Archive for October, 2012

Packers look absolutely awful today

October 28, 2012

Jax has made the kinds of mistakes that should lead to them getting totally buried. The Packers’ offensive line is having the worst game they’ve had in years. Absolutely awful. Alex Green is not good – no question. But the line is giving him nowhere to go. And they are doing a terrible job of protecting Rodgers.

Regardless of what the Jax does here at the end of the half – the Pack better come out and go crazy in the second half.

That was another bad call – tuck rule

October 28, 2012

Even though I’m not keen on the tuck rule to begin with, Dierdorf was right.

 

Packers rumored to be interested in Steven Jackson

October 28, 2012

And that makes sense. Jackson would be a great guy to bring in, especially for this year. He would love running hard for the Pack and the fans would love to have a guy like him as he is a hard-working dude. The Rams will probably want more for him than would be fair though.

Also – Alex Green looks horrible.

 

Terrible call there against House there

October 28, 2012

What the heck kind of call was that there? House was going for the ball. That’s one of the worst calls I’ve every seen – seriously. He was going for the ball!

Davon House making serious impression

October 28, 2012

This guy can play. Great block there and great TD despite the comedy of errors until we finally fell on it. Nicely done.

Also I’m starting to think Moses needs to get in there more on regular defense. He’s a monster.

 

Game over

October 28, 2012

That fumble by Jennings is the kind of play that kills it for a team like Jax. The route is on.

Our secondary looks really bad

October 28, 2012

It’s not that Gabbert is completing a few passes, it’s more that the WRs are wide open.

Not looking great so far

October 28, 2012

As much as the Pack should blow out Jax today – by 3 TDs – they are an NFL team with players who are better than college players. So we can’t sleep here, especially on D. We need to get after these guys and force some mistakes.

Have to say – trade for Darren McFadden idea is intriguing

October 26, 2012

Read here from Nate Davis at USAtoday.com. He thinks TT should trade for Darren McFadden. There are several reasons why this is intriguing:

  1. McFadden is super talented. He can run, he can catch passes and he can even throw!
  2. He also has breakaway speed and as Davis points out, he could be the first Packer back in years with to-the-house potential.
  3. Defenses would have an absolutely terrible time having to account for a guy like McFadden coming out of the backfield, in addition to our WR group. With Cobb, Jennings, Jordy, Jones and Finley – our offense would be absolutely unstoppable…even if we didn’t execute correctly.
  4. With his receiving talent in particular, losing Jennings and Finley in the offseason would be less painful.
  5. While the Raiders would likely ask a lot in return, Davis may be right that Reggie McKenzie might think that a valuable draft pick or two may be super helpful as they start rebuilding.
  6. McFadden, surprisingly, is only 25 years old.

Drawbacks:

  1. McFadden is fragile and TT is not keen on fragile guys.
  2. I am not so sure the Raiders would be willing to part with him without making ridiculous demands. He is the present face of their franchise.
  3. This is not likely something on TT’s radar. While he does make rare forays into free agency/trades, I don’t think TT values the position of RB very much, so I don’t think he’d be inclined to trade for one.

My conclusion: the Packers should offer Jermichael Finley and a 3rd round pick for McFadden. If they don’t bite, offer Jermichael and a 2nd round pick.

Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Braun are class acts

October 25, 2012

We all know that both of these guys are either near the top or at the top of their respective sports – I think Rodgers is at the top, Braun is definitely top 5. And there have been a number of positive stories over the years that illustrate just how committed these guys are to the communities in which they play. But their most recent show of generosity takes the cake for me: apparently Braun and Rodgers are going to have a fundraiser at their 8-twelve restaurant in Brookfield, for the victims/families of the recent shooting at Brookfield’s Azana Spa. Both Braun and Rodgers pretty consistently demonstrate a level of social awareness that is…special. We are very lucky to have guys like this as leaders of our teams. (It’s not surprising that 3 Packers were listed recently in the top 10 most liked in the NFL – not only do we have top level talent on our teams, but quality human beings as well.)

Thanks you two – you’re both class acts.


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