Packers Weaknesses: Not Taking Easy Completions
Jordan Love’s willingness to let it fly downfield has been one of the bright spots in his first four starts as the Packers’ quarterback. However, it might be time for him and Coach LaFleur to exercise a bit more restraint.
While Love’s penchant for the deep ball is exciting, it frequently places the Packers in unfavorable down-and-distance situations. As a result, they’ve struggled to consistently extend drives, currently ranking 26th in the league for first downs. Love’s completion percentage has also taken a hit due to this aggressive approach.
Especially in the early stages of games, LaFleur would do well to call up some shorter passes and easier completions for Love. This adjustment can help the offense find its rhythm, sustain drives, and give the defense a chance to catch their breath on the sidelines. As the game unfolds, ample opportunities will still present themselves for Love to unleash his deep-ball prowess.