Are Packers taking Aaron Rodgers for granted?

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 10: Aaron Rodgers
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 10: Aaron Rodgers /

The Green Bay Packers lost on the road to the Atlanta Falcons 34-23. The loss shows again that quarterback Aaron Rodgers still doesn’t have enough help around him.

Aaron Rodgers is already one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.  He’s a former league MVP, been selected to several pro bowls, and has the Green Bay Packers in contention for the Super Bowl every year.

But just like in last years NFC Championship game and in week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, one thing is painfully obvious.  That the Packers simply haven’t done enough to build more talent around Aaron Rodgers.

Everyone knows he’s great but one man can only do but so much.  It’s like the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook last season when he broke the triple double record.  An outstanding individual achievement but you knew he wasn’t going to lead them to a championship.

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Not enough talent around him.  The Packers have no running game.  Why is it that the Atlanta Falcons can have two good running backs in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman and the Green Bay Packers can’t find one?

For some reason the Packers have convinced themselves that Ty Montgomery is a running back.  No, he’s a wide receiver playing the running back position.  Montgomery is great as a change of pace back or a receiver out of the backfield, but he’s not a feature tailback.

Sure they’ve drafted four running backs this year but none were taken before the fourth round.  When you look at all the talent the Atlanta Falcons have put around Matt Ryan, you have to wonder what the Packers are waiting for?

As for the Pack’s defense, the Falcons offense is hard for any defense to stop.  But the Packers could at least put the tools around Rodgers to compete for Super Bowls.  While other teams are loading up, it seems the Packers are standing pat and relying on the greatness of Aaron Rodgers to make up for what they lack otherwise.

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Yes, Rodgers will probably find a way to lead the Packers to another NFC North title.  He might even get them back to the NFC Championship game.  But if the road to the Super Bowl goes through Atlanta, then for the Green Bay Packers it may be another wasted trip.