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.
It's a weird dynamic (sorry, no pun intended) on their depth chart. They have 7 NFL-caliber WRs, probably 8 if you count Geronimo Allison. I'm just not sure how many of them are all that good.
For developmental reasons. GMs are always thinking ahead.
Jason Spriggs did play awfully well in a little under 20 snaps. Certainly a positive.
This is a true statement.
The Packers did not sign CJ Spiller because they needed to bolster their D line depth chart with Letroy Guion out after Minnesota, and used the roster spot to move up Brian Price. Could they have sacrificed another roster spot to add Spiller? Certainly. But Ted Thompson made a move based on need, and that's certainly plausible. What's weird is he didn't make a roster move based on need at running back last week.
Ordinarily, I'd expect a bad Bears defense to get blitzed inside Lambeau Field, but I've covered enough of this Packers offense.
Yes. That's putting trust in the defense, which is fair with how they played through first four games. Also, no confidence Packers offense converts those fourth downs.
The Packers certainly could make no changes if they finish 9-7, but I think someone would be deserving of a pink slip. Mike McCarthy probably more unlikely, but perhaps both.
At some point, not finding your rhythm becomes simply playing bad. I think we're at that point.
OK, folks, that's a good place to end today's chat. Thanks to everyone that participated. If you didn't have your question answered, it was probably about Mike McCarthy, Aaron Rodgers or Ted Thompson not doing there jobs well. Rest assured, those questions were answered several times. Make sure you read back through the transcript. Until next time, take care.