Packers Defense Shows Its Teeth & Leads The Way
Green Bay Packers defense had a rough 2016 season especially to finish the year where Atlanta blew out the NFC North champion in the NFC Championship game. Packers made a few changes to the defense, and while some of those players didn’t make a significant impact, some of the old standbys like Mike Daniels and Nick Perry came up with huge games to power Green Bay to victory, 17-9. This was a great win for Green Bay and a warning message for the rest of the National Football League.
I realize that Seattle’s offensive line is one of the worst in football, but goddamn, it’s hard to not be impressed with what we saw from Green Bay’s front seven. Daniels controlled the middle for the whole game, and Seattle could not come up with an answer. Daniels asked for more playing time in obvious passing downs and received just that where he made some real impact including a strip sack of Russell Wilson. Perry and Kenny Clark were also fantastic in this game. We’ll see how this front seven does against a tougher offensive line next week in Atlanta.
Green Bay’s offense took a little time to cook, but boy, did they show some signs in the second half to make you feel good as a fan. Aaron Rodgers had the quietest 311 passing yards that he’s had in quite some time. After giving up four sacks in the first half, Green Bay’s offensive line got their shit together in the second half for the most part. One of my favorite things from the game was Ty Montgomery becoming a factor in the running and passing attack. Expect more big things from him this season.
I know people like Bill Simmons and the FOX’s broadcast booth want to bitch about the officials, but that’s football. I would probably be doing the same honestly if the Packers were on the other end of this thing especially against Seattle. Jeremy Lane choked out Davante Adams with his fucking forearm, but people were focused on the ref’s language of a ‘punch.’ Sorry, not sorry.
We’re on to Atlanta.