Do the Green Bay Packers cheat? Specifically, do their offensive linemen?
That’s what Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett suggested after his team beat the Packers on Sunday.
“They’re a team that gets away with a lot of stuff as far as holding calls and everything. So, when the thing isn’t going his way, when the game’s played fairly, it tends to be a problem.”
When the game’s played fairly… Jesus H.
Isn’t the old adage that holding could be called on any play? In case you didn’t know, yes it is.
But Grady Jarrett is too young and has too much fat in between his ears to know that.
Let’s look at this objectively, though. The Packers were penalized six times for 63 yards in that game, compared with just four Falcons’ penalties.
Of those six penalties, at least four of them came when the Packers were on defense. Another one was Aaron Rodgers getting called for a facemask. We can’t seem to locate the sixth. However, let’s say that sixth penalty was holding. One single penalty certainly doesn’t suggest the Packers hold on a regular basis.
Considering that by the end of the game, three-fifths of the offensive line was missing and defensive lineman Letroy Guion was playing right tackle, we’d expect some holding. A hell of lot more than one penalty which may not have actually been a hold…
And yet, the officials clearly weren’t going heavy on the holding calls.
Here’s something else. The Packers committed 98 enforced penalties on the season. That’s an average of 6.125 per game, so they were right at their average in the game against the Falcons.
So what the hell is this dimwit talking about?
He doesn’t know and neither do we. Must just like to hear words come out of his stupid mouth.
FIRST OF ALL, WHO IN THE HELL IS GRADY JARRETT? I DIDNT EVEN KNOW WHO YOU WAS UNTIL THIS CAME OUT. STACK YOUR BREAD LIKE THE PACKERS DO AND THEN MAYBE YOU CAN BE OF A FACTOR. SECOND, BEFORE NOW, YOU AND YOUR TEAM DIDNT AND HADNT MADE IT TO THE SUPERBOWL. THIS ABOUT THE FACT THAT SOMEONE WAS PAID TO SEE TO YOU EVEN HAVING A WIN AND BEING A MATTER OF FACT TO PEOPLE. THIRD, HOW IS IT THAT YOU IS PLAYING WITH THE FALCONS WHEN YOU DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT IN THE HELL YOU IS TALKING ABOUT. LISTEN, GET TO KNOW YOUR SPORT BEFORE YOU GO TRASHING OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT GREEN BAY WAS CHEATING. IF ANYTHING, YOU AND THE FALCONS WAS CHEATING. AND YOU KNOW SOME OF THEM CALLS THAT WAS MADE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOR YALL. THE ONLY REASON THAT YOU IS A FACTOR IS BECAUSE EVEN YOUR FANS DIDNT LIKE YOU BECAUSE GENERALLY YOU IS A TEAM THAT SUCK, AND IF YOU THINK THAT YOU IS GOING TO WIN THE SUPERBOWL THIS YEAR, I BEG TO DIFFER BECAUSE YOUR QUARTERBACK HAD NOTHING ON TOM BRADY, AND EVEN THOUGH I DONT LIKE HIM EITHER, HE SHOULD DEFLATE THE BALL ON YOUR ASS UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT IN THE HELL YOURE TALKING ABOUT.
WHAT’S WITH THE CAPS ?
HAD TO PUT EARPLUGS IN TO READ THIS..
Speaking of dimwits…… did you take into account the delay of game penalty on a kickoff?
The dimwit comment was meant for the kickoff team not the author.
To gladly echo Tieleasha Jones “Who the hell is Grady Jarret”. I love it! When I read what this hump said I thought the same thing. I`ve never heard of this guy until now. I`ve heard of Gerald McCoy, I`ve heard of Mike Daniels, I`ve heard of Willie Young ! Wow I thought. now heres a guy who reallly knowss his stuff. he knows all about the Packers and what they get away with and so on and so forth. Idiocy!
Just to look in detail at Grady Jarrett’s statement. It is two sentences.
Sentence 1, the Packers are “a team that gets away with a lot of stuff as far as holding calls and everything”. That is true and here are three examples:
A. The constant endemic perpetual holding as per my previous post. Go look. Compare.
B. The high number of roughing the passer style calls. Brees throws more and has a lesser o-line but does not get half as many. Cam Newton gets, literally, none of these calls. Quick, or even slow, identify a QB who gets as many or more of these types of calls. There isn’t anyone.
