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Packers’ Matt LaFluer Discusses Aaron Rodgers’ Struggles in Deep Passing Game

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The Green Bay Packers offense has uncharacteristically struggled with the deep passing game this season, and franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers has landed under the microscope for those struggles.

Rodgers is sixth in the league in completion percentage, but is only 24th in yards gained per pass completion, according to Pro Football Reference. Certainly, the loss of Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders this offseason has hurt the passing game, but head coach Matt LaFluer delved into more detail.

“Let’s face it, the further you throw the ball down the field, the less percentage it is that it’s going to be complete,” he said, according to Packers News. “And you’d always like to throw the perfect ball on every play. That’s not going to happen all the time. I think there’s some things that we can do from a protection standpoint that maybe give Aaron a tick more time to him being in balance in the pocket. And then the wideouts’ separation, I think everybody has to improve.”

The Packers are coming off a shocking loss to the New York Giants in London, and will look to get back on track following the setback.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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