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Well that was fun wasn't it? Nothing quite like staying up until 11 and operating on 4 hours of sleep after watching your team piss away a game to their hated rival all while giving up first place in the division and the chance to be the only unbeaten team in the NFC. No big deal. Not to mention it was a loss to Jay Cutler. I mean I can handle a lot of things as a sports fan. Even just in this rivalry I could stomach losing to the likes of Erik Kramer, or Jim Miller, or even Rex Grossman*. But Jay Cutler? Pffft I've got to draw the line somewhere. And my line starts at Cutler. And not just in football but for all things. Like the oil spill sucked sure, but I'm over it at this point. Unless Jay Cutler had a hand in it killing all those fish and wildlife. Then all bets are off. Even though he didn't/probably did.
- At least we played hard and clean I suppose. Losing sucks no matter what, but if you played your ass off and executed in all three phases then how mad can you be? Just kidding. The Packers had more penalties than points, had a field goal blocked, inexplicably punted to Devin Hester TWICE, and fumbled away a chance to win at the end. Like at this point on their season schedule it should read:
W 27-20 @ Philadelphia
W 34-7 Buffalo
L 17-20 @ Green Bay
And I'm not sure what you can do to correct the penalties other than doing a mass email with this:
That should do the trick huh? Advantage: Visual Aides.
- The Packers need to sign a veteran running back yesterday. Brandon Jackson is a nice receiver out of the backfield, can pickup a blitz, but running in between the tackles is not on his resume. He is what he is: a 3rd down back. A younger version of Vernand Morency. So go trade for Lynch, or sign Ahman Green, hell go get Samkon Gado for all I care, at least he averaged 4 yards per carry. Not to mention all the people who dropped $150 on a Gado jersey in 2005 can dust off their investment. But make a move, and do it soon.....wow. Didn't mean to get so sternly worded there.
- Our special teams are like the girl you dated where you have a good day or two in a row but inevitably keep having the same arguments. "You play too much Madden!" "Can we not watch wrestling every Monday?!" "When was the last time you showered?" And on and on. We thought we had the problems fixed in weeks 1 and 2. We don't.
Honestly I could go on to write a thesis about what went wrong during this category 5 train wreck of a game but the bottom line is this team needs to dust off and get ready for the Lions. Ahhhhhh. Like a trip to the pharmacy when your sick, nothing will get good vibes going again like the Lions in Lambeau. Right? Right?
*All of those former Bears quarterbacks I could name for memory. I didn't need to google it. I have a mental list of Bears quarterbacks. This is my cry for help.