In Case of Emergency Insert Christine Michael
Look I know this latest free agent acquisition has flashed and provided a spark when it was needed versus the Giants in the wild card round, but in my opinion that is the only time he should handle the ball — in an emergency.
When you’re playing in a dome and the idea is almost always to take a touchback to avoid a negative play, having an electrifying yet unstable presence receiving the kick isn’t necessary or worth the risk.
Catching the ball is the most important thing and watching Michael’s lack of technique as he continually fields kickoffs above shoulder level is going to cost the Green Bay Packers more than it did this past Sunday.
He does flash and offer something in the running game, but it comes at a very high risk that I could ever get behind as worth it.
Milk Carton Photo: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
I’m sorry, man. The fact that Charles Woodson gave you the advice to follow and Micah Hyde executed it HAS to chap your ass some. Doesn’t it?
It damn well better because not only were you not a proactive, aggressive, anticipating assassin out there on Sunday, you were pretty much the complete opposite.
You credited Charles Woodson with giving you the advice to attack the play based on your film study. And just trust what you see and go for it. Well, I can say with some certainty that you didn’t recognize ANYTHING in film study this week because you were sitting back and being as unaggressive as I’ve ever seen.
Pro Bowl? Pfffft.
Tentative, slow reacting, missed tackles and pretty much zero impact. Anyone remember Clinton-Dix making a play on Sunday? I don’t. Anyone remember Kentrell Brice making a play? Yeah, Brice makes some mistakes too, but at least he’s getting SOMETHING done out there. After he blasted Cole Beasley into next Tuesday, the Cowboys slot receiver caught just one more ball the rest of the game.
After the game Ha Ha tweeted this: Today was a movie man.
Yeah, maybe it was. Because you were a spectator. Watching. And this team needs a hell of a lot more than that from a (cough, cough) Pro Bowl safety.
Step. The Fuck. Up.
How many plays has Clay Matthews made this year? I recall one really good game where he dominated and then disappeared off the face of the planet.
People can tell me all they want that the Packers are better off with Clay Matthews outside, but his production from that position tells a very different story.
Although it did seem to be by design that the Packers played more edge contain on Dak Prescott than all-out pressures, Matthews just doesn’t get it done on the outside and hasn’t gotten it done on the outside versus mid-level or better offensive linemen all season.
The guy can still make plays, but I don’t think I’ll ever be convinced he’s ever been a better OLB than ILB.
The Packers need more out of Clay and simply put, that means more snaps inside. I’d like to see a heavy dose of Datone Jones on one side and Nick Perry on the other collapsing the pocket with Clay floating around in the middle, outside, moving all over the place.