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Whatever Happened To: The Packer Screen Pass

October 4, 2009 by  
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By Bob McGinn, Journal Sentinel
Posted: Oct. 5th, 2009

Screen scheme Neglected under McCarthy, as evidenced on the Field

The screen pass, a successful staple for the Green Bay Packers under coaches Mike Holmgren and Mike Sherman, has fallen into disuse and disrepair under Mike McCarthy.         

Rodgers is athletic and smart enough to execute the screen, but it takes the coaching staff's commitment, and the timing of the OL and downfield blockers for it to work, which would help negate a fierce purple pass rush

Rodgers is athletic and smart enough to execute the screen, but it takes the coaching staff's commitment, and the timing of the OL and downfield blockers for it to work, which would help negate a fierce purple pass rush

If, for some reason, McCarthy has been saving his best screens, this week wouldn’t be a bad time to break them out.

As sure as Packers fans like trashing Vikings fans, Minnesota’s fierce front four will fly off the ball hell-bent for Aaron Rodgers on Monday night when the border rivals meet at the Metrodome.

Slowing down that pass rush will test McCarthy’s mettle as an offensive tactician. Over the years, little has worked better toward that end than the little old screen pass.

“Yes, we’ve considered that,” offensive coordinator Joe Philbin said Friday. “We’ve considered everything.”

Full story from McGinn here

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