Gut Reactions: Packers beat Steelers

Aaron gives his gut reactions to the Packers win over the Steelers 

  • Welcome back, Randall Cobb
  • Dear Father in Heaven. I'm not a praying man, but if you're up there and you can hear me, please let Jaire be ok. 
  • How about Kingsley Keke making a play? Anything is possible. 
  • Mo Drayton has some work to do on the right side in kick protection. 
  • Loved the use of Aaron Jones out wide as a receiver 
  • Didn't love his fumble though.
  • Tough day at the office for Josiah Deguara. 
  • Only way TJ Watt could get to Rodgers was by tripping him or by Rodgers gifting him a sack. 
  • The obvious attempts at stat padding from Rodgers can get old after awhile. Just run the ball dude. 
  • They were definitely targeting Stokes. Nice to see him get the pick at the end to seal it. 
  • Why they just refuse to run the ball (ever really, but especially) at the end is just mystifying. 
  • Hell of an effort by Preston Smith coming back into the game after the injury but he was clearly not right for most of the game. Hope he's ok. 
  • No style points in the NFL. A win is a win. 
  • Go Pack Go. 
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pacman's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:36 pm

Happy the D held up well. But we should have been able to put this game away earlier.
Still looking for that killer instinct to appear.
Injuries mounting [email protected]#$&%$!

GPG

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CAG123's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:43 pm

Right! F**k sportsmanship keep your foot on their necks 07 Patriots style

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Oppy's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:36 pm

Aaron Jones has officially developed a ball security issue.

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chugwater's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:38 pm

No.

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Oppy's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:39 pm

Jones has put the ball on the ground too frequently since the NFC championship game.

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gvtspook's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:48 pm

He has fewer than half of the fumbles that Rodgers has in the same games. Would you say Rodgers has a fumbling problem?

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Oppy's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:52 pm

Yes.

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gvtspook's picture

October 03, 2021 at 09:14 pm

Well I respect your consistency.

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Oppy's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:53 pm

I'd also say that Jones touches the ball less than half the time Rodgers does during any game.. because Jones is a RB, and Rodgers is a QB.

But I'm sure you thought about that before making the "gothca!" statement that wasn't.

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:24 pm

id say that you were negative about rodgers after the saints game and in the offseason. and you were wrong for the most part, which is okay. i was too. but now it just seems like your nitpicking alot. thats what I'd say.

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Oppy's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:36 pm

I've been slowly becoming more and more negative about Rodgers since 2015-2016 because I've been watching what he's been turning into with my eyes wide open. And there's plenty of film to back up my observations I've been making since then that nobody wants to actually look at.

He's the most talented QB i've ever seen play, and he's also a bigger problem than most fans want to admit. He's stubborn, arrogant, and has real issues with trust. His decision making, willingness to ignore coaching, and reluctance to honestly assess his own shortcomings are problems. He was near self-destructing until his pride took a hit when the Packers drafted Love, which forced him to actually re-assess his issues and work on correcting them to "stick it" to the front office and prove he was still a top-flight QB. (That worked out well for us in 2020, but it's a real shame it took drafting a QB to wake ROdgers up.)

I've never seen a QB so talented do less with the talent around him. I've also never seen a player so staunchly and blindly defended by a fan base.

I'm 100% ready to move on from the Rodgers era. Good or bad. Move it forward.

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Bure9620's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:51 pm

This is all fair criticism...

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Philarod's picture

October 04, 2021 at 11:32 am

Quoting you: "I've never seen a QB so talented do less with the talent around him. I've also never seen a player so staunchly and blindly defended by a fan base."

I think you're way off-base but most here (given the "votes") seem to agree with you.
We can never prove this, but I think that Rodgers has done more with average offensive pieces (with an exception or two), mediocre special teams and a bad D over the years than anyone else could have. I'm not sure what you've been watching all these years.

By the way, look at Rodgers' numbers (what he can control) versus Brady's - both regular season and postseason. With at the very best equal offensive pieces around him (I'd say a little less) he has played better in every category that he has most control over. PPG, passer rating, etc.

"...do less with the talent around him", my butt!

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Oppy's picture

October 04, 2021 at 07:27 pm

Pretty straight forward on this one. Something happened to Rodgers around 2012-13 and he slowly started becoming ultra conservative to the point of limiting the offense. This has been on full display since 2015.

Since then,Rodgers started to ignore most of his receiving options on a week-to-week basis, he generally would hold the ball looking for the deep option to Nelson or, now, Adams, instead of hitting the open option in progression. For years, everyone and there mother has said the WRs couldn't get separation. It was baloney. Besides clear film proof of open passing lanes to WRs underneath not named Nelson/Adams, it's remarkable how when other QBs around the league hold the ball instead of throwing it, commentators and analysts will remark, "Yeah, there's a defender in the vicinity, but this is the NFL. If you have a step on the defender, that's open in the NFL". With Rodgers? "These guys have to help out their QB. You gotta get more open than that." Really? This is a QB who used to thread the needle, splitting three defenders with an audible whistle on the ball past their helmets' ear holes to connect with a WR deep down the seam. For the last 6 years, we're to believe he just can't be risking throwing the ball to a WR on a 7 yard in route because there's a DB within 1.5 yards of him?

