Packers 14 Vikings 17: Game Balls & Lame Calls

The Green Bay Packers had a tough draw, going on the road for a second-straight week to Minnesota to take on the reigning NFC North division champion Vikings.  It was the first game at U.S. Bank Stadium and the crowd didn't disappoint.  Unfortunately, the Packers did and added one in the loss column.  The Vikings had a good game plan coming in and made life difficult on both sides of the ball for the Packers.  What resulted was a near repeat of the week 17 game last season and with the same result.  

Some of you may be asking why I chose the image that I did for this piece.  Why not?  Any Aaron Rodgers-to-Jordy Nelson score is always a nice sight and just in case any Vikings trolls come here looking to relish in any self pity, they'll see that first.  On with the game balls and lame calls this week.

Game Balls

Julius Peppers

The old man showed up this week.  One-and-a-half sacks on the day to lead the charge.  The Packers sacked Sam Bradford four times and were in his face numerous times.  This is the type of production the Packers need to see from Peppers this season with his snap count now on a more limited basis.  Keep him fresh and make the most of his gas tank.

Mike Daniels

Good to see Daniels show up at the party.  He had a sack and two tackles for loss.  Daniels anchored another solid day for a run defense that gave up just 30 total yards.  Adrian Peterson was never able to get going and #76 was front and center in leading that charge.

Jordy Nelson

Led the team with five catches and hauled in another touchdown, the first ever at U.S. Bank Stadium.  It will forever be a Packers player in the almanac.  Nelson's presence is helping the Packers offense.  He is still hesitant and doesn't have his burst back yet, but Rodgers did try to hit Nelson deep and that was a sight for sore eyes.  Good to have #87 back in the fold.

J.C. Tretter

Tretter gets an honorary game ball for sticking up for his quarterback.  After Rodgers ran in for a late score, he was hit by Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo.  It appeared as though the hit could have been avoided and was a bit late, although no penalty was called.  Rodgers gave Sendejo the stink eye after the play and Tretter immediately ran and got into the little guy's face.  Tretter was flagged on the play but I would have gladly taken a 50 yard penalty on that.  Sticking up for your quarterback like that will earn you a spot on this list most of the time.

Lame Calls

Damarious Randall

Awful, terrible, bad, gross.  Randall just needs to forget this game entirely and do whatever he can to get his mind right and set on the Detroit Lions.  The Vikings came out throwing at Randall and clearly saw something in the match up between he and Stefon Diggs that they liked.  And it worked.  Randall was on blast early on and then was flagged for a late pass interference penalty that seemed a bit ticky tack.  Still, Randall can't have days like this and expect the rest of the defense to make up for it.  Beyond his coverage lapses, Randall could also use some more time on the tackling machine.

Aaron Rodgers

The Franchise isn't immune to this side of the coin.  Three fumbles, an interception and some badly missed throws were on display in the second and third quarters as the Packers offense stalled time and time again.  Rodgers' footwork looked downright terrible in this game.  How he makes some of the throws he does is a wonder based on his happy feet.  Rodgers is clearly not comfortable with his protection at this point in the season as he was once again jumpy in the pocket.  He seemed to calm down later in the game, but it's been a while since we've seen a solid start-to-finish day from 12.  Maybe he's saving that for the home opener.  We can all hope.  He just doesn't look like he's having much fun out there.

Safety Blitz

I didn't give this one strictly to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix because I can't tell if it's the design of the blitz or HHCD's inability to execute it.  He gets zero penetration, looks like he's half trying and yet they send him time after time.  All it does is leave the back end of the field exposed.  Ha Ha's best skills are defending the pass and this should already be obvious to defensive coordinator Dom Capers by now.  This experiment needs to end.

