Gut Reactions: Week 4 vs San Francisco

Aaron's gut reactions from the Packers win over the 49ers

  • Really anxous to see the coaches tape from this one.
  • I get that Rodgers was frustrating to watch at times today, but my hunch is that Mangini had a good gameplan. 
  • Why the Packers refuse to give a guy like Don Barclay, who was clearly overmatched, any help whatsoever on obvious passing downs is beyond me. 
  • Loved Clay Kaepernicking. 
  • Speaking of Kap, it seems obvious after today that it was Harbaugh who owned Capers, not Kaepernick. (Not that Kap didn't make huge plays against the Packers in the past. But he was put in position to do so by Harbaugh)
  • The defensive line continued its outstanding play so far this season. 
  • Mike Daniels in particular is a guy who won't show up on the stat sheet a bunch but who played a hell of a game. 
  • James Jones is a gift from the heavens. And the desk of Jerry Reese. 
  • Finally saw a shot play. It wasn't completed, but they will come. 
  • The line jude on the bottom of the television screen was terrible all day, for both teams. 
  • Sam Shields had another strong day. 
  • Casey Hayward slipped abd allowed a big play outside. If he doesn't slip, I think he contains that one. 
  • Converting two fourth downs and then missing a field goal - it's faaaaaaaaantastic. 
  • Richard Rodgers is a really smart football player, and not only in how he works open but after he catches the ball as well. He has a real knack for working angles and gaining positive yardage. 
  • Bring on the Rams. (By the way, that is going to be one hell of a game.) 
  • Go Pack. 
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Lphill's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:28 pm

Well even though the Pack Offense was a little flat , a road win by 13 is a good day .go Pack!

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D.D.Driver's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:52 pm

A two touchdown win on the road after a Monday night game is pretty impressive. This is the exact game that, in years past, the Packers would have let slip through their fingers.

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Tundraboy's picture

October 04, 2015 at 09:47 pm

So true, which makes this a great win today. And a second half shut out!

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croatpackfan's picture

October 05, 2015 at 03:22 am

"...a road win by 13 is a good day..." I think it is by 14, but I was bed in maths in school... ;-)

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NewNikeShoes's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:31 pm

I'm hella optimistic about Randall.
He's constantly in the right position, but just a tick off.
With practice, he can become a lockdown corner.

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chugwater's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:35 pm

I think TT got a hat trick with Randall, Rollins, and Gunter.

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aj's picture

October 05, 2015 at 03:51 am

He stuck Torrey Smith pretty well. He got beat on that one deep pass, but that was simply a superb throw. Most corners will get beat by that throw including the Revis' of the world.

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Beep's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:35 pm

Hope that Capers can keep dialing up this much pressure all year! We had contributions from pretty much everyone on D today.

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chugwater's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:41 pm

Packer fans don't like the timeouts called during mid-half, but they are just a by product of ARs style of game management. When you micromanage the changes and shifts on the line to the degree that we do with the provocative cadence, you'll occasionally bump up against the game clock. It's gonna

So if you like the offsides calls, you need to live with 1-2 timeouts remaining with 5 minutes left in a half.

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joepacker's picture

October 05, 2015 at 02:29 am

very nice take on tis. thank you.

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The TKstinator's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:42 pm

I'm no defensive genius, but I am thinking allowing only 3 points is pretty dang swell.

4-0 is also mighty fine.

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Chad Lundberg's picture

October 04, 2015 at 10:23 pm

Packers proved their defense is on the rise. They're going a to be a top 5 unit at some point, if not already. Just one stat for example: they held Carlos Hyde to just 20 yards!

Don't worry about offense, it will rebound as always. But they definitely need to whip Don and David into shape, Those two are playing just plain TERRIBLE. Say what you want about PFF, they were right about their grading these two players. They're BAD. Bulaga can't come back soon enough.

Good to see Rodgers finally take a shot down field, with Ty Montgomery no less. Trust is starting to really build there it seems. Richard Rodgers becoming a bigger player by the week.

Seeing Colin Struggle was the most satisfying thing of the entire game for me. Hate that little punk. Matthews biceps kiss was highlight of the entire game. So long 40 whiners!

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chugwater's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:47 pm

Another week, another demon excised.

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Bearmeat's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:24 pm

The Packers D is built to play with a lead. They've played well since week 2. But let's chill out on the "top 5" stuff just yet. Right now they're middle of the pack. And with AR running the offense, that's enough.

