Officials favoring Pack so far

November 12, 2017 by

That iffy pass interference call for Jordy really hurt the Bears.

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Very nice blocking by O-Line!

November 12, 2017 by

Hey – the team came to play today. This is heartening.

Daniels having a nice start

November 12, 2017 by

Montgomery should be constant mismatch

November 12, 2017 by

We have to have a mismatch every time Montgomery lines up as a WR. Montgomery against a LB or #3 or #4 CB has to be a win every time. We need to exploit this all day.

Nice play call

November 12, 2017 by

Slants should be money on 3rd and short.

Nice start McCarthy

November 12, 2017 by

Guys appear to be ready today.

House is not in the top 2 CBs on our team

November 12, 2017 by

Not sure how he’s getting the playing time he’s been getting. He’s just not that good.

Nice start there with Daniels tackle

November 12, 2017 by

He’s fired up at least.

Thoughts on the Packers

November 12, 2017 by

I have intentionally stepped away from writing over the last few weeks as I wanted to just sit back and watch how the team went about things without Rodgers. And I wanted to withhold judgment. It’s time to judge.

I went to the game last week. Not a good game. At all. Main takeaway was that the Packers coaching staff was MASSIVELY outcoached by Jim Caldwell and his staff. Not even close. As I have indicated a few times since Rodgers injury, his injury is the ultimate test for Mike McCarthy. As a preface to what I’m about to say – Mike McCarthy AND Dom Capers’ coaching during the 2010 season was exceptional and they 100% deserve credit for that. But since then, we’ve regressed as a team to the point where I don’t see another Super Bowl with McCarthy at the helm.

There are many of us out there that have felt for years that McCarthy’s reputation as a successful coach was not really deserved – mostly came about because he’s had 2 Hall of Fame QBs to work with. Give us a different coach with those two guys and we’d likely have more than 1 Super Bowl (and more overall success in the playoffs). But how can you make an assertion like that without testing it? It seems sort of unfair. Well, I think right now is actually a great situation to test this hypothesis.

When Tom Brady has gone down a few different times throughout his career, we’ve seen no-name guys step in, perform well and eventually get scooped up by other teams (Matt Cassel, Jimmy Garapolo). And more importantly, the Patriots as a team did OK when Brady was out in good part because the backups were prepared and the coaching was solid. So far – 2.5 games since Rodgers injury – the Packers haven’t just looked average, they have looked terrible. This is on the coaches (and to some extent, I do think this is also exposing some drafting issues Ted Thompson has had.) Mike McCarthy is being tested here and is simply not responding. Dom Capers should have been fired 4-5 years ago.

I could go on and on here about this, but to me there isn’t much point as I’ve reached a conclusion for myself. If this becomes a throw-away season where we lose most of the rest of our games, it will confirm for me my own hypothesis that Mike McCarthy really is an average coach who has been fortunate enough to have been blessed with the high-level play of two Hall of Fame QBs for his whole career. And being thusly exposed, he should be fired at the end of the year. If he pulls this out and somehow gets the team to perform and maybe even make the playoffs I will be forced to reconsider and maybe give him the credit many feel I haven’t really given him.

Bears 34, Packers 16.

 

Josh jones making presence felt

November 6, 2017 by

we haven’t had someone intent on drilling WRs for a long time. Jones just drilled a massive TE. Thought they’re struggling some so far I prefer the 3 safety lineup to jake Ryan being in there.