 

Other notables:

  • So many want to argue not kicking the field goal early in the game on fourth down and then calling a James Starks run.  Yet so many also complain that head coach Mike McCarthy and the Packers don't take enough chances.  Pick a lane!  The Packers left more points out there than those three and failed to capitalize
  • As far as play calling goes, until we know how much of it is McCarthy's initial call vs. a check at the line, I'm reserving assignment of blame in that area
  • Davante Adams made some key catches.  He had only three but his drawing of a pass interference call in the end zone helped set up the first score.  He did have a fumble and it looked like he could have done more to prevent the interception to Trae Waynes.  To me, it was a wash so no lame call
  • David Bakhtiari did a pretty good job against Everson Griffin, giving up just one sack on the night.  It was the first sack Bakhtiari has given up in a long time.  He turned in another performance that solidifies the Packers giving him the contract extension
  • Jake Schum punted five times and averaged less than 40 yards.  That is not ideal, especially when punting from inside of your own territory.  Many were calling for the return of Tim Masthay.  The Packers just don't do that after letting a player go and I doubt we see that move, but the choosing of Schum as the solution is starting to look questionable
  • I thought both Blake Martinez and Jake Ryan (Ryan especially) had a nice bounce back game.  Ryan broke up a pass and Martinez was quicker to the ball.  This young duo seems to be trending in the right direction
  • Loved seeing Ty Montgomery block that punt.  If he's not going to be involved in the offense (I don't understand why), at least get him involved somehow.  Sure would be nice if it were in the return game too

 

 

 

 

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Jason is a freelance writer on staff since 2012 and also co-hosts Cheesehead TV Live, Pulse of the Pack and Pack A Day podcasts.  You can follow him on Twitter here

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al bundy's picture

September 19, 2016 at 09:20 am

1. Cant stop the formula for playing favorites. Adams is a top pick so Janis, et al others sit on the bench.
2. Lacy left Lacy right is alive and well in the same exact play book of the last three years.
3. D backs know our pass routes better than our receivers. No separation what so ever due to dbacks of other teams are as fast or faster then our receivers, including Jorday who has lost at least a step.
4. Our dbacks as I suspected play off because they lack cover and closing speed. They also lack size. We say vikings receivers and Jax receivers wide open with no one near them yet our receivers had guys all over them. The difference between them is the Vikings use 1 and 2 picks and trades to get the top guys, and Ted is draft and develop guys no one else wanted.

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mrtundra's picture

September 19, 2016 at 09:43 am

Did Abbrederis even get to play? I do not recall seeing him on the field.

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Packer_Pete's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:01 am

on ST, yes, On O, don't think so.

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Nerd's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:02 am

Saw him blocking at least once. But yeah.

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SpudRapids's picture

September 19, 2016 at 11:15 am

Are you Cow?

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WKUPackFan's picture

September 19, 2016 at 02:13 pm

Most likely.

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Point-Packer's picture

September 19, 2016 at 09:35 am

Lame call = Don Barclay. Comes in for one snap, promptly gives up a sack. And yet, he'll be on this team next year..

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Packer_Pete's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:04 am

that's still the biggest issue with letting one proven OG go. Now, if there'll be an injury for longer than 1 play as with TJ yesterday, one will see the Mountaineer. I have nothing against that young man, he certainly gives it his best, but his play is just plain awful.... Before, it'd have been Taylor as backup.

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mrtundra's picture

September 19, 2016 at 09:39 am

Where was the Safety help for Randall when Diggs was killing us? I saw Randall alone trying to cover Diggs with no over the top help. Diggs was the target all night. You'd think an adjustment would have been made to help Randall.

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JerseyAl's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:14 am

ding. ding. ding! We have a winner! Saw this all night. Watch the medium slant over the middle to Diggs again. Randall had inside out coverage, funnels Diggs inside and hands him off nicely to .. nobody. You could see Randall give an exasperated look back, like "Where the F*%$ are you guys?'

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DrealynWilliams's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:18 am

That's exactly what I feared once I found out about Shields concussion.

