Packers Culture, Chemistry is Strong

Happy Victory Monday, Green Bay Packers fans!  Yes, it's four days later but hey, it IS still a victory Monday.

By now, we've seen the highlight reels and read plenty of analysis of the Packers win over the Chicago Bears in the NFL's 100th season opener.  One thing that keeps showcasing itself is the closeness these Packers have with one another.

Team chemistry is not a given and that's nothing new.  We need only look at this past weekend and what we witnessed in Oakland with the Raiders.  

Receiver Antonio Brown conned made his way to the New England Patriots after the Raiders released him.  After trading for Brown in the offseason, the Raiders set him free to sign with any team before Brown appeared in a single game.  Brown was nothing but a toxic loudmouth whose erratic (to put it mildly) behavior over the last month was paraded all over social media.  He was insubordinate towards his bosses and in the end, Brown was given what he wants.  His behavior was rewarded.

Don't bet on the NFL to so much as say a word, let alone look into any potential tampering by the Patriots.  The league can't be counted on or trusted to do the obvious and right thing so who can teams count on?  The answer better be: each other.

As the Packers entered free agency following 2018, general manager Brian Gutekunst started loading up with new talent to get the Packers back in contention.  Instead of opting for meatheads like Brown, Gute signed guys like Adrian Amos, Za'Darius Smith and Preston Smith.

As the NFL season wears on, teams who are close and treat each other like family tend to face adversity and overcome obstacles much easier.  Those who inject cancerous elements obviously don't.  We'll see that play out for the 100th time this season.

The image above from Thursday night's game should make Packers fans feel good and opponents take notice.  It's one for all in Green Bay.

Need more evidence?

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Jason is a freelance writer on staff since 2012 and also co-hosts Cheesehead TV Live, Pulse of the Pack and Pack A Day podcasts.  You can follow him on Twitter here

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 09, 2019 at 06:24 am

The Vikings are next.

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mrtundra's picture

September 09, 2019 at 08:03 am

and the game is at Lambeau Field. Time to kick purple butt all game long!

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Hawg Hanner's picture

September 09, 2019 at 05:33 pm

The Falcons looked horrible trying to stop the Vikes running. I was impressed with the way Minn looked on both sides of the ball. This is going to be a tough game. Did Minn play started in the preseason? They sure came out looking great on offense, the Pack looked pretty bad in comparison.

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RCPackerFan's picture

September 09, 2019 at 06:45 am

While we only have 1 game in the books, and haven't had any real adversity yet, this team feels like it has great team chemistry. I really love the feel of this team. LaFleur seems to have everyone bought into what he needs!

We will find out what this team is truly made of over the next 16 weeks, but I really like what I have seen so far.

The defense right now may have to win us a few games until the offense gets going. I do believe the offense will get going. Playing one of the best defenses early, having a mini bye before week 2, should give the offense plenty of time to figure out what went wrong and how to correct it. They have faced a little adversity early. Lets see how they respond in week 2.

Right now though the defense has a different vibe then previous years. Watching Pettine and the players it really looks like they have great chemistry. They have some true leaders. With the Smiths, Clark, Martinez, Alexander, Amos, they have some great leaders. This defense has the makings to be the best defense we have had since the Super Bowl. It starts with the coaches, and followed by the leaders. I'm excited for this defense.

I'm excited for this year. Once the offense gets rolling, watch out!

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carlos's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:43 am

Gotta love it. Go Pack!

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albert999's picture

September 09, 2019 at 11:36 am

No real adversity yet?
Bears defense?
Bears at home?

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ILPackerBacker's picture

September 09, 2019 at 11:51 am

no "REAL ADVERSITY"? you got to be joking? Rodgers getting ping ponged all of the field is fine with you? Our running game, outside Rodgers for his life, is fine with you?

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Coldworld's picture

September 09, 2019 at 12:50 pm

I think he means Adversity in terms of the opposing offense :). The Vikings are a lot more potent with Cook as a bruising runner, Rudolph will test our OLB coverage and their two top receivers are good, as opposed to just Robinson on the Bears.

The Vikings had tons of time in the pocket last night. Defeating them starts with that and stopping the run. Offensively, there should be less overwhelming pressure since I don’t think the Vikings front 7 matches that of the Bears, although they have good rushers. I also think that there are areas of their secondary that can be attacked.

Overall, this will be a different challenge and only step 2 in the growth path. I expect to see more width from the Packers on O this week.

