Packers vs Jaguars First Impressions

Packers 27, Jaguars 23 - Packers make it a bit scary, but the defense comes up big when it counted most.

Here we go...

MM on the heat factor: It's hot even for "down here" standards. Our players are on top of hydration, and we need to take care of one another with (playing) rotation."

MM insists the Packers won't have Jordy on a snap count, which I find kind of shocking. Can he really go from zero to sixty once the game starts? Let's see...

Packers win toss and defer.

Lane Taylor watch:  Interesting that Packers first few runs have all been to Lane Taylor's side.  MM making a point? Nice job by Taylor on the 4th and one and solid job overall on the first series.

Packers DBs playing aggressive man.coverage early. Got away with pass interference twice before Burnett gets called for one. 

Burnett shoulder-to-shoulder with Joe Thomas on the Matthews sack, then dropped off. There's that Burnett quasi-LB look we saw briefly in camp.

Davante Adams.... SMH...

Start of second quarter

I love a good second and 10 handoff from your own goal line... 

Packers fans on twitter already writing off this team based on one quarter.

And just like that, Packers drive down the field, Nelson with 3 catches, including a TD and we're back to the 2014 look...

With how shaky Burnett has looked in coverage, I'd like to see even more of him playing in the box.

Mistake Rollins made on the TD catch s trying to be physical with Thomas instead of just out-running him. You're not going to alter Thomas' route. Just try to beat him to the spot.

Was thinking a good old-fashioned double-up would be cool here. Rodgers executes first part with a hard to believe heave to Adams  for the TD.

21-17 Packers

Halftime thoughts:

Lane Taylor has NOT been a problem.

Has there been anyone in recent #Packers memory so insanely inconsistent as Davante Adams?

Run defense has been surprisingly good. Jags not the best running team, but still cause for optimism.

Secondary has looked a bit out of sync against a very good passing offense.

Start of second half:

Lane Taylor finally beat in pass pro by Mahklik Jackson, but Rodgers scrambles right and throws it away. No real harm done.

Martinez and Ryan have been active and both have played well. Looks like going with them as the starting ILBs was the right decision.

Eddie Lacy still looks back way too much when he breaks into the clear. Just keep the ball tucked and run...

Aaron Rodgers being Aaron Rodgers. Lots of moving around in the pocket and throwing on the run with uncanny accuracy.

GB 24, JAX 20

Start of fourth quarter:

This game is going as expected. Packers are the better team but the Jags are firmly in it and probably will be to the end.

Packers finish off a time-wasting (9:14), defense-exhausting drive, but in the end, three run attempts at the goal line fail and they take the field goal for a seven point lead. I could see three straight runs if they were on the one, but that wasn't the case. Not pleased with that sequence.

Plus there was obvius confusion on the third one. Packers OL in obvious Pass Pro and Rodgers with an inside handoff to Starks. Don't know who screwed up but Jordy was wide open on a quick slant route.

Someone tell me why you play 5 yards off of Allen Robinson on 4th and four?

Jaguars making 4th down conversions look easy. Three so far. It's what's keeping the Jags in the game.

Oh, the outside toss to Lacy - the bane of my existence. Rarely works, often loses yardage as it does here and ends up causing the Packers to punt and give the ball back. As one of my twitter followers sais, could have just run Lacy up the gut twice, pick up a first and kill the clock. But that would make too much sense.

My God, Burnett has been awful all game.

#Packers finally get a fourth down stop, when they needed it most. This was way more scary than it needed to be.

Final Score: Packers 27, Jaguars 23

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"Jersey Al" Bracco is the Editor-In-Chief, part owner and wearer of many hats for CheeseheadTV.com and PackersTalk.com. He is also a recovering Mason Crosby truther.  Follow Al on twitter at @JerseyalGBP

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Packer_Pete's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:19 pm

Jacksonville is a below average team, and won't win more than 6 this season. Overall unconvincing win, but in the end it doesn't matter, 1-0, as a win is a win. Could've been 50-0 would still just be 1-0. Hope that this is due to McCarthy teams usually starting very slow and it will get better as the season progresses. But there are some serious problems on this team.

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Chad Lundberg's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:32 pm

Waaaaay too pessimistic there buddy. R-E-L-A-X

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dobber's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:41 pm

I disagree: Jax has talent on both sides of the ball and plays in a division with several weak teams. I think they'll be close to .500 when it's all over.

