Packers Excitement Meter Week 3: Sloppy Day in DC
There isn’t too much to be excited about the Green Bay Packers performance in DC, but the excitement meter goes on. For those unfamiliar, the excitement meter features players to be very excited about from a week to week basis then those who we do not feel good about this week plus the weeks to come. This isn’t the Packers’ best game. You heard it on the podcast, you’ll read it here, the Packers played like shit. This isn’t one where they are a ton of moral victories to come from a loss.
Category 5 Excited: Aaron Jones – Yes, he did not play a ton, but it’s worth getting excited about for Week 3. Aaron Jones rushed for 42 yards on six carries, and he caught one pass then nearly caught a wheel route later in the game. Jones is going to be the starter in a couple weeks. I don’t know if the breakout is coming this week or next week. If Jones isn’t the starter by San Francisco, we have a real problem. He clearly established himself as the lead dude. Let’s hope Mike McCarthy sees it that way.
Category 4 Excited: JK Scott – The punter is in the second spot. Yes, it was that kind of day in DC. I have to give it up to JK Scott. He had a great day punting yet again. I know people want to talk about Seattle’s punter, and yes, he has a rocket leg. Yet how about some love for JK Scott? He had a great day punting with two of five punts inside the 20. He did a great job in the bad weather.
Category 3 Excited: Kenny Clark – Even though Green Bay gave up over 100 yards to Adrian Peterson, Kenny Clark showed some flashes like he usually does on a Sunday. He had nine tackles, six solo ones with a pass deflection as well. C;ark played well on the defensive line yet again. He’s been one of the best Packers on the roster through three weeks of the season.
Category 2 Excited Kentrell Brice – Oh yeah, get him off the fucking field. I cannot watch another game with Brice on the field. He cost Green Bay a touchdown with badly judging a 46 yard touchdown to Paul Richardson. If Brice plays that better, it’s either picked off or he makes a play on the ball to break it up. He is not a starting free safety in the National Football League. He’s a fine player but nothing special. Really, this could be Category 1, but that spot is reserved for one player this week.
Category 1 Excited: Randall Cobb – One of the worst games from Cobb in a long while. Cobb played absolutely awful. He had three drops. Two on third down and one on a fourth down. All three were easy catches and should have advanced Green Bay’s offense. Then he had a fumble in the middle of the fourth quarter leading to a Washington field goal. All of this was gross from Cobb. Look forward to the big bounce back next week.