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.