Gut Reactions: Undermaned Packers take apart Texans

Aaron's guyt reactions from the Packers win over the Texans. 

  • Shout out to Briant Gutekunst. This team took apart the Texans with a ton of backups. That's a sign they have some damn good depth. 
  • Great job sticking with the run early from LaFleur. 
  • Loved the design on the Sterngerger TD. Also, hell of a grab by the young TE. 
  • Billy Turner held up much better than I expected him to at left tackle. 
  • Jamaal did a really nice job putting his foot in the ground and hitting some of those backside runs
  • Raven Greene had a hell of a game today.
  • Hated to see the pass rushers get banged up, but glad they were able to come back. 
  • Corey made a great point on the watch party. Back in the day if it was 28-7 heading into the 4th quarter, you'd start drinking and have some fun. Now, with social media, we spend the final part of a blowout game nitpicking things. 
  • Not that the Packers haven't made a habit of letting teams back in games... 
  • Loved the hug Rodgers gave Malik Taylor. What a moment. 
  • If the FOX broadcast hadn't highlighted JJ Watt every five seconds, I wouldn't even have known he played today. Incredible work by LaFluer and the offense to neutralize him with a patchwork o-line. 
  • Speaking of the line, hell of a game from Rick Wagner. 
  • Hated punting on 4th and 2 but the punt team had a fantastic operation on the punt to pin the Texans. 
  • HELL of a play from Preston Smith on that 4th down. He also had a nice game overall. 
  • Bad whiff on protection from Dexter Williams on the blocked punt.
  • Montravious Adams played some really important minutes after popping up on the injury report this week. 
  • Onside kicks. Ugh. 
  • HELL of a play by Henry Black. 
  • Lots of folks will dismiss this win because of the Texans record. You can safely ignore those people. 
  • Love this team.
  • Go Pack Go. 
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CAG123's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:09 pm

Glad to get back in the win column but man this def tries its hardest to make games look closer than they really are

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:40 pm

Raven greene was playing well. His injury hurt the d. Oren burks replaced him for one series and got swalllowed up on that long run by d johnson. But yeah. Itd be nice to just shut teams down.

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CAG123's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:21 pm

Something about Raven Greene being that vital of a piece just bothers me he should bonus that’s how relatively talent deprived this LB group is.

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:53 pm

Especially after watching the bucs Lbs last week. At the end of the day, this defense does have talent. But they also have holes. Z n p smith have to get pressure and sacks for them to succeed. At least they held em to fgs when it mattered.

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Coldworld's picture

October 25, 2020 at 06:54 pm

He is a linebacker who is a safety and has real instincts. We need to clone him. The problem is we don’t have another like him.

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dobber's picture

October 26, 2020 at 05:13 am

The problem is...he can't stay on the field

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Stroh's picture

October 25, 2020 at 09:49 pm

Are you serious right now? The D held a very dangerous offense and QB in check the entire game! There was never any doubt about the outcome. They played their best game of the year and all you do gripe and pick nits!! Get a life!

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CAG123's picture

October 26, 2020 at 12:51 am

Man shut up you griping and bitching over something I said, circle of life

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johngalt's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:11 pm

Corey is high. Who starts drinking in the 4th quarter?

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marpag1's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:20 pm

Only those people who weren't able to start drinking before kickoff.

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buckyor's picture

October 25, 2020 at 11:32 pm

I figured most started an hour or two before kickoff like I do.

Damn MDT.

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HankScorpio's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:16 pm

Great bounceback win after an ugly loss. That is a bad Texans team but they won a playoff game last year. And the Packers are missing a whole bunch of key players.

Particular shoutout to Bobby Turner at LT. I didn't even know he was on the team. But he did a good job replacing Bakh.

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NickPerry's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:27 pm

LOOK who the Texans have lost to this year. Granted not a very good team BUT they've played probably the toughest schedule so far this season...Close to it at least.

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Coldworld's picture

October 25, 2020 at 06:55 pm

Well they had a heck of an off-season to overcome.

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JereJ's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:23 pm

It’s Billy Turner who has been on the team

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PeteK's picture

October 25, 2020 at 05:49 pm

Between Bobby and Billy we have two sold linemen. LOL

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dobber's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:58 pm

Any road win in the NFL is a good win...

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Chuck Velek's picture

October 26, 2020 at 06:44 am

Billy

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pacman's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:20 pm

Is there something in the new Packer DNA that has to let a team get back to within 2 scores?

