Updates for the week have primarily centered on the perceived weaknesses of the team and how a possible Jones trade would affect the team. I watched a short video regarding what fans viewed as a weakness versus the commentators’ views. The majority of fans viewed the running game as needing improvement, while the commentators felt the secondary was more of a weakness. Obviously, there are no right or wrong answers, since the question was purely based on perspective and improvements can always be made. However, I think that of the reasons given about why more people voted for the running game were strange, if not completely absurd.
As someone who also agreed that the running game needs some improvement, it never occurred to me that it was an issue of trying to turn a passing team into a running team, or trying to revert back to a time when the running game was supreme. Neither underlying logic is the issue, or makes sense. For me, the issue is taking an ounce of pressure off Rodgers by having a semi-decent back that can reliably gain a few yards, and maybe a TD once in a blue moon. That’s not trying to transform a passing team into a running team, it’s simply utilizing a part of the offense to do what they’re supposed to do. It’s also not an attempt to bring back the proverbial “good ole days” of football. I’m not sure why this is such a big issue, but I promise, a good RB will not steal anyone’s thunder.
As far as the Jones situation goes, the current logic by many who are following the updates is that trading him will not make a realistic impact on the team. Honestly, I would have to agree. His stats are not dreadful, but some problems with reliability make me neutral on his future with the Packers. In a previous week, one of the teams rumored to be looking at Jones is the Texans. Although I don’t follow the Texans, I know they had a decent run last year. With that said, I have a hard time believing they would be among the teams taking an interest.