Looks really nice so far. Variety of plays, players look dialed in and ready for this game. Now let’s see if they can sustain this and of course, let’s see if the defense gets in on the action.
If nothing else, it’s a new look that other teams aren’t familiar with.
Wow. Guys are just wide open again. McCarthy/Capers, true to their word, didn’t make any real changes this past week.
That was a great drive. I liked the short passes, Rodgers’ timely runs. I wasn’t keen on the handoffs to Starks as they didn’t do much but that was overall a quality drive. Rodgers looks very into this game and completely dialed in.
Look really good so far. O-Line has been very good initially here.
- This is it for this season. We either win this game and keep alive our shaky playoff hopes or we puke this game and we’re out of contention. A lot riding on this game.
- How we come out for this game will tell us a lot about whether McCarthy still has this team. If we’re fired up and especially if we don’t just fold after a few things don’t go our way – maybe he still sort of has this team. But if we get crushed, he doesn’t have the team. Period.
- This is a game for Jayrone Elliott. If Capers continues to mysteriously sit the guy you really have to wonder. Ryan, Martinez and Fackerell are all out. Give the guy a chance.
- Starks coming back hasn’t helped this offense much. While statistically the last few games may look OK for the offense, those stats are just not representative because we’ve been crushed in these games. I think we need to revisit the whole offense we used when we had no RBs – and Montgomery was dominating.
- I do hope we get back to the short passes – that’s one thing that has been missing since that awesome Montgomery game.
- I think Jim Schwartz of all D Coordinators will know exactly what’s coming tonight. I don’t think our offense will do much tonight unless Rodgers runs for a bunch of yards.
- This is probably Capers last chance. If he can pull something out of his depleted defense we could be in trouble.
- Eagles 34, Packers 24.
- This is not a good team. This is suddenly one of the worst defenses we’ve had in a long time. Just getting pummeled by teams that probably shouldn’t be scoring 40+ points against anyone. (Wash’s offense is decent but not 40 points good.)
- The offense had a few more nice plays today than what has become typical – it was nice to see. But even considering this, we only scored 24 points.
- The injuries do matter some but the fact that nobody is stepping up when they get their opportunity, is really frustrating and concerning. What happened to our depth? Wasn’t that what TT prided himself on? All the talk about the 2010 Super Bowl season and all the injuries we overcame – that’s what good teams do. When bad teams are hit by injuries, they crumble. This team is crumbling.
- There is a disturbing disconnect between our offense and our defense right now. This is something that can happen when the head coach is so singularly focused on the offense. He leaves the defense up to Capers, who is clearly struggling to manage lately. That’s a massive understatement – Capers is doing a really bad job. As a head coach, it is McCarthy’s job to hold the team together and to hold his coaches like Capers accountable for creating better game plans and coaching more effectively during the game. But as always, he just seems so focused on coaching the offense that he is not doing enough to coach the entire team…which again is his job as head coach.
- What’s concerning to me is that it feels like McCarthy is losing this team. These really ugly losses recently are clue #1. And clue #2, for me, was his defensive “I’m a great NFL coach” type comment the other day. That struck me as the kind of thing that someone says when deep down, he’s really wondering if the guys are all in behind him. The players are not playing with the swagger that they played with for those couple years around the Super Bowl. That’s just gone and it’s been gone now for several years. I think it’s gone because they’ve lost faith in McCarthy’s system and approach.
- I read a rumor earlier today that indicated that right now at Packers HQ, a number of coaches and possibly even TT are on the hot seat right now – but somehow, McCarthy is not. It just doesn’t make sense to me. He’s not getting the job done.
- Was a little irritated when Collinsworth and Tirico were talking about “spoiled” Packer fans because we’ve gone to the playoffs 7 years in a row. Yes, that is a decent accomplishment. But there is so much context surrounding that fact that is left out of simple statements like that. Like the fact that we’ve lucked our way into the playoffs a couple times (on the backs of other teams’ misfortunes). Like the fact that since the Super Bowl year – which was a great year no question – the team has repeatedly collapsed in big games. The playoffs ever since the Super Bowl have been horrible – especially the defense. But the other major piece of context is that we all know there is a closing window of time for Aaron Rodgers. Belichick with Rodgers would have won 5 Super Bowls. The ceiling for McCarthy is not going to get raised – he cannot get us anywhere beyond a first round playoff win. Just like I’ve been saying – Elway canned John Fox because Fox had couldn’t get them to the big game – Shottenheimer in San Diego for the same reason…and others.
Making a big difference.