That fumble was Mark Sanchez bad, yes. There was a time I'd scoff at anyone suggesting benching Aaron Rodgers, and I still think it is definitely premature. But if this continues five, six weeks? If we're sitting here Week 11 or Week 12, and nothing has changed? I mean, sure it would be radical, but I don't know if it would be the worst idea. And, yes, I can't believe I'm saying that.
Just pausing a moment to reflect on your "positive note" including mentions of "fatal mistakes" like fumbles, interceptions or failure to end drives. That's where we're at with the Packers offense. Even the silver lining has fatal mistakes.
Hey, someone who isn't blaming Mike McCarthy or Aaron Rodgers. You're a rarity, sir. To be honest, no, I didn't notice Clay Matthews yesterday. Chalk up a victory for Tyron Smith. But he had a sack in each of the previous three games he played this season, so he's been productive.
I think you're seeing him changing things. In Jacksonville, he saw almost no personnel variations. That's basically all we saw Sunday against Dallas. Neither worked, and probably the biggest reason for that was poor QB play.
Packers won't get another Super Bowl without their top players healthy for the stretch run, either. Yes, it happened in 2010. That was an aberration. Healthy teams win titles. It's a fine balance between preservation and not preserving players for the stretch run. If you look at training camp, Mike McCarthy certainly preserved his players. Is that playing into the Packers' poor performances now? I think it's unlikely at this point in the season.