Why weren't the Packers able to get more yds on the run today?

What is that white flag for that Williams was wearing?

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ImaPayne's picture

October 25, 2020 at 05:53 pm

New? Backer blowouts are usually the ones past week, we get blown out? It takes teams a while to get, gang rush Rodgers, pass early and often and the pack looks like a so so team. They just wait to long to figure this out.

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Guam's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:25 pm

Turner and Wagner played solid games at their tackle spots, both in pass pro and in run blocking (minus the one whiff by Wagner on Watt). Defense also played well only giving up 20 points. I hope Barnes is not badly hurt, but it was also good to see K. Martin on the field. The Packers may actually be developing some young ILBs. On to the Vikings!

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PeteK's picture

October 25, 2020 at 05:50 pm

and interior D linemen.

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flackcatcher's picture

October 25, 2020 at 10:49 pm

Has the light come on for Turner. Usually it takes 2-3 years for players to make the jump in that position. If Turner has, it changes a great many things the front office has to consider. Interesting...

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Since'61's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:30 pm

Good solid rebound effort by the Packers today. Rodgers to Adams was just there all day. Good work from the OL. Dillon not very impressive.

Defense played well but still had their C’mon man moments in the second half. I thought K.Martin had a nice NFL debut. Scott had a great day punting.

Good win but can’t wait to get Jones and Lazard back on offense. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since ‘61

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LayingTheLawe's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:34 pm

Turner: left tackle right tackle I guess the only mistake was lining him up at guard.

Davante Adams moves inside to the slot on a play, a safety walks over in coverage...I smile. 45 yard touchdown on the way.

Jamaal WIlliams isn't going to burst one for 80 but what a luxury to have him as the stand in.

Maybe we were seeing a P Smith that wasn't sustainable last season. Maybe this is what he is, solid and there to stuff a 4th down play.

Fantasy football reaction: Come on AR! Tonyan (rhymes with Funyun) had a TD there if you threw it better.

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Archie's picture

October 26, 2020 at 07:02 am

"....Turner: left tackle right tackle I guess the only mistake was lining him up at guard...."

Both insightful and hilarious.

"....Davante Adams moves inside to the slot on a play, a safety walks over in coverage...I smile. 45 yard touchdown on the way...."

Yes indeed. Texans were not well coached today. I think coaches quit after OT loss to TEN last week.

Great post!

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:38 pm

AR had a great game considering I didn't think he was particularly accurate or sharp in this game. That just shows how good he really is.

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PeteK's picture

October 25, 2020 at 05:58 pm

I agree, he did miss some throws. Adams makes up for it by catching anything near him.

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Coldworld's picture

October 25, 2020 at 06:58 pm

Sometimes even great QBs take time to get back their mojo. Great receivers help.

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Rossonero's picture

October 25, 2020 at 09:30 pm

Agreed. I thought he had happy feet several times...his mechanics get a bit sloppy at times, but his arm talent and football IQ are just off the charts. I guess he's one of the few that can get away with stuff like that.

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Oppy's picture

October 25, 2020 at 11:29 pm

I don't think any QB can become complacent about stuff like that without it affecting their play.

Rodgers in 2018 and even some of 2019 is case in point. There were a lot of ugly throws due to sloppy mechanics.

Coming into 2020 Rodgers has clearly put an increased focus on his mechanics, for the first time in years, and it shows. Today he was perhaps a bit sloppier than he has been all year, but still much better form than the previous few years.

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Leatherhead's picture

October 25, 2020 at 09:55 pm

At one point, the TV graphic had him at 22 for 30....8 incompletions. Of those, I know that at least 3 were throwaways, one was a clear drop, and one was a little behind Adams

I don’t recall Rodgers taking any hard hits.

If we can protect him, this offense is good enough to reach the Super Bowl.

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:45 pm

Raven greene was everywhere. Hope hes okay. Hes good at covering backs and the slot guys and he also can fill holes. Z smith and clark and the run d stepped up. K martin and vernon scott did some nice things as well. Onto Minnesota. Oh yeah. Davante is back.

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4thand1's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:54 pm

This team is deep at running back. Special teams gets an F today. Defense gets a B+. Offense gets an A+. Man we need Lazard back then look out. When healthy I'll take Devante over any WR.

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Coldworld's picture

October 25, 2020 at 07:01 pm

Well the punt block looked like a really poor effort by D Williams that forced J Williams back on ST. I wonder if D Williams might not get much longer.

