Monday, November 10, 2008

Packers Quick Hitters

The Packers are hell bent on trying to give me a heart attack this year, that much is clear. I've just got to mention a couple things here before any other in-depth analysis is done by others:

-Chad Clifton. He's done. His career is over. I'm not sure it's feasible but if the Packers even want to consider being competitive in the 2nd half they may have to look at replacing him mid-season. He CANNOT be here next year. Great guy...great Packer career...possible P-HOFer. But he's done.

-Derrick Frost. This guy is a freaking joke. Why did we cut Ryan again? He was in a dome and couldn't kick the ball! Can we K bye this chump?

-Bob Sanders. Dude...I don't pretend to understand the complexities of the NFL (at all)...but for christ sake can you mix it up a little? Only our secondary can hold its own playing straight up. With our linebackers all of a sudden very mediocre the front 7 has to be more creative. Adrian Peterson now is the proud owner of a small part of AJ Hawk's soul and several other Packer defenders.

8 comments:

Matt said...

Don't you dare question a Ted Thompson personnel move, Woz. There is a perfectly good reason that the Packers changed punters, I'm sure.

That demerit point has already been entered into your file by Brad.

AP said...

I agree 100% on Clifton. He's not a competent enough blocker right now to be protecting the blind side. I know the team is high on Barbre, and they always mention that LT is Colledge's natural position. It might be time to find out about those guys. If you combine the penalties and the lack of effectiveness, Clifton is one of the worst starters on either side of the ball right now, and it's been that way since week 1.

brad said...

Point noted, Matt.

Totally agree about Sanders. Maybe they don't have the horses, but let's mix it up a bit. I'll bet the run defense would be twice as good with Jim Bates as DC.

It was almost surreal that they were about a foot wide right of winning that game.

Bill said...

I actually have to defend Ted's decision on the punter (not that I agree with it). Ryan could not put the ball inside the 10 yard line. He would always boom the shit out of it for a touchback. They brought Frost in because he was "better" at this aspect of punting as I believe he is. He did drop it inside the 5 late in the game yesterday (the viking should be cut for catching it).

That being said Frost just sucks at kicking it any distance and that really hurt us yesterday. Ryan would have helped quite a bit in the field position game.

Bill said...

I actually have to defend Ted's decision on the punter (not that I agree with it). Ryan could not put the ball inside the 10 yard line. He would always boom the shit out of it for a touchback. They brought Frost in because he was "better" at this aspect of punting as I believe he is. He did drop it inside the 5 late in the game yesterday (the viking should be cut for catching it).

That being said Frost just sucks at kicking it any distance and that really hurt us yesterday. Ryan would have helped quite a bit in the field position game.

Anonymous said...

hey remember when Ryan single handedly lost the game last year against the Bears?? When's the last time a punter could say that???

AP said...

Ryan was a great punter, as long as he wasn't kicking outside, or in the cold, or with any wind to deal with. As long as he was kicking under ideal conditions the guy was money.

garcia said...

two words...

Ken

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