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Colts: 30 Packers: 27

Randall Cobb, James Jones, Mike Neal

The Bad

The Bad

Mason Crosby, Aaron Rodgers, D.J. Smith

The Bad

The Bad

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woodson4president's picture

The bad......our season

Paul Ott Carruth's picture

Mike McCarthy needs to be placed in the ugly category as well.

jack in jersey city's picture

i was just going to say move MM to the ugly and put capers in the bad. i didn't think dj smith was THAT bad. certainly not any worse than mccarthy!

Joey's picture

We need a tally of how many times Capers has been in the bad/ugly category.

kennypayne's picture

Bad = Crabtree, Woodson, Burnette

Ugly = McCarthy

jack in jersey city's picture

it's good to have neal back. let's hope that raji is ok because today proves just how much our D needs him!

Mojo's picture

Yeah, gotta admit D.J. Smith just isn't doing it for me. Really miss Bishop.

ARod has got to learn to get rid of the ball sometimes. There's no shame in taking the dumpdowns. Too many sacks are on him.

I knew Crosby wouldn't come close. He tries to overkick when he doesn't need to. I've never felt confident with him with the game on the line. And has anyone noticed that he often comes up much shorter on kick-offs(not this game though) than the opponents kicker?

Unless something dramatic occurs, I've given up on Finley. Reggie Wayne was catching everything near him, while Finley ... nothing.

MarkinMadison's picture

The irony of him putting a kickoff through the uprights but missing to kicks of about 50 yards is thick.

Mike_NJ's picture

Crosby has been solid all season. He had an off game and thats it. I wouldn't read into it too much unless he does it next week.

Don Hutson's picture

the Good: TT wil know by next week whether or not to look for new coaches.

the Bad: A year of CMIII & Rodgers potential wasted.

the Ugly: Packers in-game coaching capabilities.

Mojo's picture

Oh, and how about Woodson. The dude can't cover at all. He holds on every play that comes to him. He could be flagged 10 times a game. It's like putting a twin size blanket on a king size mattress.

T's picture

In all honesty, Woodson has held on every play his whole career. He is from a dying breed where football was football.

Nerdmann's picture

I still don't put this on the defense.

Bomdad's picture

With you on this one. Between the hosiery by the refs, and impotency of the offense, they looked winded. But they made enough plays to win the game if ARog isn't holding the ball for 7 seconds on seemingly every play instead of chipping away at down and distance with his feet.
Masthay was in the good, hell of a performance.

Bob Tundra's picture

I agree! Why wasn't Rodgers moving out of the pocket when his receivers were not open. His feet has saved him in the past, so why wasn't he running more?

jack in jersey city's picture

masthay was the best player on the team yesterday

Franklin Hillside's picture

You could say that for a couple games.

Pack Fan in ATL's picture

I agree. Offense couldn't stay on the field.

NoWayJose's picture

DJ Smith. Interesting call. It seems like he constantly gets sucked inside on run plays. Makes it so easy for the back to bounce outside. Just bad angles.

Was he also one of the two who let Luck bulk rush between them on the final drive? They should be embarrassed by that.

GBPDan's picture

If the pack doesn't win next week the playoffs will be lost....this is grim

calipackfan's picture

I feel like this season is a bad dream and can't wake up from it (sigh).

Pack Fan in ATL's picture

Just wondering, what was our time of possession in the 2nd half? Seemed like the offense couldn't stay on the field and defense couldn't get off.

cheesy4's picture

Did Aaron Rogers go Hollywood on us???
I think he spent to much time looking pretty doing commercials,maybe he should step away from the mirror and stop under-throwing all sideline routes and over-throwing deep routes and remember to check down once in a while.If he would sharpen up his game we might be 5-0 right now and we would not be throwing our coaches under the bus.

Paul Ott Carruth's picture

Coaches are paid to put players in a position to win and to motivate. You still have to be able to motivate and cajole professional athletes. Some have the maturity to play like a professional while others do not. are dealing with a wide range of athletes at this level, from 21 year olds to 40 year olds and they all have different levels of maturity. In my time I've seen some very mature, self motivated youngsters and I've also seen "seasoned" vets conduct themselves as if they were going to the junior prom. Aside from the offensive play calling (which was absolutely abysmal.....again), this team doesn't seem very focused or motivated. The coaches deserves to be placed in front of, around and under the bus at this point, right along with the players. It all starts at the expectation and tempo at the top.

Nerd's Laptop's picture

McCarthy's always had this problem.

Ct Sharpe Cheddar's picture

He might of he is from Cali

MarkinMadison's picture

This team is really an enigma. I think enough of the pieces are there to win right now. If you make a list of things we must find next year the list is pretty short - center (don't want Saturday back), running back (assuming you don't want Benson back), maybe a DL (because Pickett is getting too old), and maybe a WR (assuming that GJ won't be back). Compared to a lot of teams this is a pretty short list.

So where does TT go to fix this team? Is he really going to start dumping a coaching staff that won the Super Bowl two years ago and went 15-1 last year? If he did, who is available out there that is better?

This whole thing does not make sense to me. Everyone needs to sit down and look in the mirror.

THEMichaelRose's picture

Yes, yes, yes, everything you said, yes.
For these reasons, I haven't jumped to judge this team quickly after its strange losses and somewhat encouraging wins.
None of it makes sense. Or at least not to me. I hope it makes sense to what we thought were great coaches and management within the Packers organization who can effect some sort of positive change, hopefully soon.
I still believe this team can get right. Biggest game of the year will be when we go down to Chicago. It's all about the division now.

