Monday, September 21, 2009

Quick Thoughts on the Packers

Went to the Packer game yesterday and even though they lost, I totally enjoyed myself. Honest truth -- the Bengals should NOT have won that game. They had 13 penalties against them when I lost count and turned the ball over twice that resulted in scores for the Packers. But, the Bengals made the plays when they needed to make something happen - 3 and over 30 and they get the first down. Kudos to the Bengals for coming into Lambeau Field and overcoming their penalties. Honestly, can't those guys on the Bengals offensive line count?

The Packers played like high schoolers. So, here are my notes to the Pack...

  1. If you keep your defense on the field for most of the game, you will lose the game. Plain and simple. Those guys cannot carry you.
  2. Aaron Rodgers is a good quarterback. He needs time to hone his talent. Let's not bench him right off the back. This is actually geared to the fans.
  3. Offensive line -- if you don't protect your quarterback, he CAN'T THROW THE BALL.
  4. You don't use two timeouts near the end of a game you're losing, so you go under the two minute warning with NO timeouts.
  5. In the first half, the Pack was in field goal range. They punted. They should've kicked the field goal. The game wouldn't have come down quite to the wire and would've had a different outcome.
  6. This week -- and do this just for me -- practice running. The Pack had no running game. I swear it was like Rodgers rushed for more yards than anyone else.
  7. After your quarterback runs and gets the first down -- don't drop the football on the next carry. You lost your momentum and that was that.

God Bless

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The NFL

Let me start this by saying that I've paid minimal attention to football in the last ten years.  I don't Monday morning quarterback and frankly, I could care...

Except this weekend, my dad informed me that the new NFL network means that some people cannot see the games.  Apparently, the NFL wants to force the cable companies to carry their network.  That got me thinking, why.  I mean, I understand the money aspect, but the NFL makes a lot of money without having a network. 

Plus, what is my cable company going to drop -- or charge me -- for a channel I don't want?

So, at least in my house, NO MORE FOOTBALL.  No games, no talk, no holding up dinner because a game is still on.  We won't be watching the Super Bowl (yes, even it the Bears make it).

Care to join me?

God Bless

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