Would Dom still trust these CBs to hold up in one-on-one coverage with only 1 Safety to help? We still played a ton of Single High, which certainly helped the run defense, but after seeing Diggs beat up on Randall, why not give him some help? There was no adjustment. Not even a rotation of CBs.

The CB coach needs to drill in fundamentals with Randall.

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Nerd's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:01 am

This game was pissed away by Aaron Rodgers, plain and simple. He will neither adhere to fundamentals nor execute the offense.

Randall and Rollins are the least of my concerns. The D held a division rival to 17 on the road, despite bad field position.

Mike needs to grow a pair and provide coaching for his super star.

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BELIEVER's picture

September 19, 2016 at 11:16 am

Rodgers pissed it away, defense did not lose this game!

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Razer's picture

September 19, 2016 at 11:56 am

... and provide coaching for his super star.

I am not sure that Rodgers needs more coaching. Overall, I think that the offense has too many coaches or at least too many guys that aren't contributing anything of real value. It is almost like a government office with that offensive coaching staff.

Tom Clements, Edgar Bennett, Van Pelt and MM came up with this offensive gem? Get a real OC and get rid of the noise. MM seems to keep the hanger-ons, ala Shawn Slocum and we get these chronic under performances. Rodgers isn't playing well but he is only the spokesman for the group.

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Nerd's picture

September 19, 2016 at 02:34 pm

Clements is Aaron's yes-man.

Put Edgar Bennett in charge. We'd be back to that high percentage system that made us dominant in the mid 90s.

Either way, Aaron needs to start adhering to fundamentals. And oh yeah, executing the game plan would help too. As opposed to holding the ball for 8 seconds and trying to make a sandlot play deep down the field.

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NickPerry's picture

September 20, 2016 at 05:50 am

This by Razer is F'ing Dead On!! This team is 6-8 with Bennett as OC, a job he just wasn't ready for. Clements has proved to be a good QB coach and not mush else, and Rodgers has sucked under Van Pelt for 2 seasons. We have so many damn "Chiefs" and not good ones at that. If you have THAT many coaches you'd think someone is being held responsible for what they do on the field. I'm so sick of McCarthy had his BS pressers, they all sound a like and like bulls#@!

EVERYBODY needs to be put on notice by Murphy, including Thompson. We have 7 WR, seven and they use basically 3. Montgomery hasn't really been used anything like he was the first 6 games last year. Abby whom Rodgers SAYS he loves never see's the field, and Davis was wide open on a 3rd down play but Rodgers preferred to throw it deep and out of bounds. The one guy who did come through last year was James Jones and he's not here. What good is youth if you NEVER use it.

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Tundraboy's picture

September 20, 2016 at 07:40 am

Been saying this for a long time. Too many chiefs! What a bureaucratic mess. And as we all know there is no real leadership or accountabilty when that hapoens, just finger-pointing.

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Bearmeat's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:19 am

One note on Rodgers here:

With the exception of 1 or 2 plays, his protection against a stout front last night was FINE. And there were open WRs all game.

This loss isn't 100% on him. Only about 80%. The other 20% is split between MM and the secondary.

QB1 needs to get his butt handed to him and his head deflated quite a bit this week. Even after the game, he didn't say "it was my fault." Which it clearly was.

Shades of Sherman and Favre here guys. Either MM and AR get it right and adjust and trust the other players to make plays, or they don't. And if they don't, this team won't make the playoffs and it's time to blow it up. That would be a terrible shame, because the talent is there to win it all.

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sonomaca's picture

September 19, 2016 at 11:18 am

At this point in the season, Sam Bradford is a better QB than Aaron Rodgers. Minnesota looks like a SB contender.

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Bearmeat's picture

September 19, 2016 at 11:55 am

They have to protect him better. And they need AP to be healthy. And they need to relearn how to run block. And they need another passing threat not named Diggs.

All that happens, and yeah, they're a super bowl contender.

