It feels like 2010 Packers all over again
Colleen Brenton, Packers contributor
Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy.Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
CREATED Sep. 23, 2013
Sunday's 34-30 defeat at Cincinnati was a very disappointing loss.
But it feels very "2010." A Super Bowl win year.
The Packers should have won this game. That didn't happen, but there are positive aspects that came from it nonetheless.
Tim Masthay is a beast of a punter. He did a great job on every opportunity he was given this week. Mason Crosby is on point. I like the kicking crew.
The offensive line seems porous, but Aaron Rodgers is also holding onto the ball too long. Aaron looked jumpy, like he was expecting the line to fall apart, and thehy really didn't play all that badly.
Franklin stepped in for an injured James Starks and did very well, despite the fumble. There might be one of "those" locker room meetings coming up soon, and if so, they will get things sorted out.
The defense honestly looked great.
Four turnovers? Have to capitalize on those.
I don't want to fire Dom Capers.
A.J. Hawk played well, as he did the year the Packers won Super Bowl XLV. When he's working effectively to lead the defense, the Packers are in a much better place.
There are injuries. Too many of them. Like the 18 in the Super Bowl championship year.
The good news is the Packers seem to do well in the face of adversity.
Rodgers and McCarthy argued on the sidelines, but it seems to be a healthy argument.
Aaron is coming into his own as a leader and McCarthy is a good boss who listens to the opinion of his employees. I have a valid hope the they will work to bring the team together.
I think McCarthy needs to work on his play calling, but I also don't think I could do any better.
Overall the Packers looked good, but they can't continue to lose these types of games and be a contender.
Hang in there, Packers, I think this is your year again. It feels all too familiar at this point.
Go Pack Go.