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Packers and San Francisco Thoughts Week One

Thoughts after week one  for San Francisco and Green Bay. The Packers continue to make mistakes versus San Francisco. I want to look at the good and bad of the game.

First the good: The Packers defense were physical with San Francisco. The Packers played the run very well. Johnny Jolly played well for being out of football for three years. I saw today that the Packers were not only physical but setting the tone for the game.

The Bad: The secondary truly missed Morgan Burnett. M.D Jennings and McMillian are not starting safeties in this league. I made a point in my preview of the game. Vernon Davis and Boldin were going to be dealt with. Obviously, Dom Capers didn’t read my blog.

The Good: Aaron Rodgers is still the man. Yes, he didn’t pull it out at the end of the game. Aaron did his best with no running game and an average offense line. There were a couple of times he had a clean pocket.

The Bad: The running game. McCarthy needs to figure this out quickly. Rodgers cannot put the team on his back anymore. Not because he can’t do it. But, as Packer fans saw last year. No running game, no effective offense.

The Good: The Packers seemed comfortable playing San Francisco. If the Packers meet San Francisco again, we’ll be able to match up with them.

The Bad: McCarthy is 0-3 against Harbaugh. If you’re telling me Harbaugh is a smarter coach than McCarthy. I would love to hear your arguments. Harbaugh just has a better team at this time. That’s it. Give the Packers a Aldon Smith and let’s see what happens.

The Bad: The special teams. Jeremy Ross is not a difference maker. It’s time McCarthy realizes his special teams is a liability. You can’t put Cobb back there.
Cobb is too valuable on offense.

I give the Packers a 2.5 out of 5 for this game. Washington is up next. The Packers need to win this game. The Packers don’t need to go 0-2.

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2 Responses to “Packers and San Francisco Thoughts Week One”

  1. John Zoul says:

    The Packers Offensive Line is an average offensive line, however, outside of Sitton (another average O-Linemen) being totally dominated in the first half by Justin Smith (a true All-Pro), the pass protection was overall solid, especially compared to last years games with Bulaga and Newhouse playing. This leads me to the conclusion, that as Packers fans, we have overrated Bulaga and that Newhouse is a mediocre tackle, at best. Bakhtiari and Barclay held their own. This was an improvement over last year.

    The secondary, especially the safeties were absolutely abysmal. Neither player starting at safety made any plays in coverage, missed tackles, and were torched all game. Tramon Williams blew his coverage on Boldin, leaving him wide open on 4th and two, effectively eating up all of our timeouts and icing the game. We truly could have used two ILB’s who could cover on pass plays.

    Initial needs for next year’s draft: a starting-caliber safety and a starting ILB who can cover, Hawk is slow and has no coverage skills.

    I thought it was ironic with Harbaqugh complaining about us being a dirty team, talk about the pot calling the kettle black. They may be the dirtiest team in football.

  2. John says:

    John you make some good points. I was very pleased how the offensive line held out. Barclay and Bakhtiari did a pretty decent job. The coverage was horrible. Jennings and McMillian looked tentative. I still cannot believe Boldin was that open. Harbaugh is the Rex Ryan of the NFC.

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