Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams:
My unfitered game day running blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Inactive for Packers today:
- LB D.J. Smith
- LB Nick Perry
- CB Sam Shields
- WR Greg Jennings
- DT B.J. Raji
- OL Greg Van Roten
- RB Johnny White
Inactive for Rams today:
- WR Danny Amendola
- DT Matt Conrath
- QB Austin Davis
- RB Terence Ganaway
- LB Mario Haggan
- T Wayne Hunter
- T Roger Saffold
Big Win: The best part is we were able to play a complete sixty minutes and excelled in all three phases of the game. Easily our best performance of the year.
Moving forward: Consistency is a big part of our business. We’ve been able to do that in the past. it’s time for this 2012 team to do the same.
B Jones / Hayward: They both have practiced hard and are ready to go. Jones is extremely consistent and dependable and he has had a great week of practice. Casey keeps getting better with each opportunity. the game will dictate what we do but I look for both of these guys to play an important role.
Rams a year later: There’s a lot of things different. Their talent level has definitely increased. Their younger players and draft picks are playing well. Jeff Fisher is clearly one of the best coaches in our league.
Ram’s’ Defense: Good depth on the DL, very aggressive on the front seven. It’s a defense that will definitely challenge us today.
Bradford: He”s had a challenge of going through different systems. he’s now in a QB-friendly system that I think he can propser in.
RB Daryl Richards0n: From Abilene Christian – he’s explosive. Watched the Sunday night game against the Cardinals – he definitely jumped out at me.
3rd week on the road: Don’t get me wrong, it will be good to be home next week, but we don’t mind these 55 minute flights.
Packers vs. Rams – First Impressions – First Half:
Packers win the toss and defer.
Rams show early the Packers can expect a heavy diet of running plays. At least as long as the game is close.
Jeez, Newhouse, if you’re going to hold, at least keep your guy off Rodgers…
Jarret Bush always gives you a great effort, but sometimes, it’s not the smartest of moves…
Morgan Burnett very active early on in the tackling department – needs some technique work, though.
So much for how the Rams DBs were going to hold Jordy Nelson down…
I’d love for someone to do a study on onside kick success percentage when the other team is not setup to defend it.
Rams are going after Casey Hayward. So far, he’s been a mixed bag. Some good coverage but also has given too much cushion and allowed some completions.
Erik Walden having a VERY productive game so far.
Nice pickup by Alex Green on a Rams blitz stunt. Wasn’t fooled – made the right decision.
3rd and 1: Rogers go route to Jones. At the risk of being a broken record, I just don’t like it with a lead. Rather keep drives going…
Textbook shoulder to shoulder coverage by Hayward on a deep attempt by Bradford.
Mike Neal injured again. Could the old argument of being “too muscle bound” apply to Neal?
Rams kicker 0-3 last week, 2-2 today. It may be my imagination, but it always seems opposing kickers save their best days for the Packers.
All for Cobb bringing it out from 7 yds deep in this case. If he gets a decent return to the 35 or so, #Packers in great shape to get in FG range w/ 40 secs left.
Crosby misses a 58-yd attempt before the half. Mason Crosby now 1-4 from 50+ yds this season
Packers 10 Rams 6
Packers vs. Rams – First Impressions – Second Half:
Am I the only one who thinks a few screen passes would help break this game open for the Packers offense?
For people saying they loved the #Packers 3rd and 1 call, then complaining about the time of possession (18 min to 12 in favor of the Rams), you need to think that through a little better…
Now don’t you prefer a nice long drive where the #Packers score 7 points and eat 7 minutes off the clock by just keeping the drive going on 3rd and 1? I do.
MM has put in some new running plays since Green became the starter. Now running some non ZBS plays w/ TJ Lang pulling. Saw it last week too against the Texans.
Hayward is the anti-Jarret Bush. Great ball awareness…
I said on CheeseheadRadio the other night that Sam Shields may not get his job back with Casey Hayward getting a chance to start. I was half joking, but it could happen.
Packers could complete 6-8 yard passes all day…
So, in the red zone, they go to the run and settle for the field goal.
Rams score and somehow, the Packers find themselves only leading by one score again. Bad memories…
Not that it would have mattered, but that was a horrible read by AJ Hawk on that Jackson TD
If TJ Lang hadn’t blocked air on that Cobb shovel play, the Packers might have had a big gain there.
If Rodgers would be content with the underneath stuff more often, Packers offense would really be unstoppable.
Free plays are really, really cool with the ball in Aaron Rodgers’ hand.
With the personnel in the Packers secondary, Capers may come up with a 10 DB package. Only half-kidding.
Really good to see Davon House getting a bunch of playing tome today – and doing well…
Packers 30 Rams 20——————
Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.