The NFC North has a new champion and it’s the scumbag Minnesota Vikings. You might as well go ahead and thank Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for that.
The Packers had a chance to tie after scoring 10 unanswered points to pull within seven after falling behind 20-3. This came after getting a gift, when kicker Mason Crosby stripped Vikings’ return man Cordarrelle Patterson on the kickoff following the Packers’ final score.
Rodgers promptly drove the Packers to Vikings’ 13, where he faced fourth down and goal. After wasting a timeout, Rodgers threw a limp, lifeless pass toward James Jones in the corner of the end zone that was easily intercepted by Xavier Rhodes.
The defense would force a three and out and Rodgers would get the ball again with a little over a minute, but it didn’t matter.
After the usual offensive bumbling around, a Hail Mary on the last play fell harmlessly to the ground.
It was the same story we’ve seen replayed over and over during the second half of the season.
Defense plays well — and they were nearly dominant on this day — offense is a flaming pile of shit.
So here’s the Packers defense holding the Vikings to a net 91 yards passing and Adrian Peterson to 67 rushing yards and 3.5 yards per carry.
If you just saw those stats you’d be ecstatic because, clearly, the Packers won this game. Probably in dominant fashion.
But as with any equation, you have to factor in all the variables.
And the biggest variable for the Packers this season has been an offense that is literally awful. It doesn’t matter who’s calling the plays, although neither of the Packers’ play callers have adjusted appropriately to the personnel they actually have on the field.
It really comes down to Rodgers. He can no longer make the throws. Even when his receivers are making plays — which they actually did on Sunday night — it doesn’t matter.
Rodgers just doesn’t have it. The accuracy is gone and so is the decision-making.
On this night, James Jones had over 100 yards receiving, Richard Rodgers had seven for 59 and a touchdown and even Davante Adams had four for 54.
More importantly, those three guys did something they didn’t do all season (or did very, very rarely). They broke tackles and got yards after the catch.
Rodgers ho hum night coupled with a running game that couldn’t find its stride (26 rushes for 76 yards) doomed the Packers.
I talked about pride before the game.
The Packers defense — Clay Matthews, in particular — had some. The Packers’ much-maligned receivers had some.
They showed up. They played their asses off.
Rodgers didn’t have any pride.
It looked like he could have given two shits.
Just out here, hanging out, throwing footballs, disinterested.
And because of that, the Packers turn the division over to the Vikings and, for the first time in NFC North history, get swept by the division at home.
The epitome of failure right there. Losing to the Vikings, Bears and Lions in the same season at Lambeau Field.
A fitting conclusion to a debacle of a season.
We get to watch the Packers lose to Washington next weekend.
That will be super!
I’m pretty sure the packers want to play next week just about as bad as the fans want to watch it. thank God we will all be put out of our misery next week.
“Losing to the Vikings, Bears and Lions in the same season at Lambeau Field.”
One and done next Sunday….
It is way past time to give Buffoon his walking papers . . . and while we are at it, shove TT out the door as well. This OCD, conservative, playing favorites, no adjustments until 10 min. left in the game shit is OLD! . . . VERY OLD.
IMO – Missin’ Crosby gets the stud of the game award for stopping the TD on the KO return – AND stripping the egg outta Cordarrelle’s gut ….
The looks on Zimmer’s and Cordarrelle’s faces made it worth sitting through the whole shit-storm….
Hey Monte, My guess is Rodgers is going to have a chartered flight from DC headed back your way next Sunday night. That dude is way more interested in making commercials and being on talk shows than winning a super bowl. With that being said, I am stoked about seeing Olivia Munn in Ride Along 2, that shit looks off the chain baby!
I don’t think Murphy has the balls to fire Ted and Mike. But I wonder how hot those seats will be after next week? Another late season collapse, with this one probably being the worst, tough to just sit back and do nothing.
I’m going to be the one to say it.
