PackCap: A Star is Born – The Aaron Jones Story
“I’m running into the end zooooooone, no one can stop meeee.” Oh, sorry I’m trying to think of how we would create a song about Aaron Jones becoming a star before our very eyes in Green Bay. I said in the preview that ‘Aaron Jones needs to carry the ball 18-21 times in this game or I’m coming to Green Bay to have a discussion with Mike McCarthy.” While the 18 carries didn’t happen, the Packers breakout of the young running back definitely did with 15 carries for 145 yards with two touchdowns. For the first time in a long time, Packers look dominant on the ground. It’s time for the Packers to look towards the ground first, not the air.
Let’s continue to talk about Jones’ game – Brett Favre is an amazing quarterback and always was the focal point of Green Bay’s offense. Yet there were years where they rode the running game. Dorsey Leaves, Edgar Bennett, Ryan Grant and a few others. They all made Favre better. You can’t say that for Aaron Rodgers’ career in Green Bay. Eddie Lacy had two good years, and one of those years, Green Bay went to the NFC Championship game. They rode Lacy that season especially late in the year. That needs to happen again at Lambeau. Jones is going to have games to run wild and put up more big numbers.
Ron Zook… You gotta leave – How many mistakes do you have to make as a unit? My goodness, the special teams are a complete disaster. Tramon Williams fumbled the ball. Lucas Patrick took back a kick for god knows what reason (Actually, I loved it as a big man, but not a great football play), Dolphins ran a successful fake punt, and I’m sure there were a few things I’m missing. Every fucking week there is an issue with the special teams. If they fuck up again in Seattle, Zook has to be gone before the Minnesota game even if that’s not how McCarthy does it.
Sack Attack – Miami missed three offensive lineman today, and it showed. Packers took advantage of a weak offensive line with their blitz-attacking style. Green Bay had themselves a day being in the kitchen of Brock Osweiler all game long. Hate to say it, but once Nick Perry left the field, Green Bay’s pass rush almost got better. Dean Lowry, Kyler Fackrell, Montravius Adams, Kenny Clark, Raven Greene and Reggie Gilbert all had sacks. Green Bay stood tall today and took advantage of a depleted Dolphins team.
Green Bay heads to Seattle on a short week. Is it ideal? No, no it’s not. Thankfully for Green Bay, they’re home and didn’t have to travel on Sunday. Green Bay is winless on the road, and they’ll look to snap that streak on Thursday night. Seattle is playing decent football, but they cannot seem to finish games Sound familiar? This game will probably determine a ton in the NFC playoff race.