Legit question; what's worse: Losing 4 Super Bowls in a row, or having to watch Trent Edwards 'lead' your offense for the past 2 seasons? On one side of the coin at least the Bills were good enough to make the Super Bowl for four consecutive seasons. Their fans got to watch hall of famers like Thurman Thomas and Jim Kelly. They were competitive every season, they just couldn't get over the hump. On the other side of the coin you've got a quarterback who can't throw more than 6 yards with any accuracy, no playmakers on either side of the ball, and no hope of winning in the near future. Seriously are the Bills going to win a game this year? Like the only way I think it's possible is if they play the Bills, but I don't see that on their schedule. So normally I'd talk trash after a 34-7 rout, but not today. Because Bills fans are a lot like Packer fans. Only one pro sports team in the city, brutally cold in the winter, and diehard football fans. They've been through too much already. Notes on the Packer's side of things:
- I think I'm going to take the BP oil spill approach to the Packer's running game sans Ryan Grant. Just ignore it and hope it gets better on it's own. Because to say it was ineffective yesterday would be an understatement. Bills had the 30th ranked rush defense last year and got run over in week 1 against Miami. Now I realize that B Jax and John Kuhn aren't Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, but I also know we're not going to win games in Nov/Dec with a 2.7 ypc average. In a way I blame myself. I added Jackson on ALL of my fantasy teams when Grant went down, and being added to my fantasy roster is apparently tantamount to being on the cover of Madden. So if we see more 11 carry, 29 yeard performances I'll drop him so fast it will make your head spin.
- Is Clay Matthews even from planet earth? 6 sacks in two games? Seriously? Like if you extrapolate that over 16 games he's on pace for around 431 sacks. Roughly. It's times like these I wish I had read more books in college so I could find a more extravagent adjective to describe his effort. Best I've got is that he plays football 'goodly.' During the preseason he did an interview about his goals for the season where he told the reporter he wanted to 'double everything.' I'll admit I sort of laughed. 20 sacks? Pfft. Now he might have that by week 6. So the Bears coaching staff better start googling 'how to stop the Claymaker' now and hope they find something before Monday.
- AJ Hawk finally got some playing time and....led....the team with 9 tackles? What? Statistician must have thought he was Clay. Only explanation.
- Good to see Rodgers finally get in a rhythm in the 2nd half. I won't lie, everything still seemed out of sync in the first half and up only 6 at the break I was having nightmares of having to blog about a Packers loss to the Bills. Ugh. It makes me throw up a bit just typing it once. But Rodgers looked sharp, didn't throw a pick and accounted for 3 TDs. His Lambeau leap left something to be desired though. Somewhere Woody Harrelson felt proud after that jump and didn't know why.
- CBS sucks.
So there you have it. Two games in and a 2-0 record. That plus the Vikings are 0-2, and the Cowboys are 0-2. Although the Cowboys loss was to the Bears, talk about a catch-22 as a Packer fan. Couldn't they both have lost that game? At least the Bears earned a measure of revenge for my man in the video up there.
PS: Can you imagine the Packers losing four Super Bowls in a row? Like that happened in Buffalo. I'm still reeling from the Broncos Super Bowl loss. Let alone having to go through that three more times in succession. When ESPN airs all of the Super Bowl highlight shows back to back to back on the day of the game Bills fans must turn their TV's off when they get to the '90s right? Or does ESPN pull an Old Yeller and just stop those shows after the Bills win the AFC championship game?