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Packer_Pete's picture

September 11, 2016 at 07:21 pm

We will see. I think they have a good passing O but no run game that's even close to being good. And Chris ivory won't change much there either. Their D has some talent, but especially their secondary is suspect. House is their best player there in the DBackfield, and he wouldn't start for many NFL teams.
And Bortles may throw the ball well in situations but overall is just ok and will make his share of mistakes. The only reason I think they could be better than 6-10 is their play in a weak division. But I believe they'll go 1-3 vs AFC west and 1-3 vs NFC North. Then they'll have to go to buffalo in winter. Get Baltimore at home, think they'll lose both. That'd mean they have to go 5-1 in their Division to have 7-9...

But even if i'm off a couple games then this is a 8-8 team at best. Not saying they have no talent and in a couple years they may be good but I simply think they will draft high again next year. It won't be every week that they can keep their 4th down conversion rate that high...

Just my humble opinion but we shall see at the end of December who is right...

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JerseyAl's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:46 pm

Jacksonville is no longer a below-average team. Years of high draft picks has changed that. Add Myles Jack and Chris Ivory, they are not a laughing stock any more.

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Turophile's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:25 pm

Jax has a good chance of a better than 50-50 season. The patience their owner has shown is due a payback. It didn't come against the Pack, but it will, oh yes it will.

Well played the Packers, in the only game this year I had them down as losing.

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GVPacker's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:47 pm

Agree Al their QB B Bortles threw for over 4000 yards and 34 TD passes last year and along with those high draft picks their owner is willing to spring for Free Agents. They aren't Doormats anymore. Considering this was a Road Game in the late summer Florida heat this was a Good Game for the Packers!

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Packer_Pete's picture

September 11, 2016 at 07:26 pm

I don't think they are a laughing stock. There is talent on that team. But still think they'll be a below average team this season. Chris Ivory is not a difference maker IMHO. For Jack the jury is still out of course. But their secondary is suspect. Their OL is below average especially running the ball. They do not have that easy a schedule playing AFC West and NFC North, going to Buffalo end of November and playing Baltimore home besides the Division games. I simply don't believe they will finish better than 6-10.

But i'd trade their WR for the Packers WR for sure...

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NickPerry's picture

September 13, 2016 at 06:28 am

"But I'd trade their WR for the Packers WR for sure".

I wouldn't go that far Pete, but I would have settled for Allen Robinson who was taken in the 2nd round just AFTER Davante Adams. Cant get them all I guess, but Robinson on this team puts them at 2011 status.

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GVPacker's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:21 pm

It's a win on the road in Florida in September! Packers D Steps Up!

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Farts_After_Wins's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:22 pm

*poot*

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DrealynWilliams's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:32 pm

Happy to hear from you again

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paxbak's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:23 pm