NickGBP's picture

We need a safety

Bob Tundra's picture

The refs can be placed in the bad category too! Every week we have to fight the refs on the field as well as the other team! The bad interference call on Shields, the bad call on Nick Perry as he tackled Luck, the reversal of the INT Tramon Williams made, the non call for grabbing Jones facemask right in front of the official on the sideline. I thought the replacement refs were gone. My mistake!

mark's picture

Sam Shields belongs in the good, he was great yesterday.

I'm still hopeful. Yesterday was a gut punch, but if we can beat the Texans next week, we're back to 3-3. I could easily see us running off 3 after that (Rams, Jags, Cards).

6-3 heading into the bye. I will take that.

I'm not buying the headlines that the 2012 Packers aren't very good. There is a lot of talent on this team. They can turn this around.

NoWayJose's picture

Shields has played very well overall, but I don't think he earned a good. He lucked out on the pass to Avery that should have been a 50 yeard TD if not overthrown. That would have been two games in a row that he gave up a backbreaker.

The tackling is great and his coverage is generally good, but he can't keep losing guys on vertical routes.

Ct Sharpe Cheddar's picture

10 and 6 might get you in but the Bears and the Vikings are 4 and one now so we need a drop off from one of them

packsmack25's picture

Actually, we get to play the Bears again and the Vikes twice, so we still pretty much control our fate.

razor's picture

You might say it is too early, but I am losing faith. Started with the KC game last year and continues. Had faith that Ted and Mike would add new talent - oops.
Getting tired of Woodson, Shields, Burnett, Smith and Raji.

Rodgers missed Jordy three times, held the ball forever. Mason Crosby man terrible, ugly, pathetic. Finley is dazed and confused. Missed Benson's presence especially in the second half. Mastay doing great. Badly need some leadership on this team.

dullgeek's picture

The only thing I'd want to add is that Masthay had a monster game, putting 4 inside the 20 with two bombs from deep in his own territory.

Mojo's picture

The Ginger Wolverine is the best thing going for the Pack this year.

davyjones's picture

I thought Walden warranted a little love. I'd put him in the good category. He looked good in pass coverage and was in the backfield a fair amount. Seemed like one of his better games.

Kevin's picture

Im totally agree here. I was starting to give up on Walden and this game made me think that maybe he drafting Perry was a mistake. Perry has looked good and all but we may have the guy already.

Bugeater's picture

The Good: If Corey breaks out the Swear Jar for this week's Transplants, you should have more than enough to cover the CHTV Christmas Party by the end of the show.

packsmack25's picture

I'm sorry, but without terrible officiating, this team is 4-1. An ugly 4-1, but still 4-1. This is the NFL. I know last year was a breeze, but usually games are going to come down to a play or two, and when the refs job you on those plays, it makes a huge difference.

The fact of the matter is, this team should be 4-1 WITHOUT EVEN PLAYING WELL!!!! Do you really think they're going to lay 16 eggs? Since when has that happened with Rodgers at the helm?

Teams regress in the turnover department. It's a major reason people were so adamant that the Niners would regress this year. Instead, it's been the Packers. You're just not going to win the turnover battle the way the Packers did last season consistently.

Eventually, the offense will get healthy. Eventually, the defense will gel. Eventually, this team will go on a run, and you'll all have to eat crow. Remember this post?:

Just shutup. It's still early and the sky isn't falling, dammit. The refs blow and that's all.

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

You just hope the hole isn't too big if they do get it turned around.

And enough of the officiating. The record says 2-3... Doesn't matter how they got there, they need to play better.

RC Packer Fan's picture

I agree with the Officiating. The Call Roughing the passer call on Perry's sack/fumbler was absolutely horrible. Same with Sam Shields defensive pass interference. Those 2 plays alone could have cost the Packers a game.

The 49ers game the officiating was terrible. The Packers lost to the Seahawks because of the officiating. The saints game on the kickoff fumble that the Packers recovered just after a TD, could have ended up costing them the game.

I'm not saying the officials lost the games for the Packers (well minuse the Seahawks game), but they played major roles in each of their losses.

My wish is for 1 clean game where there are absolutely no bad calls against the Packers.

Bob Tundra's picture

The call against Shields ultimately led to a touchdown for Indy.

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

Watching Manning and Brady yesterday, it was clear to me the difference between them and Aaron this year. They take what's there , Aaron is forcing the issue, waiting on the big play... And leaving yards/points on the feild in doing so. He and Mike need to wake up, realize what defenses are doing, and ADJUST. It's not god damn rocket surgery.


razor's picture

Agree, agree. Don't understand why AR and MM are not adjusting. Thought AR was smarter than that.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Good = First half
Bad = Second half
Ugly = Losing a 18 point lead to lose against the worst team in the league a year ago.

Devil Doc's picture

To be honest, I'm tired of hearing how the refs have "ruined" our season, to me its just an excuse. The Packers just don't seem to be executing the way they should be, whether its on offense or defense. Rodgers seems to be holding the ball way to long, which could account for multiple sacks. Dropped passes by WRs and Finley. The offesnive line without a doubt needs work. I'm not defending the horrible calls, but if we as fans and the Packers continue to use the refs as an excuse for poor play, then its going to be a very long season.

Pack66's picture

The Good: Brett Favre!

The Bad: Aaron Rodgers.

The Ugly: Ted Thompson...




Wagszilla's picture

Can someone give me more info on Neal?

That one sack was amazing but besides that I didn't see much from him. (Not that he didn't perform well, I just didn't see it).

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