#PackersDaily: Everything they want is right in front of them

Aaron chats with Packers fans worldwide about the Packers win over the Panthers and the path forward to the playoffs.

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cpabandit's picture

December 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

After watching the Packers all season and then watching the Chiefs/Saints game last night I cannot see the Packers beating the Saints with their defense. The Niners beat the Packers in the NFC title game because of their defense shutting down the Packers offense. Certainly Pettine's brain farts didn't help the Packers either but the Saints defense were destroyers in the Chiefs game yesterday. Every player knew their job and performed their job. Covered their man, made their tackles, didn't run around like the Keystone Cops (ie Green Bay). If the Chiefs don't repeat, the Saints will be the SB winners. I am as big a Packer fan as anyone, but I'm also realistic.

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 21, 2020 at 12:56 pm

"I am as big a Packer fan as anyone, but I'm also realistic."

You do know that sentence just brought the 'Torch and Pitchfork' anti-realist Gestapo upon you.
: )

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wildbill's picture

December 21, 2020 at 02:15 pm

You do realize we beat the Saints this year in their house. I know it was early in the season but shows we can hang with them

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 21, 2020 at 02:42 pm

The Saints were without Thomas, and though his season doesn't reflect a huge loss, it would still have been an issue for GB to contain him. What a team has done since the matchup is of no matter, many here determined that a .500 team when played isn't a winning team at that moment. The Saints have beaten a winning team, TB, while GB has not, unless you need to count NO based on after match record, then both have one win against winning record teams.

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The Saints while having only 18+ minutes of offense, did what GB will not do in the same situation, be in the game and lose by 3 points to KC. GB will not finesse themselves to an SB victory, much less being a participant. Take the Division Title and possible NFCCG loss as the limitations of their continued success, but no more until proven otherwise.

How many 'deja vu all over again' do we need to endure, before the obvious is faced with a solution.

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Tundraboy's picture

December 21, 2020 at 03:29 pm

Anything can happen. No one, and I mean no one expected the Jets to ever have a lead yesterday, let alone the whole game. And, they won.

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 21, 2020 at 04:24 pm

Any given game can produce the most unexpected results. It also shows how the vast majority, the highly optimistic, refuse to even consider such, as recently with the Giants beating Seattle in Seattle. Nobody really considered that these teams play hard and don't quit. Players don't tank, Orgs fail to correct. I will not be surprised, if GB loses to an NFCE team in the playoffs, if that matchup happens.

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Tundraboy's picture

December 21, 2020 at 08:06 pm

That also is possible. Enjoy the ride.

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Leatherhead's picture

December 22, 2020 at 12:16 am

And we were without Davante Adams.

Here’s the deal: Last year, we had an average offense. Average in points, passing, rushing, etc., but good at protecting the ball and executing in the red zone. This year, we have an elite offense. Still pretty much the same slightly above average defense as last year.

So I don’t see it as deja vu; I see it as us having a much better offense than we did last year.

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egbertsouse's picture

December 21, 2020 at 02:55 pm

As I understand the situation the Packers are 10-1 against teams with losing records and 1-2 against teams with winning records. Since most of the teams in the playoffs will have winning records (except for one from the awful NFC East) I think it is reasonable for fans to be concerned. The Titans should an indicator of how the Packers will do in the playoffs. Then we will see who is correct, the "glass half full" fans or the "glass half empty" ones.

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 21, 2020 at 03:38 pm

'The Titans should an indicator of how the Packers will do in the playoffs."

I agree with this to a point, which is how GB might fair against the AFC teams. I see no way that GB isn't in the NFCCG, unless the weaker run teams in the NFC playoffs run over them.

"Then we will see who is correct, the "glass half full" fans or the "glass half empty" ones."

I detest the glass half full/empty mentality.

All it does is dismiss what one believes to be more true than another's belief of true. What one puts in the glass is their opinion and statistics open to different interpretations. If one dictates that their part is an absolute, then we lost the ability to offer opposing views. Also, those who proclaim that their belief is always the half full glass are usually the ones being taken-in, conned into buying the false worship with blind optimism, which in my opinion is wrong 65+ percent of the time, which isn't close to half full.

Blind optimism may be a joyful ride, but the end is more often heartbreaking, and much more than the realist needs to deal with, emotionally.

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Diego's picture

December 21, 2020 at 06:57 pm

Do you have any football type analogies?
Or is everything you post based on psychological analysis of a game that involves more real variables than you can list?
Or do you always post gibberish because it makes you feel superior?

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 21, 2020 at 07:07 pm

Is it too difficult for you? I try to make it as simple as possible.

