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2013-12-12 11:50:42 AM
whatever he does, shave that mustache.

lh3.ggpht.comcdn2-b.examiner.com
 
2013-12-12 12:06:17 PM
Detroit's incompetence or Philadelphia's brilliance?
 
2013-12-12 12:13:50 PM
Shut him down.
Packers aren't going anywhere this season with that godawful defense.
 
2013-12-12 12:17:44 PM

blast yer scuppers: Detroit's incompetence or Philadelphia's brilliance?


Now there's two words I haven't seen together in a long time.
 
2013-12-12 12:18:40 PM

Lando Lincoln: blast yer scuppers: Detroit's incompetence or Philadelphia's brilliance?

Now there's two words I haven't seen together in a long time.


Dude, they're right there in the headline to TFT.
 
2013-12-12 12:20:18 PM
Even if they were to not-so-miraculously make the playoffs, they're not going to beat Seattle or San Francisco.

That said, it's not like 6-seeds never win the Super Bowl.
 
2013-12-12 12:20:35 PM

SlothB77: whatever he does, shave that mustache.

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Oh my god, he does look like Luigi.
 
2013-12-12 12:22:19 PM
Once you make the playoffs, anything can happen.

Hell, look at 2010 Packers or 2011 Giants.
 
2013-12-12 12:27:20 PM

blast yer scuppers: Detroit's incompetence or Philadelphia's brilliance?


Well let's take a look back at Detroit's schedule

Week 1: Lions vs Lions W
Week 2: Lions vs Lions W
Week 3: Lions vs Lions L
Week 4: Lions vs Lions W
Week 5: Lions vs Lions L
Week 6: Lions vs Lions W
Week 7: Lions vs Lions L
Week 8: Lions vs Lions W
Week 9: Bye
Week 10: Lions vs Lions W
Week 11: Lions vs Lions L
Week 12: Lions vs Lions L
Week 13: Lions vs Lions W
Week 14: Lions vs Lions L
Week 15: Lions vs Lions
Week 16: Lions vs Lions
Week 17: Lions vs Lions

Sure there were other teams present, but they were mostly passive bystanders in the stadium while Detroit acted as their own worst opponent.
 
2013-12-12 12:36:24 PM

bearded clamorer: Shut him down.
Packers aren't going anywhere this season with that godawful defense.


I think you're probably right, but you never know. A great QB can cover up a lot. In the Lions game the Packers could have still won if Rodgers played. They had plenty of turnovers in the first half. If Rodgers turns those into points Detroit's offense might have had to play very one-dimensional.
 
2013-12-12 12:39:22 PM
Love the Packers, but what the hell is the point of their making a playoff run this year? To go into Seattle and get folded, spindled and mutilated by the Seahawks? Fark that. Go for the better draft pick.
 
2013-12-12 12:40:43 PM
While Chicago has had quarterback issues of their own, the lack of consistency from Detroit has kept the Packers in the NFC North division hunt. Therefore, Green Bay would still be able to utilize Aaron Rodgers in the final two weeks.

No... We've had a quarterback injured, but I don't think it's been a problem. The article should say "While Chicago has had defensive issues of their own...", or something like "Chicago's defense resembles Swiss cheese, or a sieve...".
 
2013-12-12 12:43:15 PM
Article left out that he's feeling pain during simple movements.

He's quite possibly my favorite player, but I'm torn on whether we want him back now for a play off push or if we should wait. Yes, the d can be bad but I don't like wasting our still very talented receiving corps and new found running game.

O line feels like its always going to be a problem anyways.
 
2013-12-12 12:43:46 PM

pdieten: Love the Packers, but what the hell is the point of their making a playoff run this year? To go into Seattle and get folded, spindled and mutilated by the Seahawks? Fark that. Go for the better draft pick.


I think that as long as a team is still alvie, they need to go for it. Like others mentioned, there are plenty of examples of mediocre teams stepping it up in the post-season. The best team during the regular season isn't always crowned the champ.
 
2013-12-12 12:43:57 PM

blast yer scuppers: Detroit's incompetence or Philadelphia's brilliance?


It's a pretty low standard for brilliance you're setting there if a team located in the northeast US that is over .500 beats a dome team with no running back outside in inclement weather in December is considered brilliant.
 
2013-12-12 12:44:19 PM

Longtime Lurker: blast yer scuppers: Detroit's incompetence or Philadelphia's brilliance?