Call it sour grapes, but Minny is NOT good on offense. That game was there to be taken last night. To be taken completely over. AR screwed it up.

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sonomaca's picture

September 19, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Had the QB's been flipped last night, GB wins. That simple. Bradford did all that with no running game, no protection, and very limited knowledge of the system.

BTW: Thielen always burns the Packers.

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sonomaca's picture

September 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Is it possible that Aaron Rodgers is on the decline? Last year wasn't great, which was blamed on Nelson injury. However, is it possible that #12's best days are behind him? Perhaps the Pack should not be so quick to trade Hundley.

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Bearmeat's picture

September 19, 2016 at 01:39 pm

Physically, no. He's in peak form, and barring catastrophic injury, he will be until 37 at least.

His problem is stubbornness, pride, and the yips. He needs to fix it.

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mrtundra's picture

September 19, 2016 at 01:29 pm

Minnesota was lucky that TB got injured. If TB was their QB last night, Minnesota loses as he is not as good a passer as Bradford and wouldn't have been able to hit Diggs deep. So much for TB. Thielen had 4 catches but was not a difference maker like Diggs was. I don't ever remember Thielen being a difference maker against the Packers. Aren't we 14-6-1 vs Minnesota under McCarthy?

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TommyG's picture

September 19, 2016 at 08:03 pm

Except for the whole "don't have AP anymore" thing.

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Tundraboy's picture

September 20, 2016 at 07:41 am

Couldn't agree more. Well said.

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RCPackerFan's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:11 am

I personally didn't like going for the 4th down but more of it was to do with not running with Lacy. I didn't like running the ball with Starks because he up to that point did next to nothing. And on that drive lacy was a beast. I felt that before they ran the play.

I am ok with taking risks, but in that situation it felt a bit desperate to me. To me I would have kicked the field goal. Being down by 3 on the road in the 2nd half I thought tying the game was more important.

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dobber's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:19 am

This has been talked out all over, but I'm with you: I take the points. My wife got tired of me saying, "they're going to wish they kicked FG" after about 10 minutes. Still, we have no idea how that game turns after that even if they took the points. I liked the gutsiness of the call...it could have been a killer for a Vikings team that had, up til that drive, owned the Packers. We'll never know...when those plays work, and the end result is TDs, the coach looks like a genius.

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RCPackerFan's picture

September 19, 2016 at 01:49 pm

That is it, when the plays work we are all happy, when they don't we are all unhappy.
I didn't like it before they ran it. More of the play they ran though. I would have rather used Lacy then Starks.

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chugwater's picture

September 19, 2016 at 07:29 pm

Agreed. I told my son while driving home listening to the radio that they should kick the FG for the tie. Not a fan of the play call either.

But I'm not going to crucify MM for going for it. You win some, you lose some.

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StarkVegas's picture

September 19, 2016 at 11:27 am

Well said RCPackerFan. I'm with you on this one 100%. I thought it was to early to go for it but if we are then why wasn't Rip out there blocking for Lacy? Surely we could get 1 yard. I don't understand why we have Rip on the team if you are not going to use him in blocking situations to open up a hole when needed.

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RCPackerFan's picture

September 19, 2016 at 02:05 pm

What I don't get is why did Ripkowski only get 2 offensive snaps?

Lacy is at his best with a lead blocking FB. And the offense seems to always do well using the FB in the passing game.
I think they need to start including Ripkowski more and also start getting the other players on the field more also.

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fastmoving's picture

September 19, 2016 at 12:03 pm

to me starks looked way better than lacy. but non of that stuff matters, 12 got outplayed again. this becoming a real big trend by now...
no idea when he had over 300 yards the last time, but some still may be thinking that he is the best qb one the planet.........

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RCPackerFan's picture

September 19, 2016 at 02:11 pm

Starks was looking good late. But up till then he really did nothing.

