2. Going Back to go Forward
The Packers have been cycling through offensive coordinators in recent years. While the offenses have been mostly good, they don’t hold a flame to the juggernaut that was run by Joe Philbin. With Philbin at the helm, the offense ranked top-10 in both points and yards every season from 2007-2011. McCarthy stated earlier this offseason that the team was going real back to basics.
The Packers offense has been dogged in the past couple years for the wide receivers inability to get open. While the team added J’Mon Moore to help generate more separation, the top trio of Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison are still not the quickest. Philbin’s offense will help generate more separation naturally due to intricate routes that disrupt defenders.
Similar to the defense, Philbin has been given a ton of weapons to use. From Graham to Adams to the backfield trio, he has a playmaker everywhere. He will be sure to use them to their max potential. The Packers best offensive season saw players break out at multiple positions. Finley had his highest yardage. Nelson was the team’s leading receiver. James Starks and Ryan Grant each averaged over four yards per carry. This offense has the potential to be even better than that one if the receivers outside of Cobb and Adams step up.