There will be a lot of expectations placed on the Green Bay Packers. Of course, this is nothing new for the iconic franchise and something that we all demand when watching them take to an NFL field throughout the season.
With Aaron Rodgers still appearing to be as solid as a player ever, many will expect the very best from the team as long as the quarterback is able to make the plays he needs to. Naturally, he will need his weapons to help him out – especially those in the tight-end department – but with Davante Adams now lining up in Nevada for the Las Vegas Raiders, we know that it is going to be a rather big challenge this season.
Therefore, should we be looking to dial in the expectations that we have for the 2022 NFL season? Whilst there could be an argument as to perhaps we should, there will be many of us who will still be expecting the team to compete for the Super Bowl, regardless of the players that we have available lining up at the beginning or throughout the upcoming year.
What does the schedule look like?
As we have known for a little while, the 2022 NFL schedule has already been released and the Packers’ schedule strength is thought to be ranked as the 22nd hardest schedule in the upcoming season, as the teams that they will face combined to create a record that stood 137–150–2 (.478) last year.
Naturally, once this information was released, many of us in the Pack at Lambeau Field would have been delighted with what the upcoming year could bring. With the 11th easiest ranked schedule, expectations will remain at an all-time high.
The #Packers 2022 schedule includes a Week 5 game in London, a bye during Week 14 & concludes with back-to-back home games. 📰#GoPackGo https://t.co/mBFd9doiOp
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) May 13, 2022
As a reminder, the games to be played are:
@ Minnesota Vikings on Week 1
Vs Chicago Bears on Week 2
@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Week 3
Vs New England Patriots on Week 4
@ New York Giants in London on Week 5
Vs New York Jets on Week 6
@ Washington Commanders on Week 7
@ Buffalo Bills on Week 8
@ Detroit Lions on Week 9
Vs Dallas Cowboys on Week 10
Vs Tennessee Titans on Week 11
@ Philadelphia Eagles on Week 12
@ Chicago Bears on Week 13
Bye on Week 14
Vs Los Angeles Rams on Week 15
@ Miami Dolphins on Week 16
Vs Minnesota Vikings on Week 17
Vs Detroit Lions on Week 18
As can be seen, there are nine games to be played on the road, with one of those being in the NFL’s International Series against the Giants, whilst the other eight games will be played in Wisconsin at Lambeau Field.
Will this change – or should it – the expectations that we have for the upcoming 2022 NFL season and potentially make those who consider placing a wager on the team reaching the Super Bowl think twice about whether the Packers will be able to achieve what many want them to accomplish?
Of course, it would not be a surprise if many were already looking at the various Super Bowl betting sites that are available to use this upcoming season and trying to find the best odds and markets on which they can place a bet on.
However, would we suggest that there is any reason why they might not want to place that wager at the moment and take advantage of the offers that have been made available already at this early stage?
A successful season should be had
Indeed, when looking at the schedule and its strength, there is no real reason not to have some high expectations for the upcoming campaign. In a number of the games, you would fancy the Packers to be able to overcome and rise to the challenge, especially those that are played at home, although the visit of the Super Bowl champions might be the toughest challenge.
Again, there are a few on the road that Green Bay should be able to win, with it argued that the game’s against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – following Tom Brady’s decision to U-turn on his retirement – as well as the opener against the Vikings perhaps being decided by a coin flip.
Nonetheless, if these expectations are to be met, then several key players are going to need to ensure they step up and provide the franchise with the best versions of themselves.
Which players are going to need to show up in 2022?
Unsurprisingly, there are a number of Packers on the roster that will have to prove that they deserve to wear the famous jersey, especially after some of them received mega paydays in recent years.
Jaire Alexander: The highest-paid CB in the league 💰 pic.twitter.com/7RuPqYoq4A
— PFF (@PFF) May 16, 2022
Jaire Alexander is one we will all be expecting big things from, especially as he has recently signed a new contract, a 4-year extension that is reported to be worth $84,000,000, including a guaranteed $30,000,000 signing bonus, thus working out to be an average annual salary of $21,000,000. This contract also makes him the best-paid defensive back in the league, too. Naturally, there will be a lot of focus on him, as many will be expecting him to continue to make the plays that he did during his rookie contract.
David Bakhtiari is another one of the players that many will be wanting – and expecting – to see big things from this season. He is one of the league’s highest-paid left tackles and given that Rodgers will need as much protection possible to be at his most effective, the pressure will be firmly on the tackle. Add to the fact that he has had significant injury problems, many will want to see Bakhtiari back at his very best.
The 30-year-old was expected to return last season but his knee had failed to heal as everyone would have liked. There is plenty of optimism about his chances next season, but it really is a wait-and-see scenario. Although he has a long-term contract with the organization, it would be best for everyone if he can achieve what he needs to next season.
Should expectations change?
So, should our expectations change for the Packers this season? No, it does not seem as though they should. Of course, there are certain things that need to be taken into account, but with a favorable schedule, perhaps the Super Bowl will come back to Lambeau Field and Green Bay?
The Packers are going to win every game handily as the opponent will not score more than 10 points in a single game all season long and the Packers will finish the season as the first ever 20-0 Super Bowl Champion.
It’s super bowl or bust. Anything less will be a disappointment. Even the most ardent Aaron Rodgers fans got no satisfaction from his MVP award while Matthew Stafford picked up his first SB ring. Stafford now has better odds of winning more SB’s in his career than Rodgers. This team is immensely talented. The whole WR question is vastly overplayed. Having Adams gone will force Rodgers to actually run LaFleur’s game plan. I would argue that’s a good thing. Winning the very weak NFC north won’t be the issue. It’s what a then 39 year old Aaron Rodgers can do in January that will determine our fate. I’ll temper my enthusiasm for now until I see this defense play together. It could be that a dominant defense in the playoffs carries this team when Rodgers has failed to do so in the past. This team wins anywhere from 11 to 13 games without Adams and without Rodgers winning the MVP. Rodgers stats will be down but I say the win total will be virtually the same. Provided everyone stays relatively healthy of course. The excuses for Rodgers this year have already started and we haven’t made it to camp yet.
