Overreaction or Proper Reaction: Packers Week 1
I don’t think this will be an every week thing on the blog, but since it’s ‘overreaction week’ for the National Football League where we freak out about teams and players, this made sense to include about the Green Bay Packers. There were many things from this game that people are latching onto and starting to use as Bible, even though, we are one week fresh into the NFL season.
Green Bay’s defense are monsters = Proper Reaction… I think – The great thing about Green Bay’s schedule to start the season is we will get a true view on how good this defense is through the first six to seven weeks of the season. They play a blend of good and bad offenses. Next week is a big test versus Atlanta, but after that, they get Cincinnati and Chicago at home. But they will travel to Minnesota and Dallas the following weeks then New Orleans back home. That’s three and three when it comes to good and bad offenses. We’ll see if this defense can hold up against some of the better offenses in the league starting on Sunday night.
The running game is a concern = Overreaction – This one will be the thing that people look stupid about on Sunday night around 10:30 no matter if Green Bay wins or loses. People want to push the panic button about Ty Montgomery rushing for 2.8 yards per carry, but in reality, he faced one of the best run defenses in the league. Over the last three years, Seattle has been third, first and seventh in rush defense. That’s a tall order for Montgomery. He faces Atlanta this week who were bad against the run last year and did not show signs of improvement in Week 1.
Packers offense will look more like the second half than first = Proper reaction – I don’t believe anyone believes Green Bay will have a stalled offense like they did in the first half. This team looked very lethal in the second half, even if they only scored 17 points. Green Bay showcased how they can hurt a team in many ways and pick on the guy who might be a little less talented than the others on the field. I would be shocked if we see this team score under 20 in the next three weeks.