Packers Stock Report: How Bad is This Team?
The Packers are not a bad football team. At least I don’t think they are.
The Packers are playing bad right now, but I don’t think they are bad.
Then again, maybe the Packers are just bad. I suppose that’s possible. But consider the following:
- Their No. 1 WR has barely played
- 95 percent of all bad calls go against them
- They drop 95 percent of their interception opportunities
- They lost their starting RB, TE and NT last week
- They played a very inspired team last week
Every team goes through stuff like that. I get that. But all of that this early in the season?
- You have to think some of those calls will start to even out
- How many more picks can Woodson and Tramon drop?
- They’ve always adjusted well to injuries and Jennings should come back eventually
- They won’t be playing a team whose coach is in the hospital with leukemia every week
Does this mean the Packers will beat the Texans? Not necessarily. But I think it will be a good game and I wouldn’t consider it much of an upset if the Packers won.
Now that all the positivity is out of the way, let’s get to the stock report. There isn’t much positivity there.
James Jones’ sleeveless turtleneck
You don’t see many guys who are able to pull off the sleeveless turtleneck look. Jones can, and he wore that sleeveless turtleneck with pride on Sunday. Screw Bill Bellichick and his ugly sweatshirts with the cut off arms. Jones and his sleeveless turtleneck are much more fashionable.
Lang is the only Packers offensive lineman that plays mean. He’s always attacking defenders. If you could combine Lang’s aggression with Josh Sitton’s talent, you’d have the perfect guard.
Good Lord, Matthews has energy. He played every snap on Sunday and went 100 mph on each one. He’s no longer on pace for 50 sacks, but he still makes other teams gameplan for him.
So far Nelson doesn’t want anything to do with becoming a No. 1 receiver.
Can we just start the game with a couple defensive holding penalties to get them out of the way? You know Woodson is going to get called for at least two at some point during the game.
Remember when we thought Bulaga might be one of the better right tackles in the game?
Another drop and another injury.
His offense looks predictable, he forgets to run the ball and he does little to slow down the opposing team’s pass rush. Just like his team, McCarthy has been off the first month of the season.
It’d be nice to have at least a little bit of leeway for when our offense is off its game. Not possible with Capers’ defense. The middle of the field remains wide open and the rush defense looks shaky again.