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Offline all_about_da_packers  
#1 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:30:00 PM(UTC)
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That's the way to kick the season off right.

Positives:

- Pass rush showed up! Loaved our hunger for attacking the QB tonight. Loved the hits Kamp/KGB/Hawk got on Travaris.

- Rodgers was solid. He came out and had a good outing. He will hopefully learn from this and continue to improve. Loved the accuracy.

- ST are looking like a solid group early. Terrific job. Finally Blackmon has a chance to show what he can do, and let's hope injuries don't hurt him again.


Few complaints though:

- Too many penalties. McCarthy will be mad, he'll make it better by the Lions game.

- Running game needs to be more consistent. Loads better than at this point last year, but it still has to get better.

- Too conservative at the end. Go for a first down, don't run three straight times and hope the Vikes can't do much with the little time left on the field. That's not the McCarthy I know.
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Offline walleye  
#2 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:31:46 PM(UTC)
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I agree holy fricken penalties and that touchdown called back minor mistakes. we will only improve as the season goes.
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Offline tromadz  
#3 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:37:07 PM(UTC)
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The fact that we won with 239283 penalties speaks VOLUMES about this team.

It says a lot about COMPOSURE, about coming back after these bad plays.

It says a lot about TALENT, about being able to come back in the first place.

A lot of teams, after the driver TD that got called back, might have crumbled. Not this team. Not the Green Bay Packers.

[size=24]Packers fans, are you ready?[/size]
Offline all_about_da_packers  
#4 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:37:20 PM(UTC)
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And I think it might be wise to review Bigby's place on the hands team. I can't believe the ball went through his hands. That's inexcusable. Thankfully it went out of bounds.
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Offline NodakPaul  
#5 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:38:42 PM(UTC)
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Waaaaaayh too much yellow on the field, and if affected both teams. As poorly as Jackson played, the score should have been much worse.

Congrats GB on the well deserved week 1 win.
"There's the snap, Rodgers with a quick drop - in trouble! AND SACKED BY ALLEN! The ball is lose, the ball is lose, and recovered by Kevin Williams! And that's the ball game! Childress and the Vikings FINALLY beat the Packers!"
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Offline Scythe  
#6 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:40:05 PM(UTC)
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Clifton > Allen
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Offline doddpower  
#7 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:40:06 PM(UTC)
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A very frustrating game to say the least.

In my opinion, we pretty much dominating the game, yet we allowed them to stay in the game until the end. Reminds me a lot of the first game of last year. Sloppy game, great help from our special teams.

It's comforting to know that we are only going to improve. As sloppy as we looked, we still looked pretty damn good.

Jackson looked pretty slow, indecisive, timid, and week. Grant is obviously way better. I could tell he was getting winded easily tonight. We need to get him in shape.

Bring on the Lions!!
Offline Packerchick  
#8 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:41:59 PM(UTC)
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Yes, excellent game except for the penalties. Better than expected showing for Aaron. We should all sleep well tonight.
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Offline all_about_da_packers  
#9 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:42:28 PM(UTC)
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Collins had a couple of hard hits. Loved seeing that.

About time he progress and become apt at making game changing plays, let's hope this is the beginning of a new Collins.
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Offline DEPackfan  
#10 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:43:52 PM(UTC)
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Thought we came out flat but quickly turned it on after the long completion to Jennings.

I thought we were too conservative at times. Didn't like not going for the TD at the end of the first half.

Frost looked good. Consistent.

Blackmon was HUGE!
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Offline doddpower  
#11 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:44:00 PM(UTC)
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How about A.J. Hawk??

I was thinking he wouldn't have a great game coming off of an injury, but he was all over the place tonight!

Can we say breakout year for him?

Atari Bigby. He's a great game clinching closer as well.
Offline all_about_da_packers  
#12 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:44:47 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Can we say breakout year for him?


Great at rushing the passer too. Loved seeing him get to the QB!!!
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Offline Cheesey  
#13 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:46:22 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Waaaaaayh too much yellow on the field, and if affected both teams. As poorly as Jackson played, the score should have been much worse.

Congrats GB on the well deserved week 1 win.

