GREEN BAY, Wisc. (WBAY) The Packers playoff hopes are now dwindling with limited production from their Brett Hundley-led offense.
“I mean, to compare him to Aaron Rodgers, show me another quarterback that plays as fast as Aaron Rodgers,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “I mean this, we're talking about a quarterback that plays at a different level.”
The Packers don't need Brett Hundley to be Aaron Rodgers, but they do need their interim quarterback to start trending up to keep their hopes of postseason play alive.
In four starts, Hundley has thrown 4 interceptions and just one touchdown pass, and as a result, he’s only had one passer rating north of 100 in those starts.
“Really what we're focused on Brett learning form Aaron and trying to play faster and getting the ball out quicker, the footwork. I mean he has to take care of the football, that’s clearly starting point No. 1. The reality is that he's putting in the extra time. I really like his work ethic, you know, I think it's important not to overreact so we're not going to do that.”
On the other side of the ball, Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers sounded a lot like his guys in the locker room after Sunday’s shutout. He was happy to see his unit's commitment to run defense for the 3rd week in a row, but he believes the group as a whole can do more and will need to do more to be successful against the Steelers.
“This is one of the top offenses in the league,” Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said. “I mean, they've got a veteran quarterback, maybe the best receiver in the league in Brown and their running back is really patient vision. They've been very productive they got the ability to make the big play at the receiver position and the running back position.”
The Packers next chance for redemption comes Sunday in Pittsburgh.