The Fab Five, the five receiver set the Packers use, is always a fan favorite. It’s awesome in every way, but we need to not do it again this year.
In theory this five wide set is great. It exposes the defense. Their blitz package is identified right away. Ha! Take that, defense!
But it gets better!
Our awesome wide receivers are matched up against inferior opposition. If it’s not Donald, it’s Greg, if it’s not them, it’ll be Ruvell or Jordy.
The only weakness against the fab five is that the quarterback needs TIME to throw the ball. However with Colledge not being respected by defenses and Clifton’s rapid degression, teams are getting to Rodgers very quick.
That brings me to this chestnut of dumb. This has never been said about Rodgers until recently(at least I haven’t heard it). Rodgers doesn’t see the field well! He doesn’t see the second or third receiver. This is utter crap. For shits and giggles, here ya go(with some Spanish flavor!)
Notice it’s his third read, and notice the pressure. And notice the touchdown.
The problem is, he only has time to make ONE read with the way the O-line is playing. If that ONE read isn’t there, he’s now either on the run or on his back. Now the Packers have played two of the league’s best defensive lines(Titans and Vikings) and got burned by them. That’ll happen, but will need to improve bigtime if this team wants to win in the playoffs. This week we play the Bears, whose defensive line isn’t what it used to be. If they get to us with ease on every pass play like the Vikes, this season might be coming to a close.
This one makes me sad. It seems when things are going tough for the Packers(who are one game out of first place, have I mentioned that?), people lose their minds! Some fans just up and leave and go root for “their other” team, or they just want everyone fired or cut. Cut that young guy who made a young guy’s type of mistake! Replace that guy who got held but it wasn’t called! Fire that coach who called that running play even though we called it earlier and it worked and I had no problems with it then!
Like the fan’s who give up after the score goes down 7-0 and suddenly “if we don’t score here, it’s over,” a lot of people don’t seem to understand there are 16 games to be played, like there are 60 minutes to be played in a game, not 20.
Where’s the faith? Where’s the confidence? Were we not 13-3 last year? Do you have NO faith in Rodgers, Grant, Driver, Jennings, Bigby, Harris, Woodson, Kampman, Williams?
We have some trouble spots on this team, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, but do you not believe we have enough talent and intelligence on the sidelines to win these games?
Now I’m not saying everyone is like this. Some people just wear their emotions on their sleeves, but I have to be honest, some of the shenanigans I’m seeing make me sad.
And before someone comments below with “well not everyone thinks the team is perfect like you, we’re realists!” I know the team isn’t perfect. I also know there’s more than 20 minutes in a game and more than 9 games in a season.
And if you DO think the Packers suck, that's cool. But be consistent about it. Say we suck when we're down 14, but say it when we're up 14 as well. Say it after a win. Say it after we win the North.
Keep the faith, Packers fans. Let’s pull together and ya know, root for the Packers!!
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