“It’s frustrating… probably less frustrating if you don’t have that good of a team, but we’ve got a really good team… it’s frustrating, but we just have to keep on doing what we do, and finish out games.”
That is not a statement made by Aaron Rodgers or any current Packer. It was a partial quote from Davante Adams after his Las Vegas Raiders blew another chance to win a game. The Raiders and Adams now sit at 1-4, alone in the cellar of the AFC West. Adams started his post game interview with an apology to the stadium camera person who he shoved to the ground after the loss, captured in a now viral video. His explanation, “frustration.”
Adams and the Raiders demonstrate how thin the thread is between winning and losing in the NFL. So many pieces have to work together. All on the same page at the same time. Then, one man has to outperform the man assigned to stop him. The play called by the offense must fool a defender for one second, and then that hesitation must be identified and exploited. On defense, the opposite is true. The play must be anticipated and cut off before the offense’s execution is successful.
Every game hinges on a few critical plays. On Sunday in London, the Packers failed to execute on a few second half offensive plays and it led to no points in the third and fourth quarters. One what seemed like a promising drive on their first possession of the third quarter, the Packers drove to the Giants 36 yard line. On second and eight, the Packers tried a long pass, Rodgers targeting Romeo Doubs near the goal line. Doubs was double covered, and the pass was not close to him. Doubs was the only receiver who faced double coverage on the play.
Aaron Jones was open and The Giants attempted to cover him with a linebacker near the sideline but Rodgers was locked into Doubs, never seeming to look at another receiver. On the next play, the Giants lined up feigning a blitz by a safety between right guard and center. At the snap, the safety fell back and the defensive tackles of the Giants attacked the Packer’s center and right guard-tackle gap. Packer right guard Royce Newman set up to block the potential blitzing safety. By the time he realized it was a fake and he reset to block the defensive tackle, it was too late. On the play center, Josh Meyers blocked the other Giants defensive tackle, giving no help to Newman and Jon Runyan blocked no one. The sack on this play gave the ball back to the Giants and took a potential three points away from the Packers.
On their next offensive drive, the Packers started at their own 25 yard line. The first play was a throw to Allen Lazard that just seemed off target. Film review shows that Lazard was bumped 10+ yards down the field. The contact was a full body on body collision that included a forearm to Lazard’s chest. The contact clearly interfered with his ability to run his route to the ball, and guaranteed the incompletion. On the play, if Rodgers had one more second, Doubs was about to break free and would have been wide open in the middle of the field. With the referees calling four holding calls against the Packers secondary during the game, it is hard not to be frustrated by this non-call.
But the Packers still had another down to play. On the next play, Rodgers threw a middle of the field pass that goes off Cobb’s hands as he desperately tried to leap for the catch. The defensive play on that ball was a good one. Rodgers waited to throw the pass until after Cobb had crossed the middle of the field. A quick slant throw would have given Cobb a chance to catch it with a step on his defender, but by waiting to throw, Rodgers gave the DB time to recover.
On the next offensive series, the Packers again started on their own 25. The first play was a pass attempt that went incomplete. The pass seemed to be thrown away by Rodgers. He had Aaron Jones in the flat with 15 yards between him and the nearest linebacker, but Rodgers did not see him. The second play was a five yard run by Aaron Jones. On third and five Rodgers found Tonyan who leaked out after initially blocking for a nice gain. The Packers then took advantage of the Giants giving up short gains to protect against an explosive play. They even mixed in a few nice running plays. But when Aaron Jones was stopped for a two yard gain, the Packers went to their MVP quarterback, who had two balls batted down to end their chances. The first batted ball was a very low pass, hitting the defender’s face mask. The play took time to develop, allowing the pass rushers to get close to Rodgers. Rodgers also moved toward the left side of the line, which is where the rush penetrated the deepest into the backfield. The second batted ball was a blitz that was coming unblocked. On the first play, Cobb looked like he was about to have a step on his safety. On the last play, it would have been one-on-one for Allen Lazard, a 50-50 ball at best.
