Stop Searching for Packers Identity

Who ARE the Green Bay Packers?!

The Green Bay Packers are 10-3 and this season is the equivalent of the answer to a math problem without showing any of the work on how the answer was found.

Week to week, this team has found different ways to dispatch their opponent, with a few hiccups along the way.  Just when it looks like the Packers have found a recipe for success, it's gone the very next game.

Everyone talks about teams finding their identity through the beginning of a season.  Coming out of preseason, teams look to establish what they do best and challenge their opponents to stop it.  By December or, now, as we're in mid-December, those things should be widely known.

This season, it's anyone's guess what we'll see from week to week out of the Packers.  That may be one of the reasons the Packers are 10-3.  The game plan against them isn't a simple copy/paste exercise.

Head coach Matt LaFleur has said he wants to create the illusion of complexity on offense.  Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine's plan, according to him, changes with every new opponent.  While those plans are ideal when executed well, part of it is plain and simple dumb luck. 

The unintentional gains, at times, can be attributed to a first-year coach and his team learning along the way.  Through the missteps, the Packers themselves sometimes don't know exactly what they're doing.  How can their opponent?  The few games Green Bay has lost have either come from a total brain fart (Los Angeles Chargers) or were to teams who, at the time, played well in their simplest forms and were just better that day - Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.  

With a virtual certainty that the Packers will be in the postseason, they're going to see more of the 49er variety than the others.  Will that element of the unknown help them against teams who are well-coached and ultra-talented (minus the NFC East team)?  If you believe in January football truly being a clean slate and a new season, you have to hope so.  

Looking at the average Packers fan's Twitter timeline, there are still many pining for the team to figure out their way for these last three regular season games.  They want the well-oiled machine to roll into the playoffs, ready to make a magical run.  Don't count on it.

Winning ugly, winning pretty and winning meh are all parts of the 2019 Packers.  At this point, we can only hope for one thing: a win by whoever the Packers are when the ball is kicked off.

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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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Sureshot's picture

December 11, 2019 at 01:24 pm

Just win, baby!

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 11, 2019 at 06:53 pm

Whatever it takes. Every play matters. Create your fate. Force fumbles, make the key block, stay focused for 60 minutes.

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 11, 2019 at 07:09 pm

Look both ways before you cross the street. Never put anything bigger than your elbow in your ear. Reach high, drink plenty of water, if you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet.

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Gort's picture

December 12, 2019 at 05:24 pm

I always thought it was: "Never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear."

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Stahlwalker's picture

December 11, 2019 at 01:26 pm

Looking for some positivity this week from reporters is like finding the holy grail, thanks for some great content.

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Tarynfor12's picture

December 11, 2019 at 01:28 pm

Jason Bourne suffered with no Identity but he was able to have his abilities come to light when needed in any given situation, unlike the Packers week to week.

Is this because of the actual abilities as a team not being there? The ability of our Jason Bourne (Rodgers) losing his ability? Is it the handler (LaFleur) trying to get him to surrender or is it our Jason Bourne (Rodgers) not believing in LaFleur being able to fix it or him?

It turned out great for Terrance Stamp in his Nobody movies, in that his abilities were never in question by others and especially himself. However in reality, one must have an identify, if not for others to deal with perhaps but assuredly for one's self confidence.

There's more about this teams flaws that cannot be easily swept away by the record.

Playoff football demands you at least know your Identity if survival is to happen or you actually want to.

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badaxed's picture

December 12, 2019 at 09:56 am

I read this article this morning; https://bleacherreport.com/articles/440420-aaron-rodgers-fever-five-reas...
this was from 2010.
Apparently, this tiger (Bourne/Rodgers) does not and will not change his stripes.

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Johnblood27's picture

December 12, 2019 at 10:57 am

Bleacher Report?

Really?

What a bunch of zit faced cellar dwelling idiots.

and you post that crap?

Says a lot about your thought process.

