Thoughts after week four Detroit and Green Bay. The Packers continue the streak. Detroit has no answer to win at Lambeau. It doesn’t hurt that Calvin Johnson didn’t play. Let’s review the good and the bad of the game.
First the good: The Packers defense were physical and were able to shut down Reggie Bush. Reggie Bush looked good against Chicago last week. The Packers defense gang tackled all day long. Nick Perry looked like a number one draft choice. Neal is coming into his own. He could be force for the Packer defense.
The Bad: The red zone offense. The play calling by McCarthy makes one scratch their head. No quick slants, no rollouts, fade patterns to the back of the end zone. McCarthy is very tentative in his play calling in the red zone. I have no idea why?
The Good: Eddie Lacy was exactly what the Packer offense needs. A big back that wears you the defense down. That will enable the play action pass. Even though it wasn’t a play action pass. The pass Rodgers threw to Jones was partly due to the fact that the safeties were fooled believing Rodgers would not go long.
The Bad: Johnathon Franklin what’s the deal? One game you look like a great option at running back. This game you fumble again. Will the real Johnathon Franklin please stand up?
The Good: AJ Hawk. That’s right AJ Hawk was good. Matthews, Brad Jones, Francois all go down with injuries. AJ Hawk was able to keep the defense going smoothly. Mason Crosby another pleasant surprise. Two of the most maligned Packer players came through. It’s a good sign.
The Bad: INJURIES. Someone, anyone, please stop the curse of the injury bug on the Packers. Maybe we need to perform an exorcism on this team. Any other ideas I would love to hear them?
I give the Packers a 3.5 out of 5 for this game. This was a must win game. The Packers pulled it off. Next up Baltimore. Without Matthews out for a while, due to injury. We’ll see what this team is made of.