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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

Packers-Giants post-game notes & quotes

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 15, 2012 – 10:14 pm

GIANTS TOP PACKERS, 37-20, IN NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF

  • The N.Y. Giants beat the Packers, 37-20, on Sunday at Lambeau Field to advance to the NFC Championship.
  • Green Bay’s 15 wins overall on the season rank tied for No. 2 in franchise history (1997) behind only the team’s 16 victories overall in 1996.


OTHER POST-GAME NOTES:

  • Today’s paid attendance was 72,080. It was the 302nd consecutive sellout (285 regular season, 17 playoffs) at Lambeau Field.
  • WR Donald Driver caught three passes today, giving him a franchise-record 49 receptions for his career in the post- season. That surpassed WR Antonio Freeman’s mark of 47 career catches in the playoffs.
  • With 45 receiving yards, Driver moved past WR Robert Brooks (651 yards) for the No. 2 spot in franchise postseason history. Driver now has 675 career receiving yards in the playoffs.
  • Driver has now caught a pass in 12 consecutive postseason games, which is tied with Freeman for No. 2 in franchise playoff annals behind only RB Dorsey Levens (13 games).
  • QB Aaron Rodgers set a single-game franchise postseason record for the most rushing yards by a quarterback with 66 yards on seven carries (9.4 avg.). That topped the previous mark held by Rodgers (39 yards, at Chicago, Jan. 23, 2011). Rodgers’ 66-yard day was the most by an NFL quarterback in a playoff game since Atlanta’s Michael Vick posted 119 yards rushing vs. St. Louis on Jan. 15, 2005.
  • With 264 passing yards on the day, Rodgers surpassed QB Bart Starr (1,753 yards) for the No. 2 spot in the franchise postseason record book. Rodgers now has 1,781 career passing yards in the playoffs.
  • With two TD passes today, Rodgers moved into a tie with Starr for the No. 2 spot in team history for the most TD passes in the postseason with 15 in his career.
  • LB Brad Jones became the first Packer to block a field goal in a playoff game since DL Cletidus Hunt did so vs. San Francisco on Jan. 13, 2002.
  • S Morgan Burnett posted his first career postseason interception with his second-quarter INT of QB Eli Manning.


GREEN BAY PACKERS HEAD COACH MIKE McCARTHY

(on what happened to his team with so many errors) “We did not play very well today. I think that’s stating the obvious. As you prepare for playoff games, the research will tell you that the three most critical areas that you have to perform very well in are taking care of the football, taking it away, third down is probably the most important, the research would tell you. And red-zone efficiency. I think we were balanced in the red-zone. I think we were equal in third down efficiency. But clearly, the turnover ratio is something we take a lot of pride in, something we spend a lot of time on. We’ve been excessive frankly, in handling the football in the winter weather preparing for the opportunity in playoff games. And we did not do a good job of handling the football. Turnover ratio is something we don’t lose very often. Quarterback [rating] differential is something we were plus 42 throughout the season. We did not play to our identity.”

(on if his team was rusty coming off the first round bye) “No, no excuses. We practiced well. I thought Wednesday’s practice was as good a practice as we’ve had. We had padded practices during the open week, we had a padded practice this week. There was nothing in preparation that had led me to believe this was going to occur today.”

(on whether or not the long TD pass at the end of the first half was deflating) “I wouldn’t call it deflating. It’s 13-10, it’s obviously a play you practice on both sides of the ball. The defensive call was the right call. The alignment showed you it was getting ready to occur from what they attempted. It’s about making plays. It’s about big play opportunities in big games. It was a big play obviously for the Giants. It was a 10-point game at halftime and we had the ball coming out so a big momentum play for them, but we were not deflated as a football team.”

(on if the Giants did anything in the secondary to slow down Aaron Rodgers and the offense) “Frankly, I think the biggest thing was the self-inflicted wounds. The dropped balls, I don’t know how many first downs we had. We were plus twenty, I know that. So that’s normal. We left some yards on the field. We had some opportunities to make plays. We probably dropped back and threw it more than we wanted to. We initially wanted to stay into a little more run mix than we normally do. Once it got to a two-score game, then we got out of it. The third quarter, I thought was a turning point, having the ball primarily the whole quarter and only having three points to show. That was something that obviously put us in a position to play uphill in the fourth quarter.”

