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Packers: 37 Cowboys: 36

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Packers: 37 Cowboys: 36

Eddie Lacy, Matt Flynn, Andrew Quarless

The Bad

The Bad

Morgan Burnett, Brad Jones, Don Barclay

The Bad

The Bad

The Dallas Cowboys

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Lars's picture

Jordy Nelson---good on that TD reception. Capers/defense bad, as usual. Nice plays by Shields, T. Williams. Add Hawk to Jones in bad category. Beating the Cowboys in Dallas---it doesn't get much better than that!

Bibbon Hazel's picture

Don't forget to add MD Jennings to both the BAd and Ugly! Isn't it time Richardson gets all the snaps? Stop the revolving door!Sit the doctor!

Derek in Co's picture

totally agree. Jennings = The Worst. will Morgan Burnett ever get off this list?

jack in jersey city's picture

put a player like nick collins next to burnett and he will be off this list in a second!

gotta give MAJOR props to jordy nelson, mason crosby, sam shields, and tramon too!

Anita's picture

The Ugly has to be Dez Bryant's pissy little temper tantrum as the clock was winding down. Man, what a douche.

jack in jersey city's picture

that was beautiful to me :)

KurtMc's picture

More true words couldn't have been stated. Good one.

SOL's picture

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chazman's picture

I lived in DFW for 7 years, nothing (other than a Packers victory) was better than listening to the meltdown on local radio after a Cowboys loss. Go PACK!

Evan's picture

Gotta re-sign Quarless...it's looking like he's finally healthy.

RC Packer Fan's picture

I agree. This is the Quarless I have been waiting for after they drafted him.
I was high on him when they drafted him.

He looks completely healthy now, and he has provided a much needed target in the middle of the field.

I like how they are using him as well. Spreading him out in the Red zone. Providing a big target against smaller DB's. Great game planning on McCarthy's part to put him out wide.

Idiot Fan's picture

It will be interesting to see what happens with the TE position over the next 9 months. I would really like to see some TE talent brought in through the draft, and I'm really hoping that Finley is cleared to play and comes back for a reasonable short-term deal. If both of those things happen, then I'm not sure if there is room for Quarless (I want to keep Bostic based on potential, and Taylor seems like a core ST guy).

It is good to see him playing well though.

Evan's picture

I think the chances of Finley coming back are less than 25% - that's just based on the nature of the injury/surgery. It's Nick Collins, not Sean Richardson.

That said, my ideal situation would be Quarless re-signed, a TE drafted high (2nd or 3rd) and Bostick/Stoneburner compete for 3rd and 4th TE. I'm pretty much done with Taylor.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Yeah, I do agree that Finley's chances of playing in Green Bay aren't very high. That being said, if he is able to play again, I think his chances of playing are higher in Green Bay then elsewhere... 25% chance he plays, and 75% chance he plays for Green Bay if he can play.

I pretty much agree with they have to resign Quarless, draft a TE in 2nd-3rd, although I would be fine if they drafted Eric Ebron or Austin Seferain-Jenkins in the 1st.

I do like Bostick but he is more of a #2 TE. Stoneburner to me right now is just a guy.

Taylor is a core special teams player. He is like Bush, a special teams guy only... Although Bush has been playing good defensively lately..

Evan's picture

Oh, yeah. IF Finley is cleared to play, I can't imagine he'll play elsewhere. He won't get more than a 1-year, incentive-laden deal, so the money shouldn't be an issue for TT. And he'll want to reestablish his health and value, and where better to do that than in GB, with the best QB in the league in an offense he knows inside and out.

But we're getting way ahead of ourselves. This season is far from over.

Evan's picture

I'm also excited to see how Quarless and Bostick play with Rodgers.

