By HCR Staff | Jan. 12, 2020
Green Bay Packers secondary versus Seattle Seahawks wide receiver group. On paper, this matchup should favor Green Bay, as the Seattle group is somewhat underwhelming. However, after a strong start to the season, the Packers secondary has been inconsistent.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ ability to stay patient. Throughout his career, Rodgers hasn’t really been one for 11, 12, 13 play drives. He prefers daggers off improvisation. However, he’s now operating in a different offense, and it’s one that requires him to be a lot more patient. This, combined with Seattle head coach Pete Carroll’s particular brand of defense–where they try to keep everything in front of them–will test Rodgers’ patience.
Seattle linebackers K.J. Wright or Bobby Wagner in coverage vs running back Aaron Jones. Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur has used Jones pretty effectively out of the backfield this year as a receiver. He’s just too elusive for linebackers to cover. Seattle linebackers Wright and Wagner have struggled at times during this season in coverage against backs. We expect to see Jones highlighted as a receiver.