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Monday (Packers would be dangerous with an indoor home stadium) edition: Wha' happened?

There are 18 comments on the Star Tribune story from Jan 6, 2014, titled Monday (Packers would be dangerous with an indoor home stadium) edition: Wha' happened?. In it, Star Tribune reports that:

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Laughing Bear Fan

Denver, CO

#1 Jan 7, 2014
Couldn't they just put wheels on that POS and tow it south?
Their fans would consider it their 2nd mobile home
Packer Backer WichitaKs

Wichita, KS

#2 Jan 7, 2014
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
Couldn't they just put wheels on that POS and tow it south?
Their fans would consider it their 2nd mobile home
Hopefully you mean the Metrodome. Lambeau is considered one of the best venues in the league to play football. Great seating with numerous updates have allowed Lambeau to become a great place to play and watch football. Why would anyone bad-mouth it. It's a bitch to play in in cold weather but what stadium in the upper Midwest and northeast isn't? As far as the current team playing in Green Bay using the weather as an excuse is something I have not heard. For years(13-0) in the first 13 playoff games played at Lambeau was a distinct advantage for them. Hopefully, they can get back that advantage.
Laughing bear Fan

Denver, CO

#3 Jan 8, 2014
And the field is that luscious baby-puke brown color
Wisconsin paradise

Miami, FL

#4 Jan 8, 2014
Laughing bear Fan wrote:
And the field is that luscious baby-puke brown color


It's hard to grow grass in -20F. Even Astroturf dies.
Laughing bear Fan

Denver, CO

#5 Jan 8, 2014
They are fitting Flambeau with wheels right now
The hubcaps will be spinners
Reggie

Garden City, NY

#6 Jan 9, 2014
Chicago should rename soldier field to jay cutler field since they love him so much with his new contract!! Lets see they will have pictures of jay cutler all over the place but wait - hold everything i dont see cutler holding up the super bowl trophy and folks- you never will !!!!!
Maybe you should dig up the 85 team and put them on the field it would be better than cutless and company!!!
Packer Backer WichitaKs

Wichita, KS

#7 Jan 9, 2014
Laughing bear Fan wrote:
And the field is that luscious baby-puke brown color
Really? Should a Bears fan be commenting on any field with the s***hole they play in? I think not.
Laughing bear Fan

Denver, CO

#8 Jan 10, 2014
Packer Backer WichitaKs wrote:
<quoted text>Really? Should a Bears fan be commenting on any field with the s***hole they play in? I think not.
Since Green Bay is the Toilet Paper Capital of the world and Kohler makes the hardware to go along with it, it only makes sense the field is sh$t brown

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#9 Jan 11, 2014
Both places suck..........just ask the players..........general consensus would be both places are the dregs of the NFL..........

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#10 Jan 11, 2014
Put it this way..........Rodgers' is their best player.......prolly the best in the league..........maximizing his capabilities, or any QB's really,.........would be to have him/them toss balls in a comfortable climate with no wind factor..........
GBPmies

Finland

#11 Jan 11, 2014
Complaining about a stadium/field condition and complaining about playing in the outdoors in the cold is one thing. I have never heard a team more scrutinized (look it LBF) for their playing field being in horrible shape as the bears have. I have never heard a team or player complain about playing in Lambeau Field because of the stadium or field conditions.

True Rodgers would be better off inside. All QBs would be better off inside. Except maybe PonderÂ…. The wind could actually once in a while blow the ball of course into the hands of the WR.

Oh yeah good luck to MN in the new death trap Gopher Stadium for 2 years. Last time they played there the players said it was frozen solid and like a parking lot. Do they have underground heating yet?
viking nation

Madera, CA

#12 Jan 11, 2014
Aaron record is 7 wins & 6 losses indoors He is just over 500. indoors
viking nation

Madera, CA

#13 Jan 11, 2014
This is from SB NATION - I recall reading comments by Aaron Rodgers during the 2010 playoff run on how he liked playing indoors at Atlanta and Dallas while the weather was nasty in Green Bay. When the weather is cold, he doesn't have the same accuracy with his throws. Mike Spofford pointed out how awesome Rodgers's stats are indoors, and he also pointed out that those stats don't always translate to wins. From Packers.com :

Interestingly, that has translated into just a 7-6 record inside, though one of those losses was last season in Detroit when Rodgers was knocked from the game in the first half with a concussion.

