I think this sums up some of Packer nation two weeks ago. Sitting at 2-3 after Indy you had fans calling radio shows wanting McCarthy fired, blaming Aaron Rodgers' commercials for his 'slow' start, demanding that Strange Brew gets sideline passes to games, blah blah blah. Basically declaring bankruptcy like Michael Scott and running for the nearest train to get out of town. Well how things have changed in two weeks. Aaron Rodgers throws for 9 TD's and 0 INT's while taking the QB rating lead in the NFL. McCarthy is playing a Madden video game with his special teams and it is paying off every single time. And the team stands at 4-3 with a lay up drill next week and a Cardinals team that realized it was the Cardinals and are unraveling faster than Jesse Spano on caffeine pills. No biggie.
Not to mention the defense looked pretty stout yesterday. Take away the garbage touchdown at the end and they give up only 13 points. Clay Matthews racks up another sack, AJ Hawk avoided an FCC fine and Casey Hayward is tied for the league lead in interception. I mean how about that guy? Dude's got ball magnets on his hands (grow up). 4 INT's as a rookie? And Davon House looks solid/a lot like Al Harris. Not in style of play, guy just looks like Harris. Wears #31 and rocks the dreads. Like I'm not totally convinced that's not really Al Harris.
On top of it all Randall Cobb looks like Reggie Bush from his USC days. Lining up at running back, catching deep passes, catching hitch routes, returning punts and kicks, basically a swiff army knife on the offensive side of the ball. Guy is flat out electric in the open field. Kind of sucks that Driver probably won't see much of the field barring injury, but sentiment only gets you so far when Randall Cobb is the biggest x factor in the NFL since Dante Hall.* Actually with all of these things kind of coming together you almost feel like they started out slow on purpose. Now no one would ever admit to that, and the Seahawk game should have been a win, but even though they were 7-0 at this time last year, I get a better vibe from this 4-3 team. Like Denzel said in Training Day 'This shi*t's chess it ain't checkers!'
*I've been trying to work a Dante Hall reference into this blog for 3+ years. In fact it was the whole reason I started Strange Brew. Well they say opportunity is where preparation meets luck folks. And with Randall Cobb's effectiveness and a football blog it all came together. Today (echo) today today today, I consider myself, myself myself, the biggest biggest biggest waste of a college degree ever ever ever.
PS: Should that have almost counted as a home win for the Pack? I mean I know we travel well but when they cut to the crowd I'd say it was almost 60/40 Packers. And I heard from some people that went that Indy was the same way. It's like Packer fans are out there spreading the word of Packer football and tailgating like the Christians in the dark ages. Minus the murders and pillaging. Mostly.
Double PS: Pound for pound my favorite Office moment of all time;