Morning After Rant and Rave

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The morning after each game is a good time to blow off some steam after a big loss or huzzah a big largeforwebwin. What do the Packers need to work on? What did they do well? Each game has its share of little victories and little gripes…let’s call it R&R…”Rant” and “Rave”. So here is my take on the game…

Rant

The Packers played almost two full quarters looking just like they did against the Seahawks. There was no run game so the Packers were forced to pass. Aaron Rodgers was out of rhythm and there was another miscue between the center and quarterback. The defense was not getting pressure on Geno Smith, the middle of the field was soft, and Sam Shields gave up a big touchdown.

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How many in Packernation were happy with the bulk of the first two quarters of this game? If you were, please let me know why in the comments below. Aaron Rodgers was lucky to walk away from this game alive, much less uninjured. Thank you, football gods, wherever you are.

But this game was a tale of two halves…

Rave

Aaron Rodgers TD PercentageThe Packers showed resilience in this game and they WON the game…nuff said. After letting the Jets score 21 points, the Packers responded by putting up 13 points with barely more than five minutes left in the half. Then the defense came onto the field for the beginning of the third because the Jets had won the toss and deferred and capitalized on a Jets mistake (stepping out of bounds) and began to take over. Mike Daniels ripped off his Clark Kent gear and became Superman and the Packers’ Tramon Williams got his first pick of the year. And…well…Jordy Nelson had 209 yards and Randall Cobb had two TD’s, pretty impressive.

There was finally pressure…consistent pressure…and did anyone else think Julius Peppers looked like a giant sized cornerback when he went up after that interception in the 4th quarter?

Conclusion

Well those are my Monday morning rants and raves. What do you want to talk about? Who do you think were the heroes and zeros of the game against the Jets? Let me know in the comments section below.

Finally, here is the real question about the Packers’ game versus the Jets…The turnaround we saw from 5:42 to go in the second half could be one of two things:

  1. The beginning of an offense and defense that is beginning to gel and reach their potential or:
  2. The result of a few players making plays in a little over two quarters with no consistency on the horizon.

If what we saw yesterday afternoon was the former, look for good things out of this Packers team and expect them to take care of the Lions, Bears, and Vikings in the coming weeks. In the meantime, always remember that we learn more from our failures than your successes. There is plenty for this team to grow on in what Mike Davidsen has termed a “sloppy victory”. And it was a sloppy victory but like Mike also says, “a win is a win”. Packers get the “W” and plenty of tape on what needs improvement.

GO PACK!!!

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Brady Augustine is co-owner and content creator for www.greenbaypackernation.com. He currently resides in Tennessee and also conspires with brother, JR on www.cheesnewswire.com

3 Comments

  1.   December 14, 2014, 10:25 am

    I think that besides the Patriot game the Pack got a little used to letting up in the 2nd half of games, & you can’t do that against a good offense. Hopefully it’s a lesson learned.They have been outscored in the second half in several games (New England, Atlanta, minnesota, Chicago, Carolina, Miami, Detroit, & Seattle) That can’t happen in the playoffs.

  2.   December 13, 2014, 1:52 am

    It wouldn’t be a tale of 2 halves if both halves had been bad. 😉

  3.   December 12, 2014, 4:16 pm

    The packers defense needs to play hard for all four quarters from here on out they have 2 of the last three games against very good teams. Even though Rodgers is playing the best ball of his career they still need to stop these good teams from keeping pace with their offense. The Packers have never won a game in Buffalo and that alone will be on the teams mind. Little things like that may not sound like much but it does add stress, So I hope they can put that out of their mind along with last weeks second half let down and go out and play Packer football to come away with a win.

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