And that got me interested into why the Packers lost those 6 games. Those losses are spread out evenly with two losses in each of the last three seasons.

In 2008, they lost in Minnesota and New Orleans. Against the Vikings, the Packers had a brutal offensive game giving up 4 sacks and going 1 for 11 on 3rd downs. Against the Saints, the defense crumbled and surrendered 51 points.

Which wasn't something they did again until the 2009 season, when theCardinals scored 51 points indoors during the wild card game. They also lost again to the Vikings when the Packers were forced to protect Rodgers with Daryn Colledge and Allen Barbre as his starting tackles. The thing all those games had in common was that the Packers were outmatched against a better team. Something that won't be the case against the Falcons on Sunday.

The two indoor losses in 2010 were different. Against the Falcons, the Packers had two trips inside the Falcons 10 yard line that netted them 3 points after Rodgers fumbled at the goal line. The Falcons were much better on special teams and constantly left the Packers in lousy field position. During their playoff win, the defense forced turnovers and gave the offense great field position in the second half, something that should be considered important to repeat next Sunday. The Lions game was unusual because Rodgers didn't play in most of it after he suffered a concussion.

So the point here is that Rodgers does have great stats indoors, but it's hard to win on the road and various reasons kept them from winning those above mentioned six games.
Packer hacker

Lake In The Hills, IL

#14 Jan 11, 2014
Packer Backer WichitaKs wrote:
<quoted text>Hopefully you mean the Metrodome. Lambeau is considered one of the best venues in the league to play football. Great seating with numerous updates have allowed Lambeau to become a great place to play and watch football. Why would anyone bad-mouth it. It's a bitch to play in in cold weather but what stadium in the upper Midwest and northeast isn't? As far as the current team playing in Green Bay using the weather as an excuse is something I have not heard. For years(13-0) in the first 13 playoff games played at Lambeau was a distinct advantage for them. Hopefully, they can get back that advantage.
great seating? Benches no seats. But that's for the big asses.
normallylikeyell ow

State College, PA

#15 Jan 13, 2014
Sorta glosses over the point that we gave up 147 points in three indoor games this season, doesn't it?
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#16 Jan 13, 2014
Packer players are't the only players that prefer playing in a controlled environment. I'm more interested in wins than the stats that might improve.
Packer Backer WichitaKs

Wichita, KS

#17 Jan 14, 2014
GBPfan wrote:
Packer players are't the only players that prefer playing in a controlled environment. I'm more interested in wins than the stats that might improve.
Hopefully the Packers can turn their home field back into an advantage, especially in the playoffs. I have always thought the Packers should go 8-0, 7-1 at Lambeau. They were 13-0 their first 13 home playoff games and, I believe, 3-5 since then. Having been to Lambeau twice in my life time, 1 great seat, the other one in the upper deck corner end zone. Both had great line-of-sight to the playing field. Many so called experts rate Lambeau as one of the best stadiums in the NFL. Not only a great stadium but a great atmosphere. GBPfan, have you had the opportunity to see a game in Lambeau?
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#18 Jan 15, 2014
Packer Backer WichitaKs wrote:
<quoted text> Hopefully the Packers can turn their home field back into an advantage, especially in the playoffs. I have always thought the Packers should go 8-0, 7-1 at Lambeau. They were 13-0 their first 13 home playoff games and, I believe, 3-5 since then. Having been to Lambeau twice in my life time, 1 great seat, the other one in the upper deck corner end zone. Both had great line-of-sight to the playing field. Many so called experts rate Lambeau as one of the best stadiums in the NFL. Not only a great stadium but a great atmosphere. GBPfan, have you had the opportunity to see a game in Lambeau?
Yes. Every football fan (not just Packer fan) should see a game at Lambeau. The atmosphere (in and around the stadium) alone is incredible.

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