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Five More Thoughts on Packers Loss to Seattle

final play of Packers/Seahawks

After letting the hangover wear off and a little reflection… we’re still fucking pissed. Nonetheless, here are five more thoughts on the Green Bay Packers 14-12 “loss” to the Seattle Seahawks.

1. Mark Murphy? Hello!
Where the hell is the Packers president and CEO in this mess? Doesn’t Mark Murphy have anything to say? Doesn’t he have an opinion on how his team got completely ripped off Monday night? Apparently not. No. Mark Murphy doesn’t care about anything beside the bottom line. He’s like a pretend NFL owner without any ownership stake. He’s apparently going to be a good soldier and toe the company line — there’s nothing to see here, move along. Thanks Mark Murphy. You’re a real stand-up guy.

2. Golden Tate and, to a lesser degree, Pete Carroll have zero character.
For either of these clowns to pretend they actually won an NFL football game on Monday night is shameful. Guess what? No one is as stupid as you seem to think. Carroll is taking the “they called simultaneous possession” route. Even though the whole thing is laughable, that’s not as bad as Tate. The idiot who caught the “touchdown pass” is walking around like he made some sort of great play. “Did you push off?” “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” And then he goes on to pretend he actually caught the ball. Face it, dick. You are lucky and you got handed one of the greatest gifts in NFL history. To pretend anything other than that happened makes you an ignorant fuck. You’re definitely wearing glorious, flowing robes right now. Why don’t you idiots just say what it was — we got lucky on that one.

3. The Packers wouldn’t have been in this position if their offense had produced.
The Packers put up 268 yards against Seattle. You read that right — 268. They used to be able to do that in a half. So what’s the problem. Well, we’ll get to the biggest problem next, but it’s safe to say teams are hell bent on taking away the Packers big-play, quick-strike ability this year and it’s working. Further, it looks like opposing secondaries are playing much more physical with the Packers receivers and the Packers receivers aren’t adapting real well.

4. The biggest issue is the game plan.
Mike McCarthy, I’m looking at you. Can anyone remember the Packers running the ball in the first half of the Seattle game? I can’t. Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers is sitting back there getting beat to a pulp by an offensive line that looked like it was made up of a bunch of undrafted rookies. Really, Bryan Bulaga? I noticed you didn’t have anything to say after the game. Is that because you suck? Anyway, when the Packers stopped thinking they’re the Greatest Show on Turf and actually ran the ball in the second half, they sustained drives and scored. The Packers are actually averaging fewer rushing yards per game this year than they did last year. How is that even possible? How hard is this to figure out, Mike? Hey, my quarterback is getting killed and the deep passing game isn’t working. What should I do? Derrrrrrr?

5. Any team worth its salt, won’t let this debacle affect them.
Yeah, the Packers got totally screwed on Monday night, but they face a winless Saints team at Lambeau Field this weekend. If they can’t put this behind them or even use it as motivation, then they’re not a very good team. The Packers still have the talent to win the division, make the playoffs and make a run. Come week 17, this game should be distant memory.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Pack Lethal September 26, 2012

    Not worried one bit. The Pack will be fine.

  2. guysocke September 26, 2012

    Is it just me or did AJ Hawk play a great game? The guy was even mixing it up out there.

  3. Richard September 26, 2012

    Once these scabs are back working for the lingerie league, it will be interesting to see how much better these pass-heavy offenses can operate without defenses being allowed to get away with on-field rapings like they are now.

    1. iltarion September 26, 2012

      Great point. I also wonder about that. I saw 3 weeks of DBs raping WRs. I really wonder how different the 49er game could have been if there had been real refs there.

  4. James Bennett September 26, 2012

    I haven’t seen Aaron Rodgers yet this year. Did the Packers trade him? Some guy is out there wearing #12, but if it’s Rodgers, I sure don’t recognize him. After three games I’m left scratching my head. The “real” Aaron Rodgers has just completed about four dominant seasons and has reached the status of the ultra-elite QBs.

  5. Ivomitonvikingfans September 26, 2012

    McCarthy definitely needs to run more. Benson is good enough to produce if given opportunity and an O-line that doesn’t play like a bunch of transsexuals. Rodgers might deserve some blame too, pretty sure he has a run or pass option on many plays and goes with the pass option 99% of the time.

  6. AZ Pack September 26, 2012

    The running game is essential for us. We must committ to the run for the following reasons.

    1. We have a very capable running back in Benson who we will need as we go down the stretch and is a very powerful running inside the tackles.
    2. The offensive line is built to run on people. Our interior linemen could be the best trio of interior linemen in the league. Saturday may be older, however he is still very capable of being a solid center in this league.
    3. Defenses are double teaming our receivers because they know we’re going to throw the ball 90% of the time.
    4. Play action will never open up unless you show the other team that you have a threat in the running game.

    At the end of the day, we got hosed on a call, but GB never should have been put in that position in the first place. MM is a good, strong character/ No BS type of a coach which I like, however he is very stubborn at times and has too much confidence in Rodgers to be the miracle maker. Rodgers is a great QB, however he, like any other great QB in the league, needs complementary players around him to get the job done.

  7. Andy September 26, 2012

    a good point is made that the hail mary debacle covered up the fact that the offence was poor. I think the real problem is our mvp quarterback is being thrown on the ground almost every play, why get ourselfs into these 3rd and long situations and just become predictable.

    The frustrating thing is all last year the defence was terrible and the offence was amazing, and now this year the roles are reversed. Why cant they both be firing on all cylinders at the same time?

  8. Travis Jervey September 26, 2012

    It also might be nice to throw in a screen pass at least once a game.

  9. Kozak September 26, 2012

    I really hope the Pack gets to meet the Seacocks in the playoffs. So they can pound teir ass into the Lambeau turf.

  10. iltarion September 26, 2012

    Hey Monty,

    Our offense scored a franchise record 35 points a game last year, which was also the 2nd most points in NFL history. How big was our running game then?

    Yes, I was screaming for a run in the 1st half as well, but I seem to remember A LOT of 2nd and LONGs. Tough to run the football when you are constantly in long distance situations.

    The Packer offense used to get 268 yards in a half? YEah, like Monday night. The vast majority of those yards were gained in the 2nd half, which the Packers dominated on offense and defense.

    PErsonally, I thought our MVP QB was back in the 2nd half. HE made some GREAT plays that half.

  11. Hoops24 September 28, 2012

    I live in prescott wi, right on the wisconsin minnesota border, and there are actually vikes fans that are saying the call is 100% right. God I hate those arrogant idiots