Packers Snap Counts Week 15 Versus The Caronlina Panthers

Once again, let's take a look at the snap counts.  The Packers had 51 players on the 53-man roster and elevated OG Zach Johnson from the practice squad.

Inactive Players Love, Garvin, Stepaniak, Sternberger and Josh Jackson. 
Active - DNP Love, Zach Johnson

Sternberger and Stepaniak were inactive due to injury.  Although Stepaniak was listed as a full participant in all three practices, the Packers are giving him time to fully recover from his knee injuries.  Love, Garvin and Jackson were all healthy scratches.  

 

Name Snaps % ST
Jenkins 62 100 4 - 14%
Turner 62 100  
Bakhtiari 62 100  
Patrick 62 100 4 - 14%
Wagner 62 100 4 - 14%
Nijman     4 - 14%
Runyan 1 2 4 - 14%
       
       
Rodgers 62 100  
Boyle DNP    
       
Adams 60 97 1 - 4%
Lazard 48 77 7 - 25%
MVS 40 65  
St. Brown 11 18 5 - 18%
Austin 4 6 5 - 18%
Taylor 1 2 8 - 29%
       
Tonyan 39 63 7 - 25%
Lewis 30 48  
Daffney 11 18 9 - 32%
       
A. Jones 56 90  
Dillon 8 6 - 21%
Williams 4 6 1 - 4%
       
20 played Off.      

The offensive line opened huge holes in the first half.  Aaron Jones ran 12 times for 114 yards, a 9.5-yard average.  Williams added one rush for 6 yards and Dillon added a carry for 18 yards.  Many of those rushing yards were gained prior to contact with defenders.  The line did allow two sacks and some pressure.  Rodgers threw for 99 yards and a touchdown in the first half and rushed for another touchdown. 

The second half was different.  Aaron Jones rushed 8 times for 31 yards, a 3.85-yard average.  He was the only running back to carry the ball in the second half.  Jones earned quite a few of those yards.  Rodgers was sacked three more times in the second half.  He only threw for 44 yards in the half.  

All of the offensive linemen threw some beautiful run blocks in the first half, as did tight end Marcedes Lewis.  Lucas Patrick allowed three sacks by my count and Turner allowed one.  Bakhtiari allowed some pressures.  Tonyan was fairly quiet with 3 receptions for 18 yards, but one was for a touchdown.  Tonyan missed a block or two: indeed, Rodgers was barking at him on a bubble screen to the right side.  The Packers had excused Tonyan from special teams duties but against the Packers he played 25% of possible ST snaps.

 

Name Snaps % STs
Savage 69 100 3 - 11%
Amos 69 100 8 - 29%
Alexander 69 100 2 - 7%
King 69 100 2 - 7%
Sullivan 58 84 11 - 39%
Redmond 22 32 19 - 68%
Scott 10 14 13 - 46%
Black     16 - 57%
Hollman     13 - 46%
       
Z. Smith 60 87 1 - 4%
P. Smith 52 75  
Kirksey 49 71 5 - 18%
Gary 35 51 5 - 18%
Barnes 31 45 7 - 25%
Martin 22 32 15 - 54%
Ramsey 4 6 20 - 71%
Burks     22 - 79%
Summers     22 - 79%
       
Clark 59 72 1 - 4%
Lowry 44 64 8 - 29%
Keke 24 35 9 - 32%
Lancaster 21 30 7 - 25%
Rush 1 2  
23 played Def.      

Barnes started out playing seemingly every snap with Martin and Kirksey rotating in at times.  Barnes had a huge forced fumble at the goal line and 3 solo tackles in the first half.  On the first drive in the second half, Barnes added three more solo tackles including a tackle for loss before exiting the game with an injury.  Kirksey finished with 9 tackles (5 solo) and Martin added 4 tackles (2 solo).  The Packers played 1.48 ILBs per play on average.

The distribution of snaps for the OLBs was normal.  Gary left the game with 2:44 left in the fourth quarter.  Zadarius Smith also left the game shortly thereafter.  The Packers played 2.19 OLBs per play on average, which is normal.  Lowry played more snaps than Keke in a surprise to me.  Keke had no tackles but recorded two quarterback hits.  Arden Rush played one snap.  The Packers played 2.03 true defensive linemen per play on average.