Derek in Co's picture

I think they let Finley walk because they won't want to risk his health further on their watch. Just like Nick Collins.

jack in jersey city's picture

i'm with you evan. i can see them drafting a TE very high- maybe even in the 1st round. i can't see them bringing finley back after the injury. i'm done with taylor too. he might be a decent special teams guy but he sucks as a TE. quarless looks very solid out there and i like what i saw from bostick. he's going to be very good in another year or two. i don't really follow college football so i'm not sure how the TE draftees stack up this year

Stroh's picture

I don't see drafting a TE now. I did, but w/ the way Quarless is playing its just not necessary. Quarless is showing what I thought he lacked. He's always had the athletic ability, but I didn't see him being able to really make plays. He just hadn't shown it in his previous opportunities. He has the past 2 wks tho. Gotta give it up to him.

Between Q and Bostic I think the Pack will sit tight at TE for the time being and give them a year to really take the bull by the horns. Stoneburner good for a 3rd/4th TE and Taylor is a ST ace. Maybe a later round pick on a college BB player to develop for a year or 2 on the PS. Otherwise I say give Q and Bostic another year to see if they can continue to produce and develop.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Yeah, I don't think Finley has a very good chance of playing anymore. But I have been wrong before too...

I really like what Quarless has been bringing. They should definitely resign him. I like him as a #1 TE with Bostick as a #2.

I'm not saying they have to draft a TE high, but if they got one of those 2 in the first I wouldn't be mad about it either.

I think they will be more likely to draft a TE in the middle rounds. Maybe a guy like Jacob Pederson from WI. He will likely be a mid round TE. He is a more traditional TE with very good hands, size and decent speed, also he can block.

Honestly with the way that Bostick has flashed and Quarless has been playing I think they have a greater need at WR. Jones is a free agent, Nelson will be after next year. Cobb will be coming off a bad injury.
I don't think they would go WR in the 1st round but there are some I like.
Kelvin Benjamin - Florida State,
Mike Evans - Texas A&M,
Jordan Mathews - Vanderbilt

I don't see them going WR in the first, just saying I like those guys especially Benjamin. He reminds me of Larry Fitzgerald.

Mark in Montana's picture

I agree with Stroh above that drafting a TE is not a vital need anymore. Quarless may or may not improve to the point to "scare" defenses, but he's bonafide starting caliber and his blocking will help the improved run game going forward. Maybe draft a 1st round stud receiver TE in a year or two if all the other pieces are in place.

Stroh's picture

RC... I Like the guys you mentioned, but right now my favorite in the 2nd is Robinson from Penn St, if he falls a little.

Brian's picture

I thought TT didn't know how to draft and should just sign FA's going forward. :) Oh that's right, he should be fired immediately (tongue in cheek).

RC Packer Fan's picture

Good - Packers 2nd Half
Bad - Packers 1st Half
Ugly - Cowboys

Idiot Fan's picture

Exactly right. Pretty much everybody laid a turd in the first half, except maybe Lacy; and pretty much everybody, offense and defense, had to step it up to pull off that second half.

Not to mention - Crosby hitting a 57-yarder in a game we win by one point!

BradHTX's picture

Good: McCarthy's play calling the second half

Bad: McCarthy's play calling the first half

Ugly: The ending of the Packers' season if Good McCarthy doesn't finally win out over Bad McCarthy now that he's seen what this team is capable of, even with AR out, when he calls a good game

Point Packer's picture

Spot on.

4thand1's picture

This where your wrong. The Lacy 60 yard run in the 3rd quarter, great play call right. They called the exact play in the 1st quarter, didn't execute. Players not plays.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Yup. Or on more then one time Flynn missing wide open receivers throwing to other players.
There was a specific play that I remember, that if he hits Quarless he probably goes 20+ yards. No one was near him. Instead he throws it to Lacy, in which was a horrible throw, where Lacy had to reach back for it and couldn't catch it. Even if he leads him its probably a first down.

Wasn't a bad play call just badly executed.

Idiot Fan's picture

That was the third-and-one play action. Nobody even covered Quarless; if Flynn hits him, he was likely gone for six.

BradHTX's picture

With all due respect, 4th and RC, this is not an either/or discussion. You are correct, execution has been sorely lacking all season long. And yes, injuries have obviously been an issue as well -- it's not reasonable to expect a team fielding only half its starters to execute as efficiently.

