I don't understand why Wisenhunt seeing what the Packers would run this week is different than what he sees on tape for the other 15 games this year.
It's not a matter of stopping or knowing the gameplan, I'm sure 70% of NFL defenses know what their opposition is going to run on every play, it's a matter of whether they can stop Jennings or Driver in the open field, get to Aaron Rodgers or fill gaps on Ryan Grant.
They came out half-heartedly today, they looked like crap and didn't seem to care. Then they rested everyone else. Now they have to deal all week with the fact that they got POUNDED. The Packers come in with a swagger, because they know they can win and showed it the previous week, starters vs starters. Keep Rodgers in, keep Warner in and that game ends up with the Packers in the 40's, Cardinals maybe get 10.
Agreed. AZ got pounded (with and without starters) and some commentators seem all too willing to give them an out.
Maybe it is because they are a veteran Super Bowl team that has shown they know how to win come playoff time? It was nice to see the Packers firing on all cylinders today...but they did not face the same Cardinal team that they will face next week...not even close.
The Cardinals didn't see all the Packers have either. One team executed the plan it decided to use and the other fell on its face.
It's also worth noting last year was the first time in a decade the Cardinals were in the playoffs. It's not like the Cardinals have been perennial contenders. Not to mention the Packers have a few players who have been to the postseason and won.
The Packers elected to show more and try harder than the Cardinals did. We will know next week at this time if it made a difference one was or the other.
I thought it was longer than that actually since the Cardinals had been in the playoffs. They have proven they can win in the playoffs though...while the majority of the Packers are just now getting their first sniff of playoff football.
Can the young Packers raise their game another level? Because that is what it takes to win in the playoffs.
If only they had Brett Favre. The cards would have no chance then.
Ps, dumbest most overused phrase is sports.
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