Amos had a great game with 3 passes defensed, a sack, and 7 tackles (6 solo).  He came up and made sure short gains remained short gains, unlike some of Green Bay's previous safeties.  Savage also had a fine game with 6 solo tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass defensed.  Alexander was very solid.  Sullivan was up and down, and King was down more than up.  The Packers played 5.63 defensive backs per play on average.  

    

Name Snaps % ST
Scott     10 - 36%
Bradley     10 - 36%
Crosby     9 -  32%

J.K. Scott punted six times for a 45.8 average and a 42.5 net.  He landed two punts inside the twenter.  Crosby made an important 51-yard field goal.  He kicked off 5 times.  3 reached the end zone and two were touchbacks.  The Panthers returned three kickoffs for a 24-yard average with a long of 28.  The Panthers' kicker kicked off 5 times and had 5 touchbacks, meaing there were no kick off returns by the Packers.  Ty Summers had 3 tackles on special teams. 

 

 

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 14, 2020 at 07:30 am

I chose to use a photo of Krys Barnes, since he got a ton of snaps for the first time this year. I do not know whether he played himself out of them or into more snaps. I wonder if it is a manifestation of Pettine's desire for coverage type players and whether he will opt for the guy who brings the wood, Kamal Martin, when trying to deal with Derrick Henry on Dec. 27, but next week is Carolina, so we will see what the team does with a more normal offense next week.

I should have mentioned Dillon playing just STs. IDK, I figured he was just coming back from a long bout with Covid.

Not a good sign for Josh Jackson or Oren Burks with Gary getting reduced snaps. Or for Hollman either.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 14, 2020 at 11:04 am

Hollman was injured

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 14, 2020 at 04:54 pm

Thank you. I've always been a bit of a fan of Hollman's but admit I'd hoped to see him force some playing time this year. GB has been pretty healthy and Hollman played when one of the CBs missed time, so I want to be careful what I wish for.

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cpabandit's picture

December 14, 2020 at 07:43 am

Considering that Detroit is 29th in points allowed and passing in the league and 27th in rushing, one would think that the Packers with their potent offence should have ended the game by halftime, certainly by the end of 3. My concern is that in the playoffs, they will be playing the best of the best. This concerns be. Am I missing something here?

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Guam's picture

December 14, 2020 at 07:49 am

Change in head coaches. If Patricia had still been coach I think the Packers would have run away with this game. The Lions are playing hard for Bevell and they are a different team. Note that the Lions beat the Bears last week (Bevell's first game as HC) and Stafford threw for 400+ yards against the Bear's defense - tough to do.

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dobber's picture

December 14, 2020 at 08:01 am

Agreed. Living in a Detroit market, it's well-known that the players despised Patricia. He was inaccessible, disrespectful to players (beyond just being a yeller), and domineering--something you can get away with if it's turning into Ws. It wasn't. {{ Hyperbole alert!! }} Stalin would apparently have been a breath of fresh air compared to Patricia.

With the reins relaxed on these guys a little bit, and the fact that there's probably a roster house-cleaning on the way and many will be looking for work in 2021, they're playing motivated ball.

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Guam's picture

December 14, 2020 at 08:26 am

A Belichek wanna-be without the success. Does Bevell have a shot at the job or is he tarnished by association with Patricia? The Lions have suffered so long I would like to see them have at least a little success.

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dobber's picture

December 14, 2020 at 08:40 am

As a guess, I would say they'll give him a courtesy interview but his chances are low. I think the new owner (well, same family, new person in charge) will go for a clean sweep.

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PeteK's picture

December 14, 2020 at 11:32 am

No Guam, nobody felt sorry for us through the 70s and 80s as ice box references galore would prove. Sends a cold shutter through my body.

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Coldworld's picture

December 14, 2020 at 08:19 am

I agree. Detroit were motivated, had a good defensive game plan and are willing to give Stafford license to play on offense.

Gary is puzzling, got to think some kind of snap count. He plays well, makes an impact and then seems to be kept off the field.

Barnes is also a puzzle. I can only assume that there is a little more experience and particularly in that role than Martin. Barnes did not look great or awful, but Martin needs to get more snaps. Burks wasn’t needed. Martin should be up before him.

Sullivan did not have a good game before he was injured. He hasn’t been good over a few games recently. Perhaps a niggle hindering him? Certainly a dip in play quality.

Jackson hasn’t been used inside and wasn’t needed outside. Hollman was probably numbers, but he is a perimeter player primarily. Be interesting how that is addressed by Pettine. Alexander had a good game and I thought King covered fairly well, and as bad as some seem to think. Too much zone but with Stafford I can see the temptation and overall it seemed to work.