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Gianich's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:15 am

Lacy start. Starks gets series. Cobb Series. Frantic desperate passing attempts. Rinse, wash, repeat. Never play to your players strengths or the weaknesses of the opponent just stick with "this is what we do and will continue to do." No matter the opponent its the same game plan every week and as Sitton said it's predictable and known around the league. Just bang your head against the wall and hope for the best I guess. No full back in on short yardage, pitch instead or go deep...SMH... This is all on McCarthy and Rodgers. 100%

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dobber's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:24 am

"Just bang your head against the all and hope for the best I guess."

I think it's clear that in its current state, this offense can no longer exert its will on opposing defenses as it did from 2011-2014. Now, to be fair, these first two weeks are likely not the best barometer (week 1 with little reps for starters, and week 2 against one of the fastest, most aggressive D's in the league) for what this team is, but we also have the majority of last season to look at, also.

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RCPackerFan's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:25 am

'Davante Adams made some key catches. He had only three but his drawing of a pass interference call in the end zone helped set up the first score. He did have a fumble and it looked like he could have done more to prevent the interception to Trae Waynes. To me, it was a wash so no lame call'

Adams had good catches and drew some good pass interference penalty's and possibly saved an interception with the offensive pass interference.

My question with him though, does he deserve to play 55+ snaps a game? I don't think he deserves to play that much, and think the offense would be better if they used more of a rotation with Abbrederis, Davis, Montgomery.

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staffordsneckfat's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:32 am

RCPF,

Especially when games go the way they did last night offensively, I think giving looks at other WRs is a good idea. There was not much separation last night with Jordy and Davante on the outside, why not try a receiver like Montgomery with a little different skill set?

Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result is insanity. I don't believe you'd find Belichick throwing the same 3 WRs after seeing no results. McCarthy has to be able to adjust when his gameplan isn't working.

-Neckfat-

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lou's picture

September 19, 2016 at 11:18 am

staffordsneckfat your post could be summed up with Yogi Berra saying "it is Dejavu all over again". I know it is early in the season and the regulars played little in the pre- season but we are seeing the exact same thing that our 3 offensive co-ordinators delivered all of 2015, do we need a 4th offensive co-ordinator ? Just joking on that of course but that is where we need to start to regroup no doubt.

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Pack Man 22's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:31 am

On another note, Casey Hayward had 2 ints last night and has a total of 4 passes defended. Nice to see an elite DB get drafted and developed and leave for barely 5 mil a year chump change. Something is off with Rodgers. He hasn't been the same last 2 years. Maybe it's his new gf and he isn't passionate about winning or MM message is getting stale.

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Funcrusher's picture

September 19, 2016 at 10:33 am

As long as Mike McCarthy is the coach, the Packers aren't winning another Super Bowl. Every time they face an above average defense, the offense goes completely stagnant. This has been going on for years. Every week it's the same game plan. No adjustments. Keep seven wideouts but only use three. Any time Lacy gets momentum, stop using him. Don't throw slants or screens or any short passes to get the offense moving. Just keep doing the same things that aren't working.

We barely beat the Jags last week and the Chargers went out yesterday and smoked them. Now we lose to a division rival because we could only score 14 points. Something needs to change.

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L's picture

September 19, 2016 at 04:08 pm

"So many want to argue not kicking the field goal early in the game on fourth down and then calling a James Starks run. Yet so many also complain that head coach Mike McCarthy and the Packers don't take enough chances. Pick a lane! The Packers left more points out there than those three and failed to capitalize." - Jason Perone

I can't say I've been in the group that says, "MM doesn't take enough chances" despite my displeasure with some of the offensive play calls, but I was definitely saying,"WTF, why are we going for it on 4th and 2 when this game is shaping up to be a defensive battle!". I certainly didn't think that was a time where we needed to gamble and take a chance; I mean, take the fucking points and continue playing good defense which is what we had been doing. IMO, that turnover on downs was a major momentum swing for the Vikings that shouldn't have occurred.