You want to finish with an ACTUAL SUPER BOWL within the next decade? Fire McCarthy. I’m sorry. The guy has been the problem for this team for 6 years. He took over play calling after the Super Bowl win in 2010 and it’s been downhill since then. Sure the franchise has dominated lesser opponents for years but when have they actually WON a big game against a top tier talent when it mattered? When?
New York? Nope. San Francisco? Nope. Seattle? Nope.
Unless this franchise goes on an absolute tear and wins the NFC North there is no way McCarthy should be allowed to retain his job. No way. He’s blown too many good seasons with good teams. He can’t win big games. He can’t get his QB on the right page. Can’t fix an offense. Can’t call plays. What does he do well?
Someone please let me know.
I’m sorry to say it —- but it’s the hard cold truth. Rodgers is finished. He just doesn’t have it anymore. The killer instinct. The precision. The throws in tight coverage. The plays. The “it factor” — it’s gone. He’s the new RG3, Colin Kaepernick, however you want to shape it. The guy is beyond a capable performer at this point. Blame Olivia Munn. Blame Rodgers ego. Blame Rodgers work ethic. Blame his attitude…..whatever it is, the guy flat out fucking sucks and he has for awhile now.
Go back a few years and the guy hasn’t won a big playoff (a big game period) since when?…..2010? Couldn’t beat New York, San Francisco or Seattle — and those were on good Packer teams. Now you’ve got an atrocious Packer offense, with a buffon calling players with absolutely zero creativity and James Jones (the same James Jones who was released by two teams) as your sure fire WR1. Throw in an absolute joke of a running game led by a complete fat ass and JAMES STARKS (how is this guy in the NFL?) and garbage assembly line for an O-line and perhaps the worst WR2 in NFL history in Davante Adams and you have an absolute recipe of disaster.
Can we please all stop talking about how fucking great Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson are now!?? Holy shit.
This organization and franchise is in utter chaos with Golden Boy playing the way he is —— HEALTHY! There’s your problem. The guy is fucking healthy and can’t make plays! There’s your problem.
Rodgers is not going down the path as RG3 and Colin Keap dude. Rodgers is still good, he is just getting old, turning 33 this year. What the packers need to do is reshape the offense to match Rodgers playing stlye, but for some reason mike McCarty won’t adjust. He expects Rodgers to play when he was still in his prime and Ted Thompson doesn’t give a shit about helping Rodgers out, other than signing bums off the streets, anything to keep the salary cap $20+ million. The management is bad and it starts with that stupid fuck, Ted.
Rodgers has been getting abused this season. Taking some very hard hits. I’m pretty sure he has some sore shoulders or something this season. Remember he got sacked 9 times last week! 9 times! Not to mention the 5 sacks he took tonight. This is because TT CANNOT DRAFT TACKLES OR BACKUPS TACKLES!
Pack attack, it’s funny how you say it’s all Rodgers fault, Olivia’s fault, whatever…. then you denigrate the coaching staff, 0 line, running game as if they have no bearing on how Rodgers performs.
You lose all integrity with the RG3 and Kaepernick comparisons, that doesn’t even make any sense. Those 2 never were good QB’s, just runners.
Time for some changes after next weeks loss. Somebody needs to be held accountable for this total breakdown after the bye. Same old crap for the last four years. When is it enough.
McCarthy – Gone. Thompson – Gone.
You can’t have a two time MVP go to one Super Bowl in six years and keep your job. You can’t win multiple NFL scoring titles with good teams and not make multiple Super Bowls appearances because you can’t win big games when it matters. You can’t lose one wide receiver on offense and completely fall apart. You can’t have James Jones and Davante Adams as your 1-2 combo on offense. You can’t give Randall Cobb a contract extension and then not use him. You can’t have a 2-time NFL MVP lose his game and an offense completely go non-existent and keep your job. Sorry — someone needs to go and it’s Mike.
McCarthy should have been fired last year after that Seattle loss. Instead he blamed in on a Special Teams coach. Well that karma’s comeback to bite him in the ass and then some. He’s the reason why this team is where it is. He’s the reason the Packers went 0-6 3 years ago when Rodgers was hurt. McCarthy is a joke and always has been. Always. He’s not an “offensive guru” — he’s a janitor posing as an NFL coach.
