Rams made the right call

Packer Plus - - News - Ryan Wood Colum­nist

Pack­ers beat writer Ryan Wood an­swered ques­tions from read­ers Mon­day, a day af­ter Green Bay’s 29-27 loss to the Los An­ge­les Rams. Read the tran­script at json­line.com/pack­ers.

Q: Were you sur­prised with the run call when Pack­ers was backed up at its own 1-yard line? I thought for sure that Rodgers would try to throw the ball. I know it was Aaron Jones, but I would have to think when Rams saw him in the lineup, they kind of knew it would be a run call.

A: That's ac­tu­ally a great point I hadn't con­sid­ered. Not that the run call was broad­cast to the Rams de­fense. The Pack­ers had 10 play­ers near the LOS and only Mar­quez Valdes-Scantling split wide. But it's a great point that Aaron Jones be­ing on the field also broad­cast a run, be­cause he sure a heck wasn't in there to pass block. Even more rea­son it should have been Ja­maal Wil­liams on the field in that sit­u­a­tion. Not only be­cause Wil­liams is the power back — and a pretty good one, at that — but he's also the best pass blocker at that po­si­tion, which presents more room for a sur­prise pass. Again, great point.

Q: Af­ter the last se­ries on third down, cam­eras caught Rodgers hav­ing a very color­ful opin­ion of the play call. I just don’t think this re­la­tion­ship is go­ing to last. What say you?

A: Well, I think the quar­ter­back and head coach have cer­tainly been on bet­ter terms. Ul­ti­mately, that doesn't mat­ter — if they win. So long as the Pack­ers win, Mike Mc­Carthy is go­ing to be safe. If they lose, that's when coaches get fired.

Q: There are no mo­ral vic­to­ries, a loss is a loss. The team needs to play bet­ter.

A: That re­ally is the bot­tom line, isn't it?

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