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4thand10's picture

September 09, 2019 at 03:53 pm

Cook has been oft injured through this short career. He 5’10 and 210. He’s a good runner...I’d compare him Aaron Jones somewhat maybe a little more explosive...but I wouldn’t say a bruiser . Henry is from the titans ( who is close to 240lbs and a legit short yardage back is a bruiser. I think the Packs secondary is more than capable to hold Theilan, Diggs and Rudolph .
David Montgomery is And is going to be a really good running back so I think the Pack can contain cook. Cousins isn’t exactly a scrambler and will take chances like Mitch did. Just cause the Vikings looked high powered against Atlanta...doesn’t mean they will look like that against Green Bay. And since Matthews is no longer on the team or under a microscope hopefully there won’t be any gift penalties...especially at home. This team was super close in the scoreboard last year and the Defense wasn’t half of what it is now. If they can at least get a little offense going, I like the Packs chances.

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Branden Burke's picture

September 09, 2019 at 04:17 pm

Rudolph is a little overrated. Middle of the road starting tight end. His stats show that.

We all wanted to burn Jimmy graham at the stake last year. Graham's stats last year were better than 7 of the 8 seasons of Kyle Rudolph's career.

The Vikings o line should be worse than the bears o line. Their defense isn't any better than the bears. Bears are a running team that couldn't run. I hope that bodes well for the Packers vs the Vikings. The biggest difference is cousins, theilan, and diggs are all upgrades over the bears respective players.

Hopefully green Bay doesn't match Tony brown with theilan this game like they did with Robinson last game. Put Kevin king on him and Alexander on diggs. Maybe Josh Jackson can guard Rudolph.

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DragonSilk's picture

September 09, 2019 at 06:54 am

We'll find out how good the defense is this Sunday. Trubisky is terrible, The Vikings looked really good.

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croatpackfan's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:53 am

Viking O is much better than Bears O, no doubt, but I do not think they are so special. They played against lowly Falcons with confused D and Vikings D played against confused O.

Bears D is much better than Vikings D. And I believe if Packers can stop Cook (and I think Packers D can), only question we have how much time Packers O needs to start working...

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Mvlc1's picture

September 09, 2019 at 11:55 am

The "Queens" O-line is no where near the level of the Bear's O-Line. Cousins should be running for his life this coming weekend.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 09, 2019 at 12:19 pm

The Falcons turned over the ball a bunch of times early. That was the difference. I was not as impressed by the Vikings as much as the score indicated.

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Coldworld's picture

September 09, 2019 at 12:53 pm

It’s always hard to judge a team based on one outing, but the Falcons were certainly bad yesterday. If their offense doesn’t fire, their defense isn’t equipped to save them. How much of that was the Vikings is hard to tell, but you can only beat the opponent in front of you. Yesterday the Falcons seemed to make that rather easier than it ought to have been.

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jannes bjornson's picture

September 09, 2019 at 04:32 pm

Falcons lost Lindstrom during the game. Not sure if McGary played.

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Branden Burke's picture

September 09, 2019 at 06:03 pm

When watching that game, all I could think was how bad the falcons looked. They looked like one of the worst teams in the NFL for most of the game. Considering the Vikings only threw the ball 10 times in what was essentially a blowout, I think that solidifies that argument.

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GatorJason's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:50 pm

Ouch, the Falcons reached for Lindstrom (G) who was only two picks after Rashan Gary. Hate to see him injured. It makes me appreciate bringing Gary along slowly and not being so dependent on him for the team's success.

On the other, I'm super psyched about S Darnell Savage (26?). He has all the hallmarks of a difference maker in an area of critical need. No one else on this team can cover sideline to sideline like this kid. If the defense can stay healthy, they are going to be something special this year and not just a one-game wonder.

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Packer Fan's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:14 am

I am liking Rodgers comments about we have a defense. I like the picture of the defensive group celebrating the interception. I like the scene in the locker room and the enthusiasm of the players toward each other and to LaFleur. Things we haven't scene in a few years. We need for the offense to step up their game as the defense won't win every game. But this is a start.

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Dzehren's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:20 am

Vikings ran the ball 38 times and Kirk Cousins threw 10 passes yesterday. That is a far cry from last year.

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dobber's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:40 am

If you watched that game yesterday, the Falcons couldn't hold an edge to save their lives. They got beat on the edge repeatedly for big gains. It's my hope that the Packers investments (the Smiths) will make that much harder for the Vikings to do come Sunday.