C. Non-called Packer unsportsmanlike conduct calls. You could look at last year with Clay Matthews punching the back of the helmet of Vikings offensive lineman Mike Harris — who was sitting on the ground, facing away from Matthews, and after the whistle was blown. Why did Matthews do it? Well, Harris blocked him beautifully, just destroyed him, and drove him about ten yards down field. Matthews was embarrassed. So he attacked a defenseless player just due to wounded pride knowing he could get away with it. Or you could look at the most recent game. Sure, Rodgers was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for face masking an opposing player (very ironic that he actually did it but was SOOOOO offended when another player did not do it and he tried to frame the guy. But unsportsmanlike conduct is called per incident, not per play) but the refs really had no choice. It was way too obvious to not call it. Rodgers then clearly intentionally ran into an opposing player on the sideline long after the play was over. He was clearly trying to cheat hoping to draw a penalty and knowing he would not be called for what he did. The Falcon did do a silly pratfall but he was wise not to strike back. That incident shows Rodgers true character or, actually, lack thereof.
D. An incredible proliferation of pass interference calls called against teams opposing the Packers. This keeps a lot of drives alive and often gets them in scoring territory when they otherwise would have punted. Chart the past 6 years and you will see the Packers have gotten roughly triple the number of calls and quintuple the yardage. Really incredible stuff and quite a compelling indicator the Packers and Rodgers are propped up by non-calls and calls against the other team.
So, the first sentence by Jarrett is true and so is the second sentence. Rodgers and the Packers, though they did get away with numerous holds, were not gifted with defensive holding and pass interference calls and fake roughing the passer calls.
Jarrett said “…when the game’s played fairly, it tends to be a problem” (for the Packers) And it was mostly played fairly that game. You watched the game. What do you think? Was it a problem? Or is losing 44-21 not a problem?
It is a well known fact that the Packers offensive linemen hold almost every pass play. I know that is not welcome news and will be vehemently denied but Grady has a point.
A typical pass play among Packer blockers goes like this:
STEP 1 — ball is snapped
STEP 2 — get handfuls of opposing team’s player’s jersey
STEP 3 — continue to hold on until play is over
STEP 4 — repeat next pass play
It is so continuous and prolific that is must be taught to the players. It can’t be a big synchronous accident that they all do it.
I’ve watched many football games and many of them are Packers games. Maybe once per three non-Packer games I’ll declare a clear and compelling hold I happened to see. Two out of three times the ref also then calls it. During Packer games I’ll see the Packers doing that an average of three times per game. Not three total holds, three REALLY BAD REALLY OBVIOUS holds. These are rarely called by the refs.
I know you Packer fans will deny it and I guess I don’t have proof to present at this time. But I do invite you to look, really look, next year. Then compare it to the offensive line of the opposing teams and what they are doing.
How do I explain it, beyond that the coaches teach it? The refs don’t call it unless absolutely forced to call it and sometimes not even then. There are indicators that the greedy NFL does want certain teams to be successful and does want certain star players to especially prosper in order to fuel fan following and money. You know the only morals the NFL has is their lust to make more money. Packers being successful helps do that. Same thing Rodgers. So, he gets tons of added protection via uncalled almost continuous holds and also benefits from really iffy at best roughing the passer calls.
If you are being honest with yourself (not a Packer fan forte, I know) you already freely admit that the refs stole away and gave the Lions home game to the Packers in 2015.
Cam Newton takes about 7 hits per game worse than what Rodgers takes in several games. But, he gets no roughing the passer calls and Rodgers gets them almost every other game. Rodgers is treated this way because he is a gold mine to the NFL.
Rodgers seems very aware of this as well. Against the Falcons he got hit legally and timely below the shoulder and protested non-stop even while leaving the filed that it had been helmet to helmet contact. The replay, from any angle, embarrassingly shows Rodgers was arguing a complete fiction. Then, later, he was pulled down by the jersey for a sack. Rodgers intentionally tipped his face mask forward and pressed it against the back of the defensive lineman’s hand and then went on to argue that he was a victim of face mask!
You could, I suppose, argue that first hit addled Rodgers or that his head bounced on his own shoulder pad and so he truly thought he was a victim of helmet to helmet. I don’t buy it but I would think you’d have a legit argument there. But the second incident? C’mon, a player knows for sure whether or not their face mask was grabbed and pulled. And it wasn’t. You can see the face mask over the hand and you can see the hand literally stretching the jersey. Can’t do that if it is tangled in a face mask. Why? Because a face mask has no stretch. It could not stretch along with the jersey.
So Rodgers knew it was a lie, a false accusation, and he did it on purpose, even creating the appearance on purpose. He is used to these going his way.
Rodgers is a cheater and a liar.
The Packers offensive linemen are good but are also cheaters as well.
Grady Jarrett speaks truth.
Killer did you get raped on the loveboat