Rodgers, until the last year, had also devolved into neglecting throwing the ball over the middle of the field, effectively reducing his available targeting area by half.

Rodgers has historically not been a big proponent of handing the off the rock, either. Oh, sure, he'll involve the RBs, but he prefers it to be via short passes rather than handing it off.

I'm happy that since the Packers drafted Love, Rodgers has actually re-committed to handing the ball off, targeting the middle of the field, working on his footwork and not throwing off his back foot, as well as starting to occasionally utilize all the wrs on the field (sometimes). But that doesn't change the last 6 years of bad habits and willful disregard for executing plays on time and in progression.

Most talented QB I've ever seen. Think how much more he could have been if he used all the tools that were there for him.

...your butt. :)

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gvtspook's picture

October 03, 2021 at 09:42 pm

Yeah I thought of that. I was thinking that there are a much higher numbers of plays where Jones gets hit with the ball and does not fumble than plays where Rodgers gets hit with the ball and does not fumble. I'm not trying to "gotcha" I'm just wondering if your as worried about Rodgers. It definitely gets me nervous when he hold it forever and takes a sack instead of throwing it away and not losing the yardage.

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Oppy's picture

October 04, 2021 at 12:06 am

The last two to three years in particular Rodgers' ability to protect the ball in the pocket has been troubling.

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Grimm's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:02 pm

I find it hard to believe that statement. If Jones has fumbled 3 times in the last 5 games, your saying Rodgers has fumbled more than 6 in those 5 games? I guess they both have a problem then.

(Edit) I guess Jones fumbled one out of bounds last week too, so that means Rodgers would need to have more than 8 fumbles.

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gvtspook's picture

October 03, 2021 at 09:17 pm

Rodgers has 8 fumbles the past 2 seasons while Jones has 4. That's per pro football reference and I don't think it includes tonight's. So yeah he has almost double.

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Bure9620's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:22 pm

That is true statistically......however that is not really the comparison...Rodgers is a QB in a pocket with people running at him.. A QB is ALWAYS going to be more prone to fumbling because he has to throw the ball in a throwing motion, wind up one handed while pass rushers swat at it, hold it with one hand, get hit from behind while stationary...a QB also touches the ball on EVERY play...A RB does not...not even on the field every snap.....also A running back has more control over ball security...run with it high and tight...

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Oppy's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:39 pm

It's a horrible comparison. No question.

THat said, yes, I feel that Rodgers' ball security has dwindled significantly over the last few years (in terms of fumbling, not INTs).

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Leatherhead's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:46 pm

QBs handle the ball much more, and they’re going to fumble it. We are very fortunate to have a QB who does such a good job of protecting the rock.

Jones has always been relatively sure handed, but he’s had a few costly fumbles. I still think he fumbles less than Ahman Greene did, and I hope he doesn’t have another 3 or 4 turnovers this year.

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PhantomII's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:15 pm

I remember Madden mentioning Greene had slick arm /elbow protection and was affecting the ball security in his arms. A play or 2 later he had on regular protection arm pad and for the most part fixed the issue.

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Bure9620's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:50 pm

Yeah, he does in big moments often times.. Don't get me wrong Aaron Jones is dynamic but those 2 fumbles in the NFCCG were just killers...particularly in your own end. Sometimes I feel like Jones just feels like he needs to get every single yard possible.....leave the yard or 2 and keep the ball....

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Oppy's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:56 pm

There have been instances where Jones has put the ball on the turf and it rolls out of bounds. They aren't being tracked as fumbles, but his ball security has been off for a while.

It's concerning. I wonder if he has carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Bure9620's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:15 pm

Yes true, he had one against Detroit if I remember correctly...rolled OB...Lets also keep in mind...he was a 5th round pick...many of which don't pan out at all...Jones' weakness is ball security.. The Packers believed they could coach this out of him...worth a 5th

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 04, 2021 at 04:17 am

I agree. For the 2020 season, the playoffs and so far this season, Jones has 7 fumbles in 324 touches, or one every 64.8 touches. That's on the high side.

Going from just the playoffs and so far this year, Jones has 3 fumbles in 76 touches. That's much too high, and it doesn't count a fumble that rolled harmlessly out of bounds against Detroit.

I am not overly concerned: Jones had two hands on the ball when he fumbled against the Steelers. Something to keep an eye on, though.

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chugwater's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:38 pm

Typical mid season win against a lesser opponent. Keep winning. Stay healthy.

