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Monday, October 09, 2006
Where's the Pass Rush?
The Packers lose a heartbreaker to the Rams 23-20 falling just short on the comeback attempt. This would be game #2 that the Packers had a legit chance of winning this year, but just didn't do enough to get the job done.
Some may point here or there for the reasons: not enough experience on the team (but the rookie OG sure did a nice job opening gaping holes for Noah Herron didn't they?) or that Favre got cold in the 2nd half (he did have the big TD to the Rookie Of the Year Greg Jennings and had a great 4th Q). True, the fumble killed them, but how about some pass blocking there? Still others will comment on the 3 dropped INT's by the D (how could you drop that one in your chest Al Harris?). But for me, I'm going with the non-existant pass rush.
Sure, point out that they had 2 sacks, but other than those, there was virtually no pass rush. On many of Bulger's pass attempts there was nobody in his face or even making him move around. Our secondary and overall pass defense is poor enough without the opposing QB getting so much time to choose that he can play some Jacks, a game of Euchre and then throw the ball.
Can we bring back Ezra Johnson and Sean Jones please?
I didn't see the game (we get the damn Bears around here most times) but did listen to parts fot he game on Sirius.
This is a young team (youngest in the league) that makes rookie mistakes. The defensive secondary is horrible and will take their lumps.
This will be a difficult year, and next year might be one of those 7-9 type years. But look out two years from ow...especially with a good quality free agent acquisition or two. I see potential on offense...Jennings especially, and at LB and OL too. Just a lot of youth right now, which is bad to have short term in the NFL, they need to learn how to win the close ones like yesterday.
I agree JB. This year is going to be painful. The OL has been playing better as of late and College is really starting to take to the OL system after a rough start. The Packers ran to his side most of the game and the holes were huge.Post a Comment
Jennings and Hawk are going to be studs, that is obvious. If College continues to improve how he has, the top 3 picks of this draft will be major contributors for years to come. Add in Jason Spitz as a solid RG and that would make 4 of the top 5 picks as quality starters. This will be looked at as an outstanding draft in several years.
The secondary needs a good coach in the worst way. Far too many poor plays and positioning by that unit. A solid coach would make a world of difference there.
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