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carlos's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:45 am

Preston Smith plays smart, disciplined football. He can hold the edge.

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Spock's picture

September 09, 2019 at 09:16 am

The "Smothering Smiths" and company will be fun to watch this season. Wish I could see the game live here in Tucson but it's not going to be shown locally. :(

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Rak47's picture

September 09, 2019 at 11:18 am

Wanna watch the game free? Here ya go! Make sure to close out all the ads when you click one of the links to the game. Been dependable for me for the last 8 years. Never missed a game when I'm on the road thanks to it. Or at home for that matter,lol. The link won't work for some odd reason on here so just copy and paste it in google search and it will pop right up. Just click on it off the google search page as it should be right at the top of the page.
firstrowsportș.eu

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Nononsense's picture

September 09, 2019 at 02:33 pm

Cant watch the game live? Try nflfullhd.com for hd replays of all games.

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Spock's picture

September 10, 2019 at 10:19 am

Thanks Rak47, I do watch firstrowsports sometimes. Usually only on my old computer as I ran into some computer virus issues the first time I tried it. I know all about the ad problems and usually my AdBlocker does well with it. I've got a crap back so not being able to stop the action for a break is a problem for me as is sitting in a chair for extended periods.

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albert999's picture

September 09, 2019 at 11:38 am

Smothering Smith’s
Love it

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Duke Divine's picture

September 09, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Smotherin Smiths! It's gotta stick!

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DragonSilk's picture

September 09, 2019 at 01:27 pm

Arizona has plenty of Packer bars. There must be one close to Tucson.

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Spock's picture

September 10, 2019 at 10:27 am

Dragonsilk, Unfortunately I'm pretty housebound with my back disability (10 years ago they said I had the back of a 95 year old, I guess it's 105 now, lol). There's a Packer sports restaurant almost literally across the street but I can't sit that long (I haven't been to a movie theater for nearly a decade for the same reason). I have Sirius so I can always listen to Wayne and Larry, though. :)

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michael562's picture

September 09, 2019 at 01:41 pm

No Packer clubs in Tucson?

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Rak47's picture

September 09, 2019 at 11:31 am

Preston Smith balled out on Thursday. Check out Brian Baldingers breakdown and you will see just how much he and the entire defense balled out.
https://www.packers.com/video/film-breakdown-packers-defense-vs-bears-of...

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Dzehren's picture

September 09, 2019 at 09:45 am

Good point. GB needs to set the edge and keep containment.

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Coldworld's picture

September 09, 2019 at 12:57 pm

If you have Cook and it’s working and you are leading, why not? Game shaped perfectly for the Vikes to do that.

It will be interesting to see who our core OLBs are next week. Fackrell isn’t very good at holding the edge. Could we see Gary play OLB and perhaps Kiki active?

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GatorJason's picture

September 09, 2019 at 08:01 pm

If the Packers successfully shutdown or minimize the Viking run game next week, Gute needs to extend Kenny Clark immediately. He is a monster and irreplaceable on the D-line. Signing talented Free Agents from other teams is great, but the Packers need to lockdown elite homegrown talent before they get to the market.

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Wigopack's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:29 am

The Pats tampering drama has yet to be the topic of ANY "popular" sports news source. The NFL is reaching US govt. levels of "accountability". The worst part is, the organization that has been caught cheating multiple times KILLED the Steelers last night w/o their new #1 WR. Are the Steelers that bad? The pats didn't seem to do anything other than dink and dunk (and run) their way down the field just about every possession.

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JohnnyLogan's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:37 am

They've been doing dink and dunk for years. They pass to set up the run. It's predictable and almost impossible to stop, as evidenced by how often they've changed personnel and continued to succeed. Great OL to keep Brady clean and just toss those eight to ten yarders all day. None of this "Have to have a balance between running and passing" crap. Their top priorities are a great offensive line and a QB who can make those precise throws. The system has proven itself into six championships. Why change?

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PackfanNY's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:55 am

I don’t know about great OL. Not saying they aren’t. It is just hard to tell. Brady never held the ball long enough to find out. Ball was out of his hands ASAP. Brady was hardly touched. Steelers couldn’t make a play. Hey if you can’t stop it, the Patriots will keep going for it. Great coaching.

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Tundraboy's picture

September 09, 2019 at 09:31 am

Push comes to shove, they sure as hell play great.
Each year with new moving parts they always seem to play together as a unit.

With health I think we will accomplish the same thing this year.

