linemen even when it drives defensive backs nuts" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesAcme Packing Company homepageHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityFollow Acme Packing Company online:Follow Acme Packing Company on TwitterFollow Acme Packing Company on FacebookFollow Acme Packing Company on InstagramLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchAcme Packing Company main menuFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTIt’s common knowledge in NFL circles that if you blitz Aaron Rodgers [url=http://www.greenbaypackersteamonline.com/montravius-adams-jersey]Rashan Gary Jersey[/url] , you do so at your own risk of getting burned.Despite that thought process, some believe it’s actually easy to sack the Green Bay Packers quarterback. It sounds a little crazy given how Rodgers’ improvisational skills can drive a defense crazy but there’s at least some truth to it and it’s one of the biggest things Matt LaFleur will have to correct when coaching his quarterback.Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Carl Lawson told the Cincinnati Enquirer that Rodgers is easy to bring down because “he sits there, and he pats the ball.”This should sound very familiar to anyone who has watched extensive film on Rodgers: he often holds onto the ball way too long, often looking for the big play instead of taking what the defense is giving him.That’s job one when it comes to LaFleur fixing and fine tuning Rodgers’ game.The new offense is built around getting players open fast versus waiting for receivers to open in Mike McCarthy’s iso-route based passing game. Getting the ball out quickly is something Rodgers must do to get back to MVP form. You don’t want to take away the playmaker and both Rodgers and LaFleur have acknowledged this, but the quarterback has to learn to take what the defense gives him. This offense is designed to make Rodgers’ life easier.He just needs to trust it to let that happen and that will come as his comfort level grows.Now onto today’s curds.Bengals’ Carl Lawson: Packers’ Aaron Rodgers easier to sack than most quarterbacks—PackersNews.comLawson’s Bengals ended up losing that game in a classic Rodgers comeback, but that doesn’t dismiss the truth he spoke: Rodgers holds onto the ball too long. We should learn pretty quickly how much progress LaFleur has made in correcting this bad habit.Oren Burks eyeing bigger role on Packers’ defense in second season—Packers.comOren Burks has all the physical tools to succeed as an NFL linebacker, so this offseason he focused on his eyes and his brain to take the second year performance leap. 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For the second consecutive year, Davante Adams delivered a walk-off touchdown to give the Packers a late-season road victory." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesAcme Packing Company homepageHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityFollow Acme Packing Company online:Follow Acme Packing Company on TwitterFollow Acme Packing Company on FacebookFollow Acme Packing Company on InstagramLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchAcme Packing Company main menuFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTWith the Green Bay Packers in the midst of their lengthy summer break before training camp, Acme Packing Company has begun to count down the team’s top 10 players of the previous season. In 2018, the Packers stumbled to an ugly 6-9-1 record [url=http://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Jace-Sternberger-Jersey]http://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Jace-Sternberger-Jersey[/url] , losing their longtime head coach in December with multiple games remaining and experiencing issues in every phase of the game. Accordingly, compiling the list of the year’s top plays offered more challenges than usual.However, 11 contributors at APC submitted votes for the Packers’ top 10 players, and we will break down these moments over the ensuing two weeks. As in past years, contributors selected plays based on their impact on a game or the season, impressive individual effort, or simply the hilarity factor.Today, we continue the countdown with No. 4, a play which delivered the Packers’ first and only road win of the season.***The gameThe Packers lost all hope during the final month of the 2018 season. Head coach Mike McCarthy received his walking papers following a disastrous performance against the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 2 and the team officially fell out of playoff contention two weeks later. With the coaching search already underway, Green Bay had little more than pride on the line when it took on the New York Jets in Week 16.The situationThe Jets established an early lead and held it into the final minutes of regulation. Aaron Rodgers led an 11-play drive that he capped off with a touchdown run and successful two-point conversion for the Packers’ first lead of the game. However [url=http://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Dexter-Williams-Jersey]Dexter Williams Jersey[/url] , as had become routine during 2018, Green Bay’s special teams faltered at an unfortunate moment, allowing a 51-yard kickoff return. New York used the big play to set up a game-tying field goal, forcing overtime.The playJust inside the red zone, Rodgers and the offense lined up in shotgun with 11 personnel (one back, one tight end) with Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling positioned wide left, Jake Kumerow split out right, and Jimmy Graham stationed on the hip of the right tackle.On the right side of the play, Graham and Kumerow each ran quick outs, though Rodgers never looked their way after an initial glance at the snap. On the other side of the play [url=http://www.greenbaypackersteamonline.com/elgton-jenkins-jersey]Elgton Jenkins Jersey[/url] , Valdes-Scantling hit a curl route over the middle, drawing a linebacker and a safety towards him. That created a one-on-one matchup between Adams and cornerback Morris Claiborne.Claiborne’s outside leverage protects against a back-shoulder throw towards the boundary, but it leaves him vulnerable to the deep post Adams runs instead. Without safety help, Adams has just open space ahead after he makes his break. Rodgers finds his go-to receiver in the back of the end zone for the walk-off touchdown moments later.Watch the play in its entirety here.The impactThe score gave the Packers their only road win of 2018 and their final victory of the year. They would go on to drop the season finale the following week to lock in their 6-9-1 record, the worst since Rodgers’ first year as a starter.VotingEight of the 11 APC voters included Adams’ walk-off touchdown in their selections, with the play earning mostly top-3 consideration. One ballot even ranked it as the top play of the Packers’ season.***Stay tuned on Wednesday for play No. 3 in APC’s countdown.
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