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In lieu of massive offensive line problems and an inconsistent running game, a critical question hasn't come up nearly enough in discussing the Green Bay Packer offense. What happened to head coach Mike McCarthy's West Coast attack? Under quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the offense has placed an increasing emphasis on down field routes and cashing in on big plays while easing off of the more fundamental West Coast offense McCarthy employed with Brett Favre. Remember the quick-hitting slants and hot reads that allowed Packer receivers to rack up copious amounts of yards after the catch with Favre at the helm? I do, and it was beautiful. It worked to perfection in 2007 and the Packers still have the personnel to excel with a similar attack, but they continue to look down field and expose thei ...

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