2022 Packers Stock Report: Week 11

Take a look at the stock report for the Green Bay Packers after a 27-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 11.

Fool's gold.

I mean, that's what the win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10 had to be, right?

Just when they pulled me back in, the Green Bay Packers followed it up with an absolute dud of a performance on Thursday Night Football.

Mental mistakes, soft play and lack of execution were just a few of the things that went wrong in the 27-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 11.

So now I'm stuck here delivering the stock report after the seventh loss of the year for the team. And it's not as fun to write these things after losses.

But let's get into it.

BUY

Randall Cobb- Once again, Randall Cobb proved to be old reliable for Aaron Rodgers and this Packers offense. With much of the attention turned to Allen Lazard and emerging-talent Christian Watson, Cobb was Rodgers' favorite target on Thursday night, catching six passes for 73 yards. When he's fully healthy, Cobb can still really play some good football. He's proved that multiple times this season. I would expect a healthy Cobb to keep getting opportunities, especially with Romeo Doubs still out.

Quay Walker- Quay Walker has had his fair share of ups and downs this season. It's easy to see why the Packers drafted him with their first pick this offseason. He's talented, fast and extremely athletic. Understandably, he's also very raw, which has shown on tape at various points this year. Thursday's game against the Titans was his best of the year. He was all over the field, posting 12 total tackles, four run stops and the big stop on fourth down. Walker should continue to improve, so I'm buying him now.

SELL

Aaron Rodgers- Suprise, surprise. Aaron Rodgers back on the sell list. Again, I love Rodgers. He's probably my favorite quarterback of all time. BUT his play this year has been a bit mind-boggling. One of the worst games of his career against the Lions, then an MVP-caliber performance against Dallas, followed by an inaccurate night at home against Tennessee? Which Rodgers can we expect to see on Sundays moving forward? If it's the thumb, then sit him and play Jordan Love. What a perfect reason to do so. If it's not the thumb, then what the heck is going on? Sell.

Joe Barry- I really don't need to say much, do I? Tennessee's offense carved through Green Bay's defense like a warm knife through butter, starting with the opening drive and continuing on through most of the night. Barry and Co. made one of the worst passing offenses look... well, good. Before the season started, many experts and analysts tabbed this unit as tops in the league. Today? That's far from the case. I wouldn't expect to see Barry in the same role in 2023.

Darnell Savage- Speaking of someone I wouldn't expect to see in Green Bay in 2023... Yes, the Packers' front office picked up his fifth-year contract for 2023 over the offseason, which is now guaranteed. However, it would not shock me to see Savage somewhere else to start next season. Another rough night at the office last Thursday only reinforces my belief.

HOLD

Kenny Clark- Kenny Clark was playing some really good football at the start of the season, and was a bright spot on an otherwise dismal defense. However, he seems to have gone M.I.A. over the last few weeks. He's been facing his fair share of double teams, yes, but he hasn't made any splash plays as of late. Clark is one of the best interior defensive linemen in the league, so for now I'll put him on hold in hopes that it's just a bit of a rough patch and not a longer trend.

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Gunnar Davis is a lifelong Packers fan and a recent graduate of Simpson College, where he was a 3-year letterwinner on the offensive line and graduated with a degree in multimedia communications. You can follow him on Twitter at @Gunnar57Davis.

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MooPack's picture

November 23, 2022 at 02:22 pm

Joe Barry. Not just sell. Fire sale.

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croatpackfan's picture

November 23, 2022 at 11:48 pm

With huge discount!

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TarynsEyes's picture

November 23, 2022 at 02:40 pm

The stock crash of the Packers this season is rivaled only by that of the FTX crypto crash.

Buy Cobb? He'll likely get hurt again and miss the rest of the season. Cobb was/is part of the problem, even if at the hand of Rodgers, though approved by the 'other' FO.

I find it hard to reinvest until those responsible on gone.

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Coldworld's picture

November 23, 2022 at 05:47 pm

I’d give away every coach except Bissacia at this point. That about says it all about the Mark Murphy as GM era.

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November 23, 2022 at 05:56 pm

Mark Murphy is not, or ever has been GM............Jesus Christ

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November 23, 2022 at 08:03 pm

All football decisions have to be approved by Mark Murphy. He is, in essence, the GM. Jesus Christ is not the GM. He is the Director of Miracles and also must report to Murphy.

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November 23, 2022 at 05:56 pm

Mark Murphy is not, or ever has been GM............Jesus Christ

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November 23, 2022 at 07:36 pm

You: BUT his play this year has been a bit mind-boggling. If it's not the thumb, then what the heck is going on? /// It's the Tattoo. He spent too long on Fantasy Island. He needs one on his throwing arm, so the balance will be perfect again. My suggestion might start with a family crest.

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ricky's picture

November 23, 2022 at 11:15 pm

My favorite Packers QB is Bart Starr. Not only because of his play on the field, but his charity work off the field. A true gentleman, and the epitome of "Packer people". Second would be Favre. For his play on the field, not his increasingly poor decision making off the field. The guy's love of the game, and his ability to spin straw into gold on the field, was amazing.
Now, as to Rodgers, recall that during the last two years of McCarthy's time in GB, Rodgers regressed a lot, missing easy passes, complaining out loud during the game about the plays being called in. Finally, the team got rid of MM and hired LaFleur. That Rodgers seemed to tolerate MLF, more than embrace his offensive vision for the team, has changed. Now, there seems to be a growing rift between the two men. How has Rodgers shown his unhappiness? Missing easy passes; playing "hero ball" rather than just moving the chains; grousing about the play calling from the sidelines during the game. So, is he angling to get MLF fired, as he did with MM? But reverting to throwing a lot more passes, rather than relying on the running game (which was the key to beating Dallas) indicates he'd rather lose on his terms, than win on someone else's terms.
How drastic should the changes be for next year? I'd be ready for some real off-season drama. Because if there isn't, expect this season to be more the norm, rather than the exception.

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