(on deciding to go for an onside kick in the first half and then go for it on fourth down in the fourth quarter) “Anytime you make a decision that has higher risk than normal, you tend to go back and look at it. It’s something I do with the football team. I think it’s important to be accountable for your decisions that you make within the game, trying to put your players in position to make an impact play was my thought process on the onside kick. It’s not the first time we’ve gone for it on fourth down. We were probably five yards shy of the range that was established in pre-game based on the wind. The fourth-down call, I really don’t have a problem there with the call, but I do understand that once they scored it did make it a two-score game.”

PACKERS QB AARON RODGERS
(on how you explain the amount of mistakes) “We just turned the ball over too many times to win. You’ve got to give them credit, they played well on defense. They had a good plan, but we had a lot of chances to execute and didn’t do it. (We) put our defense in a tough spot a couple times and that’s why our season’s over.”

(on how he evaluates the season overall) “Disappointing. We play to win championships. You win a championship, have kind of the top of the mountain and you forget kind of how bad this feeling this. After the 2009 season when we lost to Arizona, it sucks. This team, this organization, this fan base, expects championships. We had a championship-caliber regular season and didn’t play well tonight.”

(on what the Giants did defensively that forced him to run so much) “Just covering guys and kind of condensing the pocket a little bit. When you play that much man coverage you don’t have a guy assigned to me. If nobody’s open, I’m going to try to extend the play and for whatever reason that happened more than usual tonight. I tried to make the most of it, ran for a few first downs. That’s not something I was thinking was going to happen maybe as much going into the game, but their high volume of man coverage kind of dictated that.”

(on the feeling after the long TD pass before halftime) “Going in at half 13-10, getting the ball, (it’s) a little different feeling going in down 20-10. It’s one of those crazy, fluky plays. It gave them a lot of momentum and made it a two-score game, which is big going into halftime on the road. So, it was disappointing.”

(on whether this seems real) “Oh it’s real. We got beat by a team that played better tonight. That’s the reality of this league. I’ve been in for a while and been to the playoffs four times and three times you lose your last game, you go home and then the one time you (get) that euphoric feeling that you keep fighting for. It’s tough. I didn’t think it was going to end tonight, felt good about our chances, felt good about our team. I personally didn’t play as well as I wanted to and it’s disappointing because every year is unique to itself and (there are) different guys, different opportunities. Just the relationships that we have in the locker room with those guys and those coaches, you just know that it’s going to be a new team next year, so that’s probably the most disappointing thing, to stand in there and know that it’s probably your last time together with these guys.”

(on whether he felt the offense was out of sync or out of rhythm) “I felt like we had pretty good rhythm. We moved the ball pretty effectively, we just had some drops and had some uncharacteristic turnovers. I think our third down was 50 percent, so we converted pretty well on that, but we just had some chances and didn’t make the most of them.”

(on what it meant to have Joe Philbin back for the game) “It meant a lot just having him (here). He spoke to us Saturday morning at his usual time. Everybody was surprised to see him in there. (It was) tough for him and his family this week obviously and tough for the guys too. Thursday I was at the wake and Friday at the funeral, as were a lot of us, supporting Joe because we care about him, we love him. I think deep down a lot of us kind of wanted to get this one for him, give him some happiness to him and his family during a tough week.”

PACKERS RB RYAN GRANT:
(on the disappointment given expectations) “It’s not a matter of potential – it’s the body of work. We had a lot of expectations, I’d definitely say. We expect to go out there and play at a high level. It’s true confidence. It’s what we put out and how we work. We just didn’t get it done. I didn’t get it done. Across the board in general, we didn’t get it done. Every game is hard, but when there’s more on the line like this and we’re playing at home, we just have expectations.”

(on turnovers) “We take pride in not turning the ball over and having great ball security. We didn’t do that, of course, I didn’t do that. The backfield didn’t do that. Not dropping balls and not putting ourselves in bad situations and we did. Across the board, we didn’t play Packer football and we weren’t consistent with what we’ve done and what we’re trying to do.”

