There’s a move the Green Bay Packers have to make after their embarrassing 27-10 home loss to the New York Jets. And if they don’t make the move, you might as well cancel the rest of the season.
Green Bay, which fell to 3-3 with the loss on Sunday, has to fire offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich. They can’t continue with him calling plays or this season is just going to get worse. Much worse.
Stenavich is a former offensive line coach who is in his first season as an offensive coordinator. And the results have been disastrous so far this season (in four of the Packers’ games this season, they’ve scored 12 or fewer points).
For starters, he was an offensive line coach and that’s the unit causing most of the issues for Green Bay this season.
If that’s supposed to be Stenavich’s specialty and it’s a major problem, why should anyone trust his abilities as a play caller?
(And to be fair, LaFleur is usually credited with calling plays, but there have been times when Stenavich has handled those duties. And either way, the offensive coordinator gives plenty of insight to the head coach during the game.)
#Packers have no choice but to reconsider how they configure their offensive line. Aaron Rodgers has been hit 9 times with 4 sacks today. Who knows how many pressures. He’s basically had to bail the pocket almost every pass play.
No QB would look good with this kind of pressure.
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) October 16, 2022
The easy call here is to fire Stenavich and let quarterbacks coach Tom Clements handle the offensive coordinator duties.
Clements is a former offensive coordinator who has experience calling plays for an Aaron Rodgers-led offense (Stenavich was the offensive coordinator under Mike McCarthy).
I’m not saying Clements would be a miracle worker — there are personnel issues at play here as well — but he would certainly be better than what we’ve seen from Stenavich this season.
If the Packers want to be relevant in December, they need to make this move before it’s too late (and waiting another week would be too late).
There’s essentially zero reason to keep Stenavich at this point — especially when Green Bay has a better in-house option.