Packers Week 1 Stock Report

The Packers Week 1 stock report is in, see whose stock is rising and whose is falling.  

The Friday morning break room talk dealt largely with how boring of an opening game we witnessed last night.  Of course, everyone who claimed this was a boring game does not have an appreciation for defense and most likely is not a Packer fan.  Packer Nation strolled into work Friday morning with an ear to ear smile because "we have a defense", and its about damn time.  

Yes, I get it, it was opening week and every offensive unit will have to scrape off the rust from not playing since last December but come on when was the last time this defense consistently made plays on 3rd down and forced the opposition to punt? When was the last time the Packers defense sealed the game with a pick in the endzone after the opposition was driving or had a sack on third and long that forced a turnover on downs? (Ask Tramon Williams about picks in the endzone) Yes, Mitchell Trubisky sucks, but this was still one hell of a performance by Mike Pettine's defense.

As I mentioned in "Key Battles" on Wednesday, this game boiled down to the Packers Defense versus the Bears Offense, the Special Teams unit playing solid football, and Aaron Rodgers and the offense making a few dynamic plays.  The Packers did all of these things, and as a result, they captured a win in their season opener on the road. (Which was a pleasant surprise)

After the week one win at Soldier Field here are the players that stood out to me:

Buy, Buy, Buy, These are the players I'm Bullish on:

1. Preston Smith: Every time I looked, it seemed like Preston Smith was pressuring Trubisky and causing utter chaos for the Bears offensive line.  The Smith brothers sealed the win for the Packers in an appropriate fashion by putting young Mitch out of his misery with a double-barrel sack.

2. Adrian Amos: Simply put, Adrain Amos is a better player than Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix, and don't let any delusional Bear fans tell you otherwise.  Amos along with rookie standout Darnell Savage has stabilized the back end of the Packers secondary with their nose for the ball and their ability to make plays.  Amos's Packer debut could not have gone any better as he sealed the win for the Packers with an interception in his return to Soldier Field.  There's nothing better than sticking it to your former employer, and Adrian Amos was able to do that on a national stage.  Bravo! Adrian on a job well done.  The Bears still suck!

3. Mike Pettine: After a rough first couple series, Mike Pettine made quick adjustments which helped shut the Bears offense down for the remainder of the contest.  Being able to put all of his players in optimal positions to succeed with very little game action was nothing short of a heroic feat.  Chug a beer for Mike Pettine.  

4. Darnell Savage:  Let me start by saying I was thoroughly impressed with the rook, and right now, I'm really giddy.  This kid takes calculated risks when going for the ball, he has a high football IQ, he hits hard, and he wraps up ball carriers.  I am really excited for what is to come for Darnell Savage this season.  Number 26 fits him better than 21 did, now we can begin to put Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix and his laughable antics behind us.

5. Jimmy Graham:  Let's face it, everyone buried Jimmy Graham this offseason.  Now, for at least one night, he stuck it to all of us by grabbing a contested touchdown pass in traffic. Cheers to you Jimmy, keep spiking father time into the ground.

6. JK Scott: With five punts inside of the 20-yard line and an average of over 47 yards and a long of 63 yards, JK Scott was the reason the Bears return game was limited and why the Packers pinned the Bears deep in their own territory for much of the game.  Scott's superb punting gave the Packers defense a little bit of extra breathing room in case they gave up a first down or two in a particular drive.  The Bears starting deep in their own territory seemed to energize the Green Bay defense, especially on the Bears final drive.

7. Matt LaFleur: Like Aaron Rodgers said "...It's not every day you get your first win in the NFL".  I'm going to go out on a limb and say this team is excited to play for their new head coach, which was evident by their newfound energy on the field.  That locker room was the most pumped up I've seen it in a long long time.  Who knows where this season will end up, but for the moment, cheers to Matt LaFleur on his first NFL win and for changing the culture of this team with a breath of fresh air.       

 

Sell, Sell, Sell, Players that I'm Bearish on:

1. Lane Taylor: Let me say I am not sticking the fork in Lane Taylor just yet, but for all of you Lane Taylor bashers, feel free to take your week 1 victory lap.  In Taylor's defense, the Bears front seven is out of this world and it's near impossible to consistently contain Aikeem Hicks, Khalil Mack, and Roquan Smith when they're all coming at you.  That being said, Taylor needs to prove very quickly that he is more than just a revolving door.  Remember, Elgton Jenkins is breathing down your neck.  

