They won a game they should win, and despite the warts a bunch of guys contributed today. 2-0 in the division. Plenty of things to work on, but when you can say that after a win it's a definite positive.
The right side of the offensive line has been much better than I expected. AR's increased familiarity with the offense shows up in his ability to get into favorable play calls. On defense Clark, Smith & Alexander are consistent "difference makers". Gary is coming on, Savage seems to have the ability but thus far hasn't been around the ball much.
A lot of positives already covered. One that deserves more comment is how good Elgton Jenkins is. He's already a top 5 NFL guard. Another is that Jaire Alexander is a top 10 CB. Rashan Gary made some plays.
Room for Improvement.
MVS has to make the easy plays. At least he makes some plays. He's dropped 4 easy catches in two weeks despite making circus catches on other plays.
Sternberger is a 2019 third-round pick. Third-round TE picks are supposed to make contributions quickly. He's played 8 games and has no catches. He's been targeted 4 times in his career and dropped 3 of them. It's time for him to produce.
Big bright spot appears to be our OL coach. After years of Cogbot doing his thing, good and bad, it feels like our guys are getting equally well coached on run and pass blocking. Lots of changes on the OL, but continuity seems good so far.
Rodgers seems really dialed in also. I counted maybe 2 errant throws all day and even those could have been route issues.
Negative is DL talent. It’s just not there. Detroit doesn’t have an amazing OL, but we rarely held the LOS. Z Smith was honestly our best interior player today. Gotta do more than bolster the PS.
I know Minny and Detroit might be trash, but with the balance they've shown thus far, this offense might be as good as, or even better than 2011. Legit could have been 50+ points games both weeks.
Yep. Last week the Vikings kept putting 8 men in the box to force Rodgers to beat them - which he did with ease.
This week the Lions played a ton of 6 DB looks and the running game ate their lunch. Rodgers still did plenty and probably would have been over 300 yards with 3 TD's with a little more concentration by the receivers.