Well let's take a look back at Detroit's schedule

Week 1: Lions vs Lions W
Week 2: Lions vs Lions W
Week 3: Lions vs Lions L
Week 4: Lions vs Lions W
Week 5: Lions vs Lions L
Week 6: Lions vs Lions W
Week 7: Lions vs Lions L
Week 8: Lions vs Lions W
Week 9: Bye
Week 10: Lions vs Lions W
Week 11: Lions vs Lions L
Week 12: Lions vs Lions L
Week 13: Lions vs Lions W
Week 14: Lions vs Lions L
Week 15: Lions vs Lions
Week 16: Lions vs Lions
Week 17: Lions vs Lions

Sure there were other teams present, but they were mostly passive bystanders in the stadium while Detroit acted as their own worst opponent.



OK, that made me laugh. I can't even disagree with you. I was just so happy with the Eagles on Sunday I had to gloat a little. It's so rare that I get to do that.
 
2013-12-12 12:46:27 PM
With that offensive line, they should shut him down for the year. I'm also on the side of "if they do make the playoffs they wont go beyond the first round" also.
 
2013-12-12 12:47:37 PM
I sort of wish they would play Rodgers just so I don't have to watch the Cowboys defense get sliced up by a backup again.
 
2013-12-12 12:48:57 PM

gonzoduke: With that offensive line, they should shut him down for the year. I'm also on the side of "if they do make the playoffs they wont go beyond the first round" also.


It would be a home game at least. And I know nobody likes remembering stuff, but they could've beaten SF in SF considering they had the ball while only being down less than a score
 
2013-12-12 12:53:39 PM

thecpt: gonzoduke: With that offensive line, they should shut him down for the year. I'm also on the side of "if they do make the playoffs they wont go beyond the first round" also.

It would be a home game at least. And I know nobody likes remembering stuff, but they could've beaten SF in SF considering they had the ball while only being down less than a score


Agreed. On both points. I'd just rather see us lose out then get a better draft pick and shore up our damn offensive line. Then fire TT and Capers. I'm so over Dom and his crappy zones.
 
2013-12-12 12:59:28 PM

gonzoduke: thecpt: gonzoduke: With that offensive line, they should shut him down for the year. I'm also on the side of "if they do make the playoffs they wont go beyond the first round" also.

It would be a home game at least. And I know nobody likes remembering stuff, but they could've beaten SF in SF considering they had the ball while only being down less than a score

Agreed. On both points. I'd just rather see us lose out then get a better draft pick and shore up our damn offensive line. Then fire TT and Capers. I'm so over Dom and his crappy zones.


Yeah, I'm just so angry about our last 3 first rounders and the lack of panning out from the 2012 defensive draft. A better draft pick seems meaningless without (as you pointed out) cape and TT being gone.

Maybe I'm just being a spoiled fan though
 
2013-12-12 01:00:10 PM

skrame: While Chicago has had quarterback issues of their own, the lack of consistency from Detroit has kept the Packers in the NFC North division hunt. Therefore, Green Bay would still be able to utilize Aaron Rodgers in the final two weeks.

No... We've had a quarterback injured, but I don't think it's been a problem. The article should say "While Chicago has had defensive issues of their own...", or something like "Chicago's defense resembles Swiss cheese, or a sieve..."


Yeah, no kidding.  The quarterback issue is basically "is Jay 100% healthy, otherwise we can keep playing the guy who's playing really well."  That's a good issue to have.  The defense, on the other hand, would probably allow Jim Brown to run for 200 yards.  I mean if Jim Brown at his current age suited up and played on Sunday for the Browns.
 
2013-12-12 01:05:30 PM

thecpt: gonzoduke: thecpt: gonzoduke: With that offensive line, they should shut him down for the year. I'm also on the side of "if they do make the playoffs they wont go beyond the first round" also.

It would be a home game at least. And I know nobody likes remembering stuff, but they could've beaten SF in SF considering they had the ball while only being down less than a score

Agreed. On both points. I'd just rather see us lose out then get a better draft pick and shore up our damn offensive line. Then fire TT and Capers. I'm so over Dom and his crappy zones.

Yeah, I'm just so angry about our last 3 first rounders and the lack of panning out from the 2012 defensive draft. A better draft pick seems meaningless without (as you pointed out) cape and TT being gone.

Maybe I'm just being a spoiled fan though


TT is a hell of an offensive player drafter. But his defensive drafting, other than a few players, has been pretty bad.
 
