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5 Adjustments Green Bay Packers Must Make During Bye Week

December 31, 2014 by  
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By Peter Sowards, Featured Columnist Bleacher Report

~For 16 weeks, the Green Bay Packers proved themselves as one of the best teams in the league—and their hard work paid off with a No. 2 seed and first-round bye.

But to reach the Super bowl for the first time since the 2010 season, the Packers will need to be better than very good; excellence must be achieved.

In this article, I’ll take a look at five key adjustments the Packers must make in order to have a successful postseason run.

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Regain Confidence in Davante Adams
It’s been somewhat of a boom-or-bust season for the rookie wide receiver from Fresno State.

Adams has four games of at least five catches but no more than two in the other 10 he’s played. Mike McCarthy’s game plan in the Week 13 showdown vs. the New England Patriots featured Adams, and he responded with a season-high 121 receiving yards on six receptions.

But since that game—really, since the fourth-quarter touchdown drop vs. the Patriots—Adams has hit the rookie wall, and he’s hit it hard.

Bleacher Report’s Zach Kruse tweeted this opinion during the Week 16 win at Tampa Bay, when Adams was targeted four times and dropped two passes:

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2 Responses to “5 Adjustments Green Bay Packers Must Make During Bye Week”
  1. Digger, Andover says:

    Can’t blame McCarthy totally for that 4th down failure last week.
    On the 2nd down play, a pass, Rodgers had Boykin wide open on a slant from the left side.
    Rodgers instead was looking behind him to Cobb, but he was bracketed, double-covered.

    There were 3 other receivers in the route, on the right side.
    All 3 were held. And all 3 got away with it.

    This is exactly what Seattle does very effectively. They hold, grab receivers and tight ends, and they do it inconspicuously, very well disguised, and they get away with it an awful lot.

    So does Buffalo and New England.

    The NFL claimed they were cracking down on this, the points of emphasis.
    Hogwash.

  2. Hauschild says:

    Cowboys at Packers is going to he THE GAME OF THE PLAYOFFS.

    Dallas does not lose on the road, and that includes wins at Seattle, convincing win.

    Green Bay does not lose at home, including blowouts and good wins over a great team like New England, the #1 rated Power Ranking team.

    Something’s gotta give.

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