Translation: Rodgers (waa)
I took a hiatus…came and took a look and not much has changed. Trying so hard not to comment on certain people’s posts….trying…so…hard.
Just one thing to say, go ahead and and call me stupid, tell me it won’t work, tell me Rodgers won’t trust anyone. But couldn’t they sign Will Fuller and TY Hilton for like $10M combined? If Cobb is getting $9M just to blow Rodgers one of them for $5M may be worth a shot. Isn’t Fuller the player they were allegedly going to trade for worth a small risk? Go ahead tell me why that’s stupid but if I were GM I’d look into it.
Checking back out for at least 6 months now.
Oh, Ferris. You don’t have try that hard. Look at the schedule and tell me what you see. I see maybe six contested games on the schedule.
I think we’ll go 4-2 in those six games but just for shits and giggles, let’s say we split and go 3-3. Then there are three more games where we’ll be favored but could possibly be upset.
For argument sake, let’s say we drop one of those. By my tally, that’s 4 losses and 13 wins. Exactly our record last year. And that was with Davante Adams and Mr MVP. We don’t need Will Fuller AND Sammy Watkins. Why draft Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs if your going to waste roster spots on overpriced veterans? I say our record will be very close to 13-4 and all this WR nonsense is much ado about nothing. The question then becomes, can we get Rodgers thru the playoffs without pulling an Amber Heard and shitting the bed? That’s the 64,000 dollar question.
Ferris, while you went missing, Cobb took a pay cut. Cobb will make approximately 5.5 million this year. TY Hilton has not had a good year since 2018. Will Fuller had a good year in 2020, but missed the last five games of that season and one game in 2021 because of a suspension. The suspension was for use of performance enhancing drugs. It makes one curious how much the use of performance enhancing drugs assisted in Fuller’s production in 2020 (his best season as a pro) before the suspension. In 2021 Fuller had something like 4 catches for 27 yards before his season ending thumb injury. In 2021 Cobb had better overall stats than Hilton while starting in less games. Rodgers is familiar with Cobb. Cobb took a pay cut to make his salary more reasonable. Cobb had better years in 2021 than either Fuller or Hilton. I think Cobb is the correct call at this time if you consider each player is worth approximately 5 million.
Oops, hit post by accident. One other thing about Cobb. The Packers, if they cut Cobb will still owe him approximately 2.7 million of the 5.5 million. As long as Cobb stays healthy he is worth the extra 2.8 million vs 5 million for Fuller or Hilton.
This is a good article on restructures, the writer knows what he’s talking about and touches on Cobb’s and Amos restructures.
Plus he sheds some light on the Adams negotiations with the Packers (if true).
Good to hear from you Ferris, hope all is well.
“Having Adams gone will force Rodgers to actually run LaFleur’s game plan.”
LOL. Just like having half the offensive line out due to injury was suppose to be a good thing and force Rodgers to run Matt LaFluer’s game plan?
Do you know specifically each and every play that is a part of LaFluer’s game plan every week to the point where you can tally how many plays Rodgers runs and doesn’t run? I wasn’t aware that LaFluer’s game plans have a 100% success rate and any time a play doesn’t pan out it is because diva boy Erin decided to go rogue and do whatever he wanted. Just think of how good this team would be if Jordan Love was allowed to run LaFluer’s game plan the way it was meant to be run.
Stay strong Ferris. I salute you.
Whichever receiver Rodgers chooses to fixate on will have a good season. Cobb may not be on the field all the time, but I expect Lazard to be on the field most of the time, so it will probably be him. Lazard had a 146-yard game against the Saints with Adams out, so he’s capable of many 100-yard games. I doubt Watkins will end up being Rodger’s fixation as they don’t have a relationship. Unfortunately, Watson has bad drop issues, so Rodgers will stop throwing to him after about 3 dropped passes, especially if Cobb or Lazard is on the field. I would not be surprised if Watkins and Love have a great preseason but because Rodgers won’t pass to him, some will be calling him a bust by the end of the year. Doubs has good hands and runs good routes, so Rodgers might choose to throw to him a bit. Doubs I think will have a better rookie year than Watkins.
Of the injured players last year, Alexander, Bakhtiari, Myers, Tonyan, and Jenkins, you have to figure only maybe one or two of them will return to what they were before their injury. I have serious doubts about Bakhtiari and Tonyan. Jenkins and Myers are young enough where they can recover from their injuries, although Jenkins is an ACL, so that’s only about a 50/50 chance he comes back to form and Myers just might be “injury prone”.
I also think the NFC North is going to be a lot tougher than people expect. The Lions and Vikings had good drafts and I expect Justin Fields to play a lot better.
One thing I have hope for is special teams because Rich Bisaccia is a good coach. I mean, special team has to improve, doesn’t it?
Oh Cheese, so toxic! I think you bruised my vagina with such talk of masculinity. How many games are we going to win this year Cheese? Tell me how many we win with the great Aaron Rodgers! 11? 12? 13? How is that possible with such a piss poor group of WR’s? Provided we stay relatively healthy. We’ll be favored to win them all except Tampa and Buffalo. And I won’t concede those two. The problem I see with you girls is YOU have no faith in Rodgers. Your already planting the seed of blame come January. “Erin just didn’t have enough help.” Or maybe the real reason is Erin just can’t win the big game. And yes Cheese, maybe without forcing everything to Davante Adams, Rodgers will actually see a wide open Allen Lazard on a crossing route on the last play of the NFC playoff game. Stats maybe fine and dandy for you and the girls, especially in contract years where Rodgers and Adams cashed in. My standard is higher than that. I want championships. Aaron Rodgers is perfectly capable of getting us to the playoffs. He’s a great regular season QB. He’s gonna have to show me more come playoff time. And if he can’t, then it’s on him. I refuse to make excuses for him. I’ll leave that to his fan club. And it’s already begun.
