49ers and Packers. How does the old saying go? “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me four times, shame on the players, coaching staff, general manager, and the Packers organization. Are the 49ers that much better than the Packers? I am not sold on that. Then who can argue when the Packers are beaten every time they play them? Here are my thoughts about the game.
First the good: Eddie Lacy has been a great player. His offseason is crucial to the Packers success going forward. He needs to return to training camp with the same desire and in better shape.
The Bad: Injuries are becoming so common place that if a Packer player is not injured. It’s a big surprise. Four Packers went down during the game. This has to be fixed in the offseason. I don’t have the answer. Hopefully, someone does.
The Good: Randall Cobb. He said, he wants to come back even stronger next year. If he can and remain injury free. The sky is the limit for Cobb.
The Bad: The defense cannot let Kapernick continue to beat them. I’m not putting this all on the defense. Rodgers and the offense needed to make a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Micah Hyde needs to make that interception. If Capers is back next year, and it looks like he will be. Capers needs to open the playbook and find a way to make this defense respectable again.
The Good: The Packers made mistakes and still had a chance to win. I was fooled into thinking the Packers could overcome injuries to key playmakers, a subpar defense, and an offense could overcome all the ups and downs of the season.
I give the Packers a 2 out of 5 for this game. It will be a long offseason and I hope we don’t get fooled again.