Monday, December 09, 2013

Reaction: Packers sneak past Falcons, 22-21

I'm not gonna lie to you guys, yesterday's game was frustrating. The Packers defense didn't give up any points in it's second half, but still wasn't that good. The Falcons walked all over them and, had the Atlanta receivers known how to catch the ball, the Pack would've lost the game. But, they didn't. That's what really matters.

So, I must say I am extremely pleased with the Packers performance yesterday. It wasn't that pretty, but it was a win. And we all know they really needed one of those. So, what do we do now? We play the waiting game for another 7 days, constantly asking the question: will Rodgers return THIS week?


Brandon said...

It was a win. They did have to start somewhere.

PackFaninFl said...

Very, very off topic. But I've been saying this for years (Brandon won't like this), but one of my favorite players is that undrafted free agent guy we picked up off waivers waaay back in 2006. A guy who I think deserves a special sort of respect from us Packer fans -- and that's Jarrett Bush.

As Tyler Dunne described him after the game, "A core special teams player, he rarely sees the field defensively. Bush has stayed in the league this long on pure hustle and heart. He's the second-longest tenured Packer on the team."

AJ Hawk: "I say all the time, I have a dog that has to run on the treadmill to tire him out, that’s him. He doesn’t get tired. I love that guy. His approach has been amazing. You can never have too many of those guys.”

Clay Matthews: “Jarrett has been making plays here for years. Obviously he’s predominantly a special teams captain for this team, and an ace in that regard, but whenever we need him he comes in and makes plays. You look back at that Super Bowl fourth down. Today it was a huge play to come up big on Gonzalez. We needed him.”

Hawk again: "He’s an energetic guy to say the least. He kind of vibrates at a different frequency than all of us. He’s on fire all the time. I don’t know how he sleeps. Honestly, I don’t think he does."

Pretty good accolades for the 45th man on the roster who everyone wants to run out of town.

PackFaninFl said...

Oh, quick comment on the game.

After watching Baltimore needing a miracle at home to beat the awful Vikings, and the Patriots needing a double miracle to beat the worst of the worst, the Browns, i'm certainly not fretting this one too much.

But what do you know? Time of possession was 33 minutes for our offense! That's the ticket. With a somewhat better rested D, we held them to 3.6 yards a carry and about 270 yards total...

So at least our mediocre defense had a chance to keep us in the game and actually pitch a shut out in the 2nd half. The elements and receiving incompetence probably helped.

Now it's DECISION TIME. And we all know what the means...