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"Good morning everyone walk them into first things first. I'm John Wolf. That's the hall all of Famer Chris Carter. This right. Here is Nick Rights. We are midway through the week. We got a lot of storylines round in the NFL. Jerry Jones is not taking the saints lightly even without drew brees under center Carson Wentz isn't giving up on the eagles season even after starting one and two and Aaron Rodgers is well aware that his offense needs is to step it up and soon and buy soon I mean I don't know tomorrow night. Thursday night football on Fox it is the packers and the eagles from lambeau field. Yes Green Bay is undefeated but also yes is the reason why is it's not number twelve. It's that stout defence something we haven't said in recent years but Rogers. Here's who couldn't heap enough praise on this defense so far this season would love to start doing the same about that offense. The standards are very high I for us. We got to play a lot better on offense. We've played some good defenses. No doubt about it but the standard and expectations are very high here and we haven't met them on offense. Thankfully our defense has been opportunistic but stout holding them goes in the red zone taking the ball away position It's it's. It's time for us to do our part on offense moving forward we place them you know stretch of of really good football teams and at some point you know we can't expect our defense. Earnest is shut down. They haven't but it's something like the offense you can have to wake up and you guys know this about Aaron Rodgers. He's very calculated. What about the things. He says he usually has an agenda at those sort of Faux press conferences after a game. How can the packers offense get on track against the Eagles Tomorrow Night. He well. Lewitt admits that it's just hasn't been so far this season little thing that that Aaron in often one of the problems is you don't want to overreact because the number one stat is Ken the A quarterback get his team on the winning bus. CAN THEY WIN Games and they've been able to do it now. It's totally different than the style that they're used to but Aaron writers are going to have to ask himself to question. Is it more important for me to win or is it more important to win with style points because if you look at Tom Brady and what they do in New England regardless regardless of what kind of Game Plan Josh mcdaniels Belichick come up with on a Monday brady totally buys into and that might mean. We're going to run the ball fifty times. We're we're going to play too tight ends a fullback. We're going to play four receivers. Brady is the absolute best at that because he's absent of ego real and realize it's so important for him to buying it. Erin continue with this Defense Preston's area Smith these guys get to the quarterback turning the ball over like they are benefiting fitting from all the money that they've spent in free agency this past off season and their draft the last couple years but Aaron's got asked him so is this okay I do believe the offense will gain some continuity they go through the season but you're not gonna put up a whole bunch of numbers on the Vikings and on the bear so I'm not going to overreact but I look for them to build a get on track. Aaron did miss some time during training camp so there is time for this offense to get on track an injured Philadelphia team coming in on a on a short week in limbo huge advantage for the home team. I wouldn't be surprised if Thursday night you started to see Aaron start to throw for two seventy five to three three hundred in offense be close to four hundred yards. I won't the audience know if they've been watching the packers closely. It's not as if the offense has been going great. It's it's just been relying on the running game so often scoring points converting third downs yet rogers numbers aren't there the offense is a whole has been bad. It's been a bottom five offense. Is there twenty ninth on third down. There twenty seven th passing the ball the twenty fourth running the football. They're twenty third on points. Scored Twenty six points per drives arrives the offense as a whole by any metric has been bad the one stat the offense has been gone to Chris's point is the offense is three and oh because the team is three and the number one thing they can do right now is improve on third downs. Give themselves a better chance to stay on the field nine third down conversions on the season in on thirty six possible attempts. That's going to be bad no matter who your quarterback is much less. Your quarterback is talented Rogers. What I think is hurting them and what won't be fixed this Thursday. Even if they win Thursday night they will is who is their third receiver. We know Davante. Adams is one of the most underrated receivers in the league and more guavas scant Ling. The young receiver has come into his own a bit this year Chris. There's not another receiver on the team. Not Running back not tied in not another receiver on the team. That has thirty yards this season so if you're a defense you're saying let's take away. devante see. ALDA's count scanlon. Dan Can beat us and if he can't it's tight ends and running backs. They need to have a more diversity of weapons available to Rogers. I think that will help