Archive for December, 2011

I agree with Johnston

December 18, 2011

Those were not offensive interference penalties against Nelson. The first one maybe, but I didn’t see much on the second one.

This is not looking good so far offensively.


I thought Chiefs would bug the Pack…

December 18, 2011

…well, sort of. Before the season, this was one of the games I assumed the Pack would lose. Then KC had a bunch of injuries and their season fell apart and I thought no way. Then they picked up Orton and to a slightly lesser extent, I thought no way.

Holding them to FGs though is big. Here comes an angry Aaron Rodgers.

Defense looks awful

December 18, 2011

Is it a coincidence we look this bad with Hawk back in there? I realize there are 10 other guys who are sucking out there right now, but passing has been incredibly easy – especially right over the middle.

Not good there from Crosby

December 18, 2011

Tough to make anything over 50 really, but he should have been able to make one of those. He has plenty of distance.

KC is a different team with Orton

December 18, 2011

This could be a problem. It’s looking way too easy so far. But the bottom line is that Orton is way more accurate and savvy back there than any other KC QB.

This is a problem. Amazing that this offense though could be so incredibly anemic the last few weeks only to explode here on their opening drive.

DJ Smith looking good already

December 18, 2011

He’s a good player with a good future.

Packers/Chiefs Preview

December 18, 2011
  • The Chiefs should struggle defensively today. Despite looking like a decent defense recently, they haven’t played great offenses. (And last week they were abused by the NYJ’s weak offense.
  • We need to score fast in this one because Arrowhead can become a nasty place to play if its a game.
  • Kyle Orton could post some numbers against the Packers D. I expect the Chiefs’ WRs to have a big day today – as they will be pumped that Orton will be throwing the ball within 5 feet of them – vs Palko who was miserable.
  • I have a solution to the “do we try to be perfect or not” question – start Rodgers for the first half, then Flynn in the second no matter what. That way we can protect Rodgers a bit while giving Flynn a piece of this run to perfection.
  • Really not much more to say once again.
  • Packers 38 Chiefs 17

Lofty praise for Rodgers

December 16, 2011

Read here from PFT. On the Dan Patrick show, Joe Montana himself admitted he never had a season quite like Rodgers’ season this year.

Interesting theory on Suh losing it against Packers

December 16, 2011

Read here from former Packers O-Lineman Matt Brock.



Packers under the radar

December 16, 2011

I must say, I have been enjoying the non-stop Tim Tebow coverage and the other NFL stories that collectively seem to be keeping the Packers under the radar. This is all a continuation really of the incredibly quiet off-season for the Super Bowl champs. And I like it. While the Packers have a high profile nature on game days (many of their plays are spectacular/highlight reel type plays because they are an incredibly good football team), they don’t have a high profile at all when they are not playing. And this is how it should be. They are behaving like champs – like they’ve been there before – because they have been there before.

To some extent, I think the way the players/staff manage themselves is a reflection of their leadership – TT and MM. Neither guy invites attention to himself. Both guys get down to business and focus. They just don’t let potential distractions (like Erik Walden’s situation) and things like injuries get in the way. Things are dealt with swiftly and quietly. It really is amazing to me that both of our middle LBs went down and were out a few games – and there is (and was) zero “buzz” about this. It just doesn’t matter I think because everyone knew we had a contingency plan and that 2 other capable guys would step in and be OK. For a higher profile team, like say Dallas or the NYJ or someone, there would have been a lot more made of a MLB being out with an injury.

We’re going about this the right way and as fans we should be proud.