Like I said not much has changed. Thanks Howard for a well written thoughtful response to my question of why not Fuller or TY.
Tom M May 29, 2022\
“He’s gonna have to show me more come playoff time. And if he can’t, then it’s on him.”
Exactly Tom, and when the other players on the team also have bad games in the playoffs…lets give them a pass and just blame their bad play…on Rodgers.
I saw an offensive line “wilt” to the Buccaneers Def. front…which is obviously….Rodgers fault.
I saw 3 easy TD’s given up by the Packer pass defense in that game….but it didn’t effect the game at all, right Tommi?….so lets call that loss…Rodgers fault.
Cheese (or anyone) doesn’t have a crystal ball for a win total…he doesn’t know it all like you.
Maybe ask him how many he “thinks” they might win.
In other words, ask it in a way where you don’t come off looking like a used soiled douche bag.
But you have educated us in the past……🙄
He (we) didn’t even know Mark Murphy is a NFLPA attorney, until you told us.
Thanks for that…🙄
He(we) didn’t know 5th year options can be guaranteed right after a player is drafted, even before he signs a contract, until you told us.
Thanks for that….🙄
Hell…we didn’t even know you were a she-male porn star, until you told us.
Whatever gets you off…..
And on and on and on with the rest of your mindless drivel and juvenile personality.
At the end of the day Tommi it’s probably best that you denounced your Packer fan ship.
For the sake of the team and Packer Nation.
I think we could find a better ambassador for the team than a website trolling petulant child who makes things up, just to get attention and human interaction.
I hope your life gets better Tommi and you have some real, off computer relationships someday…..
Hey Ferris! Love ya, bro! I know Kevin. It’s the OL, it’s Kevin King, it’s the fact Rodgers doesn’t have enough weapons, it takes a team, it’s because Rodgers is upset we drafted Jordan Love. I’ve heard them all. Over and over again. You just never hear excuses with Tom Brady. Look, it’s no stretch of the imagination to say we’re gonna have one bad ass defense. With Dillion and Jones running the ball, look out! Aaron Rodgers needs to make a few plays with the WR’s he has and we’ll be just fine and on our way to a 12 win season. He doesn’t have to be the hero. Let the defense and the run game do the heavy lifting. Try looking a little farther than Aaron Rodgers stats. Everyone quit bitching and tell us how many games we’re going to win this year. If the number is 11 or more then this whole WR crap is nonsense. We’ll be fine. Promise.
Ferris, I thought the Packers should trade for Fuller before the 2020 trade deadline, and commented about such on this site. I thought Fuller was over his injury problems. Fuller had missed 20 games in his first four seasons. Then in 2020 Fuller had no injuries. Little did I know Fuller was about to get suspended for PED use. I think Fuller missed 13 games in 2021 due to injury. That is 33 games missed due to injury and 6 missed due to suspension in six seasons. Fuller is the Nick Perry of receivers. I do think Fuller might be worth a contract similar to Watkins. A one year contract with little or no guaranteed money, a close to veterans minimum base, and incentives based on production.
At home, at Lambeau, the “terrible” Packer defense produced two interceptions in the 4th quarter of Tom Brady and Rodgers responded with two punts. I’m sorry, but that convinced me the only way the Packers win another Super Bowl is if the defense scores in tight games.
Knowing that….then why would the Packers sign Rodgers to the richest contract in NFL history?
They couldn’t be smarter than you, Rebel and Tommi….could they?
Do you then have an issue with the competence of Packer management?
The Packers should have went with a simple game manager still on the roster….Like Love.
Plus….i was looking forward to watching Gute’s “vision” in action….oh what could have been 😏
“I’m sorry, but that convinced me the only way the Packers win another Super Bowl is if the defense scores in tight games.” -Deep
The Packers have been to a total of 3 Super Bowl games in the last 54 years.
To win a Super Bowl, i think you have to first get to a Super Bowl.
Just a thought…lets wait until that actually happens, before we worry about winning it.
Hell….lets try to get to, and win a NFCCG.
If it’s Rodgers fault we cant win in the playoffs (like the 3 stooges tell us)….then your problem is with Packer management…not Aaron Rodgers.
Something to think about…children.
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We thank you and may God bless you.
Kyle Fuller was one of those WR’s we just had to have at the trade deadline a year and half ago. The Texans wanted a 2nd round draft pick and you girls were screaming for Brian Gutekunst to make a move. Since then, Fuller has spent time on the DL, has been suspended, and last I heard, is currently out of a job. It would have been a stupid move. Likewise, Bill Belichick gave up a 2nd round pick for Mohamed Sanu who was a bust. While John Lynch traded 3rd, 4th, and 5th round picks to Denver for Emmanuel Sanders. He played half a season then bolted to New Orleans. Anytime you play fantasy football with draft capital it almost never works. Your paying high prices and making emotional decisions instead of sound business decisions. If you fill up your roster with the Will Fuller’s, the Sammy Watkins, and the Randal Cobb’s of this world then you miss out on drafting the Justin Jefferson’s, the Ja’Mar Chase’s and quite possibly the Christian Watson’s of the NFL. Who do you cut to sign Will Fuller? Sammy Watkins? Randall Cobb? I’d be in favor of letting Cobb go but GM Rodgers will never let that happen. I see Fuller or Watkins about a push. One or the other but you don’t need both. I’m sure the PEDS suspension worked in Watkins favor. Your not going to sacrifice Romeo Doubs for Fuller and Christian Watson is a lock. That leaves Lazard. I like Lazard and would rather have him than the oft injured Will Fuller.
Tom M May 30, 2022
Kyle Fuller was one of those WR’s we just had to have at the trade deadline a year and half ago. The Texans wanted a 2nd round draft pick and you girls were screaming for Brian Gutekunst to make a move.
Interesting, you were here a year and a half ago?
Under what username?