2013-12-12 01:05:54 PM

thecpt: gonzoduke: thecpt: gonzoduke: With that offensive line, they should shut him down for the year. I'm also on the side of "if they do make the playoffs they wont go beyond the first round" also.

It would be a home game at least. And I know nobody likes remembering stuff, but they could've beaten SF in SF considering they had the ball while only being down less than a score

Agreed. On both points. I'd just rather see us lose out then get a better draft pick and shore up our damn offensive line. Then fire TT and Capers. I'm so over Dom and his crappy zones.

Yeah, I'm just so angry about our last 3 first rounders and the lack of panning out from the 2012 defensive draft. A better draft pick seems meaningless without (as you pointed out) cape and TT being gone.

Maybe I'm just being a spoiled fan though


We are. But damn it this is insane. The team is wasting Rodgers best years. Shut down Luigi for the season so his collarbone heals. Then CLEAN HOUSE. Thompson, Capers, McCarthy, every trainer since they lead the league in IR people again.
 
2013-12-12 01:10:29 PM

skrame: pdieten: Love the Packers, but what the hell is the point of their making a playoff run this year? To go into Seattle and get folded, spindled and mutilated by the Seahawks? Fark that. Go for the better draft pick.

I think that as long as a team is still alvie, they need to go for it. Like others mentioned, there are plenty of examples of mediocre teams stepping it up in the post-season. The best team during the regular season isn't always crowned the champ.


Yeah yeah yeah. Any given Sunday and all that. But here's the bottom line- There is nothing to respect about this year's version of the Packers. Two primary receiving threats are shut down. Depth on the offensive line tails off fast. We never know whether the good front seven is going to show up, or the bad front seven. Secondary is mediocre. It's one thing to be a 10-6 team that played the whole season tough and is dangerous to anyone else in the conference as a road team. It's another thing to be this year's Packers. They're never going to get through three straight playoff caliber teams on the road.
 
2013-12-12 01:20:27 PM
Packer fan here.  Big Rodgers fan, too, but I'm in favor of shutting him down for two reasons.  First, while he is an upper echelon player, he is still human, and subjected to the very human affliction called rust.  He's been out since the beginning of November and we're almost at Christmas.  By the time he finds his groove, it will be too late.  Second, and vastly more important, I want him shut down so the media continues with its woe-is-us mentality.  Every day's sports section has 2-3 lengthy articles on Rodgers' progress, or lack thereof.  McCarthy is doing his best hockey coach impression "it's an upper body injury," and the press is frothing at the mouth.  One of my favorite things in sports is to hear measured words from organizational mouthpieces.  It drives the scribes crazy!

When what they really want is for Rodgers to come back, only to get body slammed again, so they can say "why did you bring him back so quickly?"
 
2013-12-12 01:23:07 PM

eagles95: thecpt: gonzoduke: thecpt: gonzoduke: With that offensive line, they should shut him down for the year. I'm also on the side of "if they do make the playoffs they wont go beyond the first round" also.

It would be a home game at least. And I know nobody likes remembering stuff, but they could've beaten SF in SF considering they had the ball while only being down less than a score

Agreed. On both points. I'd just rather see us lose out then get a better draft pick and shore up our damn offensive line. Then fire TT and Capers. I'm so over Dom and his crappy zones.

Yeah, I'm just so angry about our last 3 first rounders and the lack of panning out from the 2012 defensive draft. A better draft pick seems meaningless without (as you pointed out) cape and TT being gone.

Maybe I'm just being a spoiled fan though

We are. But damn it this is insane. The team is wasting Rodgers best years. Shut down Luigi for the season so his collarbone heals. Then CLEAN HOUSE. Thompson, Capers, McCarthy, every trainer since they lead the league in IR people again.


Rodgers has won a Super Bowl and is only 30. That's better than most teams/QBs in the salary cap era. I don't disagree that certain housecleaning is called for, but it's not so dire to say Rodgers is being wasted.
 
2013-12-12 01:33:06 PM

blast yer scuppers: Detroit's incompetence or Philadelphia's brilliance?


I'm guessing it is the home game against Tampa they are kicking themselves over.
 
2013-12-12 01:35:42 PM

SkittlesAreYum: eagles95: thecpt: gonzoduke: thecpt: gonzoduke: With that offensive line, they should shut him down for the year. I'm also on the side of "if they do make the playoffs they wont go beyond the first round" also.