Stream of Conciosness observation

Packer d has to get off the field early today
Lacy need to make an early decision pon first run - not an outside runner
Love the decision for early 4th down conversion - time to test that new short yardage offense
Good sign when Arodge is comfortably on the run again - shows respect for our receivers again.
If you make a challenge successful, you should be given it back
Looks like Randall got away with a PI
Stupid PI on the 3rd and 12 by Burnett - let him catch it 11 yards short
I think Clay matthews is playing the outside again - SACK!!
WHy is lacy in the game on 3rd and long? We at least need a blocker back there
Hate to see Rodgers miss his man by so much - Accuracy was bad last year particularly on deep balls.
We need long drives to keep the defense off the field - especially today
At least the defense didn’t waste a lot of energy on the 1st TD - clean it up
Interesting they are running behind Lane Taylor early
Same old third down conversion problems early
Same old Devonte Adams problems early - a good receiver catches that ball
Three and outs on offense are going to kill this defense today
At least the punfer has good early returns
Florida Sun is killing our punt return game - I have never seen anything like it before
Offense looks terrible!!!!!! Three straight 3 and outs!!!! 2015 continues…..
Where is Cook on these third downs? All manageable
Matthews blitzing from the middle on 3rd and long
Peppers invisible on D early
Good no call on the supposed defensive hold - Gotta let them play
I hate the NFL has eliminated the kickoff - turn it into a punt
1st down running away from Lane - don’t know if it means anything
I don’t know if I would be running hurry with the defense on the
It’s official Jordy is back!!
Great drive!!
No passes to the middle of the field all on the outside
Overall great run D in 1st half considering Pennel is out
Great throw catch by the bad guys before half - almost got there with the rush, rollins didn’t finish off the coverage
Bad call on the PI before half - one for the good guys
Are you kidding me!!!!!!! Adams from Rodgers - He makes up for early drop - would like to see another angle to see what Rodgers was looking at.
Halftime - Packer ball 2nd half - pray for long drive
Overall not a great 1st half - if not for the bad PI call before half and improbable play, we are down by 3 or tied.
Lane Taylor holding up so far - I’d like to see more Peppers in the 2nd half - Mr invisible so far.
1st third and 5 or less conversion of the season comes on 1st drive of 2nd half
Followed by great hands 3rd and 10 conversion by cobb - accurate pass on that play goes for a score - lead him Aaron!!
Richard Rodgers doind what he does best - hands - receivers making plays
Great drive to start the half - keeps D off of the field - FGs won’t win this game though
Where is Cook in the red zone? Over the middle
Hoping Cobb is OK - help off the field doesn’t look good
Mason is still dialed in!!
Half Time adjustment for the D - covered the screen
Why aren’t our WRs that open over the middle - Hurns big play - Gunter the victim
Good no call on that 3rd and 7 on Shields - FG Jags
Cook 1st catch for 7 - Rich Rodgers would have gained 2 on that play
The Ripper with his 1sr play - Fullback clearly being phased out
Lacy with his 2nd big play of the day - causes winded defense to burn a TO - great start to this second half keeping the defense off the field while making their defense stay out there. Need to finish with TD
Cobb was open on end zone pass - just missed
2nd favorable offsides penalty
Great gutsy run by Cobb!!! Right into the teeth of the line to pick up the 1st down
Wow!! No passes in three straight plays from inside the 10 - disappointing - TD wins the game there
Lots of body blows to the JAX defense on that drive - other than the non TD - couldn’t ask for a better drive - lots of plays - our defense should be fresh now for the stretch
Not time for trickery by JAX - Cost them 7 yards
Waste of a sack with back cross blitz - big play to Robinson 1st down
Is Peppers even playing?
Nick Perry - Big Play!! Gotta convert 4th down defense!!
Love to see a team using 2nd half time outs early that is NOT the Packers - amazingly we still have three with 7 min left
Perry with the big play on defense - time to run out the clock and go home - need to convert 1st dows and keep the clock moving - Cmon Pack!!!
Don’t know why teams allow for a free 25 yard line spot on kick off - kick it high and defend is the play - most will end inside the 20
On 2nd and 2 trying to run clock why pitch from shot gun? - line up FB and pound it out - terrible call!! We had them there!!
Take a delay!!!! What a debacle here - terrible!!
Awful series for the game winner!!!!!!!!!!!!
Defense has to win it - shouldn’t be this way with our offense - Need a turnover - probably not going to stop them in four downs
Probably a little Interference on that pass to Robinson by Randall - can’t say we haven’t gotten calls
Can we stop a 4th down play today? Holding - Terrible call on the defensive holding - not sure D has any more left
Not Shields - concussion probably based on how he went down
4th down? Can we? For the game? Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shouldn’t have been this close - overall this was a team win - we needed every inch and every call (except for the bad holding call on 4th and 14)

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marpag1's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:24 pm

I got kinda ripped a few weeks ago for saying that this year's Packer squad was looking uncomfortably similar to last year's squad. Yeah, still feel that way....

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RobinsonDavis's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:32 pm

Agree, marpag. But, it is early. I would love to see a statement game next week to set the tone for the season. But, I would think the Pack is not going to open up the playbook until late.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 11, 2016 at 06:27 pm

The play calling still does. I really wish they would work in the kind of stuff they did on the last two drives of the 1st half early in the game instead of waiting to adjust.

BTW, anyone else think that Jerod Cook was way too small a piece of the game plan?

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chugwater's picture

September 11, 2016 at 05:43 pm

In this day and age with reduced offseason practices and starters sitting in the preseason, the first couple weeks of the regular season will be more mistake prone until teams get into synch.

Jordy will get more reps. His timing with Aaron will get better. The secondary will improve. And so on...

We rave about the 2014 season, but no one mentions the dud of an opener we had in Seattle. It's a process.

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Burton Whitlow's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:26 pm

Offense looks the same as last year - too predictable - once again the middle of the defense is SOFT - but a win is a win. The Packers will need to clean things up before next week or it could be real ugly!!!! Go Pack Go!!!

