The Packers played five games in November - and won one.
Mike McCarthy's decisions to run the fullback dive at the end of the game and THEN kick the field goal made zero sense. Yes, the FB dive worked last week - much closer to the goal line. You have a quarterback who's on fire throwing to a ton of talented receivers and tight ends - and you run John Kuhn? Pitiful. And to then kick the field goal, when your special teams have been awful all game and your defense has been terrible at the end of every single close game this season - well, it was positively Mike Sherman-esque.
Can someone please give Tramon Williams a lesson in down and distance?
And while they're at it, they may want to explain what bump and run coverage is.
I think it's fair to say that, at this point in his career, when the game is on the line, Aaron Rodgers can't win it for you. Absolutely an atrocious decision on the throw to Driver at the end.
Bob Sanders should be fired. But we knew that already.
What we're finding out is that Mike Stock should be as well. On the heels of his idiotic statments to Bob McGinn, his teams played just about as bad as 'professionals' can play in every phase. And how do you not have Crosby kicking it into the endzone right from the beginning of the game? It's not like he has trouble booting it into the endzone whenever he's asked to do it. Why are you fooling around with 'angling' the kick?
Speaking of special teams - Thompson REALLY screwed up when he cut both Jon Ryan and then later Tracy White. You would think the fact that they cut White to keep Lansanah would mean that Lansanah could get on the goaline defense team ahead of Desmond Bishop - who was terrible again today. The fact that he can't just makes me think Thompson really, really fucked up.
Sorry for the cursing there, but man am I pissed.
So your 2008 Green Bay Packers can score a lot of points - but can't stop anyone on defense or cover anyone on special teams. Sounds like the formula that got Mike Sherman fired. At least Ed Donatell had the excuse of having minimal talent. Bob Sanders has Charles Woodson, Aaron Kampman, Ryan Pickett, Al Harris, AJ Hawk, Nick Collins - and just gave up 51 and 35 points in the last two weeks. If he's not gone at the end of the season, something is seriously, seriously wrong.
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