I think it's mostly because you watch more Green Bay than any other team. Tackling as a whole is poor in the league, a byproduct of less time to work on it under the new CBA. The Packers are far from the only team that struggles with it.
For a few years, certainly. I'm not sure it's the same as it was then, especially with how much the roster turn over, but I'd think Packers fans still consider them a rival of sorts.
You could make the case they would not have lost in Washington and Detroit. I think it's that significant. Doesn't mean they would've won, but Aaron Jones playing more would have given them a better chance. So, maybe 6-2-1 at best.
No, for a defense lacking an edge rush, this defense has done quite well for itself. Its ceiling is still limited until it gets some pass rushers, but I think Mike Pettine has clearly made a difference.
They've got to play sound against Wilson and be solid situationally, especially the red zone and turnovers. Gotta convert yards into points.
The key word in all that is preseason. You're basically guessing Jake Kumerow would have any success in meaningful snaps, because he never has. Maybe he would, it's certainly possibly. The Packers simply don't need to take a flier at a position group that's already solid.
I disagree. Deferring is almost always the way to go. Only time I'd think about taking the ball is if I'm an underdog, and playing with a lead makes a big difference.
That's how it goes. It's a young-man's game, a young-man's league.
I'm probably not the person to ask, since I'm not a Packers fan. Rivalries really are up to the fan base. Both are big rivals, for sure.
Yeah, there's no doubt the Packers have exceeded my expectations with their sack total. They've done a good job getting pressure considering what they have on the field.
All right, that's a good place to end today. Thanks to everyone who participated. We'll see you again next week.