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4thand1's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:14 pm

They are playing the run really well. Raji is a beast.

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LeagueObsrvr's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:30 pm

Wait til those young defensive backs round into shape with enough experience. This defense could develop into something special down the road. Getting Mike Daniels signed has to be priority #1 in the off-season.

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croatpackfan's picture

October 05, 2015 at 03:26 am

Why you are calling David Bakhtiari? He was playing solid - not spectacular, but solid. It was Josh Sitton with 3 holdng penalties (David had 1). Barclay is alone responsible for all 3 sacks and for almost all pressures, alone or in combine... Not to mention T. J. with blown assignements and so on... I would say OL had an ugly game...

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Since'61's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:48 pm

Good win on the road. Defense was superb! Run defense has made significant progress since week 1. BTW is Bakthiari trying to set a record for having a holding penalty in every game? Barclay has played well but he needed help today. We're 4-0. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since '61

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Dan Stodola's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:09 pm

How many this offseason were saying Bahktiari was the LT for the next decade (tWipes)? He's been terrible this year, almost as bad as Barclay. Been saying for 2 years we need at LT in the draft. Bahktiari was a godsend 4th rd pick, but he is not an NLF starting LT. Thompson has to hope one falls to #32 in the draft! Which isn't likely, so most likely another year of Bahktiari being run over around and thru.

Great Win on the road and an impressive Defensive effort! Go Pack Go!

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LASVEGAS-TOM's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:26 pm

DS, Agreed!! I said it last week. We have yet to replace Clifton, & we haven't replaced Tausher yet either. I'm about ready to cut our losses on Bulaga. He gets payed more for not playing than for playing. I'm not giving up on Barclay yet, but I say we go all in for a left tackle next draft. If we are healthy, I'll stand pat with what we have. Right Tackles shouldn't be that hard to come up with.

Two game balls for today. One goes to our Defensive Line, LB's, & I'll even include the DB's. 3 Pt's on the road at SF?? It don't get any better.

The second Game Ball goes to James Jones. Once again he caught 5 of 6 balls threw his way. The 6th would have been a miraculous catch at the back of the end zone. 2 or 3 clutch catch's on the 2ond TD drive.

Way to go James!! Keep playing with that chip. LVT

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marpag1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 01:36 am

The only question on Bulaga, IMO, is health. If he's healthy he's a borderline top 5 right tackle. As for Barclay, the Packers have clearly decided that they aren't going to change their gameplan in order to give him help, and for the most part I'm OK with that. Barclay does seem to be improving a bit compared to the beginning of the year, and let's not forget that he is the second-stringer after all.

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marpag1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 01:31 am

I've been saying since Chicago in week one that Bakhtiari seems to have regressed (and he certainly wasn't a hall of famer before that). He's been bad. I do think he can be an acceptable left tackle, but I think his confidence is pretty shaken right now and he's not right in the head. It's also true that he has played against some pretty good competition so far this year.

No one with knowledge has ever said that he was injured. He has not been listed on any injury report all year.

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croatpackfan's picture

October 05, 2015 at 03:31 am

Oh, great fooball experts did not notice that the most holding penalties against SF had Josh Sitton (3, btw)... ALso, he did not notice that T. J. was responsible for 3 QB hits and several pressures... Just to spit on man who are playing hurt by some reports, but, as Packers at the moment do not have replacement for his position he is doing the best... Bravo Dan trolldola...

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RobinsonDavis's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:31 pm

I am wondering if BakT is playing hurt.

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HankScorpio's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:50 pm

That might be part of it. I've never considered him anything other than average but he's been below that this year.

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Since'61's picture

October 04, 2015 at 09:26 pm

If he is playing hurt he has yet to appear on an injury report even as a probable. I just think that as soon as his man starts to get free he reaches and grabs and hopes that he doesn't get caught. Between Bakh and Barclay Rodgers took too many hits today. Thanks, Since '61

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Dan Stodola's picture

October 04, 2015 at 11:40 pm

He's not hurt, he just isn't that good. He might be a little rusty from limited preseason snaps, but even that is a stretch, we're a month into the season. If he had some lingering injury he would be on the injury report given how honest the Packers are and how conservative the training staff is w/ injuries.

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croatpackfan's picture

October 05, 2015 at 03:36 am

What to say on Josh Sitton then, Since? He is guilty for 3 holding penaltiesin the game. What to say about T. J. who is responsible for 2 or 3 QB hits and 1 holding penalty. Barclay is responsible for all 3 sacks... David Bakhtiari had 1 holding penalty, 2 QB hurriee, 4 pressures and no hit and no sack!
I would say, complete OL was playing bad today...

