For the purpose of this post, I’m just going to ignore this week’s news and pretend that the Packers’ world is not collapsing around us. It hurts my brain to think about it.
Kickoff Coverage – this was the game that things went in the right direction. Let’s hope they found something
Special teams coach Maurice Drayton said they shuffled some pieces around on the kickoff coverage team and it went well. They held Washington to about 23 yard line on kickoffs.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) October 25, 2021
Bojo Blast – it’s officially a thing.
Lucas Patrick – One positive was his recovery of a Dillon fumble on the Packers own six yard line. Otherwise, the guy had a rough game. Re-watching, I saw multiple instances of defensive linemen shedding or going right around him. Also instances where he had no one to block in pass pro and just stood there instead of peeling off to help one of the guards. He will get no shout out from Rodgers this week.
— Jersey Al – GBP (@JerseyAlGBP) October 24, 2021
Bet on passes – The Packers’ pass-heavy game plan was fairly easy to predict, based on the Washington D’s past performances this year. So I placed a few prop bet parlays based on Packers’ offensive production in the air. Worked out well.
Not playing it safe – Looks like the Packers’ safeties have finally committed to making some big hits. Savage and Amos both had the type of hits we don’t see enough of from the Packers’ defense. I like it.
Try the Veal – I’m just waiting for the first hard combo tackle where we can say the hit was Savage and Mercilus. Ba-da-bum ching! I’ll be here all week.
EQ – After criticizing his effort a couple of weeks ago, I have to give him credit for what I saw yesterday. He forced fair catches as a gunner, was decisive on the jet sweep carry, seemed more committed to downfield blocking. He’s always had the ability – my guess is someone had a talk with the young man about effort. It’s a good time for him to find his way – they’ll need him Thursday Night.
Rashan Gary – It’s pretty encouraging that the game he finally gets to step out of the shadows of the Smith Brothers, he comes up big. Hopefully getting a taste of such success will make him hungry for more.
NFL Commissioner Larry David – Pretty funny interview where Eisen makes Larry the NFL commissioner and asks him what’s the first thing he would do. Larry wants to get rid of kickers. While extreme, his reasoning is sound – a little guy who is not even a football player should not be allowed to determine the final outcome of a game by running onto the field for a few seconds and kicking a ball. How about this twist on the idea – what if field goals were just not allowed after the third quarter? Let close games be decided by making teams cross the goal line. Would you buy into that?
“Jersey Al” Bracco is the Editor-In-Chief, part owner and wearer of many hats for CheeseheadTV.com and PackersTalk.com. He is also a recovering Mason Crosby truther. Follow Al on twitter at @JerseyalGBP.