The faster the better. That's what Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has planned for his offense this season. And why not, especially with Aaron Rodgers on board with the idea? McCarthy and his quarterback have one primary goal in mind for 2014: Run 75 plays per game. Do that, and everything else -- big numbers for Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin and possibly one of the new rookie receivers; another 1,000-plus yard season for Eddie Lacy; solid pass protection -- will fall into place. "That seems to be the answer to some of the different things that defenses are doing," Rodgers said during an interview this offseason. The first hint of McCarthy's plans came in February, when he stood at the lectern at the NFL scouting combine and declared that he wants Lacy -- and all of his running backs -- to turn into three-down players in order to limit the need for substitutions, which, of course, slows down the game.
Packers want to speed up offense
ESPN | Jul 14