Sep 21, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) after the game at Ford Field. Detroit won 19-7. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 21, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) reacts on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
"No doubt the Packers run game has gotten off to a slow start, but they did last year, too. Like Aaron Rodgers said today, it’s time to R-E-L-A-X … Packers fans want results immediately, but we’ll be patient. After all, if there’s a better team to help the Packers run game come to life it’s the Bears. Remember what Lacy and co. did to the Bears last year? Maybe rewind the tape … but if you don’t want to do that, just wait until Sunday and you can watch it live! Like Mike McCarthy says, “statistics are for losers.” Now, I’m not calling you a loser … just quoting the head coach 🙂"
Gotcha, Mike McCarthy is calling me a loser. That’s okay. At least my team is 2-1 with a victory coming on Sunday to put the Packers with the Vikings at the bottom of the division.
Yes, I remember what Lacy did to the Bears last year. This is a different defense this year. The Bears are focused on stopping the run and so far they have been doing a much better job than the pitiful performance of last year. Jared Allen might be getting yellow in the tooth, but he is still relentless and has a motor that just won’t stop. My biggest concern is going to be the state of the Bears secondary, especially the safeties. I think coaches were about to suit up to play safety at the end of the game on Monday night. How is the safety situation panning out in Green Bay? Is your 1st round draft pick playing as good as ours?
Sep 14, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Chicago Bears Kyle Fuller (23) runs after intercepting San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) (not pictured) in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game at Levis Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
"OK, so you got me on the record thing. Yes, the Packers are 1-2, but I would like to think they are the best 1-2 team in the league. But I have to disagree with you on your thinking the Packers will be a cellar-dweller with the Vikings – now that would be just cruel. Being associated in any way with the Vikings is just plain bad. I would not like that and neither would the Packers. I have to agree with you about the Bears’ defense. They are much more aggressive against the run, but you’re also right about the safeties. If Rodgers can get the long ball going, he might have the Bears reeling by the second quarter. If not, well, it could be a long day. As for the first-rounders – I was really pissed when the Bears picked Kyle Fuller. For the month before the draft, I had Fuller at the top of the Packers board and was convinced they were going to take him. That said, he’s a good player who will help the Bears for years. However, I like Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, too. He’s a playmaker who also seems to be around the ball all the time. He picked up his first INT last week. I think both these players will be assets for their teams. But to turn the tables on you, let me ask you about your offensive line. Injuries have obviously hurt; the Jets seemed to be in Cutler’s face all night long. Do you think ol’ Julius Peppers might have something to say about playing in his old backyard and against his former QB?"