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PaulRosik's picture

September 11, 2016 at 06:56 pm

The offense did start slow. But the D gave up 48 yards running for the entire game, so I am not sure what middle you were watching that was soft.

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Burton Whitlow's picture

September 11, 2016 at 10:37 pm

I was watching the middle of the field where receivers were wide open once again - the run D did there job - maybe I should have more specific

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holmesmd's picture

September 12, 2016 at 01:17 am

You do realize that they stopped the run, right? They had trouble covering but the defense won this game.

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GVPacker's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:26 pm

Still not sure about the Packers Run D, Jags were without Chris Ivory.

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DrealynWilliams's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:36 pm

It's so inconsistent because we have inconsistent ILB play.

The Run Defense definitely had some bright spots this game. More positives than negatives for sure.

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PaulRosik's picture

September 11, 2016 at 06:57 pm

jags had 48 yards running.

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GVPacker's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:28 pm

Sam Shields, looks like another Concussion that's not good!

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RobinsonDavis's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:33 pm

Did he not come back into play? I missed that, but don't think he was there now that you have my attention.

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GVPacker's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:37 pm

I saw Shields go into the locker room with the Doc before the last few plays!

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Chad Lundberg's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:31 pm

Offense is back.

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Chad Lundberg's picture

September 11, 2016 at 07:07 pm

They started off 2014 slow too. EVeryone was panicking. I guarantee you my left arm this offense will turn into one the best in franchise history, just watch.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:52 pm

Back to the same stuff as last season? Yes, I agree.

This game was won by the defense.

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Since'61's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:35 pm

More of a nail biter than it needed to be. Defense finally made the stop at the end. Toss to Lacy on 2nd and 2 was ridiculous. Run straight ahead and let Lacy fall forward for 2 yards. This defense still needs to make stops after offense takes lead. In 2Q Packers go up 14-10 and defense let's Jax come back and take lead. 3Q Pack goes up 24-17 and defense allows long FG drive. They did make 2 stops in the 4Q to hang onto the win but it should have been a lot easier. However given the heat and the fact that it's Sept football I'll take a road win any time. Taylor did OK at LG. 1-0! Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since '61

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dobber's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:37 pm

How many people had Tim Masthay flashbacks on that last punt? Come on, man!

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Since'61's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:00 pm

Dobber - good pickup. I thought the same. Just when we needed a 45+ yard punt Schum becomes Masthay. He could have really helped out the defense with a good punt at that point. Fortunately, he was fine with holding, Crosby was right on. Thanks, Since '61

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NashvilleCheesehead's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:01 pm

Taylor was just fine -- did his job. Repeat after me, "Taylor is OK. We are going to be OK in our post-Sitton world."

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dobber's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:37 pm

Morgan Burnett looks like he hasn't played much in the last several weeks. I think this trickled down throughout the secondary. Seemed like Gunter was getting beat more often than not. Still, this was a game they would've lost a year ago. Offense looked much better at times. Got enough plays to win.

On to Minnesota...

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GVPacker's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:41 pm

Nice to see A Rod with a lot of time in the pocket on the road!

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RobinsonDavis's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:16 pm

Agree, line protected fairly well, but Aaron's feet are so important to our game-plan and he was out of the pocket (as usual) quite a bit. What I really liked, was seeing the timing passes improve with Jordy. They seemed very off the first couple of passes, but Jordy and Adams catches (what a throw!) seemed to energize the team for awhile.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:16 pm

I saw little timing between AR and Jordy. On the TD pass, Jordy sat down in a soft spot, AR saw him just in time and threw a laser, but there was no timing as in route timing involved. AR's feet were incredibly important - he ran for a TD and some other gains, which we really needed.

MM is going to cost us a game sooner or later.

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DrealynWilliams's picture

September 11, 2016 at 07:14 pm

Damn, Reynoldo. You must have enemies here.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 12, 2016 at 02:20 am

LOL. I think the 6 downvotes are for the comment about MM. My comment really was about the failure to use the middle of the field again, despite now having some weapons. Again I watched RR tip toeing the sidelines (why, oh why?) and didn't see Cook running the seam. People are very touchy about criticism of TT and MM just now.

It could have been about Nelson too, but I think most would acknowledge the justice of my comment about Nelson not looking like a #1 WR. Timing was off btw AR and Nelson, but the important thing is he ran some real routes, made some cuts, caught some passes, got hit, and got up. On the TD, Jacksonville was in a zone; Nelson just settled in a soft spot. Had AR seen Nelson a second earlier, it would have been an easy pitch and catch, but instead AR threw a laser that just beat a breaking DB and Nelson showed good concentration and hands and snagged the pass while diving sort of sideways to create separation.

