Packers Quit on the 2018 Season in Loss to Arizona
Every August, there’s a sense of optimism with the Green Bay Packers. You have Aaron Rodgers. You have a successful team, and there’s a belief that they can be a playoff team at the very least then potentially make a run to the Super Bowl if things go right for the team. Sure, there were some questions about this team, but things looked on the positive side of the equation. Flash forward to December 2nd where this chapter of Green Bay Packers football comes to a close. Mike McCarthy is no longer welcomed. Questions will rage about Aaron Rodgers and if he’s declining leading to others wondering if Green Bay handicapped themselves in the next five years. I watched Green Bay quit on their coach in a pathetic, gutless loss to Arizona as the Packers gave up on their season. This team didn’t want to fight. Rodgers knew it after Minnesota
You know what’s fucked up about this whole season? We all held belief they could pull it together and put themselves into the playoff conversation after a ‘get-right’ spot against Arizona Cardinals. Remember, this Cardinals team is 2-9, now 3-9, and they only beat San Francisco, another 2-9 team, this season. Now, they have Green Bay to add to that list. In one of the most stunning games of Packers football in my 30 years, Green Bay let a West Coast team come into Lambeau and win the game. Yes, Mason Crosby could have sent it to overtime. But the team played like road kill for two full quarters before waking up for a drive. All the Packers had to do was stop Josh Rosen on 3rd and motherfucking 23rd, and they would have the ball back with good field position tied at 17. Instead, he found Larry Fitzgerald which led to Zane Gonzalez hit a field goal with under two minutes left.
Despite Rodgers leading the team to a field goal attempt, he wasn’t sharp. Again, Rodgers expressed his frustrations like a petulant child when a Packers receiver slipped on the wet grass. Heaven for fucking bid that happens forgetting that Davante Adams bailed Rodgers’ ass throughout the game and multiple times throughout the season. For what seems like the fifth straight game, Rodgers seems like a player that’s trying to get his coach fired. The Alex Smith special he put on today almost felt like a fuck you to everyone who said he tried to hit the home run. ‘Want to see what happens when I check down all the time?’ Here you go, assholes.
Packers didn’t make any turnovers. Packers didn’t do anything dumb besides Josh Jones not knowing where the football was on a punt. They just simply got outplayed by a team that has nothing to play for. Green Bay acted like their season ended in Minneapolis last week when in reality, they had a chance to revive themselves like John Snow. Instead, they chose to remain dead with their guts, heart, brain all left in Minnesota. Packers were a team lacking any emotion and excitement. They deserved everything they got today.
Season is over. I’ll see you at Lambeau next week to watch two disappointing franchises trip all over themselves.