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Oppy's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:39 pm

Nagler: "The obvious attempts at stat padding from Rodgers can get old after awhile. Just run the ball dude."
Also Nagler: "Why they just refuse to run the ball (ever really, but especially) at the end is just mystifying."

You've already solved the mystery. lol.

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scullyitsme's picture

October 05, 2021 at 11:56 am

The fact we’ve had the best qb in the game or close too for the past 11 years and Nagler and many on this site still bitch , says everything you need to know about them and him.

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CAG123's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:40 pm

Glad for the W but a few over throws by Ben and a fortunate penalty seemed to make the difference, Rodgers was meh. I’m really happy the Packers continued to make Ben look washed though because we all know they can make anyone look elite at any time. Stokes clearly doesn’t like tackling especially head up but I’m glad they made him pay for picking on him all game.

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Wrongbayfeldlman's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:41 pm

GB didn’t play especially well today.
Stokes is getting better each week, ticky tack pi call against him there in the 4th.
Need more pressure. The D makes me nervous.
The young men on the O line shined again today.
Where is Slaton?
Jiare you are the man, you never saw deon sell out on a hit like that.
Good win but GB was supposed to win this one.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:45 pm

Good win! Good to see they can win one when Rodgers accuracy is so up and down. But not every team will be the Steelers offense on the other side.

This one felt like 2019, red zone troubles and instead of boat racing a team they have to more hold on.

Offensive line was good!

The defense is going to end up playing some guys off the street they pick up. Starting corners next week, Yiadom and Stokes with Sullivan at the Nickel and Kabian Ento at the dime. Yikes.

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LeotisHarris's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:50 pm

A rag-tag group of miscreants and rookies that had minimal preseason game time together kept the mighty T.J. Watt from tilting the field, destroying Aaron Rodgers, and single-handedly winning the game. The also blocked the snot out of seasoned D lineman. Well done.

Can this unhealthy dependence upon Randall Cobb be sustainable? (upcoming CHTV article)

Why does Rodgers continue to overthrow the best receiver in the NFL at the expense of spreading the ball around? Does spreading the ball around need to include it being caught?

That Woodson-like hit from Alexander went from eff-yeah to oh no in a hurry.

The Steelers might as well bring Rothlesheimer out on a hand truck like Hannibal Lecter.

Run the damn ball, and keep running it, FFS!

A frustrating win to watch, but much better than a frustrating loss. Could be Lolions or Vikings (#skolol) fans, right? We be 3-1 and that's a good thing.

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Grimm's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:04 pm

"The Steelers might as well bring Rothlesheimer out on a hand truck like Hannibal Lecter."

Oh man, thats just too funny a comment! Love it! Cheers!

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Bure9620's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:31 pm

All of this criticism is fair...I would actually argue Rodgers missed several throws, but mostly underthrown...The swated ball to Tonyan was unerthrown, should have been 6.....Also 3 underthrows to Adams....the one Cobb went for..one off the finger tip and one with pressure...Rodgers is reverting to some of his tendencies from 2019, and before....

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mnbadger's picture

October 05, 2021 at 12:16 pm

Speaking of the 'queens, espn reported that the browns played football in Minneapolis on Sunday. They failed to tell us if they were talking about the team from Cleveland or the Shit-stain that is the Zimmer/3rd cousins led viqueens! GPG

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Leatherhead's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:54 pm

About what I expected. We scored over 23 points, we were careful with the ball, we held our opponent to under 24. We win around 95% of those games. The last time Pittsburgh snapped the ball with a chance to take the lead was their second possession. After that, they never snapped the ball with a chance to take the lead.

We were a little inefficient in the red zone..

Big Picture: We’re 3-1 and have sole possession of first place in the division. We are undefeated at home and in the division. A nice start to the season.

Xxxxxxxxx

Big Ben, a year too long. He wasn’t off by a lot, but by enough. This will be his last season, and it’s gonna be a long one for him, and the team. To the people who want us to hang onto Rodgers until this happens….shame on you.

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Oppy's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:59 pm

"About what I expected. We scored over 23 points, we were careful with the ball, we held our opponent to under 24. We win around 95% of those games."

I might not be some fancy pants numbers analyst wizard, but I have a sneaking suspicion that we win around 100% of the games where we score over 23 points and hold the opponent under 24.

FFS, man.. lol.. Really?

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Leatherhead's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:14 pm

You didn’t read that correctly.

We’re 27-3 when we hit at least 23. We’ve done that 30 times in 40 games.

We’re 26-0 when we hold opponents to 24 or less

It’s either/or. Obviously, when we hit both goals in the same game, we win.

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Oppy's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:28 pm

Well, I mean, I read it exactly as you wrote it. That's why I couldn't help but rib you about it. lol.

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13TimeChamps's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:27 pm

"We scored over 23 points, we were careful with the ball, we held our opponent to under 24. We win around 95% of those games."

