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Four Reasons for an Embarassing Defeat vs. the Bengals

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1. Offensive Line gives up six sacks, five by Odom…to expound on this, without Greg Jennings, the Packers passing attack was anemic. Ryan Grant, 14 carries for 46 yards and a lost fumble. Grade for O-Line: F

2. Turning Cedric Benson into an All-pro: 29 carries for 141 yards. We need the added depth of B.J. Raji-next week at St. Louis or we will be destroyed by a much better RB than Benson….

3. Here’s our three leading tacklers: Woodson-9, Rouse-7, and N. Collins-5. Notice something? They’re all in our defensive backfield. Where were our LBs? Maybe Dom Capers needs to make some changes…a pathetic performance by a group of LBs that I’d thought was excellent. Grade: F
and not to be forgotten…

4. Special Teams…They out-punted and out-kicked us and dare I say, out-coached us. Telling statistic: Punt return yardage:Cincinnati-5 for 114 yards, Green Bay-not a single punt return, that is 114, not so “hidden yards” in their favor. Special Teams:Grade: F

Overall we got what my friend Sherry from Carolina calls “a good ol’ fashioned ass-whoopin’!” This game wasn’t as close as the final score.

Lastly, until we straighten-out our offensive line woes, we’re going to have trouble winning anything. Right now, we stink! What a difference a week makes….

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5 Responses to “Four Reasons for an Embarassing Defeat vs. the Bengals”

  1. PackerHaiku says:

    The offensive line
    Green & Gold embarrassment
    Not sure there’s a fix

  2. John Zoul says:

    PackerHaiku, that’s my apprehension as well. I hope we’re both mistaken. This performance by the o-line was worse than against the Bears. I wonder how mark Tauscher’s rehab is coming along?

  3. The Dude says:

    Peterson is coming 🙂

  4. John Zoul says:

    We’d best get our act together before he gets here or they’ll run us silly. If Cedric benson runs for 141 yards against us. What will Adrian Peterson do? I’ve got to believe that Dom Capers will make some changes for this week.
    Also, the offensive line looks like they’ll be without Chad Clifton for a few weeks…

  5. Chris says:

    Barnett doesn’t look right out there. He looks confused on his assignments and not as explosive. Put in Bishop, Chillar or Poppinga, they all looked great in preseason.

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