Also, instead of being in the group saying, "MM doesn't take enough chances" I've often found myself saying, "we need to be more creative with setting up and executing timing routes and screen plays that put the ball into the hands of our playmakers with room to make a play." I think what this team might need is for MM and TT to actually bring in a new up-and-coming offensive mind (from outside the organization) to be this team's offensive coordinator or assistant offensive coordinator instead of simply promoting guys on our staff who regurgitate the existing philosophy we've been operating under the last 8+ years with minimal changes. I understand that may be a difficult thing for MM to accept and do given he's been an offensive minded head coach, but he's been willing to make some changes with his role before and this team needs to find a way to inject something new into its' offensive philosophy that will cause opposing teams to re-evaluate how they scheme against us defensively.

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Point-Packer's picture

September 19, 2016 at 11:44 am

Let's do the pitch left/pitch right play again. That play is dynamite. Every once and awhile, Lacy/Starks even needle there way back to the line of scrimmage.

Cobb in the backfield is also stellar these days. Surely opposing teams still haven't game planned for it. Must be a huge surprise to see him back there and it continues to be a formation where Cobb is most dangerous..

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RCPackerFan's picture

September 19, 2016 at 12:12 pm

I would love to see Montgomery in the backfield when Cobb is on the field. That would definitely provide a new look.

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lou's picture

September 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm

I have sent an email to Bob McGinn asking for the results the last several years on the average yards gained on the infamous pitch plays. Is it me or does it look to everyone else like the back is even deeper in the formation on the pitch play ? If you ever wanted to use the "flea flicker" how could you lose based on how the pitch play is scouted by Packer opponents, nothing but jock straps on the ground and 6 points on the scoreboard.

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Packmaniac's picture

September 19, 2016 at 04:09 pm

Rip the pitch play call out of the playbook and burn it. Ok, this is absolutely, positively the last year I say that.

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egbertsouse's picture

September 19, 2016 at 12:03 pm

I had a boss like McCarthy once. If he saw a wall, he would want us to go through by bashing our heads against it. After a month the wall was still there and we had headaches. We would recommend that we climb over the wall or go around it. He would insist that we just needed to bang our heads harder......

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Gforcetrivers's picture

September 19, 2016 at 01:33 pm

I think QB2 and QB3 could have done at least as well. Maybe Arod has jumped the shark! So many throws, way out of reach and those aren't the ones he is intentionally throwing away. Thown in the ground over their head four feet in front of them. Rodgers is sucking. Passer rating is headed south fast. We need to get this fixed. There was point where Farve needed to be coached again later in his career.

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WKUPackFan's picture

September 19, 2016 at 02:27 pm

How's the great Colin Kaepernick playing for you these days? How's that SF dynasty you were praying for working out for you? No doubt your disappointment is overwhelming.

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SpudRapids's picture

September 19, 2016 at 03:22 pm

And I believe in the tooth fairy... I mean my tooth was gone and there was money so it must be true

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al bundy's picture

September 19, 2016 at 07:36 pm

Cow is so right.Youve seen the best of rogers and the gall of that prick thinking he doesnt need pre seasn. The way he looks comapred to all the other qb Ive seen via DTV NFL pacakage, he aint even average.
My take, when he was all world, putting up numbers that were dqm scary, kc played man against him and he throwed two picks in like five passes. Never been the same since. All teams play the kc defense. No more big zones to pick apart.
Now lets talk about Randall, Rollins and Gunther. If thats all you got your in deep do do. These guys lack speed andcover ability. Something none of the vikings lack.

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ray nichkee's picture

September 20, 2016 at 01:06 pm

You lack common sense and the ability to spell.

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Bearmeat's picture

September 19, 2016 at 01:39 pm

You are SUCH a turd. You are not wanted. GO. AWAY.