McCarthy sucks. Thompson isn’t much better. When James Jones, James Starks, Davante Adams and Richie Rodgers are your offensive weapons — there’s a serious problem there.
Truth spoken, Monty… As much as I have stumped for Rodgers throughout the years for being the best qb ever, hes played like a fucking jag this year and I wonder if its due to preparation or the fact that he doesnt seem to care about winning as much as he used to. Perhaps he’s content with his life, Olivia, his commercials, the past success, and his future beyond football. This aint the Aaron Rodgers that I know. Pussy impostor, for sure.
I was at the tunnel and Rogers was smiling when he left the field and pointed up to the skybox….Olivia’s skybox. Its all a vast conspiracy. We need to get rid of Rogers before he takes the organization down with him..trade him and Yoko
I wish you were lying… I hope you are lying…
Oh my Gosh! The horror!
Waving to his girlfriend before the game!
How dare he acknowledge her without giving us the same treatment!
No wonder he suddenly is terrible and not worth keeping around!
This was after the game numb nuts. The point is that since he lost his boyfriend Jordy, he has been a zombie triple pump in the pocket and a spoiled brat on the sidelines…no focus…no leadership
Fuck off Monty. I’m done with this site.
How about we point some blame at someone you have given a pass to all season. I said it before his extension and I’ll say it again, Cobb is overrated and not worth 10m a year. Guy is paid like a number one receiver and turns in dog shit every god damn week.
Sure Rodgers deserves blame, but the offensive line is garbage,and McCarthy is a fucking buffoon. I don’t blame him for not giving a shit. Let’s see you take all those hits and see how many shits you give.
I was at the game. Cobb was open on almost every route. I hate to say it but the tape will not lie. Rogers is afraid to throw the ball downfield,,,until there is two minutes left to go. He is so afraid to throw an interception it is effecting the throws he is missing to wide open receivers. Cobb et al will never say it on tape, but hey were creating separation. Discount double..triple pump cannot pull the trigger.
Man packAttack that’s an amazing tirade….
Sadly I can see truth in a lot of it…
Afraid #12 is done, though I blame the coaches for much of it. ..
Dawn of a new era in the NFC North…
Bears and lions are building strong trams with each draft (and coach replacement)…
Feel sorry fir great young talent on team (HHCD, Randall, Janis, etc.) Imagine what Pagano, Fischer or Payton could do with this team….
Yep! I believe Rodgers to be playing this way for a number of possible reasons. Hits, being mildly concussed a number of times from hits/sacks (at least this would explain his slow decision making and his not being able to pick up the open reads), his frustration with vanilla play calling. His frustration with the SAME plays called that do not work. His frustration with the same personnel packages that he has to “work” with, that half of the time he has very few “options” to audible out of. His frustration with Buffoon and TT playing “favorites” (my speculation . . . ). Playing “hurt” most every game due to hits and sacks and hurries. TT NOT replenishing a broken O LINE, and WR core. I am certain that I am just scratching the surface here, but if half of this is true, I believe that most of us would say “fuck it!” too . . .
The thing is, Rodgers does have it. “It” just didn’t go away. Yes, he’s playing like he doesn’t know crap. But we all know that isn’t true. Even Rodgers can go through a slump. He’s human. Packer fans, including myself, tend to put QBS on a Godlike pedestal and when they can’t stand up on it and fall off we go bananas. He’ll get back up on the horse eventually. He has more talent in his little finger than teddy does. Favre looking pretty good…lol. jk :)
Good defensive performance.
What was Rodgers thinking throwing to the inside of Jones in the end zone to Rhodes for a pick, when he could have thrown to Jones outside for a easy td?
Don’t blame Rodgers for the fumble td, it was all Sitton (watch the play).
Piss piss poor 0 line performance.
