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Packers need to turn the page.

Discussion in 'Packer Articles' started by packerfan1441, Sep 29, 2010.

By packerfan1441 on Sep 29, 2010 at 8:24 PM
  1. packerfan1441

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    Following Monday night's game the Packers were faced with some very harsh realities that will be have to be corrected if Green Bay wants to be playing in Dallas for the Super Bowl come February. First of all, the biggest problem in Chicago was the penalties which show a blatant lack of discipline by the Packers in all phases of the game. The defense crumbled down the stretch with both a pass interference and a helmet to helmet contact call, both negating interceptions that would have sparked Green Bay. The offense also looked pitiful from a discipline standpoint with numerous false starts and holding calls that really stopped Green Bay from gaining any serious momentum in the second half. Despite Aaron Rodgers effort to take over the game, James Jones handed the Bears a victory with his late game fumble that resulted from his poor effort of finishing through the whistle. The special teams also struggled as they failed to maintain their lanes throughout the night; both Daniel Manning and Devin Hester gouged the Packers in the return game, with Hester finally giving the Bears all the momentum with a punt return to start off the 4th quarter. The Packers broke their own back in this one with just a lack of focus all the way through. This has been a consistent problem over the past few years as penalties have come back to really bite this squad time and again.

    It would be fair to say that the Packers did lose this game though rather than the Bears beating them, which also uncovers a positive in the midst of a loss. The game was tight all the way through, and the Packers led for 3 quarters of the game despite all the mistakes. Needless to say, if they had just cut their 18 penalties in half they would have won this game possibly by two possessions. They took on the last undefeated team in the NFC to the wire while committing a franchise record in penalties; this says a lot about the Packers defense despite allowing a game winning drive with huge help to the two penalties down the stretch. Aaron Rodgers was forced to put the offense on his back because of the lack of a running game and dominated going 34/45 and throwing for over 300 yards. The coaches will really need to get under the skin of the players this week and stay on them to prevent another meltdown. Next up is the Lions though, which shouldn't be too much of a problem even if the focus isn't totally there. But then again, the Packers have higher aspirations than just an average team; they are vying for a World Championship, And if they are going to march through the playoffs to Dallas, then it’s about time they start playing like it.

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Discussion in 'Packer Articles' started by packerfan1441, Sep 29, 2010.

    1. Dizzle498
      Dizzle498
      Could not agree more. Discipline is a HUGE part of football, if we don't shape up, we goin' to be shippin' out.
    2. robdog
      robdog
      Very well said. I know every one here wants to win every game, but in the NFL that is just so hard to do. Teams are going to have games where a number of people are having a bad game. Next game I feel we are going to be back in the right direction...
    3. +RAY+
      +RAY+
      Hopefully This game was the kick in the pants that they needed. Much the same way the Tampa Bay game was last year. After that humbling loss down in Tampa. they seemed to pull their heads outta their asses and started playing real Packers Football. This one to The Bears was humiliating. Not only to The Bears, but 18 penalties and a crappy running game, something has got to give. And I hope they all opened their eyes to this and start becoming the SuperBowl bound team that everyone said they can be.
    4. PackerFan87
      PackerFan87
      As long as we don't stumble again during the post season! :russian_roulette:
    5. robdog
      robdog
      Well as long as our defense doesn't give up 50+ points, I think we should be good.
    6. Packman Chant
      Packman Chant
      I agree with you all. They need to take this and use it as a wake up call, better in week three then later in the season when it may be to late to make the changes they need. Hopefully by playoff we will be on point and make our way to Dallas.I strongly believe this is our season.

      BTW what the hell was James Jones thinking fumbling that ball aha, the look on his face seemed he didn't know he had even lost it.
    7. toughlovepackfan
      toughlovepackfan
      Aaron Rodgers was forced to put the offense on his back because of the lack of a running game and dominated going 34/45 and throwing for over 300 yards. Give me a break! He was checking down every other freaking play to jackson and or kuhn, he is supposed to be the next montana, stretch the field!
    8. Mr. StyleZ
      Mr. StyleZ
      Give it a rest fool.. that is how you play against cover 2.
    9. toughlovepackfan
      toughlovepackfan
      or you just win..

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