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Dr.Rodgers's picture

September 19, 2016 at 05:06 pm

Name calling. Not classy.

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stockholder's picture

September 19, 2016 at 01:53 pm

Adams is the worst WR in the division. It's not even debatable.

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al bundy's picture

September 19, 2016 at 07:39 pm

Hey he catches one in three thats 33%. Shit a bb player would love 333 avg.

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al bundy's picture

September 19, 2016 at 07:39 pm

Hey he catches one in three thats 33%. Shit a bb player would love 333 avg.

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al bundy's picture

September 19, 2016 at 07:39 pm

Hey he catches one in three thats 33%. Shit a bb player would love 333 avg.

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al bundy's picture

September 19, 2016 at 07:40 pm

Hey he catches one in three thats 33%. Shit a bb player would love 333 avg.

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al bundy's picture

September 19, 2016 at 07:40 pm

Hey he catches one in three thats 33%. Shit a bb player would love 333 avg.

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al bundy's picture

September 19, 2016 at 07:40 pm

Hey he catches one in three thats 33%. Shit a bb player would love 333 avg.

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Dr.Rodgers's picture

September 19, 2016 at 05:04 pm

Oh but Sunday night football starred Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers! At least the Vikings fans got their money's worth. Sam Bradford threw like Aaron Rodgers from 3 years ago, making many a cheesehead eat his/her words after trashing him all week.

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stockholder's picture

September 19, 2016 at 01:39 pm

I strongly disagree with your wash of Adams. The guy has no hands. He uses his basket now. I'm tired of the Adams Game plan. He still should have caught the ball, on the pass interference. He had 1 good catch. I wish he'd get hurt. I see others open and A-rods focused on Adams. I will say he did have some separation but none on the short passes. If A-rod continues to throw to Adams, I'm all for benching him. A-rod is purposely trying to hang on to the ball to throw it to him. The packers are more than capable of a 100 yard WR every game if not two. If I'm an opponent I let Adams catch the ball. Knowing it screws the rest of the offense up.

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WKUPackFan's picture

September 19, 2016 at 02:21 pm

After at least 5 anti-Adams posts we get the picture. He stole your lunch money, scr*wed your significant other, whatever: but we got it. Move on please.

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Dr.Rodgers's picture

September 19, 2016 at 05:09 pm

Adams played hard and was good at drawing penalties. Other than that he's not doing a lot.

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jasonperone's picture

September 19, 2016 at 06:51 pm

This isn't a post because you didn't agree...but I stopped reading at wishing he gets hurt. Either that's residual from the game or ....???? Your vitriol should be directed more at the offensive game planners or Rodgers for throwing it to him. He drew a big PI in the end zone and caught a few slants on 3rd. If you want to just pluck the negatives then we know what the MO is.

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Tundraboy's picture

September 19, 2016 at 01:55 pm

I now see the light. We win in spite of MM, because of Rodgers and when Rodgers sucks, we lose. Pure and simple.

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Since'61's picture

September 19, 2016 at 03:19 pm

Jason - I agree on the game balls and lame calls and would add a lame call for the 4th and 1 call. I would have taken the points but I was Ok for going for it except that I would have used Lacy or Rip to, carry the ball, or maybe, heaven forbid, an actual athlete like Ty Montgomery with speed and power.
I just feel like this offense doesn't know what it's doing or wants to do anymore. MM, AR problem or both?
Among Rodgers many issues he seems to have also forgotten about ball security which he was always good about. He had the ball badly exposed on his long run down the field when fumbled but the Packers managed to recover.
It's amazing to me that we finally have a pretty good defense after waiting several years for it and our QB who had carried the team without a good defense for years is now costing us games. You can't make this stuff up. Thanks, Since '61

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Since'61's picture

September 19, 2016 at 03:16 pm

Sorry. Double post, deleted.

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chugwater's picture

September 19, 2016 at 07:35 pm

Whole lotta season left Cow. They started 1-2 in 2014 before kicking it into high gear. And the defense is better than two years ago.