I’m absolutely shocked to find that out….🥱
” If you fill up your roster with the Will Fuller’s, the Sammy Watkins, and the Randal Cobb’s of this world then you miss out on drafting the Justin Jefferson’s, the Ja’Mar Chase’s and quite possibly the Christian Watson’s of the NFL.” – Melon head
So it was Gutes fault he didn’t draft a receiver in the first round of the 2020 draft?
WAIT…..If memory serves he traded up to draft Love in the first round of a highly talented receiving core.
Saying he drafted Love..”because it was a move made in the best interest for the future of the Green Bay Packers”.
Can’t wait to see how the reality of that settles in.
As far as Fuller goes, plus the Belichick and Lynch analogous.
Hindsight being 20/20…i guess it isn’t hard to be a free agent expert and call it out…after the fact.
GOOD JOB!! 😏
Look Kevin, it doesn’t take Nostradamus to know that desperate teams pay premium prices for average talent at the trade deadline. Teams talk themselves into thinking they’re one player away from a SB. Rarely is this the case. Fortunately we have a GM that doesn’t fall into that trap. A year and a half ago both Will Fuller and Emmanuel Sanders were the trade deadline darlings for the Packers. Gutekunst set a value for such players and wasn’t about to over pay. John Lynch and the 49ers bit, giving up three draft picks for what turned out to be an 8 game rental. It didn’t work. Sanders was 32 and a shadow of his former self. I’ve told you this before Kevin, try and listen this time. When Gutekunst became GM his priority was to fix the defense first. And now we have perhaps the most dominant defense in decades. It was the absolute right call. Aaron Rodgers still won back to back MVP awards and he’ll win around 12 games this year. Likewise it doesn’t take Nostradamus to know that a year and a half ago you were clamoring for Gutekunst to trade for a WR at the deadline. Why? Because your girls won’t shut the hell up about it now. “Aaron needs more weapons!” “Aaron needs a 1st round WR!” Aaron Rodgers doesn’t need pretty stats or MVP awards. What he needs is to start showing up in the playoffs and win SB’s if he’s to be in the conversation for the best QB ever as you say he is. I promise you, Will Fuller isn’t a difference maker. If he was, he’d be on a team by now.
For some reason, I couldn’t reply to Tom’s comment, but I agree with most of the points. My only disagreement is the wide receiver position. I don’t think it will be bad, but I also expect some struggle. I think the Packers should be another superbowl favorite given the schedule release. However, I’m just not sure. The Packers certainly don’t feel to me like a superbowl team. The Matt LaFleur era has been one of huge underachievement. If anyone thinks I’m being too harsh remember that both Lafleur’s old teammates, McVay and Shanahan, have both been to the superbowl, while LaFleur has not. And LaFleur has the better quarterback and plays in a worse division.
I think Rodgers now though is part of the problem. For whatever reason, he just struggles in the big games. He has had some good ones, but his play in the NFC Championship has been mostly bad. I think this playoff game against the 49ers was his worst game ever in the playoffs. It might not look that but in terms of opportunity it was bad.
I’m tired of all the excuses every year when the Packers fail in the playoffs. Oh in 2019, the defense sucked so that’s why they lost. That was true so somewhat fair. In 2020, oh the refs favored the Buccaneers, which I also think was true on some calls, but shouldn’t have mattered if Rodgers is supposed to be as great as everyone claims. It’s interesting how some people will jump to certain points in the game and choose that if said even never happened “things would be different,” like the Kevin King touchdown or Rodgers interception before that play. Yet, they ignore all the other chances that led up to the Packers blew or the ones late in the game. The 49ers game is another example of this selective picking and choosing. Suddenly the whole game now is the blocked punt. While that is on management, the offense still should’ve scored more than one touchdown. That is such a bad effort that it’s just laughable. And now still more excuses. Now people are looking for the defense to carry the team.
It’s hilarious how the media talks about these supposed superstar quarterbacks. They are supposedly so amazing, yet they all need top 10 defenses to win. Rodgers is the greatest but he has to be carried to the superbowl? I don’t get it.
I would say the Matt LaFleur era has underachieved in the playoffs. That’s hardly up for debate. Winning 39 regular season games over 3 seasons has never been done before. GM’s are almost never hired after a team wins a SB. Usually they inherit a dumpster fire they have to clean up. And they’ve got limited resources in draft capital and cap space to fix everything at once. The glaring needs usually get addressed first. For Brian Gutekunst it was the defense. He’s achieved that goal. Not only is this defense immensely talented, I think Joe Barry is the best defensive coordinator we’ve had since Fritz Shurmur. I’m excited to see what he does in year two with this defense. As far as wide receiver I’ll say this, if Gutekunst hits on Christian Watson he’ll be as good or better than half of the six WR’s taken in round one. And he’s talented enough to be better than all of them. Sammy Watkins is the kind of bridge player you need until you get your second round WR up to speed. Hopefully by January. Then who knows, maybe a 39 year old Aaron Rodgers gets hot. Stranger things have happened….
Tom says the girls and i were clamoring for the Fuller signing.
Today, Tom now says that the Fuller trade would have been a joke.
What did Tom say back in 2020 when the Fuller trade was being discussed…..?
It’s easy to act like a big man in a blog …after the facts have been established.
Some Packer fans wanted Fuller because wide receivers had/have been neglected, Fuller had talent, he just had injury history, and it was during Covid (not ideal conditions).
On top of all that, the Packers didn’t want to expose themselves into a bad leverage situation after giving up draft picks.
Maybe if the Packers would have drafted a receiver or traded up for a receiver in the first round in 2020, they wouldn’t have been in the hard up position to think about going after Fuller,
Because ummm…..we apparently needed a QB for the future, to trade away to the highest bidder later, unless of course we already guaranteed his 5th year option.🤣
In other News….
“The Match” Wed. night.
Brady and Rodgers vs. Allen and Mahomes.
I’ll let Tom VanHaaren give the narrative.