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Diego's picture

December 21, 2020 at 07:17 pm

But --- are you capable of communicating your gibberish into plain spoken or written language? Many people really don't want to because they then expose themselves for their lack of knowledge. You don't seem to have a purpose here except to listen to yourself talk (post).

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 21, 2020 at 07:51 pm

I've dealt with type of attack before. I cannot make it any more simple. If you believe it to be gibberish, fine, don't read it or respond. The fact that you already have not once, but twice, says you just want to stir up crap.

My points are clear regardless of the kind of analogy used to convey such. If they weren't, I wouldn't make so many, idk, upset, pissed off, mad, like you are obviously.

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PearlyBakerBest's picture

December 21, 2020 at 09:00 pm

Where’s HighPlainsDrifter when you need him?

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HighPlainsDrifter's picture

December 22, 2020 at 05:07 am

Oh, you're fixing to get him! I'll always be around when Taryn's pride in not relying on facts needs to be called out.

As Mr. Spock said: "Without followers, evil cannot spread". Neutralize the deplorables, eliminate the evil.

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PearlyBakerBest's picture

December 22, 2020 at 04:35 am

You are my hero!

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HighPlainsDrifter's picture

December 22, 2020 at 05:11 am

As you are mine, my friend!

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HighPlainsDrifter's picture

December 22, 2020 at 04:08 am

Someone, especially a female who worships a "man" who brags about sexually assaulting women and says that they enjoy it, should be an expert in false worship. You are a traitor to your claimed gender.

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JimPackerBacker's picture

December 21, 2020 at 04:57 pm

Who? Reggie White for God's sake. Defense wins Super Bowls.

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Leatherhead's picture

December 22, 2020 at 12:19 am

Possibly , but the four top offenses are KC, Tennesssee, Seattle and Green Bay, and I’d be willing to bet that one of those teams will win the Super Bowl this year.

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Crankbait's picture

December 21, 2020 at 05:43 pm

It was a very nice Packer season and another division title.

Again.

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JohnnyLogan's picture

December 21, 2020 at 06:14 pm

Packers have won two SB's, and unsurprisingly each of those teams had a HoF defensive player, two of the greatest at their position of all time - Reggie and Wood. While Jaire, Clark, and Z are considered the best three defensive players we have, they don't come close to Wood, Clay, and Collins. On offense, the 2010 team had a comparable RB to Aaron Jones in Ryan Grant, but the difference in receivers is breathtaking. Jordy, Jennings, Driver, and Finley vs Davante and Tonyan. This team isn't nearly as loaded as the 2010 but can win it all if the defense continues to improve and if Rodgers can string together three great games. He can do that. The key, I believe, is LaFleur. He's shown an alarming tendency to fold when punched in the mouth. Big test for him. Hope he passes.

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 21, 2020 at 06:24 pm

"He's shown an alarming tendency to fold when punched in the mouth."

GB has been able to survive the punches of a Leon Spinks, but couldn't get off the floor when hit by a true heavy weight.

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Diego's picture

December 21, 2020 at 07:07 pm

As head coach in GB, MLF is now 25-7 in a little under two years.
Fold?? I have no idea what this means.

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 21, 2020 at 08:33 pm

You have no idea what that meant.

Seriously, how ignorant are you attempting to act or be?

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Leatherhead's picture

December 22, 2020 at 12:22 am

Actually, Johnny Logan, the Packers have won FOUR Super Bowls.

The common denominators are a HOF QB and a top defense.

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JohnnyLogan's picture

December 23, 2020 at 02:31 pm

I meant to add with Favre and Rodgers but of course, you are right. Hoping for #5 this year. It may be a million to one, "but I'm saying there's a chance." Luckily it's less than a million to one.

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Dragon5's picture

December 21, 2020 at 09:41 pm

With the playoff seeding structure changes, all the talk of getting the bye & hosting at Lambeau is insignificant this year other than getting a first round pass. Given the current CV19 restrictions eliminating fans, home field has meant nothing across the NFL, perhaps no greater example than the Jets shocking the Rams yesterday in LA; personally I'd rather play on the road. It has been obvious for several years that Aaron particularly, plays better in temperate / controlled conditions. Our homefield edge in the dominant Reggie-era was due to a dominant defense that was impacted less in frozen tundra conditions; it is the offensive side of the the ball that typically suffers most. Our offense, despite the added sprinkles of misdirection is still finesse, perhaps more a product of today's pass first mentality versus old school ground 'n' pound. This year, weather has cost us an L hosting the Vikings and nearly another to JAX two weeks later. Glad we got the win Saturday, but we deserved to lose; two plays made the difference. To play in cold harsh weather takes away our edge on offense; unless our defense demonstrates closing prowess, we may be looking at an early exit again.

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