However, that does not absolve MM of any responsibility due to his pay calling. Jersey Al, who has forgotten more about football than I know, lays out the case for this over on his site, and I agree with him. The same band of previously-not-executing players came out in the second half and played exceptional football. Is it purely that they all suddenly decided, "Hey guys! Here's an idea... Let's stop sucking and win this game."? No. They executed better, but the more creative (and I use that description intentionally rather than the less specific "better") plays called by MM gave them a better chance of successful execution. Yes, to a certain degree it's a chicken/egg argument, but MM was calling plays in the second half we haven't seen him go to for a while, and they worked.

I am not a guy with a lot of Xs and Os knowledge like some here, and I fully admit that. So if even I can say when the Packers' offense is taking the field, "Here we go... Lacy up the middle for minimal gain on first, Lacy up the middle for minimal gain on second, incomplete thirty yard pass on third, punt" because I've seen it every single drive of the game, then something very obvious is missing from the pay calling. You can be predictable like that with the scheme if you have the dominant O-line to enforce your will on the opponent and ram the ball down their gullet, but we don't have that kind of game right now, and I'm not sure from his play calling whether MM realizes it's no longer 2011.

I think that what we have seen in the past two years is just how important to the Packers' offense Joe Philbin was.

RC Packer Fan's picture

I'm not saying the play calling was great in the first half. All I'm saying is the execution was terrible. Flynn missed open receivers. He was locking into 1 WR, which lead to the Interception. He admitted that.

Yes, I thought McCarthy's play calling was better in the 2nd half, but how much was it that the players just executed better?

I don't like blaming the play caller because if it doesn't work he is horrible, but if it works it was a great play call...
The other thing with blaming the play caller is that we have no idea how much the original play called is ran because of audibles and what not.

There was some perfect play calls in the 2nd half that worked to perfection, like the screen to James Starks at the 10 yard line which went for a TD. That was a very unexpected play because most teams don't run screens at that location. It definitely caught the Cowboys by surprise. Great play call, and executed to perfection.

I do agree though that Joe Philbin had a big impact on the offense. Probably bigger then we know.

BradHTX's picture

RC, I don't disagree with anything you've said here. Like I said above, it's not an either/or question. Both execution and lack of creativity in the play calling were issues in the first half, and they seemed to magically reverse themselves in the second. That's why I try to base my opinion on whether the play calling seemed creative or unexpected rather than on whether it was simply successful.

I also totally agree that determining "good" play calling from "bad" is extremely difficult because execution plays such a huge part in our perception. This is especially true with "trick" or "gadget" plays, where if they succeed the coach is a genius and if they fail, he looks like a lunatic.

Don't get me wrong, I still think McCarthy is an excellent head coach. He is clearly a great offensive mind when it comes to designing plays. And as a motivator of the players, particularly in adversity like we saw in the Super Bowl season (and, dare I say, this one?), he is great. But I question his attachment to playing certain players who clearly aren't working (I'm looking at you, Doc Jennings), and I think the jury is still out on whether he works well as the primary play caller while also being head coach.

The evidence from the two seasons since Philbin left isn't very compelling that the current set up is the best for the team. I don't claim to know that Clements calling the plays would be better. But the eyes don't lie -- this is not the same unstoppable offensive juggernaut we saw in '10 and '11. And it isn't just that the Chiefs figured out how to beat us and everyone else in the league took note.

Stroh's picture

Brad... Not if you listen to Flynn. He said he played poorly (execute) and said that he in particular needed to play much better. He said he couldn't get in a good rhythm in the first half and couldn't explain why he did in the 2nd half, but he made it pretty clear that it was about poor execution by the players.

But you go ahead and believe differently! I'm sure you know better than the QB that played in the game.

GBFaninCA's picture

Stop crying about McCarthy, he has brought us a Super Bowl, a 15-1 season, and continually taken us to the play-offs, all while dealing with an unprecedented amount of injuries. Same goes for Dom, he can only do so much with the limited talent he has.