2. The right side of the Packers O-Line: If Lane Taylor wasn't playing the role of the revolving door, Hicks, Mack, and Smith were speed rushing around Brian Bulaga and pushing aside Billy Turner.  Their efforts in the run game were not much better as the right side of the field seemingly slammed shut on Aaron Jones for the better part of the game.  The right side of the line is sure to be tested next week by Anthony Barr and Danielle Hunter so they'd better kick the rust off, get some air in their flat tires, and play better.

3. Josh Jackson: I have to admit, I thought Gute got a steal when he selected Josh Jackson last year, but he hasn't quite developed as planned to this point.  Couple his slow development with a healthy Kevin King (for now) and an emerging Tony Brown, and it looks like Jackson may be buried on the bench for a while.  My advice to Jackson would be to keep his head up, keep working, embrace a role on special teams, and kill it!

Sound Off:

Which players are you buying or selling heading into week 2? As always, I look forward to the discussion.                      

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David Michalski is a staff writer for Cheesehead TV. He can be found on Twitter @kilbas27dave 

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4thand1's picture

September 07, 2019 at 11:21 am

The best part is, there's a lot more good than bad on this Packers team.

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Daren726's picture

September 07, 2019 at 11:26 am

Our receivers are fantastic Although we haven’t had a chance to really see them yet. But Gutey, whatever you do don’t pick up Antonio Brown please!!

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September 07, 2019 at 03:14 pm

Brown is probably headed to either the Patriots or Cowboys.

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September 07, 2019 at 03:18 pm

Doubt it's the cowboys.. Dak has not been paid yet.. Zeke just got money.. Cooper is the start there

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September 07, 2019 at 06:47 pm

The Cowboys would sign OJ Simpson (now) if they could. Jones loves the attention.

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September 07, 2019 at 11:39 am

I would have to add the fullback position. It was not used at all in the game. I was excited to see Vitale catching passes out of the backfield, running it up the gut on 3rd down, and throwing some punishing blocks. Hopefully the plan is in the works to " Make fullbacks great again. " Until we see it happen the position is a sell.

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HeavenlyRa's picture

September 07, 2019 at 11:39 am

I don't know if I'm quite selling Josh Jackson quite yet. He's definitely more of a rotational guy as of now, but that isn't a bad thing. To compare him to another second round draft pick, he's doing a lot of better things for the team than Josh Jones was doing.

I dunno who to sell in his place, though. Maybe Montravius Adams for how slow his development has been? But he's been solid for what has been asked of him so far last year and this year (looking at training camp).

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Daren726's picture

September 07, 2019 at 11:44 am

MA had a major change of heart and drive after last year. He made a commitment to himself to make it happen and he did. Peyton commented A few weeks ago that he was the most improved guy on the defense. I think he’s a buy not a sell.

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carlos's picture

September 07, 2019 at 08:40 pm

Peyton Manning commented. Just joking. I knew who you meant. Go Pack. !!

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Daren726's picture

September 07, 2019 at 11:02 pm

Yeah, pettin. Damn autocorrect

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Freezn's picture

September 07, 2019 at 11:50 am

Jackson will come around I believe our secondary will be one of the best because we have a very hungry defensive line who love eating quarterbacks

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Minniman's picture

September 07, 2019 at 07:28 pm

The good news for him is that he has a season to work on things. If he can't put it together this year with Williams and Amos as mentors (and a functional front 7) then his future with the Packers may be justifiably limited.

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September 07, 2019 at 02:29 pm

I want to see Josh Jackson at Safety.

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TheVOR's picture

September 08, 2019 at 08:18 am

Ya, article selling on Jackson is a mistake, the dude can play. Lets not forget he's buried in what seemingly overnight looks to have become a super group at DB. Every time Tony Brown was on the field, they went after him and completed a pass. Dude plays with his back to the QB, thats a losing proposition. Josh Jackson looked like a decent prospect. Not sure what happened that has him free falling to the bottom 3 in the room, but they need to get him back on the field, no way he's not as good as Brown, in fact I know better, Jackson is better than Brown. Could be the injury has set him back in the field.

Also you mentioned Adams, he's becoming disruptive all of a sudden. You can see him coming on, glad we have him, glad he's starting to show up. Makes the transition from Daniels that much easier.

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Freezn's picture

September 07, 2019 at 11:46 am

Jackson will come around and this secondary is going to be solid as our secondary will not have to cover long with the pass rush we now have.