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murf7777's picture

September 09, 2019 at 08:26 am

Did someone say doink-doink?

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Gort's picture

September 09, 2019 at 03:25 pm

I will discount that comment.

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holmesmd's picture

September 09, 2019 at 11:32 am

In general, you may be correct but there were plenty of deep ball thrown by Brady yesterday. The Steelers looked horrendous. Brady is decisive and gets the ball out quickly. Rodgers dances around for 5-7 seconds and risks getting creamed or throws it away. That must change in 2019. Brady is a statue at this point. If he can get the ball out, Rodgers certainly should be able to.

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Gort's picture

September 09, 2019 at 03:20 pm

The main point of the article is culture and chemistry. 31 teams in the league usually try to dump the cancerous disruptors, but 1 team seems to thrive on them. No way for the league to get rid of that behavior as long as:

1- it doesn't cross into criminal (and too often the league overlooks that)
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2 - any team in the league tolerates (possibly encourages) it.

That team has dodged real sanctions for years. Not easy to prove tampering, so the league puts up a smoke screen with underinflated footballs. They are the chosen ones. Not sure how they manage the difficult individuals, but they thrive on it and keep winning.

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Branden Burke's picture

September 09, 2019 at 06:16 pm

Patriots looked like the best team in the NFL last night. That defense looked absolutely top 5, and they are able to move the ball consistently on offense. Throw in AB and Gronk, that will be a tough team to beat. Probably the second best team they have had outside of 2007.

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optimisticfan's picture

September 10, 2019 at 06:11 am

According to Gronk he isn’t interested in coming out of retirement “right now.” Though he could supply the Patriots with some free CBD oil (his new spokesman job)...then we could have the new low of AB touting the benefits of CBD oil at post game interviews. Why not, I mean you can buy the (unproven fad) CBD oil almost anywhere, even at your local friendly Family Video in WI !

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sam1's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:47 am

Seems Rodgers may not NEED to be the "Leader of the Pack" so much this year! Be fun to watch how it unfolds!

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calabasa's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:48 am

Love that video. So sick of the tug-o-war with MM, Favre drama, etc. love to see good vibes like these- it’s those intangibles that get 110% and maybe another Lombardi!

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Mistergee5's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:52 am

IMO, it appears the players enjoy and like being around each other, resulting in collectively playing as one unit. In previous years, some players seemed focused on individual stats and contracts.

Gute successfully blended veterans and rookies. The speed on defense will surprise teams this season. If we shut down opposing run games, and force the quarterbacks to throw, Savage, Jaire, Amos and the others will feast on the back end!

Looking forward to the season.

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Lare's picture

September 09, 2019 at 09:08 am

I think there were some locker room issues (both players and coaches) in previous years that led to a lack of accountability. Those seem to have been gotten rid of and it looks likes these players are all working & playing hard together.

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murf7777's picture

September 09, 2019 at 03:45 pm

Lare, I agree the last couple of years haven't been the best. What will be really telling with this team is when it meets adversity and how they hold together at that time. It's always looks good when winning.

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PatrickGB's picture

September 09, 2019 at 07:57 am

For the past few years every offseason and even the early part of the season begins with the mantra “ we are going to be more balanced on offense” . But I have yet to see it. There must be some reason why our team seems to avoid the short pass. One reason could be that Rodgers doesn’t like it. Perhaps he knows that his accuracy on short passes is not there. Another is that the receiver is not open. Another could be that the staff has other plans. Whatever the reason I would like to see the team try to utilize the WCO. Like the Patriots have shown, the short pass in the WCO sets up the run.
I watched the Cowboys and Patriots use that to perfection last night and watched what I hoped would be our new offense under LaFlure. Still, hope abounds.

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murf7777's picture

September 09, 2019 at 08:22 am

Patrick....it’s only one game, but I agree, we need those quick rhythm passes. the #1 reason We weren’t successful Sunday was a guy named J. Smith who snifffed out the early short passes we tried. Hope it was just a match up issue and O needing more time to gel.

That D is scary good and we are very fortunate to leave with a win. Thanks to no turnovers. I felt the team who had the edge on TO would win and that came to fruition.

Bring on the Viqueens!

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Coldworld's picture

September 09, 2019 at 12:59 pm

And very good at defending that type of pass and recovering even if they don’t.

