Star Ratings: Packers-Titans
You always remember the worst games, right? Green Bay played a horrific game on Sunday giving up 47 points and looking like they quit from the opening snap. Once again, Packers gave up a huge play to start the game, and they were down multiple touchdowns before people had their second helping of chili. Let’s talk about the good and the bad.
Davante Adams – It’s been an amazing three weeks for Davante Adams. He’s been very effective as a possession wide receiver and become the second option for Aaron Rodgers. Adams had six catches for 156 yards. If Adams were a little quicker, he would have a broke one of the big pass plays for a touchdown. He’s been great for the team. I would love to see how the people who all were so negative on him last year, and what they are saying today. Adams being one of the few bright spots, what a world.
Titans Offense – Usually we don’t do the other side of the coin, but credit needs to be given to Tennessee’s offense. Marcus Mariota, DeMarco Murray and Delanie Walker are a dangerous group. Titans play a fun brand of football. I can’t believe Mike Mularky is a competent enough coach to put something like this together. Tennessee could be 9-7 when the season is done with but a respectable 8-8 would be great for a team who looks good for the future.
Aaron Rodgers – He played from behind for the entire game, but Aaron Rodgers had a good football game from a stats perspective. He shredded Tennessee’s defense for 371 yards on 31 completions with two touchdowns including a twenty yard run for a score. Rodgers only completed 10 of 23 passes beyond 10 yards, therefore, he missed some opportunities for the deep completions. Rodgers did look better than last week which is a good thing, but he can only do so much with a limited defense.
Jordy Nelson – Another strong day for Jordy Nelson who treat Parrish Cox like a JV benchwarmer with 12 catches on 126 yards with a touchdown reception. Tennessee did not have an answer for Nelson all game long. There were so many terrible parts of this football affair, but one thing fun to watch was how Jordy could do whatever hell he wanted to in this football game.
Blake Martinez – Even though Murray went bonkers on his first run of the day, Green Bay limited him to 48 yards for the rest of the game. Martinez led the charge on the defense. He put his nose right in the mix and slowed Murray down at the point of attack. Martinez also got a nice stick on Mariota. It will be interesting to see how Green Bay’s linebacker crew looks if Jake Ryan is out for a significant amount of time.
Ty Montgomery – This really isn’t Ty Montgomery’s fault. I have no fucking clue what Mike McCarthy and Green Bay offense were thinking by giving Richard Rodgers so many snaps and Montgomery so little. Montgomery showed time and again in three weeks that he could be an integral part of this offense, but the coaching staff decided more of Rodgers’ plotting ass the better. Hopefully, Green Bay sees what they have in Montgomery.
Jason Spriggs – Like Montgomery, I won’t be too hard on Spriggs. He had to come into the game and face the pass rush of Brian Orakpo who is one of the best rushers in the game. Spriggs was under fire from the first snap he filled in for David Bakhitari. That being said, he had some major issues not giving Rodgers enough time in the pocket.
Trevor Davis – Cannot have a muff punt when Green Bay is trailing by multiple touchdowns. Packers made a three-and-out stop and would get the ball back right after Green Bay just found themselves on offense. It could have been 21-14 or 21-10 and it’s a different ball game. Instead, Davis muffs a punt that he should have let bounce and Packers found themselves down 28-7. Sad.
Micah Hyde – What a piss poor game from Hyde. He’s been pretty good for the most part against tight ends all year, but the last couple weeks we’ve seen Hyde fall off a little bit. Jack Doyle had 61 yards with five catches. Delanie Walker went off with nine catches for 124 yards and a touchdown. I wonder if Hyde’s shoulder is giving him more trouble than he’s letting on. Bad news for Green Bay is Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis are waiting next week.