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How easy is it for Ted Thompson to replace talent at this level?
I feel like I’m listening to a broken record. Except when this record plays, it’s only after the Green Bay Packers lose a game. For some strange reason, I never hear this record after wins. So it’s been a while that this song has played. The Packers won four straight games before losing to the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. Throw a bye week in there, and it’s been rather blissful for a good solid month.
But now the axe-grinding fans are crawling back out of the woodwork to lambast Ted Thompson for putting together a weak roster.
The last time I addressed this crowd was after the Cincinnati Bengals game, when the Packers blew a gigantic lead to end up losing. While fingers were being pointed in all sorts of directions, there seemed to be few fans dealing sensibly with the problems of the team.
One theme that has persisted between then and now, however, is the injury bug. The Packers have it bad, and it’s starting to cost the team. Yet for some reason, we don’t give this fact its due consideration. Should teams be able to find success beyond their key starters? Absolutely. General managers need to put together a roster that can handle the adversity of a football season. But injuries to enough key players can be crippling.
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Packers Fans Should Blame Injuries, Not Ted Thompson
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The Green Bay Packers have finally taken control over their rivalry with the Chicago Bears.
Editor’s Note: A long-time reader and commenter here at AllGreenPackers.com, “Bearmeat” has been kind enough to provide us with his own perspective of the rivalry between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. Perhaps many of you share a similar view of this storied history…
I’ve been following the Packers since I can remember. My first words were “S#!%! S#!%! S#!%!” which I said to copy my angry father’s words while watching the Packers suck in the early 1980′s. My first Packers memories were the early Lindy Infante teams in the late 80′s. They were bad. I mean… Really. Really. Bad.
I remember thinking before one Packers-Bears games in 1988, “If Green Bay can just win this game, they’ll only be 3 games back in the division and who knows what could happen from there.” They got crushed. The Bears won the division and finished 12-4. The Packers finished dead last at 4-12. Again. I remember watching the Packers lose to the Rich Kotite coached Jets in 1990. In overtime. On a Jeff Query fumbled punt. (The Jets finished 2-14 that year, I believe. We were 6-10.)
My entire youth as a football fan sucked. The Packers sucked. The Badgers sucked. Even my high school football team annually sucked. To put in context how bad the Packers were compared to the well-run organizations at the time, by the time I was 11, the Packers record against their arch rivals (the Bears) was 57-81-6. An atrocious .395 all-time winning percentage. Read more... (732 words + 1 image, estimated 2:56 mins reading time)
There’s no doubt that Green Bay Packers fans have experienced a rough start to the 2013 season. Among losing games to the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals, the Packers have been without a number of key players due to injuries. But, in spite of this, we’re finally starting to see this team come together and work with efficiency.
It hasn’t been an easy transition, though. We’ve been used to a high-flying offense that made big plays down the field and racked up quick points, and it has taken some getting used to a more balanced offensive attack. Yet this newfound balance has paid major dividends.
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|Points per Game
|Yards per Game
|Points per Play
|Red Zone Scoring % (TD)
|Yards per Play
|First Downs per Game
|First Down per Play
|Average Time of Possession
|Third Down Conversion %
|Rushing Attempts per Game
|Rushing Yards per Game
|Rushing First Downs per Game
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Packing the Stats: Balanced Offense Performing with Increased Efficiency
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Posted in 2013 - 2014 Season
,2013 Regular Season
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Welcome to our weekly update for the AllGreenBayPackers.com Fantasy Football League! For those that are unaware, the AllGBP.com staff has continued their competitive league this year to pit writers against readers. Please continue to check back each week as the drama unfolds, and don’t at all hesitate to throw around the smack talk! Who knows . . . maybe you could be throwing down the gauntlet with us next season.
Week 8 Summary
Heisenberg hold first place and have yet to lose, increasing their lead to 2.0 games with a win against TouchedbyTedThompson. Pigskin Perfection got the biggest boost in the standings this week, rocketing from seventh place to fourth. The Jolly Rodgers was the big loser, falling from fourth to seventh. Pigskin Perfection has won three straight matchups.
Heisenberg 141.16, TouchedbyTedThompson 125.10
- Heisenberg (8-0, 897.16) led the league in scoring this week and knocked off TouchedbyTedThompson (5-3, 910.86), 141.16 – 125.10.
SuperYooper 131.40, Sitton your Head 66.56
- Marvin Jones scored 37.80 points to help SuperYooper (3-5, 747.30) crush Sitton your Head (0-8, 622.86), 131.40 – 66.56. SuperYooper scored 71.6% more points than projected (76.58), the highest percentage in the league this season.
Optimal Butt Height 95.78, Chico’s Bail Bonds 83.00
- With 20.20 points, Josh Gordon led Optimal Butt Height (5-3, 889.52) in scoring, helping them knock off Chico’s Bail Bonds (4-4, 895.12), 95.78 – 83.00.
Smoking Jay Cutlers 104.34, Lost in Minnesota 70.44 Read more... (528 words + 1 image, estimated 2:07 mins reading time)
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