#PackersDaily: Get Dillon the ball

Aaron chats with Packers fans worldwide and hopes the team spent the week drawing up plays for AJ Dillon in the passing game for Sunday night's game against the Bears.

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kobebryant69's picture

September 16, 2022 at 08:06 pm

This is why Matt Lafleur is an overrated coach. We have a top 5 duo and he gets scared of running the ball.

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Oppy's picture

September 17, 2022 at 02:38 pm

I've never been more positive this isn't about the Coach.

The coach is calling run plays. The QB is checking out.

It seems highly unlikely that the Packers would have two different head coaches, back to back, that tell the press "we need to run the ball more" but fail to actually run the ball more. It seems clear that LaFleur and McCarthy both felt we should be handing the ball off more than we do.

Aaron Rodgers for 8 straight years has told the press that he believes "we need to get the running backs more involved in the offense" or "We absolutely need to get the RBs more touches", but I have NEVER heard him respond to a question about the offense with him saying "We need to RUN the ball more" or "I think we need to HAND OFF the rock more".

Read between the lines. The really, big, wide spaced lines. Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to run the ball, he wants to either pass the ball to the running backs (touches), or keep the RBs in the backfield for protection (utilize, get more involved). He's playing the same word games he utilized during the COVID-19 vaccination debacle to avoid taking criticism for low run attempts, intentionally making it seem like he has nothing to do with- without technically lying.

Put the blame where it rests. It ain't on the coaches. Call it a very carefully considered and weighed hunch.

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KKB's picture

September 17, 2022 at 02:41 pm

Someday, I would be fun to watch Dillon run off the right side, behind the Big Dog. Caleb Jones, and Seth Ryan. That's a lot of BEEF for a CB on the edge.

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NoNonsense's picture

September 17, 2022 at 05:17 pm

I wanna see them hand the ball to Dillon out of the I formation or deep single back looks. He needs a head of steam when he gets the ball. No more of this pistol or shotgun stuff where he gets the ball within 1 or 2 steps, let Jones run from that look instead.

Just once I want to see them give Dillon the ball on a 3rd or 4th and 1 and have him run and dive through the line or over the pile. He big, he's fast and he can jump. That or put a guy like Slaton or Wyatt at FB and let them clear a path for the RBs in short yardage situations.

GB has the goods to gain 1 yard anytime they need it. Get creative and use common sense.

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