I’m not sure that hit on Rodgers was the classic foolish penalty I was thinking of when talking about Cincy’s tendency to commit stupid/untimely penalties etc. Was not a helmet to helmet hit (though I guess opting to hit Rodgers high there was probably not too smart).
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Like Jim Schwartz, whose teams are cursed by things like stupid penalties, I sort of forgot when the Pack was down 14-0 and I said chances are slim we win this game – that we’re playing Cincy. It’s no coincidence that teams led by poor coaches like Lewis find ways to lose games they should win – sometimes in shocking fashion.
I’m loving the fight in the Packers today. Just loving it.
Nicely done – welcome to the NFL Jonathan!
Take it Jonathan and run. BUT DON’T GET INJURED!
Just read on cbssports.com that Starks left the game with a knee injury and his return is questionable. Not good.
I am really pleased the Pack has come back to take the lead here. Impressive. The defense confronted a brutal situation to start the game by stepping up and wreaking havoc, causing turnovers etc. I love it. And I like to see the fire and sense of urgency after questionably plays. Good teams shouldn’t be happy when they aren’t dominating.
And while I am very much concerned by our how offense is playing – we look really bad/out of sync (with the exception of Starks and O-Line run blocking – I think what we’re seeing is the smarts of Cincy D Coordinator Mike Zimmer. It is crazy that this guy hasn’t been lured away from Cincy to be a head coach somewhere. They are jamming passing lanes and taking advantage of their D-Line’s huge advantage over our O-Line on pass plays. Not sure what is going on but Rodgers has been sacked 3x and he’s been pressured a bunch.
I think Rodgers also is missing Finley. I think he’s a big part of the offense this year and when he went out it was as if Rodgers lost a safety net.
That was a Mike Sherman 3rd down give up play there to Jordy. Dumb play call. At least take a shot to the endzone – or somewhere close to it.
His bullish running I think is opening up the passing game for Rodgers here a bit. I’m starting to wonder if our O-Line, despite another shaky start, and despite the changes on the line this year, may be a pretty good run blocking group.
I like seeing that. Rodgers is frustrated probably to some extent with the play calling but he’s also probably frustrated with his own play – which has been poor. But I like to see that fire between. They ought to be frustrated because our offense has looked really shaky so far
And now look – the offense seems to have picked it up here. I’m sensing a TD on this drive.
After being criticized pretty heavily the last couple games, they’ve come out to play today.