Well, bigger problem Packers have is how to get in the end zone. McCarthy still has to figure that out.
OK, I'm going to pass this on to Michael Cohen. See you in a few.
I would think McCarthy is pretty unhappy right now. He takes so much pride in his offense, and they've been stymied so far today. 0 points in the first half of the season will hit hard for him.
Murphy gave up two of the four sacks. I think he's played about as well as everyone expected. He's not Bulaga, so there are going to be mistakes. Two over the course of a half in your first start -- that's not awful. But certainly an issue.
I have never been a proponent of the late TOs. I think the Packers' defense has been too porous the last few years to rely on getting third-down stops. I'm assuming McCarthy felt confident trying it today because they'd shut down Seattle all half long. That's not me condoning the situation, just my guess at why he did it.
The running game appears to be a lost cause against this defense. Seahawks are too fast and too tough up front. I would consider lots of short passes and quick slants like the Packers used the second half of last season as a faux running game.
This is a very good question. Williams is the best pass blocker of the running backs. The other option would be more Ripkowski on passing downs. He's more trustworthy than just about all the RBs.
It should be 10-0, no question. The block in the back had no real bearing on the end result of that pick. A silly penalty by Seattle. Pretty sure Jones would have scored regardless.
I've lost count of how many times Rodgers has held the ball for 4, 5 or 6 seconds? That's not indicative of short passes.
Very true. But I guess I like those odds better than Montgomery running the ball successfully. He's got 8 carries for 16 yards. Williams carried once for 3 yards. Mays has only played special teams.
The up tempo part is what intrigues me here. Packers spent a huge portion of the first half rolling their personnel. Lots of subbing, lots of packages. Obviously, that takes away the ability to go no huddle. I wonder if McCarthy will scale back the number of personnel groupings in favor of going with a faster tempo.
I'm surprised we haven't seen more of Kendricks in the passing game. I thought he would be a solid contributor based on the way camp played out. Not to say he won't be in future games, but I thought he'd get more run today.
Rodgers has been criticized for his body language before. I saw one or two examples of this today. Didn't seem as bad as 2015 (my first season on the beat).
I was very surprised to see Mays up and Jones down on the 46-man roster today. I thought Jones looked good as a runner and showed some nice ability as a receiver as well. But the coaches obviously thought otherwise. That said, Mays hasn't played from scrimmage either.
No doubt. There is plenty of time for the offense to chug to life. Far too early for panic.
Yeah, this was bizarre. I agree with you. He had two that he fielded -- i think it was two -- that should have been left for potential touchbacks
I don't think that's the case. They tried so many different personnel groups and alignments in the first half.