Notwithstanding a grim execution from the offense generally, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers approved of the way his reconfigured hostile line played in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints. Indeed, he was very satisfied with the exhibition from the five starters to open the season.
“I feel like the offensive line played really well,” Rodgers told “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday. “I feel like Elgton (Jenkins) played really good at left tackle and Billy (Turner) at right tackle. The interior guys, the two rookie guys played really well. And Lucas Patrick. The protection was solid. I gifted one sack, and that was it, on a keeper. I feel like the protection was pretty good.”
The Packers hostile line permitted only one sack and three quarterback hits more than 41 pass-hindering freedoms. At Pro Football Focus, the Packers were the second-most elevated reviewed pass-hindering hostile line in the NFL in Week 1.
Rodgers said he “didn’t take many shots” and assumed fault for the one sack. Holy people guarded end Marcus Davenport was purposefully unblocked on a planned rollout, however Rodgers needed to hold the ball and take the sack when the play didn’t create down the field and Davenport shut the space in a rush.
The Packers hostile line sits straightforwardly at the center of attention to begin the season in the wake of losing All-Pro focus in free office and not having All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari (PUP list) for the initial six games. Jenkins made his initial beginning at left tackle instead of Bakhtiari and was amazing. New kids on the block Josh Myers and Royce Newman began the inside and went through regular good and bad times for first-year players.
In light of everything, the security for Rodgers might have been a great deal more awful in Week 1, particularly considering the game stream and how frequently the Packers endeavored to pass the football while down large on the scoreboard.
Pressing factor made the game-changing capture start the subsequent half, in any case. Freshman Royce Newman got beat clean by Cameron Jordan, who constrained Rodgers to move forward into the pocket and rush a toss to Davante Adams running the shallow cross from right to left. An agonizing shot to a delicate body part assumed a part in the terrible toss, per Rodgers.
In general, Rodgers was feeling the squeeze on 10 of his drop backs against the Saints. He finished only two passes and had a block attempt while under tension. Sadly for the Packers, Rodgers likewise wasn’t any acceptable from clean pockets.