One thing I will not tolerate this week is any talk about the non-call against Greg Jennings. The Packers had the ball on their own 35 with 3:31 left on the clock. Aaron Rodgers finds Greg Jennings streaking …
…down the sideline with an obvious step on cornerback Cortland Finnegan. Finnegan clearly hits Jennings before a catch-able ball slides through his hands. Bad call? Yes. Excuse for losing, hardly.
Even Greg Jennings will tell you as much acknowledging, “That’s a play that I should make. The way I play the game, I make that play. Those emotions were moreso that I thought it was pass interference. But at the same time I was more upset about still not coming out with the ball.”
There were bad calls on both sides of the ball this afternoon, but hardly as important as the bad calls by the coaching staff and players. Silly penalties by Poppinga, questionable calls by McCarthy, and hasty throws by Aaron Rodgers did far more damage than any calls the refs might have missed. There is no one person to pin the blame on, but rather a sequence of poor execution and poor decision making. Not to mention a complete meltdown by Nick Barnett.
We took the number one team in the NFL into overtime today. We should have beaten them by ten. They are a tough team, but hardly the juggernaut people seem to think they are.
We had ‘em, and we pissed it away.
Charles Woodson summed it best when he said, “We’re a good team. But the reality is we’re 4-4.
That’s the bottom line, and if we don’t win the division outright, we don’t get in. Period.
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