PACKERS WR JAMES JONES:
(on if the loss changes how you view the season) “It’s not hard because you see all the effort that everyone put in to have a great season. All the stuff we accomplished, it was well-deserved. The Super Bowl was another one of our goals and we didn’t reach that, but you win some, you lose some, and live to fight another day.”

(on what he’ll remember most of this season) “Turnovers. Turnovers in the most important game that mattered and that was today. 15-1 doesn’t mean anything if we didn’t win today.”

(on the offense’s struggles) “We didn’t get on a roll. No. 1 we were fumbling and No. 2 we were dropping balls. We never could get into rhythm. That hasn’t been us as an offense. That hasn’t been us all year as an offense and it showed up today. I don’t know how, I don’t know why, it just happened.”

(on if they felt they could make a comeback) “We have faith that good things are going to happen. You just keep playing through the drops and turnovers. Obviously, we just had too many mistakes.”

PACKERS WR JORDY NELSON:
(on the offense’s inability to find itself rhythm) “We hurt ourselves – turnovers, drops, everyone knows what happened. Give New York credit for making those plays, but it wasn’t up to our standards.”

(on the end to the first half) “That’s not what you want. First off, offensively we wanted to go down and score in the two-minute. I believe it was a three-point game at that point. We were hoping to go down and at least get a field goal and hopefully steal a possession there with getting the ball back after the half. We didn’t do our part. New York was aggressive, took a shot and made a play.”

(on if the week off affected rhythm) “We had two practices in the week off and a week to prepare, so I think we were fine with the time off. I don’t think anyone will ever regret getting that first-round bye. We came out and made plays, but we just turned the ball over and had drops. We practiced well all week and were in good rhythm (going in).”

(on the defense’s performance) “I thought our defense played pretty well, especially with the situations we put them in as an offense. They stepped up and held them to the fewest points possible. The score is going to look worse than the game actually was. I think they played well and we didn’t do our part. We didn’t put points on the board and that’s the end result.”

PACKERS S CHARLIE PEPRAH
(on how the end of the first half affected the game) “They had a 10-point lead, but with our offense we weren’t worried. Even when we went back out and turned the ball over, we still had confidence we were going to come back and win. You just can’t make mistakes, especially in the playoffs, and they capitalized on it to win the game.”

(on the defense’s missed tackles this season) “I don’t think all year we’ve been that bad of a tackling team. I think we’ve done really well. It’s just crucial plays that end up turning into big plays. The missed tackle I had goes for a touchdown. You have to tackle in the playoffs. You can’t turn the ball over. We made more mistakes and we lost because of it.”

PACKERS CB CHARLES WOODSON:
(on the game being a microcosm for defense’s season) “Everything happened to us today. Anything that you’ve seen through the regular season happened to us today – missed tackles, assignments, not getting to the quarterback. We let him throw for a whole bunch of yards. Everything that happened during the season, happened today.”

(on if the Giants remind him of last year’s Packers) “That’s the way this game goes. A team gets hot and they’re hard to stop. They’re getting hot at this particular time to get themselves another shot at a trophy. That’s what it’s all about. It’s about playing together this time of the year and giving yourself a shot to win it all.”

(on Eli Manning’s adjustments from the regular season) “I don’t think they made any adjustments, they just made plays. That’s the name of the game, making plays and they made a ton of them today and we didn’t make enough.”

(on the hail mary before halftime) “It’s a hard play to swallow – a play that shouldn’t happen. They throw the ball up and I came over from the middle of the field. I thought the ball was going to carry a little more when I went up and it didn’t carry as far as I thought it would. (Nicks) was in front of me, but just looking at the play, I think the defense has to slow those guys coming off the ball, so that they’re not running down the field free with an opportunity to get a steal. That play shouldn’t have happened.”

(on New York’s success on third down) “It kills you. We had a lot of good plays on first and second down today. We were confident that we would get off the field and Eli made a lot of great throws and receivers made catches and broke some tackles. They did everything right today to win the game.”

NEW YORK GIANTS HEAD COACH TOM COUGHLIN:
(on the win) “I’m very happy for our players, our coaches, and our ownership to come in here against a very, very good football team, a team that had played so well all year long. We were excited to come here and play. We knew what we were up against and I thought we did an outstanding job.”

