Pass protection MIA for Packers

Pass protection MIA for Packers

There are 10 comments on the WisInfo story from Sep 23, 2009, titled Pass protection MIA for Packers. In it, WisInfo reports that:

GREEN BAY -- As a first-year starter last season, Aaron Rodgers made playing all 16 games a significant goal -- and he did, despite playing through a serious shoulder injury.

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GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#1 Sep 24, 2009
It is either primarily due to poor coaching or poor play. AR has not criticized the players. However, he has criticized the play calling. That indicates to me that AR believes it is primarily due to coaching. It can be a very serious problem when the players start to lose confidence in the coaching.
Dewy

United States

#2 Sep 24, 2009
Read were he (AR) did say his feeling was that a portion of the team went in thinking they were better and Cincy would just quit. So I guess he did critize that portion of the players. And maybe he could be in that potion . He did not play well either and not just because of the pass rush put on him.

“Go Pack Go”

Since: Jun 07

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

#3 Sep 24, 2009
GBPfan wrote:
It is either primarily due to poor coaching or poor play. AR has not criticized the players. However, he has criticized the play calling. That indicates to me that AR believes it is primarily due to coaching. It can be a very serious problem when the players start to lose confidence in the coaching.
Oh yes he did have a few things to say about the players, "I do think, at times, some of the young guys, it takes them a little bit longer to realize they're not on scholarships anymore," Rodgers said. "And we talked about that this week. Comfort vs. confidence. Confidence in your abilities, not wanting to be comfortable because you're just on the team.
And; "You shouldn't be comfortable here. You should be confident in your abilities, but you shouldn't be comfortable because they cut Aaron Rouse. That could happen at any time. Maybe that will be a wakeup call for some of these young guys."

If things don't improve against the Rams on Sunday, players could become more vocal with each other. In fact, Rodgers and veteran cornerback Charles Woodson talked about that subject this week.

It seems that you are the only one that has lost confidence in the coaching...for now.

“Go Pack Go”

Since: Jun 07

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

#4 Sep 24, 2009
Dewy wrote:
Read were he (AR) did say his feeling was that a portion of the team went in thinking they were better and Cincy would just quit. So I guess he did critize that portion of the players. And maybe he could be in that potion . He did not play well either and not just because of the pass rush put on him.
I agree Dewy, there is enough blame to go around. Every part of the game seemed down. AR held on to the ball for too long, twice his sacks took us out of FG range. The 6 points would have made a world of difference in the last possession.
normallylikeyell ow

State College, PA

#5 Sep 24, 2009
Well we're a West Coast offense and Ryan Grant has caught 4 balls in 2 games. The first thing we could do is cut down on the vertical passing game (picking our spots, since everyone is defending it) and start spreading the ball around. I feel like we're throwing deep every series. I used to think Mike Sherman was predictable but Mac is worse. I'd like see more of the wing T set we ran in 07 and 2 tights with Lee and Finley has multiple options. Young lineman can fire out and hit people. We've got 3 FBs. Mac's too enamored with 4-5 WRs. It has its place, but it's almost become our base set. The O line is not experienced enough to handle sophisticated rush packages in that formation--and I'm just going to say it: we miss Scott Wells in there. Spitz is a good player, but Wells is a smart experienced center. Mac's too stubborn to put him back in and move Spitz to G. Mac's too stubborn to get a backup QB. I think Aaron's comments reflect a frustration within the team, no doubt shared by others, as opposed to one specific problem.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#6 Sep 24, 2009
Proball5 wrote:
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Oh yes he did have a few things to say about the players, "I do think, at times, some of the young guys, it takes them a little bit longer to realize they're not on scholarships anymore," Rodgers said. "And we talked about that this week. Comfort vs. confidence. Confidence in your abilities, not wanting to be comfortable because you're just on the team.
And; "You shouldn't be comfortable here. You should be confident in your abilities, but you shouldn't be comfortable because they cut Aaron Rouse. That could happen at any time. Maybe that will be a wakeup call for some of these young guys."
If things don't improve against the Rams on Sunday, players could become more vocal with each other. In fact, Rodgers and veteran cornerback Charles Woodson talked about that subject this week.
It seems that you are the only one that has lost confidence in the coaching...for now.
ALSO criticizing the players merely means that AR has not only lost confidence in MM, but also in TT. Don't try to make any arguments, you obviously have no ability to make a logical argument. You have successfully convinced me that the problems are worse than I thought.

“Go Pack Go”

Since: Jun 07

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

#7 Sep 24, 2009
GBPfan wrote:
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ALSO criticizing the players merely means that AR has not only lost confidence in MM, but also in TT. Don't try to make any arguments, you obviously have no ability to make a logical argument. You have successfully convinced me that the problems are worse than I thought.
A simple “I was wrong” would have sufficed. Your childish attempt to obfuscate the issue shows your inability to deal with being wrong. Perhaps some type of counseling would help, remember name calling only reinforces the fact that you were wrong. Deal with it.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#8 Sep 24, 2009
The season just began, remember last years NFC title game, who would have thought those two teams would have been in it. They both had many "BAD" losses and were able to get it together when it most mattered, if we cut down the penalties and AR sacks, were in good position. We'll stomp the Rams as the Vikings will finally get tested this week against the 49ers, we'll see whose crying at the end of this week. I better knock on wood!!!!
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#9 Sep 24, 2009
AS for AR? Good for him, someone needs to take the leadership role on this team, I'm glad he spoke out, actually means he cares. Now maybe this O-line will stand behind AR and bust their butts off to improve, they can't get any worse.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#10 Sep 24, 2009
I'm glad AR spoke out too. The team does need a leader. It obviously doesn't have one anywhere else.

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