Originally posted by josh24:
Hey guys. Pats fan here. I was here a couple of weeks ago discussing the SF-NE game. Congrats on the win, again. You earn it.
Now, I don't know if you guys have noticed what people is saying about your game against GB next Sat. "Experts" and fans in general are giving this game easily to GB (one thing, Vegas doesn't agree. SF is 3-point favorite so far). In fact, some say it's gonna GB by far because of Rodgers and their healthy defense, etc., stating that the rest of the Div. games are closer than this. Few are giving chances to SF, putting GB or Seattle in the SB. IMO Seattle and NE have more chance to win than GB this weekend. GB can win, but I think this is the closest game in this round. Not sure if disrespect to the 49ers, or just hype on Rodgers.
Well, this is a QB league and as I've been saying for a while now, I wonder when the decision to go to Kaep will doom us. It hasn't yet, as Kaep has pretty much picked up where Alex left off, but the biggest concern to me is that we don't really have an identity right now. We are trying to be a finesse type team on offense, while in turn, is tiring out our defense. We aren't "great" at anything this year and have been far less consistent in all phases, although we've played arguably better opponents this year. Having to rely on Justin in order to win this game is the wrong thinking and I really hope the coaches are gameplanning and prepping our guys to play as if Justin isn't. He isn't the focal part of our success the rest of this run in my opinion. We'll be lucky to get 50% of anything from him. No one can tell me that all the other pro bowlers on our team were made just because of him. Is he a big part of past success? Yes, but the next man needs to step up.
Kaep is a HR hitter and has more "strike outs" (3 and outs) than we should be having. Overall, I feel if we don't get that ground and pound identity back, the Packers will beat us in a shootout. There's more risk in this pistol offense to giving the Packers more possessions and chances to score, as oppposed to going back to the "Alex" I-Formation, running it more with Gore. Really need to get more creative on offense to make a run.
[ Edited by Beezy33 on Jan 6, 2013 at 6:06 PM ]