When it Knocks…Answer

Posted by  Brady Augustine   in  ,      3 years ago     118 Views     7 Comments  

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Mike McCarthy had little to say after yesterday’s loss to the Lions. More to come later this afternoonmike conference 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.

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“Missed Opportunities”

Mike McCarthy chalked this game up to missed opportunities, crediting the defense with giving the offense extra opportunities. The Lions defense is the best in the league right now, but when an offense gives away 9 points there’s no excuse. Add to that, the safety came after the defense gave Aaron and Co. the ball back…another opportunity wasted.

The Packers offense had three extra opportunities in this game courtesy of the defense and could not put up more than 7 points. Missed opportunities.

Coulda woulda shoulda the Niners game ended like this?

Coulda woulda shoulda the Niners game ended like this?

But the good news is…the Packers have another opportunity coming up against the Bears. There is plenty of time left but that doesn’t mean Green Bay doesn’t have to step it up and make some changes. Don’t miss any more opportunities offense! And defense…keep it up! This season is not even a quarter of the way done yet, there is so much football left to play. If you have given up on the year…just look back to how you felt last season when Aaron Rodgers went out with an injury. We all felt like it was over…but it wasn’t.

The Packers play the Bears at Soldier Field next Sunday. I have been watching film all day and I am going to make a bold prediction for the Packers v. Bears game…Packers by double digits. This Lions game was much closer than it seemed and the Packers are going to get back on track on offense next week. Julius Peppers will be chomping at the bit to get after his old compadre, Jay Cutler. Hopefully, Clay Matthews will be back though we don’t know anything solid yet. If Matthews plays…watch out Bears!


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

1 Comment

  1.   October 19, 2015, 9:30 pm

    I’m glad that you didn’t minimize what Rivers accomplished on Sunday. He’s one of the best QBs of all time when he’s hot, his only weakness is consistency from game to game and, sometimes from 1 half to another. The Chargers successfully protected their devastated O-line with quick timing routes and limited run plays.

    Manning will be trying to do the same thing with a weaker arm (remains to be seen if he can), but I don’t think Newton’s offense can adjust in the same way. Carolina will likely stick to their read option with a hard to bring down QB, which creates a unique challenge for our D.

    The banged up Packers won a game that they’ve typically lost in the past, with lopsided time of possessions and the offense playing down to their opponents. That builds confidence in me, and hopefully in the team and coaches as well.

    Hard to count on having a healthy team by the end of the season. We’ve been banged up more than most teams by week 17, and this season appears to be on that same track. But the next man up philosophy, McCarthy’s involvement in all phases of the game, and the young talent on this team are all playing important roles in these wins. Regardless of who’s on the field, I’m feeling very good about our playoffs success this year. Go Pack go! 🙂

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