“Barkley helped keep things light as the quarterbacks were talking less and less as it got closer to the final hole. The match was all square going into the par-3 when Rodgers hit his tee shot on the green and sank his putt for the win. It was the first win for Brady, who entered Wednesday 0-2 in these exhibition matches.”
Flashback when Rodgers played against Brady 10 months ago…
I forgot Sammy Watkins was on the team. Despite my criticism, I am happy that the defense is getting stronger. I am thankful too that Rodgers is still on the team. That being said, I’m also very cynical from watching the last ten years of Packers football after their last superbowl. I think Rodgers did carry the team some years, but I also think he isn’t getting enough of the blame. I’ve seen every excuse over the years and the sad part is that there are none left. Before 2020, the Packers only had homefield advantage one time in 2011. I often heard it said that if only the Packers could get homefield then surely no team could beat Rodgers. But then the last two years, that wish was granted, and it didn’t matter. Not only that but defense couldn’t be blamed this time. So there’s really no excuses anymore that sound passable.
So for the 2022 season, I’m not sure what is going to be different. Homefield would be great, but it doesn’t seem to matter much. At this point, everything will have to go perfect. The last NFC Championship that the Packers won against the Bears was won by defense. The offense sucked in the second half and the defense had to make huge plays. It’s hard to think about how that game was close to being lost too.
If the Packers make it to the playoffs again, I expect them to lose now because that’s usually what happens. Some people can say I’m too harsh, but we’re all free to be whatever kind of fan we want. If you’re happy beating the poor bears and lions and losing playoff games, then that’s fine. But I expect a superbowl at this point.
If you recall last season, Rodgers didn’t play particularly well until about week 10. It was pretty much defense and running the football save the 49er game in week 3. He certainly wasn’t in the MVP conversation up to that point. I would expect more of the same. Look for the defense and run game to carry the team early as the passing game evolves with all the new faces. As far as Will Fuller, we’ll compare his productivity to that of what the Packers have to offer at the 2 and 3 wideout positions. My guess is they’ll be very little difference. We’ll also compare Christian Watson to Jeff Janis. Since Kevin seems to think they’re the spitting image of each other.
Scooter…..Doesn’t Will Fuller need to have a job in the NFL to be productive?
You’re pretty smart (cough) when stating the obvious, after it has already happened.
We applaud (chuckle) you for that.
Thanks for reminding me, i have to pick up tires.
While were at it, you want to compare Fullers production, with that of the Packers #2 and #3 receiver?
Who are those receivers exactly, anyone know?
Should we put all their names in a hat and pick them and designate them, #2,#3?
Because that’s about as close as we can get right now.
Hell…..can anyone tell me, who our #1 receiver is going to be, because as much as a Packer and NFL fan that i am…i don’t have a freaking clue who our #1 receiver is.
Maybe our best guess who our #1 receiver will be this season, is the #1 receiver in the last game the Packers played, when we played the 49ers in the playoffs.
That #1 receiver was running back Aaron Jones.
Can we keep it real, we have a receivers room full of unanswered questions.
Maybe it doesn’t matter, because all i read these days (repeatedly), is that we just need a defense, run game, and a game manager at QB.
Which begs….Who pays 50 million a year for a game manager QB?
That’s why you have training camp Kevin. The WR pecking order will sort itself out. Much like who’ll play RT this season. No one is fretting over it right now but you ladies. Aaron Rodgers will be just fine. Even without Will Fuller or any other out of work veteran WR. He’s got plenty to work with. We’ll revisit this issue when the season starts just to see how handicapped Aaron Rodgers and the passing game is. I say not at all. But if it takes time because Rodgers would rather play golf with Tom Brady than be at OTA’s, then we’ll run the ball and play defense. Or are we going to fuss and fret over that too?
Lol Tommi……our favorite viking fan just brilliantly explained the Packers (spoken) philosophy concerning “team issues” over the last 10 years or so.
“It’ll sort itself out” – Guess who….
HINT: Our own NFLPA attorney
I always smile in dismay when remembering hearing that.
I’m still waiting for special teams and the receiver room, to “sort itself out”.
(Actually, the Packers were pro-active (once) 4 years ago, after Gute told Jordy Nelson (our TD machine) to kick rocks in 2018…they signed Jimmy Graham and made him the NFL’s highest paid tight end (OOPS)
Since then….not so much.
Because, of course….it’ll sort itself out.
Thinking out loud….Maybe Aaron Jones can be a return man and a gunner.
In Gutes defense….he did draft Romeo Doubs in the 4th round a few months back.
Hopefully he can stick around longer than Gute’s last 4th round receiver taken…J’Mon Moore.
Remember him?….me either
Fun Fact: Rodgers schools Brady….
Fun Fact: Rodgers gives Brady his first exhibition golf match win after being 0-2 (without Rodgers).
Even 2 man exhibition golf matches…are a team game….go figure right?
Watch…as Rodgers carries Brady to his first win..
I submitted some post concerning Rodgers and Brady about “The Match”
Seems they didn’t make it past the approval committee.
Glad i could waste my ….ing time on here doing that.
I’d ask JP to intervene, but i think he’s working on his next article.
I really enjoyed the last article he posted in here…back in January.
In related….The last article published in here was 10 days ago,
SLOW it down writers!!….
Give us a chance to comment.
“This is what a dying website looks like” – Savage57
Looking back on the Love pick…….
John schwarzmann April 24, 2020
Gute has followed TT with a foolish wasting of a HOF qb career.
Rodgers has three options.
Renegotiate a contract to allow a trade, retire or go through the motions of two more wasted seasons. The best option would be to retire. The front office would panic and roll over for Rodgers to renegotiate. AR has been too passive. He needs to put his chips down. Gute’s a fool and can be manipulated.
Big B April 24, 2020
PF4L April 16, 2019
Ok…lets pretend i’m smart enough to be an NFL GM….
I’m going to extend our franchise QB 4 years, throw him a 57 million signing bonus, guarantee him over 98 million, have him signed through 2023.
