Packers CB Tramon Williams on decision to punt: ‘I want to play to win’
It seems too often the Green Bay Packers have not given Aaron Rodgers a chance to win the game because he never gets the ball back and Tramon Williams is frustrated.
Mike McCarthy decided to punt the ball back to the Seattle Seahawks on a fourth-and-two from their own 33 with 4:20 left to go in the game. The Seahawks kept the ball on the ground running for a couple of first downs, and once again Rodgers didn’t get a chance to lead his team to victory.
“I want to go for it,” Williams said via NFL.com. “I want to play to win. We’ve got Aaron Rodgers. We (should) play to win — period. We don’t want to put it in anybody else’s hands. We’ve got the best quarterback in the league. We’ve got to put it in his hands and let him do what he does.”
This isn’t the first time this season Rodgers hasn’t gotten the ball back late in the game. Against the Los Angeles Rams, Ty Montgomery fumbled the ball on a kick return when the Packers could have won it with a touchdown.
With the Packers continuing to struggle and the team having an uphill battle to make the playoffs, there is a growing sense around the league that McCarthy could be on his way out after the season is over.
The Packers are currently sitting in third place behind the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. The Vikings and Packers will square off next week and if the Packers want to make the playoffs, it’s a must win.