Collected Insights from the Packers vs. Eagles Week One Film:

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  1. Pete Kliman
    January 8, 2011

    Good observation,I forgot about his tendency.Still,Vick wears out the front three.Wish we had more depth.However,we’re in the PLAYOFFS and are SERIOUS contenders!

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    • Andy Tisdel
      January 8, 2011

      Can you imagine what Howard Green might look like late in the game, lumbering after Vick?

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  2. Taryn
    January 8, 2011

    The first game was schemed against Kolb and as for Vick not going deep was IMO simply not practiced by Vick since he was not the starter and Reid was still in a doubt of Vick’s passing,which previously has always been suspect.

    However,Vick has made strides there but seems more prone to revert to a “one man show” mentality which hurts the Iggles and makes Vick hurtable and as seen, much more turnover prone.

    What I feel is the key in this game isn’t so much the fixation on Vick but what our secondary allows the Iggles WRs to give Vick to utilize.They have through out his starts gone deep often in the early series on offense and when they connect on the big play early,it takes away a certain part of any defense.

    The Packers need to create a couple of coverage sacks when not blitzing,this will only make Vick feel more insecure with the big play and try to then run or short pass alot whereas this benefits the Packer defense as like Cutler,too many short plays equates more to an INT by jumping the slant or quick curl route.

    Most will want a never ending blitzkrieg toward Vick,even though not as quick as Rodgers to kill the blitz,it will only take a couple of catches when he does,to see a “possible”drastic change of play on defense.The fastest way to victory is take away what one does,and for the Packers it’s the blitz.

    We win the close one,but with the drops and WR fumbles,we may see another…last play lost.

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    • Andy Tisdel
      January 8, 2011

      Taryn, that’s what I thought as well. If I were Andy Reid and my starter had just gone down that I spent the offseason tailoring the offense around, my reaction would be “Oh God, Oh God, dink and dunk it.”
      The Packers were able to pretty much corral DeSean Jackson the first time around by putting Williams on him and assigning Collins over the top. One thing that hurts Jackson is he doesn’t play in the slot much that I’ve seen (I may be wrong, though). He’s not as dangerous as Jennings in that way, he’s just more of a burner.

      One interesting thing that I kinda noticed during the game, and then had it confirmed by Kevin Seifert of ESPN, is that the Packers rarely blitzed Vick in Week One. It might have only been something like four of his drop-backs. Which, again, is probably a function of Capers figuring out how to deal with him on the fly. I expect him to have a full package ready for Vick this time.

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  3. Chad Toporski
    Chad Toporski
    January 8, 2011

    I still haven’t seen anyone make mention of the fact that the Packers will have 4-6 healthy defensive lineman to work with this game (depending on how many they activate). Contrast that with the situation in Week 1, and I think it’s going to make a noticeable difference.

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    • Andy Tisdel
      January 8, 2011

      That’s a darn good point. Plus, you can bet that Cullen Jenkins will have a massive chip on his shoulder. He owes the Eagles one from breaking his hand in Week 1.

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  4. Ron LC
    January 8, 2011

    The defense will do their job. It’s MM’s lackluster offensive tendencies that worry me. Too many games this year where the offense failed to perform. If they don’t come out of the locker room smoking, it sould be a very long day. If Philly gets a two score lead? I’m affraid.

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    • Andy Tisdel
      January 8, 2011

      This is true, but I don’t think we should panic if we come out flat. We should panic if it’s Arizona redux, but one thing about Rodgers is that he doesn’t stay flat for entire games. Sooner or later he catches fire, and I think the defense could hold Vick down until Rodgers finds his groove.

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    • Pete Kliman
      January 8, 2011

      I think you should worry more about dropped passes and the penalties we get on O and D.

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