When They Don’t Give You A Chance…You Take It: The Packers Defense

Posted by  Brady Augustine   in       2 years ago     132 Views     2 Comments  

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timeIn the first meeting in September, the Packers gave up 110 yards rushing to Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks. This Packers defense is a little bit different and we are going to need them to play lights out to take one from the Seahawks in a few…short…minutes.

The Packers defense has been much better of late, and in my opinion may be the unsung heroes in this game. We know that the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers is limited, we know that Eddie Lacy will have a big part to play. But the Packers defense can truly prove a point this afternoon if they can get the job done against the Seahawks offense.

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Clay Matthews

We all know that Clay Matthews is gonna get some plays. But if he plays out of his mind this game, clay matthewshe can truly be the difference. Clay Matthews will be largely responsible for handling Marshawn Lynch and if he gets that job done alone…the Packers stand a good chance of winning this game. If the running game gets stymied…Clay can be a threat to the quarterback as well and he is one of those guys that can bottle up Russell Wilson. Clay Matthews will be jacked up for this game and knows how to turn it on when “It’s time”….well it’s time Clay, let’s go!

Julius Peppers

Julius Peppers has quietly had a great season and came on strong in the off-season causing a critical fumble in the Cowboys game. Julius can smell the Super Bowl and he has been close a couple of times and now is not to be denied. I feel a little bit about him like I did about Donald Driver. Not the same because Drive had been a lifetime Packer but somewhat the same because Julius deserves a championship.

The Packers defensive line has been underrated and is now coming on strong. Julius is one of those guys (along with Daniels) who can change the attitude of an entire defense. Add to that the fact that the whole talk of this game is about how good the Seahawks defense is and you can well imagine that Julius is ready to make a name for himself in this game.

The defensive backfield

The Packers defensive backfield has been one of the best in the business at getting takeaways but has had a dry-spell letely. If they can simply break that dry-spell, it will be a huge boon for the Packers in this game. Weather is a factor and neither team will be throwing the ball as much (perhaps…be careful!) but just one pick could be the hinge on which this game turns.

Well it is ALL about to begin! Let’s go Pack and get to yet another Super Bowl! This is the time to show that the Green Bay Packers are the best team in all of sports!

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

13 Comments

  1.   January 20, 2015, 7:53 pm

    This was a weird article. The Lombardi quote is the Seahawks to a tee. “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” That is why Seattle won. They didn’t quit when most would’ve thrown in the towel. And are you saying that GB has never done a trick play? Ridiculous. You also admit that GB didn’t seal the deal. That’s what winners and champions do. Seattle has been a team in the past that would let the foot off the gas frequently, but not now. They did what they had to do when they had to do it. That is why GB lost. Seattle did not play well most of the day but can you honestly say GB did either? I think not. In the end it’s who played an entire game, plus.

  2.   January 20, 2015, 9:26 am

    As I listened to the post game interviews of our players, I realized what makes our Packers such an amazing team. Everyone of them took responsibility for their part in the outcome of the game. Their integrity remained intact even as they mourned the lost opportunity. They will close this door and open a new one next season having learned from this experience.

  3.   January 19, 2015, 10:19 pm

    I grew up in Seattle, so a longtime Seahawks fan, and last night, while commenting on the game to my (Kansan) girlfriend, I offered sympathy to Packers fans and, was surprised when she said “Do you think they would do the same if the situation was reversed?” The fact is, YES, I do. Packers fans are, as a rule, great people.

    This was a bizarre, complicated, inexplicable and certainly not to be expected game. NEITHER team “deserved” to win, and by normal standards both deserved to lose as they played well under their established capabilities (particularly Seattle). FWIW, it was an epic game, with twists and turns that would have defied Dickens — e.g., when Lynch scored the first words out of my mouth to GF were, “Oh crap, he scored too soon!” It was that kind of game, and if the OT coin flip had gone the other way… Console yourself with the fact your team had a great year, the game wasn’t decided by the officials — not to nit-pick, but can you imagine if instead of Kearse making the winning catch they would instead have (correctly) called interference on the play? —and next year your guys will be even better. I’m sorry your team had to lose, but in the end only one could advance. Better that you lose to the champs than an inferior, so for now let’s agree on “Go Hawks” and look forward to the rematch next year.

  4.   January 19, 2015, 9:52 pm

    As a packers fan living in England i have followed the pack for over 50 years followed the nfl on afn radio in the early years couldn’t believe what i was seeing on Sunday heart broken will always be a packers fan we will be back

  5.   January 19, 2015, 7:52 pm

    “I am sure Seahawks players and fans are satisfied with that kind of a win, but not Packers fans.”

    Are you kidding me? You’re telling me your fans would not be celebrating just as much as we are had your team overcome A. Awful play and B. A great opponent?

    I’m supposed to feel bad about the fact that the punter threw a touchdown pass? An NFL roster has 53 players who under the rules are allowed to perform certain roles. All kinds of plays are filled with deception and their success depends on how much the other team gets fooled.

    I understand you feeling bad about the loss, and I generally have lots of love for the Packers and their fans. But my Seahawks deserve to be in the Super Bowl. My guys did what it took to stay close enough to pull off an unlikely comeback, they eventually made the most of their opportunities, and they played all 60 minutes, and then some.

    •   January 20, 2015, 5:39 am

      Amen brother. It seems that Mr. Augestine’s bias has hindered his ability to be logical.

  6.   January 19, 2015, 6:58 pm

    Hold your heads up guys! We all know you are the best team around. Things just didn’t go our way! See you next year!

  7.   January 19, 2015, 5:41 pm

    Great season Pack! Definitely not how anyone could imagine it ending, but we will rise again. Proud to wear my Packet jersey no matter what happened. Go Pack! Bring on the 2015 season. We’ll be back!

  8.   January 19, 2015, 1:59 pm

    if only I could post the picture of Green Bay Packer #76 Mike Daniels praying with the Seahawks after the game. I love my Packers. Thank you Mike for putting God first.

    •   January 20, 2015, 5:10 am

      I am with you. There is only one G above our beloved Packers G and that is the G of GOD

    •   January 19, 2015, 6:39 pm

      Putting God first one never loses.

    •   January 19, 2015, 2:20 pm

      Being a Packers fan for 50 years I have to say we would of taken the win anyway we got it. Great game, next year…Go Pack Go. Hawks kill the Pats!!!

    •   January 19, 2015, 2:17 pm

      Love it

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