(on the defense) “Our defense has played well the last few weeks and that has been a huge difference for us in being able to count on that. Today we played outstanding defense and got turnovers.”

(on WR Hakeem Nicks’ touchdown before half) “That was something that we work on every week. We call it flood tip. It was put in a spot where Hakeem went and got it with his strong hands. That gave us a huge lift.”

(on why the Giants are playing so well right now) “I think that we started to believe and trust in each other (after the Washington loss). I think our defensive people got together and decided that they were better than the way we had been playing. Success breeds confidence, and they are a pretty confident group.”

(on why Eli Manning plays so well in the playoffs) “I think it is his mentality. It is his approach. Nobody sees what he does behind the scenes. He is a studier and a pounder. He is looking for every little advantage that he can get.  He is just trying to be the best he can be to help this team win. If we could all just remember that and use that. He loves playing against the best competition, but it is just all about doing the best for his team.”

GIANTS RB AHMAD BRADSHAW:
(on the win) “We just kept fighting. We’ve got a lot of guys that don’t quit and we knew today if we didn’t quit and kept fighting we’d come out in the end on top.”

(on his 23-yard run that led to the Hakeem Nicks touchdown before halftime) “I tried to get as many yards as I could and get out of bounds and that’s exactly what happened. The receivers on the outside kept blocking for me and they got me to the end. I looked up before (the play) and there were 15 seconds and I figured I could get a lot of yards before the time ran out.”

(on the effect of Nicks’ touchdown catch before halftime) “We just knew we could come out on top. We had a lot of confidence. Coming back out we knew we could win this game. We just kept fighting. We were winning coming out of half and we just maintained and kept it going.”

GIANTS WR VICTOR CRUZ:
(on what this win says about the Giants) “It says a lot. It says how resilient we are, how much we pay attention to the Xs and Os and how much we were mentally prepared for this game above anything else. Physically we’re always going to be right. We always understand our routes and understand what we have to do, but mentally we had to be prepared for this game and I felt like we were.”

(on the performance of the Giants’ receivers) “It’s just important to make sure we get those crucial catches and crucial first downs that we needed all day today and I felt like we came in and we did that.”

(on how the team’s passing game was more prevalent than the running game) “Obviously we always want balance when we come into the game but it’s just kind of the way that things flowed. Offensively, the passing game was open and we were clicking and we were completing balls and first downs, and that ball that Hakeem (Nicks) caught at halftime was just tremendous.”

(on the Nicks touchdown catch before halftime) “In that situation, you just kind of want to jump up for it and make a play, but I looked and I said, ‘Hakeem is kind of by himself.’ I was going to jump but then I was like, ‘no, let me let Hakeem just do what he does,’ and he went up and he got it and he came down with it. I was slapping his helmet and I was just excited.”

(on recovering the Packers’ onside kick attempt) “We were just waiting for it. We were alert. We saw the body language of the kicker and he came this way and it went right through (Spencer) Paysinger’s legs. As soon as I saw that I just tried to jump down on it and make sure I had it in my hands. Underneath that pile, if I told you what happened under that pile you probably wouldn’t even believe me.”

(on his injury) “I got a knee to the quad a little bit. I’ll get some treatment this week and I’ll be ready to go.”

GIANTS QB ELI MANNING:
(on the second-quarter touchdown to Nicks) “It was just a great catch by him. Everybody knew what to do. It is one of the few that I have thrown up and it was first one that was ever caught. It was just a great job by Hakeem. I just kind of threw it up there and as the ball was coming down I saw Hakeem in the mix, saw him jump up with no one else going after the ball. It was just a great job by him to hold onto the ball and get a touchdown. It gave us all the momentum going into halftime.”

(on why New York is playing so well) “I think we are always confident going into games. Guys understand the way to win football games against good teams. Our defense is playing great with pressure and turnovers. Our offense for the most part is protecting the ball and playing smart football. When we have a chance to make a big play we are making them.”

GIANTS WR HAKEEM NICKS:
(on his second-quarter touchdown) “I was the jump man. I got down there and I didn’t even see who was around me. All I saw was the ball and once I saw the ball, I had to jump and get it. I don’t even know where I landed in the endzone. Once I went up and got it, I looked around and it was exciting.”

