That's a very fair assessment, Johnny. People haven't discussed it much, but the quarterback has to play better. The rebuttal, of course, is that it's the coach's job to get the quarterback playing better. Either way, I do think it's more about execution right now than scheme.
I didn't cover Brett Favre, so I'm not the best person to ask. My opinion is that Aaron Rodgers' play style was probably more fun -- it's just goofy some of the things he does with his legs and arm -- but Favre's childlike joy was more endearing for fans. Obviously, that's not to say Brett Favre's gunslinger play style wasn't a heck of a lot of fun to watch, and Rodgers hasn't been endearing to fans. Reasonable minds could see things the other way for sure.
My biggest thought here is that one game is a very small sample size, and it's hard to make any real evaluations off it. We'll see how Raven Greene does going forward.
That seems like so much conjecture that I'm just going to say no.
This might be too obvious, but I'd go with Marquez Valdes-Scantling at receiver, and Tramon Williams at safety. By that, I mean Williams might have a chance to be their answer at free safety next season. Still too early to declare that. Just something I'm curious to see how it unfolds.
Yep. Aaron Rodgers was asked why they were better in the red zone yesterday, and he pointed to running more. Think he, and you, are spot on.
Great question. I do not think so. In fact, I don't think Seattle or Minnesota are must wins -- if the Packers run the table in their final five. They need to go 5-2 down the stretch to get in, in my opinion. That said, boy, winning in Seattle or Minnesota would be awfully big.
Considering there's seven games left and two of them are against Minnesota and Chicago, definitely. It's just a matter of winning.
It wasn't a bad move because what Jermaine Whitehead gave the Packers defense wasn't all that hard to replace, period. If Raven Greene becomes a player, that's just a bonus.
Nah. I guess you couldn't rule it out, but I think the WR group is in a good place.
You're probably right. I think the Washington and Detroit losses are especially hard to stomach. The fact is this is a quarterback league, and all teams are tied to the play of their QB. The Dolphins win yesterday if you switch Brock Osweiler with Rodgers. Where would the Saints be right now without Drew Brees? Same for the Patriots without Tom Brady. That's how it goes.
I agree, thought it was a bad spot to go for it. Think Mike McCarthy wanted to put away the Dolphins early with a short week in mind, but that wasn't necessary. In my mind, you punt and pin Brock Osweiler deep, hold him to maybe a first down at most, and get the ball back with good field position and plenty of time on the clock. I was also surprised they pulled out the fake punt yesterday. It was a slick play with Raven Greene, but a play that good shouldn't be used in a game like that, you'd think.
Yeah, the penalties also go into situational football, which good teams do well and mediocre teams don't.
I don't know if that was announced today, but yes. I'd be shocked if he wasn't.
Hahaha. Nah, it's all good. This is informal. I used the word "sight" instead of "site" last week. We all make mistakes.
He's on IR, where he'll likely remain.
Yeah, I haven't watched the film, and I probably won't with a short week, but there was more pressure coming from that side than you're used to seeing.
It's too early to really know, but I think he's done very well so far. Sure seems like his first draft is a success, and his new approach to team building (especially free agency) is something this team has needed for a long time.
I don't cover the Raiders, and I've been here on this chat with you, so I can't confirm obviously. I saw the report that's out too.
I think they're awfully useful, but it's hard to be concrete without knowing the plays. So I don't take them for gospel, but I do pay attention.
You could say special teams cost them a trip in 2014, and that was their last, best chance. So there's probably some truth in that, but to say it's the only factor isn't realistic.