Scott and the rest were great otherwise except the muffed onside. Guess we may have been short handed? Don’t remember Sullivan there last time.

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nostradanus's picture

October 25, 2020 at 08:51 pm

Shoutouts
Jamal Williams - Tough as nails
Jace Sternberger - Nice TD play
Billy Turner - At LT nice game!
Big Bob Tonyan "Tunyan"
Aaron Rodgers and Davante Freekin Adams!

Krys Barnes - #51 is legit
Kamal Martin - Looked good in limited action
Jaire "Shutdown" Alexander
Raven Green - physical tackler at S
Montravious Adams - made some plays
Smith Bros. - were both active today

MLF - still hasn't lost two in a row!

5 & 1 and 2 & 0 in the division is a very good start to the season

Loving these Packers!

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fordguy's picture

October 25, 2020 at 05:11 pm

Davante Freekin who?

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Hematite's picture

October 25, 2020 at 05:20 pm

And Rashan Gary will never amount to anything.
What a terrible waste of the 12th pick in the draft.

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WisconsinStrong's picture

October 25, 2020 at 07:43 pm

Love the shoutouts! Not sure how someone could give a thumbs down to this post, unless they're simply unhappy with everything in the universe? Feels great to win today, especially with all of the injuries and gritty next-man-up contributions across the team. Go Pack Go!

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marpag1's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:14 pm

"Lots of folks will dismiss this win because of the Texans record. You can safely ignore those people. "

I guess people can ignore whoever they want to ignore. But if the question is "how good are the Packers," I definitely do not think anyone should ignore the reality that 3 of the Packers' 5 victories have come over 1-win teams, and that the record of their past opponents currently stands at an abysmal 14-24. They have only played 2 teams with winning records. They beat one by a touchdown and got obliterated by the other one.

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dobber's picture

October 25, 2020 at 05:00 pm

True, but you can only play the teams on your schedule.

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PeteK's picture

October 25, 2020 at 06:05 pm

Lost to the Steelers by 7 and Titans by 6. Loosen your belt and let a long and smelly one go. LOL

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stormin's picture

October 25, 2020 at 07:33 pm

They are still all professional teams , just as I told a Vqueens fan before they played Atlanta !!

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crayzpackfan's picture

October 25, 2020 at 03:58 pm

Great and inspired bounce back performance.

Great balance on offense though a little #17 reliant.

Awesome red zone play (creative play calling).

The middle of the defense was a welcome surprise.

The lack of Dillion use still bewildering for a 2 pick.

MVS is at mid season regression form.

Can’t wait to see the “poot” post by that only farts guy.

My Woodford Reserve is going down smooth.

Go Pack!!

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marpag1's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:17 pm

Nice call on the Woodford. Personally I lean to the scotch side, but Woodford makes some tasty bourbon.

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crayzpackfan's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:33 pm

I still have a few go to single malts, but the last year or so, I’ve been giving Tennessee and Kentucky some American made exploration. I have to say, they’re closing the gap. Thanks for recognizing Woodford.

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PeteK's picture

October 25, 2020 at 06:07 pm

I still prefer my Old Grand Dad.

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MITM's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:04 pm

did Barnes come back in after he went out?

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:55 pm

Nah. Neither did greene.

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Lphill's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:22 pm

A team with good linebackers will shut the Packers down like the bucs did, that game should be a learning experience , today was a game the Packers are expected to win .

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 25, 2020 at 05:04 pm

It takes more than just a few good lbs to shut the packers down. Rodgers threw those 2 pics and then tried too hard to overcome them and he and lafleur both did not stick to the game plan. Yeah your right the bucks lbs are awesome but lbs aint gonna do shit against a healthy davante adams.

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Coldworld's picture

October 25, 2020 at 07:02 pm

Perhaps the fastest ILB duo in the game as well.

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Stroh's picture

October 25, 2020 at 10:10 pm

Absolutely no doubt about that. What's baffling is why thwy tried running outside zone against them. You have to run right at speed to neutralize it. Poor game plan by LaFleur.

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WisconsinStrong's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:24 pm

Aaron and Corey to LaFleur on Wednesday: "Run the damn ball."
LaFleur to Rodgers and Williams on Sunday: "Run the damn ball."
Coincidence? Or CHTV influence?
Hmmm . . .