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NickPerry's picture

September 13, 2016 at 06:34 am

I gave you a "Thumbs up" TGR... I thought it as a pretty accurate assessment of what happened Sunday, especially your comment on MM.

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al bundy's picture

September 11, 2016 at 07:32 pm

Oh please the game the game i watched he scrambled for his life on 70% of the plays. He was miraculous and needed to be.

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LASVEGAS-TOM's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:44 pm

GB was -3 1/2 at Station Casino's. The over was 47. They covered both. Oakland was +3, the over was 51. They covered both. Thank You!!
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RobinsonDavis's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:17 pm

Congrats!

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Tarynfor12's picture

September 11, 2016 at 07:11 pm

Like I said. ...take Jac and the points which I did days ago when I got 5.5 also had Oak on money line....thank you Del Rio.

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LASVEGAS-TOM's picture

September 11, 2016 at 07:54 pm

Tarynfor12, Way to go. You had it picked right from the start. Couldn't believe the end of the Oakland game. I think I heard you screaming!!
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LASVEGAS-TOM's picture

September 12, 2016 at 03:48 pm

Tarynfor12 Start thinking of next week. I think I might ride Oak again. Something is going on there. I don't think I can bet GB @ -2 1/2, but let's go over the games later in the week.
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Idiot Fan's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:48 pm

Toss sweep needs to die a horrible death. Treat it like Rasputin - poison it, shoot it, and drown it in the river.

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JerseyAl's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:51 pm

At least for Lacy - just not his strength running east-west.

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RobinsonDavis's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:51 pm

At least on 2nd and one!! Sheesh!!!

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marpag1's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:20 pm

Nah, it doesn't need to die a horrible death, just so long as it dies.

It's like the old carnival shooting gallery... big fat juicy ducks slowly parading from left to right, and everybody gets to take their shots and win a prize.

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Idiot Fan's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:16 pm

I want it to suffer before it goes.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:18 pm

LOL. I want the guy who keeps calling it to suffer.

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EdsLaces's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:50 pm

Jake and Blake are going to be pretty solid as the season goes on. Rollins is not as good as we all tHoughton. Can't cover can't tackle.....Guinn and the DL as a whole looked pretty good. Hope Sammy is ok. Would have liked to see some more out of Cook. How about that HHCD??!!

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Idiot Fan's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:18 pm

Shields was horrible in week one last year but awesome for the rest of the year. Give Rollins some time.

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DrealynWilliams's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:45 pm

Also, gotta take into account who he was manned up against. At some point we have to realize every Packer isn't the best in the league at his position and give the opponent some credit.

Randall and Rollins got beat, but they also made some nice plays throughout the game. Now, if they play the same way against the Vikings, Lions or Titans, then we should be concerned.

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September 11, 2016 at 04:57 pm

I have no doubt that Randal is a gamer. But last year I thought Rollins' tackling left alot to be desired now I think he is poor in coverage as well.....we need shields to be on the field.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:55 pm

Rollins stepped up on the last drive when it mattered most. How you finish is more important than how you start.

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al bundy's picture

September 11, 2016 at 07:35 pm

Rolli s sucked. Teams will be drolling if he is on the fieod. There tallest biggedt guy will be lined up agaisnt him until he proves he knows what is goining on.

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chugwater's picture

September 11, 2016 at 05:52 pm

Exactly. Give up on Rollins after one bad game given solid performance last year? Have a little faith. Geez.

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Oppy's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:49 pm

need more data to form conclusions.

Damn autocorrect. not "data", should read "Viking Blood".

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RobinsonDavis's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:22 pm

Funny...thinking the same. The playbook on O was pretty vanilla (which I expected it to be, prior to the Vikings). Should have pointed out earlier that Rip really rocked a few guys and helped Lacy on one long run.

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MarkinMadison's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:54 pm

Pass coverage by ILBs looked better v recent years.

I thought we would see more from Cook.

Lane Taylor held up fine against good competition.

I think the Jags are a good team. Can't agree with many posters above who think that this was a poor win against an easy team. This was a road win against a team that is going to compete for its division.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:21 pm

Jags look 8-8 in an easy division. Just a decent team, nothing more. I had a higher opinion before I watched them. Jack is lost right now - if he can play at a high level, particularly if it is at MLB rather than weak LB (where he looked better), that could turn the D into something.

