All good points, Trent. I should just let you take over the chat. There's a reason Ty Montgomery is playing so much. None of their rookies have emerged as clear secondary runners. The Packers like Jamaal Williams because of his pass pro, but he has five carries for 21 yards on the season. Ben Sirmans was clear last week that Montgomery is far and away the Packers' biggest weapon as a running back. It will be that way until the rookies come along.
He's on PUP for at least the first six weeks, probably longer.
Looks like Mike McCarthy has joined the chat.
Maybe the most impressive thing I saw all training camp, I kid you not, was how often Mike McCarthy wore a hoodie on the practice field. I'm on the sideline dying, and he was dressed for October. That's just how he rolls.
I think it helps a little for the Packers to have extended to prepare for their trip to Dallas. Because of that, and the short week, I can't see them pushing any players who are not ready to play.
If they missed the field goal on second down, it would have been Bengals ball. If they tried the fake field goal and were unsuccessful, or botched the snap or hold without a kick, they would have been able to retry on third down.
It's possible, sure. I think Kentrell Brice is a better player.
Martellus Bennett is a traditional tight end; he was never going to be Jared Cook. Lance Kendricks is more of the 'move' TE with speed, in that Cook role. As for Richard Rodgers, he went from being the starting tight end two years ago (and while Cook was out with injury for a long stretch last year) to the third tight end. So, pretty close to invisible.
With how the Packers defense is currently constructed, I don't think Clay Matthews in the middle is a viable option. They need him on the edge, rushing quarterbacks.
I didn't notice any big mistakes. Evans was good enough to be on the field in a backup role.
I'm not sure how you haven't seen any speed out of him. He's currently sixth in the league with 10 yards per punt return, including a 33-yard return yesterday.
No, it's not that he's a bad running back. He's a different running back. Unconventional. More in the Theo Riddick role. His best asset will always be catching the football. He actually has 253 yards in three games, on pace for a 1,350-yard season. It's just that only 124 of those yards on rushing. In fact, he has five more receiving yards than rushing. That's his game. Probably will always be his game. That's a great asset for an offense to have, but the Packers need to find a way to get more on the ground.
It's all relative. Not sure Ted Thompson drafted DBs well in 2015, you know. On the other hand, he drafted Eddie Lacy (an offensive rookie of the year) and James Starks.
That's pretty cool, honestly. Guessing not many can claim, and prove, that.
Yeah, this is obviously a sensitive issue. I'd like to think I'm respectful of all beliefs and opinions, including yours. If what you saw yesterday offended you, I'm not going to say you're wrong. If what you saw yesterday inspired you, I'm not going to say you're wrong. I believe perspective depends on the individual.
After what happened last year, going from 4-6 to the NFC title game, I'm officially proclaiming there's no panic until at least, what, December? (If only I had that authority.)
His two best games last season probably came against the Bears: the first one in the air, the second one on the ground.
After this weekend, I think the NFL has taken a turn toward acceptance that we didn't see before. So probably, but I don't the answer will be as impactful as it would've been.
It's Monday. ... Oh, wait, this is really Thursday. Wow. Uh, give me 24 hours?
Did I do that? I don't remember doing that.
You answered your own question, Kev.