Penalties. I thought the officials were pretty nit picky on both teams. I think that is what makes the figure noticeable.

Have to tip my hat to Crosby. He still has leg and a the ability to tackle. Scott had a decent day. Coverage on the kickoff was desperate. We just don’t seem to be able to stay in lane. Looking at snaps, I really do not see that those playing holds water. This is coaching. It’s not acceptable.

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Razer's picture

December 14, 2020 at 09:03 am

I think that Bevell should be the HC of the Lions. He needs more time and talent to get this team ahead but he is showing improvement with the thinned roster that he inherited.

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dobber's picture

December 14, 2020 at 09:23 am

Detroit hasn't installed a GM, yet, and if I were a HC, it would be worrisome for me to be installed ahead of that GM--which will have little allegiance to the coaching staff and players he inherits. That said, Bevell would be foolish at this stage in his career to not take a HC job if it were offered to him.

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Lare's picture

December 14, 2020 at 11:11 am

Did John Dorsey and Darrel Bevell ever work together?

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Coldworld's picture

December 14, 2020 at 11:53 am

He is auditioning for other openings too. A bounce for a new coach taking over for one that made the roster less than it should have been isn’t surprising. It also makes game planning more difficult for opponents. If Bevell can keep them performing like they did yesterday, he may well be a HC somewhere.

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Razer's picture

December 14, 2020 at 09:00 am

...the Packers with their potent offence should have ended the game by halftime, certainly by the end of 3. My concern is that in the playoffs, they will be playing the best of the best. This concerns be...

No, you are not missing anything. Yes, the Lions played hard but they are a bottom 1/3 team. If Stafford didn't get injured, this game could well have gone to OT. We need to play better and without all these mistakes if we want to make it past the first good team we face.

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Guam's picture

December 14, 2020 at 07:46 am

Short of an injury, Gary's snap count makes no sense since he was dominant during the first half when he was playing. I suspect we will hear he is on the injury report this week. Otherwise Pettine needs his head examined. I am surprised Jackson is getting so little playing time. While he wasn't great, I thought he was playing better and was finally evolving into the third corner.

Not sure I understand why Barnes is getting more snaps than Martin. The few times Martin was out there, he was making plays. To my untrained eye, the guy who needs to sit more is Kirksey. I thought both Barnes and Martin were playing better than Kirksey. Kirksey's sole reason for playing now may be that he is the signal caller and as a veteran has a better chance of getting everyone lined up properly. I don't think his play is keeping him in there.

L:oved watching MVS grab passes with his hands. He is a much better receiver when he is snatching the ball with is hands than when he is trying to body trap the ball. I hope that continues because his speed, size and blocking ability are needed by this offense.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 14, 2020 at 07:54 am

Yes, IDK. Barnes had no stats in the 2nd half. I didn't thoroughly check but I think all of Gary's stats were earned in the first half - but someone can correct me.

Detroit stopped running in the second half. Apparently Pettine preferred Redmond and Scott to Jackson when Sullivan left.

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dobber's picture

December 14, 2020 at 08:10 am

My understanding is that Jackson isn't a slot defender and that at this stage the coaching staff likes him on the outside only. With King and Alexander playing a full game, there wasn't anywhere for him to slot in.

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Coldworld's picture

December 14, 2020 at 08:24 am

That’s been the story out of the team for a while. Hollman is a perimeter type too. My guess is they would rather go with Redmond/Amos/Savage if Sullivan isn’t available. Redmond is actually good when not asked to pretend to be an ILB. The alternative is probably on the PS.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 14, 2020 at 11:36 am

Talent superseds draft status. Why a guy who plays corner cannot cover a TE is a mystery. He seemed to be able to hold his ground against the run.

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Coldworld's picture

December 14, 2020 at 11:55 am

Corners typically struggle against TEs. Size/strength mismatch.

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dobber's picture

December 14, 2020 at 08:08 am

The pressure where Gary looped all the way around the LT to get to a Stafford who was rolling the pocket away from him was an incredible display of his athleticism. I'm sure we'll hear something today in LaF's presser, if not see an indication on Wednesday's practice report.

"Not sure I understand why Barnes is getting more snaps than Martin. "

The only thing I can figure is that they trust him more in sub packages. With Sullivan dinged, the Packers were rotating S pretty regularly into the slot, and had no one to man the dime ILB role.