Then, some months later….i’m gonna make ya’ll notice me and find my new franchise QB in the first round.
Notice the date of the above post?…POSTED A YEAR BEFORE JORDAN LOVE WAS DRAFTED.
UPDATE: Then after all that, sign Rodgers to another record setting contract and have my precious future franchise QB draft mistake…still sitting on the bench.
Howard April 24, 2020
Well I’m finally done throwing up. However, I still have the dry heaves about every 30 minutes.
Deepsky April 24, 2020
The only hope now is if the Packers get extremely lucky and pick up a couple offensive gems in this
Deepsky April 26, 2020
Well you can’t lucky if you don’t even spin the wheel.
Larry April 24, 2020
I thought Gute was different from Teddy, but he’s even more football ignorant. He just closed the Rogers SB window. Love will go down in GB history with the Mandarich pick for sheer stupidity.
Stephen April 24, 2020
This is a brilliant move on Gutekunst part.
Ferris April 24, 2020
Convert Love to WR. Bears got a 10th TE though.
PF4L April 25, 2020
lol..there ya go, thinking outside the box.
rebelgb April 25, 2020
Well this draft sealed it. I am now a Bucs fan. Love the uniform and its always warm in Tampa. Go Gronk and Tom!
Big B April 25, 2020
Gutey- you’re dead to me.
Why pay Rodgers all that money to re-up, break the bank on free agents last year, and then pull out and assume the fetal position?
MMSUCKS April 25, 2020
Fuck These Fucking Fucks.!
Todd Chike May 11, 2020
Rodgers is laughing all the way to the Super Bowl this year.
PF4L May 11, 2020
I’m going also. I don’t know where his seat is, but i hope it’s close to mine.
NOTE: There were no Tom M. comments at that time as that username was not yet conceived.
Unfortunately at some point you were conceived Kevin and the IQ of Wisconsin went down considerably. I’m not sure what your point is. Ok, so the peanut gallery didn’t like the Jordan Love pick. Does that surprise any of you cutting edge, savant, Packer thinkers? I think not! And no Kevin, I’m not going to pretend your smart enough to be an NFL GM because your not. It’s pure stupidity to worry about who your 2nd and 3rd WR’s are on June 1st. So it’s no surprise your fussing and fretting over nothing. You want something to worry about? I’m starting to get concerned over David Bakhtiari. It’s been a year and a half and he’s still rehabbing that knee on a injury that typically takes 9-11 months to recover. MLF said he’s “hopeful” Bakhtiari will be ready by training camp. Hopeful? As far as Rodgers and “the match” I’ll just say this. It appears that Aaron Rodgers can be clutch in every month but January where he’s known to choke. And choking in January makes it a hard sell on this notion he’s the “bestest QB ever!” Let me see if I understand you wise and sage gentlemen correctly. Brian Gutekunst should tarred and feathered because he drafted Jordan Love, spend too much money on Jimmy Graham, and didn’t trade his draft class for Will Fuller who’s now suspended at the trade deadline. Congratulations! You ladies just passed the Matt Millen school for NFL team management. Get your applications in to the Detroit Lions today!
LOL….You tell em Princess!!
Alright ladies, since none of you understand the concept of wins and losses and how that pertains to making the playoffs. I say Aaron Rodgers, provided his 38 yr old body can make it thru a 17 game regular season, throws 30 plus TD’s this season. That’s with his USFL receiving corps and the Jordan Love pick. Which apparently has set the organization back decades, or so says all you acute NFL talent evaluators. Since TD’s refer to stats this has to be a language you understand. So how many TD’s is the “bestest QB of all time” gonna throw this year Kevin? Or are you just gonna bitch about everything like an old woman?
That’s right…hopefully Rodgers can even make it through a season.
As you once intelligently proclaimed…Rodgers is “oft-injured”
Never lose that sense of humor Princess!! 🤔
Oft injured….lol…you kill me with your wit!
So smart, so entertaining. 😏
Any of you ladies listen to Colin Cowherd today? He predicted Aaron Rodgers stats would be off about 10% without Davante Adams. He said the Packers would finish 12-5 and Rodgers would throw 33 TD’s this season. Virtually the same numbers I’ve been telling you now for days. Your all bitching about nothing. What a surprise. Rodgers said himself this could be his last season. I’d like to see him go out on top. He’s got everything he needs. It’s time to go out like John Elway.
Well then…it’s settled.
Rodgers will win 12 games and throw 33 TD’s because D.Bag #1 and D. Bag #2…….said so.
So Smart. So entertaining, 😏
That’s right sweetheart, it is settled. Now you girls cry over the Jordan Love pick and who could possibly be our second and third WR’s this year. I usually have to watch Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar on The View for such riveting drama and a good laugh. But your a close second Kevin. By all means, entertain us with your mindless stats and meaningless quotes…..
I don’t watch Whoopi and Behar….but, whatever gets you through your day….
“Any of you ladies listen to Colin Cowherd today? He predicted Aaron Rodgers stats would be off about 10% without Davante Adams. He said the Packers would finish 12-5 and Rodgers would throw 33 TD’s this season. Virtually the same numbers I’ve been telling you now for days.”
Thanks for the heads up, Nostradamus. So the guy who rants all season long that stats mean absolutely nothing because his trusty eye sight is more reliable, is now bragging about how good he is at predicting… STATS. Not because the season actually played out and his prediction was somewhat close, but because his prediction was similar to some sports radio blowhard. That means it must be true, right?
Congratulations on you and Colin Cowherd being prediction soulmates. That’s gotta feel really special. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for the two of you. Then again, there’s no need to wait because you (and Colin) already told us what will happen.
Cowherd is a pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard, a belligerent old fart, a worthless steaming pile of cow shit, figuratively speaking.