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 05, 2015 at 02:28 am

Bakhtiari's hold should be credited to Aaron Rodgers, imo. Bakh had decent position on the DE (but was giving some ground) and Rodgers spun and rolled to his left, meaning Bakh was no longer between the DE and Rodgers. Looked to me like Rodgers lacked confidence in Bakh's ability to maintain the integrity of the pocket and left early.

Bakh went from having decent position to being out of position immediately.

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ray nichkee's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:49 pm

I dont know if it was the same stick the 49ers used but it was nice to see them get beat with that stick.

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HankScorpio's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:50 pm

Both OLs were dominated. Great job by the defense to pick up the team when the offenses was struggling on the road.

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Dan Stodola's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:12 pm

Packers OL wasn't very good and SF OL was terrible!

What are you talking about?!

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Evan's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:15 pm

Read it again.

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NickPerry's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:20 pm

Yup I think you misread that one Dan...

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Dan Stodola's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:27 pm

My bad.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:17 pm

He is saying GB D-line dominated the SF O-Line.
He is saying SF D-line dominated the GB O-line.
Both O-lines got dominated (a little strong, but not wrong either).

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HankScorpio's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:56 pm

Perhaps a bit strong to say the Packer o-line got dominated. But it was far from a good effort from that bunch. I think any QB besides Rodgers would have been sacked more than 3 times.

The 162 yards rushing was a nice total for the Packer offense. So the Packer o-line was not the complete disaster the SF o-line was.

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Evan's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:48 pm

Packers had 162 yards rushing?!

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HankScorpio's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:55 pm

That's what the NFL gamebook says.

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4thand1's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:18 pm

Eddie had 90, 5 ypc.

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Evan's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:25 pm

Damn. Quietest 162 yards rushing I've ever seen.

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Since'61's picture

October 04, 2015 at 09:29 pm

Those are the best kind because the clock just keeps going tick, tick, tick which is great when you play with a lead. Thanks, Since '61

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4thand1's picture

October 04, 2015 at 09:38 pm

It was a really fast game. Clock keeps running after sacks too.

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marpag1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 01:42 am

And the best part of the ground game yesterday? Running off the last four-plus minutes without throwing a single pass.

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HankScorpio's picture

October 05, 2015 at 07:06 am

This Packer team is getting pretty good at the 4 minute offense. Once they can get Bulaga back and maybe work Ripkowski in to the mix, they can be even better.

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Tundraboy's picture

October 05, 2015 at 02:43 pm

Yes and that was the game. Our O ran and had long drives. But our D played like we have dreamed of. 3 points, punts all day, , no gimme touchdowns, Big tackles, sacks.....

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KenEllis's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:54 pm

Really, really nice to see a fast, aggressive defense at all 3 levels, but especially at inside linebacker.

I think in addition to Seattle, KC, and SF/KAP, we have finally shed the curse of soft play at inside linebacker.

Wish TT would have gotten rid of B. Jones and A.J. Hawk a year earlier.

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LASVEGAS-TOM's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:24 pm

KenEllis, FINALLY, THANK YOU!!!! LVT

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ray nichkee's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:35 pm

Throw some love in for the DL, ive been saying for a while now that if we have the guys upfront the linbackers will look better. The ILB has been the weakness the past few years though.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 05, 2015 at 02:30 am

I agree. I look forward to the snap counts. Guion and Pennel do not appear in the statistics.

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croatpackfan's picture

October 05, 2015 at 03:39 am

Letroy said by himself that he was little rusty, and, interesting, running plays were run always to the opposite side from the Pennel position. I wonder why?

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Tundraboy's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:55 pm

Go defense. 3 pts. Loved it

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JerseyAl's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:56 pm

I've always maintained that it was Harbaugh and the SF coaching staff kicking the Packers coaching staff's asses. But the speed on this Packers defense is much better than it was 2 years ago and that helps a whole lot.

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The TKstinator's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:00 pm

Can't teach speed. Great asset to have. Swarming.