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canadapacker's picture

December 12, 2019 at 02:35 pm

This guy was a hater and probably a Minnie trumpet blower. I hate all the AR hype - I hate listening to Aitkens et al talk about the Favre replacement and MM stuff and all the talking heads crap. A few years ago Cam Newton was the next big thing this year it is another fellow playing for the Ravens. Talking heads have to talk and yes AR has his faults. MM was supposedly the Quarterback whisperer. But who did he develop - AR and Matt Flynn . AR should have been a 2 or 3 pick so the talent was there and MM didnt develop anybody else. Bill B has more lower picks starting in the NFL now and playing at a high level. But the guy writing the article has missed some big points. AR has made some fantistic throws. Both the Hail Mary's, setting up the win against Dallas, etc. He has lost some playoff games not even seeing the OT - the Cards and Seattle ( and we never should have been there). So is he the GOAT no but is he just a person with big stats - NO. Dumb article IMO

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Lphill's picture

December 11, 2019 at 01:27 pm

So sometimes it’s Rodgers or its Aaron Jones or maybe it’s the defense that produces a win , it’s a team isn’t it supposed to be that way? That’s their identity.

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Coldworld's picture

December 11, 2019 at 03:31 pm

Agree. I think the problem is inexperience at receiver. We need to look at that to be truly consistent offensively. Nevertheless, they have a lot more options to win this year than last.

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jlc1's picture

December 11, 2019 at 01:33 pm

Agreed, this team is just (almost - SF) always going to play close ones. Not a killer roster, plain and simple. Close games though make special teams all the more important. Crosby is solid, Scott look's like he's back and they may now have a returner. Positive momentum there to help cover the lack of consistency by the O and D.
Go Pack Go!

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 11, 2019 at 06:56 pm

New England blocks a punt ( four times this year) and turns the momentum of a game to their favor. Short field, fast scores. Hopefully, Menenga gets the green light to open up the pressure packages.

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Rak47's picture

December 11, 2019 at 08:25 pm

Now if they can stop opposing teams from milking the clock and running the ball down their throats they may actually make some noise in the playoffs. I wish we still had Mike Daniels to help with that. And before people start yelling about how Daniels had a foot injury and got hurt this year, let me remind you we are coming down the stretch and into the playoffs and Daniels has played the past couple weeks scoring among the very top run defenders per PFF.
DI Mike Daniels, Detroit Lions

"It’s a shame that Daniels has battled injuries all season because the Lions could have used another difference-maker along their defensive line. Daniels registered six stops in the run game against the Vikings this past week and added three hurries to boot." Per Mike at PFF.
Those numbers against a division rival like the Queens would be very helpful down the stretch. Worth all of 8mil "IF" it helped them stop the oppositions run game and get to the SB.

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Since'61's picture

December 12, 2019 at 10:33 am

Rak47, just an FYI. The Packers are currently ranked 8th in the league for Time of Possession with an average of 31:10. More importantly they are ranked 3rd in the league in 4th quarter time of possession. So I don't believe that opponents are milking the clock. Yes the run defense has been poor at times but we are still keeping opponents out of the end zone and we are +11 in turnovers.

Our identity is just win baby, one game at a time. Thanks, Since '61

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PatrickGB's picture

December 11, 2019 at 02:29 pm

They are an above average team with a great QB and a developing offense. They have a bend but seldom break defense with a second year DC. That’s better than last year.

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sam1's picture

December 11, 2019 at 03:39 pm

Great QB who has become barely above average over the last 3 approximate season!

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Rak47's picture

December 11, 2019 at 08:24 pm

With all of the big plays the defense has given up I would more so call them a snap and bounce back defense rather than a bend but don't break defense. :}

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Razor's picture

December 11, 2019 at 11:16 pm

It still feels like the McCarthy cloud comes out. Maybe it has to do with Mr Passive Aggressive. Just doesn't feel like he is on the same team - he's on the I know better team.

