Anyone else think that Vic Tafur is a little off the mark with his latest posting on the Chron:
I certainly do. Tafur goes on to make the case that since the Pack got to face Minnesota's backup QB, they essentially got a bye. Sorry, Vic. They played the game. Was it a tough game? Nope. Was it a bye? No.
Secondly, he points out that the Green Bay team coming to visit the Niners is different from the Packers team we played in Week 1. He goes on to list all the different players who are coming back from injury, with the preface that the Pack is "a team on the roll."
Excuse me, but weren't most of those players playing against us in Week 1? Yes, Vic, they were. Secondly, did we not face the Pack on their own home field? Yes, we did. They were healthy. They were home. It was the home opener. And we knocked the cr@p out of them all game long.
I can understand where Vic wants to set up a storyline, except that this particular storyline doesn't exist. While it's true that the Pack suffered through some injuries this year, they didn't all strike in Week 1.
One other thing, Vic? A team that loses once to the Vikings and then wins the next week is "not a team on a roll." It's a team that won its last game.