The APP gang had some personal stuff to attend to during the past few weeks, but we're back at it!
The Packers suffered a humiliating defeat the weak prior against the LA Chargers - a game which saw them get their asses handed to them in all 3 phases of the game...the beginning of this game saw them pick up right where they left off with a flat first quarter full of pre-snap penalties, mistakes or whatever.
The Packers defense is a real concern right now - the unit that was dominating the first 3 weeks has been replaced with a defense that is hemorrhaging yards and explosive plays.
The run defense was not solved. Game predicated Carolina to pass more in the second half.
The run defense needs to work at keeping down and distance in their favor. The defense needs a yard to convert situations to set up pass rush which is their best asset.
Defense dedicated manpower to stop the run. Lancaster and Goodson were in on the majority of early downs.
Kevin King plays zone while the rest of the D plays man. WTF?
The Packers can't cover a tight end to save their lives - crossing routes are always, always wide open vs. this defense.
The offense got going with the now lethal 1-2 punch of Aaron Jones + Jamal Williams at RB.
Aaron Jones leads the league in TDs - 14 this year already! He is a GAM.
Rodgers did miss wide-open receivers.
Davante Adams might be the best route runner in the NFL - he is sooooo smooth off the line and breaks CBs' ankles all the time. Good to have him back.
Speaking of Receivers: Geronimo Allison and MVS have completely disappeared in the passing offense.
Jace Sternberger played a decent amount and actually help up ok in run blocking. He was just recently activated of the IR return designation
Rodgers downfield touch is suspect.
Bahktiari is playing hurt. He needs to get healthy.
Special teams coverage units on special teams still are a concern.
The Packers have NEGATIVE YARDAGE on punt returns this year - that is beyond pitiful.