… in San Francisco (actually Santa Clara) Sunday?
Everybody’s grabbing, no one tackling!
Sunday’s NFC championship game was painful to watch. Not as close as the 37-20 score might indicate years from now. About the 2019 Packers we can only say they may very well have over-achieved. Their 14-4 record (including post-season) was better than they played, meaning next year’s schedule will be tougher, the way the NFL schedules. Their draft position will be worse.
Beyond Davante Adams, who catches passes? Marques Valdes Scantling was last seen on a milk carton. Jake Kumerow gets thrown to only once per outing. Jimmy Graham is no George Kittle. Remember Geronimo Allison? Who is this Sternberger cat? Alan Lazard looks real enough.
The defensive cornerbacks are great and running back Aaron Jones is a load. Did anyone run on B.J. Raji like this Mostert guy did Sunday (01-18-2020)?
How many miles does Aaron Rodgers have left in the tank?
What a waste was general manager Ted Thompson and his horrible drafts. (Justin Harrell?) His refusal to go after free agents wasted Rodgers’ best years. Can’t get out of my head how a truly excellent team blew the 2014 NFC championship game it had won in Seattle in one of the biggest collapses in NFL playoff history. Rodgers’ MVP year. Capped off when an idiot named Brandon Bostick, instead of blocking like he was supposed to, tried to catch the Seahawks’ desperation on-side kick intended for Jordy Nelson’s sure hands.
At this point, the Packers’ most valuable players are head coach Matt LaFleur and general manager Brian Gutekunst, who eschewed fan sentiment and allowed used-up Clay Matthews and Mike Daniels to walk in favor of the Jones “brothers.”
Couch Coach Blaska’s playbook: Packers’ greatest need? Another Jordy Nelson. And a capable, experienced backup at QB just in case. Another Ray Nitschke wouldn’t hurt, either. Can coaches even bark at players any more?