Green Bay Packers Offensive Success Next Year Relies on Development of Young WRs

May 23, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Green Bay Packers are in trouble at wide receiver, but if you watched the second half of their 2015 campaign, you knew that already. From the St. Louis Rams-San Diego Chargers stretch on, when teams dared the Packers to win with their receivers on islands, the wheels fell off the offense.
There are several factors that led Green Bay to drop from the best team in terms of offensive points scored in 2014 to the 15th the year after, the franchise's worst mark under quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The squad also slipped to 23rd in offensive yards, even though in 2013, when Rodgers missed the better part of eight games, they still were third in the NFL in that statistic.
The wideout troubles of the team started with their best receiver: Jordy Nelson. Nelson tore his ACL in a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which led to him missing the entire season. Randall Cobb, the team's second-best target, is best used as a slot receiver,.
Even heading into the year, we kne...

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