Thoughts From the Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos (10/22/2023)
My thoughts from the Green Bay Packers' 19-17 loss to the Denver Broncos today.
The offense is young, but at some point, that ceases to be an excuse and other explanations for the struggles on that side of the ball need to be considered. Matt LaFleur's offense tops that list. Is the Packers' head coach really an offensive genius? Or were Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams bailing him out in his first seasons?
On that note, defensive coordinator Joe Barry gets a lot of grief from Packers' fans but other than the game against the Detroit Lions, the defense has kept the team in games. With the league rules giving advantages to the offense, that's really all you can ask for.
Jordan Love needs to play better. It's his first year as a starter and it's not all on him. However, back-to-back late game interceptions aren't exactly something that makes it easy to have faith in him. In this game, Romeo Doubs looked wide open with the first down when Love forced the pass downfield for the pick.
This is the first time in 17 years the Packers have started 2-4. The last time was 2006, when Mike McCarthy was in his first year as head coach and Brett Favre was the starter. The team finished 8-8 that season.
Packers' fans are holding their breath about Christian Watson. Watson has a ton of talent but just can't seem to stay on the field. Hopefully his late-game exit with an apparent knee injury doesn't cost him even more playing time.