Go Pack Go! The Pre-Arizona Atrium

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Nobody but Packernation knows that this team can beat the Cardinals. NOBODY! Yes, the team has had its share of offensive struggles and without Davante Adams, young players will have to step up. But the Pack can get it done…check out the video and let us know what your keys to the game are.

 

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  1.   January 7, 2016, 8:39 pm

    I couldn’t disagree more. I’ve read Sitton’s remarks about running the ball, and now this. There’s several problems with forcing the run game:
    1) Our O-line is terrible at run blocking, including Sitton.
    2) Our RBs have failed to perform and fumbled at the worst times in games.
    3) Running early and often in games doesn’t allow Rodgers to get into a rhythm passing the ball, and we get many 3 and outs for this reason.
    4) Teams have consistently stacked the box with 8 or 9 against us this year, daring us to pass.

    Washington doesn’t really have the talent at DB to load the box and stuff our passing game, but if they try, they’ll stuff any attempts by us to run the ball. And if that’s the case, running often will play right into their strength and our weakness.

    We’re a pass first and pass often team who uses the run effectively to keep the D somewhat honest up front. When Lacy gets around 100 yards, his big runs come early in games earning him more carries later on. Regardless of the amount of carries, his late game rushes rarely go for substantial gains. When we force the run game, we play down to our opponents.

    When we pass on most downs, we’re tough to stop – as evidenced by the huge 4th quarters passing in several games this year when Ds were playing the pass almost exclusively. If we run 30 times and lose this game, I’ll be seriously disappointed.

    •   January 7, 2016, 10:43 pm

      Sitton is right…if we run the ball 30 times, we win the game. It is not about “forcing the run” it is about running the ball effectively and having a chance for our pass game to be effective because of it. Our receivers have proved ineffective otherwise. We win when we run effectively because it lends hesitation to the defensive backfield of the opponent. The only way our receivers will be open I’m afraid. Proof coming on Sunday.

      •   January 8, 2016, 6:04 pm

        Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. (Albert Einstein).

        I respect your opinion, I just don’t follow your logic. We seem to have a disconnect on the term “effectively”. I’m all for running the ball when we’re consistently moving the chains, but that hasn’t happened in any game this year. There’s no magic number where we start running more effectively, Lacy consistently has his best runs early in games.

        Football is a game of adjustments – you take what the D gives you. Look at what we did to Lynch, AP, Charles, and Forte (in the 2nd game). We stacked the box and shut them down. They abandoned the run because it wasn’t effective. We don’t do any better in that situation.

        2 and 3 years ago we ran effectively because Ds were playing 2 high safeties and taking away the pass. Now Ds have adjusted, putting 8 and 9 in the box and run/pass blitzing on most plays. So our offense has to adjust again. Early success throwing down field will pull defenders out of the box, and THAT’S when we pound the rock with more success.

        Have you seen this? Rodgers says the exact opposite to you and Sitton, and I agree with Rodgers:

        “After last week’s loss against Minnesota, when the Packers in comeback mode put up 247 yards in the game’s final 19 minutes, Rodgers suggested they should open up their offense. He elaborated Thursday that he might approach the entire game more like he has in some of the fourth quarters this season when the Packers’ offense has come alive playing from behind.

        “Maybe I have to adjust my mindset and kind of let it fly a little more because we’ve had some success doing that,” he said, “throwing the ball down the field, adjusting some routes, making some scramble adjustments and playing a little looser because the urgency is up in those moments. Hopefully, we can start the game in that mindset collectively and put together a better performance.””

        http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/dougherty/2016/01/08/rodgers-mccarthy-conflict-good/78410162/

  2.   January 7, 2016, 8:38 pm

    Run first my ass, they have tried it all year and it ain’t workin, short quick passes,little dumps, screen passes wil open the run, it’s the conservative play calling that’s killing this team……..remember the second half last year at Seattle, conservative Mc Carthy for gosh sake open it up!!

    •   January 7, 2016, 9:05 pm

      If they don’t run successfully….they will lose. Period. Running is not necessarily conservative and passing is not necessarily “opening it up”.

  3.   January 7, 2016, 6:32 pm

    I believe the packers are done for the year Play calling is terrible, Offense is terrible Rodgers has no confidence in himself thanks to our D that plays half way good. With a bit of help and a small miracle they just might pull it out.

    •   January 7, 2016, 9:04 pm

      Thanks for reading John. I think this matrix of bad elements on offense is right on the money. We may sneak through this one but yeah, I think the possibility of an early bow-out is there.

    •   January 7, 2016, 6:38 pm

      I disagree. Notice the players always seem to rally themselves to put together a strong 4th quarter. I think the fact that it is playoffs now, it should rally them together to start executing for a full 60 minutes.

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