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Greg C.  
#1 Posted : Saturday, September 20, 2008 7:53:36 PM(UTC)
Funny how some journalists have completely bought into the Cowboys' claim that the only reason Aaron Rodgers played well against them last year was that they didn't game-plan for him:

September 19, 2008 4:20 PM
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Dallas Cowboys (2-0) at Green Bay Packers (2-0), 8:15 p.m. ET

Make no mistake. The Cowboys are going to come after Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers early and often. For the past two games, defensive end Greg Ellis has been asked to drop back in coverage a lot more than usual. That's not going to happen against Rogers. It also helps the Cowboys that Terence Newman appears to be close to full strength. The Packers' receivers are the best in the league at running after the catch.

The Cowboys will try to put pressure on the Packers' secondary from the opening snap. This might sound like NFC East bias, but I smell a blowout. On paper, this is an unbelievable matchup.

But there's no way the Packers can hang with the Cowboys in a shootout, and that's what's going to happen. The Cowboys have some tape on Rodgers now. They played against him last season, and Rodgers played well in relief of an injured Brett Favre. Cowboys roll in this one.


Here's another take from a different writer on the same page. He doesn't make a prediction, but I'm intrigued by this idea of a "surprise defensive game plan":

Dallas Cowboys (2-0) at Green Bay Packers (2-0), 8:15 p.m. ET

Everyone's expecting a track meet in a game that features two of the NFL's top 6 offenses, and we can't disagree. Several Packers players have hinted a surprise defensive game plan is in place; if true, it's an admission they probably wouldn't slow down the Cowboys out of their base set.

What type of alignment could Green Bay employ? A base nickel? More aggressive blitzing? Anything they do will be with at least one backup safety already in the game. Atari Bigby is expected to sit out because of a hamstring injury; Aaron Rouse is his likely replacement.

If you were the Packers, would you try to match the Cowboys score-for-score? Or would you slow down your own offense and try to keep them off the field? That issue no doubt surfaced in the Packers' offices this week. There is also the possibility they'll face a fatigued opponent after the Cowboys' wild Monday Night Football game against Philadelphia.

In the end, however, the Packers will to need all the points they can get. Start your engines.


If you want to read the whole page, here's the link:
http://myespn.go.com/blo...n?tag=audibles%20nfc%203
DGB454  
#2 Posted : Saturday, September 20, 2008 8:30:40 PM(UTC)
NFL.COM MATCHUPS

These guys don't think so.

I watched NFL.com today Brian Baldinger and ?? I forget who is on with him. Anyway neither of them think Dallas can come to Greenbay and win either.

That's 4 against 1. We win. :icon_smile:

Almost forgot. I don't think Dallass can come to GB and win so that makes 5 against 1.
Zero2Cool  
#3 Posted : Saturday, September 20, 2008 8:55:47 PM(UTC)
I think the Cowboys have had lots of tape on D. McNabb and he kind of torched them... or no?


Not that Aaron is in the same 'league' as McNabb
Jacob  
#4 Posted : Saturday, September 20, 2008 8:58:46 PM(UTC)
I think woodson playing will make a big difference too, and our secondary is a lot better than last years in my opinion, I like our LB core a lot more this year too, especially hawk. We'll just have to wait and see come tommarow...
millertime  
#5 Posted : Saturday, September 20, 2008 9:52:23 PM(UTC)
Mosely used to be a sportswriter in Dallas, hes a total homer.
SINCITYCHEEZE  
#6 Posted : Saturday, September 20, 2008 10:19:03 PM(UTC)
Wonder if coming out in a no huddle offense in the 1st half might wear out that Dallas D somewhat.I know we haven't seen it in a while but it might be effective.
Jacob  
#7 Posted : Saturday, September 20, 2008 10:19:48 PM(UTC)
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Wonder if coming out in a no huddle offense in the 1st half might wear out that Dallas D somewhat.I know we haven't seen it in a while but it might be effective.


Yeah i would like to see a no huddle.





































It works for me in madden
Cheesey  
#8 Posted : Sunday, September 21, 2008 12:41:45 PM(UTC)
Once again, it's one person's opinion. That, and a $1.25 will get you a cup of coffee at McDonald's.
I hope the Packers make him look like the dumass he is.
To me he's just another guy that thinks the Packers CAN'T win because we have a different QB now.
gbpfan  
#9 Posted : Sunday, September 21, 2008 1:34:07 PM(UTC)
i think it will be tough but think the pack can do it,cowpoops already with the big heads they are ready to implode on themselves,think if a-rod can stay focused and get the ball where it needs to go,special teams steps,just fell pack is ready dont care what media says they are not always right
DGB454  
#10 Posted : Sunday, September 21, 2008 3:20:12 PM(UTC)
4 of the 5 commentators on ESPN just before the Bengals and Eagles game favor Pack to win this one. A few more "experts" in our corner.
I'm with them.
obi1  
#11 Posted : Sunday, September 21, 2008 8:36:23 PM(UTC)
Yup, its a penny for your thoughts.

Rodgers nearly beat the cowboys in Dallas last year. He wins this one at home.

Packers will win in a close game.
Since69  
#12 Posted : Monday, September 22, 2008 11:10:15 AM(UTC)
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Several Packers players have hinted a surprise defensive game plan is in place...


I must have missed this... does double coverage on T.O. count as a "surprise defensive game plan"? How about "stopping the run"? Can't wait 'til Sanders unleashes that one.
Cheesey  
#13 Posted : Monday, September 22, 2008 1:45:54 PM(UTC)
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Several Packers players have hinted a surprise defensive game plan is in place...


I must have missed this... does double coverage on T.O. count as a "surprise defensive game plan"? How about "stopping the run"? Can't wait 'til Sanders unleashes that one.

Hey! IT WAS a surprise! (To me at least!)
We stopped TO.....but left the rest of the Dallas O run right over us.
Put 8 guys on TO..........we stopped him, didn't we???? :pottytrain2:
Greg C.  
#14 Posted : Monday, September 22, 2008 1:49:02 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
" said: Go to Quoted Post
Several Packers players have hinted a surprise defensive game plan is in place...


I must have missed this... does double coverage on T.O. count as a "surprise defensive game plan"? How about "stopping the run"? Can't wait 'til Sanders unleashes that one.


I was surprised by two things:

1. Woodson, rather than Harris, covering Terrell Owens.

2. Brandon Chillar starting in place of Brady Poppinga.
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