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BamaPackFan's picture

September 09, 2019 at 08:54 am

I hope we can break the defensive huddle and set R. Gary as the DE in a 4-3 and surprise the Vikes on a few key run downs. One thing he can do is set the edge. It makes for an interesting twist, and it can't be predicted from the huddle. Heck, he should shift to the down DE during the cadence.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

September 09, 2019 at 11:14 am

Concepts like 3-4 and 4-3 don't apply to the defense we saw Thursday. Thise are base defenses and Pettine lined up the defense in nickel and dime formations all game. Gary get his looks but with the way the Smiths played we don't need him to have a big role.

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Coldworld's picture

September 09, 2019 at 01:01 pm

That could change. Against the Vikings one has to hold the edge. Preston is one side, Fackrell probably is not the best option on the other this week. Could be Gary or Z Smith? Whichever approach I think the snap counts will look rather different.

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Since '61's picture

September 09, 2019 at 09:03 am

It is good to see a young team starting to form their chemistry early. That is a good sign for what MLF can do. Much of being successful is related to being confident. Given our road win and playing our home opener off a mini-bye should have this team flying for the Viqueens game.

Gute stated during the TC that the Packers were trying to build a team with not only the 53 best players but the best 53 who could play well as a team.

One play, one game at a time and so far so good for Gute and MLF. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since ‘61

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Tundraboy's picture

September 09, 2019 at 09:35 am

You are not getting older Since '61 but better. More great points of wisdom.

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Since '61's picture

September 09, 2019 at 10:28 am

Tundra I appreciate your comment. As for not getting older, as soon as I find the rewind button I’ll let you know.
Thanks, Since ‘61

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Tundraboy's picture

September 09, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Yes. Please feel free to pass it along.

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Slim11's picture

September 09, 2019 at 11:19 am

"Gute stated during the TC that the Packers were trying to build a team with not only the 53 best players but the best 53 who could play well as a team."

This a big point. MM and TT were always trying to put the best 53 on the roster. But they forgot the best 53 won't always beat the 53 who play best together.

I enjoyed watching GB beat the Bears and didn't care that the offense was having problems. Watching the defense and JK Scott have a great game was very enjoyable.

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September 09, 2019 at 09:14 am

"Don't bet on the NFL to so much as say a word, let alone look into any potential tampering by the Patriots. The league can't be counted on or trusted to do the obvious and right thing so who can teams count on? The answer better be: each other."

There is absolutely no reason to think NE tampered. Before the NFL starts investigations, it should have at least a scintilla of evidence. There is a standard player contract. It doesn't take very long to reach a simple agreement. The only thing that might have taken some time was deciding on what these incentives might be, and the CBA has a handy list of permissible incentives.

The last sentence as written seems to be an open call for collusion. Teams can't secretly or even tacitly agree to blackball a player. I suspect that Jason meant that the Packers should trust their players, coaches, and front office personnel, and not that each team should trust each and every other team to do the right thing - in this case, not sign AB.

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Matt Gonzales's picture

September 09, 2019 at 12:07 pm

This. The timing is odd, but the Pats showed they wanted Brown when they tried to trade for him. Rosenhaus probably had the Pats on the phone as soon as Gruden/Mayock informed him of their intentions, and likely already had from Brown what he wanted to get in terms of minimum numbers.

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Coldworld's picture

September 09, 2019 at 01:03 pm

Is Brown still subject to suspension for his bust up?

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arizonayahoo07@gmail.com's picture

September 09, 2019 at 01:06 pm

Give me a break Kraft is ruining the nfl...

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September 09, 2019 at 09:40 am

The reason Rodgers holds the ball is that our #2 and #3 receivers aren't quick enough to get open within seconds off the line. Allison was in the slot and never got a throw in his direction. At some point he'll be replaced either by Kumerow or Davis or Adams will go in the slot. But Allison isn't Edelman, or even Cobb. He just can't do it.

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Lare's picture

September 09, 2019 at 09:51 am

It'll come down to matchups against defenders. Allison may do very well in some situations and not so well against others.

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Matt Gonzales's picture

September 09, 2019 at 12:49 pm

I'd argue that in 2016-18, a decent number of the #2-3 receivers were also trying to figure out their route combos as they were running them. This offense looks more complex than MMs but is actually easier in the sense that receivers have set routes, which should help them play faster, get more separation, and get more looks from AR as he is working from the same route combos and not trying to anticipate what decision a receiver will make in their route tree.