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RobinsonDavis's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:26 pm

I agree Al an RC! By the way shhhhhhhh! Packers D now has 17 sacks and will be ranked in the top 3 of the league at the end of this week with 2 games against the like of Kaep and Wilson!! Perry has played well the last two weeks and is solidifying that side of line AND Daniels and Raji are being very disruptive. Anybody notice Clinton-Dix leading the team in tackles while partially being responsible for containing Kaep? Although, I am calling out a number of individuals, Team defense was excellent! Offensively, where would be without the throw and eventual catch by James Jones when the offense was struggling so bad. It allowed the defense to pin back their ears!

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Bohj's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:35 pm

I do remember one of the three games in particular when Harbaugh absolutely pencil whipped Capers. Every power set with two tight ends that looked like run, they threw. Every three wide set they showed, they ran. And then they switched at half time. Our D let them go up and down the field at will. It was pretty impressive play calling. Our D is impressive enough now that we don't have to rely on scheme as much. And Tomsula is not Harbaugh.

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Since'61's picture

October 04, 2015 at 09:31 pm

Another solid game for Palmer. Getting better every week. Thanks, Since '61

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Tundraboy's picture

October 05, 2015 at 02:51 pm

Noticed that as well. Things are coming together

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marpag1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 01:59 am

When the Packers were getting their asses kicked in previous years, Harbaugh was a part of that, but I do think that Justin Smith, Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis, Al Borland, Chris Culliver, Perrish Cox, Ray McDonald, Mike Iupati, Jonathan Martin, Anthony Davis, Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, Mike Crabtree etc. probably had something to do with it. None of those guys were on the field yesterday.

Harbaugh was good, but we're not even talking about the same team as last year. If Harbaugh were still here, the Niners would still suck.

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HankScorpio's picture

October 05, 2015 at 07:09 am

"Al Borland"

Yeah, he was a multi-purpose tool they could use to get a lot of improvement done.

(Sorry, couldn't resist...I know you meant Chris Borland)

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marpag1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 09:03 am

LOL. No, no I really meant Al Borland. And while I'm at it, I think Joe McCarthy is an absolute embarrassment to the state of Wisconsin.

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packerfan9507's picture

October 04, 2015 at 06:56 pm

Casey Hayward is the new Tramon Williams. Constant apologetics for sub-par play.

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marpag1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 02:05 am

Not sure why you're getting reamed with the thumbs down, but you're right. Casey Hayward has not been particularly good (at least not as good as I was hoping). He might not be starting soon. Personally, I'd like to see Randall step up and take over the outside spot and let Hayward go back to covering the slot.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 05, 2015 at 02:37 am

I didn't give a dislike, but what is the basis for Wagzilla's assertion that Hayward has been sub-par? He has seemed adequate to me (but we haven't faced a really good WR yet this season - Maclin might have been the best so far and he had Alex Smith trying to hit the broadside of a barn throwing to him). He slipped and fell on one run support assignment today. That said, Randall has looked good.

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marpag1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 09:21 am

Fair enough TGR. Hayward certainly isn't a disaster by any stretch. I'd say he's been average (at best) so far, and I was definitely hoping for better. He's gotten torched a few times so far - the one the sticks in my mind was a 40 yarder against SEA - and he's had some penalties. To me, he has failed to impress.

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jh9's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:05 pm

I thought the Pack would win something like 31-17, but I'll take 17-3. Both defenses came to play today. It's good to see the Pack defense step-up when the offense struggles. That's the sign of a complete team and one of championship caliber.

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4thand1's picture

October 06, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Its still a double digit win. The defense is what's getting me fired up about this team. After the Chicago game, we all saying , "here we go again." Guys flying to the ball and QB pressure.
GOPACKGO!

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RCPackerFan's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:05 pm

This was a really good game. Hard fought and a win that really showed how good the defense is playing. Our DL has been outstanding. Great against the run, and even better in pass rush. I love seeing that all the LBs are getting used and making plays. As much as people want to rip Perry he has played really well these last few games.

Great game. Already can't wait till next week. Which like Aaron said will be a very tough game.

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Oppy's picture

October 04, 2015 at 09:34 pm

You can replace the name "Perry" with "Neal" and it would be just as valid a statement.

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RCPackerFan's picture

October 04, 2015 at 11:08 pm

Yeah, you are right. Neal has played really well also.

I am really looking forward to seeing how this defense improves through out the year. With the young rookie CB's and ILB's gaining more experience each game we should see improvements made by the end of the year.

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marpag1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 02:04 am

While we are giving some love to Perry and Neal, let's remember to say a few good words about Raji as well. I don't think that Perry and Neal are much different this year than they were last year. The difference is that a motivated Raji is disrupting the middle, and this is making things much easier on the outside.