Vernon Scott played a significant number of snaps in a game that was never really put away. Injuries had a lot to do with that, but he's been someone the coaches have been asking to periodically play significant snaps...not bad for a 7th round rookie that I had to scramble to find scouting info on when he was picked.

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Guam's picture

December 14, 2020 at 08:21 am

You are right that they seem to trust Barnes more in coverage than Martin, but I haven't seen much from Barnes in coverage either (two targets, two completions). I think he is a better run stuffer than cover guy.

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Coldworld's picture

December 14, 2020 at 08:30 am

He’s been ok in coverage, not great but not awful, but he seems more assignment sure. Hopefully Martin will get more time as we approach the playoffs.

Need to go back and look at how Scott was used. I suspect Redmond may have moved to a corner type role with Scott playing S in the second half. I like Scott, just not sure of his instincts yet.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 14, 2020 at 11:19 am

Patterson's players are always a top D @ TCU. He was worthy of a four pick. His running mate will be taken higher in the Spring.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

December 14, 2020 at 09:41 am

"makes no sense"

Let me introduce you to Mike Pettine.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 14, 2020 at 11:15 am

Watching both LBs college careers it seems Martin showed more in cover than Barnes, but both were always involved around the ball. We all diagnose a disconnect btw. the players and the scheme.

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stockholder's picture

December 14, 2020 at 08:38 am

Their pushing Barnes. Kirksey was suppose to be fast? Blake Martinez was faster. And a better Tackler. I'm ready for Martin and Barnes at ILB. Josh Jackson the forgotten man? Lowrey just can't shed blockers. I liked the safety play against the Lions. With this win, I hope the back-ups get some time now.

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Coldworld's picture

December 14, 2020 at 08:43 am

They will, and should, keep pushing for the number one seed and the bye. Pettine is fighting to keep his job. I don’t see him getting getting experimental with personnel and I can’t see LaFleur pushing to be as long as that seeding isn’t secured.

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packer132's picture

December 14, 2020 at 09:14 am

Pettine isn't going anywhere unless there is a total collapse. I don't like his soft coverage and schemes but he does enough to keep Packers in every game.

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dobber's picture

December 14, 2020 at 09:25 am

It would be hard for Pettine to walk away on his own from a team that's won as much as this one has over the last two years. I'm starting to think that's what will need to happen for him to move on, though.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 14, 2020 at 11:40 am

See if they collapse again in the playoffs. In any case, if I was LaFleur, he would be gone.

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JohnnyLogan's picture

December 14, 2020 at 11:11 am

He does enough, except when they play a powerhouse offense with a top-flight QB. We've been fairly lucky in who we've played and when. New Orleans without Brees, Detroit without Galladay... a lot of bad teams. One of the easiest schedules I can remember the Packers ever playing. We got trashed against Tampa Bay, couldn't stop the Colts, Vikings scored 62, we scored 65, in splitting the two-games. Pettine has no clue on how to stop good offensive playoff teams. We're still one big-ugly and a cover LB away from a decent defense, but not if Pettine coaches it. P. Smith was still dropping into coverage a bunch, and surprise, those screen passes ate him up. Is there another DC who would put P. Smith in coverage? Derrick Henry in two weeks will tell a lot.

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PatB's picture

December 14, 2020 at 03:29 pm

Brees played against the Packers.

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JohnnyLogan's picture

December 14, 2020 at 10:13 pm

You're right, my mistake. I meant Thomas.

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Coldworld's picture

December 14, 2020 at 12:04 pm

LaFleur has expressed dissatisfaction with the approach and play of the D more than once this season. When that happens, the Coordinator is definitely under scrutiny. If this D does not improve, my guess is Pettine is gone. Yes, they haven’t lost us too many games but they’ve allowed many to be close and been saved by the O.

Teams strive to get better, any self scout is going to determine the questions are not primarily the O. Can Pettine and his system take a step this off season? Has his approach got the mist out of who he plays and has he used his players optimally. I can see Pettine being gone if LaFleur doesn’t see him as the guy to make that step.

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Lphill's picture

December 14, 2020 at 09:07 am

Gruden fired his D coordinator yesterday , I'm not saying you fire Pettine now but after another poor showing on special teams , how worse can they be if a change is made on special teams ? I'm at surprised at Gary's reduced snaps, no carries for Dillion and wondering if Rush will ever see the field.