If you’ll recall Howard, Cheese, and PF4L, the article was titled “Green Bay Packer Season Expectations.” Which none of you actually commented on. You just turned it into a big bitch session about Jordan Love and the WR’s. Say what you want about me or Colin Cowherd. At least we’re willing to put a number on it. While you ladies are preparing your excuses for January in June. One the one hand you proclaim Aaron Rodgers is the best QB ever. On the other hand you have to have your talking points why he won’t get it done in January. And it’s never Rodgers fault. It’s an endless cycle. We win only by the grace of Aaron Rodgers and if we lose, it’s because the team and management let him down. Sure. Brian Gutekunst has built a championship defense and run game. He’s paying Rodgers 50 million. He’s got plenty to work with at WR. This team is poised to win it all. Can lover boy do it? Apparently not from what you girls are telling me.
“Hi. I’m Tommy”.
“I wouldn’t have the balls to call you GIRLS to your face, but it’s fun hiding behind a computer”.
“Pay attention to me and what I’m going to say for the 100th time”.
Does everyone remember what Aaron Rodgers said before he signed his contract? He said he didn’t want to be part of a rebuild. This team isn’t in a rebuild, it’s a championship caliber team. From day one Brian Gutekunst hasn’t been afraid to open up the Packer wallet and spend money and it shows. This team is ready to win it all now and Aaron Rodgers knows it even if you don’t. I expect our new special teams coach to have the same impact as Joe Barry did on defense. The year we lost Sterling Sharp, Ron Wolf drafted Robert Brooks in the 3rd and Mark Chumura in the 6th round and Brett Favre’s numbers went up the next year. Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs will contribute in much the same fashion. And I wouldn’t count out Samori Toure either. There are no Kittick Taylor’s or Sanjay Beeches on this team. The passing game will be efficient and effective. It will be far less backyard ball of Rodgers just dropping back and waiting for Adams to run his route. Everyone will get touches making opposing teams have to defend everyone. Every year the list by which you bitch at Brian Gutekunst becomes smaller and smaller. About the only thing you have to hang your hat on now is Jordan Love. Talk about beating a dead horse. You might want to wait until after preseason before you condemn him to hell fire and enteral damnation. But hey, but you ladies are the experts. I just come here for the stats and a good laugh….
“One the one hand you proclaim Aaron Rodgers is the best QB ever.”
Find me a post where I call Aaron Rodgers the best QB ever. YOU’RE not going to find one. For fucks sake, the only person I see saying that is you so you can turn around and bitch about him endlessly like the miserable twat that you are. It’s a set up so you can start throwing around Tom Brady’s name and act like you know what the fuck you’re talking about.
“Brian Gutekunst has built a championship defense and run game.”
Oh really? How many championships has this defense won so far? Just because they had a good game in the playoffs last year doesn’t make them a championship defense. Remember when the Packers had a “championship offense” and the defense continually gave up 30 to 40+ points in the playoffs every year? Remember when they let a QB run for 181 yards? A FUCKING QB. It has only taken GB 12 years of first round picks and three coordinators to fix the defense. Tom Brady would have had that shit fixed back in 2012. His mere presence would have elevated Jamari Lattimore and M.D. Jennings’ play to All Pro honors and the Packers would have had a run of Super Bowl victories unparalleled in this galaxy.
“He’s got plenty to work with at WR.” “This team is ready to win it all now and Aaron Rodgers knows it even if you don’t.”
So we constantly hear that the Packers never pick a WR high in the draft because “rookies never contribute much,” but Gute picks another hat trick of WR’s in the 2nd, 4th, and 7th rounds and all of a sudden the WR core is ready to win a Super Bowl? And if they don’t it’s all Rodgers’ fault because this team is ready to win it all now despite having the worst special teams unit in the league last year? GTFOH with this bullshit.
“The year we lost Sterling Sharp, Ron Wolf drafted Robert Brooks in the 3rd and Mark Chumura in the 6th round and Brett Favre’s numbers went up the next year. Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs will contribute in much the same fashion.”
OMG, something happened in the 90’s so it’s gonna totally happen the exact same way 30 years later because that’s just how things work, or at least that’s what the movies tell me. It’s a done deal. Sign, seal, and deliver that shit. 1992 just called and told me that the Packers are gonna win it all as long as Rodgers can get his shit together.
What are you saying here Cheese? That this team is destined to go 9-8 and miss the playoffs? That somehow this defense is vastly overrated, the WR’s subpar, management incompetent? Because Aaron Rodgers doesn’t share your view. If he did, he’d be in Denver right now and not Russell Wilson. So you don’t think Aaron Rodgers is the best QB ever? PF4L does and he’s got the mindless stats to make his case. I don’t ever recall you ever challenging him on that assumption. I have, and you intern have challenged me. So what am I to conclude then? If you don’t think Rodgers is the best QB ever then this is the first I’ve heard of it. I think the WR question is way overblown. If you can’t see the talent on this defense then I can’t help you. Aaron Rodgers can win regular season games. I see reason for optimism even if the rest of you don’t. It isn’t enough for you, and the rest that post, for this team to go 12-5 and make the playoffs playing defense and running the ball. It has to be all about Aaron Rodgers. He has to carry this team to make everyone happy. The way I see it, everyone here is more Aaron Rodgers fans than Packer fans. Let’s see how this plays out.
Tom M June 12, 2022
What are you saying here Cheese?
If i may Cheese…..
Princess…He’s saying you are a POS of a human being without a life, who comes in here telling lies, misquoting people, talking childish, making up outlandish false facts.
All because you need attention, attention you clearly don’t get in real life.
We understand why you do it, you read like a book.
We also understand these kind of websites somehow give you a forum in life
I hope things get better for you…..
Stay in school kids
And find me a post where i declared Rodgers the best QB ever.
If you are at all confused Princess, this is why you are referred to as a twat, and a piece of shit in here.
Most likely, at other websites as well.
Allen Lazard (and/or his agent) has about a day left to make up his mind.
What’s he going to do with all his “leverage”?
Oops, just caught the news. He signed.