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RCPackerFan's picture

October 05, 2015 at 07:35 am

Yeah, you are right. I did say originally that the DL has been outstanding and Raji is a big reason why. He has been making plays everywhere.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:14 pm

Short week, let down game, but GB still won easily. Is our D really good or is the SF offense really terrible? Not sure, but I think some individual grades can be given. Daniels worked against Staley (who is still pretty good) and LG Boone, who is okay. Daniels had an excellent game and earned some more money today. CBs Randall, Shields and Hayward all looked good, and Rollins came up in run support well. Raji had his way with OC Marcus Martin. CM3 played well. Perry made some plays. Neal got an uncontested sack on a blown assignment.

Offense looked sluggish. WRs did not look very good. Jones had a nice game, but most of the credit for the 38 yd. reception should go to Rodgers for a perfectly placed pass (it would have landed just outside the side line), and some to Jones for concentrating and getting his feet down. Jones did have some other nice catches though. Cobb chipped in and got lots of attention. R. Rodgers rumbled and also made some nice run blocks today. It didn't look like there was any chance that Rodgers would throw a pass to Janis. Monty chipped in but only had one plus play in my book - the others were WR screens, etc. I think the inability of the WRs to stretch the field is really starting to show.

Barclay obviously had trouble all game. Even Sitton got called for 2 penalties, one of which he had to take as the defender was past him and had a free run at Rodgers. Bakh had difficulties.

Really, I thought GB wore SF down when SF's offense repeatedly couldn't move the ball.

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Nicholas's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:21 pm

Perry and Elliot. Unnoticed great games

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Dan Stodola's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:29 pm

Not sure why you think they went unnoticed. I noticed them quite a bit.

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4thand1's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:21 pm

Elliot makes plays every game. Perry always has been pretty good when healthy. This defense has some play makers besides CM.

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Tundraboy's picture

October 04, 2015 at 09:54 pm

Yes we do. Great team effort for 4 quarters.

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Gman1976's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:28 pm

* Good to see our offense able to run and grind out the clock in the 4th qtr
* Good to see the D getting ahold of the option quarterback so often that he begins to go down before he gains yardage & before he gets hit
* Good to see Sam Shields continuing to improve
* Good to see no turnovers
* Good to see a very aggressive defense (with the one exception of a 3 man rush which again resulted in a long gain)
* Good to see Jayrone Elliott get another sack (I wonder what he would do if he played more?)
* Good to see a defense interior stuff the interior
* Good to see Clay all over the place
* Good to see James Jones continue to do things I didn't he was capable (isn't this the same guy who used to have the dropsies and is swift as a turtle and was so old that he was released?)
* Good to hear all those Packer fans in another away game. Are we blessed or what?
* Good to see that other players are stepping up for our injured players (with the exception of our right tackle who will definitely need help against the Rams)

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Dan Stodola's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:31 pm

Jayrone got one sack. Perry got 2 and Neal had one too. I guess they are staying ahead of Elliot for the time being.

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HankScorpio's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:43 pm

Plenty of snaps to go around for all of them. And it's nice they are all chipping in with plays here and there.

With Matthews really being an ILB that spots at OLB and Peppers need to be on a snap count, it's good to have guys that can chew up snaps and be productive at OLB behind the two.

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Gman1976's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:12 pm

Correction: After further review (on #5 above), we rushed 4 not 3 on the long gain. My bad, but we let up on the rush on that play.

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NickPerry's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:32 pm

Excellent Job by the Packers today simply because their working on a short week and a trip to the West Coast. What McCarthy told Andrews was absolutely true when asked about his offense, their on the road and it won't always be 30 points for the offense.

The defense showed up for 4 quarters and didn't give up the customary 4th quarter garbage time TD. I don't care if it came against Kapernick and a challenged 49ers offense, it's a win on the road. I said before the season this team could be 6-0 heading into Denver after the bye and I believe they will now. That defense is going to keep getting better and better.

Can you guys believe that some people here thought it was a bad idea to sign James Jones?? Talk about a Godsend. Oh, and his hands look pretty good too.

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October 04, 2015 at 08:23 pm

The 9ers ran all over minny in SF.

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LASVEGAS-TOM's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:43 pm

Nick Perry, Keep saying it, because they will try to get rid of him again next year. He has a lot of Good Football left in him. LVT

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Since'61's picture

October 04, 2015 at 10:47 pm

Nick - agree. We are seeing the best DL play and run defense in years. ILBs getting better as well. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since '61

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Nicholas's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:34 pm

Big mike giving up play calling has been the difference in the defenses improvement. With Capers' more offhands approach with the defense, big mike has been there in practice to hokd players accountable. That was rhe reason for giving up playcalling.

