The dynamic duo of the Packers Aaron Jones (top left) and AJ Dillon (above right) provides exactly what the staff staff envisioned when Dillon was selected in last year’s second round draft and what the coaching staff came up with after the locker room favorite Jamaal williams moved to the Detroit Lions in free agency. And while Rodgers could lead the offense, the Jones-Dillon pair have been the driving force, especially in the last few games.
“These guys are playing at a high level. You’re lucky to have a guy that you feel really, really good with, not to mention those two guys, ”said LaFleur, who also enjoys the seventh-round rookie pick. Kylin Hill, the n ° 3 back. “We’re lucky to have this kind of guy. We’re best suited when we can have, at the bare minimum, two different full-backs receiving a significant number of hits, whether through passing or running.
During the team’s five-game winning streak, Jones and Dillon combined 123 carries for 582 yards and two touchdowns, plus 27 receptions for 234 yards and five touchdowns. They’ve been particularly good together in recent wins over Pittsburgh (34 touches, 196 yards combined, one touchdown), Cincinnati (30 touches, 188 yards) and Chicago (28 touches, 169 yards, one touchdown), and the Packers know they are. ‘they need it to continue against Washington and beyond.
“Anytime you can move two backs forward it’s really good. If we can do it in every game I think we’ll be in a good position, ”said the offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett noted. “The more you can split it between those two, the better off we’ll be as the season progresses.”
Adams added, “It happens where these guys (in defense) basically have to choose their poison. It makes my job a lot easier, the better our running game is because, we talk about it a lot, the passing game and the running game are related as far as part of the action (playing) is concerned. So the better they’ll run this thing, it’ll just be a nice window for me to run behind and make some games with it. “
Jason Wilde covers the Packers for ESPN Wisconsin. Listen to it with former Packers and Badgers offensive lineman Mark Tauscher weekdays from 9 am to noon on “Wilde & Tausch” on 100.5 FM ESPN Madison.