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dobber's picture

December 14, 2020 at 09:26 am

"I'm not saying you fire Pettine now but after another poor showing on special teams , how worse can they be if a change is made on special teams ?"

Pettine so bad he's dragging down STs...

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Razer's picture

December 14, 2020 at 09:41 am

Too funny

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Lphill's picture

December 14, 2020 at 03:06 pm

Dobber my point was if their not going to fire Pettine , which at least Gruden has shown he has a pair of balls, and we suffer from not only poor defensive play but poor special teams as well , at least show some balls and make a change on special teams, sorry if that was over your head.

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dobber's picture

December 14, 2020 at 04:52 pm

"sorry if that was over your head."

Very possible...I'm not very tall, and my vertical isn't what it was 20 pounds ago.

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Razer's picture

December 14, 2020 at 09:40 am

Other than D-line, I am starting to believe that there is enough talent on defense to be a solid unit. Every guy mentioned in our secondary and even the guys in the LB corps has shown enough to get the job done. I think that coaching, scheme and utilization has more to do with poor performance than talent. Watching our secondary line-up presnap is painful. At one point, in the 4th quarter, at the goal line, our safety was trying to figure out "who had who" while the ball was being snapped. He never got involved with the play. Too many guys thinking and making mistakes thinking. We don't play fast and we are not assignment sure. Was hoping for better after 13 games.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 14, 2020 at 11:46 am

On goal line D, it appeared Sullivan had an inside gap???

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Wildcomet's picture

December 15, 2020 at 02:43 pm

Honestly I think even our D-Line could be ok-decent if we played more of them more often; 2 DL vs 5 OL is a tough one to overcome. Opposing OLs can double all of our DL and still have a free lineman shooting straight to the 2nd level on run plays. I think if we ran more 3-DL with Lancaster/Rush in the middle and Keke/Lowry and Clark playing more outside they would fair better.

Like you said, the rest have shown the ability to do their job. Honestly what I don't get about how our D plays is that the strength is our coverage guys and pass rush, yet we overcompensate on the backend at the expense of strength upfront against the run. It would seem to me the best use of our personnel is trust the backend to do their job covering and load-up the box to control the run and help bring pressure. Force the offense to play to your strength, not just dominate you where you're at your weakest.

I'd agree about too many guys still thinking out there, which makes sense with reports of players asking Pettine to simplify things and just let them play. Defenders need to be reacting to be at their best. They're already a step behind the offense just because they don't know the offensive play call; they cant afford to think too long out there.

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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

December 14, 2020 at 09:41 am

I’m thinking that MLF was guessing that the Saints would lose to the Chiefs leaving no room for error. the Eagles were a real unexpected surprise (proving what a week to week league it is). With the number one seed being so important this year, his coaching decisions are looking like we are already in Playoff football. It seams that as the stakes get higher, MLF might get more conservative (although the call for the 58 yard FG contradicts this). I wouldn’t expect to see much more Dillon, Rush and any other experimentation. Slow and steady ILB play must be preferred over what Martin brings. Already we are in for “just win and advance”.

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Coldworld's picture

December 14, 2020 at 12:08 pm

It occurs to me that LaFleur has been at his worst coming off bye weeks. I hope he has figured that out.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 14, 2020 at 05:08 pm

I am really curious about Arden Rush (I see I mangled his name in the article a time or two, which surprises me). However, the Packers just didn't need a 330 to 360 pound lineman against Detroit, who averaged 3.3 yards/carry in the first half and only ran 3 times in the second half for 15 yards.

Not playing Rush was the correct decision, IMO.

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greengold's picture

December 14, 2020 at 10:07 am

Thanks for the breakdown, Thegreatreynoldo!

I find the Barnes/Martin numbers confusing as well. Kirksey really seems more of a liability these past two games. Makes me wonder if there aren't some small injury issues with both Martin and Gary that the team is exercising caution with at this point in the season. I'm getting a sense that the Packers D might be wanting to limit the amount of tape they put out there with these last remaining regular season games??? Really hoping that is the case. We've seen a few wrinkles, but not much, and that is what is giving me some hope there. Otherwise, the scheming appears soft. Just hoping this is purposeful, with the team feeling they can win these remaining games playing more conservatively, without showing their hand for the playoff run on D.