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Unglued's picture

September 07, 2019 at 11:47 am

"Of course, everyone who claimed this was a boring game does not have an appreciation for defense and most likely is not a Packer fan."

Amen, Isn't a great defensive effort more impressive than a great offensive performance? Given how everything skews to helping the offense, I'm not amazed when teams score over 30 points, I'm amazed when they don't. Defense and ST for Pack started out shining. Not just doing OK, but both looked stellar. So, great start to season, especially for two units that have been typically maligned.

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September 07, 2019 at 07:53 pm

I second that. I always say if you want watch high scoring games...watch basketball. It’s why basketball is basketball and football is football. I said Graham would prove people wrong...all along. That pic for this article is worth a 1000 words. Ha ha watching a play from a couple yards away...priceless.

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4thand10's picture

September 07, 2019 at 08:06 pm

This was my prediction in the periscope article.

“There was no Aaron Jones week 1, that will be a factor. No spriggs, another factor. I have a ton of confidence in Amos, Savage, Alexander, Brown, maybe even sprinkled with King and Sullivan. Tramon possibly at safety occ. The Bears should be concerned about Pettines D and how Mitch performs...THAT should be a narrative.

Pettine brought the D from the bottom of the heap to above average in 1 season. And there have been boatloads of upgrades on the D since then and it’s year 2. By Pettines track record and witnessing the change, not tipping the hat in pre season...this D has a chance to be top 10. Our biggest gripe for years of Rodgers was having a D that can create stops. Last year they essentially shut Mitch down in the second half.

The Oline is much improved, and an incorporation of a a FB again and the possibility of coaching staff to play to players strengths . Adams, GMO MVS and an unknown slot with Rodgers healthy....could be priceless. Say what you will about Graham....they still have to think about covering him. Think Ha Ha is up to the task? I don’t think this is going to be a one sided ass kicking with a bad news bears victory. I’m predicting a competitive game with maybe even Rodgers pulling a rabbit out of the hat for a possible win. Either way... a close one.”

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Freezn's picture

September 07, 2019 at 11:55 am

Our defense will be well fed as they will be eating a lot of QBs as Mitchell found out. And the scary part of all of this is this defence will get better as it grows together. I would not want to be a QB against this defense

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September 07, 2019 at 09:09 pm

One of the highlights of this game was no injuries on either side of the ball!

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TimBackes's picture

September 07, 2019 at 12:01 pm

I'm buying Gute big time. All of his big defensive free agent acquisitions contributed in a HUGE way Thursday, as well as draft picks of his like Alexander and Savage. Crazy how much different this defense looks over the course of just one offseason.

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September 07, 2019 at 12:03 pm

I'm going against the grain... buy Rodgers, Aaron Jones, and Davante Adams. I know they didn't do what we wanted them to do but I put that entirely on the interior O-line. I know that trio will explode fairly soon, right after Jenkins replaces Taylor and either Turner gets replaced, improves or they scheme around him. I'm buying the Packer offense.

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September 07, 2019 at 05:06 pm

To early to know whether to “buy” the offense (AR, Jones etc). I do have faith they will get it together and improve. Yes the OL has to do better and were partially to blame but “entirely” due to the OL is not close to accurate. Rodgers was just as much at fault on many plays. His delays in snapping the ball and delays in getting the ball out or scrambling too much put a lot of stress on the OL at times. It is unreasonable to expect the OL to hold up that long against the Bears DL. Sometimes it was on Rodgers for poor management, maybe not using his check downs enough, and his inaccurate throws that got them in 3rd and long situations (though the greatest credit goes to the Bears D).

I would love for AR and Jones to be “buys” by week 4. They are not there yet. Hopefully when the Bears come into GB we can “buy” the Packers offense doing more than just enough to beat them.

For now I will buy that both GB and the Bears will have top 5 defenses and give other teams nightmares.

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JHitTheB's picture

September 07, 2019 at 02:54 pm

"It is unreasonable to expect the OL to hold up that long against the Bears DL."

I challenge you to go back and rewatch the game. Count how many times a Bears defender was in his face before he even completed a 3 step drop. The OL play was horrendous. On the plays Aaron actually got protection, GB moved the ball well.

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September 07, 2019 at 05:09 pm

I am not saying the OL wasn’t at fault. It’s just from my first watch I saw responsibility was spread around with the OL and Rodgers both being to blame at times (on different plays). Yes the first two series were predominantly due to the OL getting blown up. Later on Rodgers made some of the mistakes I discussed above. Going into the game knowing the Bears D is likely going to blow back the OL some it should have been imperative to plan to keep the pace up from play to play and get the ball out super quick on short throws.

