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Offline Dexter_Sinister  
#61 Posted : Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:57:31 PM(UTC)
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zombieslayer said: Go to Quoted Post
That D completely relied on takeaways. Against the Giants, we got one INT and no forced fumbles and promptly lost, allowing 37 points.

How is it the O's fault when the D allows 37 points?


By giving the ball to the Giants in scoring position.

And by not sustaining drives.

Without the turnovers and a hail mary that I won't credit the Giants talent level for, they scored a fairly average point total.

Which is exactly what I would expect from Eli. Average performance from an average QB.

Not saying the hail mary doesn't count. But the Giants luck deserves the credit for it. Not the Giants talent.
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#62 Posted : Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:50:21 PM(UTC)
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Dexter_Sinister said: Go to Quoted Post
Not saying the hail mary doesn't count. But the Giants luck deserves the credit for it. Not the Giants talent.


I credit it more to a pathetic defense not making what should be an easy stop in a critical situation. Not only the hail mary, but the long draw before it which made the 'hope and a prayer' pass possible. I wouldn't call it luck at all, just poor execution on defense. They should have never been in a position to attempt that pass.

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#63 Posted : Wednesday, May 9, 2012 10:54:57 PM(UTC)
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I credit it more to a pathetic defense not making what should be an easy stop in a critical situation. Not only the hail mary, but the long draw before it which made the 'hope and a prayer' pass possible. I wouldn't call it luck at all, just poor execution on defense. They should have never been in a position to attempt that pass.



The defense was what it was. They sucked, but there is a sense that they played up to their potential.

The offense however let us down.
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Offline Zero2Cool  
#64 Posted : Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:12:24 AM(UTC)
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nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
The defense was what it was. They sucked, but there is a sense that they played up to their potential.

The offense however let us down.


The offense gave up an interception and lost three fumbles. Crazy, since they doubled their point total on average at home during the regular season.
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#65 Posted : Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:18:44 AM(UTC)
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nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
The defense was what it was. They sucked, but there is a sense that they played up to their potential.

The offense however let us down.


Heh, yeah, I can't disagree with the offense letting us down, relatively speaking anyway. But that's going to happen at times against elite defenses, especially with a pass rush like the Giants have, and especially in the playoffs. That's why they have to be prepared for that and have a defense that doesn't give up "give me" touchdowns and can't be depended upon to hold a team a playoff team under 35 points. It was certainly a team loss, no doubt about it. But I think most of us knew when we saw the offense struggling a bit that there was no way we were going to win that game. Too many eggs in the offensive basket for my liking.

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#66 Posted : Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:09:39 AM(UTC)
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I think the Packers play in and win this upcoming Super Bowl.
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#67 Posted : Monday, May 14, 2012 12:35:52 PM(UTC)
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Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
I think the Packers play in and win this upcoming Super Bowl.


I agree.

A lot has to go right, but I am impressed with the defensive upgrades, which our team desperately needed. Saturday was a nice move with the impending loss of Wells. I think Aaron will be well protected this season, with another year's experience for many of our OL. The skill positions should be spot on, and I think Gurley's possible addition onto the roster will pay dividends.

I might like our chances now more than possibly ever before.

Big questions at RB. I am hoping Starks gets it together to play an entire season, and hopefully Green comes back healthy and shows us why Ted chose him in R3 2011. Would love to see Green become a star for the Packers. This is a bit of fun looking back on his being drafted:

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#68 Posted : Monday, May 14, 2012 2:12:57 PM(UTC)
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Green is one of my favorites, it was really disappointing to see him hurt last year. I hope he can come back 100% and stay healthy, he could have a big impact.
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#69 Posted : Monday, May 14, 2012 2:22:29 PM(UTC)
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Green is one of my favorites, it was really disappointing to see him hurt last year. I hope he can come back 100% and stay healthy, he could have a big impact.


Talk about the running game all you want, but these young guys, Green and Saine in particular are great with the screen game. How awesome will it be to see a screen that doesn't look like a Chinese fire drill?

Imagine a back who can consistently not only catch the ball but actually make that first guy miss. That's just gonna be so damn sweet.
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#70 Posted : Monday, May 14, 2012 2:25:19 PM(UTC)
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nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
Talk about the running game all you want, but these young guys, Green and Saine in particular are great with the screen game. How awesome will it be to see a screen that doesn't look like a Chinese fire drill?

Imagine a back who can consistently not only catch the ball but actually make that first guy miss. That's just gonna be so damn sweet.


Yeah but can they pick up the blitzer? I just don't know how we were able to make it up and down the field last year without Brandon "dumb as a bag of hammers" Jackson. [sarcasm]

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