He's a football player. I remember writing about this after his first start against the Saints. Sliding isn't really in his DNA. He expects to fight for every yard. It's something that needs to change long term.
Randall Cobb is still very important to the Packers offense, and he's made plays the past few weeks. I don't disagree on anything you said about Trevor Davis' return ability, but I think the Packers are still in a place where they want to see him improve, because his natural speed is so enticing. Davis has the speed to return kicks all the way.
No, I don't think anyone asked Mike McCarthy why he was so stupid as to do run the wildcat with Randall Cobb, because there's such a thing as professional decorum. He was asked about it, and really didn't provide much of an answer. I do agree it provided little production to the offense.
Yes, part of the quarterback's job is to watch the play clock. As for yesterday's wasted timeout before the first quarter expired, it seemed like Hundley lost track of the clock. That happens with young quarterbacks.
That definitely wasn't me. I wrote about the benefits Martellus Bennett was expected to give the Packers offense, some things he does better than Cook, some not. Sure, he was expected to be a more complete tight end, someone who could block and play in-line, but not a bigger playmaker. Always thought the Packers should re-sign Jared Cook.
Lost on the Benny Cunningham replay overturn yesterday was a really poor tackle attempt from Damarious Randall that would've prevented a first down. Now, Randall sometimes makes really good tackles in run support, and other times he doesn't. I wouldn't say he's scared to make a tackle, just that he's inconsistent. Ultimately, if he's making plays and plastering his receiver, the Packers will live with it.
That was stunning. Nick Kwiatkowski, the Bears linebacker, is not someone I'd ever expect to catch Randall Cobb from behind.
I don't think anyone is losing sight of the fact it was the Bears. The damage to losing that game was more significant than the reward to winning. A loss, and the season would effectively be over. A win, and there's still a ton of work to do, but victory at least prolonged the season's relevance.
Maybe. I've kind of thought Jeff Janis is Jarrett Bush, a career special teamer who can have a long career but never do anything on offense (or defense in Bush's case). Guess I'd still lean toward that being my forecast.
Certainly a possibility late in this season. Few guys are 100 percent.
No way. He was out with a legitimate calf injury. Listed on the injury report during the week and everything.
Nothing like that, that I know of, but QBs simulate throwing drills either dropping their passes into a bucket at certain angles or trying to hit a taped-off strike zone while on the move.
The Packers had tremendous health on their O line in 2014, then miserable health in 2015. They had great health last year, miserable health this year. It's cyclical.
Not at all. Case Keenum has played much better than Brett Hundley. It isn't that close. Everything in this league starts and ends with the quarterback.
I think you're delusional in more than one way, though maybe not when it comes to Marty Bennett.
Yeah, and it might have contributed to Aaron Jones' injury. But Nick Kwiatkowski was running on the same field.
And Jeff Janis did have a potential game-saving catch of a Hail Mary in the playoffs. But both are special teamers.
He was, and the Packers turned to Trevor Davis. They must have thought Davis was more capable with returns.
I don't think anyone has been too quick to downgrade Brett Hundley when they're pointing out he's not playing very well in the moment, because it's true. Now, if fans are saying he'll never be a good quarterback, of course that's premature. I agree with you, Hundley needs a few more games to show if he can build off what he did in Chicago, and continue to improve.
You could be right. I asked David Bakhtiari about his quarterback in the locker room yesterday, and he said it's Hundley's third start, and you saw the expected improvement. I think that was good for the locker room to see overall. There's a morale boost in winning, but also a boost in seeing the QB play well.
If the Packers moved on from Dom Capers, it would behoove them to expand their search wider than a 150-mile radius.
All right, folks. That's where we need to end today. As always, thanks to everyone who participated in the chat. We'll do it again next Monday, same time. Until then, take care everyone.