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December 11, 2019 at 02:51 pm

Their identity is a defense that creates turnovers and is stingy in the red zone, like the Patriots were for many years. Offensively it is value the football and distribution of the football to Aaron Jones and Davante Adams. They believe even with uneven play, they can win by winning the turnover margin and hitting big plays when they present themselves.

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Leatherhead's picture

December 11, 2019 at 02:58 pm

1). We generally play good enough defense to win. We get takeaways and we’re good in the end zone. Only 3 teams have 26 or more against us and nearly half have been held to 17 or less.

2). On offense, we’re better than average at scoring.. We are very good in the red zone and we don’t turn it over very much. Our primary weapons are Jones/Williams and Adams, but a number of players have made critical contributions at key moments. The line usually holds its own. The QB has done his usual excellent job of protecting the ball and has generally been pretty accurate.

3) We have a good kicker and a good punter. We have one turnover on returns and one blocked punt, but we have not lost any games because of special teams.

4). The coaching staff hasn’t made any huge gaffes. I actually think MLF and Rodgers have done an exceptional job of managing 2nd half leads .

So, in a nutshell, I think that’s who we are.

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Bure9620's picture

December 11, 2019 at 03:12 pm

Yes our red zone d is top 5 as is the red zone offense (was before Washington). If you score in the red zone, keep other teams out of the endzone and win the turnover battle, you win a high percentage of those games in the NFL. That is what this team stresses, value the football, take the ball away and score when the chances are there.

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dobber's picture

December 12, 2019 at 08:05 am

The principle of: it's easier to win if we're scoring TDs while you're kicking FGs.

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CAG123's picture

December 11, 2019 at 04:20 pm

Seriously I'll take everything we do well and a 10-3 record over a bunch offensive stats that mean nothing if you're 6-7 (Cowboys) I'll take 10-3 and what some may call inconsistent over what the Chargers did when they had a top 5 off and def and finished 8-8 with everything people are complaining about the Packers could be so much worse but instead find themselves 10-3 and in possession of the number 2 seed. This team was projected to finish with 6-8 wins and 9 was a stretch with a first year HC what are we complaining about again?

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murf7777's picture

December 12, 2019 at 07:36 am

I agree with everything you stated except the projected win total was 9.5, not 6-8.....I made over 9.5 bet before season started.

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 11, 2019 at 07:29 pm

Execellent points, Leatherhead. I'm in 100% agreement with each, but I think you could have made a stronger case if you would have drawn a parallel between each point and your favorite movies or movie characters.

Seriously, I appreciate your ability to remove emotion from what you observe on the field. You're neither the harbinger of doom, nor the infamous one wearing rose-colored glasses. We hear so often it's all about winning in the NFL. Well, FFS this team *is* winning and now has opportunities the 2017 and 2018 teams did not. Remember how awful it felt in December the last two seasons? Regardless of the identity, the Green Bay Packers are 10-3.

Go Pack!

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Cubbygold's picture

December 11, 2019 at 03:32 pm

Packers identity is simple, they have the #1 salary cap hit of any offense, and that has consequences for their defense and special teams.

Rodgers is 8th in TDs, 17th in completion percentage, 15th in net yards per attempt, 9th in QB rate and 15th in QBR. He’s also taken the 7th most sack yards.

This is a team that paid elite superstar money for a very good QB, and the talent around him and their production reflects that.

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Leatherhead's picture

December 11, 2019 at 05:35 pm

Cubby......your first fact is true, as are the consequences of that fact. This should be when our high dollar offense rolls. Our expensive line, Adams, Graham, and of course Rodgers all need to deliver. If they do, we’ll get enough contributions from the youngsters to have a chance.

Graham will be gone next year, but Rodgers and Adams will not. They need to lead this offense.

