Like every team, the Green Bay Packers are focused on improving over the second half of the season. However, they’re looking to improve so they can build for the future and not necessarily so they can win this season.
At 3-6, the Packers understand their chances of making the playoffs are slim. They have much bigger goals in mind than simply squeezing into the postseason this year. They want to reset their franchise’s trajectory to find their next decade-plus of successful players.
Getting that talent into place will take some time. They may have some of those guys on their current roster, but they have a lot of work to do. Here are three resolutions the Packers should make at midseason to focus on improving their current talent.
With the Green Bay Packers needing to improve over the second half of the season, here are three midseason resolutions they should make.
Packers Midseason Resolution: Score Touchdowns in Red Zone
The Packers do a fairly nice job of getting into the red zone–ranking eighth by making 3.6 appearances inside the 20-yard line per game–but struggle mightily to score six points once they get down there—their 46.9 percent touchdown percentage inside the 20 ranks 27th in the NFL.
Green Bay has lost four games by four points or fewer. Imagine if they turned just one of those red zone trips they were forced to kick a field goal, into a touchdown. That would turn their fate immensely, and suddenly their 3-6 record looks closer to 7-1.