Comments on: Here Are Some Interesting Items From Packers-Giants Your Green Bay Packers: Telling It Like It Is Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:08:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: Iltarion Wed, 28 Nov 2012 04:14:39 +0000 The Packers have TJ Lang and Josh Sitton signed to long extensions. Bryan Bulaga is obviously the RT of the future, and he’ll be back next season.

The Packers have two young guys in Newhouse and Sherrod at LT. Even if they decided to give up on Newhouse (doubtful), I doubt they would give up on Sherrod so easily. The long term prognosis on breaks is typically better than with ligament damage. After having a full year to heal, Sherrod will also be back next season.

In other words, I don’t see the Packers doing squat on the offensive line. They may draft a C. That is about it. You went 15-1 with Newhouse at LT. So, you want to drop Jennings and sign someone to replace Newhouse? Doesn’t make sense to me.

By: Packer Bob Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:15:37 +0000 One of the best comments I’ve read on this site. You always have to be thinking a few steps (or seasons) a head). It took the Giants four years to get back to the Superbowl. I don’t mean to keep comparing us to them but they are the perfect example of a team that has struggled and then picked themselves up to make a run.

In the win now mentality of the NFL, patience can really be a virtue.

By: Chris Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:09:34 +0000 Let’s cut to the chase.
On D, this team has made huge strides from 2011 in uncovering young talent at weak spots(House, Heyward, McMillan, Jennings). However, they are missing 3 of their most significant contributors in Woodson, Matthews, and Des Bishop.
Matthews is a game changer, as was Des. Woodson has lost a step but still was/is a flat out playmaker in spots.
BTW, bad enough to lose Bishop, but then we lost his backup DJ Smith. You take 3-4 of the most signifivant guys of your 11 off the field, and you are gonna take a hit. Facts are facts.
We will get all of those 4 back by next year.
On Offense, time to bite the bullet. We all know TT is not a crazy free agent gambler. And its great he is not. Because way too many of the free agents who cash in just don’t work as hard after thae fact. The Packers obvious weakness on offense is the line. This is a place worth going after a free agent or 2.
Here’s why. O Line guys have been hard hat lunch pale guys all of their lives. They are generally not morons/primadonas who will turn into screw offs after getting a decent contract.
Tough calls here, but Jennings and Finley off the books next year and you free up $16 million. Bet you could do all right in O line free agency with that cash.
I love Jennings, but the last 7 games have proven that they have enough horesepower at this spot. Especially when you consider that a tradeoiff for saying goodbey to Jennings could mean landing a top tier LT to take care of Rodgers for the next 7-8 years.
Ride this year out and do all you can. Thren, fix the only gapping hole on this team in Aggressive O Line free agency and drafting.
Then look out in 2013!!!

By: Packer Bob Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:07:03 +0000 And if I recall correctly Giant fans wanted to fire Tom Coughlin up until he won them another Superbowl the following year.

By: Packer Bob Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:01:00 +0000 December 26, 2010
Packers 45, Giants 17

By: Vijay Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:11:21 +0000 Does nobody see the difference in talent level here? Giants D Linemen take plays off just like Packers D Linemen. When the Giants front 7 does not perform well and they put pressure on Eli to win with his arm, it’s also not a good outcome. If we can’t figure out how to match intensity and energy on both lines–Offense and Defense–we will NEVER beat this team because they simply have better talent that shows up to play when it matters most. Our team is known as a finesse dome team to outsiders and I’ve got to say, that I tend to agree with that sentiment. I mean, how many commercials do our guys appear in for men’s beauty products and the like? Hmm…

By: nurseratchett Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:57:44 +0000 I didn’t think we’d win, to be honest, but I didn’t think we’d be humilated…..

By: calipackfan Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:21:33 +0000 Sometimes I think Philbin was the playcaller and McCarthy was the one getting all the credit because the playcalling hasn’t been the same since Joe left. Its just a theory and I hope I am wrong.

By: Steve Tue, 27 Nov 2012 05:36:06 +0000 What I don’t understand is, if the OL couldn’t protect AR and the Giants kept getting through, why didn’t MM try to use that to our advantage and call some screens. And, what ever happened to the quick slants we uses to constantly do during our SB winning season?

By: SoTxPhil Tue, 27 Nov 2012 04:58:14 +0000 The only good thing to come of this embarrasing game was that MM publically said it was mostly his fault with his terrible game plan and no game adjustments. AR actually dumped the ball over the DL to a RB/Kuhn a few times for good gains after the score was out of sight. Maybe they should try that more often and to Cobb. Everything seemed to be going good until AR’s INT which made no sense as J. Jones was standing all by himself on the sideline 10 yds back right behind where he threw to the closer guy in double coverage. From then on it was all downhill.