2014 Game Review

What We Learned Against the Bears

  3 years ago     78 Views     2 Comments  

Just when the Packers needed him most, No. 12 came through – in a big way. Supplied with excellent protection for four straight quarters, Aaron Rodgers lit up the Chicago defense, throwing for 302 yards and four touchdowns. While Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb blew up stats lines, Rodgers managed to spread the ball to new faces, including Davante Adams and tight end Richard Rodgers. In contrast to the offense’s big day through the air, Eddie Lacy was indecisive and slow, failing to generate any sort of tempo on the ground for the fourth week in a row. Though the…

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Aaron Rodgers Revival

  3 years ago     202 Views     9 Comments  

The big news following the Packers loss against the Lions has been the poor production of the potent Packer offense. The Packers’ colossal struggles on offense have people asking whether Aaron and the offense will continue to stagger through the next several games, or whether the team will right the waterlogged ship and move back into the top ten offenses in the league. One of the things that surprised me about the lack of offensive production was the fact that Aaron just seemed off. There were times when poor reads and incorrect patterns by the wide receivers were at the…

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What We Learned Against the Lions

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Up until last season, the Packers under Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers treated meetings with the Lions as little more than bye weeks, never having lost to Detroit when Aaron Rodgers played a full game. McCarthy was unable to sustain that type of dominance on Sunday as the Packers found themselves on the wrong side of a 7-19 defensive battle at Ford Field. Arguably more shocking than the loss itself was a total let-down by Rodgers and the Packer offense. As McCarthy alluded to in his Monday press conference, scheme and opposing personnel were not root causes of the offensive…

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When it Knocks…Answer

  3 years ago     116 Views     7 Comments  

Mike McCarthy had little to say after yesterday's loss to the Lions. More to come later this afternoon but I think he summed the game against the Lions up nicely in two words. Two words that tell me that this Packers team is not on the verge of collapse, as some in Packernation seem to believe. In the minutes following the game as I stormed around the house angrily "cleaning up", I thought about those two words myself. It is disappointing when a loaded Packers team doesn't capitalize, when two words can sum up a game. (more…)

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Monday Morning Rant and Rave

  3 years ago     99 Views     8 Comments  

Well the Packers are 1-2 at the start of Bears hate week. The loss against the Lions was disappointing to say the least. So disappointing, in fact, that I had to rant last night after the game...couldn't wait until this morning. But the sun is shining this morning and Fall is in the air so it is time to Rave Packernation. Of course, the most important thing for Packers fans is that the team wins so I won't be going too crazy on this one but any solid criticism includes the good with the bad, so here are three things…

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