Takeaways from Packers loss to Falcons10 minute read
What a great game, I’ll be honest I haven’t been into football as much as I normally am, but I have been watching my Packers. I posted a week ago about what is wrong with Aaron Rodgers, and if this season could possibly be a rebuild season. But from what I saw Sunday I think we have a shot. Now here me out before you start laughing. The Falcons are a good team, and we only lost by 1 point with almost half our key starters out? That’s damn good. Let’s look at some of my Takeaways from Packers loss to Falcons…
The main issue I as well as many other Packer fans had with Aaron Rodgers is that he just seemed like he didn’t want to be there. Normally we see Rodgers doing the “WooHoo” fist pump after a big play and get frustrated with the receiver if they mess up on a route. The past few weeks he hasn’t shown any emotions good or bad, just whatever. Throw an interception, take off the helmet go sit down. But this game he really was his old self, you could see his emotions, you could see how excited he was when rookie wide receiver Geronimo Allison (who is repping my city by the way) got his first touchdown Rodgers got really happy for him. Not to mention he was absolutely throwing lasers and dead on accurate.
Former legendary Packers tight end Jermichael Finley tweeted out after the loss to the Falcons Sunday that the Packers should trade wide receiver Randall Cobb to the Cleveland Browns for pro bowl cornerback Joe Haden. Now I do think we need to make a trade for a cornerback due to our top 3 corners being injured, but I don’t think we should trade Cobb. Cobb is our number two wide receiver behind Jordy Nelson. We desperately need a shut down corner, which we don’t have right now do to injury.
Since we drafted Ripkowski in 2015 I knew he was capable of filling John Kuhn’s shoes. Don’t get me wrong Kuhn is and always will be a legend in Green Bay, but Ripkowski is something special. This is his first year as our number one fullback. We leaned on Ripkowski in the Falcons game due to the devastating amount of injuries in our backfield. And he did fell. He rushed 6 times for 34 yards averaging 5.7 yards a carry. This is tied for the most carries amongst our running backs on Sunday. And with the recent news of the Packers cutting Knile Davis, Rip may be our main guy.
With a named like Geronimo you’re bound to be star. But besides the cool name he’s got talent. We parted ways with 3rd year wide receiver Jared Abbrederis last week due to so many injuries. I am an Abbrederis fan but I’m glad to at least he got a injury settlement and to see a player from my home town (Tampa) on the Packers.
If you’re a Packer fan like I am you’re absolutely sick and tired of injuries. It seems like any time we have a great team entering the season, key players get injured. The biggest injury ridden area is our secondary. We’re missing our top 3 cornerbacks, Sam Shields (who may be done due to so many concussions), Damarious Randall (who just had groin surgery so may not be back for a while), and Quinton Rollins. We need someone to step up or add someone to the roster.
Rookie wide receiver from Cal Trevor Davis had a very impressive punt return on Sunday, and all I was thinking is “man this dude is fast”. But to top it all off later on in that drive he capped it off with a beautiful sideline touchdown catch. He also could be a great steal that’s very dangerous.
Jake Ryan is an absolute beast when it comes to stopping the run and tackling. But when it comes to pass coverage, he is absolutely terrible. I’m not sure why defensive coordinator Dom Capers has him in and not Blake Martinez in when pass covering.
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