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4thand1's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:25 pm

I can't recall seeing MM going up to players on the sidelines. Maybe its because the camera's never on him during a game.

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Bohj's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:37 pm

- 7 sacks last game. 6 sacks this game. This is a dline to be reckoned with even if the 49ers online is terrible.
- Harbaugh had a bully mentality with a wicked oline and dline. That was and is his m.o. That team was waaaaayy tougher than this one.
- That "go pack go" chant in their new stadium must have been embarrassing for their fans.
- Any demons left other than Denver?
- This is a fun run of opponents for sure. It's like the last four years have been building this story line.
- Cow. I know you must still read this. Not trying to be a jerk. But aren't you glad we are not a flash in the pan like the almighty 49ers?

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NewNikeShoes's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:51 pm

Arizona. Never discount them.
The 2nd best team in the league.

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4thand1's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:26 pm

They went down today

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 05, 2015 at 02:42 am

An interception and 3 fumbles (2 lost). Arizona lost the turnover battle 3 to 0. Still almost won.

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Bohj's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:38 pm

By demons....... I meant revenge stories. I suppose you could consider AZ bouncing us from the playoffs in OT on the facemask fumble......

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4thand1's picture

October 04, 2015 at 09:33 pm

Oh yeah, the face mask, forgot that. How about the Rice non fumble? Goin back a bit , but cst us the game. And the fail mary, man the Packers have had some horrendous calls.

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NewNikeShoes's picture

October 04, 2015 at 11:44 pm

lol i didn't see demons.
The way I see it, every team is a demon cause they can stop us from getting the big one.

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Otto's picture

October 04, 2015 at 11:06 pm

Would you consider the 6 interception playoff game against St. Louis a Demon? I think we exercised that one in 2007.

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Idiot Fan's picture

October 04, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Don't forget, Cow wanted to trade Rodgers for Kaep straight up. Kaep was the future of football.

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NewNikeShoes's picture

October 04, 2015 at 11:46 pm

I thought that was RG3

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THEMichaelRose's picture

October 04, 2015 at 07:56 pm

I want to give some extra credit to the D line. It's been a while since they've played at this level so I almost had forgotten all the benefits having a great D line provides a team. Daniels and these guys have made everyone so much better. Huge thumbs up.

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LeagueObsrvr's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:16 pm

<em>Richard Rodgers is a really smart football player, and not only in how he works open but after he catches the ball as well. He has a real knack for working angles and gaining positive yardage.</em>

I think the Rodgers & Rodgers connection will figure more prominently going forward as their relationship matures. Richard Rodgers is developing into a real trusted component in A-Rod's passing game.

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cheddarhead's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:19 pm

Cow said we were done when Jordy went down . But the draft and development keeps going on. We keep losing players to injury and suspension. But we keep going on. A huge victory for our defense, when we thought it was our weakness. Go Pack Go!!!!
This team keeps overcoming adversity. This is the sign of a championship caliber team.
So in the famous words of Aaron Rodgers R -E-L-A-X

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marpag1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 02:13 am

You're right.

On the flip side, I can't quite imagine how good I'd feel if Nelson were still on the active roster. The one thing that this offense is lacking right now is a guy who can take the top off of the defense. The reports of Jeff Janis being an NFL receiver have been greatly exaggerated.

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4thand1's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:30 pm

Did Abbrederis get on the field today? I didn't see him and I rewatched the game. I think Walker might get a lot of snaps at RT in practice this week. Barclay was beat like a drum. The look on AR's face after the last sack was "fuck this."

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Oppy's picture

October 04, 2015 at 09:42 pm

I didn't spot abby at all. There was a down or two I spotted Janis.

Overall, they played what seemed like a majority of 11 personnel, so 3 WR's on the field, and that was generally Jones/Cobb/Montgomery.

A little disappointed, I really want to see Abby get some live action to see what he looks like out there.

I didn't even notice him on STs, but I wasn't looking that closely.

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PaulRosik's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:46 pm

Another listless performance for the Packer offense on the road. The 49ers were really successful thwarting the quick release passes - and the Packers were unable to make them pay for that by busting a deep pass.

