No. Let me just stop you there. Aaron Rodgers, even less than 100 percent, gave the Packers a much better chance to win than Brett Hundley. Yes, he made some uncharacteristic mistakes, but Rodgers also made some plays Hundley couldn't dream of making, including the touchdown to Cobb on the extended play. As for the atrophy, Aaron Rodgers was asked that specifically last week, and he said there wasn't any. Now, that doesn't mean he was being completely up front, and certainly the underthrows were unusual, but that could be as much to do with a rusty time clock as shoulder muscle.
You should look at some of his other drafts around that time, too. Because he knocked some years out of the park. It's a big reason the Packers won their Super Bowl in 2010.
The Packers aren't really a base 3-4 or base 4-3, they're a base nickel. They're in subpackage some 80 percent of their snaps. With that, they have some flexibility to drop OLBs in a 3-point stance, or even vice versa (think Datone Jones' evolution as a player).
Some of that was because the Packers were trailing in the second half, but it was obvious Mike McCarthy didn't give the football to his running back near enough. Running back, instead of running backs, because how Aaron Jones didn't get more than three carries completely escapes me. His first two carries went for 20 and 23 yards, yet he spent most of the game on the sideline. That was really inexcusable.
Yeah, I think the best way to address those two needs is double up in the draft at edge rusher, and sign a veteran corner. Not sure who's available on the open market, but the corner group could use more experience. The edge rush group needs more high-end youth.
No, Brett Hundley mostly did the job as a backup. It was underwhelming because the expectation was that he could be a starting-caliber quarterback, but that was unfair. If you expected Brett Hundley to play as a backup, that's what he did. Hundley won some important games to give the Packers a chance. I'd expect him to be the backup next year.
This isn't very coherent. Yesterday was a regular-season game, not postseason. The Packers didn't lose solely because they didn't give Aaron Jones more touches; it just would've helped.
I mean, the injuries have been awfully devastating each of the past two years. Makes it difficult to really evaluate the group, which has underperformed.
If the Packers want to be taken seriously as Super Bowl contenders, they have to be willing to occasionally make a big splash on the open market. Haven't talked with anyone about those two corners, but seems either would add a lot to the defense.
Atlanta. And that's all she wrote.
He's done well enough to give himself a chance next year, needs to do better. It'll be a crucial offseason for him.
The Packers are going to have to figure out whether Jordy Nelson lost it overnight, or if he's in a temporary slump. I don't know the answer. That's why they get paid the big bucks.
Yeah, it's obviously rough. Don't know if it will affect his open-market value, but it could. He's done everything this season a receiver wants to accomplish in a walk year, except avoid two ugly, illegal hits.
I don't think they have to.
Safeties are not as impactful as corners and edge rushers. That's football.
Ron, Detroit, Pittsburgh, the Chargers, Atlanta and New Orleans are not squandering Aaron Rodgers, because they in fact don't have Aaron Rodgers. He's the best player in the NFL, save maybe Tom Brady. I think the Packers fan base has been spoiled to a degree. Case in point, it's not mandatory that the organization cleans house this offseason. There are plenty of redeeming qualities with Ted Thompson. If he gets crushed for not drafting well enough on defense, he should also get credit for finding Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones on Day 3. But just because this has been a successful organization does not mean it's above reproach. More than fair to discuss the flaws.
Yeah, I think Geronimo Allison could be a No. 3.
It's past time. And they are outlawed. Still happen because enforcement isn't nearly strict enough.
Well, no Super Bowls would be a waste. One Super Bowl is a championship. Should be more, yes. But there's too much hyperbole in the fan base. One Super Bowl is not a waste. It's just disappointing.
He was asked yesterday. Didn't answer.
This is very true. And the Packers haven't had many of those bounces in the postseason.
Yes, it has been a very good run. There's no doubt about that. To make eight straight postseasons is historic. So, too, is making only one Super Bowl in those eight years. A very good run, but if fans want to say it isn't quite good enough, they're not wrong.
All right, folks. That's a good place to end today. Thanks to everyone who participated. Until next time, see you later.