BradHTX's picture

Sorry, GBFaninCA, but I reject that argument completely. You hear a disclaimer in all ads for investments: "Past performance is not a guarantee of future results." Same thing holds true in football; this is a "What have you done for me lately" game -- just ask Desmond Bishop.

NO ONE is immune from scrutiny just because they had past success. The fact that MM led the Pack to a Super Bowl win doesn't make him a god; I consider him a very good head coach, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't critique his play calling when warranted. Same thing, Lord knows based on some comments on these sites, for TT, who has managed the team very well but isn't above boneheaded moves like the mismanagement of the backup QB situation this year. Or Rodgers himself, for that matter, who is brilliant but seems more inclined to take a sack for a loss and punt than risk hurting his stats with a possible interception downfield.

There is a difference between criticism and critiquing. One puts down who a person is (Ie, "Firw Tightwad Ted!!!"), the other analyzes weaknesses in a his performance. Critiquing is a positive action, a sign of respect.

A winning team has three sides to the triangle: the GM has to supply good players, the coach has to design and call good plays, and the players have to execute them well. All three have not been at their peak the last couple of years, and yes I say that taking the inordinate number if injuries into account. To say, "Don't say anything bad about [element X] of the team, because he/they/it worked well in the past" is not doing anyone any favors.

Did Vince Lombardi stop holding his players to the highest possible standard once they won their first championship in '61? No, he didn't, because he realized their was always room for improvement, and his players respected him for it as they went on to win four more. We are talking about the Green Bay Packers, the team with the greatest culture of excellence in the NFL, not the Jacksonville friggin' Jaguars!

Stroh's picture

Brad in what way are you QUALIFIED to critique McCarthy or anyone else? Have you played the game, been in a position w/ and NFL team? Yeah didn't think so... Yet you feel you are qualified to critique and judge someone who has?

Someone once said, part of being smart is be able to recognize when you don't know something! Guess you missed that lesson!! Maybe you should leave the critiquing to the people who ARE qualified don't you thing?!

BradHTX's picture

Stroh -- I consider you a knowledgable commenter, and have generally agreed with your positions in debates here. It's interesting to suddenly find myself in your crosshairs! That's OK, I can take it.

To answer your question, no: I have never played or coached. I've been watching the Packers since the '90s and have a decent grasp of the game but I am nothing close to an expert. I'm not an "Xs and Os" guy, and I'm not afraid to admit that; I'm just an average, reasonably intelligent fan.

That doesn't mean I'm unqualified to comment on these matters. As I said in my comment on Jersey Al's article that I referenced earlier, it's the fact that even I, average guy that I am, can see the predictability of some (not necessarily all) of MM's play calling lately that makes me think there must be something to the charge that he's been overly conservative and not very creative. I'm certainly not the only one saying so.

I wasn't aware of Flynn's comments; that's very interesting. Anyway, if you read what I said, I absolutely agree that execution was atrocious in the first half, and that makes it more difficult to judge play calling.

Finally, in response to this particular comment, I'm sorry, but I stand by my position. "Don't you criticize Mike McCarthy, he won us a Super Bowl" is a weak attitude. I am no more qualified to offer critique (which is NOT the same as judging, either) than anyone else, and certainly less so than some. But I don't have to have played the game to have well-thought-out opinions. And no one is above scrutiny simply because they did something great in the past.

Tundraboy's picture

Well put. Nobody can be above criticism when the types of losses and lets face it some embarrassing defeats have increased. Lombardi would never shy away from it or fail to address the cold hard truth. It has been great these years but the D has to come back to being a force every game. That culture is lacking. Make Green the D coordinator, get two real Safeties and a mean LB and we are fine. Oh yeah and get a good hamstring training guru. Fan since 62

RunAndHyde's picture

The good ....when your best friend is a cowboys fan and you get to rub Matt Flynn in his face till who knows when! But seriously....Jordy in the good all day . When it slowed down the replay of the one hander and he tips it and it lands perfectly flat on his hand ...freakin crazy. I am just happy we arent givin up on the season. Go pack!

jyros's picture

Brad Jones has been screwin' the pooch all year. He is always a step behind. His tackling, or lack of, is a serious disappointment.

