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Them’s Fightin’ Words

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Mike McCarthy finally did it. After taking blame for the playcalling, hinting at execution errors, and taking blame for the offense’s inconsistencies, McCarthy finally did it:
“I would say Aaron Rodgers’ season is probably much in line with the season we had as an offense. We’ve been a little bit up and down at times. If you just look at our point production, it’s reflected in that…I think (Rodgers) has had a good year, but it’s time for him and the offense to put their best foot forward when we go to Philadelphia.” Taken from this JS online article.

Written by AdmiralPrice

January 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm

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Please Stop Complaining About the Running Game

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It’s a common refrain. Even during yesterday’s incredible win, it was a common refrain: “Hey Mike, run the ball!” If McCarthy called a drive with one or two running plays in it, my twitter feed would blow up with calls to run the ball. You know what? I get it. I know why fans want McCarthy to run the ball: it’s incredibly important to suck the defense in and “keep them honest.” The play action is an incredibly important part of this offense, but that’s what the running game is. It’s a means to an end, not an end itself. The assumption that the Packers have to run the ball functions on the following assumption: there is some sort of monolithic running game, and there is some sort of homogeneous passing game. NFL football, with the brilliant minds that run it, is not like that. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by AdmiralPrice

December 27, 2010 at 9:02 am

The Curious Case of Mike McCarthy

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McCarthy’s record this season in games decided by seven points or less—not stellar. It’s not a record one can take to the championship. I don’t care anymore that this offense is as potent as any in the league. I don’t care anymore that McCarthy’s game plans devastate opposing defenses. 3-6. That’s all that matters. If the record is 4-4, or even 3-5, the Packers can still win the division. But it’s 3-6, and the question is why. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 23, 2010 at 4:26 am

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