15 seconds to play, ball on 39 yard line down by 7. McCarthy calls for a short pass to DickRodg. Result = 1 yard, clock running…Pure brilliance.
Running game? No.
But…All is not lost. McCarthy said in his presser, they know what they did wrong. So…no worries, i guess.
Coaching is wrong.
Laughing at everyone that’s saying Rodgers is “done” and this loss is on him. Yeah, he had a shit game, but if his mobility wasn’t on-point he would’ve gotten crushed tonight. The offensive line was a joke
And don’t give me this bullshit about how the receivers “showed up”. This was mediocrity from them and you’re all celebrating like they actually did something special. That’s how far they’ve fallen, you get a ham sandwich and think it’s a prime steak
Fat Mike needs to go. This fucking clown should have gotten the chop after the debacle in Seattle, but ohh no, we were treated to the debacle of 2015 as well
All of that said, I will lose my mind if Big Teddy T goes with him out the door. Can’t mess around with that
Yeah — Teddy has done such a nice job patch working this roster with James Jones (goes from being released by two horrible teams to WR1 for GB!), James Starks (who doesn’t deserve a job in the NFL), Davante Adams (worst WR in the NFL in 2015), Eddie Lacy (40 pounds overweight) and Richie Rodgers (the slowest tightend in the NFL). That offensive cast is just scary good. And the additions Thompson has made to the offensive line have been excellent. Signing JC Tretter and Lane Taylor — unreal moves. Game changers!
We can’t let Teddy go. No fucking way. He might get that 6th round pick steal next April we’ve been dying for the last 6 years!
How many 2-time NFL MVP QB’s go to less than 2 Super Bowls in 6 years? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Just a lost year. You could feel it early on. That happens sometimes. Maybe we lose next week, maybe we kick ass. Who knows. I know this… We’re in the playoffs. So how about all you entitled pussies stop your fucking whining and realize this franchise has been remarkable for over two decades and are still in position to compete for a while longer! Jesus!
Dude. Shut the fuck up. Seriously. If you’re happy with mediocrity maybe you should head over to MN and join the purple people eating fags. You don’t go for mediocrity with a 2-time NFL MVP at QB. You don’t go to 1 SB in 6 years and think it’s a good thing. Your wasting good years of Rodgers by being this pathetic and medicore. That’s the most pathetic post/attitude I’ve read in a long time. Yes — let’s just savor our place in mediocrity and just be happy we’re in the playoffs.
BWHAHAHAHAHAHA — fuck you. Go away. Head to a whore house for medicority. Loser.
You’ll have to excuse packattack GB West, he was dropped on his head by the 4 guys who were waiting for blood test to determine who his father was.
Loss next week should dictate big changes and thinking outside the box. How about trading MM for Sean Payton? Each guy has gone beyond his expiration date and could benefit from a fresh start. I don’t see how TT can embrace status quo for another year.
The packers NEEDS to fire Ted Thompson asap ! This guy WILL NOT sign a Free Agent, Idk why…Idk why he lets undrafted free agents and fucken bums / late round picks come in and try to be stars. The lack of experience is hurting the packers and his sad obsession with the draft and development program is just getting embarrassing.
Rodgers was lifeless and miserable again, and it’s probably not just on the field. Can we trade Olivia?
For all of you saying Rodgers is washed up. Lets see what the future holds, but i’m sure you’re right, which is why i won’t forget your post, so i can remind you all how smart you were back on Jan. 3rd 2016.
No one said Rodgers is washed up dumbshit, we are just starting that he is 32 years old, turning 33 next season, and it doesn’t take an expert to know that NFL players start to decline during that age. You may not know this, but when you get older in age, you tend to not be as strong and as fast as when you were younger. Idk how stupid you can get. This is what is happening to Rodgers. Idk how you cant see that, its right in front of the TV when you watch their games. Rodgers getting chases down, him not throwing laser balls anymore and his throws are fucken off.
