While the Packers defense remains decidedly a work in progress, the offense more than got back on track during Monday night’s get-well victory over the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field, with Jones carrying most of the load.
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At halftime Monday night, the former general manager's name was unveiled on the facade of the stadium in the northeast corner.
So far in the third-year coach's tenure, Green Bay has yet to lose back-to-back games.
“Rashan, he had a hell of an offseason, and he came back in great shape,” fellow outside linebacker Preston Smith said.
Green Bay's best pass rusher is placed on injured reserve.
"It's just one game and we're not going to be held prisoner mentally by that poor performance," Aaron Rodgers said.
Packers linebacker Za’Darius Smith played just 18 of the 62 defensive snaps in the 38-3 loss to the Saints in Jacksonville.
During their 38-3 drubbing at the hands of the New Orleans Saints last Sunday, one could argue on several plays Packers’ defenders weren’t even in the same library.
“I’m confident and happy and excited and love these guys," Aaron Rodgers said. "As a competitor, I’m frustrated about my performance, our performance. But this game is about how you respond to negativity usually more than how you're hailed for your successes."
The Saints' domination of the Packers on Sunday makes it reasonable to wonder if New Orleans has given future opponents a playbook for how to stymie Green Bay's previously high-powered offense.