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Don’t Single-Team Mike Daniels

If defensive lineman Mike Daniels has the same type of game in week 2 as he did in week 1, the Green Bay Packers are going to be in good shape.

NFL Films released their Turning Point from the Packers win over the Seattle Seahawks and it’s all about Daniels.

I was at the game, so I didn’t hear Troy Aikman exclaim, “Mike Daniels is having the game of his life!”

He did have the game of his life. We’ll see if he can keep it up.

The part I love and hadn’t realized prior to watching this was Seattle’s blocking scheme on Daniels’ strip sack. They had seven blockers in for four Packers’ rushers. Along with Daniels, the other rushers were Clay Matthews, Nick Perry and Kyler Fackrell.

So you tell me, who would you not double-team in that scenario?


The Seahawks chose to double-team the two outside rushers — Perry and Matthews, which is sensible. And then for some reason, they chose to double Fackrell instead of Daniels.

Well, good thinking…

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Howard September 16, 2017

    To have a very good pass rush you need one interior D lineman to require two O-linemans attention. Then you need a second who is at least is close to needing the same, or is good at beating someone man on man. A strong middle rush makes even the best of QBs get jittery. Who is going to be that second guy for the Pack?

    The Falcons have 2 of those type of middle guys in Jarrett and Poe. They had a very strong push against the bears in week one. They were so far into the backfield it actually helped the bears running game by opening diagonal run lanes.

    1. MJ September 16, 2017

      Dontari Poe is a beast! He is over 350 lb and doesn’t sport a Raji-type belly. Must be hard to move aside in run blocking. And he is also quite explosive for his size, so he is also a threat to get into the backfield. Our offensive lineman tend to be on the light side, except for Lane Taylor (and formerly Sitton and Lang) who has adequate size. Linsley and one the guards will need to double team on Poe. Otherwise, one of them alone will be blown back in pass plays and won’t gain an inch on run plays.

      1. MJ September 16, 2017

        *linemen tend to be…

  2. PF4L September 16, 2017

    The Seahawks could have had 8 lineman in, and the Packers still would have gotten to Wilson.

    In other news….Bennett got fined $9,115 for his bully penalty on K. J. Wrights legal tackle. I’m not ashamed to say i was so upset that i had to walk out of a family meeting because i was in tears.

    1. Oshkosh September 16, 2017

      Bully penalty. Your opinions have always been the worst. Bennetts the fukin man!

      1. PF4L September 16, 2017

        Yea, you’re probably right, i don’t have a clue, but that’s why i’m here, to learn from all you fine people.

        It wasn’t my intention to hurt your feelings. Maybe you missed a previous post of mine where i apologized in advance for hurting anyone’s feelings this season. You could go back to find it, or better yet i will simply repeat it to you in summary.

        F. O.

  3. MJ September 16, 2017

    That play where Fackrell was doubled didn’t happen by design. Who would plan for that, right? “. .. there is this dangerous OLB we have to account for on every play”… The center was idle, so he turned to help the right guard with Fackrell. He didn’t see the left guard having trouble with Daniels breaking through the A gap on his left.