Look Kevin. Cheese is a big boy. Let him talk for himself. He doesn’t need you to defend his honor. So you agree with me then? Aaron Rodgers is a diva and a stat whore who can’t win in the playoffs. A QB responsible for his own mistakes. You never point the finger at Kevin King, Royce Newman or who ever the flavor of the month might be when Rodgers comes up short in January. Then you likewise agree with me that Brian Gutekunst is an excellent GM. His drafting and shrewd personnel moves has this team on the cusp of the SB year in and year out. In fact, the only reason you question me is to promote an exchange of ideas. A healthy debate for the betterment of all who post. Why, it’s all so clear to me now…..
I searched for internet porn and for some reason this site came up. I could not resist and looked even though I said see you in 6 months. I see that it has been 3 weeks since a fresh article yet that does not stop the bickering. Tom Brady this…Rodgers can’t win in the playoffs that. I know that Brady is the best ever 7 rings, mic drop. But he did go 10 years between SB wins from 2005-2015. So 2 questions…1. Was he the GOAT during those 10 years? 2. If Aaron wins another ring will it shut some of the people on this site up for 5 minutes?
OK go ahead and go back to bickering and waiting 3 more weeks for another article to yell about.
Oh and for the record, It is like the relief of taking a huge dump having Kenny King off the roster. No more puckering up (not the kissing kind) when he is on the field.
“What are you saying here Cheese? That this team is destined to go 9-8 and miss the playoffs? That somehow this defense is vastly overrated, the WR’s subpar, management incompetent?
First I get accused of saying Rodgers is the best QB ever, now you’re implying that I’m saying the Packers are going to miss the playoffs. Neither of which I ever said. I never hinted at the defense being overrated. I said they played a good game last January. It was but one game. Hopefully they can keep that level of play up throughout next years playoffs. What I’m not going to do is turn the defenses good performance into ammo to use towards a vendetta with Aaron Rodgers. It’s unfortunate that despite the defenses best showing in the playoffs in many years that the offense and the special teams had to lay an egg. Absolutely, the offense could have and should have done more. Anyone and everyone would agree with that. At the same time, the end score was 10-13. Special teams gave up a touchdown and missed a field goal. Take those two factors out and the Packers win 13-6. Am I saying that the loss is strictly because of the special teams? No, I’m not. I’m also not going to push it aside and act like it was a non-factor. Here’s an excerpt from a CBS article that says pretty much the same thing-
“Not like Aaron Rodgers and the offense played excellent, but it was well enough to win. Ditto with the defense. Special teams gave seven and took away three, resulting in a 13-10 loss. No blocked punt and no blocked kick — and Green Bay takes this by double digits.”
It was good enough to win, period. Or are you concerned with Rodgers not having enough stats? Nah, that can’t be it. You complain about Rodgers with stats, you complain about him without stats. Dr.Suess could write a book about you.
“So you don’t think Aaron Rodgers is the best QB ever? PF4L does and he’s got the mindless stats to make his case. I don’t ever recall you ever challenging him on that assumption.I have, and you intern have challenged me. So what am I to conclude then? If you don’t think Rodgers is the best QB ever then this is the first I’ve heard of it.”
LOL. Why would I challenge PF4L over something he’s never said? Even if he did say that, which he didn’t, why should I care? You’re allowed to think Tom Brady is the greatest ever. I don’t care. Congratulations on your opinion. What I don’t want is to hear constant negativity because somehow Tom Brady’s accomplishments mean that Rodgers, and anyone else that doesn’t have 7 rings, is a sorry excuse for a QB. Maybe you should take a break from here, venture over to a Minnesota blog, and go talk about how great Tom Brady is compared to the entire Vikings organization. Surely you’ll feel important because they don’t have and Super Bowl rings and I bet they would love to hear from you.
“I think the WR question is way overblown. If you can’t see the talent on this defense then I can’t help you.
The WR core may end up being just fine, but there are more question marks than not. Relying on a rookie draft class and a FA that has been on three teams in three years isn’t exactly my idea of certainty. There is no clear #1 WR. Should the Rams get rid of Cooper Kupp and expect the team to be better simply because they’re going to “focus on the system?”
“Aaron Rodgers can win regular season games. I see reason for optimism even if the rest of you don’t.”
Optimism? Since when? You literally just posted “Aaron Rodgers is a diva and a stat whore who can’t win in the playoffs.” According to Tom, as long as Rodgers sticks around the Packers are completely fucked. And we get to hear about it all the time whether we want to or not.
Go Pack Go
What kind of porn were you looking for Ferris? If it was hot QB man love, you’ve come to the right place! Of course no one ever says Erin is the greatest. They just imply the shit out of it. Jerk off to his stats and MVP awards together. And say how Gutekunst is mean to Erin and won’t let him run the team. Why it’s a tragedy Erin won’t win another MVP with this piss poor receiver corps. Right ladies? Cuz it’s all about the stats. Leave SB winners to lesser men like Tom Brady!
Aaron Rodgers IS a diva and a stat whore. He can also win regular season games. Where do you think all those pretty stats come from? It sure as shit isn’t from the playoffs. We had supposedly the best WR in the game last year and where did that get us? We play in a weak division and a weak conference. We can beat the Cowboys, Rams, 49ers who look to stand in our way. The only expectation is the Bucs. Had Rodgers bolted to Denver there are any number of AFC teams he would have lost to in the divisional rounds. I believe the WR situation will sort itself out in camp and if Gutekunst determines that it’s still wanting, there’s OBJ and I believe Will Fuller is still available. If you recall, Ron Wolf picked up Andre Rison midway thru the season we went to SB 31. While Ted picked up that big DT cut by the Jets on his SB run. There are many ways to help your QB other than WR’s. A top shelf defense, a run game, and a competent special teams will also take the pressure off Aaron Rodgers come January. All so he doesn’t have to carry the team. Because we all know what happens when you put too much on Aaron Rodgers. He tends to play small in big games. This is a playoff team. How far we can go once we get there will largely depend on how healthy we’ll be at the time.