The Raiders on Sunday had Davante Adams at wideout as the game wound down and his team needing a touchdown to even the score. The Raiders, like Green Bay, had also let a 10 point halftime advantage evaporate into a game of desperation. On third and six with almost four and a half minutes to play, Derek Carr found Adams for a 48 yard touchdown. The Raiders then failed a two point conversion to be down by one. On their last possession, Adams was determined to have juggled a fourth down catch out of bounds to end the Raiders’ chances. The Raiders are 1-4. The Packers are 3-2. Both teams are frustrated. Both teams need to improve. Adversity is going to find you in the NFL. Will the Packers rise to meet it and overcome? Their receiver core is relying on rookies and old possession receivers. Their WR free agent is on the IR. But they have the best running back combo in the NFL. Last week the Packers threw three passes to Aaron Jones and none to A.J. Dillon. If the Packers can refocus the air attack to include those weapons, and Doubs continues to learn the position, they have a chance. Next week will be a good test. The Jets dominated a Tua-less Dolphin team last week. They put 40 points on the scoreboard. The Packer defense will have to mix it up and the offense will need to produce. Adversity has found the Packers in 2022. The crowd at Lambeau on Sunday awaits their response.
It’ll be interesting to see who the fall guy is if the Packers don’t make the playoffs this year. That is a distinct possibility if they keep playing the way they are. Even if they somehow make the playoffs they are no threat to make it past the first playoff game. Will it be Barry for his inability to scheme a decent defense and seeming refusal to make adjustments to what the opposing teams offense is doing? Will it be Aaron Rodgers as father time seems to be catching up with him and he can’t overcome the lack of talent around him as he could in the past? Is the player talent no where near as great as a lot of people seem to think it is?
The one thing we most certainly know is it won’t be Gute and Murphy who have been the primary architects of this slow decent into mediocrity that the Packers are experiencing. It’s going to be a very interesting off season if the Packers don’t turn this thing around quickly.
When we say “Will it be Aaron Rodgers as father time seems to be catching up with him and he can’t overcome the lack of talent around him as he could in the past?”
Let me say this…..
1) After two MVP’s, did Rodgers age all of a sudden catch up to him?
2) I don’t think Rodgers had to ever overcome this lack of talent around him in the past….to this degree.
He’s usually always had at least 2 productive receivers to throw to.
We also heard that Rodgers had lost it back in 2015 from a few readers.
That was about as comical as when Jordy Nelson “coincidently” got old and lost a step, right at the exact same time Brett Hundley stepped on the field.
Their won’t be any fall guy here unless Lafleur wants to fire the wide receivers coach or something.
Something McCarthy might do if he was here.
We know why the offense is playing as it is….the O line isn’t running 100%, that coupled with the receiver situation brings us to where we are today….
But didn’t people already see this coming before the season?
I read plenty of post about how the defense and the run game were going to take this team to the promise land.
I’m going to fucking repeat myself one last time…..
You don’t go into a season with depleted receiver talent (wr and tight end), and just think you’re going to school up 2 rookie receivers during the season to where they are impact players their 1st season.
Is that what Packer fans were counting on….seriously?
This…from a draft where 2 of our top 3 picks look lost and can’t get on the field. The 3rd getting snaps, but isn’t showing you any flashes.
Maybe it’s wake up time!
Again…i don’t think there is going to be a fall guy, but…who is responsible…how did we get here?
Packer fans should try to figure that out.
Agree with you completely. They’ll find some WR coach to blame for lack of production from rookie, has been and never been receivers. It certainly won’t be the people responsible for evaluating and acquiring the talent, and lack thereof, on the team. A lot of fans think it’s Aaron Rodgers fault the receivers can’t seem to get open or are not running the routes correctly. I’m not one of them.
The prudent thing for the Packers to do on the last drive that ended on downs was run the fucking ball on 3rd and 4th down. I know it sounds bad that Jones only made 2 yards on the 2nd down carry, but damn the Packers only needed 1 yard to get a first down. You need 1 yard to get 4 more tries at the end zone and you have plenty of time and time outs to make it happen. Would you rather have 2 plays to score or 4 plays to score? I take 4 chances over 2. Tell that to these analytic geeks.