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Coldworld's picture

September 09, 2019 at 01:18 pm

You keep trotting out that line, but it just isn’t true. While Allison’s 20 yard split was 4.28, Cobb’s was 4.34. Davis was quicker, and in fact the receiver with the best explosion is MVS with a 20 Yd time of 4.17.

The reason Allison was not targeted likely has a lot to do with where he played. Slot receivers struggle against the speed of the Bear’s coverage. That said, Your argument truly ranks when you start talking about Kumerow being quicker twitch than MVS. Not true at all.

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Brandip's picture

September 09, 2019 at 10:28 am

I love that this story highlights how well the players and coaches get along. Very good day when the national media mill gets closed down. Week two is going to test the Packers for sure. Another divisional rival. I understand the value of a run game. How do the Packers game plan for the Vikings? I think methodical quick passing mixed with play action will soften the defense enough to run the ball effectively. I see a slow start for the Packers if they run the ball first. Either way, Go PACK GO!

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Freezn's picture

September 09, 2019 at 10:55 am

Kirk will have to run the ball as I don't believe he can throw from his back. which will make the Vikes a run only team and I believe our hungry linebackers will feast on Cook. Our defense will be well fed this year. Thanks Gute and Mr. Pettine. We have a pretty fast hungry secondary as well I love this new defense

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Freezn's picture

September 09, 2019 at 10:50 am

I don't know how Kirk will throw the ball from his back all the time during this game. Meet our new hungry defense vikes

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ILPackerBacker's picture

September 09, 2019 at 11:57 am

Johny Logan is absolutely correct. The internet is full of pretend analysis, the BENNY BOY who posted how bad Rodgers judgment is by not completely a pass to Jimmy G for no yards on 3rd and 6. He even linked the play to prove he was clueless. The bear DB is lurking AT THE LINE TO GAIN while Jimmy is at the LOS running on the LOS not vertically. When Rodgers looks to Jimmy the DB accelerates to him. At best no gain.

Rodgers just does the smart thing looks for a better option but moments after that the pocket collapses on him.

The lazy no brainers jump all over Roders...jacka$$ery

https://cdn.theathletic.com/app/uploads/2019/09/08174849/1-BLITZ.mp4?_=1

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ILPackerBacker's picture

September 09, 2019 at 12:04 pm

Ben will, no doubt, put the sack on Rodgers for holding the ball to long....then write more glowing reports of the OL.

FACT: The center 63 gave up the sack. It's on Corey, nobody else. Not that difficult when you are looking for reality instead of click bait

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Coldworld's picture

September 09, 2019 at 01:21 pm

Cory Linsley did not have his best game. In the knee jerk rush to dump on Taylor, this gets overlooked. The line did not play well as a unit and the interior particularly so. Having not been stable during the preseason, it needs time to bed down as a unit.

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September 09, 2019 at 03:20 pm

Why are people surprised. We all knew the short TC presented real problems for both the front office and coaching staffs, and it was going to filtered down to the position groups. That was baked in since the beginning of the new season. To Jason's point, it says a great deal about how this team preformed against a very good veteran team. The rest is fans following lazy press coverage. Taylor was never the issue, he was there at TC the first day, and working out. (The real issue was always Lindsey, the Packers had no real replacement for him, hence working Madison and Jenkins at the center position so early on, and the phony competition between Taylor and Jenkins to slide the media from what MLF was doing. So stupid.) The rest is a timing issue, nothing more. As you say CW, this offense needs to work together, nothing more.

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September 09, 2019 at 02:44 pm

Took me 5 minutes to translate what you were saying. Getting old......

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September 09, 2019 at 04:54 pm

All glory to God through Jesus Christ. The Packers didn't suck until Rodgers said. "I don't think God cares much about football.". God gave the Reggie White and his prayers transformed this team for a long time. I hope Rodgers can thank God.

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Spock's picture

September 10, 2019 at 10:45 am

The only thing worse than political crap in the comments section is this kind of zealot "religious" b.s. Why don't you combine the two (aka: Like when the politicians "offer their thoughts and prayers" to gun violence massacre victims families while pocketing NRA lobby money.) and take both types of comments somewhere else. Go prophesize somewhere else, please. P.S.
: Darwin loves you.

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September 10, 2019 at 03:28 pm

AND..."all for one".

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September 10, 2019 at 08:52 pm

BREAKING NEWS: AB is once again in the spotlight - this time with rape accusations!!! The emails referenced in the article are all over twitter too. Wowowowowow

https://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/2019/09/10/report-lawsuit-accuses-pat...

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