Read the post dumbfuck
#6 written by PackAttack
01/03/2016 – 9:17 pm
I’m sorry to say it —- but it’s the hard cold truth. Rodgers is finished. He just doesn’t have it anymore.
#17 written by icebowl
01/03/2016 – 9:27 pm
Man packAttack that’s an amazing tirade….
Sadly I can see truth in a lot of it…
Afraid #12 is done
Mark this down: you are one tedious, childish dipshit.
Btw moron….You should spend less time posting, and more time studying to pass your GED and learning better English.
Ah yes, the grammar police. You’re probably those fans who consistently write, ” In Ted we trust “
Btw, your grammar isn’t all great either dumbass, did you wanted me to correct your mistakes also ?
No dumbfuck, just admit people said he was finished before you start calling someone a dumbshit, dumbshit.
PF4L is pathetic. He’s one of those losers who loves mediocrity and can’t see the truth when it’s right in front of him. Handing out grammar lessons when he should be giving himself vision tutorials. Start with looking at Rodgers declining numbers the last 3 years PF4L. You’ll do yourself well to start there.
Before you start calling people a dumbshit, make sure you can spell complicated words like..stating, and chased, or you might be called out, dumbshit.
Packattack, if you think i like mediocrity, then you haven’t been paying attention. Either that, or you’re too busy making moronic post about Rodgers being like RG3, and Kaepernick.
Guy had the worst statistical season of his career. By far. His numbers have actually been decreasing the last 3 years. Completion %, Touchdowns, QB Rating — all going down over the last 3-4 years. He’s yet to win a big game against a team worth a shit, hasn’t won a big playoff game in 6 years now. What am I missing besides the fact that your butt hurt about this and can’t see the truth. Have you watched him this year? The guy fucking sucks.
I wonder if the Chiefs stole Rodgers mojo? Remember the Michael Jordan comparisons after that game? Now he’s dogshit and the Chiefs are rolling.
Look — optimistic Packer Fans. You need to wake the fuck up. I’ve been a packerbacker for 20+ years and I’ll tell you right now this is the worst season I’ve seen in a long, long time and it was doomed from the beginning because of the moves Ted Thompson & Mike McCarthy have made over the last three years.
You cannot have an effective offense with….
* When your main weapons on offense are Lacy (overweight), Starks (below average NFL RB), James Jones (released by two NFL teams), Richie Rodgers (slow and not good) and Davante Adams (statistically the worst WR in the NFL 2015) and your plays are being called by an absolute moron in Mike McCarthy — you’re in deep shit.
* An overweight, underperforming, running back who lacks effort and consistency and then YOU except to lean on the run game to complement a struggling passing game? Who thinks that way? Whose responsibility is it to discipline Lacy for his bullshit? Who’s responsible for his fall? Yeah the fat boy is to blame — but someone on the coaching staff needs to take the fall on this just like how Shawn Slocum had to take the fall for Brandon Bostick a year ago.
* How is it that James Jones can be released by two NFL teams but somehow finds himself as the defacto WR1 for the Green Bay Packer offense? How does that fly on any other successful team? How do you think that’s a good thing? How do all those so-called “top-end draft picks” by the genius Ted Thompson fail to materialize into one halfway decent option over the course of 16 games? Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis, Ty Montgomery all busted. Not one guy stepped up. Who’s this on?
* Davante Adams. Quite possibly the worst receiver in the NFL in 2015. Arguably the worst single season performance by a receiver in Green Bay history. Yet he still gets targets, still gets opportunities. He’s never disciplined for his bullshit (spiking the ball versus AZ?), can’t catch, can’t run routes, can’t win one-on-ones. What does this guy do? Why is he even out there?
* James Starks. How is this guy on an NFL roster? A year ago DeAngelo Williams was a FA and I was laughed at for saying he should be an option for the Packer offense. I guess signing a FA is outlawed under the great Ted. But when was the last time this team had a dynamic playmaker who could make plays consistently on 3rd downs off check-downs? James Starks isn’t that playmaker, he’s not a game changer. He’s a weak link on a bad offense who gets multiple opportunities for some reason. He’s currently ranked 28th amongst all #2 backs in the NFL which probably means he has no place other than in Green Bay (the same can be said for John Kuhn).
