GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers doesn’t watch the one-on-one pass-blocking drill during training camp — the Green Bay Packers quarterback has other responsibilities while the linemen try to block the pass-rushers — but if did, he’d like what he saw.
Sure, it’s a drill that favors the offense because anything short of the defensive player displacing the quarterback is a win — subjective as it may be — for the offense. But the Packers’ offensive line has dominated the drill even more regularly this year.
It seemed almost preposterous to think the Packers offensive line could be better this season after losing Pro Bowl guard T.J. Lang to the Detroit Lions in free agency, but when coach Mike McCarthy was asked about that this week, he didn’t hesitate.
“I would say the offensive line room has a chance to be one of the best ones that we’ve had,” McCarthy said. “And that’s so important because those guys do so much together and the intricacies of playing next to one another because as you look through the history of the NFL, your best lines are the ones that pretty much play every week together, week in and week out, and get the number of starts.”
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