Redskins plan to pressure Aaron Rodgers to beat them
Most team’s first goal when facing the Green Bay Packers is to stop Aaron Rodgers, but the Washington Redskins are coming in with a different game plan. According to Redskins linebacker Jon Bostic, the team is going to try and take away the run first and put the ball in Rodgers’ hands to try and beat them.
“It is [crazy]. It really is,” linebacker Jon Bostic said, via the Washington Post. “Even just saying that. You always preach going in stopping the run, making a team one-dimensional. But it’s like, making a team one-dimensional and putting the ball in the best player’s hands is like, do you really want to do that? But that’s what it’s going to take to beat them. It’s going to take all 11 guys out there … playing within the defense, playing within the rules.”
Last week the New York Giants had a lot of success taking away Aaron Jones and Jamal Williams, but it still didn’t matter as they lost 31-13.
The Redskins thoughts are that a balanced attack will help the quarterback, so if they take that away the pressure is on Rodgers to beat them.
“When you have a balanced attack, it helps out the quarterback,” Redskins defensive lineman Jonathan Allen said. “And anytime you help out Aaron Rodgers, huh, that never [goes] well. Plus, [Green Bay’s] defense is playing lights out. I feel like this is one of the most complete teams out of Green Bay that I’ve seen in a while. … If we can stop the run and dominate the line of scrimmage, that’ll definitely give help to the defensive backs.”
The Redskins defense has been bad, so even trying to take away the run might not be successful, but it’s the game plan they are going in with and sticking to it.