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Post-game thread: Packers beat Lions

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by all about da packers, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. all about da packers

    all about da packers Cheesehead

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    Packers win 34-13, with some interesting things going on during the game.

    First though, the injuries:
    CB Will Blackmon - foot injury (again)
    G Junius Coston - left calf injury
    G Jason Spitz - quad injury
    RB Ryan Grant - shoulder stinger
    QB Brett Favre - his ego, when he fell after his jacket got caught in his feet as he tried to run to congratulate Nall after Nall threw his TD


    Secondly, a few interesting things from the game:
    - A ton of blitzing this week, it seemed as if we blitzed on every play. would've liked to see a few more sacks as a result, but at least we got pressure on Kitna.

    - Nick Collins played SS while Rouse played FS, but then when Bigby replaced Collins at S, Collins took over the nickel back duties. Possible experiment to see if Collins is the answer to our nickel back problems this season?

    - B-JACK!!! Ran tough, made defenders miss, easily the best game of his short career thus far.

    - Jon Ryan sure bounced back nicely, didn't he? It was great hearing the fans cheer when the Packers got a punt off. Funny stuff.



    Packers are now off next week, here is the practice schedule:

    Monday: Players off
    Tuesday: Players off
    Wednesday: Players off
    Thursday: Players off
    Friday: Practice
    Saturday: Practice
    Sunday: Players off
    Monday: Players off
    Tuesday: TBD

    (Source: JSOnline)
     
  2. yourout

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    Best video clip of the day......Favre trading 5s with the Ref.
     
  3. Hammer

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    It seems to me that the score is always 34-13 when we play the Lions at Lambeau.
     
  4. gopackgo

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    Good to see Jackson doing well, and Koren getting his first Lambeau Leap. I know it's the Lions, and they had nothing to play for, but our backups played great. Let's hope we can heal up!
     
  5. bozz_2006

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    packers.com is acting poopy, does anyone have press conference transcripts they can post on here?
     
  6. Zombieslayer

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    AADP - 2 things I wanted to comment on - the blitzing and the S position.

    The blitzing - I'm sure MM is aware that if we want to win the SB, we're simply going to have to get to Romo and Brady. If we don't get pressure on either of them, we're in trouble. So he's been experimenting with blitzing two of the past 3 weeks (not the Bears game).

    As for S - MM's aware that if we have a weakness on D, it's our S and 3rd CB position. So he's experimenting here, seeing what works best.

    I got to give MM credit. The guy's been absolutely excellent at working with what he's given, and trying out different things until he gets the best possible results. I'd love to see the guy get Coach of the Year.
     
  7. bhepper

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    nice to see bb franks in again.
     
  8. Greg C.

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    A lot of fans wanted McCarthy to go all-out to win this game, but he played it smart and still came away with an easy victory. If Nall wasn't so rusty and the defensive backs hadn't dropped a couple interceptions, it would've been even more lopsided.

    Several players got big confidence boosts today: Jon Ryan, Brandon Jackson, Koren Robinson, Ruvell Martin, Bubba Franks, and maybe you could also throw in Allen Barbre and Tony Moll. Desmond Bishop played most of the game at MLB but didn't make many plays.

    I hope Ryan Grant is okay.

    Isn't it weird that our mostly patchwork lineup made the Lions starters look bad?

    Jon Kitna was terrible today, but the announcers spent most of the game praising him, as usual. I don't think he's any better than Harrington. He's just more well-liked.

    The announcers also love Rod Marinelli, but I have yet to see any signs of him being an above average coach, not that it's easy to look good with Matt Millen's players.
     
  9. Toddy

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    Ryan Grant should be ok, MM said that he could've returned to the game but he chose to sit him out.
     
  10. musccy

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    Very happy to see B. Jack have a huge game...his 46 yarder was an excellent run, and he was finally showing some of the elusiveness that I saw in tapes of him at Nebraska

    Good for Koren and Bubba...I'm happy to see them continue to step up.

    Negatives: Nall stunk up the joint, and I would have liked to see James Jones involved a little more, but this was possibly a product of Nall's crappy perfromance.

    Also, how the heck did Rouse miss that easy pick along the goal line...geez!
     
  11. Zombieslayer

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    I'd give Nall some slack because he's learning a completely different offense than the team he played for in '04. Actually, for the short prep time, he didn't do too badly.

    It's like expecting someone to have a lead on an assignment after only working there for three weeks. Our O is more complex than most Os in the NFL.
     
  12. cheesey

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    I agree! I was thrilled to see big Bubba in action again! Think about it........him and Lee in a 2 TE set, we could have some "surprises" for teams in the playoffs! Things they don't expect!

    Plus, with Nall........he is still learning the offense. Had Rodgers been healthy, Nall wouldn't have been on the field yesterday.
    So to go in like that and play ok is pretty good considering the circumstances.
    Hopefully we won't need either back up QB in the playoffs.........unless it's for mop up when we get a big lead!
     
  13. musccy

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    Brett and the offense thrived when having two quality tight ends going at the same time (chmura, jackson) so I'm happy to see Bubba with a little bit of spring in his step back.
     
  14. arrowgargantuan

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    any highlight videos uploaded yet?
     
  15. Zombieslayer

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    There are several vids at www.nfl.com/video and go to Teams -> Green Bay
     
  16. arrowgargantuan

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    thanks bud.

    i always like the home made ones that Slick and trom used to make, even if they pick queer background music.
     
  17. Zombieslayer

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    And let's not forget Zero. He's made some really cool ones too.
     
  18. arrowgargantuan

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    Slick=Zero :wink:

    p.s. he loves it when people call him Slick.
     
  19. Zombieslayer

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    Oh. Did not know that.
    Ok, I'll call him Slick instead of Zero then.
     
  20. tromadz

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    I'll probably make my return to video making with the playoff games. Can't resist forcing myself to watch packers playoff football over and over and over again in the editing process!
     

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