After a tough loss to their division rivals on Sunday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers have officially been eliminated from the playoffs for the second season in a row. The Packers are now 0-7 on the road this season and have lost 10 consecutive roads games, dating back to last season.
They have already made some big changes in coaching staff by firing head coach, Mike McCarthy. The Packers brought in interim head coach Joe Philbin, who has a lot of experience in the NFL.
Green Bay’s offense needs a head coach with a great offensive mindset. They need to build an offense around their elite quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers is a quarterback that does very well with aggressive play calling. If he can get in a rhythm by hitting wide receivers for short, quick passes then that can set him up for the deep play that he is always looking for.
In the offseason the Packers should look at freeing up some cap space. They need to look into dropping some major veterans on the team in order to make room for another key player. Randall Cobb, Clay Matthews, Muhammed Wilkerson, and Lance Kendricks will all be free agents next year and the Packers most likely not want to resign them.
The Packers need a leader on their defense. In free agency they should look into getting safety, Earl Thomas. Their secondary is young and bringing in an elite, hard hitting safety like Earl Thomas could help lead their defense in the right direction.
Finishing out the season with only five wins could really benefit the Packers. They could look into getting two really solid draft picks or even trading up for a top pick in this years draft. They need a solid end pass rusher and there are many of them in this draft. Clay Matthews is on his way out the door now after under performing in the last couple seasons so a pass rusher is a must get in the draft this year.