Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline wpr  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2008 2:48:21 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,311
Applause Received: 1,607
I was just looking at the stats and the job they did really stands out.

Blackmon's punt return for a TD leads the way. If he avgs 26 a return all year long he will make the Pro Bowl for sure.

There was nothing wrong with Frost's punts tonight. 5 times for 45.2 gross and a 42.6 net. All told MN only had 13 return yards on his punts. Great punt coverage.

Gotta love Crosby's kickoffs. 5 times with all 5 in the end zone. (That's the NFL.com stats. I think one of the kickoffs was just short of the goal line but the kick returner took a step back with one of his feet and stepped on the goal line.) 2 of the kickoffs were touchbacks.

About the only negative was this msised FG at end of the 1st half.

GB kickoff return numbers were also better than MN's. I kind of hoped that Nelson would break a big one but maybe he will do so in game where it is the margin of victory.
Offline tromadz  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2008 2:52:44 AM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 10/16/2006(UTC)
Applause Given: 3
Applause Received: 34
" said: Go to Quoted Post

About the only negative was this msised FG at end of the 1st half.


And Mike Stock will be all over that this week. I like that old guy.
Offline Greg C.  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2008 7:34:14 AM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/9/2008(UTC)
Location: Marquette, Michigan
Applause Received: 48
Yeah, the special teams were huge. Further proof that Thompson is right to keep players on the roster mainly because of their special teams play. Jason Hunter had a great block at the end of Blackmon's return, allowing him to take it to the house.
Offline millertime  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2008 10:01:53 AM(UTC)
Rank: Member

Joined: 8/14/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 5
Applause Received: 24
" said: Go to Quoted Post
Yeah, the special teams were huge. Further proof that Thompson is right to keep players on the roster mainly because of their special teams play. Jason Hunter had a great block at the end of Blackmon's return, allowing him to take it to the house.


There were about 4-5 great blocks on that return. Blackmon has definitely emerged as a weapon in the return game. If Nelson can improve in the KR game, we will have a very dangerous team.
Offline NodakPaul  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2008 10:08:48 AM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)
I think that special teams should be given props. That punt return TD turned out to be the difference in the game.
Offline Greg C.  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2008 12:51:23 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/9/2008(UTC)
Location: Marquette, Michigan
Applause Received: 48
" said: Go to Quoted Post
" said: Go to Quoted Post
Yeah, the special teams were huge. Further proof that Thompson is right to keep players on the roster mainly because of their special teams play. Jason Hunter had a great block at the end of Blackmon's return, allowing him to take it to the house.


There were about 4-5 great blocks on that return. Blackmon has definitely emerged as a weapon in the return game. If Nelson can improve in the KR game, we will have a very dangerous team.


I read somewhere that everybody's favorite whipping boy (including mine), Jarrett Bush, made one of the blocks on that return. So it might be argued that keeping this awful CB on the roster has paid off with seven points, which was more than the margin of victory. Let's just go ahead and admit it, folks: Ted Thompson is smarter than us.
Offline zombieslayer  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2008 1:08:48 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: San Francisco
Applause Given: 778
Applause Received: 495
" said: Go to Quoted Post
I think that special teams should be given props. That punt return TD turned out to be the difference in the game.


The irony. Last year's Week 1, we played sloppy and won because of STs. Weird.
Offline warhawk  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2008 1:30:26 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 2
Applause Received: 257
I have said our depth is more important than many give us credit for.

The analysts and reporters all talk about offensive and defensive matchups but only occasionally speak of ST's and depth as factors in a teams success.

I will say again that in most cases we will be suiting up 45 guys that overall are better than the 45 on the other sidelines. We many not have the best defense or the best offense on the field in any one game but in MOST games we will win two of three as rarely will other teams be as strong in that third phase as we are.

We used to be about dead last in overall ST's productivity. Since Mike McCarthy came in and changed all that we have been in nearly every game and there's more to that than coincidence.
Offline Tiger  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, September 10, 2008 1:55:09 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 10/22/2006(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
I have said our depth is more important than many give us credit for.

The analysts and reporters all talk about offensive and defensive matchups but only occasionally speak of ST's and depth as factors in a teams success.

I will say again that in most cases we will be suiting up 45 guys that overall are better than the 45 on the other sidelines. We many not have the best defense or the best offense on the field in any one game but in MOST games we will win two of three as rarely will other teams be as strong in that third phase as we are.

We used to be about dead last in overall ST's productivity. Since Mike McCarthy came in and changed all that we have been in nearly every game and there's more to that than coincidence.


well yah that was because our starters were sub NFL ST Quality never mind starting quality! :D

But yah you gotta love our coverage team, i love how John Kuhn is mixing it up on every Kickoff or Punt, hes an enforcer! and when u team him with guys like Hall and Rouse and Bishop you've got guys who run all day.