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September 11, 2016 at 05:02 pm

I totally agree. The Jags are a good team and they are ascending for sure and it was 105 degrees on the field.

I just still have issues with the offense. I think the concepts have not changed sufficiency to force more Zone. McCarthy is too stubborn, he needs to return to being the flexible offensive mind of 2010. I wish we could go back and look at that Packers Patriots game. It's a completely different level of creativity.

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DrealynWilliams's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:58 pm

Let's look at the good and not so good.

Good:

Pass Pro
Eddie Lacy
Run Defense (No, Ivory wouldn't have made a difference. We had how many TFLs? Yea.)
Aaron Rodgers
Tackling

Not so good:

Inconsistent ILB play (excluding Joe Thomas)
Offense in the clutch (poor plays/execution)
Inside pass rush
Passing game (still synchronizing?)
Did James Starks do something wrong? 4 carries??

I don't know what some of you expect in game 1, but I'm excited for this team. Outside of our Offense's last possession and 1 other Red Zone failure (O- Line fault) I am pleased with the performance. It's Week 1 and The Jags aren't a talentless team. Give them some credit. I can't fully blame any of our DBs today. They went up against a helluva trio and only gave up 1 TD.

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RobinsonDavis's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:11 pm

Well stated, Drealyn! I would point out that the O seemed to gas-up once Jordy's timing with Aaron started clicking and the sensational throw and catch by Aaron and Adams.

Our Offense left the defense in some precarious field position for a while, so give them credit too.
Thumbs up to:
Thomas, Datone, Perry, Matthews, and Randall(don't forget Haha's big hit either). Also, unsung were Guion and Daniels, who must have played a large number of snaps.
ILBs played better 2nd half.
LIttle worried about the coverage of Morgan & Gunter. Not so much about Rollins....yet. Pass rush has to be more consistant and with no need to blitz as much.

Offense....my biggest concern besides the play calls late, was the 4 potential delay of game penalties (we took 2 TOs) including one to open the 2nd half?

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DrealynWilliams's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:31 pm

Yeah, that delay of game at the start of the 3rd and back to back timeouts late into the 4th is ridiculous. Rodgers knows better.

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al bundy's picture

September 11, 2016 at 07:39 pm

Do you not watch much football? Lacy is the guy.mm loves him,. Bid bulky pounder. He hates fast and quick.

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holmesmd's picture

September 12, 2016 at 01:32 am

You always seem to hate on Thomas but I think he was one of the defensive stars of the game! How do you figure he was "bad"? Huh? SMH

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holmesmd's picture

September 12, 2016 at 01:32 am

You always seem to hate on Thomas but I think he was one of the defensive stars of the game! How do you figure he was "bad"? Huh? SMH

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 12, 2016 at 02:26 am

Holmes - what are you talking about? Drea and Robinson both praised Thomas. Even Bundy didn't mention Thomas. I think you may have misread somewhere or this is a reply fail (i.e., meant to be a reply to another post).

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September 12, 2016 at 10:32 am

It's a fail. That's one of the posters that no matter what I say they'll find something negative to say or just flat out dislike it. But aye, no biggie.....

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RobinsonDavis's picture

September 11, 2016 at 03:55 pm

Agree with you Al on many points. I really think that if the Jags would have tied the game we actually would have been 2nd guessing the 3 runs after 1st and goal from the 9? Then the toss sweep call on 2nd and one.
As it is, we won against a much better team than most are giving credit to.

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chugwater's picture

September 11, 2016 at 06:10 pm

Agree. We could have won it easily. TD instead of FG on 3-run first and goal (audible miscommunication on 3rd down). No one has mentioned this yet, but Cobb gets a TD if he doesn't bobble the catch on the 20 yd. That's an 8 pt differential if we had executed properly.

Those things will work themselves out as the season goes on. Same thing with Aaron to Cook and Jordy. It's just Week 1. Lot of upside.

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al bundy's picture

September 11, 2016 at 07:41 pm

Why would you not second guess it? Youve got rogers, jordy, cobb endzone. Just like seattle playoff, you never used your weapons, it was lacy left lacy right, field goal.

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zeke's picture

September 12, 2016 at 03:40 am

At least they made the FG, which is nice.