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Cubbygold's picture

December 11, 2019 at 05:56 pm

For sure. The circumstances don't make it impossible to win a superbowl, just need the big boys to earn their pay

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Rak47's picture

December 12, 2019 at 03:28 am

Graham will definitely go unless he takes a huge pay cut. His production has been minimal. Another guy I'm not a fan of and I know I'm going to take heat for this is Corey Linsley. Most over rated lineman on Packers team by far. I've watched All 22 film on all the Packers games and in every game he's gone up against a quality interior line he has lost the battle and badly in some cases to the point of me being downright embarrassed for him. He was handled thoroughly by Detroit, Minnesota, Philadelphia, KC, LA, Oak, and San Fran, and has not been overly dominant in any game. Meanwhile over in the AFC it looks like J.C Tretter will be representing in the Pro Bowl. Unless Gute really feels Linsley is having an off year or dealing with some unknown injury then he really should be looking to replace him. Just having a guy show up week in and out to gobble snaps is not going to get it done. Especially at a cap hit of almost 11 million. I'm sure they can find a much cheaper replacement who can do better. Or at the very least find a cheaper option that is just as bad.

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Tundraboy's picture

December 12, 2019 at 12:38 am

Would have been interesting to see JCs run blocking with Aaron and Jamaal.

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dobber's picture

December 12, 2019 at 07:30 am

Tretter MIGHT be playing G if he were still in GB. Clearly they liked a younger, cheaper, and healthier Linsley at C and there's no guarantee Tretter would've supplanted him. I still don't fault the past administration for not paying big $$ to a player with an injury-riddled track record to play a position he hadn't played much more than a game's worth of NFL snaps.

Roster management is easy in hindsight.

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Cubbygold's picture

December 12, 2019 at 09:45 am

Yeah, I remember when he was let go thinking it would be nice to keep him, but that the money was better spent on the terrible defense. Definitely not the worst move GB made over the years.

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Tundraboy's picture

December 12, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Just curious, that's all.

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Lare's picture

December 12, 2019 at 01:16 pm

Depends what they think of Linsley. I've also noticed him struggling this season. If they agree and think they could get another good guard (draft or FA), they could cut Linsley and slide Jenkins to center. That would save over $8 million in salary cap in 2020 that they could use on Bulaga.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 11, 2019 at 07:05 pm

Rodgers is bearing 26M (+/-). The Dead Money Pool is rounding off at around 17M and 9 M going to the people on injured reserve. About a zero-sum game but one represents a value that is still standing and leading this team to hopefully a Home Field berth in the playoffs.

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pacman's picture

December 11, 2019 at 03:50 pm

Less filling vs tastes great?

All these positive viewpoints would be reasonable if it wasn't for "those 2 games" and AR's unwillingness to get rid of the ball quickly.

After years of many of us requesting:
Fire TT/MM for taking the team downhill
Fix ST
Fix the D
management finally did much of that. But through it all, there has been the rumbling that AR is not helping maximize whatever potential the Packers have. There were those that said that AR has lost it. Some say he just doesn't have the receivers. I think there is truth to both those statements and those are things we just have to live with. But there is just no excuse for any player not playing 100% for the team.

I loved having Favre. (My son's middle name is Brett!) But when it was clear the Packers needed to rebuild, I was ok with trading him. Management probably didn't handle that too well but neither did he. We just don't know how those private conversations went. I fear we might be moving towards a similar situation.

How can anyone be happy with an identity of being inconsistent? That's not the strategy of a winner.

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CAG123's picture

December 11, 2019 at 04:05 pm

You realize this was supposed to be a rebuilding year right? Most predicted the packers to win 6-8 games and 9 at best and here the Packers sit at 10-3 and in current possession of the number 2 seed and you're complaining? if you've been watching the games the Packers recipe is simple instead of looking for the 42-10 blowout win every game they take care of the football, defend the redzone, capitalize in the redzone, get after the QB, take the ball away, and protect leads quite a few of these things they didn't do well last year. The Cowboys are PFF's number one rated team, number one overall off and number one passing attack and they're 6-7 Ill take 10-3 and inconsistency over that any day.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 11, 2019 at 07:07 pm

It was always a reloading year. They have the talent and the Leader. Get it done.