An example of inaccuracy is Rodgers missing Graham very low on 1st down in the second series hitting his foot. That play allowed the Bears to bring even more pressure on the 2nd and 3rd down, with the packers not making any forward progress. Also, in later offensive series Rodgers was slow getting the ball out and scrambling.

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murf7777's picture

September 07, 2019 at 12:04 pm

When was the last time they only had one or two missed tackles? And all players swarming around the ball so if someone does miss another is there to clean it up.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

September 07, 2019 at 04:15 pm

And fans were complaining that players not even on a 53 man roster were missing tackles in the preseason.

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murf7777's picture

September 07, 2019 at 08:26 pm

JS I have to admit I was one of them after watching last year and the pre season. There wasn’t any evidence to the contrary until now.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

September 07, 2019 at 09:37 pm

Because the starters didn't really play until now. We saw Amos as a sure tackler. We knew Martinez & Alexander could tackle. We knew the Smiths could tackle. We knew Kenny Clark could tackle. I'd say that's a lot of evidence. The ?s were King, Savage, Adams, Lowry. ILB was a concern for CHTV because people thought Pettine would play base defense instead of nickel and dime formations.

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Gman1976's picture

September 07, 2019 at 12:14 pm

It might be too early in the season to sell, sell, sell (especially since the offense is so new), but the defense is buy, buy, buy baby! The only person on defense that shows early signs of sell, sell, sell is CB T.W. who seems a step slow and had key penalties against him. On offense, the early signs of sell, sell, sell include a list too long - you guys are hence put on notice! But since Chicago has a great defense and since the season is young and the learning curve is great for the coach’s new offense you get a grace period.

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murf7777's picture

September 07, 2019 at 08:29 pm

Watch the game again although TW had some not so good plays he also had some really good plays and PFF had him rated high. I think it is easy to find some fault in the DB position as it is the most difficult to play IMO.

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Gort's picture

September 07, 2019 at 12:23 pm

Huge trending up to Gute for his offseason moves.
Hidden in the "buys" above are what could have been "sells":
CM3 - lost contain and allowed Bears a "C - note" on the ground.
HHCD - although he had a pick, he whiffed on several tackle attempts and allowed 2 TDs.

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Qoojo's picture

September 07, 2019 at 12:27 pm

I am at hold until I see an offense, but I would blame anyone for buying now. I saw too many of the same issues on offense from last year, like holding onto the ball too long.

The defense looks great. At the very worst, Rodgers is well suited to playing with a great defense due to his yearly low INT amount. So initial reaction is very positive, but let's see the defense perform at the same level over multiple games, and let's see what happens with injuries.

No matter what, the offense has to get better, and Rodgers has to be more accurate on the short passes. Considering it's the first substantial and actual game time minutes this season for most of the starters, it's reasonable to expect them to get better.

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murf7777's picture

September 07, 2019 at 08:36 pm

Injuries happen to every team we just notice ours more...according to sports facts in the last 4 years packers have had the 5th fewest players go onto the IR.

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Minniman's picture

September 07, 2019 at 10:25 pm

"Rodgers is well suited to playing with a great defense due to his yearly low INT amount"

A really good point Qoojo - and oft overlooked - give the opposition no freebies and make them have to beat you.

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ottscay's picture

September 07, 2019 at 12:41 pm

Bulaga was really solid this game, so I wouldn't include him in your Sell of the right side of the online. e.g. in Bob McGinn's grades he was the highest rated olineman this week. Otherwise I think you are spot on.

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Leatherhead's picture

September 07, 2019 at 01:20 pm

I've seen other accounts that agree with McGinn about Bulaga. Personally, I thought he played pretty well.

As an old coach once told me, "You're never as good, or as bad, as you might look.". I don't expect us to hold every opponent to three points and I think we'll score more than 10. This was one out of 16.

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PackFan619's picture

September 07, 2019 at 04:33 pm

My one complaint regarding this column. Thought Turner was solid as well. Bears line is probably the best in the league. Even Bakhtiari allowed a sack and had a somewhat correctly called hold.

Taylor was pretty bad, but against a great front, I'm not sure you can put a whole lot of blame on the rest of the line.

