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Packers star offers brutally honest take on team’s offense

Jaire Alexander before a game

Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) walks off the field during training camp on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Ray Nitschke Field in Ashwaubenon, Wis. Samantha Madar/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wis.

The Green Bay Packers have struggled to generate consistent offense this season, and it sounds like star cornerback Jaire Alexander is feeling some pressure as a result.

Following the Packers’ 17-13 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night, Alexander spoke about how crucial it is for Green Bay’s defense to keep the team in games. Some felt the comments came off as a bit harsh toward the offense.

“I think at this point it’s pretty obvious that the defense has to not give up any touchdowns,” Alexander said. “I think that’s the part of being self-critical of our defense because the offense is pretty young and they’re still figuring out their mojo, so the defense, we gotta do more to score and stop them from scoring.”

The Packers have averaged just 281.6 yards per game, though they do rank in the top top half of the NFL with 22.6 points per game. Alexander probably did not mean for his remarks to be a shot at Jordan Love and company. Rather, he understands the reality that Aaron Rodgers is no longer under center.

There were bound to be growing pains in Green Bay without Rodgers, so the Packers’ defense needs to step up to help bridge the gap. That is all Alexander was trying to say.

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