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Rak47's picture

December 12, 2019 at 03:32 am

Hell, that idiot and noted Packer hater Terrell Davis predicted they would go 4-12 with a rookie HC and a new system after missing the playoffs the past 2 seasons.

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TXCHEESE's picture

December 12, 2019 at 10:59 am

When I think of inconsistent, I think of playing great one week and sorry the following week. No, they just haven't been able to run over teams or pass them to death, but have, for the most part been able to one of those well enough to win. Look at the Pats, they've been doing that for years. They figure out what works throughout the game, and then change plans as they go along. Remember the 2011 Packers who threw it all over the yard, but couldn't run to save their soul? That didn't do much good, on days when the other team's defense played the pass well. As long as the defense can give a decent effort on a weekly basis, this team has a fighting chance to go deep.

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December 12, 2019 at 02:14 pm

I keep seeing everyone bringing up AR's stats. Do we really believe that his stats being down has nothing to do with a new coach finding his play calling, a lack of receivers getting open, having pressure around him all the time, and no TE. I would love to see Aaron Rodgers be able to drop back and go thru his progressions and find the open receiver like Tom Brady has his whole career. AR has NEVER had that, if he did, he would carve up every defense out there. I think AR gets frustrated having to scramble around all the time and not having anyone getting open, or not seeing someone that was open because of pressure. AR's stats may not show everything this year, but he is still an Elite QB and we should be fortunate that he's on OUR team. We need alot more players on both sides of the ball to STEP UP going down the stretch in order to do something in the playoffs.

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4zone's picture

December 11, 2019 at 04:38 pm

Something just ain't right with this team. I dont think anybody can put a finger on it, but most everybody can see it. It would be great to see it all gel all at once. That would be an impressive spectacle. Maybe we get to see it happen yet this year, maybe not. But at least 10-3 is way better than the last two seasons.

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December 11, 2019 at 11:26 pm

The problem is Rodgers. He's missing too many opportunities. Giving up on plays and throwing deep or getting sacked. Causing his own lineman to false start by taking too long to get the snap. Running too many snaps down to the final second. Doesn't even look at MLF during time outs - no respect. After the scripted plays, it looks and feels like McCarthy takes over and the offense dies. Oh wait maybe its Rodgers taking over.

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dobber's picture

December 12, 2019 at 07:36 am

In my mind, the problem is--in part--attitude. This is still a team that doesn't exude the "we can kick anyone's ass every Sunday and it's your turn today" mindset. They don't walk onto the field like they own it, or play like they own it.

Maybe it's a layover from the previous regime and it's a transition that comes with time and coaching staff. Some get after the defense for their showboating after TOs and big plays...I welcome it.

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December 11, 2019 at 04:47 pm

Who are we? Winners baby! 10-3 says a lot.

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Lare's picture

December 11, 2019 at 05:28 pm

Nothing wrong with inconsistency being your identity when your 10-3.

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December 11, 2019 at 06:37 pm

First couple of series work well. Then its like we're back to the Mike Mccarthy days - play calling goes stale and the offense bogs down.

I wonder if MLF is giving Rodgers more leeway to change plays than he might like to. Or maybe he isn't pushing Rodgers to take the first option and not wait for the home run because he doesn't want to piss Rodgers off.

Maybe MLF should let the offense know that instead of one set scripted plays there will be two or three - gradually move more towards the game plan that MLF creates and less to the ad lib stuff.

I agree that 10-3 is better than we probably expected - but the losses and some of the wins have been ugly.

BTW - have you noticed that when MLF and Rodgers are on the sidelines together that Rodgers almost never looks at MLF? I thought this was a McCarthy thing but its still happening with MLF. Hmmm!

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December 11, 2019 at 07:10 pm

Maybe get a TE on the field that can run the seam routes.

