Five More Thoughts On Packers’ 20-17 Loss To Cardinals

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Davante Adams

Did anyone see this coming? We sure as hell didn’t. Walter Sobchak: should be a pushover.

Well, just like Walter Sobchak, the Green Bay Packers apparently braced the wrong kid. Little Larry = Arizona Cardinals.

I still don’t even know what to say. This shitball team came in with two wins. They came in with a rookie quarterback. They came in ranked last in every offensive category. If you want to talk about tanking in the NFL, then talk about this game.

The Cardinals won. They won in fucking Lambeau Field. So let’s get on with this. I will try not to mention how much Aaron Rodgers sucked, how he might have tanked, because I mentioned that enough after the loss.

Stack The Box

There have been times when Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been good. I’m going to point out the obvious here. Think about it. When have those times been? When he’s with some high-profile broad. Okay… coincidence? That would be odd, wouldn’t it? He’s could not be himself because he’s gay and is uncomfortable having a beard. And I don’t give a fuck if he’s gay or not. We have it on good authority he is. So what happens then from a game-planning perspective? Teams stack the box to stop the running game. Because Rodgers is off. They did it when Eddie Lacy was busting motherfuckers up and Rodgers wasn’t (Olivia Munn). They did it on Sunday, knowing Aaron Jones was busting motherfuckers up. And didn’t even care about Rodgers. They didn’t have to care. Maybe it’s not the woman thing or the pretend-woman thing, but defenses focus on stopping the other team’s biggest weapon. In this case, it was shut down Aaron Jones, not Aaron Rodgers. Very coincidental, though. Jones went 11 for 36 yards, his least-productive game of the year. Connect the dots.

Best Receiver In The League?

Davante Adams had the audacity to call himself the best receiver in the league last week. We laughed. Maybe shouldn’t have. I don’t know that he’s the best receiver in the league, but that touchdown catch where he dropped his toes and that sideline catch he had late? There are maybe five guys in the league that would make either of those plays. He made both of them. I think some shitdick called Adams a solid No. 3. Well, fuck that shitdick. Davante is a solid No. 1, one of the best receivers in the league. A No. 1 on any team. I can’t say he’s the best, but hell, he’s in the conversation as far as we are concerned.

Pass Rush? Hello?

We’ve been hearing about this great Mike Pettine defense all season, yeah? To me, that means maybe the Packers will get some pass rush and turnovers, no? The Packers had a whole two sacks on Sunday. A whopping three quarterback hits. Against a shit offensive line! Playing a rookie quarterback! One of the sacks came from safety Josh Jones. I mean, there’s no explanation. Did Pettine think he was going to get the interim job? He’s going to be looking for a job soon.

Unsung?

I’m not sure he’s an unsung hero, but Blake Martinez is a guy we love. He plays inside backer, so not recognized very often. But what the hell does this guy do? Just leads the team in tackles pretty much every week, We’re not talking about A.J. Hawk jumping-on-piles shit. We’re talking about actually making stops. Martinez is a boss. He’s the leader of the team’s defense. Other than Kenny Clark, might be the only ballin’-ass-motherfucker on it. And he deserves to be in the Pro Bowl.

Gravy Fart

You’re going to get no sappy obituary for Mike McCarthy here. Sorry if that’s what you wanted. But let’s give Fat Mike a little recognition for a second. Sure, he was propped up by two great quarterbacks and shit the bed in multiple NFC Championship games with said quarterbacks… totally outcoached in at least two of those games, but we should also point out the accomplishments of Mike McCarthy.

Guy had 125 wins. Second-most to Curly Lambeau in franchise history. Guy had a .618 winning percentage. We fucking win and he won. Unfortunately, he didn’t win like we need to win.

We may be an entitled bunch of pricks. And actually, we all know that’s the case. But we’re Green Bay Packers fans.

We better win every year, or at least know it’s close. We are not and will never be the Vikings. Thanks for winning that one year Mike, now where is someone who can win every year?


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23 Comments on "Five More Thoughts On Packers’ 20-17 Loss To Cardinals"

  1. Skinny

    Packer fans! This is what its like when you let an organization fuck you in the ass!!! You see what happens! In all seriousness what the fuck happened to Pettines defense? They sucked to begin the year. Then somehow became decent in October. Now its back to Dom Capers bad type shit again.

    • KILLER

      I was waiting to share but… who knows if Pettine will be DC next year so, here goes (drum roll)

      The new nickname of Mike Pettine’s defense iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis….

      The Pettine zoo

    • Kato

      Injuries. The packers dont have a starting caliber safety. Wilkerson didnt have stats, but he was fairly disruptive before going on IR. Mike Daniels is gone. HHCD was at least a starting caliber safety (not worth star money, pack made right decision trading him). The OLB group is largely dogshit. Cornerback group is pretty average. There arent many defensive coordinators out there that could make this a consistently good unit

  2. KILLER

    Davante Adams the best WR in the league. Yeah, right. As in No, Not.

    He’s good. Would be one of the two starters in every team except one. But he wouldn’t be top dog on quite a few teams.

    Who’s better? Let’s put age aside as that always makes things more complicated. We aren’t drafting for the next 15 years and so everything gets skewed to the young. Who is better right freaking now?

    Julio Jones. No brainer.
    AJ Green. No brainer.
    OBJ. No brainer. If you include his personality flaws that hurt the team then maybe we can talk. The again, Adams is sounding selfish, egotistical, like his priorities are mixed up, and out of touch with reality so, yeah, OBJ is better even with the baggage of both.
    Michael Thomas. No brainer.
    Tyreek Hill. Easily. Teams game plan around him and wake up at night in sweats. No so with Adams.
    Mike Evans. Easily better than Adams.
    DeAndre Hopkins. Of course.
    Antonio Brown. For sure.
    Brandin Cooks. Defenses fear him more than Adams. 1000 yards with three different teams while Adams is just now getting his first.
    Larry Fitzgerald. Yep.
    Keenan Allen. Definitely.