It would be a home game at least. And I know nobody likes remembering stuff, but they could've beaten SF in SF considering they had the ball while only being down less than a score

Agreed. On both points. I'd just rather see us lose out then get a better draft pick and shore up our damn offensive line. Then fire TT and Capers. I'm so over Dom and his crappy zones.

Yeah, I'm just so angry about our last 3 first rounders and the lack of panning out from the 2012 defensive draft. A better draft pick seems meaningless without (as you pointed out) cape and TT being gone.

Maybe I'm just being a spoiled fan though

We are. But damn it this is insane. The team is wasting Rodgers best years. Shut down Luigi for the season so his collarbone heals. Then CLEAN HOUSE. Thompson, Capers, McCarthy, every trainer since they lead the league in IR people again.

Rodgers has won a Super Bowl and is only 30. That's better than most teams/QBs in the salary cap era. I don't disagree that certain housecleaning is called for, but it's not so dire to say Rodgers is being wasted.


My fear is Rodgers has as many SB titles as Favre. I want him to pass Favre just to make the ol dong slinger know he didnt win as many titles
 
2013-12-12 01:37:18 PM

thecpt: gonzoduke: thecpt: gonzoduke: With that offensive line, they should shut him down for the year. I'm also on the side of "if they do make the playoffs they wont go beyond the first round" also.

It would be a home game at least. And I know nobody likes remembering stuff, but they could've beaten SF in SF considering they had the ball while only being down less than a score

Agreed. On both points. I'd just rather see us lose out then get a better draft pick and shore up our damn offensive line. Then fire TT and Capers. I'm so over Dom and his crappy zones.

Yeah, I'm just so angry about our last 3 first rounders and the lack of panning out from the 2012 defensive draft. A better draft pick seems meaningless without (as you pointed out) cape and TT being gone.

Maybe I'm just being a spoiled fan though


I sincerely hope Dom is gone. We seem to have talented players on D, but the scheme is turrible.
 
2013-12-12 01:41:12 PM

pdieten: Love the Packers, but what the hell is the point of their making a playoff run this year? To go into Seattle and get folded, spindled and mutilated by the Seahawks? Fark that. Go for the better draft pick.


Given how many sacks he took last time he was here in Seattle, I would be very hesitant about putting him on the field against the Seahawks if there was even the slightest risk of re-injury.
 
2013-12-12 01:41:50 PM

machoprogrammer: Once you make the playoffs, anything can happen.

Hell, look at 2010 Packers or 2011 Giants.


The Ravens were the underdogs as well
Ravens overmatched vs. Machine
Patriots favored to win vs Ravens
 
2013-12-12 01:51:27 PM

eagles95: thecpt: gonzoduke: thecpt: gonzoduke: With that offensive line, they should shut him down for the year. I'm also on the side of "if they do make the playoffs they wont go beyond the first round" also.

It would be a home game at least. And I know nobody likes remembering stuff, but they could've beaten SF in SF considering they had the ball while only being down less than a score

Agreed. On both points. I'd just rather see us lose out then get a better draft pick and shore up our damn offensive line. Then fire TT and Capers. I'm so over Dom and his crappy zones.

Yeah, I'm just so angry about our last 3 first rounders and the lack of panning out from the 2012 defensive draft. A better draft pick seems meaningless without (as you pointed out) cape and TT being gone.

Maybe I'm just being a spoiled fan though

We are. But damn it this is insane. The team is wasting Rodgers best years. Shut down Luigi for the season so his collarbone heals. Then CLEAN HOUSE. Thompson, Capers, McCarthy, every trainer since they lead the league in IR people again.


Capers yes. The others? You're insane.
 
2013-12-12 01:53:48 PM
blast yer scuppers: ...
OK, that made me laugh. I can't even disagree with you. I was just so happy with the Eagles on Sunday I had to gloat a little. It's so rare that I get to do that.

It's nice to be overachieving for once. It's nice to have Chip Kelly admit when he screws up (SD game). It's nice for the Eagles to run the ball.

Regardless of what happens for the next few weeks, I'll have to remind myself that the Eagles' are playing with house money.
 
d3
2013-12-12 02:04:10 PM
Anyone who wants the Packers to tank the season just to get better draft picks is a great big pussy. A wimp. A loser. Football is not the sport for you to watch. In fact, if you are willing to "play to lose" I'm not sure there are any sports you should watch or try to enjoy. If I played for a team where I knew they tanked the season just to get draft picks, I'd ask to be traded.