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Tundraboy's picture

December 12, 2019 at 12:42 am

With a QB like Rodgers,this team should be much more explosive. That part of it's identity has been gone for a while.

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Razor's picture

December 12, 2019 at 11:24 am

Right, right, so right! Any thoughts about what's wrong?

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December 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm

If I could just get inside that clubhouse and get a feel for things perhaps? Otherwise I'm as clueless as everyone else.

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Tundraboy's picture

December 12, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Yes. longer scripts!

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December 12, 2019 at 02:03 pm

Razor you are the man. You see so much more than the rest of the pedestrian fanatics. I only wish that I had your insight and calculating intellect.

The truth is I don't look at ML because he suffers from halitosis. His breath is so overwhelming I smell it through my head set. I have tried everything to get him to understand this inconvenience. I secretly bought him a case of Scope but it ended up in the round file. I bought his a gross of Big Red but he said it burnt his tongue. I am an extremely sensitive guy. I have talked to my players representative and the entire team agrees. We will have to file a complaint under the collective bargaining agreement

It certainly can't be me. Danica flosses my teeth every morning. I'm sure you get my drift. Before I leave the house for the games, she places a Stick-up under my chin so I smell good every play. So as you can see the odor must emanate from Matt.

I know you think I am arrogant. I know you think that when I fluff it doesn't stink. Danica places a second Stick-Up to the back of my, dare I say, jock-strap. I can only say that when I hear Matt over the headset the smell takes away my reason. I can't call his plays. I just pull the first thing I can out of my behind and throw the ball at Davante. What can I say? I am guilty. I feel such remorse I hold the ball an eternity before throwing it away.

Yes Razor, I have always suffered from malodorous beings. That MM just never changed his underwear and after ten years I finally had to speak up. I just couldn't hold my breath any longer and employing a clothes pin would have been down right disrespectful. Come on Razor, why do you think I grew that cheesy bushy mustache?

I must humble myself to you. Obviously you have talked to MM and ML and your disposition is so much stronger than mine. Therefore, I must apologize for being your average run of the mill quarterback. I know I am a coward for making these excuses for my errant play. Afterall, JG still runs like a brahma bull. JA has hands of velvet and catches everything, DA reads my mind and knows where I'm going to throw before I do and MVS has the runs and I just can't throw that far any more.

I sincerely hope you understand my dilemma. I am so very sensitive that I truly care for each fan and want to specifically please you more than anyone else. You are so insightful and talented. Thank you for reading this. Your favorite whipping boy.
Aaron Rodgers.

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Since'61's picture

December 11, 2019 at 07:27 pm

We're 10-3. We lost to the Eagles because we beat ourselves. We lost to the Chargers and the 49ers because they beat us for the entire game. Some games you win big, some you win ugly, some you lose big and some you lose ugly. Win and lose as a team. That's team sports.

As for the NFL at some point, may be it's 10-3, or 12-3, or 13-3 or what but when you are winning consistently which I think a .769 winning percentage represents something must be consistent. And as long as winning is what's consistent does the rest really matter??? We just need it continue for this week. Go 1-0 and we're good. Thanks, Since '61

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December 11, 2019 at 08:17 pm

I agree. I don't care about identity. It is mostly matchups anyway, in my experience. I had three guys nipping at my heels back in the day. I could overpower the #2 and the #3 guy, and #2 and #3 had no trouble beating #4, but I had a helluva time beating #4. I always did beat him, but I had to reduce the power because he could use mine against me but he couldn't generate his own power. So, I had to mix it up and do things differently, including using guile. Fortunately, I could win in a couple of different ways. Anyway, I played tennis, not football.

I am fine if they can win on the ground with Jones. Or using the RBs as the hub of the offense. Or win by passing. Or win by defense. It all sounds good to me.

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Since'61's picture

December 12, 2019 at 10:35 am

You got it TGR, just win baby! Thanks, Since '61

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nostradanus's picture

December 11, 2019 at 09:24 pm

WIN U-G-L-Y!!