* The offensive line has never been addressed in the Ted Thompson era. Dereck Sherrod doesn’t count. When is this franchise going to go out and find a decent FA and give him some money to protect Rodgers? How many years are we going to go through the rotating committee at left tackle? It’s been ignored for years.
* Randall Cobb gets a massive contract extension and then……goes and pulls a no show. McCarthy can’t find a way to get him involved (The HB dives don’t really work either Mike). Cobb apparently lost all his speed because he’s incapable at running post routes anymore. He’s being paid WR1 dollars and produced WR5 numbers. The guy lost all his speed. All his moves. Can’t get open? Who’s this on? Someone needs to take responsibility for this….no?
* A 2-time NFL MVP who’s on pace to shatter Favre’s numbers goes completely in the tank this year (worst statistical year in his career) and the offense (one that last year led the league in total scoring) goes from scary to pathetic? How does this fly? Who takes the blame on this one? McCarthy thought he was the ultimate answer, yet all he proved was that he was the ultimate problem.
These are problems someone needs to answer for and this time McCarthy can’t hide by Shawn Slocum
Rodgers hasn’t looked like a leader this season, although it’s hard to blame the guy for his loss of confidence when he’s surrounded by fucking bozos who continue to tread water, just raking in cash while expecting this one guy to carry the team on his back. I want to be mad at him for his “I’m over this bullshit” attitude and body language, but damn it, so am I! I have not been part of the “FIRE EVERYONE!” crowd that pops up year after year since 2010, but this year I will admit it is finally time for a regime change. There was a dearth of leadership on our side today, no question about it.
We are terrible but good enough to beat washington. AR is in a big slump. Need better coach to get him out.
Trade Rodgers to the AFC. How about Cleveland? They’ll give us a couple number ones and maybe a player.
Trade McCarthy. Some inept organization will give up a number one for him.
Roll with Hundley and his cheap ass contract. Have 5 number one picks in the first two years, find a coach and QB who are not only talented but strong leaders.
Buy low sell high. The time to move on from Rodgers might be a half season late. The time to move on from McCarthy was probably pre 2010 despite the Super Bowl win out of nowhere.
Some good points, especially regarding that fucktard Buffoon . . . I personally want to keep Rodgers in the fold, but I do agree that the “trades” may be a boon for the future! I firmly believe that Rodgers is not Rodgers this year, given all that has happened, I am worried that he may be burned out and hurt. Next year will determine this. If in fact the Packers make the right moves, and at least get rid of MM and TT, 2016 would most likely be a “building” year for the new regime, which would give them time to answer Rodgers ability and his mental state going forward. I want Rodgers to be around. I am hopeful that this season was an aberration that happened because of all the disarray brought on by Buffoon, injuries and poor player procurement . . .
For Rodgers, is it possible to not draw long term definitive conclusions of some drastic decline in production and ability in just 10 games? The guys has been absolutely mauled due to an o-line that doesn’t have his back (or front or middle). He has no running game. His receivers’ look like they are mailing it in. Can he really focus on much of anything other than surviving and avoiding getting smacked around?
He doesn’t look good, but it doesn’t mean he somehow still isn’t good.
^ The voice of reason.
Yea people, lets get rid of Rodgers, a guy who has put up H O F numbers for his career, because he’s getting his ass kicked behind a bad 0 line, bad run game, and as Calico mentioned, receivers who look like they have mailed it in except for James Jones. Franchise QB’s are so easy to find, i’m sure why can find 3 in a row…lol. Maybe we can trade him for Cutty, or move Hundley to starting QB, based on pretty good play against back ups in pre-season. Sounds like a solid plan.
Oh, sorry about split infinitive P4L.
Why in the hell would I ever pay attention, or read, any of your posts? Why?
