As for the Pack, I hated watching the Patriots chase perfection but Green Bay is a different story. What makes this years team scarier than last years is that last year's lacked a return game and a pass catching TE (Finley was hurt during the playoffs). With Randall Cobb giving them that presence on special teams, they are that much better this year.
Oh, and their defense is ranked 30th in YPG given up, 26th in rushing y/a and such. They're not even 'average' for NFL standards.
And Woodson doesn't even play "CB." He plays almost like a LB most plays so he's not even a true corner. Meanwhile, Williams played Johnson today. . . . with rolled over coverage up top. Not exactly 'shut down' by himself, but whatever.
And I completely disagree with you about McCarthy running the ball if he wanted to. Green Bay averages 3.9 ypa and is 24th in the NFL. Not that it really matters because their passing game is the best the NFL has seen in 10 years.
Last edited by Todd Gack; 11-25-2011 at 02:33 PM.
So, Taiwan decided to make a parody video of Suh:
Big effort by the Giants today after their Monday night debacle, but Rodgers was simply amazing in the last 58 seconds. Could be a costly win if the great Woodson suffered a serious injury.
I don't see how they can lose. They have built the perfect team for the current NFL and I don't see how you can slow down that pass offense. I think it's the template for how to win with the current NFL rules. I give them credit for it as I think they've just figured it out before everyone else has. The only thing I have a hard time with right now is that they are now getting the Patriots, Colts, and Steelers treatment and getting very favorable officiating. I've never understood this about sports and it's a big pet peeve of mine, but make no mistake, the Packers are getting the benefit of the doubt from teh refs right now.
Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David
Can any OSU fans tell me anything about Brandon Saine?
Brandon Saine was a nice find by the Packers, something great organizations always seem to do. He'll never be a feature back, but will be very versatile and will be more than willing to do what a lot of other players don't like to do. He could play a role similar to what Kevin Faulk played over the years for the Patriots. You could also think Darren Sproles without that kind of speed.
He'll wind up being that player the fanbase will love. He won't be spectacular but will do everything he's called on to do and will be a very smart player. He's one of those guys that will get on the nerves of the opposing defense. He'll be valuable to the Packers for years to come.
Yep, he's a great fit for that team and a fan-favorite type. He loves to play football. He's not spectacular, but will never phone it in and never scoff at an assignment. Plus, he's got an extremely high football IQ, and is a really good athlete to boot.
Losing Jennings will be a big blow to this team- he's a big time, underated playmaker. On the other hand, Green Bay's receiving corp is very deep and having guys step up when someone is injured has been the key to their success.
I still think in a rematch that the Saints could take the Packers. It's a shame Cutler is injured because I think if he was healthy the Bears may have been able to win.