It was clear that the 3rd down call was a pass all the way. The 4th down call was a run play with the pass option. You can tell it was a run call by the fact that Myers was run blocking his opponent all the way into the end zone. In addition Dillion was preparing to take the hand off up the middle behind Myers.
I understand you can have good plays and bad plays off the run pass option. What I fail to understand is the attempt by LaFleur and Rodgers to tell us we are going to take what the defense gives us. That is bull shit in some cases. In football you might have to take what you want. In the case of the 3rd and 4th down failed passes the Packers should have ran for at least the 1 yard and a new set of downs or touchdown. Then maybe you can mix in some run and pass on the new four downs, if needed.
I have to believe some analytic geek told the Raiders coach to go for the 2 rather than tie the game. Dumb move just like the chiefs going for 2 on their prior TD. Protect and take every point that is readily in front of you. I understand being aggressive, but damn there are some stupid moves in the name of analytics, and LaFleur has bought into it along with others.
What’s he doin now?…..Jamaal Williams
Williams is a large part of the Detroit Lions 3rd ranked scoring offense (yes, you read that correctly).
He’s rushed for 332 yards (4.3 average) and 6 TD’s (tied 2nd)
Happy for him, always thought he was a good dude, not so sure he’s a step down from what we have now.
Where is he?……..Sean Rhyan
I don’t like bringing up Gutes 3rd round picks. Matter of fact it’s scary.
But is Sean Rhyan still on the team, i don’t remember hearing his name the last 6 months.
Has he taken any snaps, or is this just a normal Packer 3rd round pick?
What am i missing here?
Next year in the draft whatever may happen one thing for sure needs to happen. The Packers must trade out of the third round. Bundle that pick and hope like hell the curse doesn’t land on the pick it gets bundled with.
In an old post several months back I took a look at Packer third round picks going back ten years. It is a curse I tell ya.
I’m joking around here guys. Kinda…
Yes Sir….The next time the Packers trade up for a Jordan Love type future franchise (ha ha) superstar, instead of giving up a 4th rounder, they’re going to get rid of a 3rd round pick……Smart right?
This….Just because…it’s funny….
Remember when Tommi would always talk about Love as “our next franchise QB?”
That still has me laughing to this day after 2 years of hearing him repeat that.
So entertaining, never stop Tommi 🤣
And where is Aaron Rodgers? Changing run plays to pass plays then missing open receivers. Davante Adams is now realizing why Rodgers stayed in Green Bay. There are Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears in the AFC west. Every game is a dog fight. That’s certainly never played to Erin’s strengths. He likes to bully Chicago. Brett Favre was never too proud to hand the ball off to Ahmad Green. Good luck getting the little diva to do that. This is a one and done playoff team like it’s been for most of the last 12 years regardless who our WR’s have been. Kevin would have you believe things would be much different if Sean Rhyan were starting. Sure it would. Rodgers is like the friend that comes over to visit and overstays his welcome. He should have left but he decided to stay. Lucky us…..
I get the joke but it’s far more likely you are Kevin based on your opinion of Rodgers.
I think Tommi might have sent Rodgers flowers at one time, and they were sent back….and now he’s just a bitter, pathetic, angry little bitch boy. 😢
That’s the only thing that really explains Tommi, that makes any sense.
Perhaps Aaron Rodgers can recommend a book from his vast library on how to handle adversity. Then submit it to his monthly book club in order to educate the masses. And while he’s at it, maybe actually read one of his previous selections, “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu tells us never take your ego into battle. Chapter and verse that was written for those ego centric like little Erin. Everything working effectively in the first half, even without Sean Rhyan starting. Running the football, playing defense, along with a measured passing game. Up by 10 and way ahead in time of possession. But not enough attention given to Erin on an international stage. So he abandons the run game to throw the ball in the second half. Resulting in no points and no first downs either. With a defense that’s gassed, I don’t care if your the ‘85 Bears or ‘00 Ravens. Your defense is going to give up points. But let’s blame the defense, let’s blame Joe Barry, let’s blame Sean Rhyan. But leave Erin and his fragile ego out of it. You ladies, are the reason Rodgers stayed. Absolutely no accountability. In Denver they’d have his head on a stick.
