posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 04:22 PM
Since there is no “Sports Rant” forum, this will have to do.
The Pack is done this year. Say what you will. Hats off to the Lions today, they played a great game…I think. It’s hard to tell when you do not
have an opponent on the field.
Yeah I know Rogers is not playing but so what? One guy gets hurt and the entire organization collapses? So you think it is not quite a collapse,
let’s roll some stats:
1. The defense has been out intercepted 2.5 to 1. They have a whopping 4 this year and sit at -5 turnover ratio. I am not sure the secondary even has
a plan come game time.
2. The defense has allowed over 200 yards rushing in 3 of their last 5 outings. Today they gave up over 500 yards combined. Last week Minnesota was a
few yards shy of having TWO 100 yard rushers for the game. Sure Jolly was out. He is their only plan?
3. Opponents have over twice the kick return yardage as GB’s special teams.
4. The offense…where do I start? The O-line does not exist even with Rodgers in there. Today? Flynn met the turf 7 times. 24 yards rushing today on
15 carries. That is nauseating to discuss. Sure opponents are stacking the box because they know there is no threat down field. And if by chance they
give one up, who cares? See GB Defensive stats for further clarification.
I know some will jump me and point out the Packers have a lot of injuries. They sure do but which team doesn’t this time of year? A good staff plans
for it. A staff with PPP does not. A good staff develops a system new/young guys can step in and have a shot at being successful (see New England).
If by some miracle from above the Packers make it into the playoffs this year, it will be a crime. Why? Instead of having reality smack that front
office and coaching staff in the face with what they need to do, they will see it as vindication they were right all along. The No-Plan Plan
(Operation Aaron Rodgers Coattails) has been justified.
Yeah there are worse teams out there right now who would like to be sitting in GB’s shoes. Got it. I am sure there are plenty of ranters bemoaning
the ills of their team.
Yeah there are bigger things in the world than the NFL. I know there are those who will jump on here to belittle anything but their cause du joir.
Like it or not, the NFL is one of the things going on in the world and most folks can concentrate on more than one thing.