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September 07, 2019 at 01:02 pm

Buy the speed and aggressive attitude throughout the defense. Shows up in tackling especially, but also disciplined special teams play. When you play with speed and aggression, you avoid lazy penalties. You work harder to be in the right spot so you don't have to reach and hold.

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StantheFan's picture

September 07, 2019 at 01:07 pm

Why are people constantly falsely comparing Dix and Amos? Dix played free safety and was replaced by our first round draft pick Savage. Amos replaced our box safety (strong safety) Brice. They play different positions. The packers replaced both starting safety’s this year.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 07, 2019 at 02:30 pm

Amos was playing free safety on his interception.

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StantheFan's picture

September 07, 2019 at 03:38 pm

That’s not true. He plays strong safety. On the interception the packers were playing cover 2 in the red zone. Both he and savage were responsible for half the end zone. Savage was the free safety on that play.

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September 07, 2019 at 09:19 pm

If memory serves me, Savage blitzed on that play.

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September 07, 2019 at 04:17 pm

Because HHCD plays for the Bears and Amos plays for the Packers. In the offseason the Bears GM Pace claimed that HHCD > Amos. Bears fans all offseason were bragging about how Dix would have a bigger year than Amos becaise Dix made splash plays and Amos didn't. Aka media driven narrative.

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September 07, 2019 at 01:12 pm

I'm not selling anything right now.

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albert999's picture

September 07, 2019 at 01:20 pm

Defense should of got the game ball or Gutey
Rodgers has to get out of the huddle quicker and get rid of the ball faster...a much for next week and the future.
Really lucky to have 10 days to prepare for next game

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September 07, 2019 at 01:21 pm

OL- Taylor Sell. Bahk,Linsey, Bulaga , Buy. Turner Hold. WRs. Adams, Davis, and Mvs Buy, I want these three to start. Defensive unit- Buy Jackson Hold. Scott Buy

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Christian Roussel's picture

September 07, 2019 at 01:47 pm

I dont know what Josh Jackson has done to be on the sell list. He's been hurt all summer and played 3 defensive snaps thursday. So you basically haven't seen him play since last year.

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Since'61's picture

September 07, 2019 at 01:53 pm

David as I recall from your article earlier this week (pre game) you barely considered the Packer defense as a factor until you responded to my post where I stated that the Packers D would hold down the Bears offense with, “Yes ‘61 I expect the defense to give up their usual 27 points.” I am paraphrasing but your take on our defense was not very positive or very detailed.

Nice to see that you have changed your tune.

Buy the Smiths, Clark, Savage, Amos and Alexander on defense and hold everyone else on defense.

On offense buy Bulaga, Bak, Rodgers, T. Davis and Adams. Hold on the rest for now. Taylor is on the edge between hold and sell.

Buy JK Scott. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since ‘61

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September 07, 2019 at 02:10 pm

I don't know about buy and sell, but Scott deserves a game ball and Taylor needs to be replaced before he gets Rodgers injured.

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Since'61's picture

September 07, 2019 at 06:55 pm

Agree on Scott. I’m willing to give Taylor another game or 2 but if he is as bad against the Viqueens as we was against the Bears I would pull him by halftime.
Thanks, Since ‘61

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September 10, 2019 at 01:06 pm

"if he is as bad against the Viqueens as we was against the Bears I would pull him by halftime"; Amen. The arrow is pointing up though on several other accounts. One awesome "discovery" was MLF obviously making O corrections after the first qrt being abismal. They looked like a diff O in the second qrt--give da bear D big kudo's though-they're tough! It's interesting: queen D isn't as good (overall) as da bears, but their Offense is better. I'm thinking Pettine has a plan for queens two major threats: Thelan and Cook-if you corrale them, and GB gets a decent O rhythum (they'll need <21pts) to get the job done. Foreseeing queens running quite a bit and as such will that "slow down" the GB rush game?! Packers 24-13 opening @ home!

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fthisJack's picture

September 08, 2019 at 08:21 am

i would say buy on Martinez and Green...they both played well.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 07, 2019 at 02:31 pm

"Of course, everyone who claimed this was a boring game does not have an appreciation for defense"

I wasn't bored. Not for one minute.

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Tundraboy's picture

September 07, 2019 at 07:49 pm

The last thing this game was is boring. Nerve wracking and exhilirating, yes! I'm still wound up.

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September 07, 2019 at 08:50 pm

I wasn’t bored either. Too pumped up to be bored.

