Thoughts after week nine Chicago and Green Bay. This is getting a too familiar site. Injuries to Packer players, and now Rodgers is the latest in a long line of injuries. This injury is the most costly, you can’t rush Rodgers back. Otherwise, he could reinjure his collarbone. Remember Charles Woodson and his collarbone injury. He was out nine games. Let’s hope this will not be the case with Rodgers.
Here is my review of the game.
First the good: Eddie Lacy continues to grow as a star in this league. He had his best game and was beast out on the field. I meant hammer. McCarthy should be careful with Lacy. We sure cannot afford to lose him.
The Bad: The Secondary needs to practice tackling this week. Tramon Williams looks scared out there. His 2010 season is but a distant memory. He had a chance for an interception that could have turned the game. Williams short-handed it and dropped the ball. Casey Hayward looked like a shell of his former self. It could be the rust from being off all that time. House and Shields did their best. They were no match for Chicago physical receivers.
The Good: Special teams. What? Yes, I did write that. After weeks of subpar performances the special teams were aggressive blocking a punt, and getting a surprise on side kick. The special teams even kept Devin Hester in check. Special teams will be called on with Rodgers absence.
The Bad: Rodgers Injury. More injuries to TJ Lang, Malumbo, and Sam Barrington.
The Good: The Fans. Packer fans are the best in the world. When Rodgers came back on the field, Packer Fans erupted in applause. In his weekly radio show on EspnWisconsin with Jason Wilde. Aaron Rodgers got really choked up by the show of support. Rodgers called it, “one his top five Packer experiences.” Rodgers is one of few athletes that seems grateful for his position in life. That’s very rare these days in professional sports.
I give the Packers 2 out of 5 for this game. The defense needs to step it up in Rodgers absence. Seneca Wallace needs to be a game manager, and not worry about making a big play. Philadelphia is up next and I’m sure they feel pretty comfortable coming to Lambeau without Aaron Rodgers leading the Pack.