The quarterback playing better would be a good place to start. More than that, they've gotta be better in situational phases. Packers have hurt themselves as much as the opponents. Good teams don't do that. Creating more turnovers on defense also a big factor.
I do remember, and I take it more as a clue into the relationship dynamic between coach and quarterback. Always thought that, specifically, was telling.
It's certainly possible. The final five games lend to that.
He played the last four games. Let's not get crazy.
Sure, but that's not why the Packers lost.
They absolutely could win their next three games. They also absolutely could lose their next three games. That's the thing with mediocre teams. You don't know which way they're going.
Just a guess, but I think the Packers very much would like to avoid that.
A lame-duck situation just doesn't help anybody.
Think they could really benefit from having Trevor Davis at returner.
Why not? It's not a coaching league; it's a QB league. The Packers have the QB.
Yes. If you're going to be exclusively draft-and-develop, as the Packers were under Ted Thompson, you can't swing and completely whiff in the draft. Hitting on three of 28 from 2013-15, that's what they basically did.
That's cute, your whole "the media is driving this" crap. I didn't drive anything. I maybe wrote three or four stories about him in a calendar year.
Yep. It's why they desperately need him healthy. Put King and Alexander on the field, and they've got something at corner.
Somebody help AZ out here...
Oh, that would make sense. No.
It's obviously not all about the QB, but having a QB like Aaron Rodgers effectively starts teams on third base. That's why the Packers current state of mediocrity is so damning. A team with Aaron Rodgers should not be mediocre.
I'm just here so I don't get fined.
I don't know the answer off top of my head, but sure seems like a lot. Bill Belichick is a quick-trigger GM.
Look at the Packers free-agent moves this spring, then check how their draft class is doing, and get back to me.
I don't think anyone in the media drove Jeff Janis' hype. He occasionally made big plays, and we wrote about them on the beat. But pretty sure everyone also mentioned the reasons he wasn't getting more playing time. I know I did.