Everyone is worried about how much the Green Bay Packers will be able to run the ball this season, except those people in charge of the offense.
Asked about improving the Packers’ run game on “NFL Total Access” earlier this month, Aaron Rodgers responded, “Do we need to?”
Tuesday morning on “NFL AM,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy reiterated the team’s apathy on the subject.
“I don’t really think the numbers are a direct reflection of how you run the ball,” McCarthy said. “When people talk about balance, I don’t think balance is running it 50-50. I would define balance as the ability to run the ball and the ability to pass the ball.”
McCarthy is only concerned with putting the ball in the end zone.
“Hopefully our numbers do go up running the football because people are probably playing us a lot more for the pass, but really the defenses have had a lot to do with how much we run it or how much we throw it,” he said. “We focus on scoring points.”