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splitpea1's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:45 pm

So much for "Is the Lafleur/Rodgers offense better off without Davante?" and "What To Do at LT if Bakh Can't Go."

A couple of real fine plays by Preston Smith and Vernon Scott in the latter part of the game.

Solid game from Jamaal. Surprised to see that Dillon didn't get more carries, but I guess MLF just likes to go with what works.

Nice to see Taylor get his first TD.

It's only a win vs. Houston, but hey, they're on the schedule, and the Packers dispatched of them without much drama.

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Leatherhead's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:43 pm

The offense looks better when we protect our QB. Turner was a guy some people wanted to cut so we’d have money to sign another runsfastjumpshighguy. I’m glad our GM isn’t that stupid.

The offense did well without Bakhtiari or Jones. I doubt that we NEED to resign either.

In all 5 wins, our opponent has not snapped the ball once in the second half with a chance to tie or take the lead.

I’ve never seen so many people get their panties in a wad over garbage time points.

We are nota better team without Adams. Rodgers-to Adams has to be stopped, and if it’s not, you aren’t going to stop this offense and you aren’t going to win.

MSV...I’ve been about as patient and understanding as I can be, but he just keeps disappointing me. Taylor appears to be ascending in the eyes of the coaches and QB.

I am unable to understand why we cannot prevent successful onside kicks when we know they are coming.

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dobber's picture

October 25, 2020 at 05:02 pm

"In all 5 wins, our opponent has not snapped the ball once in the second half with a chance to tie or take the lead."

Yep. Despite all the consternation over the D, this game was not as close as the final score indicated.

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CAG123's picture

October 25, 2020 at 05:54 pm

Not giving up late TDs is a habit this def needs to adopt how many last second walk off TDs did we see this week? I think 3-4 yeah the score wasn’t as close as it looked how about keeping it that way for a change?

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CAG123's picture

October 25, 2020 at 05:50 pm

So you missed the Saints the game

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Leatherhead's picture

October 25, 2020 at 06:40 pm

You are correct. The Saints were within 7, with the ball, in the third quarter. Not the fourth.

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CAG123's picture

October 25, 2020 at 06:51 pm

It was 27-27 at the end of the third the Packers got a FG to make it 30-27 in the fourth...

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Leatherhead's picture

October 25, 2020 at 10:50 pm

When you are right, you are right. I double checked and still got it wrong. Let me amend my initial statement

In FOUR of our five wins, our opponent never snapped the ball in the second half with a chance to take the lead or tie. The exception was New Orleans.

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Tedlyflyfisher's picture

October 25, 2020 at 04:46 pm

Good win. 5-1 is a good place to be.

I’ve had it with our Notre Dame contingent. Dexter Williams is responsible for that blocked punt. And yet again ESB is on the field and does nothing. Enough talk about potential; we need production!

And MVS is really underperforming. Glad to see Malik Taylor get a TD, and nice to see Rodgers share in his excitement. This team has a spark. Let’s go home and clobber the Vikings. And hopefully more of the injured players can return to the field. GO Pack, GO!

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Alberta_Packer's picture

October 25, 2020 at 05:39 pm

I think we will see the receiving corps (WRs) as a centre of attention (along with the d-line) next season for Gutekunst and company.

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CheesyTex's picture

October 25, 2020 at 09:04 pm

ESB still deserves a chance to get the rust off. He did make a nice play to down a punt at the two. MVS has all but proven he won't develop. I'm betting we see more of Taylor, ESB, and Shepard instead of MVS as the season wears on.

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Archie's picture

October 26, 2020 at 07:13 am

Yeah, Claypool was the golden domer that would be huge right now.

I'd like to see Dillon catch the ball in space.

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LoftKing's picture

October 25, 2020 at 05:03 pm

I saw people on the field I didn't even know where on the team!

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Coldworld's picture

October 25, 2020 at 07:05 pm

And they mostly played well. I agree with Aaron, Gute has rebuilt our depth.

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Archie's picture

October 26, 2020 at 07:14 am

yeah, like Henry Black. If he plays like that all the time, we just found ourselves a pro bowler!

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ImaPayne's picture

October 25, 2020 at 06:02 pm

I look at the record and am not awed except a win is better then a loss. I also see other games and there must be 8 teams that the pack can't beat on there best day.
No playmakers on d.
Rodgers to Adams is great until Adams gets doubled, then Rodgers goes into shell.
Rodgers is the only qb who sees a big rush and tosses ball away if Adams, not anyone else isn't open.