Illuminating. When we score over 23 points and hold our opponent to under 24, we usually win. Who knew?

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Leatherhead's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:51 pm

You just can’t help yourself, can you?

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

October 04, 2021 at 07:43 am

Well, you did stick your chin out and hang a "all fists welcome" sign 😂😂😂

But seriously, you are right 😀

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jurp's picture

October 04, 2021 at 09:49 am

Dude, he directly quoted you and that's exactly what you wrote. Perhaps it could've been worded more like this:

"We scored over 23 points and were were careful with the ball. And when we hold our opponent to under 24, we win around 95% of the time."

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Bure9620's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:33 pm

We left some points in the field LH...this was not Rodgers best game...he missed a number of throws I thought...

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MITM's picture

October 04, 2021 at 06:06 am

LOL Rodgers just won the MVP and Roethlisberger was drafted only the year prior. Rodgers is miles away from what Roethlisberger is. Did Brady ever end up looking like Ben does now?

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jurp's picture

October 04, 2021 at 09:50 am

Brady's an outlier, like George Blanda was. 2023's Rodgers could easily be Today's Rothlisberger.

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Grimm's picture

October 03, 2021 at 06:55 pm

Number 1 in the North!,

Games are getting harder to watch, The networks continue to try to make it about their announcing staff, to much studio stuff for my liking.

The NFL seems to be trying to have the Refs keep games close if possible. On Stokes PI, (which was pretty much phantom again) Gary was being strangled with the O-lineman arm around his neck pulling him backwards. They called tripping on Watt, but decided to pick up the flag, Rodgers was tripped and it was intentional, but even if wasn't, its still a trip. Another game where you need to beat your Opponent and the Refs.

Now I have that off my chest, great win.

Ben looked about done, maybe Pittsburgh is a possible destination for a Rodgers, if the Pack decided they have to move on from him.

Crosby was perfect again, not considering the blocked kick due to penalty.

Jones really needs to work on ball security, He has fumbled a few in the last 5 games.

Again great win! Go Pack Go!

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LeotisHarris's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:11 pm

I'm with you on the broadcasts, Grimm. I can no longer tolerate the audio of any NFL game. With the Packers, I turn to the radio broadcast with Wayne and Larry, regardless of the delay. The network announcers add nothing that isn't cliché or in step with how they felt the came should be marketed.

Visually, the game is getting close to unwatchable. Close-ups, shots back and forth from a play-calling coach to the QB, the obligatory crowd make it all so disjointed. What I want to see happens on the field, but that seems to have been deemed not exciting enough to hold the attention of an NFL fan.

Okay, and you kids get off my lawn!

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Oppy's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:21 pm

I'm apparently the only Packers fan who thinks Romo is bad for broadcasting.

That said.. Romo and Nantz never mention formation, motion, or substitution that is occurring on the field. They didn't even bother to mention the Steelers' field gold caromed off the uprights.

I get it, it's a TV broadcast.. but it's just plain lazy to me. Plus, Romo is obnoxious on the calls. He's either too busy predicting every play or, as was the case today, attempting to be sarcastic. Just call the game that's unfolding in front of you. Please.. For the love of all that's still good about football.

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:37 pm

people love to think they are special. "IM apparently the only" blah blah. nobody said they iiked tony romo. in fact, the two guys you were rep;ying to were literally complaining about the broadcasting. sorry bubs. your just another dude.

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Oppy's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:45 pm

actually, I hear Packers fans constantly talk about how much they like Romo in the booth. I figure it's because he's a Wisconsin boy

Oh, more proof, there was an article posted here and people discussed who their favorite and least favorite NFL broadcast teams were, not too long ago. Guess who was high up on most people's list? Romo.

Lastly, I'm just a dude. You're right. And I have my opinions, just like you do. And I share them, just like you do. I really don't care you don't like my opinions. I've been around a while. I'm not going anywhere, "bubs."

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PatrickGB's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:21 pm

I guess I prefer all the yapping from Romo over the nonsense and socializing stuff that other announcers do. At least he yaps about plays and football stuff. He does a lot of second guessing and I don’t mind it.

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 03, 2021 at 11:05 pm

im being an asshole. and i apologize for that. truth time. you got on my nerves last week with your opinion about rodgers throwing the ball to adams too much. that worked last week, because he was single teamed by replacement level cornerbacks. this week, it didnt work, so rodgers adapted, and did exactly what you said he needs to do. davante was covered, double and triple teamed, and rodgers spread it all over the field, against a very good defense. with two all pro O lineman out, and basically 4 rookies blocking for him. i couldnt stand rodgers horse shit in the offseason either. but the dude is locked in, and hes ready to go. all im saying is maybe give a little credit where it is due. and i shoudlve just led wit that instead of being a wise ass.

