Wednesday, October 12, 2011


You ever wonder why the Packers seem to come out a bit flat to start football games this year? Why they sometimes seem to look clueless on defense and tentative on offense? Me to. And, of course, I have a theory: Dom Capers and Mike McCarthy both know their team and know the matchups they will face. Capers has always been a superb tactician and McCarthy seems to have developed that trait in the last 20 games or so. I don’t think it is outside the realm of possibilities that our coaching staff, knowing that the offense can turn on the jets and put up points on just about any team in the NFL, just wants to sit back for a few series and see what the opposition will throw at them. They are willing, it seems, to spot their opponent a few scores, just to get a good look inside the game plan. You see all the looks, on both sides of the ball, and make your adjustments. Then unleash hell. It’s not a coincidence that the Packers are leading the NFL in scoring in the third period. Last year, it was the second quarter and the Packers struggled in the third after getting a lead.

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