third downs. That will the offense get going not to mention right now. Aaron Jones on a per touch basis even though we said last year and the year before maybe we should get more touches. He's been less US effective. Despite being more featured the first couple of weeks they went to Williams more last week because of Aaron Jones and effectiveness so the offense has a whole Israeli stalling running in game receiving in quarterback might be too early to ask but it is still worth. Ask at some point you see Aaron Rodgers. Go off the leflore script and say let me try to let me try to maybe juice up our numbers by by doing things on my own the Aaron Rodgers way because we knew we spent all off season talk about him buying into the system. That leflore was bringing out whether it was going to work or not not so far. The defense has really helped do that. When do we see him play his own game. It's a legitimate concern. was you have. Aaron Rodgers and you talk about some of the things he's been through before an Dan him disagreeing with coaching decisions before I don't think it's necessarily just disagree just total disobedient but what I think is he'll start start to hold the ball a little bit longer and start to wait for guys to get open and try to make plays with his legs if he begins to press. That's what I see him doing. I don't see see him trying to go back to their old audible system trying to do a no huddle things like that but even guys like Aaron Rodgers f the he doesn't have success with this new coach with the new system that they're running. I wouldn't be surprised the C. Aaron Rodgers do what he does. What do I do scrambled to the right and live direct traffic. Ethic makes them deep throws down the field so I will be watching that but Aaron should be so so satisfied at this point in his career just like John Elway after having. I'm an all that success taking Denver to Super Bowl at the super bowl and not have not been able to get over the hump. They added a running game and defense. That's how John One those last super bowls Aaron that wouldn't be a bad model and we would know lading games venue give Aaron Rodgers. A couple chance that to me is the Best Green Bay team moving fan. I want to see what they look like which they will at some point might be as early as Thursday when they're not playing from ahead. They were down three nothing against Chicago. Go in that first quarter and then Rogers had that the one big play in that game Thursday night football the deep play downfield. That's the last time they trailed. They trailed for less than seven in total minutes all season in one hundred and eighty minutes of football so it's I think it's easier to play conservative stick with the coaches plan when and you're always ahead because the evens has been so great because they're not turning the ball over something Rogers even in a down year last year. What do you have twenty five touchdowns two picks he was he's been great at taking care of football throwing their way instead of throwing in traffic. He's not incentivized to take big chances. They're playing with the lead there in control if they do get down fourteen three in one of these Games which of course they will every team does. How do they respond there. That's something I'm really interested in but it's one of those good problems because they haven't had that problem. Matt Leflore said when asked about the stalled offense don't worry there's more out there how much of this do you put on him and generating more plays and more options for that offense. I do put a lot on him. Especially the third down. I WANNA see him. Be a little more creative. On third down. Nick talks about the lack of having the third receiver. Jimmy Graham hadn't been healthy still missing some practice time so we'll be at one hundred percent but your your creativity. We can't blame everything on Tennessee okay because they'd be like Oh. I'm going to run the Tennessee offense okay but you have Aaron Rodgers. I am dependent on some creativity and that should be in the red zone. You should see that from the new young coach and on third down you should to see some creativity and that's his responsibility to Aaron Rodgers in that football team to boost up that third down percentage so they can keep those drives going because the longer Erin in stays on the field the more reps he gets in this offense the more fear he's GonNa put in the NFL decent the reason why Aaron Rodgers well-calculated with his remarks does not as clearly not panicking panicking and seems to be in a good overall mental state is when you saw they had Chicago and Minnesota ends the first two games of the year and if we told you three weeks in only only the titans bears dolphins vikings and jets would have fewer yards passing you have that schedule you've been that ineffective passing the ball and you're three no with an opportunity -tunities go with a home game against a injured. PHILLY team he'd be flying he so you will deal with this because you're winning as opposed to nearest pass where Rogers here's leading the league in passer rating top three and touchdowns and the teams to and one or one in two wondering what is going wrong so right now they have. They have a little margin of error to figure it out packers and eagles Thursday night football on Fox. It'll be a good one.."