Packers @ Bucs Postgame
I don’t even know where to go with this. One of the worst losses for the Packers in the last 15 years. Absolutely demoralizing. They had a chance to rebound back to 5-3 with back-to-back home games coming up against NFC teams also in the playoff hunt and this is the product they stroll out? This will cost people their jobs, and that’s not a knee-jerk reaction. To steal from Jerry Glanville, “This is the NFL, which means Not For Long, when you play and coach like this.” This is a production based occupation. If you’re not producing, you’re gone. Campen…gone. Slocum…gone. McCarthy…gone. Thompson…probably not because I don’t think Murphy has the stones to pull the trigger.
Here’s a few quotes from Murphy…
“I think we’ll bounce back. I’m hopeful and expect that we’ll make the changes that we need to end up having a successful season.” REACT: Really? What improvements or successful changes have you seen in the first 8 weeks to warrant such a statement? It’s like a drug addict who’s relapsed eight times expecting to clean up. Odds are not in his favor.
“Really, in terms of my evaluation, I think part of the job is in terms of our coaches, do they make the adjustments and changes that are needed throughout the year to make the team successful at the end.” REACT: Everyone in the state knows how this grade would look right now. McCarthy has easily failed this test and if he stares at his playsheet one more time when he should be coaching, I’m going to snap. Campen has done even worse than an F. Give him an H for hopeless.
Here’s a beauty from McCarthy…
“Our problems to me aren’t teaching and scheme, they do not fall in that area.” REACT: Ahhh, the IT’S NOT MY FAULT reaction. Wonderful. Let’s continue…
“I think anytime you are in problem solving, it’s about applying solutions. It’s obvious what has gone on in our particular failures in that area. There are other options as we move forward, and those are some of the things we’ll look to in certain situations. We don’t need wholesale change. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I have all the answers, but I’m very confident in the issues that we’ve had in pass protection, that they are correctable.” REACT: Ahhh, the timeless WE’RE GOING TO FIX IT dribble
Listen, this is the youngest team in the NFL again, which means their ceilings of improvement are higher than other players. They are not getting better, they are repeating correctable errors and are under-achieving. This lies on the heads of the coaching staff and GM who drafted players who can’t seem to grasp what’s needed to be a successful NFL player. Granted, TT looks to have grabbed two gems in the first round this year. But he’s supposed to do that, it’s the first round. Ron Wolf got us to the Super Bowl because he found great players in rounds 4-7 and complimented them with free agent veterans. TT’s refusal to improve through free agency is archaic and doomed to failure. He needs to go as well.
Notice in my four keys to the game, the Packers failed miserably on the last three. Shockingly, they lost. With no improvement in sight, I’m sensing a bad prediction for the Cowboys game.