Go Pack!!

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Adorabelle's picture

December 11, 2019 at 10:08 pm

I don't see the consternation. The packers are a team that doesn't turn the ball over on offense and limits points in the redzone on defense. In the NFL this means you are in every game at the end. They aren't explosive on offense and they aren't dominant on defense. But they limit mistakes and this wins games.

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Razor's picture

December 11, 2019 at 11:09 pm

Good points - can't disagree but then the margin for error is small and then you play the 49ers.

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December 12, 2019 at 09:19 am

Packers are the 25th WORST team against the run.

25th Green Bay 122.8 per game

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Bure9620's picture

December 13, 2019 at 05:43 am

They turned ot over against the niners. And didn't use Jones much

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

December 11, 2019 at 10:55 pm

We have NO run stopper. The other team controls the clock, then when you move the LBs up the QB throws it over the middle and no can guard Kittle. Rodger's and his passing game/WRs have been off target. The OL needs to get some GRIT or SF will RIP them to shreds. Who is or can step up to the 2nd WR spot? We also need more tenacity from our coaches to get these players pumped.

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murf7777's picture

December 12, 2019 at 07:38 am

Doug, I didn’t look up the stat but I believe if you check TOP you will find the Packers lead in that category but a comfortable margin.

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dobber's picture

December 12, 2019 at 07:47 am

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dobber's picture

December 12, 2019 at 07:44 am

Stopping the run is rarely about one player.

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

December 11, 2019 at 10:57 pm

Call BJ Raji !!!

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Razor's picture

December 11, 2019 at 11:30 pm

Want to know the identity of this team? It's Rodgers - so RELAX.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

December 12, 2019 at 07:05 am

Hey if we can’t figure them out, neither can the opponents! Keeps everyone guessing! As long as they hit a groove come January I’m good!

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dobber's picture

December 12, 2019 at 07:43 am

The identity the Packers need to develop is that of one that can protect ARod or get the ball out fast on third down against a good front when an extra rusher or two is sent. This is how the Chargers and 9ers handed the Packers' heads to them: they stopped the run and ran over the Packers OL in obvious passing situations. KC almost was able to pull it off. In the playoffs, with the crappy teams weeded out, the Packers will see defenses that will scheme to run over the Packers OL time and again. Bank on it.

We'll find out the next two weeks with the Bears and Vikings whether Hackett and Stenavich have figured this out because they KNOW it's coming and, unlike the Chiefs, the Bears and Vikes have the personnel to make it work for four quarters.

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BELIEVER's picture

December 12, 2019 at 07:49 am

Win next 2 become NFC NORTH CHAMPS

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BoCallahan's picture

December 12, 2019 at 08:33 am

That has happened to me a number of times and then it mysteriously reappears. I thought it was just me.

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BoCallahan's picture

December 12, 2019 at 08:34 am

See, my post just jumped to the wrong spot.

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

December 13, 2019 at 09:31 am

Rodger's used to be the fastest at getting the ball out of his hands. Now it's like forever. Receivers no good? Rodger's getting old? WR can't run routes? Or get open? Play calling?

I don't think I have seen any quick slant plays which used to be the staple of the west coast offense or any no huddle plays.

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pacman's picture

December 12, 2019 at 08:04 am

Anybody else's post get 'lost'?

I posted something late in the afternoon yesterday. When I checked later after watching some of 'transplants', it was gone.

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Pacrat88's picture

December 12, 2019 at 09:55 am

Be happy your a PACKER fan. If you want consistency, root for the Jets or Bengals.

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Spawny's picture

December 12, 2019 at 02:17 pm

Absolutely Pacrat.
Bring back Eli Manning and dump the youth movement. The New York Knicks errrrrr Mets errrr, Yankees errrr, Gaints number one fan. It sucks to be a New York fan. I still roots for the Brooklyn Dodgers even if we don't have above ground rail anymore.

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