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al bundy's picture

September 19, 2016 at 07:47 pm

Really based on what? The pass defense is horrid. They aint stopping anyone soon. They actually look foolish now two games in a row. Wide open receivers with no one near them. Dom c defense.

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PETER MAIZ's picture

September 19, 2016 at 07:02 pm

There is no curing this cancer. For example, why does McCarthy have a wide receivers coach that is 5 years removed from Neutrogena cream and younger than some players? Oh, because he went to Pitt or practiced at Pitt or something like that.
As to Davante Adams, 3 catches of 7. When will Green Bay learn this guy is not fast enough or consistent enough to make a difference?
And then Rogers starts a newfangled semi-vegetarian diet that probably makes him a bit of a weakling.
But really, McCarthy is mostly responsible for the sinking ship as well as Thompson who has not recruited a play maker at wide receiver.
But it's hard as a Packers fan to have seenBradford outplay the Packers by a wide margin.
Sorry,fellas, but this is not a super ball caliber team, same all, same all, please reference 2015. And Sitton's absence is beginning to be felt. Rodgers just got slaughtered by the Viking's defense.

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al bundy's picture

September 19, 2016 at 07:43 pm

Dam sickmof heaing how denver was able to reload by getting three top free agents to fill immidiate holes. All it took was money ted. Denver aint in the draft and develop there into lets try and win another sb this year with real players ready to play ansd experienced.

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John Galt III's picture

September 19, 2016 at 07:46 pm

I just wrote the NFL Commissioner that I won't be watching any more NFL games.

I am a veteran and a Packer shareholder.

Roger Goodell supports the players in protesting during our national anthem. That is his decision. I wrote him saying that there are bigger things in life to me than the NFL and one of them is honoring the flag and the veterans who were wounded or died for it,

I said that if he changes his policy I will change mine.

Good luck to all of you and the Packers, but for me it is over and out.

Sorry, it is just the way I feel about things.

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Grimbo's picture

September 19, 2016 at 08:37 pm

Starks fumbles last year and goes in the doghouse for three games. Adams fumbles (butt saved by Cobb) and he keeps playing as if nothing happened. MM is a inconsistent with his policy, at best. He plays favorites and would rather lose than admit Adams is a mistake. Adams will never have the talent to make another NFL roster once his pathetic packers career is over. Bench him MM! You are wasting talent on your bench!

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NashvilleCheesehead's picture

September 19, 2016 at 08:38 pm

Two words: regime change. I got blasted last year for saying this, but it is time to shake up th leadership of the organization. Go Pack Go!!!!!!!

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4thand1's picture

September 20, 2016 at 08:14 am

I didn't even want to resond to this game. MM has lost control. They messed with chemistry by getting rid of players and I think this team is fed up. When finger pointing starts and players are murmering behind the scenes it's never good. The only thing that's good is it's only week two. If they lose at home to the lolions, I'm done watching this team for a while, maybe a long while. This is eerily like the Favre situation, when AR plays bad the coach needs to call him out. Back to the west coast...........completely, you don't need the big play constantly. There are guys open and being ignored. Is this a typical Packers slow start? Belecheat would take this team to 14-2 at worst, MM has no clue at this time. He is in charge and he should get all of the blame.

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oldfart's picture

September 20, 2016 at 11:34 am

HOW PACKERS WIN AGAINST TIGHT COVERAGE BY DEFENSIVE BACKS? IT'S ALL ABOUT SEPARATION AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE BY OUR RECEIVERS. OUR RECEIVERS FAKE THE DEFENDER OUT OF HIS SHOES AND THEN RUN THE ROUTE. GOT TO GET SEPARATION FROM TIGHT COVERAGE WHEN THE BALL IS SNAPPED. SHORT PASSES VS HAIL MARYS WILL BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN MY OPINION.

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