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The NFL just recently divulged that Adrian Peterson has been indicted for child injury. This in the same week that Ray Rice was cut by the Ravens after evidence surfaced that he had punched his girlfriend in the face. This is the kind of stuff we are supposed to take out on the field guys!
There are those who support Adrian Peterson and the jury is still out..no one really knows what happened or what part Adrian played at this point. But am I the only one who worries when the safety and well-being of this country’s women and children are at risk? Shouldn’t the millions these guys (no matter what team they play for) make go toward their family’s safety and well-being? Continue reading
The Packers opened their regular season with a loss for a third straight season last week, with problems evident in all three phases of the game. This week’s home opener against a mediocre Jets team on Sunday seems to be the ideal recipe for correcting course, though New York does pose some threats to Mike McCarthy avoiding his first 0-2 start as Packers head coach.
New York committed heavily to the run game on offense against the Raiders in Week 1 – and for good reason. A backfield equipped with Chris Ivory and newly-added Chris Johnson chewed up the Raider defense for 212 yards on 34 carries. With the Packers missing both B.J. Raji and Brad Jones on Sunday, it would seem likely that the Jets stick with this run-first mentality.
Well the injury report is in and some questions remain. But the main question for this week is whether the Packers defense will improve. After giving up the second most yards on the ground last week against Seattle, the Packers defense will face a Jets ground game that put up the most yards on the ground last week.
Poll Results: Should he stay or should he go?
Wednesday, GPN put out a poll to see what Packernation thought about Dom Capers. Well the results are in and Packernation has a decided opinion on this one. Continue reading
The Packers home opener against the Jets looks like the perfect opportunity for Green Bay to get back on track after an embarrassing showing against the Seahawks. And with three successive games against NFC North opponents to follow, getting back on track is not just important, it is paramount.
But the Packers cannot afford to overlook the Jets in this game, while it could hardly be earlier in the season, with the Packers schedule it looks like a fast start is at stake in this game because with away games at the Bears and the Lions coming up to falter now may jeopardize the Packers situation toward the end of the season.
On the other hand, a good showing against the Jets could be just the confidence boost this team needs. But this will not be a walk in the park. Continue reading
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Well, with no more than ONE game in the books, many in Packernation are already calling for Dom Capers to be fired. The performance of the defense against the Seahawks was enough to convince fans who were already skeptical from last season, that it is time for Dom to go.
While some would say that anyone who wants Capers fired is just a “hater”, I disagree. People who want Dom Capers fired are not Dom Capers haters…they’re Packers lovers. Those who feel that Dom should stay are Packers lovers too though, so where is is the middle way?
Packers fans have unfortunately grown accustomed to seeing starters go down and get helped off the field. But there is another pattern that I have noticed in the recent past, it starts in the post game press conference and when it is bad, carries through the end of the season.
This week, however, saw the first reversal of that trend that I remember for a long time…and it’s a good thing Packers fans. Continue reading
It was not at all surprising to watch Seattle’s offensive and defensive fronts dominate the Packers in the 2014 season opener, just as they did in Week 3 of 2012. Nor was it surprising that a key starter for the Packers went down early in the game – that has almost become regularity. But what was odd about the Packers’ 16-36 loss in Seattle was the lack of resilience during the second half of the game, as well as the tendency to commit the same errors that they have for the past five seasons.
Let’s start with the positives. Clay Matthews was fresh out of the gate with great pursuit of ball carriers, though the veteran pass rusher failed to tally a single sack all night. Eddie Lacy showed some initial burst in the first quarter (before Bryan Bulaga exited the game) and Mike McCarthy did a nice job inserting James Starks into the mix as a change of pace and much-needed breather for Lacy. For the first quarter, the Packers ran in stride with the Seahawks, leaving doubt that this opener would be anything like the Super Bowl beat down just six months ago.
The morning after each game is a good time to blow off some steam after a big loss or huzzah a big win. 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… Continue reading