Here is the sad analysis of the film from the Green Bay Packers’ loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving night.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Great job Shawn.
I would change Mr. Starr’s rating to A++.
It took about as much guts for him to come out in that weather under his current health conditions as it did on December 31, 1967 when he sneaked under Jethro Pugh and Bob Lilly behind the block of Jerry Kramer to win the NFL chanmpionship.
A real class act !
I wonder if they took pictures of all three QB’s together before the game.
An ‘F’ for Rodgers. Bob McGinn and Shawn are the only Wisconsin writers to have the balls to call it the way it is.
The analysis backs it up and we all know there were plenty of other examples.
Very good Shawn as always. Thanks for putting in the time.
Second that Icebowl!!
I believe Palmer should have taken one step forward and either jammed or knocked Miller down on the Bears TD. No way should an ilb let a receiver cross his face within five yards of the line.
Is there a reason you do not grade Pennell?
Nice review Shawn, thanks.
I do have to disagree with you on the Bear touchdown after the fumble by Lacy. You contradict yourself. Since I know you know how to play zone (having played football with you), you should know that the right cornerback was supposed to be in zone coverage on that TD to the TE, instead (Sheilds, Hayward? Couldn’t tell) was in the face of his man and played man to man. Leaving the right zone open and undefended. Matthews did what he was supposed to do, stay in your zone (middle of field). That was a blown call by the cornerback, who obviously thought it was man coverage, which is pretty unacceptable.
Also: Last play of game, if Rodgers simply steps up a half yard in pocket when he feels pressure, he not only can hit Cobb in middle for a TD, he can run to the right to a wide open end zone with only one man to beat and a Lineman freed up to block for him all the way in.
Rodgers is failing to make plays and to be honest looks like crap right now. I honestly was hoping he was at least a bit dinged up after he hurt his elbow as I wanted to see what Tolzein could do at that point. NO I DONT think Tolzein is as good as Arodge, not even close. But sometimes a team needs a lift and a fresh, different QB can give that.
Detroit game could get ugly if there is any kind of hangover for the Pack following this game. I could see us being blown out by halftime.
Did Perillo make it on the field? I thought he hadn’t paid his dues to be “trusted” yet…like…say…Adams.
Right on. There were two plays at the end where he could have run.
Not good. Been a tough season to watch. They can still turn it around and I am not ready to give up on them
The Packer staff should just read the forums and comments sections like these they would be so full of useful knowledge they would go straight to the Super Bowl and win that too…
Just gotta keep giving props to Shawn. This by far the best analysis of packers games on the internet! Great job dude.
You know, I’m not sure if Rodgers really ever had any accuracy with short passes, which is now becoming evident as there is no long passing game and they are turning back to more short passes.