I really think the ST squad needs a nickname ala the defensive "Death Squad"..any suggestions? :p
Offline agopackgo4  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, September 10, 2008 2:07:24 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/12/2008(UTC)
Applause Received: 3
Special teams, are definitily important in the recipe for success in being champs. Look at '96 when we won the superbowl. Desmond Howard great kick returns..The rest of the specaial teams were good as well. But that battle for field position is so important. And if you can win that with special teams, it takes a lot of pressure off of your offense. Makes the field shorter, and a lot easier to score. Even if it is just a FG.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
uffda udfa: Hey Kevin...can you change my moniker to: Unfrozen Caveman Poster? No more uffda udfa. Possible?
Zero2Cool: Today's Birthdays: Smokey (59)
Porforis: Because clearly having bi-weekly distractions in the form of antics and crimes wouldn't hurt the team
yooperfan: together. He is a waste of oxygen
yooperfan: Manziel is a very disturbed young man who is looking down the barrel of a prison sentence not too far down the road unless he gets his act t
TheKanataThrilla: He's better than what we currently have backing up AR.
Smokey: A backup what, bartender ?
TheKanataThrilla: Looks like Manziel is getting cut. I'd be interested in him as a back-up.
Zero2Cool: Dunno.
Smokey: WILL WE HAVE A SB "CHAT", Zero2Cool ?
Mucky Tundra: I wonder if Stat Padford will follow Johnson to the retirement center?
uffda udfa: Winston Moss has a better all time win % than MM at 1000%. Let's make this permanent. :)
uffda udfa: We should take note and realize our Jordy might not be Jordy at 31 this season.
uffda udfa: I think Detroit has a way of doing that to players.
Zero2Cool: Calvin is retiring at age 30, just like the great Barry Sanders.
uffda udfa: He'd be 31 just like Jordy but his body is done.
uffda udfa: Sources: Calvin Johnson told Lions he's retiring.
Zero2Cool: Today's Birthdays: BobBrews (70)
uffda udfa: Who doesn't love Bolt Travolta?
Smokey: Lightning "Bolt" ( Chargers )
Zero2Cool: WTF is a Bolt? BOLT The Super Dog?
uffda udfa: All you closet bolts fans: BREAKING: Chargers chairman Dean Spanos says team will remain in San Diego for 2016 season.
Zero2Cool: Today's Birthdays: Yerko (31)
Zero2Cool: Contest winners are sent a Packers related prize. It's not huge, just a token of appreciation so-to-speak.
Smokey: Prize ?
Mucky Tundra: Oh! I thought for a minute it got lost in the mail
Zero2Cool: Your prize. I feel bad. It's just been so chaotic with personal life and work stuff and my girls. I need to clone myself! lol
Mucky Tundra: No problem Zero! (Psst, what are we talking about?)
uffda udfa: We aren't going to go 19-0 for 4 straight seasons with this regime! I fully believe there's one that could get us closer.
Zero2Cool: Mucky, I haven't forgot. Just been really busy. Hopefully this weekend.
Mucky Tundra: Only four undefeated seasons? Such low standards!
Zero2Cool: .. or in SOME folks eyes ... go 19 - 0 four seasons in a row, nothing less is acceptable with potential HOF QB at helm. :massiveEyeRoll:
nerdmann: To become a truly GREAT coach, Mike needs to learn how to put other teams away.
uffda udfa: MM has always been secondary to my concerns as to what's wrong in Green Bay. Now, it appears he's speaking out just like guys like Dakota a
uffda udfa: Yup.. George Seifert and Barry Switzer won SB's. Do you honestly think MM is a great head coach? No need to cite any stats...just your op
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Road To Super Bowl 50
Sunday, Sep 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Sunday, Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM
SEAHAWKS
Monday, Sep 28 @ 7:30 PM
CHIEFS
Sunday, Oct 4 @ 3:25 PM
at 49ers
Sunday, Oct 11 @ 12:00 PM
RAMS
Sunday, Oct 18 @ 3:25 PM
CHARGERS
Sunday, Oct 25 @ 12:00 AM
- BYE -
Sunday, Nov 1 @ 7:30 PM
at Broncos
Sunday, Nov 8 @ 12:00 PM
at Panthers
Sunday, Nov 15 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Nov 22 @ 3:25 PM
at Vikings
Thursday, Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
BEARS
Thursday, Dec 3 @ 7:25 PM
at Lions
Sunday, Dec 13 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Sunday, Dec 20 @ 3:05 PM
at Raiders
Sunday, Dec 27 @ 3:25 PM
at Cardinals
Sunday, Jan 3 @ 7:30 PM
VIKINGS

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

7h / Green Bay Packers Talk / packerfanoutwest

9h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

15h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

18h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

6-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

6-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

5-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

5-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / musccy

4-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

4-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / DakotaT

4-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

3-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackerTraxx

2-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan


Tweeter