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September 07, 2019 at 03:54 pm

R. Gary didn't look bad either. Almost got to trubisky a few times in limited snaps

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September 07, 2019 at 04:58 pm

I'll give a buy to Davante Adams for being a superstar player at a skill position on offense who is not a diva demanding attention at every turn.
What a blessing!
The guy is great, and I hope he continues to be the focal point of the passing game; and yet, at the same time, I'm hoping we spread the ball around more to other receivers.
Trevor Davis made that nice play toward the end of the game when Adams was forced to the sideline temporarily with an injury.
I think it helps any receiver to be more energized and alert if he gets a target now and then; and it keeps the defense guessing, as well.
I sensed Aaron Rodgers was forcing the ball toward Adams on at least a couple occasions against the Bears.
Definitely highlight Adams, but when the defense keys on him, please be ready to utilize our other guys on the outside or in the backfield.
If this happens, it's going to get exciting on offense, if not exhilarating -- like 2011; except now it seems we have a defense that's stout for the playoffs when push comes to shove.
Autumn and football are two of my favorite parts of life; and having a highly promising Packers squad is like whipped cream on top of pumpkin pie.

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September 10, 2019 at 01:14 pm

Hi again Swisch! good post, i'd only add that pundits who keep claiming GB failed in the draft to get a 2nd WR obviously doesn't know GB's fine WR's! As i've previously posted, GB possesses at least 2 other potential stars in the passing game in G-Mo and/or MVS. Then there is Kumerow, Davis/Shepard and Lazard in the back-up wings.....they can't all be active for games though, someone has to sit. Also, MLF (even in his "youth") employs more passing firepower as he's willing to give the TE's a spin; let's not be surprised if AR throws twice as many check downs to the RB's as well.....

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September 10, 2019 at 03:15 pm

Good to hear from you, hobowilly, when you're not riding the rails.
It's exciting to think about all of the talented players we have at the skill positions on offense, which ones will emerge the most, and how MLF may utilize them with creativity.
I'm hopeful for a lot of fun watching an offense get better and better and better this season. Against the detestable Vikings is a good place to start.

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September 07, 2019 at 05:55 pm

I don't think Jackson is as "buried" as some think, he is valuable in covering TEs in and also in cover 4 and cover 3. I like Tony Brown a lot but he was beat a few times by Allen Robinson, tough assignment, but to say he is clearly better? Not sure about that

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September 07, 2019 at 06:34 pm

The Packers had a very good game against the Bears. The defense looks real, and the kid can do some damage on his punts.

Everything else questionable until proven on the field.

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LeotisHarris's picture

September 07, 2019 at 06:37 pm

I'm selling my harsh and misdirected treatment of this author. David, I am truly sorry for the many caustic comments I've written regarding your work here. You are a young man with a passion for writing about the Green Bay Packers, and I feel badly that I've been overly critical of your writing. I apologize.

Write on, David, and Go Pack Go!

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Jonathan Spader's picture

September 07, 2019 at 09:54 pm

Leotis went soft for David

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ThxJackVainisi's picture

September 07, 2019 at 11:20 pm

Good for you, LeotisHarris.

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DavidMichalski's picture

September 08, 2019 at 03:50 am

Leotis, I appreciate you always keeping me on my toes, it’s taught me to be more reflective in my writing and thought process. I as well have been critical and crude in my responses and for that I apologize. I’m all for a peace accord. Cheers, and Go Pack Go!

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Spock's picture

September 08, 2019 at 09:34 am

"...always keeping me on my toes..." Reminds me of when my second cousin and I ended up working at the same company. He used to crack me up with this comment, "This place always keeps you on your toes...like a high urinal." :)

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September 07, 2019 at 06:58 pm

Amos and Savage buy buy buy! Blake also had a killer game, dude was everywhere. And man you're right I would basically give Lane Taylor away at this point . He got embarrased.

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September 08, 2019 at 11:21 am

How about buying Marcedes Lewis? I'm encouraged by his off season work translating onto the field. He didn't look like the lumbering TE we saw last season. Of course he's still not fast for a TE, but I think he looked faster. Since he's on the field mostly for his blocking ability, his improvement as a receiver can do nothing but help.

Jason Wilde made the point if he had caught that back shoulder pass on the sideline (a very tough grab), he would have exceeded his total catches from last year.

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September 10, 2019 at 03:07 pm

Hi Jack, Lo Jack, no Jack: equaled! He had 3 grabs last year. BTW, IMHO, it just indicates MM hadn't a clue on how to use TE's. You see this....already, one game in!

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