Good to see Vernon Scott getting some action. He appears to have some great instincts to go along with his abilities in our secondary. Keke and Lowry both looking improved. I really think Kingsley Keke can become a beast in there on a more regular basis. Both were contributing big in pass rush, which was good to see. Looking forward to Rush coming in on short yardage D to see what he can do. Hopefully, he wears Pick's old 79 playing with the same ferocity.

Offensive side of the ball, I loved seeing Tay Austin getting some early touches. MVS was doing exactly what we've all hoped for, and it was some very positive work from him v. DET. Big Bob Tonyan is super fun to watch. Our OL is playing as solid as ever. Good, balanced approach with our RBs getting 25 dedicated carries. Davante and Rodgers are looking primed for a Championship run - both playing at super high levels. 10-3 trending upwards offensively is a good place to be.

Crosby, ROCK SOLID.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

December 14, 2020 at 12:49 pm

I thought Tevan and Vernon where very productive during their limited snaps.

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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

December 14, 2020 at 10:09 am

Another thing I’m wondering is what happens to MLF’s play calling as the game goes on. I’m not sure if this is true but the playbook seems to get smaller. If you are an Austin or a Dafney, you better be on the scripted play list because you won’t be called on later. I noticed that Earvin’s usage seemed to disappear as the game went on (before he was injured). It’s just a theory I’m working on, but does MLF get less creative and risk-taking as the game goes on?

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 14, 2020 at 11:57 am

They will want Dafney involved full time as a FB and bring Dillon in later as the tundra turns to ice. The power game will beat down on Ds and get time of possession in the Pack's favor. LaFleur has seen enough of his defense to objectively minimize their exposure in the playoff.. Austin has a spot breaking zones and dragging LBs along to the perimeter.

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Coldworld's picture

December 14, 2020 at 12:12 pm

Yes, I think he gets more conservative as the game progresses. Partly I think that is to do with the clock and partly just sticking with what he has identified as working. It can come unstuck if the former I think, or the opponent figures out how to adjust defensively, but he has seemed able to revert usually.

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Since'61's picture

December 14, 2020 at 10:17 am

Most important for me is Gary’s status. Early in it was looking like he was going to dominate the Lion’s game. If injury is not the cause for his limited number of snaps something is seriously wrong with our personnel decisions on defense.

Kirksey looks slow and misses tackles. Give Barnes and Martin their chances between now and the playoffs.
I hope that Raven Green can return in time for the playoffs. He is sorely missed on defense.

Special Teams play is about execution. Why our return teams have become so poor during the course of the season is on coaching. End of story. Make a change before it’s too late. That would send a message to the entire team that the status quo is unacceptable.

I had hoped to see Dillon late in the game when it was obvious that the Lions defense was tiring. I can only assume that either the coaches determined that he wasn’t ready yet or they were concerned about ball security with him missing live contact for the last several weeks. Bring on the Panthers. Thanks, Since ‘61

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Coldworld's picture

December 14, 2020 at 03:24 pm

I’d heard suggestions that Dillon is not back to full conditioning yet. I think they did the same with Barnes on his return, so I wasn’t all that surprised not to see him.

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

December 14, 2020 at 11:17 am

TGR, great summary and thanks for all the hard work in putting the statistics together. I missed watching most all the game because of the COVID-19 shutdown in California and I can't get The NFL Sunday Ticket because I'm stuck with Comcast. I do watch on The NFL Red Zone so I got to watch perhaps 12 or so plays of the game. Thus your information and the comments from other fans here help keep me up to speed. I will catch a replay on The NFL Channel later in the week, but that's life.

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flackcatcher's picture

December 14, 2020 at 07:11 pm

Nice overview TGR. Short comments: Gary injured his ankle last week. Looks like the Packers had Gray on a snap count. In any case his snap count will be limited, and I would not be surprised if he is shut down for one or two games to protect him before the playoffs. Packers played a straight nickel package for most of the 1st half, second half saw something new from Pettine with nickel and dime with both SS playing in the box and the third SS playing center field. With the lions throwing on close to every down, it was the right call. Hard to know what's going on with Barnes and Martin. I think injuries with Martin and Covid-19 made the coaches leery of playing Barnes. Look like Barnes simply ran out of gas in the second half. Not surprise that both Austin and Daffeny were in the game plan. Both play positions that are critical to MLF offense schemes. (Note: MLF schemes need a lead blocker. One can never have enough FB) Not much to add to special teams, the main problem is not enough depth. ST would not be a problem if this roster were made more of third rather than 1-2 year players The curse of rebuilding I suppose...

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