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Pack-A-Day Podcast - Episode 85 - What's Behind the Packers' Slow Start?

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Pack-A-Day Podcast - Episode 85 - What's Behind the Packers' Slow Start?

It was supposed to be a fast start to the season for Green Bay with a brand new defense, new weapons on offense, and the return of a healthy Aaron Rodgers. But things haven't exactly gone according to plan. Today Dusty Evely and Steve Perhach take a look at why Green Bay has started the season off slower than expected and also breakdown Green Bay's red zone woes.

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Andy is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh and owns & operates the Pack-A-Day Podcast. Andy has taken multiple courses in NFL scouting and appears weekly on 107.5 The Fan in Green Bay to breakdown film. This past season he was an analyst on Green Bay Nation on WFRV TV in Green Bay. Andy grew up in Green Bay and is a lifelong season ticket holder; follow him on Twitter at @sconniesports.

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LambeauPlain's picture

Last 48 games, MMs teams have gone 24-23-1....with a future HOF QB under center.

He's mostly a glorified Offensive Coordinator who happens to be the HC.

I still have hope Pettine can get it going but the talent on the D, especially the front 7 is average, below average. Only Martinez and Clark are playing at a consistently high level.

R. Zook's STs are either giving up a big return or causing a penalty...often a big penalty.

I think Philbin can game plan and call plays and Rodgers can manage the strategy on the field.

MM needs to coach the entire team. He never does.

Jonathan Spader's picture

I didn't realize Hundley was a future HOF QB.

For Zook did you miss the ST turnover in the SF game it happened pretty early on it's ok if you missed it. Did you see Jackson block a punt and GB get a TD out of it? ST play is filled with penalties.

Go back and look at penalties called against the Packers and holding on the OL is where most of their penalties come from 17 out of the 48. That's on Rodgers holding on to the ball too long.

LP needs to stick with backing up his accusations. He never does.

Tarynfor12's picture

" I didn't realize Hundley was a future HOF QB."

I didn't realize Hundley played the last 48 games.

Jonathan Spader's picture

I expected more from you Taryn. I thought you could do the math and figure out in the past 48 games it wasn't just Rodgers at QB. No wonder your comments tend to be so long ;).

Tarynfor12's picture

The original comment had to do with MM being 24-23-1 and you brought up Hundley as though he not being a HOF QB was reason enough. I just reminded you that Rodgers was the QB for the majority of those games and record of 24-23-1.along with MM and blame is not nor sure be deflected away.
However, 24-23-1 is not good regardless of where the fickle finger of blame points.

Holecrap's picture

I dont agree with head coaches calling plays. I think it cost the 9ers the game because towards the end when the niners needed to run time off the clock, they screwed around with stupid play calls and gave the ball back with plenty of time for the pack.

A head coach needs to manage the game, the flags, the time outs, the strategy of field position, field goal decisions, etc. The play calling interferes with all of that. MM and Shanahan proved that.

Jonathan Spader's picture

Tell that to Sean McVay. MM and Shanahan don't prove your point if you do in fact have one. Shanahan's playcalling put a Garopololess SF team and put them in a position to beat the Packers at home.

Holecrap's picture

They audacity that 'we have rodgers we dont need to practice, he will just put up the numbers and we will win attitude'.

The TKstinator's picture

That's Derty, Ernesto.

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Bert's picture

I think the slow start is a reflection of the overall talent on the roster. There is some good talent sprinkled here-and-there but overall a pretty average roster with a pretty average HC. Hence, AR is asked to win games pretty much by himself which he does on occasion. Gonna be a hit-and-miss season I'm afraid.

Spud Rapids's picture

Turnover in coaching staff and players... takes a while to figure it out

Lphill's picture

Mike McCarthy is the reason he is another Andy Reid except he got lucky and had one Super Bowl Win. Time to move on find someone who is acclimated to today's football and who can make in game adjustments.

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