Play for next year when you still have a chance this year? Go read Donald Driver's book and see how many chances he had to play in the big show in his career vs. how many times they thought they would make it and came up disappointed. There is no guarantee of doing better next year. The only guarantee if you give up is you will lose now and everyone will know it.

As for firing coaches and head office, aren't they the same guys that won it all just a couple years ago? Aren't they running the same scheme that was so successful then and isn't now? What changed, the scheme or the players? Papers and chalkboards don't hit the other team, don't shed blocks, intercept the ball. Players do all that when they are playing well and don't when they aren't playing well. The players they get are in a group of the best of the best. They are playing against other players that were also the best of the best. Sometimes our best just isn't good enough to beat the other guy's best. When a large portion of your starters (your absolute best) are injured and out for many weeks you now have your second best still trying to beat the other guy's best. Big surprise when you don't have an MVP available for 6-8 weeks and have to pick up a 4th string QB who wasn't good enough to keep a roster spot on 4 teams in the past 2 years you will lose more often than you win.

I'm so tired of Packers fans biatching about schemes, coaches, and TT. We had a period of shuffling coaches through the end of Brett's career. The crappy ones got canned for not being able to produce wins with talented players. We gotta keep the good ones that won us a Super Bowl.
 
2013-12-12 02:05:18 PM
Dear Oort Cloud:

Please send an asteroid here to destroy the National Football League's NFC North Division.

Yours in Christ....... Rann
 
2013-12-12 02:09:24 PM
FTFY subby: Thanks to Detroit's dominance, Green Bay has a dilemma on whether or not to play Aaron Rodgers
 
2013-12-12 02:10:57 PM

Rann Xerox: Dear Oort Cloud:

Please send an asteroid here to destroy the National Football League's NFC North Division.

Yours in Christ....... Rann


The Oort Cloud does not deal in asteroids, only comets...
 
2013-12-12 02:13:40 PM

d3: Anyone who wants the Packers to tank the season just to get better draft picks is a great big pussy. A wimp. A loser. Football is not the sport for you to watch. In fact, if you are willing to "play to lose" I'm not sure there are any sports you should watch or try to enjoy. If I played for a team where I knew they tanked the season just to get draft picks, I'd ask to be traded.

Play for next year when you still have a chance this year? Go read Donald Driver's book and see how many chances he had to play in the big show in his career vs. how many times they thought they would make it and came up disappointed. There is no guarantee of doing better next year. The only guarantee if you give up is you will lose now and everyone will know it.

As for firing coaches and head office, aren't they the same guys that won it all just a couple years ago? Aren't they running the same scheme that was so successful then and isn't now? What changed, the scheme or the players? Papers and chalkboards don't hit the other team, don't shed blocks, intercept the ball. Players do all that when they are playing well and don't when they aren't playing well. The players they get are in a group of the best of the best. They are playing against other players that were also the best of the best. Sometimes our best just isn't good enough to beat the other guy's best. When a large portion of your starters (your absolute best) are injured and out for many weeks you now have your second best still trying to beat the other guy's best. Big surprise when you don't have an MVP available for 6-8 weeks and have to pick up a 4th string QB who wasn't good enough to keep a roster spot on 4 teams in the past 2 years you will lose more often than you win.

I'm so tired of Packers fans biatching about schemes, coaches, and TT. We had a period of shuffling coaches through the end of Brett's career. The crappy ones got canned for not being able to produce wins with talented players. We gotta keep the good ones ...


I agree. Unless your team is just terrible terrible terrible, you should be wanting to watch your team play and win. Even if your team only wins half their games, you got to see 8 wins! You were excited and overjoyed half the year!

It's just idiocy for a team to start the year off poorly and hear the fans talk about the pick they could have in week 6. There's talent in the late rounds (Tom Brady) and even out of it (Tony Romo) and your franchise isn't going to magically fix itself because you moved up 1 spot in the 1st round by disappointing your fans who paid to see you play for 10 weeks.
 
2013-12-12 02:26:41 PM

Treygreen13: I agree. Unless your team is just terrible terrible terrible, you should be wanting to watch your team play and win. Even if your team only wins half their games, you got to see 8 wins! You were excited and overjoyed half the year!

