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We may be 9-1, but...

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Zombieslayer, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Zombieslayer

    Zombieslayer Cheesehead

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    I guarantee you, MM is not taking it easy. He's working like a madman preparing for each game, looking at opponents' weaknesses and trying to cover up ours.

    Yes, we do have weaknesses. We do have flaws, and some of them are uglier than we'd like to admit.

    Some of you think we can relax at 9-1. Heck, we're 9-1 so who cares, right? Wrong. NEVER put your guard down. MM is still thinking one game at a time and doesn't want to get too cocky.

    There's a consistent feeling in this forum to relax and enjoy the ride. I personally don't like it, because I know for a fact MM is not relaxing and enjoying the ride. He'll take a breather Sunday night, but come Monday, he's right back at work. He won't relax until we beat the Pats in the SB. Then he can relax. Then we can all relax. Until then, some of us may sound negative to you. We may seem like we're nickpicking. We may seem overly critical.

    This thread explains why. We're with MM, meaning, we're not relaxing until the letter F is next to the scoreboard when we beat the Pats.
     
  2. pack_in_black

    pack_in_black Cheesehead

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    I see your point, but it doesn't benefit the team if I, pack_in_black, am gameplanning and taking every opponent seriously, ya know?

    I'm gonna relax and enjoy it, cause my attitude will in no way affect this or any other NFL team's performance.



    That said, the Lions are overrated and Jon Kitna's a crybaby, and I'm looking ahead past this to the matchup w/Dallas, but they suck too!!
     
  4. packman31

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    You sound like Belicheck.
     
  5. Fan4Life

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    I was more worried a few weeks ago than I am now. After the beat down that was "the complete game" over the Vikings.... the demeanor of the team started to change. Sure, guys say they are focused on winning "one game at a time". But you also see them starting to believe that they are good enough not only to win -- but dominate opponents. And that good things happen when you play well.

    Several national writers are calling it "mojo". Bill Parcells likened Favre to an old hunting dog, "He's got the scent now, and he's not going to let up."

    That, in itself, can be a powerful motivator. Guys study film a little more. They take better care of their bodies. They turn down promo appearances and signing events. They listen to their position coaches and work harder to correct their mistakes.... not wanting to be the one who lets down a teammate because of a mental lapse or because he was unprepared.

    Watch MMs and Favre's press conferences and locker room interviews with the players. You'll see what I'm talking about. After the first 7 games (with the exception of the Bears fiasco) MM, Favre and the players were happy and relieved to win games. MM showed that he's got a sense of humor.

    After the MN game, their demeanors started to change. Now, its as if they know they are good... but have to guard against overconfidence. They know that they have to keep working on getting better; that MMs mantra that their biggest challenge to getting to where they want to be is to "manage success".

    The bar has been set.

    At the beginning of the year, reporters chuckled at KGB's superbowl talk. This past week, a reporter asked Favre to compare this team to the '96 squad. When he said, "There's no way we can compare this team to '96, unless we win the Superbowl", no one was laughing.
     
  6. Zombieslayer

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    I thought I made it clear I was talking about the team. If not, this post needs tweeking.

    The reason I'm nervous is now I'm thinking we'll win it all, and anything less will be disappointing. We're better than '03, the last time we had a real shot.
     
  7. Zombieslayer

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    Excellent post. You said it much better than what I was trying to convey.
     
  8. warhawk

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    First of all anybody not totally enjoying this season is crazy. It won't happen often. No matter how good we ultimately turn out to be.

    Secondly, I see MORE members here more cautious than I do overconfident. I and a few others don't mind talking about upcoming events like the Dallas game and the playoffs.

    I have the right to look ahead. I'm a FAN. Not a player. I mean should I eat steak on Thursday night because that's what the players eat?

    I will INDULGE myself in these luxuries because I have been a fan for fifty years and know how seldom I can discuss certain topics in the manner before me now.

    We will beat Detroit because they cannot protect the QB and when they are pressured by a good team they don't score much.

    We will then go on to shock the world and beat Dallas because we can.
    Our defensive line is heads and shoulders above their overrated "0" line and their defense has NO ANSWER for the weapons we will throw a them.

    After that? I don't know. I don't want to get ahead of myself.
     
  9. pack_in_black

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    Yes, war. If you have the opportunity to eat delicious steak on Thursday, or any night of the week for that matter, you definitely should!!
     
  10. Fan4Life

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    I couldn't agree more.
     
  11. Aytumious

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    What we talk about here has no bearing on the team. This is for our enjoyment.

    Analysis and discussion is fun. Stressing like an NFL coach doesn't sound like very much fun to me unless I'm getting paid like one to do it.
     
  12. Danreb

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    It's still a breath of fresh air, man.

    If we were 1-9 this year, would we want to bother hearing about how we're taking one game at a time?

    Of course not.
     
  13. tromadz

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    What's the point of pre-season predictions if we take it 1 game at a time as fans? Shouldn't we just make 1 prediction, the first game of the season?
     
  14. Buckeyepackfan

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    Enjoy the wins, trust the coaches that they are keeping the players focused on the next game to be played, while planning ahead to the games left on the schedule.

    You can't win a championship in Sept. and Nov., but you sure can lose it. (see last years record), championships are won in Late November and December.

    You cannot blame some on this forum for looking ahead, it has been a few years since anyone could do this.

    I myself am going to enjoy the journey trusting in the coaches and veteran players to keep the young guys focused on what is important.

    Whatever happens in the next 6 weeks, it has been fun watching this team grow and mature into a real force in The NFL.

    Most teams have a good year or two then go into a 5 year re-building plan that usually lasts 10, The Packers had one bad year after 15 winning seasons, then 8-8 and who knows from this year on, but it sure looks promising.
    Be happy you are a Packer fan, and enjoy the season however you personally want to.
     
  15. all about da packers

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    That is such an excellent post.

    I mean you totally hit the ball out of the park with this one. :thumbsup:

    Edit- Of course with all due respect to Buckeye, Zombie, and warhawk, who had great posts also. But this one was by someone who doesn't post as much, and so it completely blew me away.
     
  16. MassPackersFan

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    Yep, excellent post there F4L.

    I was laughing and sort of groaning at KGB's Superbowl talk too. I had confidence in our team, and high hopes, but I can't believe what is happening right now. I read a short article recently in the national media that said something to the effect of, "It's hard not to get the feeling that something more than just football is happening up in Green Bay," and it made me shiver.
     

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