Monday, January 19, 2015

Packers Season Bleeds Away

By Mark

Another year..... another tattered dream, the Packers 2015 season came to an end Sunday in Seattle. This was a hard game to watch as we all had high hopes for this version of the Green Bay packers to bring home a Lombardi trophy.

It was not to be. This squad like several before them seemed to choke on their own success. We just can't seem to find a killer instinct to finish the big game.

Many things bother me about this season but one thing is becoming very evident that most people won't agree with me on. This football team isn't hungry nor do they want it bad enough.

They really never had the eye of the tiger from camp. MM came out and said it was a great camp ..great group blah blah. Everyone jumps on board

They have a few early struggles... Aaron hits the RELAX on a radio show and Packer nation goes Beatles frenzy on it. Again  no real source of hunger that I see.

We continue to build up the ego of this team until we get to a cold Sunday in Buffalo..on the road against a team that doesn't buy into the " their the best" hype... who attacked us until the end.

It was there that the underbelly of the packers beast was exposed... hit Aaron.... be aggressive in the secondary. It worked and Tampa tried to emulate it  the next week and also caused our offense great discomfort.

This team struggles on the road vs an aggressive physical football team.  They don't seem to have the will deep down to overcome that kind of approach.

It seems that the Packers need to take a long deep look at their system from staff to ball boy and say " how do we get our edge back? " I don't think you can go through an off season and not try too tweak this team into a more aggressive road team.

MM also needs to rethink his stance on players and ST, he released a really solid ST player in TE Taylor and never seemed to replace him with anyone that could plug the hole.

Seattle it was reported was able to find our weakness on FG cover and exploit it. If a player can't contribute on ST and or start on offense/defense then you have to move on. Green bay can't continue to hold on to personal for any other reason.

Further you can't get a core ST unit and monkey with it because of this and that MM !  Besides injuries pick your roster and let it gel before clustering our special teams please.

In closing I will say that I thought this was a 10-6 football team coming out of camp.They exceeded those expectations. I hope with a few tweaks and some soul searching I will be writing a super bowl preview in 2016.

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