I don’t see any Packer fans here. All I see are a bunch of whiny little bitches.
Boo fuckin hoo.
You wanna quit on this team? Then go find another team. I bet McCarthy and Rodgers won’t even know, or care, you’re gone.
Well, I don’t expect to get much support here, but I’m glad the Vikings won the division. I like them.
I’m guessing a lot of people on here have only been Packer fans from the early 90’s or mid 90’s and they are oblivious to anything else besides winning football. They don’t realize how lucky we are to have 2 franchise QB’s for 25 years. That just doesn’t happen often in the NFL.
Most NFL owners and their fans would sell their souls to have 2 QB’s back to back like Favre and Rodgers.
I’m not a big fan of McCarthy or Ted, and i think it’s time to go, as i’ve stated in the past, but…i still respect them for the Super Bowl team that they assembled and won with. but that was then.
Bitch about the season, bitch about the coaches, and players if valid, i do also…But i never forget, and i always appreciate what we have sustained for so long.
Relampagoblanco and I HAD tickets to this game for what would have been a grand birthday celebration. Instead, I spent time away from glass seats at the Blackhawks game to root and cheer for nothing.
Rodgers is so much of a perfectionist, that his perfectionist mentality is actually hindering his performance this season. The only person to blame here is Ted. The talent level is not quite where it once was and as a result, the play on that side of the ball is suffering. Also amazing to see how well Capers is preparing this defense week in and week out. Funny how no one is calling for his head lately.
This team’s attrition just caught up with them (offense). One year the defense needs fixing, the next the special teams are to blame, this year it’s the offense of all things.
The key is to balance talent acquisition via draft and free agency, not panic by firing people, and this thing will turn itself right around.
Best of luck next season!
I don’t see MM or TT going anywhere for the next 2-3 years which is just before AR’s contract is up. While I am not buying the statement that he is one of the best play calling coaches in the league. I am buying the fact that the team no longer respects or responds to his ability or inability to coach this team as a whole. Capers should have been let go 3 years ago, before Greene quit. Slocum should have never been allowed to coach in this league. Clements should have never been allowed to call plays. Nothing is ever adjusted or corrected, only discussed in interviews, you know, pad level and failure to execute is the problem, not scheme. TT is a whole other conversation…next weekend will be the 2015 season Old Yeller moment.
How do you adjust to him not making routine throws?? He misses several a game now and he’s the highest paid QB in the league. When you are using that much of the cap on one guy, the team is fucked if that guy cannot perform at an extremely high level, which he obviously no longer can.
This is the same team that went 6-0. They still have hope. Difference is the O line!!! Rodgers isn’t Favre. He gets rattled and makes inaccurate bad throws when he gets pressured. Keep Rodgers up and they can still beat anyone.
on a play off of monty’s words, “Fuck the Green Bay Packers. Fuck them and their fucking mothers, too.”
So who is the QB of the future? Brett Hundley?
I get the emotion in these responses, but its not easy to win titles. I think GB needs to allow our position coaches to interview and stop promoting them to jobs they are not equipped to handle, (Edgar Bennett as the OC?). Go hire an OC that can run the offense and settle AR down. We also need to recognize that the coaching staff doesn’t adapt very well to in game changes. If defenses were jamming up our receivers, then you turn to a different strategy. Oline being hurt this year created less open holes for runners and no time for AR. This teams failure was more about injuries, than anything else. Defense and Special Teams looked much better. Get healthy on offense and this team looks different
What appears to be happening is the lack of blocking and open receivers is affecting Rodgers even when there is blocking and they are open. It’s as if he’s expecting to be hit and expecting to have to force throws. The swagger he normally plays with is completely gone at the moment.
The other troublesome issue is his body language. He is not leading the way he should be. This team looks to him to take them where they need to get and when he’s bitching and pouting everyone gets down. Pay close attention to how slowly his teammates, specifically his lineman walk over to help him up. I believe I even saw him refuse a hand once last night. He also constantly bitches at them and I don’t care what anyone says that takes a toll on guys. There is still a human element. It will piss guys off to the point where they don’t care if he takes hits and basically say fuck him. So he needs to fix that shit immediately and I don’t see it happening.
