Originally posted by BHulman:
I actually think that "some of us fans" really want something else. Actually, by this time, it is patently obvious.
What you want... and what you need may be two different things. I understand WANTING more from the passing game, but I am not 100% certain that more passing is better. Smith has been pretty good when he needs to be... when he's had to throw for the most part he's been successful. I think more passing will have a negative effect on the team... defense and ST will be impacted, TOP and Field position will be impacted negatively. Yes there will be the occasional big play etc, but there will be more short fields for the defense, more punts from deep in our own territory and less FG oportunities. In addition to that the OL will be required to pass block more, and I am really liking the one - two punch of Gore and Hunter.
Its hard to argue for BETTER passing... Smith QBR is among the best in the league and someone mentioned earlier that he is in the top 10 in yards per pass.
One last thought on this... which team is better suited for a January game in Lambeau field... The pass happy, poor defense Pack or the ground control defensive beast 9ers? A cold bad weather day for the Packers is not good... but the 9ers are suited perfect for that situation!