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stormin's picture

October 25, 2020 at 07:36 pm

Go rout for the Bears or Queens then dumb ass !

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 25, 2020 at 10:37 pm

After the falcons game this was the same guy saying "jaire is too slow". Hes somethin else this guy.

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packer132's picture

October 25, 2020 at 09:14 pm

Did you watch the game?? The Packers won 35-20 by the way.

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 25, 2020 at 10:32 pm

You really are a fuckin pain dude. Jaire isnt a playmaker? Z smith? What about when lazard comes back? Was rodgers in a shell against fhe saints? When davante was hurt? And he dropped dimes to lazard the entire game?

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Farts_After_Wins's picture

October 25, 2020 at 06:25 pm

*poot*

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Johnblood27's picture

October 25, 2020 at 07:49 pm

took you long enough to work that one out...

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flackcatcher's picture

October 25, 2020 at 09:51 pm

I was worried...

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Rossonero's picture

October 25, 2020 at 09:32 pm

The team responded very well after getting pounded last week. Today was a good result for us, considering we had some key players out.

What disappointed me was Dexter Williams on the blocked punt (he didn't even try!) and then MVS. MVS is blowing the opportunity of a lifetime while Lazard is out. He will look back on these days and it will haunt him.

Similar to 2006 when the Packers took Greg Jennings, I REALLY REALLY hope Gutekunst is smart enough to spend a 1st or 2nd rounder on a WR. He can't keep depriving Rodgers of weapons. MVS, ESB, et. are not the answer.

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flackcatcher's picture

October 25, 2020 at 10:13 pm

There is something going on with Rodgers and MVS. Friend who is front office guy for AFC team pointed out how many times MVS was open on his routes, and that Rodgers flat out refused to throw to him. In all other aspects the Packers want in their system, MVS is fine. He guesses that MVS may be too quick for Rodgers in the route tree. Both may need time separate from normal practice to sync up. Right now Rodgers seems only to trust MVS on fly or skinny post routes. It is an issue that MLF will have to deal with. (I was at game today with AFC guy. He's an old friend... :-)

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Stroh's picture

October 25, 2020 at 10:25 pm

When the Packers were on the clock in rd 1, there were nothing but rd 2 WR left. When they were on the clock in rd 2, there were only rd 3 WR left.If you have a great QB you don't waste 1st rd picks on WR. The Packers have proven that ovet the years.

Rodgers has had a plethora of weapons most of his career. At the moment not so much. I'm glad ghey didn't reach for one this year.

Next years draft should be OT, DL and WR depending how the board falls.

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Archie's picture

October 26, 2020 at 07:15 am

Jury still out on EQ.

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PeteK's picture

October 26, 2020 at 07:47 am

He did contribute on special team with two excellent plays.

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PackersWinning's picture

October 25, 2020 at 10:12 pm

Production wise....Gary gets a hell of a lot of money to do zip. MVS now we know why with his speed he was available late in the draft. Lastly thank God Tom aka “Spoon” isn’t our GM....big Mike would still be coaching in GB. Oh...and Nick Perry would still be starting.

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flackcatcher's picture

October 25, 2020 at 10:20 pm

BS. Thompson had retired already. Gute was the GM and had to clean up Murphy's mess. Oh, and McCarthy was in the last year of his contract when he was fired in the middle of the night. PS. Nick Perry played out his contract, and is out of the league. The NFL is a brutal business...

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flackcatcher's picture

October 25, 2020 at 10:44 pm

Radom thoughts: Agree with Nagler. (Second week in a row. UGH!! ) Brian Gutekunst is one of real good GMs in the league. Bob Harlan saves the Packers. Again. MLF is growing as a HC. Knowing he screwed up last week he went back to basics. Run the ball. Run to daylight. Run to victory. Play action works when the front seven has to play gap protection. JJ Watt. Who? Second week in a row Pettine has played his base 3-5. Second week in a row the Packers have shut down a run game. Raven Greene the one player who makes this defense work? Average Rodgers is still a top ten QB is this league. Notice Rodgers threw off his back foot only a couple of times. Man must have been working his video hard last week. Was at the game in Huston. Packers were much quicker off the ball in all phases. Uncovered onside kicks, a tradition that continues. GPG. I need a (root) beer.... :-)

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Archie's picture

October 26, 2020 at 07:16 am

Things could be worse - we could be Dallas Cowboy fans. Oh my!

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