5 drastic moves Packers must make after loss to Lions

Desperate times for the Green Bay Packers could call for desperate measures.
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2. Time to find a way to send AJ Dillon packing

This one is tough, because running backs can turn a corner at any point in time, but it is probably time for the Green Bay Packers to find a way to send AJ Dillon packing. There were some rumors throughout the offseason that Dillon could be moved, but obviously nothing materialized. Through four games this season, Dillon's ineffectiveness has reached an all-time high (or low, depending on how you look at that).

Through four games in 2023, Dillon is averaging just 2.7 yards per carry. He has just three receptions. He has no touchdowns and is averaging just 3.0 yards per touch overall. With Dillon in a contract year, the Packers would probably be better off finding other alternatives at the running back position and sending Dillon packing to the highest bidder.

3. It's time to bench Royce Newman

Enough is enough. Or maybe we should say, when will enough be enough?

As much as everyone would love to see Royce Newman succeed, we're just not seeing it out there. Lombardi Ave's fearless leader Freddie Boston put it this way in his postgame piece after the Detroit loss:

"Newman and Josh Myers gave up a sack in the first quarter on a double team. Later in the game, Jordan Love wasn't on the same page as Romeo Doubs, leading to his second interception. Where was Newman on the play? Blocking air. It was like a Madden glitch. It looked like he was blocking someone; there were just no Lions defenders near him."

Freddie Boston

For the sake of Jordan Love's health -- and everyone else's -- it's time to put the Royce Newman experiment to bed and give Sean Rhyan a shot.