Derek in Co's picture

Not enough speed to start in this league. We need to draft a faster MLB.

RunAndHyde's picture

Yeah...But brad just got paid.

Stroh's picture

He's only getting paid as a low level starter or high end ST ace. He's not getting enough to prevent the Packers drafting an ILB and putting Jones back on the bench. 2.75 isn't much for a starter. And I doubt he would have much impact if released. No reason the Packers can't upgrade if the opportunity presents itself.

Idiot Fan's picture

I don't remember the numbers off-hand, but I would guess that the signing bonus wasn't huge, which makes him more vulnerable. And actually, his high salary may make him more likely to be cut rather than less.

Although he definitely hasn't played well lately, he was pretty solid early on, so I'm not totally ready to give up on him. I wouldn't mind him as a backup.

Evan's picture

3 years/$11.7 mil. $3 mil signing bonus. Cap hit of $4 and $4.75 the next 2 years.

Dead money: $2 mil in 2014 and $1 mil in 2015.

Idiot Fan's picture

Wait, how does that work? If the signing bonus was $3 million, and that gets prorated over three years, how is there still $3 million of dead money left? Are there other bonuses that count as dead money if he gets cut?

Stroh's picture

Thanks for looking it up Evan. I didn't have time. Certainly won't be next year w/ 2M dead, but likely in '15 if he isn't a solid starter.

MarkinMadison's picture

Idiot Fan: That means $2M if you cut him next year, or $1M if you cut him the year after.

Evan's picture

It's a $3 mil signing bonus spread over 3 years - $1 mil per year. If they had cut him right after they signed him, there would have been $3 mil of dead money. Next year it'd be $2 mil, and $1 mil the final year.

Idiot Fan's picture

Derp. Of course.

Stroh's picture

CJ Mosley might be the playmaking ILB the Packers need. They have a realistic chance of landing him in the 1st.

Derek in Co's picture

I think I've seen Mosley going in the top 10 or 15, out of our reach. Just about any player from Alabama would be be good, really

Idiot Fan's picture

Not picking at 32 :)

Stroh's picture

Derek. Mosley might very well be out of our reach, but if we're picking 20th or better (out of playoffs) we might have a shot at him. Likely he goes mid 1st IMO.

Nerd's Phone's picture

Brad Jones has been hurt for awhile now. Don't know why Lattimore's not getting more time.

Same reason Perry's still playing on the left side I guess.

RC Packer Fan's picture

And same reason that MD Jennings is still playing ahead of Richardson...

RunAndHyde's picture

It also goes without saying that Boykin is an amazing find. Nobody wanted him two years ago, and look what he's doin. He has made so many plays for us this year its unreal. I love JJ, but if we got rid of him and had Boykin n Jordy outside and Cobb in the slot would we even notice a dropoff? I'd also like to see what Harper can do.

Evan's picture

Yeah, I love Jones (and don't think he's 100% healthy right now) but unless he takes another team-friendly deal, he's likely gone. They need the money to extend Nelson (and Cobb).

His market should be really interesting, though.

Idiot Fan's picture

Yeah, there wasn't much market for him last time, so you would have to think that there would be even less of one now, right? It's so easy for me to say this, but if I were him I would want to stay here. Great QB, familiar system, etc.

I also really like Boykin and am excited to see him continue to improve, especially when Rodgers can play. I don't know if it's coincidence or not, but it's funny how TT can repeatedly hit on his WR scouting, but other positions feel like we're constantly chasing it.

Evan's picture

Yeah, I really have no idea which way it'll go.

He had almost no market last time, so now that he's 3 years older why would that change much? On the other hand, I think the way he's played the last few years, a lot of those teams who passed probably regret it a bit.

