1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!

    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

Most important thing for the Packers in the Playoffs

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ivo610, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    16,590
    Ratings:
    +4,273
    Whats most important for the packers in the playoffs?

    For me I have to say its between keeping Rodgers jersey clean, and putting a little more pressure than we have been on other QBs.

    What do you guys think?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. PackMan13x

    PackMan13x Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    307
    Ratings:
    +132
    What you said, plus our defensive front needs to get some push up front in general, in all situations. And the D has to stop leaving the middle of the field so wide open.
     
  3. 13 Times Champs

    13 Times Champs Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,924
    Ratings:
    +1,379
    Play a modicum of defense.
     
  4. Bogart

    Bogart Duke Mantee

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,551
    Ratings:
    +871
    Defense not allowing 450 yards a game
    Protecting the quarterback
    Running the ball better.


    And that's about it.
     
  5. packerfan4ever

    packerfan4ever Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,067
    Ratings:
    +53
    I think d-line needs to step it up,and with Pickett back think that will happen,Green seems to have gotten heavier so feel that is why they haven't been able to get pressure up front.
     
  6. TomDac

    TomDac Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    30
    Ratings:
    +10
    agreed. Rodgers has not looked as sharp the last few games. He needs to get back in the zone.
     
  7. Helmets

    Helmets Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Messages:
    615
    Ratings:
    +222
    uh...winning!
     
  8. 13 Times Champs

    13 Times Champs Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,924
    Ratings:
    +1,379
    But we got no pressure when Pickett played the first 13 games!! :confused: I think Pickett helps out more against the run.
     
  9. GVN2FLY

    GVN2FLY Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Messages:
    62
    Ratings:
    +12
    They need better pass rushers --- besides Matthews who is a consistent pass rusher who else do the Pack have? Green? Pickett? Wilson?
     
  10. 13 Times Champs

    13 Times Champs Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,924
    Ratings:
    +1,379
    That's what I'm saying. We haven't been getting a rush all year. Even when Pickett played we didn't get much. I don't see how his return is going to change what was.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. GVN2FLY

    GVN2FLY Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Messages:
    62
    Ratings:
    +12
    Yup! Sorry, I meant to say I agree with your post in my previous post lol. But I agree I don't see how Pickett is going to help in that area at all.
     
  12. GBMuskies

    GBMuskies Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    47
    Ratings:
    +24
    He seemed pretty zoneish against the Bears.

    The defense has to keep forcing turnovers. And Rodgers needs to keep turning said turnovers into TDs. Ideally, the defense would stop giving up so many yards, but barring that, the INTs must continue.

    Oh, and better tackling.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Fazeman

    Fazeman Setting The Pace

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    173
    Ratings:
    +20
    Drinking plenty of fluids and uh, eating lots of beans. And plenty of 'em.
     
  14. Mr. StyleZ

    Mr. StyleZ Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,760
    Ratings:
    +376
    Rodgers can still play good with a dirty jersey so I'd say finding a pass rush from nowhere. Right now the secondary is just trying to hold coverage WAYYYYY too long.
     
  15. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    5,829
    Ratings:
    +1,625
    Kick back for a few weeks then show up, collect a paycheck, rest on your laurels and don't let them see you sweat for two weeks. Then take two weeks for a 6 hour drive to Indy to pick up a ring and some other hardware. If I were defending champion, that's how I'd not do it.
     
  16. greenandgold

    greenandgold I'm Dirty Hairy Callahan

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,776
    Ratings:
    +473
    I have to look at it this way. Is there a real big difference between playing for the 5th seed or the 6th seed in the Lions case? No home games no matter what position they earn. Maybe they might think of resting players up, too.
     
  17. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,277
    Ratings:
    +966
    Healthy productive O line is the most important thing on this team. Everything starts form there. We have seen what happens without one.
     
  18. SpartaChris

    SpartaChris Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,042
    Ratings:
    +965
  19. LionsFan

    LionsFan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    56
    Ratings:
    +22
    5th seed means we are playing the NFC east, 6th seed means we are starting off in New Orleans. Thats a pretty big difference imo. I want to see the Lions build momentum, and playing the NFC east is the best chance to do that by getting their first playoff win in 20 years. Playing the saints and then the pack, back to back would suck.

    Anyways, what even happened with the D this year? Werent they winning you games last year?
     
  20. Greenbayphil

    Greenbayphil Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    554
    Ratings:
    +157
    Correct, the D helped finish alot of games off last year,
    Don't forget the D has had it's moments this year.

    Remember when we shut out you Lions for a whole half this season? and held them to 8 points up until the last minute of the game?

    Anyway, its time to embrace the Defense, 15 weeks and no consistent change.

    The playoffs are going to be a shootout and I'm glad to have Aaron Rodgers holding the barrel.
     
  21. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    17,826
    Ratings:
    +3,477
    Most important?

    WIN
     
    • Like Like x 2
  22. ParLawGod

    ParLawGod Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    18
    Ratings:
    +4
    Two keys (in my opinion), and they both fall with the lines.

    1) Offensive line needs to continue to give A-Rod the time he needs (as someone mentioned, keep his jersey clean).
    2) Defensive line needs to step up and get a respectable pass rush.
     
  23. grampi

    grampi Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    195
    Ratings:
    +63
    Let's face it, this defense isn't going to improve. They've had all year to get better, and they haven't. It's all up to the offense to go get another Lombardi trophy.
     
  24. Jules

    Jules The Colts Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,769
    Ratings:
    +754
    Not necessarily. Units can improve in the playoffs. It happens all the time.

    The Pack D has shown flashes this year but no consistency. If they can step it up and give it 100% in the playoffs they CAN improve.

    Playing at home though this year will be crucial and the Packers are lucky here. The NFC is tough.
     
  25. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    5,889
    Ratings:
    +1,679
    I agree with that for sure.
    Turnovers too..... if the OL plays great, and the defense isn't totally pathetic, Rodgers will carry us to Indy.
     

Share This Page