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Who Cares What Our Defense Is Ranked

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Bogart, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Bogart

    Bogart Duke Mantee

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    We ONLY gave up 3 points!

    I know we'll be hearing about letting Bradford throw 300 passing yards, but look at the positive, we only gave up 3 points. That is huge.
     
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  2. 2411t

    2411t Cheesehead

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    I keep saying red-zone D is the only D that counts!
     
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  3. Southpaw

    Southpaw Endorphin Junkie

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    To the worst team in the National Football League. Hardly anything to brag about, tbh.
     
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  4. Bogart

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    I would call Miami the worst before putting the Rams to that title.

    Look at the bright side of things.

    Baltimore gave up a TD against them, we did not.
     
  5. greenandgold

    greenandgold I'm Dirty Hairy Callahan

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    Well if Cam can throw 400+ on us and we still win, I'm sure not going to worry about a mere 300.
     
  6. Southpaw

    Southpaw Endorphin Junkie

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    Listen I'm not trying to bash the team, but really I think people are putting off some defensive woes we have right now that are going to hurt us down the road if they don't get corrected.
     
  7. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I have strong faith and conviction in this defense. I think in time, it will be an equal opposite elite force to our offense. That talent, energy and team chemistry is ever present. There were some major issues with pass rush and the secondary. They are getting corrected. They improve more and more as a team every week. Look at the D from the Panthers game and compare it to the D in the 2nd half of the Falcons game as well as the entire Rams game.
     
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  8. Croak

    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    This is a good D. Yards given up doesn't equate with Ws. You can expect a team that scores as fast as the Packers to give the other team at least some time to get some yards. I also question how many of the "yards given up" are given up because the other team is in catch up mode most of the game.
     
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  9. Bogart

    Bogart Duke Mantee

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    That's exactly what I am saying.

    People are gonna have a problem with our defense but the Atlanta game they helped us pull through when down by 14.

    I really don't care that they gave up 300 passing yards today against a desperate winless team that plays in a pass heavy offense. What matters is how many points they gave up to that passing attack, which was 3. We did not give up a touchdown.
     
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  10. VersusTheMoose

    VersusTheMoose Canadian Packer Fan

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    Yes, it is great they were able to hold them out of the end zone but there is lots of room for improvement and I guarantee you no one in that locker room is happy about letting the Rams rack up that many yards on offense.

    Let the haters hate and the band-wagoners flame, but I for one am going to look at the total picture after a win.
     
  11. okcpackerfan

    okcpackerfan Cheesehead

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    i am going to go with the colts as being the worst team in the league.
     
  12. Bogart

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    Yards are not points though.

    That's what matters.

    Give them time, and don't discount the Atlanta game. Our defense showed up against them.
     
  13. ivo610

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    Its getting better and I like that, but I worry what will happen against a competent QB like Rivers. Guess well see.
     
  14. Southpaw

    Southpaw Endorphin Junkie

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    No. Colts still have weapons on offense and their defense is still pretty damn good.

    Rams have Steven Jackson and that's about it.
     
  15. Powarun

    Powarun Big Bay Blues fan

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    I agree, yards /= points. We had the lead and let the offense build on it, but the game has got to end somehow and as long as the Packers points > opponents points we win.
     
  16. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    When you are talking about pro football the divide between the worst team in the NFL and the best is not that huge. Holding any professional team to 3 points is a very good outing by a defense. This team scored 7 on the Ravens. 13 on The Eagles, 16 on the Giants, and 10 on the Redskins. We are not the Dominant team we were at the end of last year yet but what does this defense have to do to get your respect.

    Taking away Steven Jackson is big. Burnett played a great game even with the club. There were all kinds of big plays made. And the great thing is, we are getting better each week even being banged up.
     
  17. VersusTheMoose

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    Yards are not points, no doubt, but when a team like the Rams puts up 424 total yards (25 more than the Packers posted) against you there is something to at least talk about. As I am sure DC, MM, and the rest of the staff will this coming week.
     
  18. Croak

    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    This team is now 6 and O. Can't some you guys enjoy a great win by an excellent team for just a little while without bellyaching?
     
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  19. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    They'll get corrected. Neal will be coming back and our pass rush will get better. Matthews, Woodson, Willams, and now Burnett, are banged up, Peprah and Burnett's play will continue to improve. Burnett made some big hits even with that big club on after that first missed tackle. With Capers coaching this defense, they will have it together going down the stretch if we can stay healthy. Still real early.
     
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  20. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    They are putting up those kinds of numbers because we are taking away the run game. It's the middle of October. How many yards do you think these teams are going to be putting up in December when we take away the run? You have to look past the stats and look at the game.
     
  21. realcaliforniacheese

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    Well said Croak, Well said.
     
  22. VersusTheMoose

    VersusTheMoose Canadian Packer Fan

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    I'll enjoy it when we are lifting our 5th Lombardi at the end of the season. I am not excited about beating the Rams. I never said I wasn't impressed with the outing, but I choose to look at the full picture.
     
  23. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    One game at at time.
     
  24. VersusTheMoose

    VersusTheMoose Canadian Packer Fan

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    ..Who said anything different??

    I am not excited after beating the Rams, you can share whatever emotion you wish.
     
  25. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    Hey, I am over the moon after every opponent. You never know in this leauge. there is not a huge difference between the worst team and the best team. Rodgers goes down and its a whole different game. I hold my breath till we have a three touchdown lead.
     

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