Stroh's picture

He didn't get interest as a FA due to coming off his "drops year". Since he has put up a 14 TD season and been a consistent starter. Some team might be interested in him as a good 2nd or strong 3rd WR now.

I think the Packers let him go and will be fine w/ Nelson, Cobb and Boykin. Lets face it, Rodgers makes them all better by his presence. If Jones doesn't get any offers in FA and is OK coming back for 2M or so that would be about the most the Packer would spend on him. And it would make drafting a WR unlikely.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Wasn't the last time Jones a Free agent the year of the lockout? I don't remember for sure, but if it was like I'm thinking it was, I really think that hindered his chances of going elsewhere.

KurtMc's picture

I'm in the keep JJ corner. We need a TE/WR prototype but don't have that (I think). Hang on to JJ 1-2 years more. The Nelson, Cobb, Boykin trio isn't scaring anyone, even with Rodgers. Plus, this run game will help with that.

Please fix this putrid D first, play calling second & let the Wins Roll in.

PS - Super Ugly to the Ref's. Man, this year they suck. NFL needs to address this. Might be time to hire full timers. It's a multiple billion $$ industry. I think we can afford it.

RunAndHyde's picture

Nelson Cobb Boykin not scaring anyone? Are u kidding?

4thand1's picture

I have to laugh too. HA HA. WOW.

Tundraboy's picture

Ditto. Jordy is ridiculously awesome, has it all, incredible body control and balance, great hands, height ,strength and sneaky speed! Cobb JJ and Boykin. Ill take that any day

GBFaninCA's picture

I wouldn't choose any other set of receivers over ours and that includes ATL

Evan's picture

I read somewhere (I think Nagler might have tweeted it) that Lattimore actually led a rousing half-time speech.

Is it possible the vocal defensive leader so many people are clamoring for is actually a backup?

Idiot Fan's picture

The article that I read called him the "normally soft-spoken" Lattimore, or something like that, so it may have been the unusualness of it that was helpful. But who knows?

sam's picture

Latty needs to see the field more I'll take his mistakes with the effort he brings

Al Katraz's picture

Please Santa please fill out my draft card:

Round 1 & 2: Two Offensive linemen than can actually block and protect our QB.
Rounds 3, 4, - 6'2 defensive back who can cover and tackle
Rounds 5,6,7 and undrafteds: Linebackers who can play more than one game without hamstring, ankle, hand, foot injuries and can actually tackle
Free agents - two defensive ends for our new 4-3 Defense with our new defensive line coach.

Morgan Mundane's picture

Sad watching someone waste their talents. Why is Mathews playing defensive end? He is not cut our for this and should be in the middle with his speed covering tight ends, blitzing up the middle and tackling runners.
I for one am tired of him being manhandled by 6'6 340 linemen who only have to get in front and tie him up.
Its like he is not there and its unfair to him.

GBFaninCA's picture

He has always played on the edge, and has always been able to put up big numbers. His hand is really hindering him, everything from shedding blocks to his unique pounce on the ball carrier tackling style. Sorry but in the battle of football knowledge I'm gonna take the Packers coaching staff over a disgruntled fan.

Point Packer's picture

I've been critical of MM's play calling this year. However, one thing that MM does not get nearly enough credit for, is his ability to keep the locker room together through diversity. This team's reaction to being down by 23 points in what was essentially a win or go home game for the season, is truly remarkable. From all accounts, the locker room vibe during halftime was positive. Other teams (see Dallas) would have largely melted down, started pointing fingers, etc. This team believed in itself, rallied and put together one of the more remarkable comebacks in team history.

Player leadership surely plays a large role. However, MM's ability to spawn a culture that promotes and creates this positive dynamic is an arena where his talents are largely ignored. If Dallas were down by 23 points at half, no way they come back. Huge praise to the big guy for this piece to the puzzle.

Still in disbelief. Can't wait to watch #12 next weekend.

Tundraboy's picture

Gotta agree

sam's picture

Another candidate for the Good Packers Traveling Fans. The stadium probably had 45-50% Packers fans in it, for a game in which we were starting Matt Flynn instead of Aaron Rodgers. Makes me proud to be a Packer fan when we can drown out the boo's with Go Pack Go in "Americas Team's" Stadium. I'm so grateful I was raised a Packer!

