Read here. Thanks Nik for sending us this link. This is interesting. I agree with the assessment for the most part though there were a couple things that don’t seem accurate. First of all, while we won the Super Bowl and we’re the greatest team ever (that’s disclaimed now, out of the way), I would argue that we often did NOT keep defenses honest “enough” with our run game until the last few games with James Starks. Throughout the season, part of the problem on offense was that defenses weren’t fooled much by our token running game. And much of this was due to the fact that our coach had little confidence in his weak starting RB option. In fact, I would argue (agreeing with Benoit) that it was often Rodgers’ sense (and McCarthy’s sense) of what to do on the field before and during each play that pulled us through the season offensively. I also do not associate “quickness” with James Jones. I think he gets separation at times because of his strength at the line, at times because he can run the occasional crisp route and at other times because he was just going up against a #3 CB or a LB. (I do still agree though that Jones, as annoying and untimely as his drops were, was very much an asset to this team.)
Still hard to believe we actually won the Super Bowl.