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.