4thand1's picture

The Packers were voted America's team a while back. Nobody likes Dallas.

Stroh's picture

Dallas is the self-proclaimed America's Team. The Packers really ARE America's Team!

SOL's picture

Actually, Dallas is Mexico's team. According to NFL marketing stats there are more Dallas jerseys sold in Mexico than TX, NM, & OK.

4thand1's picture

I think Burnett is getting a bad rap. He's trying to call plays and having to worry about MD Jennings gotta suck. He made a hell of a play on Whitten. Plus he's a pretty good tackler. All Jennings had to do was give AssBryant a little shove and no TD. But no, back to the play and falling down.

RC Packer Fan's picture

I have said before that I think Burnett looks better when Richardson is playing with him. Don't know what it is, but Burnett just seems more sure of himself. That's just my opinion.

4thand1's picture

Seen it a few times posted above, Jordy needs to be on the good. The one handed catch, wow, and the td steal, should have been picked. Also quit bitching about CM, he made Romo hurry the int to Shields. He was in the backfield instantly and Romo ducked under and threw to quick.

Stroh's picture

Actually Romo didn't throw quick enough. Was discussed by Hasselbeck, who said Rome opted out of a run due to the Packers heavy run D on the play. He had one on one w/ Austin on Shields. It was a one man route and a one step slant. He should have throw on time and taken a hit from Matthews. Avoid the hit allowed Shields to recover. If he hits Austin on the quick one step drop it probably goes for a TD or at least a long gain.

Point Packer's picture

Agreed.

4thand1's picture

CM was right in line with Romo and Austin. He blew up the play IMO. Don't think he could have gotten the ball to him right away. Look at it again.

4thand1's picture

Just watched it again. CM was in so quick, Romo had no chance.

Point Packer's picture

Either way, Romo sucks.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Yeah, I watched the replay of it.

Romo couldn't throw a 1 step pass on that one. Mathews was there very fast, and Austin didn't take the inside slant immediately off the line. Austin ran 3 steps and then went to the slant, by him doing that it allowed Mathews to get to Romo, which also by him doing that didn't allow Romo to throw the ball on a 1 step drop.

I'm not a Romo fan, but the 1 step drop wasn't his fault, it was Austin's.
But the play was blown up by Mathews. When Austin was open was when Mathews got to Romo.

Jamie's picture

Continued (unwarranted in this case) bashing of Burnett. More of Nagler picking what he thinks are the easy targets...just doesn't get it.

Burnett had a solid game...made a couple of plays, and was where he was supposed to be on a TD that I'm sure Nagler is blaming him for. Jennings missed his assignment...fairly evident for those that don't spazz and start pointing fingers before they have a clue what really happened.

Point Packer's picture

Sure, Burnett made some plays starting caliber safeties in the NFL should make. His solo defense of the long Dez Bryant pass being the highlight and a solid play. The break-up in the end-zone was more the result of a Romo/Witten miscommunication and personally, I thought Burnett should have intercepted the ball.

Nagler's bashing of Burnett is hardly unwarranted. Guy has not played up to expectations and has been a liability.

That being said, you are correct in your insertion that he doesn't get much help from (insert opposing safety here). Surely, theoretically, that would help.

RunAndHyde's picture

Lions lost ! Drivers seat for the pack! Yeah!

Joe's picture

Sam Shields is a glaring omission from the Good.

wilsonmaywick's picture

Indeed...in that pic he made he caught the ass-end of the football. Just. Sick.

Tundraboy's picture

No ugly for me in this case. Work in retail missed game and could then check in once on game score, Saw 23 10 score and thought ok 27 19 soon save some face I guess, Finish work, check the phone and see Pack in bold ! Holy shit 37 36 in Dallas!!!! After too many games there. Something to be proud of. And with half the team out. No Arod,Cobb Finley..............

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