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PatrickGB's picture

October 04, 2021 at 04:11 pm

I find your above response brave, thoughtful, considerate and appreciated.

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Oppy's picture

October 04, 2021 at 07:34 pm

I appreciate this.
Let's be friends, even though I will likely continue to be critical of Rodgers.

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marpag1's picture

October 04, 2021 at 02:38 am

"Visually, the game is getting close to unwatchable. Close-ups, shots back and forth from a play-calling coach to the QB, the obligatory crowd make it all so disjointed. What I want to see happens on the field, but that seems to have been deemed not exciting enough to hold the attention of an NFL fan."

Yeah, it is kind of a grumpy old man comment, but it's also true. Today's NFL broadcasts are not intended for people who really understand football, who want to analyze what's happening, to see the whole field, to find the safeties, to check the personnel and alignments etc. It's intended for a largely ADHD audience who will forget that they are watching television (and possibly their own existence) if they do not receive over the top, unending and exhausting visual stimulation. So yeah, let's fly that camera shot directly up the head coach's nose and see what's in there. Let's run some goofy end zone views that make me dizzy, etc. But just showing the field and the game? Geez, how boring. *extreme sarcasm*

I thought it was interesting that the announcers were going on about how they went a WHOLE QUARTER without any commercials - Oh, the humanity! - and how this had never happened at any other time in their experience. And probably half of the viewers went into convulsions because they didn't get their three or four time outs to settle down and grab a beer.

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Bure9620's picture

October 04, 2021 at 04:30 am

It is certainly not an all 22 formation driven approach

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NickPerry's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:10 pm

We just saw the difference in Gute and the GM for the Steelers.... Gute has built a DEEP, excellent O-Line who's absolutely balling out with 2 rookies, and UDFA who just started his 2nd NFL game, a 2nd year 6th round draft pick, an my man Billy Turner... In other words, Gute is always looking ahead which IMO is pretty friggen important.

The Steelers?...Haha...You just watched it. That O-Line is SAD.

I THINK I saw Jarie moving his arm around walked off the field. Hopefully it's just a stinger and he'll be ready to roll next week in Cincinnati. Defense is starting to look better.

Joe Barry's Defense is shaping up. Yes Big Ben overthrew 2 TD passes, but SO DID Aaron Rodgers.

Loved AJ Dillon closing out the game

Is it just me or does anyone else think De'Vondre Campbell isn't getting enough props?

Edit... To quote Joe Buck form the week 17 game in 2013 at Chicago....COBB!!!

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Oppy's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:22 pm

Campbell has been a very refreshing surprise at ILB, no doubt. I concur 100%.

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Tundraboy's picture

October 04, 2021 at 12:30 am

Please don’t mention Joe Buck!

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Bure9620's picture

October 04, 2021 at 04:34 am

Great points. Stenovich gets alot if credit, as he should.
But, Gute augmented the roster with guys whom can be serviceable plug and play options. The Packers depth is impressive.

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stockholder's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:00 pm

Another Gem! Stokes needs better side line awareness. But-- I loved that pick. Keep giving Dillion the Ball. Clark was awesome again. And what a difference Campbell makes. Rodgers for MVP.

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TarynsEyes's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:00 pm

Everything went well for the Packers.

So, Rodgers, tell us again why you didn't run for the TD in the NFCCG when you clearly can make that run.

Big Ben is now just another Ben.

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NickPerry's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:02 pm

"So, Rodgers, tell us again why you didn't run for the TD in the NFCCG when you clearly can make that run."

LOL...That's the FIRST thing I thought about when he ran it in! 2 Thumbs UP!

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:37 pm

he is large ben.

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PatrickGB's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:27 pm

I will always despise him over the rape that he got away with.
https://www.vice.com/en/article/bmwe8w/ben-roethlisberger-quarterback-tw...

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jurp's picture

October 04, 2021 at 09:55 am

My daughter has always referred to him as "Rapelisberger".

And who knows what was never reported to the cops because he got away with that?

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LayingTheLawe's picture

October 03, 2021 at 10:46 pm

Gentle Ben?

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Oppy's picture

October 04, 2021 at 07:56 am

...Has "Ben"?

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Johnblood27's picture

October 04, 2021 at 11:52 am

Cookie here please...

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Guam's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:01 pm

Kudos to the O-line for a strong game against a good front seven. Good run and pass blocking from two rookies and a third string left tackle. Injuries may impact the defense over the next several weeks depending on the diagnoses for Alexander and P. Smith. D-line did look a bit better today though. And Stokes just keeps getting better. GPG!

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MarkinMadison's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:02 pm

Mr. Lazzard, you are underutilized.

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jont's picture

October 04, 2021 at 09:20 am

I take your point, but Lazard is contributing a lot to this team. His blocking on sweeps and flanker screens is excellent. A few people on CHTV point this out and appreciate him, but we should give him a game ball almost every week.