Your boy Blair Walsh looks like he's settled into playoff form, what with the missed FGs and XP. You have to like the fact that Rick Spielman isn't satisfied with just crapping the bed. He insists on rolling around in it, too.

Skol!

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September 11, 2016 at 03:55 pm

AR had pretty good time usually. Expected more out of the WRs. Jordy played, nothing special other than playing, getting hit, etc. Adams got open a bit, great catch and a drop, maybe two. Cobb rather disappointing, thought he had a drop too. Not sure how many snaps Abby, Monty, etc., got.

Martinez looked pretty good, Ryan looked okay, much better than the last preseason game. Multiple PI calls not made against Shields, Randall. Burnett looked shaky - has trouble in coverage like I predicted. Pass rush didn't strike terror in Jacksonville; mostly coverage sacks. Run D better than I anticipated: heck, a lot better than I thought it would be. Hurns, Robinson, Thomas stats all will look fine.

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September 11, 2016 at 03:58 pm

Sorry double post. Thomas looked like he belonged. Taylor fine in run blocking; okay in pass pro with a couple (3) hurries. Punter looked like Masthay when the pressure was on, lucked out when a holding call on that punt added 10 yards.

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DukeDivine's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:01 pm

Burnett play and penalties almost cost them, but didn't. Good win! Don't turn it over and the vikes aren't moving the ball!

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Point-Packer's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:05 pm

I miss "Gut Reactions"

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:27 pm

That is kind of pointlessly insulting, as First Impressions is the same concept as Gut Reactions; it is a direct replacement. Regardless, Nagler has a paying gig and is unlikely to write many Gut Reactions.

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ray nichkee's picture

September 11, 2016 at 05:25 pm

Many of us will miss gut reactions. You kind of sound like a dick to Al and his efforts to his articles. Maybe you can rephrase that, explain yourself, or just not comment at all.

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Point-Packer's picture

September 11, 2016 at 06:10 pm

How about I state that I thought this blog post was rambling unintelligible jibberish?

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ray nichkee's picture

September 12, 2016 at 03:34 am

Jackass, go somewhere else then. Have some got damn respect. Kids these days.

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Point-Packer's picture

September 12, 2016 at 07:18 pm

I believe in calling a spade a spade. And this blog post was at best incoherent.

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PaulRosik's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:17 pm

A win is a win. And in the NFL a road win is as good as gold. But there were some wtf moments there at the end.

2nd and 2 and you run a pitch sweep to the slowest lead back in the NFL? Then two timeouts in a row? Then a crappy punt? Then a hold on 4th and long?

The Pack was not watching out for my blood pressure today. But they got a road win. So its all good in the end.

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September 11, 2016 at 04:19 pm

Pitch to Lacy was definitely a WTF moment. Hate that play. Can't believe it's still in the playbook. Never works.

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TommyG's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:35 pm

yet MM contends that he is in no way a "conservative coach".

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September 11, 2016 at 05:03 pm

He absolutely is a conservative coach.

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ray nichkee's picture

September 11, 2016 at 05:31 pm

He does go for it on 4th down alot. How about the onside kick to open the 2nd half in the superbowl? He certainly won't give up the whole playbook in week one. He's better than run, run, pass mike sherman. That being said he will make some predictable conservative calls but all coaches will.

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ricky's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:25 pm

Has there ever been anyone as insanely inconsistent as Adams? James Jones for his first few years with the Packers. Drop some easy catches, then make an impossible catch.

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wimiller's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:26 pm

the only unpredictable call Mac made inside the oppenent's ten was not running Kuhn.

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stockholder's picture

September 11, 2016 at 05:40 pm

Pretty close to the way I saw it. I don't agree on Thomas. That middle was to soft against the pass. Not to mention a holding penalty that kept the drive going. Same problem that has not been fixed yet. And when they blitzed with the ILBs it was pointless. (Except when Mathews went inside! Adams still cannot catch above his shoulders. He's still a bread Basket WR. Jordy Nelson is exactly what these Packers did not have last year. Stability with A-rod that kept him relaxed. And Cobb was the beneficiary. A-rods feet were excellent. But a clear TD miss to cobb and 2 - 1st downs to Nelson. TEs still not in Game plan enough for me. Still not impressed by the running attack. The elephants had some nice plays. But this defense has to get better. I'll give the offense more Time. It was good to see Bahk in there. An ugly win. Footnote: I got to watch Sitton on another screen. He was terrific.

