The NFL released the schedule for the regular season last season, and it has thrown up plenty of high profile clashes to be excited about for the upcoming season. However, the scheduling has not been kind to the Green Bay Packers who will face those teams that have a heavy attacking arsenal in their ranks.
Leading NFL analyst, Colin Cowherd spoke up on the Packers’ scheduling issue and believes that they do not have the necessary firepower in offense to match up against those franchises when they face each other during the regular season.
Colin Cowherd believes the Green Bay Packers lack good offensive players after the departure of Davante Adams
These comments from Colin Cowherd were primarily made because of the inability of the Packers to make powerful offensive signings during the offseason. Aaron Rodgers‘ side suffered the loss of their most threatening wide receiver in the form of Davante Adams and will have to rely on the likes of Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins or Randall Cobb.
“It doesn’t rate as one of the hardest schedules but what do we know about Green Bay?” asked Cowherd on The Herd Monday. “They don’t have a No. 1 receiver. The league is increasingly a weapons league. Look at the teams they face. They are going to be at a major weapon disadvantage.”
“I’d argue they don’t even have a No. 2,” said Cowherd. “I’m being nice. Allen Lazard feels like a No. 4. He could’ve thrown to him many times last season, he chose not to.”
“You want to know why they took defense? Some of it is, I think they look around, and they think Aaron has never really trusted young receivers,” said Cowherd. “We don’t have an elite veteran receiver, we can’t afford one. We have to win like 24-21. That’s how Green Bay has to win.”
Now it remains to be seen what tactics Aaron Rodgers comes up with, as he prepares for a season with his young wide receivers.