Will The Team Finally Be Ready For A Week 1 Game?
The Packers’ recent history of lackluster season-openers, where they were outscored 61-10 over the past two years, serves as a clear indicator that they were ill-prepared for the start of the regular season. This unsettling trend has prompted a significant shift in approach by LaFleur and the Packers during this offseason.
Recognizing the need for a different strategy, the team has embraced the growing trend in the NFL—participation in joint practices. This novel approach supplements their three preseason games, with the added benefit of enhancing cohesion and readiness. Moreover, the Packers opted to play most of their key players during the initial preseason game, and this approach is expected to continue in at least one more exhibition game.
Given the many uncertainties looming over the team, the specter of yet another resounding defeat in Week 1, particularly at the hands of their divisional rivals, the Bears, is unacceptable. Consequently, it is imperative that LaFleur and the Packers seize this invaluable window of time to gear up for their highly anticipated season opener. The spotlight is firmly on their efforts to buck the recent trend and launch their season on a far more promising note.