since Green Bay's defense has played pretty well all season (20.2 points against per game, 12th in NFL). The 310-pounder enjoyed a career year, too, earning a four-year, $42 million contract while recording 49 tackles (27 solo, nine for losses), four sacks, an interception and a forced fumble.
Green Bay's biggest problem has been offensive inadequacy. They averaged 334.6 yards per game this season (23rd in NFL), as quarterback Aaron Rodgers was limited by poor pass protection, a weak receiving corps and an inconsistent ground game.
Even though Rodgers is considered the best quarterback in the league, he needs a lot to come together around him for the Packers to beat the Redskins and make a run in the playoffs.