It's just idiocy for a team to start the year off poorly and hear the fans talk about the pick they could have in week 6. There's talent in the late rounds (Tom Brady) and even out of it (Tony Romo) and your franchise isn't going to magically fix itself because you moved up 1 spot in the 1st round by disappointing your fans who paid to see you play for 10 weeks.


cannot help but agree with you there.
 
2013-12-12 02:27:40 PM

Treygreen13: d3: Anyone who wants the Packers to tank the season just to get better draft picks is a great big pussy. A wimp. A loser. Football is not the sport for you to watch. In fact, if you are willing to "play to lose" I'm not sure there are any sports you should watch or try to enjoy. If I played for a team where I knew they tanked the season just to get draft picks, I'd ask to be traded.

Play for next year when you still have a chance this year? Go read Donald Driver's book and see how many chances he had to play in the big show in his career vs. how many times they thought they would make it and came up disappointed. There is no guarantee of doing better next year. The only guarantee if you give up is you will lose now and everyone will know it.

As for firing coaches and head office, aren't they the same guys that won it all just a couple years ago? Aren't they running the same scheme that was so successful then and isn't now? What changed, the scheme or the players? Papers and chalkboards don't hit the other team, don't shed blocks, intercept the ball. Players do all that when they are playing well and don't when they aren't playing well. The players they get are in a group of the best of the best. They are playing against other players that were also the best of the best. Sometimes our best just isn't good enough to beat the other guy's best. When a large portion of your starters (your absolute best) are injured and out for many weeks you now have your second best still trying to beat the other guy's best. Big surprise when you don't have an MVP available for 6-8 weeks and have to pick up a 4th string QB who wasn't good enough to keep a roster spot on 4 teams in the past 2 years you will lose more often than you win.

I'm so tired of Packers fans biatching about schemes, coaches, and TT. We had a period of shuffling coaches through the end of Brett's career. The crappy ones got canned for not being able to produce wins with talented players. We gotta keep the good ones ...

I agree. Unless your team is just terrible terrible terrible, you should be wanting to watch your team play and win. Even if your team only wins half their games, you got to see 8 wins! You were excited and overjoyed half the year!

It's just idiocy for a team to start the year off poorly and hear the fans talk about the pick they could have in week 6. There's talent in the late rounds (Tom Brady) and even out of it (Tony Romo) and your franchise isn't going to magically fix itself because you moved up 1 spot in the 1st round by disappointing your fans who paid to see you play for 10 weeks.


I could use my first round pick to get 2 rings with Eli, or get zero rings with romo...
 
2013-12-12 02:29:20 PM

thecpt: Treygreen13: d3: Anyone who wants the Packers to tank the season just to get better draft picks is a great big pussy. A wimp. A loser. Football is not the sport for you to watch. In fact, if you are willing to "play to lose" I'm not sure there are any sports you should watch or try to enjoy. If I played for a team where I knew they tanked the season just to get draft picks, I'd ask to be traded.

Play for next year when you still have a chance this year? Go read Donald Driver's book and see how many chances he had to play in the big show in his career vs. how many times they thought they would make it and came up disappointed. There is no guarantee of doing better next year. The only guarantee if you give up is you will lose now and everyone will know it.

As for firing coaches and head office, aren't they the same guys that won it all just a couple years ago? Aren't they running the same scheme that was so successful then and isn't now? What changed, the scheme or the players? Papers and chalkboards don't hit the other team, don't shed blocks, intercept the ball. Players do all that when they are playing well and don't when they aren't playing well. The players they get are in a group of the best of the best. They are playing against other players that were also the best of the best. Sometimes our best just isn't good enough to beat the other guy's best. When a large portion of your starters (your absolute best) are injured and out for many weeks you now have your second best still trying to beat the other guy's best. Big surprise when you don't have an MVP available for 6-8 weeks and have to pick up a 4th string QB who wasn't good enough to keep a roster spot on 4 teams in the past 2 years you will lose more often than you win.

I'm so tired of Packers fans biatching about schemes, coaches, and TT. We had a period of shuffling coaches through the end of Brett's career. The crappy ones got canned for not being able to produce wins with talented players. We gotta ke ...


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2013-12-12 02:37:41 PM
Oh I read your post as satirical and couldn't help but jab at ol Antonio.
 
2013-12-12 02:43:12 PM

ned4spd8874: Thanks to Detroit's dominance,


King of the Midgets.
 
2013-12-12 02:43:38 PM

Komplex: blast yer scuppers: ...
OK, that made me laugh. I can't even disagree with you. I was just so happy with the Eagles on Sunday I had to gloat a little. It's so rare that I get to do that.