Wow, so apparently last year when Odell Beckham Jr. was out of Cleveland the Packers made him an offer. You know how much that offer was? $660,000. The veterans minimum. You know what the Rams offered him? Up to $4.25million with incentives. I can hear Gute now “Hey OBJ, come play here for next to nothing because we have Aaron Rodgers.” Kevin King is getting $3million in dead cap money this year to sit on his ass but they can’t offer one of the most talented WR’s in the league more than $660,000?
Your on it Cheese. Money talks and bullshit walks. Are curse is we don’t have a owner to make those kind of moves,
Packer fans have to get the approval of a bunch business people that a running a business$$
i concur….”Money talks and bullshit walks.”
You hear that Tommi?
Get to steppin
Who is Sean Rhyan, is he a new scout?
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So it’s OBJ as a potential savior now? Not as long as Aaron Rodgers is QB. You see, first and foremost OBJ would have to earn Erin’s “trust.” Not to mention recover from an ACL. As David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins will tell you, you don’t just walk on the field after 9 months of rehab and make an impact let alone play like a pro bowler. The Rams, in case you haven’t noticed, have their own problems. And they’re in no hurry to sign OBJ. And neither is any other team. Would OBJ have been any more open than Allen Lazard on that crossing route on the last play of the playoff loss to the 49ers? You remember that play, when Rodgers threw a shitty ball into double coverage to Davante Adams that had no chance of being a completion. “Money talks and bullshit walks” you say. Ok, did we get our money’s worth out of the 50 million dollar man in the second half against the Giants? When the very average Daniel Jones outplayed the best stat whore ever! I’m thinking not! Kevin tells us because rookie Sean Rhyan isn’t starting and making an impact, he’s the reason Aaron Rodgers went three and out in the second half and couldn’t keep the defense off the field. Then promptly forgets he says it when called out on such nonsense. The offense works just fine when Rodgers sticks with the game plan. When he audibles to pass plays and free lances to do his usual stat padding is where he gets into trouble. It bit us in the ass on Sunday. How far we go this season has nothing to to with draft picks or OBJ. And everything to do with Rodgers massive ego. But because he’s so much smarter than everyone else, including his coaches, only Rodgers knows best. Failure awaits yet again. With or without OBJ.
“Kevin tells us because rookie Sean Rhyan isn’t starting and making an impact, he’s the reason Aaron Rodgers went three and out in the second half…”
LMAO….Yea…that’s what i said…lol
Oh Tommi…. 🤗
Or…..Kevin mentioned Sean Rhyan…simply because he’s the next failed 3rd round pick standing over the piles of bodies known as our previous 3rd round picks.
But hey, it’s ok Princess….It’s your world, paint the sky any color you want. 🙄
What counts is…. you get some human interaction in your life Tommi.
Let’s consider that a win for you.
“you don’t just walk on the field after 9 months of rehab and make an impact let alone play like a pro bowler.”
I was referring to last season you stupid fuck. If the GM wants to pretend like he wants to win now he can offer one of the most talented WR’s in football more than the absolute minimum salary. Not less than some bum who’s getting paid to sit on his couch this year. It doesn’t mean he would have saved the season. It’s about being willing to make moves to improve your football team. Not empty words and half assed offers.
“How far we go this season has nothing to to with draft picks “
Really? That’s why the WR core is relying on rookie draft picks to make a big contribution this year because the Packers top two WR’s from last year are gone and there was no succession plan in place? Other than the rookies the WR core is a bunch of 3rd string role players trying to make things happen. Sorry, but Cobb, Watkins, or Lazard are not #1 Wr’s. That’s why they are hoping their rookie draft pick Doubs, or Watson, can catch on REAL quick. But keep talking out of your ass about how draft picks won’t play a factor in how well this season goes.
