PackCap: Green Bay Stay Winless, Punchless & Gutless on the Road
After laying around with my girlfriend postgame, I knew I had to write, podcast and do a few other things before I went to bed to begin the first full week in two weeks at work. It took me an hour to start typing about the Packers. I’m crushed. It’s hard to describe the feeling. Watching the game, I wasn’t that mad, just disappointed. Disappointed that this season has been a big waste of all our fucking time. Disappointed that I didn’t have the foresight to see the real problems with the team. Disappointed that Green Bay looked like dogshit on national television. It’s hard to be positive at a time like this
Mike McCarthy gotta go – Green Bay does not have an owner. If Green Bay did have an owner, McCarthy is not the coach tomorrow night. Green Bay would fire him and move on to the next guy. They would like Joe Philbin or someone else take his place for the final five weeks of the season whilst the Packers get ready for one last shot. The owner would see it as a ‘Hail Mary’ attempt. Nothing else is working, why not shake it completely up. Ron Zook getting released would not surprise me honestly. How many special teams fuck ups does that guy get before it’s adios?
The whole team is hurt – This doesn’t even soften the blow. There were years where I point to injuries and be like ‘Guys, it’s hard to judge Green Bay’, although, that’s not happening this year. Randall Cobb has a gimpy hamstring like an old fucking man. Kevin King cannot stay healthy to save his soul. Mike Daniels was sorely missed with a foot injury. Receivers got hurt. David Bakhtiari went out with a knee injury. These are all signs that the crows are ready to feast on the dead. Green Bay hasn’t given them that shot yet.
Aaron Rodgers is…. – I have no answers for Rodgers. It’s like watching Superman become human. Austin Powers without his mojo. I don’t get it. Game is on the fucking line and he misses two huge throws. One bunny to Equanimeous St. Brown , the other, a beautiful, wide-open touchdown to Davante Adams. Those are both money throws for Rodgers last year and the years before. Maybe he’s really hurt and just playing it through it. Maybe, he’s not the same quarterback. I don’t know.
Next up: Green Bay heads home to play Arizona Cardinals. They were wallopped by 35 points today by the Los Angeles Chargers. David Johnson should be a factor in this one, and Josh Rosen gets his first experience at Lambeau Field. It will be a chilly one up there which is something the Packers like in the last month of the year. Green Bay will look to find some momentum.