The 49ers stink out loud but what a great performance by the D on the road. To give up 77 yards rushing (57 of that by the QB) get 6 sacks, a pick, and only give up 3 points. Fantastic. .

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4thand1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Short week, another road win, no complaints. WTG were 4-0!
GOPACKGO!

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HankScorpio's picture

October 05, 2015 at 07:13 am

Not to mention that the road trip was to the West Coast, which is always a bit more difficult that a hop to, say, Tennessee.

It's great to get an offensive clunker out of the way and still pick up a win.

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Mojo's picture

October 04, 2015 at 10:51 pm

What's a little concerning is the difficulty of receivers getting separation in the passing game. Cobb does but none of the others very often. Even Richard Rodgers TD came about because of ARods staying alive. JJ's been wonderful, but most if comes from great hands and smarts. We need a downfield threat. Maybe it's time to give Janis some PT. We miss you Jordy.

Anyway, by far the most important take from this game is the D seems to be getting better as the season goes along. In the playoffs you always have a game where the O struggles. The D's improvement, more than anything, gives hope this can be a special season.

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PaulRosik's picture

October 04, 2015 at 10:56 pm

It was only San Fran but the rest of the league does not want to see that even when a team held the Packer offense down they lost anyway.

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Dan Stodola's picture

October 04, 2015 at 11:34 pm

No deep threat from Jordy has tightened up the coverage in the short/intermediate zones. That was inevitable and something I alluded to as soon as Jordy went down.

The other thing is none of the recievers, other than Cobb, are very good at creating separation. Adams and Montgomery should get better but their route running isn't up to NFL standards yet. Jones gets very limited separation and what he does get is from his physicality as a WR. R. Rodgers will never get much separation.

Thankfully Jones and Rodgers excel at making contested receptions and A Rodgers is exceptionally accurate. But its going to be a season long problem.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 05, 2015 at 12:17 am

amen.

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aj's picture

October 05, 2015 at 04:01 am

I'm going to have to disagree on Adams. He has run some pristine routes.

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Icebowler's picture

October 04, 2015 at 08:46 pm

Slightly off subject but...the Vikings lost a close one in Denver. Oh baby, it hurts (them) so good.

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marpag1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 02:18 am

Always good to see the Queens disappointed, but I was happier to see Arizona lose. Maybe I'm wrong, but I still can't quite respect Minny as a legitimate challenger in the NFC. Yeah, they're improving, and I think that Zimmer is an excellent coach, but I'm not ready to buy into the "Vikings as a playoff team" crap just yet

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chugwater's picture

October 05, 2015 at 07:32 pm

Believe it. Strong D. AP is back. QB learning to not make mistakes. I'm thinking Pack splits with them this year losing on the road.

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4thand1's picture

October 04, 2015 at 09:40 pm

See Tramon Williams cost the Browns. Lined up off sides, kicker missed and got another chance. Game over. Not a god move for a veteran.

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GVPacker's picture

October 04, 2015 at 09:51 pm

Nice to see Clay Matthews stick it to Kap! Really loved it when he kissed his biceps after the sack.

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Dan Stodola's picture

October 04, 2015 at 10:19 pm

He also told Kap "You ain't Russell Wilson, Bro!"

Clay stuck it to Kap twice!

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HankScorpio's picture

October 05, 2015 at 07:16 am

I saw an aminated GIF of Matthews just drilling Kaepernick after he made an inside handoff on the read-option. That's what you need to do with running QBs--hit them early, often and hard.

By the end of the game, Kaepernick could not find the turf fast enough.

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D.D.Driver's picture

October 05, 2015 at 07:56 am

I'm not a fan of that stuff. Seems like kicking a guy when he is down (and almost out of the league.)

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4thand1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 12:49 pm

B.S. kick em hard. This is football, they would do the same. Just like every smart ass does the belt after a sack or when they score.

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Tundraboy's picture

October 05, 2015 at 03:05 pm

I agree. Like Kaep did on any positive play it seems. I look at it as CM mocking him.

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Mojo's picture

October 04, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Did anyone else notice the SF QB can't pass anymore?
A horrible attribute to have in today's NFL.

If he wasn't tossing ten yard passes only eight yards then he was hurling sideline passes 10 yards out of bounds. He was no threat passing and greatly aided the Packs defensive effort. He even fell down on running plays.

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marpag1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 02:22 am

Yes, Kaepernick's play was downright embarrassing. And the most embarrassing thing is that he was actually much, much BETTER yesterday than he has been in previous weeks. Ouch.