It's nice to be overachieving for once. It's nice to have Chip Kelly admit when he screws up (SD game). It's nice for the Eagles to run the ball.

Regardless of what happens for the next few weeks, I'll have to remind myself that the Eagles' are playing with house money.


In one year, Chip Kelly has proven that he is a better coach than Andy Reid.  As a former Eagles fan, with Reid being one of the main reasons for the "former", this happies me.
 
2013-12-12 02:44:47 PM

Treygreen13: d3: Anyone who wants the Packers to tank the season just to get better draft picks is a great big pussy. A wimp. A loser. Football is not the sport for you to watch. In fact, if you are willing to "play to lose" I'm not sure there are any sports you should watch or try to enjoy. If I played for a team where I knew they tanked the season just to get draft picks, I'd ask to be traded.

Play for next year when you still have a chance this year? Go read Donald Driver's book and see how many chances he had to play in the big show in his career vs. how many times they thought they would make it and came up disappointed. There is no guarantee of doing better next year. The only guarantee if you give up is you will lose now and everyone will know it.

As for firing coaches and head office, aren't they the same guys that won it all just a couple years ago? Aren't they running the same scheme that was so successful then and isn't now? What changed, the scheme or the players? Papers and chalkboards don't hit the other team, don't shed blocks, intercept the ball. Players do all that when they are playing well and don't when they aren't playing well. The players they get are in a group of the best of the best. They are playing against other players that were also the best of the best. Sometimes our best just isn't good enough to beat the other guy's best. When a large portion of your starters (your absolute best) are injured and out for many weeks you now have your second best still trying to beat the other guy's best. Big surprise when you don't have an MVP available for 6-8 weeks and have to pick up a 4th string QB who wasn't good enough to keep a roster spot on 4 teams in the past 2 years you will lose more often than you win.

I'm so tired of Packers fans biatching about schemes, coaches, and TT. We had a period of shuffling coaches through the end of Brett's career. The crappy ones got canned for not being able to produce wins with talented players. We gotta keep the good o ...


Amen, to both this and what D3 said. The team was 5-2 until your QB got injured. You don't need to start all over. (As much as I wish GB was like the Detroit Lions of five years ago, it's just not the case.) And how much is a slightly higher draft position going to help a .500-ish team. You're not getting the top pick or anything with your already decent record, and the few picks it will change are insignificant.

If you have three games left and you're not playing to win, then you'll have hundreds of thousands of unhappy fans. It's not worth it.

/I went to 3-4 less games each of the next few years as a result of the White Sox "white flag" trade.
 
2013-12-12 02:45:02 PM

thecpt: Oh I read your post as satirical and couldn't help but jab at ol Antonio.


Luckily we haven't seen any Antonio this year. He certainly showed up a couple times last year and ruined a game or two.

Actually come to think of it, Tony hasn't thrown a pick that wasn't off a receiver's hands in 6 weeks.
 
2013-12-12 02:53:12 PM
Oh and I very much want my team to win, we're all just fed up with capers' bs. Can't handle his schemes without the secondary talent we had 4 years ago, which hasn't been replenished
 
2013-12-12 02:56:22 PM

Treygreen13: thecpt: Oh I read your post as satirical and couldn't help but jab at ol Antonio.

Luckily we haven't seen any Antonio this year. He certainly showed up a couple times last year and ruined a game or two.

Actually come to think of it, Tony hasn't thrown a pick that wasn't off a receiver's hands in 6 weeks.


The only pick he's thrown in a loss all year was in the Denver game.  I'm still willing to give him a pass on that one.
 
2013-12-12 03:07:59 PM

flak attack: Treygreen13: thecpt: Oh I read your post as satirical and couldn't help but jab at ol Antonio.

Luckily we haven't seen any Antonio this year. He certainly showed up a couple times last year and ruined a game or two.

Actually come to think of it, Tony hasn't thrown a pick that wasn't off a receiver's hands in 6 weeks.

The only pick he's thrown in a loss all year was in the Denver game.  I'm still willing to give him a pass on that one.


Well, not only because of the fact that it was a shootout (and Peyton had just thrown one too) but that his O-lineman was pushed into him as he threw it.

The reason I bring the Cowboys up (besides the fact that I'm a filthy Cowboys fan) is that they're playing the Pack next... and Rodgers was just "not medically cleared" according to Adam Schefter.
 
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