Call me a pessimist if you will, but even in a shutout victory I'm not all that excited. Some progress was made, but hardly enough to breathe any easier. Here are my quick hits.
Packers 26 Lions 0
Watch Game Highlights HERE
Watch Aaron Rodgers Highlights HERE
Watch Donald Driver's amazing catch HERE
Congratulations to Donald Driver for becoming the Packers all-time reception leader. Can't think of a better guy.
As always, Ryan Grant sucks, hard. Garbage yards in garbage time.
The above means that Brandon Jackson was not the savior and of course barely got the ball.
That catch by Driver was amazing.
I called a James Jones touchdown. Yay for me.
Right now Donald Driver is greater than Greg Jennings. However, Greg had a spectacular grab in the first quarter.
I've had it with the penalties. If you're out there IronMan let's get it done this week. Ridiculous.
The offensive line gave up 5 sacks to the Lions. The Lions... it's the Lions.
I like T.J. Lang, since Clifton isn't going to stay healthy (like we already knew) I'm glad Lang is the guy. He plays with some fire.
Cullens Jenkins is a stud.
So is Johnny Jolly.
Kampman also had a solid game, some pressure, and looked great to see him in alot of four point stances.
Clay Matthews is the the real deal folks. He is everything that A.J. Hawk isn't.
Did A.J. play is this game? I must have missed it.
Nick Barnett showed some hustle today, he also got a penalty and then stuffed a guy and hit the Samurai. I ain't saying nothing. He reads this.
Finally, the secondary is tight. Great play against third string receivers today. No one got burned. I take it back Atari.
Bottom line on the defense... you beat up on some scrubs.
Did I mention Ryan Grant sucks? Cannot beat a guy, ever.
Rodgers still held the ball too long on more than one occasion.
That game should and could have been 49-0. Mental mistakes, penalties, and sacks. Good luck "fixing" that again this week Mike.
Mason Crosby made his money today.
Spencer Havner did too.
Like I said, I am not all that excited one way or another. It's better than a loss, but doesn't leave me feeling better about how we are going to perform against real teams. One of the sloppier games I have watched in some time. Please, trade for Steven Jackson. Half of the reason we are giving up so many sacks is because everyone knows we can't run the ball. Do something, anything.