It was a good win for GB, but let's face it: The wheels are off in San Francisco.

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HankScorpio's picture

October 05, 2015 at 07:17 am

It's really bad when the announcers are openly advocating for Blaine Gabbert.

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4thand1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 12:50 pm

How about the loyal boo birds in SF. Must be a real confidence builder for Klunkernick.

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GVPacker's picture

October 04, 2015 at 10:39 pm

I'am not complaining but Kap has really regressed these last two years It's hard to believe he was so highly regarded by so many just a few years ago.

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Gman1976's picture

October 04, 2015 at 11:05 pm

SF lost so many good players and coaches, it would be hard for any QB to succeed, but Kap was even missing easy throws. Maybe the D had him extra rattled.

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zeke's picture

October 04, 2015 at 11:11 pm

If I recall correctly, someone had said that Kap has "revolutionized" the QB position. If that's true, perhaps that word doesn't mean what we think it means.

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HankScorpio's picture

October 05, 2015 at 07:19 am

Well, a revolution is a circle. An evolution is a change to something else. Kaepernick has certainly come full circle and looks like a rookie QB.

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Imma Fubared's picture

October 04, 2015 at 11:11 pm

The bust brothers, Perry and Jones had good games today. I think they are giving Peppers more time off and letting Jayron do more and his is solid.
Ya and I was right about Mathews in the middle, he should have never been outside in the first place. I always believed we were wasting his talent on the outside. Not with his speed and ability to wreak havoc in the middle.
Kudo's to Kuhn who had a very good game and Cobb who is a warrior out there.

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zeke's picture

October 04, 2015 at 11:14 pm

Condolences for the Bronco game today. Hope your boy AP doesn't take his frustrations out on his kid(s).

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Dan Stodola's picture

October 04, 2015 at 11:48 pm

Yeah it really sucks wasting Matthews pass rushing talent playing him as a pass rusher! Obviously Matthews has many talents and those are being used more, but he didn't get paid as the highest paid LB in the game for anything other than his pass rush ability.

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TommyG's picture

October 05, 2015 at 12:01 am

Tale of two very different halves of a game.

162 rushing yards FOR us against the 9ers??? That's a beautiful number I did not expect to see!

The o-line... Well... Not every position on this team is going to be all-pro, but I'm okay with their performance this year.

4 man rush (that can get pressure) with two deep safeties is still our offenses bane; as it is for most teams. The difference today was our running game and the effort by our defense to keep us in it.

This win feels good.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 05, 2015 at 12:34 am

Lynch had 4 tackles for loss, 3 QB hits and a bunch of pressures against Barclay. MM, he needs more help.

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NewNikeShoes's picture

October 05, 2015 at 12:56 am

I'd put Walker in.
Couldn't be any worse right?
People say Barclay played well last week, but I thought that A-Rod made him look good by stepping up all the time. Give him some playing time, he could, at the very least, be a good as Barclay, maybe better.

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4thand1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 01:04 am

Constant heat will disrupt any QB. SF was bringing it and our tackles were shaky, especially Barclay. Thank God we have a running game.

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GVPacker's picture

October 05, 2015 at 08:29 am

The Good= The Packers are the NFC's team to beat
The Bad= That means Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be working Packer games on Fox!

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Tundraboy's picture

October 05, 2015 at 03:10 pm

And the Ugly?

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Tundraboy's picture

October 05, 2015 at 03:10 pm

And the Ugly?

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4thand1's picture

October 05, 2015 at 03:17 pm

Injuries....................again.

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PETER MAIZ's picture

October 05, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Clearly, Barkley played outmatched the whole game. This is not good in that the O line allows Rodgers the time to connect with the receivers.
The defense is playing great and I would factor in McCarthy having his thumb in the affair. It's now turned into a dangerous defense. That is stuff for admiration. But as to the offense, it seems that Cobb and JJ were very closely covered, otherwise the score would have been higher. R. Rodgers has great hands. He has got to pass block better and he'll improve as the season goes on. After these three, it's a precipice, there is just no one. Montgomery can't be counted on for medium or longer passes just yet. Adams is really needed to provide those victories, hope he's back for St. Louis.

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Point-Packer's picture

October 05, 2015 at 02:23 pm

I thought we needed to run the ball more on 1st down. Lacy/Starks were consistently getting 3 or 4 yards per carry. Best way to slow down a pass rush is to keep it on the ground. Too many 1st down throws resulting in second and long .

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