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September 11, 2016 at 07:20 pm

DT, nice post. I would add, Shields got beat too on a double move to the back corner of the end-zone that was incomplete. I suspect we will work on that this week. But our I like our DBs to be aggressive rather than sit and react.

Stock liked your post too. Your point on over the middle is taken, but Thomas was in very good position several times when he was in there. Jags tended to test , Ryan, Burnett, Gunter, and Martinez when throwing the majority of those passes. Correct me if I am wrong, but I saw Thomas only on one.

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September 11, 2016 at 10:35 pm

Your right on the majority. But I saw thomas #48 several times in the 4th. 1 holding call. But my biggest problem still with him is no Rush.. He's to small. It's just a waste of time. I wish I could tell you he'll be the next mathews. But thats just not true. Ryan had 6 tackles, and really got better as the game went on. Martinez was slow , I thought. Too carful. I felt most of the ILBs were around the plays , just Mathews was in the play. You could see the difference in the defense when mathews moved around.

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GVPacker's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:37 pm

A Rod did his Brett Favre Shovel Pass Impression. Not so good, let's bury the shovel! Jacob Schum did his Tim Masthay crunch time Shank Punt Impression he's got that down pretty good.

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September 11, 2016 at 04:45 pm

The Packers looked like last year's version. Good enough to beat Jacksonville, but they're going to have to go up a level to do more than that.

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ray nichkee's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:45 pm

Overall ok considering the starters didn't get to play much until now. I hope burnett was just rusty. I wasn't giving bortles enough respect. What the hell was mccarthy doing wearing long sleeves under his shirt?

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September 11, 2016 at 04:53 pm

Good Point #66 A Rod and jordy Nelson are a little rusty from not playing much in the preseason they will only get better!

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GVPacker's picture

September 11, 2016 at 04:55 pm

Yea long sleeves and it was white, doesn't he know you're not supposed to wear white after Labor Day! LOL!!!

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Kyle Graham's picture

September 11, 2016 at 05:00 pm

Big win on the road... I'll take that all day. On to the Vikings.

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Otto's picture

September 11, 2016 at 05:16 pm

It seems like the Packers' O starts the season in fits and sputters since they stopped playing them in pre-season (the last 2-3 yrs?). It seems to take them 2-3 games to get going.
Fortunately, next week they face a team that missed 3 field-goals and whose offense didn't score a TD.

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PETER MAIZ's picture

September 11, 2016 at 05:30 pm

The team needs to develop that rhythm. I didn't see much of Cook, though. But let's all be positive,Jordy being back will help the offense. And, yes McCarthy is too conservative. It's better to put them away quickly than to gamble for the last five minutes.

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dobber's picture

September 11, 2016 at 06:37 pm

Cook's biggest play of the day was the PI he drew over the deep middle on Cyprien.

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September 11, 2016 at 05:45 pm

I had a feeling this game may end up tighter then most thought.

Jaguars are an up and coming team. Playing them the first game of the year in that heat is no joke.

Very good tough win. Were there mistakes, yes. Do they have things to improve on, yes. Overall though a good way to start the season. With a victory on the road.

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September 11, 2016 at 07:20 pm

Seems like more Jax players were cramping than Packer players. My biggest fear was the heat. I've seen when the Packers have looked like shit in these types of games in the past. This is their 3rd game on the road with the 2 pre season games. That stadium had a lot of empty seats, guess their fans couldn't handle the heat. Rusty but 1-0, I'll take it. The Packers made this closer than they should have.

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September 11, 2016 at 07:30 pm

An ugly win for sure, but then I like close games. Maybe not this close but it does make the game more exciting. I'm happy knowing I was wrong about our run D and O-line........so far anyway. I hope pass protection up the middle gets better along with clock management
Time out/time out...really...lol...that was more embarrassing than the Masthay punt or some of the questionable play calls.
Still a good game against a hungry team.
Go Pack!!!

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al bundy's picture

September 11, 2016 at 07:48 pm

Rogrs and cook were kept in to block. Rogers scrambled most plays due to pourous o line.

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Rossonero's picture

September 11, 2016 at 08:56 pm

From the season ender in Arizona to this one, the Packers always seem to find a way to make it terrifying / interesting.

Happy with the win, but lots of work to do. I hope Shields is OK and we escape relatively unscathed since health has not been on our side the majority of the past 5-6 years.

There's always a lot of overreaction in week 1, good or bad. Lots of football left to play, now it's time to spoil the Vikings party next week.

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