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Failmary fallout

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ivo610, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Poppa San

    Poppa San Go Pack Go Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 29, 2010
    About the only difference would have been that by the end of the season, the 9er defense had worn down, shown by the scores put up against them the last 3 weeks. They don't get the week off to recharge and instead have to chase AP or Lynch around may have been to our advantage. Along with the flight and 25 degree gametime temp.
  2. LZ13

    LZ13 Cheesehead

    Oct 13, 2012
    Very hard to answer the OP question. If we win, then perhaps we get complacent and lose a game or two that we if fact won. Or maybe we win exactly one more game or even more than one? Or not. We won a lot of close games this year - just a tweaking of the whole team psychology could have changed that.

    Ultimately, though, I think the season boils down to what we do with the talent we have (or don't have). I see us as perhaps 3rd best in the NFL behind New England and SF. Not bad, but not good enough to win it all.
  3. P-E-Z

    P-E-Z Cheesehead

    Dec 20, 2011
    No but if it was cold enough would have made a difference. Numb fingers abruptly makes a difference.
  4. jaybadger82

    jaybadger82 Cheesehead

    Jan 17, 2012
    -Sure. I understand your argument. It's just logically flawed.

    Not sure how you can disagree with the logic of my earlier post: if the correct call had been made at the end of the Seahawk game and the remainder of the season played out as it had, we would have had twelve wins heading into week 17, thus locking up the two seed regardless of outcome against the Vikings. (I would love to read your explanation for disagreeing with this reasoning, by the way).

    Your argument boils down to the premise that because the Packers had the opportunity to lock up the two seed in week 17 against the Vikings, the mistaken outcome of the Seattle game is moot. Not correct.

    Although we could have locked up the two seed in week 17, that does not eliminate the blunder in Seattle or change the fact that the Packers had to expend energy/resources game planning for a critical week 17 game as well as the wild card round playoff game when they could have been resting up.

    Though there's no way to know the outcome of such circumstances, if you can't recognize the advantage of a meaningless game followed by a bye v. playing two must-win contests, then you're being obstinate. I know which one NFL coaches and front offices would unanimously select. The Fail Mary had very real consequences on the conclusion of our season.

    The NFL season is a marathon, not a sprint, and the games played on Sunday don't exist in a vacuum.
  5. NorthWestCheeseHead

    NorthWestCheeseHead Cheesehead

    Dec 20, 2012
    Wow, I'm really pissed right now. Just cleared my entire response that I'd been writing, on and off, for the last hour. It also contained a quote of your original post prior to your edits. I like how you removed the baseless slander; that was nice.

    You still continuously say that I'm being illogical and calming that your conclusions are so logical without even bothering to state why you think that my conclusions are not reasonable. I don't know maybe that is an oversight on your part. Or maybe you just think, mistakenly, that "logic" is determined by what you agree with.

    I'm done with this discussion though. You seem hell-bent on telling me just how wrong I am; where as, all I'm saying is that I don't look at it from the same perspective. Keep in mind you're the one that came at me, not the other way around. I see no reason to continue this discussion.
    If you wanna keep crying about the Seahawks pissing in your Cheerios - have at it. I've better things to do with my time.

    Your final sentence is laughable at best in the context of your overall post:
    "The NFL season is a marathon, not a sprint, and the games played on Sunday don't exist in a vacuum."
    Yet your whole contention is based on the idea that it did happen in a vacuum and that changing its outcome would have affected nothing else in the season.

    Good day sir, I shall be avoiding you on the forums henceforth; welcome to my "ignore list" you're an inaugural member. Kudos.

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