PackCap: Montgomery’s Error Eludes Potential Greatness
Aaron Rodgers was ready to write another chapter in the long-running novel of his career. He would get the ball trailing by two points with 2:02 left on the clock. Ty Montgomery channeling his inner Desmond Howard took the ball out of the end zone and fumbled the football. Los Angeles recovered the ball and run out the clock on Green Bay. Once again, Packers fans are wondering what if after a crushing loss. Too many mental mistakes left the Packers with another loss. They’re now 3-3-1 heading into a tough as nails matchup in New England.
Defense showed up in a major way
Love what I saw from the defense for most of the game. They played one of their best overall games of the season. One of the issues with Mike Pettine’s defense is they’ve come out flat to start the game. That didn’t happen. Green Bay showed some great blitz packages and were ready for the high-flying Rams offense. Blake Martinez, Jaire Alexander, Clay Matthews and Kenny Clark all stood out in this game. The ones that might get discussed in the “Excitement Meter” tomorrow are Alexander and Martinez. Alexander is making a case for a top defensive rookie, and Martinez is starting to develop himself as an all-around linebacker.
Aaron Jones is your running back
I don’t know how many more times we need to go over this with the team. Mike McCarthy cannot fully buy in with Aaron Jones. I don’t get it. He’s the best running back in Green Bay in some time. He had 82 yards on 11 carries. That’s a little under eight yards per carry. He needs to be the lead rusher and run for 15-20 times per game. Jamaal Williams still deserves some time especially as a pass-blocker but that’s about it.
The first half stall
One of the killers of this game was the first half for Green Bay. Much of it falls on Aaron Rodgers’ shoulders. He takes a sack when the team could have at least tried a long field goal to begin the game. Rodgers would then only be able to lead two field goal drives including one where he checked out of a pass to run the football with Jones on 3rd and five. That didn’t work out. If those are both touchdowns, the rout is on in Los Angeles.
Yep, it’s the biggest game of the year for some fans. I tend to disagree with that but that’s what the podcast is for this week. New England-Green Bay at Foxboro on Sunday night. The hype is already huge around it. People will be talking all week. I actually feel pretty good versus New England. Mike McCarthy always seems to do well versus the Pats and New England’s defense is not intimidating. If Gronk is healthy, that’s terrifying versus our safeties.