    The team that has two WRs both better than Adams? It’s in the same division! The Minnesota Vikings!

    Adam Thielen had 91 catches for 1,276 yards last year. With Case Keenum at QB! With Diggs getting a bunch of throws on the other side. He is two caches away from 100 this year and has a shot to set a new NFL record for catches in a single season. Of course, Adams can do that, too, just as long as he catches 14.51 catches per game each of the remaining 4 games….

    Diggs is also set for over 100 catches this year even after missing time. Adams in 71 games has 322 receptions. Diggs in 51 games has 284 catches. Adams averages 55.3 yards per game. Diggs averages 64.9 yards per game. Diggs has dealt with numerous injuries and still produced so highly and also has Thielen getting a lot of the passes thrown. Adams, well, who else does Rodgers even have to throw to? Not much of anyone. The top receiver in a GB offense will get a lot of catches and TDs. It does not mean they are a top receiver in the NFL.

    Looks like thirteen receivers are clearly better than Adams. If Adams does not get mentioned as possibly arguably maybe one of the top 15 WRs in the NFL then he should be slightly insulted.

  3. PF4L

    “And I don’t give a fuck if he’s gay or not. We have it on good authority he is” – Mordi

    So you don’t know for sure if he’s gay, but you have no problem publicly writing he’s gay. I guess they call that journalistic integrity amirite?

    But then again…i could publicly say your mother is a street pig. Only because i have it on “good authority” that she is in fact, nothing but a cheap stanky whore.

    All’s fair amirite?

    • Kato

      This is what I love about journalists. They whine about being underpaid. Because they have an important job in bringing us news. They can literally write just about whatever they want and its news lol. There is no sort of oversight or governing body that regulates the media. No, I am not saying the government should regulate the media, that goes against the constitution. But for say, lawyers, there is the Bar Association. They hand out licenses to practice law and can take them away if you fuck up. Same with licenses for doctors. There is literally some sort of board overlooking nearly every profession and governing it except journalism.

      • MM²SUCK

        KATO, one of the best laws that America had was the “Fairness Doctrine” The Republican FCC chairman got rid of it in 1987 (it had been around since 1949) It allowed for equal time for all POV”S. Kept PROFIT out of News, and made it unlawful to push fake and opinion news as news (go figure right?) . . . When this turd removed it guess what “sprang up” out of the swamp? FOX NEWS! Coincidence? Fucking hardly . . . So yes! there needs to be regulations for journalism . . . Otherwise, we have what we now have. Not so good . . .

        • Kato

          Meh. Government being involved in the media isnt good. Then you end up with a government controlled media, aka North Korea.

          • MM²SUCK

            No, not controlling bullshit that many people cannot filter out creates problems. My example of Fox News is an empirical example. Even they ADMIT that most of their “news” is more “opinion” than fact. Now see where that has gotten us? Angry and fearful. Before the “Fairness Doctrine” was removed, this type of press was NOT allowed. So that now in the present, we have people stating that anything other than “Fox News” is fake, and an “enemy of the people” Refute that . . . This NEVER would have happened if the Fairness Doctrine (A LAW!) would not have been removed.

      • Disposableh3ro

        Your two examples are professions that require intelligence whereas journalism requires a pulse and a keyboard.

  4. Dan

    But this was the game that Aaron Rodgers was supposed to light everyone up. I heard it on good authority from Randall Cobb, while he was in the medical tent.

  5. Hinder

    Martinez is a JAG. He makes a shitload of tackles 8 yards downfield but can’t get off blocks or stuff a run at the line. He does look OK next to the other stiffs on the defense, however.

    • PF4L

      I agree with Hinder to a point….

      Hinder has the football wisdom to know what he’s watching. A lot….of Martinez tackles are downfield.

      But Martinez hustles, he’s driven, and productive, he’s a good, not great football player, he does get some tackles at the line of scrimmage also.

      He’s not an embarrassment to this team, that’s value in my book.

      • PF4L

        Lets be careful how we speak of Jeff Janis. Don’t forget, this is a man with the metrics of Julio Jones. Then McGravy and Rodgers tried ruining his career because they “didn’t like him”.

        I don’t know where Janis is now, but based on his die hard fans in here, i’m sure he’s lighting up the NFL somewhere. I will probably see him at the Pro Bowl…..Hell, i might even buy a bag of peanuts from him.

        • MM²SUCK

          Another reason why Rob Born does NOT write in here anymore. I still agree with his position regarding Janis. Janis DID have all of the measurable’s of Julio Jones (irrefutable btw), he also sat on the fucking pine for 4 years, for whatever reason. No “Go Routes”, no nothing. But then you guys will defend his roster cut. What about Taysom Hill? Hyde? Hayward? Who were NOT given a fair shake at their positions either? But were at least allowed PT? The BUFFOON was a lousy assessor of talent. Hell, he even thought Rodgers wasn’t as good as Alex Smith while the OC at San Francisco the year they took Alex Smith. I still believe that Janis did have some potential. The Buffoon just plain blew it, and it was obvious that Janis was not the only one he fucked up on. By the time Janis got to Cleveland he was burned out. Cleveland also had a glut of WR’s at the time, but Dorsey remembered Janis’ talent and at least gave him a tryout. Let’s not forget Hawk over Bishop, or Williams over Jones at RB . . . This was NEVER about potential, this was about poor player assessment by the Green Bay coaching staff.

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