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nygary's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:06 pm

Good win. Solid young guys on the O Line. Burks looks lost and soft for an inside linebacker. I keep saying it but dont think anything will happen with the pack trading for front seven help. Go Pack Go

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MITM's picture

October 04, 2021 at 06:12 am

Campbell is solid enough that we have gotten away with playing Burks with Barnes out - however we desperately need Barnes back

2 points
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Packerpasty's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:06 pm

running the ball down their throat so MLF or Arod decided its time to start with the pass...why? Arod was off on some throws or they would have hit the 40 mark.

7 points
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mbpacker's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:11 pm

Just knew 12 could not just run the ball, has to be dramatic but almost cost us the game.
Really feel good about our young O line.
Also feel good about our new punter, yep looks like he is a keeper. Keeping fingers crossed.
Welcome back Kotter, opps I mean Cobb.
Agree with Nags, our special teams needs work in certain areas.
Dear money Mason man, please just drill the ball into the zone- our ST's needs you to.
Hope our injured players come back next week, our depth is being tested.
Next week another challenge, no gimmy games in this league.
Time for a Victory beer, GPG!

8 points
10
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canadapacker's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:19 pm

Special teams is much too broad - I think our punting was good - 3 for 46 Kickoffs went into the endzone. Field goals were made. I dont care about our kick returners yardage as long as you dont fumble and make the correct decision - ie dont field the ball 1 yard deep - take the automatic 25 yard line. I dont care about punt returns - just dont fumble or let the ball go over your head or fair catch it inside the 5 - hope that it goes for a touch back. Improvement is still needed on punt and kick coverage - lately they have been letting the opposition get too close both on field goals and PAT's . So a little bit to work on.

7 points
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Leatherhead's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:27 pm

Well stated, and I agree.

1 points
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Since'61's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:28 pm

Solid win against a formidable defense. Packers OL did a great job against the Steelers pass rush. TJ Who??? I didn't see any reason why so many posters here wanted TJ Watt in Green Bay. The only play he made was to trip Rodgers. Second week in a row where a player safety penalty occurred against a Packer player and it was ignored. This was worse because they picked up the flag. Adams could have been seriously injured last week and Rodgers this week. Terrible officiating again.

Good to see some hard, solid runs by Dillon. He should have closed out the game but MLF called the pass to Tonyan which was broken up. They should have just kept giving the ball to Dillon.

Our defense played another strong game. They still have some tackling problems but they are improving and the pass rush is getting better. Hopefully Alexander has a minor injury and will be back next week. Stokes with a nice pick at the end which he did not drop. Something new for Packers CBs.

Bojorquez had great punts again.

Second solid team win in a row. Keep it going! Thanks, Since '61

14 points
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NickPerry's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:26 pm

"Terrible officiating again."

I texted my son after the game and said the same thing. Matter of fact I think this has been the WORST 4 week stretch of officiating the NFL has seen in a long, long, time.

Matter of fact it's right there with the first 2 weeks of the 2012 season which was made famous AND ended with the "Fail Mary" call.

UGH!!!!!!

4 points
5
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Leatherhead's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:33 pm

The single worst call in the history of officiating. That’s why getting some breaks from the refs doesn’t bother me at all.

3 points
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marpag1's picture

October 04, 2021 at 08:01 am

The Jerry Rice Fumble in the 1999 NFC Wild Card Game still galls me. Yeah, the Fail Mary may have been a more egregious lack of judgment and common sense, but it also happened in Week 3. On the other hand, the Rice "non-fumble" knocked GB right-the-hell out of the playoffs, and quite possibly robbed us of a super bowl. And to add insult to injury, it made the uber-obnoxious T.O. into a star with his last second TD catch.

I'm still pissed.

7 points
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PhantomII's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:29 pm

Would still like to have T.J over #20. I didn't watch Watt specifically, but sure it was not 1 on 1. I liked the sack Gary had where he launched over the blocker and pulled the QB down. I got a chuckle out of that.

6 points
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MITM's picture

October 04, 2021 at 06:15 am

Tripping and all, yes we still all would rather have Tj Watt than Kevin King

3 points
3
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splitpea1's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:26 pm

A nice win where the entire offense was involved, especially with Dillon and Cobb (I foolishly chose to sell the latter in the stock report; so next time, I will replace him with ESB.)

Ben was off.

We caught a break when that blocked FG was overturned; unless the Steelers were lined up in the neutral zone, it certainly looked like the movement and the snap of the ball were simultaneous.

Continue to be impressed with Lazard's blocking.

Good game from Clark and Campbell again. I am so glad we signed Campbell.

Why were we throwing the ball in the middle of the fourth quarter? Don't prolong the game.

Great play from Stokes to keep a punt from getting into the end zone. And great job by Bojorquez again.

Reiterate: It's good to see Dillon more involved, finally. Keep feeding him!

