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Rodgers tells fans to R-E-L-A-X

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PackManDan, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. PackManDan

    PackManDan Cheesehead

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    http://nesn.com/2014/09/aaron-rodgers-says-worrying-packers-fans-should-relax-despite-1-2-start/

    Rodgers tells fans to relax and that everything will be ok. This really means nothing to me. I mean obviously if Rodgers thinks the Packers truly have major issues he isn't going to tell the media "Yes the fans are right, they should be worrying."

    I predicted the Packers to go 12-4 before the season started. Now that I've seen them play I predict 10-6 which might be good enough for a wildcard but they are so much better than that. Wish they would play like it.
     
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  2. Dagger85

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    Maybe he will tell the critics on Sunday to, "Shhhhhhh"
     
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  3. Pkrjones

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    In AR's own words "we had a couple mediocre performances and one average performance". Jets and Detroits defensive backfields were bottom-of-the-roster guys due to injury and the offense still sputtered.

    Really, REALLY wish that he'd show us that we have nothing to worry about, empty words until then. Also wish he'd spend less time thinking about we fans and more time getting Cobb & the TE's involved in the offense. If Jordy's double covered there's at least one underneath guy open, find him!
     
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  4. PikeBadger

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    The intense panic among the faithful must be felt inside the locker room. I'm still trying to remain calm. Taking 800mg of chill daily. Others should too.
     
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  5. Twiddlemylobes

    Twiddlemylobes Fat Tuesday Orleans

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    I'm not ready to jump on the "franchise is in decline for 30 years" bandwagon just yet.
    I'm a Packer fan, not a Chicago fan (wink, wink) "On GUARD!!)
     
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  6. rodell330

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    Win and then the fans will relax.
     
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  7. Twiddlemylobes

    Twiddlemylobes Fat Tuesday Orleans

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    Until then he should consider hanging up State Farm and initiate some "Rolaids" commercials.
    I'm sorry but it just had to be said ! Lol
     
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  8. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Didn't he take a lot of heat the last time he told the fans something?
     
  9. OCBP

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    Clear and concise. You are correct.
     
  10. rodell330

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    I got on him last year when he made similar comments. The fans aren't on the team but we put just as much time, energy, emotion and sometimes money into this thing then a lot of the players. I know I do!! Don't tell me to relax! When you pay for my high DIrect tv bill for having Sunday Ticket or buy my Packer gear i wear in support of my favorite team, or supply hotel and gas money to attend games then you can tell me to relax. Til then don't worry about the fans, focus on being better and winning.
     
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  11. Royal Pain

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    http://www.packersnews.com/story/sp...rs-fans-relax-were-going-to-be-fine/16111441/




    And now he's calling fans idiots which, in some cases, is true.

    As far as I'm concerned the only thing Rodgers, or any Packer, owes me is 100% effort every Sunday (and occasionally Monday and Thursday).
     
  12. Packerlover

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    Beat the Bears 38 to 0 and I will feel that everything is fine and dandy!
     
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  13. Jason Pipes

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    I like many others am a bit unsettled, but I'm not worried yet. It's still very early. As far as the division goes the Vikings are clearly not contenders. The Bears are looking decent but are paper thin due to injuries and I just don't believe Cutler has the moxie to take his team all the way. Like usual I predict they will collapse at some point. It's the Lions I am worried about most, they have a great defensive front and their QB is looking better and with no shortage of targets and options they are fielding an explosive offense.

    I want to see how the Packers respond this weekend in Chicago. If they sputter and can't get anything going on offense and eek out a narrow win, or worse case if they get pounded, at that point I will be worried. Four games in and they should be in sync and their seemingly high octane offense should be rolling over other teams. If not...
     
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  14. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You failed to mention all 3 are top 8 in run def

    #1. #5 and #8?
     
  15. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Was an SI article

    Shut up or get on board

    But was misquoted and. Packer pr told him to not pursue it
     
  16. Pkrjones

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    I didn't "fail" at anything. Did I mention Lacy at all? Post-Ahman Green and pre-Eddie Lacy the Packers run game was nothing to write home about, but the offense still "managed". My post chided AR to get Cobb and the TE's involved ~ has nothing to do with dealing with a top 10 run defense, does it?
     
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  17. longtimefan

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    I didnt included my reasoning..

    While those teams have great run def, their pass rushing abilities are just as good...

    (if you search my posts you will see I have been saying for the def lines have been really good and that could be a real possibility why our passing game looks poor.

    So saying that, the front defensive lines play a big part in why AR couldnt get Cobb or TE involved..

    I apologize for making it appear different
     
  18. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Makes perfect sense, so I re-searched it..Turns out we are better running then what I thought..Your statement turns out to be wrong when I would have figured you were right


    Det is ranked #1- vs the run--
    they ave up 53 yards to Giants
    62 yards to Carolina,
    76 to us-----so we rushed better then the other two teams...

    Jets ranked #2 vs the run
    gave up 25 yards rushing to Oakland
    60 yards to Chicago
    and 80 yards to us.....Again we rushed better then the other two teams...

    Seattle ranked #8
    gave up 80 yards to us rushing
    101 yards to Chargers
    and 36 yards to Denver..
     
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  19. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I do agree, 3 weeks is to early..I rather wait till week 6

    We couldnt run against them is what you said, but looking at the stats, and using the other two teams as a base, we did run better..Not sure how you were right?

    Either you can't or wont use the stats, or you have to use them..Can't pick and choose what to use..


    W/O us Seattle gave up 68 yards per game---we got 80

    W/O us Jets gave up 42.5 yards a game, we almost doubled that

    W/O us Det 57.5 per game, we got 70

    But again, 3 weeks is to small../but the stats do show we did run better then what people thought
     
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  20. PikeBadger

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    Forget the stats, it's too early for that. Our offense is not sustaining drives that culminate in touchdowns. Our defense is not getting 3 and outs.
     
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  21. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    The Packers have to be able to run the ball better against the best Ds to get into and progress in the playoffs and three games is a small sample size, but LTF’s point was a good one. The Ds the Packers have faced so far are all in the top 10 vs. the run. That would only be “self-fulfilling” if the Packers rush totals pulled down the yards surrendered averaged by those teams, but the opposite is true. Small solace though.
     
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  22. JBlood

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    Maybe those ranks are due to whom they've played.

    Seattle: Green Bay #26 rushing offense; San Diego # 26 (tie); Denver #28
    Detroit: Jets #2 rushing offense; Giants #18; GB
    Jets: GB; Detroit #25; Oakland #31

    So only the Lions have played anyone with a current decent running game.
     
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  23. captainWIMM

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    Detroit hasn't played the Jets so far this season. They played the Panthers while the Jets lost to the Bears.
     
  24. JBlood

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    Oops, thanks. Bears currently have the 32nd ranked rushing offense in the league, and Carolina #29. So none of our opponents have faced a decent running team to this point.
     
  25. Twiddlemylobes

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    Yes, I while heartily agree. I tore apart statistics during Mid season 2010. I came to the conclusion that our strength of opponent was far above normal.
    Many a fan dismissed me as "optimistic ly " Unrealistic. But the bottom line is.. Well, you know the bottom line.
    I think arguably, we just played 3 playoff caliber teams. 2 on the road and were about to play #4 on the road. If we win this game, with exception of a few..Eagles, Carolina, Buffalo etc. we are 2-2 and downhill and downwind from here.
     
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