When the packers D plays the way they did and they lose at home for the division title to the vikings, I would say all hope is lost. Get the booze ready Sunday, because I don’t see anyway it doesn’t end in disappointment for all of us.
I’m sure Rodgers has a very bright future ahead of him when he demands to be traded, to the 49ers.
So bad that Clay is now punching.
My conspiracy theory is that McCarthy realized that defenses were well-versed in his play calling and was probably hearing from the Clements/Van Pelt/Rodgers faction that they had a plan. Unfortunately, that plan probably featured a lot of Nelson and Adams and required a stout offensive line. Worse yet, it required taking receiver coaching away from Edgar Bennett which probably was not loved by the receivers.
The Packers will have to fire someone in the off season as the offense and defensive stats are not that much different than 2005 when Thompson cleaned house. I just think it will be a band-aid though and the team will continue have problems next year.
Everyone who’s ready to jump off the ledge – the Packers were one missed throw by AR from tying the thing up. Who knows how it might have played out?
Sometimes, your team loses.
There is no question Rodgers is off, along with everyone else on the O including MM, however the interception was not because Rodgers has a limp arm due to old age. Rodgers was going to throw the ball to Jones and then caught Kuhn flashing. You can see that Rodgers throwing motion was as if he was throwing to Jones but at the last split second tried to throw to Kuhn. The pass was already part way out of his hand and ended half way in between the two and looked (was) half assed. It had nothing to do with a limp arm, old age, not giving a shit, etc. By the way if Rodgers did not give a shit why would he be the one hustling the hardest to make the tackle on the fumble?
Good call, Howard. I’ll have to look at that play again.
Either way, poor play by Rodgers. Jones was there. Rodgers needed to trust it and let it go.
The Lambeau mystic is gone. So sad. Ever since Olivia Munn came into the picture with Rodgers, its been downhill.
Wow. Just WOW. Packer “fans” really are the worst fans in the world.
Growing up a Pack fan in Chicago, I can’t begin to Explain how painful it was watching the Packers games as a kid in mid 70s and 80s every year at Soldier Field and Milwaukee County Stadium (good riddance). Great times and memories, but not because the consistently below par quality of football. having a QB as good as 12 or 4 would have made it a whole lot better.
Great observation. Kind of sad, and scarry, watching AR trying to get through the blockers, but he tried.
I’m not ready to give up on this franchise quite yet. Growing up a Packers fan in the late 80’s among Giants and Bills fans would test you. Last night sucked but I still believe this team can turn it on in the playoffs. Well maybe.
If anyone thinks ted should be safe they should go fuck themselves, the asshole has done nothing to get a deep threat to help this offense because he only likes “his players” his shitty fucking players. Chris simms was saying in week 6 after struggles against the rams, 9ers and chargers that they needed someone with speed, it was obvious to fucking everyone but ted, who just just sat on his hand twindling his thumbs while they were lodged up his asshole. Then as the offense got progressively worse he did absolute fucking garbage
I doubt that Manly Mike or Tantalizing Ted are going anywhere soon. I agree that the Oline was just plain pathetic. Rodgers is not getting enough time. He’s not moving outside the pocket like he used to. Even his short passes scared me. When he throws down field I have zero confidence. Failure breeds doubt. It spreads like wildfire. True champions overcome the BS in their heads. Rodgers used to be able to do that. I no longer see the cocky, confident, attitude in his eyes. Now I see uncertainty and embarrassment. Things won’t change for this team if the QBS head is screwed up. Hopefully, AR will have a come to Jesus moment. Soon.
If Rodgers head is screwed up, it’s from taking 182 hits during the season.
Packers never give up.
On a high note, I’m glad I came back to check this site out. I must say reading your comments is most entertaining. Brought tears to my eyes and gave me a tummy ache from giggling. :)