10 points
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Badacidtrip's picture

October 03, 2021 at 11:54 pm

My biggest beef was having to watch the overtime between the Titans and Jets instead of the first quarter of the Packer game. Just our luck on the west coast that the first game of a junk double header goes to a full overtime!

All in all, it was a lackluster game but as Nagler says, there are no style points in the NFL.

I'd trade the win for no serious injury to #23!

Big Ben stunk. He had open receivers for big plays but missed them repeatedly. A better QB would have turned this game into another nail biter.

I had my doubts, but maybe signing Cobb was a smart move after all.

Head scratcher in the NFC North. The Bears were atrocious last week and Detroit should have beaten the Ravens. Yet the Bears prevail relatively comfortably. WTF?? I guess it just shows you you things change week to week in this league.

I think next week's game against the Bengals is going to be tougher than many people expect.

8 points
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LeotisHarris's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:47 pm

The Bears - Lions game could have been different very easily. Lions had three first half possessions end inside the Bears 10 yard line. Zero points.

Lions were still in the game with about 10 minutes (I think) left in the 4th. Dee-troit got a strip sack on Justin Fields. FUMBLE. Classic D players try to pick up the fumble and run with it, but only kick the bouncing ball deeper into Bear territory. Fields recovers and sprints 20 yards or so to recover his fumble. Drive is screwed.

Bears are forced to punt. Lions, down 10 with about 4:30 to go in the game drive inside the Bears 20 yard line again, and when faced with 4th and 1, go for it. Pass a bit to far out in front of an open receiver. Game over. Coach Talking Bicep was apparently playing for the win by not taking the field goal.

The Bears still suck, although Fields threw some nice balls when not pressured. The Lolions are cursed and poorly coached.

8 points
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jont's picture

October 04, 2021 at 09:29 am

With the Lions still the Lions, many were wondering if Detriot would find a new way to lose in the closing minutes. In a surprise move, the Lions lost in the first quarter-- inside the 10 three times and no points!
Now, with a win and Justin Fields not sucking as badly as last week, the Chicago press and fans are dreaming big... and setting themselves up for another "god, I hate those packers" moment in a couple weeks.

1 points
1
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cpabandit's picture

October 03, 2021 at 09:07 pm

Head scratcher in the NFC North. The Bears were atrocious last week and Detroit should have beaten the Ravens. Yet the Bears prevail relatively comfortably. WTF??
How about the Saints wiping their butts with the Packers in game one, a total blowout and then the hapless and winless Giants beat the Saints?

4 points
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Packerfansupreme's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:31 pm

Glad to get the win but famn these injuries are really piling up. I cant believe this teams refusal to run out the clock. It's frustrating Nags. Lafleur get your house in order man. Run the damn ball!

6 points
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stormin's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:34 pm

What a bunch of cry babies, Nagler included !

-8 points
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greengold's picture

October 03, 2021 at 07:44 pm

Burks is missing on plays all over the place. Please bring up Ray Wilborn!

30 carries by our RBs for 129 yds, 4.2 YPC is great to see. Could have used more, but good balance. Hats off to Rodger matching Marino, and Ben too. Those are big numbers.

Please let Jaire be OK! Agreed! Thought Shemar Jean-Charles played well with his opportunities. Stokes is learning some stuff, but great pick.

6 points
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Since'61's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:15 pm

Greengold, complete agreement on Burks. I don’t understand why he is still on the team? Thanks, Since ‘61

4 points
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greengold's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:27 pm

Me either. So little acumen for the game. I would have let him go last year. The guy doesn’t make good football plays. Always appears deficient.

2 points
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MITM's picture

October 04, 2021 at 06:17 am

Burks is still on the team because he is Rodgers locker neighbor and Rodgers likes him. Thats all I can think of

1 points
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Thegravedigger's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:03 pm

banged up OL. basically 3 rooks and a 2year player with minimal experience. NO Z. NO mvs. didnt matter. Sure, rodgers didnt have his best outing, but the steelers D is one of the best in the league. 4 solid to all pro lbs. melvin engram doesnt even start, and hes a 10 sack a year guy. heyward in the middle. joe haden, minkah fitspatrick. they are some of the best in the business, against a a rookie offensive line. I personally think rodgers played a very good game, considering how hard it was for him to work. he was under fire all game, and he danced around and spread the ball around. last week people were complaining about him force feeding it to davante, he didnt do that this week. he spread it all over, with no deep threat. think about that. they were playing up. not respecting the deep ball, and he still was threading the needle underneath. he hit cobb, lazard, the backs, even big dogg caught one. this team keeps changing the game plan, and winning. I pray jaire is okay. because with all these injuries, hes one they wont be able to win a superbowl without. that i truly believe.

11 points
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dobber's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:04 pm

No such thing as a bad win. This might not be the kind of Steelers team we're used to seeing (Roethlisberger has stayed about a year and a half too long at the party), but they aren't slouches.