Classy Nodak.....VERY classy!! :thumbleft:
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Offline shanks2122  
#14 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:46:35 PM(UTC)
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lets start the man crushes on aaron rodgers, great game buy him

i also think collions stepped up

im pumped its gonna be a good year
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Offline all_about_da_packers  
#15 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:46:36 PM(UTC)
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I thought we were too conservative at times. Didn't like not going for the TD at the end of the first half.


I missed parts of the end of the first half, so I have a question:

Did the Pack have more than 1 timeout?

If so, I find it really odd that McCarthy didn't at least attempt to score, even if it was on a quick slant or throwing it to Driver/Jennings and letting them try and do their thing in the open field.
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Offline walleye  
#16 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:46:48 PM(UTC)
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Hawk had one hell of a game!!!!!!!!!!
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Offline earthquake  
#17 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:48:58 PM(UTC)
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So Paul, how about changing that signature up to something a little more factually accurate? =)
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Offline doddpower  
#18 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:49:08 PM(UTC)
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I thought we were too conservative at times. Didn't like not going for the TD at the end of the first half.


I missed parts of the end of the first half, so I have a question:

Did the Pack have more than 1 timeout?

If so, I find it really odd that McCarthy didn't at least attempt to score, even if it was on a quick slant or throwing it to Driver/Jennings and letting them try and do their thing in the open field.


The Pack did have one timeout left.

However, I really don't disagree the call. Young quarterback, first start, an easy chance to go up two possessions. Take the safe road. Obviously it backfired.

I wouldn't expect to see that by midseason once a bit more confidence is established.
Offline tromadz  
#19 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:50:21 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
So Paul, how about changing that signature up to something a little more factually accurate? =)


:thumbright:
Offline tromadz  
#20 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:51:05 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
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So Paul, how about changing that signature up to something a little more factually accurate? =)


:thumbright:


How about "and Rodgers first start and Allen's first start as a Viking end with the same result, A Packers win!"
Offline gopackgo  
#21 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:51:22 PM(UTC)
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How about A.J. Hawk??

I was thinking he wouldn't have a great game coming off of an injury, but he was all over the place tonight!


Yeah, Hawk was awesome tonight. Really stepped it up and made every tackle, including a couple big ones on AP..
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Offline porky88  
#22 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:54:27 PM(UTC)
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I think the Vikings were fortunate to even be in the game at the end. I thought GB outplayed Minnesota just about every where outside of stopping the run.

With that said the Packers' defense still contained AP for just about all day long.

I recall last year the Packers having a lot of sloppy penalties early on. For a while they lead the league actually. Now that came down last year and hopefully for the Pack it does again this year.

I noticed Minnesota just committed penalties. GB committed BIG penalties especially on the Driver play which was executed to perfection by Rodgers and Driver. I guess Tony Moll didn't get the memo.

Offensive Line I would say held up very well without Scott Wells.

Rodgers offensive player of the game

Hawk defensive player of the game

Blackmon special teams player of the game

Kudos to Bob Sanders for calling more blitzes.
Offline nathaniel  
#23 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:55:25 PM(UTC)
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Penalties almost cost us this game. They called the game pretty evenly, though, with Minny getting those three penalties in a row in the red zone. We need alot more 3 and outs from the defense. Too many first downs were given, mainly because they were able to get 6 or 7 yards on first down and always had managable 3rd downs.

Kornheiser needs to go. His nonstop comparing BF and Aaron Rodgers on every play got extremely old, and even Tirico told him to knock it off.
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Offline Cheesey  
#24 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:56:29 PM(UTC)
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Yup....i LOVED that we blitzed. Hopefully a show of whats to come!
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Offline 4PackGirl  
#25 Posted : Monday, September 8, 2008 11:56:55 PM(UTC)
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i have the flu, my temp is over 101, & yet i'm still awake & on the site cuz this young kid who many people thought didn't stand a chance at winning just won! i know it's just ONE game but i'm proud of aaron & this very young team we have guys!!






i'm also proud of myself cuz i vowed to stay outta the brett favre section & i'm doin it!!! yay me!!!! ;)
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