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Packers Back to Lowest Common Denominator Philosophy

It’s kind of how other Green Bay Packers sites write for the idiots in the bunch. Or maybe they are the idiots in the bunch. We’re not sure. What we are sure of is the Green Bay Packers will be pandering to the dummies on the team from now on.

That means their offseason will be spent teaching their system in the most dumbed-down possible way, so the new guys — and the guys who aren’t very smart — get it and understand it. That’s good for those guys, but it doesn’t do much to advance the veterans.

But the Packers have tried that before.

They tried it last offseason, when all you heard Packers coach Mike McCarthy talk about was getting off to a fast start. Part of the plan to getting off to that fast start was NOT to pander to the dummies in the room. Instead, the Packers tailored their offseason program to the veterans and counted on them to bring the youngsters along.

The Packers got their fast start at 6-0 and then the wheels fell off.

So, either that was a stupid idea to begin with or the veterans didn’t do their part. Rather than counting on the veterans to do better, McCarthy has decided to go back to the old way.

“You always teach the youngest guy in the room,” McCarthy said. “I hate to say the lowest, but you always taught to the youngest player in the room. It’s something we’ve done through Day 1, and it’s worked for us.”

What that means is, the Packers are probably trading another fast start for a better and more cohesive team down the stretch.

After last season, I think we’ll all take that.

In hindsight, 2015 seemed to have more guys on the roster than usual who were deemed not ready to contribute. That could very well have been a byproduct of counting on the veterans to bring the youngsters up to speed (and the veterans failing to give a shit).

In the latter part of the season when you need those young guys to contribute, they didn’t really seem to be able to do so, with a couple exceptions.

Maybe that will change now that the focus is back on getting the young and dim up to speed.

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Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!

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14 Comments

  1. Phatgzus May 9, 2016

    Because THIS site is the intellectual football equivalent of a med student’s reading criteria, LMFAO.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK May 10, 2016

      That is why you come back each and everyday correct? Because, to just come to this site to ridicule would mean that you are just a complete asshole . . . right fat jesus? Personally I like the alternate point of view. Rather than just bath myself in the sweet warm vomit of acolytes, sycophants, band wagoner’s and lickspittles. There is always high intellect in that crowd . . .

      1. Phatgzus May 10, 2016

        You would know about high intellect…lol.

        1. MMTTDCSUCK May 10, 2016

          An assumption like that is expected from a dolt such as you. You make me laugh.

      2. Phatgzus May 10, 2016

        FYI it’s bathE, with an “e”, not a hard word, keep killing those brain cells.

        1. MMTTDCSUCK May 10, 2016

          Typo genius . . . I see we have an arbitrary monitor in here again . . .

          1. Packers fan May 12, 2016

            Question: Why do always say Buffoon instead of MM? Please tell me.

  2. jschizl May 9, 2016

    I just shit my pants

  3. Icebowler May 9, 2016

    Here’s a thought: Why not get the whole team ready? Maybe we need to bring in some 90 year old coaches who are still familiar with the one room schoolhouse concept.

    1. rebelgb May 11, 2016

      Because MM is a shit coach. He is living off of one Super Bowl. Yeah yeah we can listen to Shawn tell us how MM’s winning record is so amazing. Well MM has coached a team with a HoF QB and until recently in a really shitty division.

      I read comments from MM like the ones above and I think to myself “this guy is a fucking idiot.”

      1. Phatgzus May 11, 2016

        It amazes me how readily stupid and/or ignorant people are willing to label another person as even dumber than themselves. Gotta do anything you can to alleviate that inferiority complex ASAP, huh?

  4. rebelgb May 11, 2016

    This team LACKS veteran leadership. Its one of the reasons we have not been able to get back to the Super Bowl despite having 3 or 4 of the best players in the NFL and one of those being a HoF QB.

    Everyone loves Arodge and so do I. The guy isnt much of a leader. He’s a stuck up SO-CAL guy. Hey thats ok, its just him being him. But his style of leadership is probably “hey dumbass you fucked up, square that shit away…” Most guys dont respond well to that.

    Same thing on Defense. Losing Collins eliminated any leadership on defense. Clay is a super star. But like Rodgers he’s an arrogant prick and arrogant pricks make terrible leaders. Who else leads on the Defense? Well noone. The skinny on Julius is hes actually a reserved guy, if anything hes a joker in practice. Fun to be around but not really a Leader.

    Its a serious issue and im not sure where change is going to come from. Rodgers isnt going anywhere soon and usually its your QB who is the “leader” on offense. On defense anyone could potentially step up, but right now im not seeing the personalities for that to happen. Ha Ha? Maybe. Seemed a bit immature out of college, but a few years under his belt maybe he is growing up and can become that guy.

    So I guess the question is can we win a Super Bowl without veteran leaders? Probably. It will be a tougher road though.

    1. Phatgzus May 11, 2016

      1) Rodgers is from NorCal and Oregon not SoCal you geographically deficient putz.

      2) Veteran leadership isn’t the fucking reason we haven’t won another Super Bowl. Seriously the most over-hyped buzz word (and that’s all it is) in the history of sports. I guess 26 other teams don’t have good enough veteran leadership either, even though some those teams now have the ‘veteran leaders” that were on those Super Bowl -winning teams.

  5. Vano Lucas May 16, 2016

    I just hope any “dumbing down,” if such a phenomenon is actually about to occur, will be smart enough to make Jeff Janis an integral part of this football team. You can’t teach that kind of speed, but you can teach route running, timing, etc. Besides that, I haven’t seen an indication that he doesn’t have good hands.