“The offense works just fine when Rodgers sticks with the game plan”
You don’t have a clue about what is part of the actual game plan and what is not so shut the fuck up already. Did LaFluer text message you last week about how Rodgers wasn’t following the game plan?
“Failure awaits yet again “
Wow, some Packer fan you are. What happened to the championship defense? Maybe Gute can trade for Tom Brady so he can play cornerback and catch some more game saving interceptions. He can play opposite Jordan love. I bet they turn into the best CB duo in the NFL. Rodgers could never play CB as good as Tom Brady or Jordan Love. What a loser!
Ok…i gotta 😏
I can’t help it 😎
““How far we go this season has nothing to to with draft picks “ – Gomer
But….when you look at Tommi’s comments after the draft and in the off season, he clouts how great these picks are going to be this season. Will i go find them to show….F no…because he can just sit in his Nanna’s basement and do what he does best….yelling back upstairs that he’ll go and look for a job on Monday.
It’s funny (ironic) when the last 3 years we couldn’t figure out who our #2 receiver was, and by #2, i meant a #3 we were calling a #2, what did that go on for, 3 years or so?
Move to present day…..Now were wondering who our #1 receiver is….lol.
I mean…wtf right? 😮
This receiver and tight end room is just a big bowl of fuck ups, by fuck ups, i mean, Gute fucking this all up.
You’ll remember….i said…we may have strengthened the defense, time will tell, but if we have, the offense is clearly without a doubt….weaker.
So are we better for it, worse, or about even?
I have to admit PF4L you make me laugh sometimes!
Thanks Stick….not everyone gets my dry (sarcastic) brand of humor, it does help if the 2nd party (the readers) themselves, also have a sense of humor.
If not, then you get what you get with our resident viking fan known as Tom M.
Or previously known as “killer”
He also answers to twat, cunt, Princess, Gomer, Scooby, Sparky.
If you can’t have fun in whatever you’re doing, i say…why bother?
It’s all entertainment my man 😀
Thanks again, GPG!!
Everything starts with the 50 million dollar man. Everything starts with the face of the franchise. It’s starts and ends with Aaron Rodgers. Not Sean Rhyan or Royce Newman or Cheese lamenting about OBJ. The gaming winning 11 play drive against New England consisted of 7 run plays. Seven! In order for this team to be successful Aaron Rodgers ego has to take a back seat to the run game. Highly unlikely I’m afraid. But since you ladies think the game only exists to pad Rodgers stats, and nothing more, it’s a concept you’ll find difficult to comprehend. Rodgers play has been wildly inconsistent. At nearly 39, he isn’t the player he once was however if he runs MLF’s offense. He doesn’t have to be. This isn’t rocket science. Run the football, play defense, along with a measured passing game will take you along way in this league. It starts with Aaron Rodgers playing a complete game today for the first time this season. Let’s see if you can teach an old dog new tricks…
Ok i have a question, now try to pay attention Goober…..
You mock Rodgers 50 million / 3 year 150 million guaranteed contract.
Obviously he didn’t give himself that contract, can we agree on that sweetheart..
So it begs the question….
In your mind…..what level of stupidity did it take for Murphy, Gute, and Ball to give Rodgers that money?
1) Really fk’n stupid.
2) Tom M. level of stupidity.
3) Pretty damn stupid
4) Really, really, really stupid.
5) All of the above.
Bonus question for extra credit towards a free happy meal courtesy of PF4L!! – 😛 YUM YUM YUM
Whose fault is it that Rodgers makes all that money…The Packers, or Rodgers?
Fuck it…i’m on a roll…Do the Packers ……..
1) Trade Jordan Love for a 7th round pick.
2) Trade Jordan Love for a 6th round pick.
3) Trade Jordan Love, along with a signed Kevin King jersey… for a 5th round pick.
AWE….C’Mon Princess, it’s multiple choice, how hard can it be?
I can try to help you understand it Tommi.
You want me to walk you through it?
Ok Tommi, i’ll help you……
2) The Packers
3) Ummm, i’m going with ‘3’
If you agree with all that Tommi, then just don’t reply.