Could've easily let-down after last week's emotional win. Was it pretty? No. Before we complain too much about this one, keep in mind that between the opening score and the garbage-time score, Pittsburgh ran 42 plays, tallied 142 yards, and scored 3 points. We can argue that Roethlisberger missed several deep shots, but he was regularly under duress, and most deep shots are missed--otherwise the NFL would be playing in the 50s every week. New challenge next week at Cinci. They're deep and good at WR, and have a RB who can move the chains.

In the end, protect home field. Get better each week. 1-0 this week.

7 points
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TheKanataThrilla's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:12 pm

Happy for the win, but it troubles me that the Packers tend to get too cute instead doing what is predictable….but also the smart call. Dillon is pounding the rock down their throat and you go for a throw when all you need to do is kill clock? I have a fear that some day these types of play calls will come back and bite them.

Cobb looked like the old Cobb. Nice to see.

No Jaire for any length of time scares me.

Bojo is amazing. Huge punts when called on.

Ben is a very expensive QB for his skills at this point.

7 points
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ImaPayne's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:15 pm

steelers were flat today. weve all seen it, one team is flat it makes the other team flat also. i agree with many, le flower gets a lead and goes conservative when we could have put the game away. jyst dont get it sometimes. kudos to that o line again and pass d. good games

-1 points
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MikeS's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:22 pm

CBS sucks as a football network. They thought it was more important to show the ovetime of a non-discrept game (who cares) between the Jets and Titans, than get to gthe meat of the Packer v Pittsburg game.

3 points
4
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Leatherhead's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:36 pm

The Heidi Game?

5 points
5
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LeotisHarris's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:55 pm

Haven't seen Curt Gowdy and Al DeRogatis around for quite some time, LH.

3 points
3
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HankScorpio's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:24 pm

I loved how the broadcast team was making excuses for the Steeler bad o-line by citing how many young guys are playing. Uh yeah, Nijman, Runyan, Meyers and Newman had 8 combined NFL starts before today.

9 points
9
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ReaganRulz's picture

October 03, 2021 at 08:40 pm

The feeling throughout the game was that we were gonna win!! And we did. No better feeling than that!!

You know that your special teams suck when the opposing team runs back every kick even when it’s several yards into the end zone. Talk about a handicap. Cmon….get it together!!

7 points
7
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Todd's picture

October 03, 2021 at 09:13 pm

Excited for the win, lots of goodness again, and also some bad, but the Packers unwillingness to just pound the rock when the situation absolutely calls for it is beyond maddening. My guess it is Rodgers changing the plays.

5 points
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Todd's picture

October 03, 2021 at 09:13 pm

Excited for the win, lots of goodness again, and also some bad, but the Packers unwillingness to just pound the rock when the situation absolutely calls for it is beyond maddening. My guess it is Rodgers changing the plays.

3 points
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dglmd26's picture

October 03, 2021 at 09:20 pm

I assume Nags is referring to the drive just before the 2 minute warning. They ran the balll for 1 or 2 first downs then had a 3rd and 4 just befire the 2MW. Passing there was a fine idea since a first down wins the game and either way they get to the 2MW. Besides he had Devante wide open but for some reason Cobb tried to catch it and just broke up the pass. I didn't see AR trying to pad his stats at alll.

-1 points
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croatpackfan's picture

October 05, 2021 at 04:17 am

Cobb is applying himself for CB position. WR room is crowded, and it looks like CB room can give him better chances for playing time...

-2 points
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2
Crankbait's picture

October 03, 2021 at 11:15 pm

Pack was very lucky to win this game.

-6 points
1
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Packers1985's picture

October 04, 2021 at 12:45 am

Just read somewhere that early reports suggests that Jaire injured his AC joint in shoulder. Man injury bug seriously hit this team alot this year. Every week we are loosing some significant pieces.

1 points
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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

October 04, 2021 at 09:15 am

Read a little about AC joint injuries. Depending on severity Jaire is easily out 2 or 3 weeks. However, it also could lead to surgery if a level 4 or 5, which could put rest of season in jeopardy. The way he immediately was in so much pain was concerning. We can hope he only misses a couple or 3 games.

2 points
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croatpackfan's picture

October 05, 2021 at 04:24 am

It is hard to predict how severe is injury based only on the level of pain, For example, kick between your legs can produce a lot of pain, but you'll be probably OK in a few minutes. Light ligament sprain can be very painful, but short term injury. If you got ball into your nose, it is very panful, but as with your balls, it will last only few minutes before everything is OK (baring possible concussion). On the other side, twisted ankle may not be that painful, but it is long term lingering injury that prevent you to use all of yours ability to run, change direction, push somebody etc. Sometimes dislocated shoulder is not much painful, but can be surgery needed injury.

0 points
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1