(on playing well in big games) “I have always been told that big time players step up in big-time games. I have been told that since high school.”

GIANTS DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL:
(on the win) “We played great as one. The whole team came in harmony. Defense, special teams and offense played together, so that’s all that really counts.”

(on the team’s defensive performance) “We just boosted it up a notch. We just came out here and played even harder and we just rose to another level. Our cornerbacks and safeties did well and our defensive line did a great job. That’s all that really counts. Everybody played as one.”

(on whether or not people should stop calling the Giants underdogs) “People can call us what they want. At the end of the day, we’ve got to go out there and play football.”

(on the Packers’ performance) “They (weren’t) on their game but that’s not my fault. We knew what we had to do and we came in and played some great football.”

GIANTS DE JUSTIN TUCK:
(on containing Green Bay’s offense) “Aaron and that offense have had a remarkable year. For us to come in here and win, we knew we would have to play one of our best games and I think we did that. I don’t think they have anything to hang their heads about. I just think it just seems like our time.”

GIANTS DE OSI UMENYIORA:
(on the team’s defensive performance) “We did well. We know we’re a good football team and we’re a great defense. We might not have showed most of it during the regular season, but that doesn’t matter. This is the postseason and we’re playing the way we’re supposed to be playing right now. We’ve been playing well for the past four or five games now so hopefully we’ll keep it going and take this thing all the way.”

(on the team’s confidence level) “It’s pretty high. We have a very good team we’re about to go play in San Francisco, so we’re not going to go in overconfident, but this is a team that we think we can go in there and compete with.”

(on whether or not the team likes going on the road and being the underdog) “We take on the personality of our coach. He’s a tough guy and the team is taking on that mentality.”

(on what it means to be headed to the NFC Championship) “Well, considering where we came from, it means everything. Everybody wrote us off. They always do that. So we’re just going to keep on fighting and keep on playing hard and hopefully we’ll keep things going.”


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34 Responses to “Packers-Giants post-game notes & quotes”

  1. By Cali VIKING fan on Jan 15, 2012 | Reply

    Tee hee he

  2. By Travii on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    The packers should be disbanded. What was that? McCarthy lost the game with the first onside kick. At the very least, McCarthy, Thompson, Capers,Rodgers, & Murphy need to be fired. Rodgers couldn’t come back from a 3 point lead. Driver should be made coach, & Taucher should be made G.M.. Lombardi’s son should be recruited as president. Maybe then, this team could play with some heart.

  3. By Travii on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    The packers are easier to beat at home, in a playoff game, than a red-headed step child. I’ll never waste my time rooting for them again.

  4. By minocquabat on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Boo hoo, even with the refs making non or terrible calls in our favor. Makes us all wonder how many reg season home games we won that were fixed by the refs at flambeau field??

  5. By paul on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Packers were DEFENSELESS… I think its time they changed their defense and upgraded it. You cant count on the bend but dont break routine anymore. I think its time to reevaluate our defensive coordinator and defensive players in general.

  6. By Amy on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve never read such incredibly ignorant comments in my life. Reread the interviews, folks, and don’t quit your day jobs!

  7. By Gary Hines on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Lets get real. The Packers played their worst game in 2 years. It was worst than Kansas City. They weren’t up to the task no doubt and it is really to bad that that game had to be played yesterday. I can not pick out one player that doesn’t derserve critism except for maybe Donald Driver. I would talk about defense, but there is nothing to talk about!!! Very dissapointed…

  8. By hippster on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    you should have paid the refs a little more ,their the ones that kept the slackers in this game

  9. By Bkill d on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Once again a Charlie Mccarthy team was drastically unprepared to play at home in the cold.Unforgiveable.Who give a healthy starting qb 3 weeks off!.AROD is quick to point out other peoples mistakes,but failes to mention the two recievers wide open for touchdowns that he badly missed.Or the wide open tight end on 3rd and 5 that basically ended the game.How come when players make incredible catches,like driver did 3 times to bail out ARODS errant thows that never gets mentioned.only when there are drops.AROD and MC are too concerned about stats and records,if you read the above article you would have thought the packers won.The whole regime is more concerned about their legacy than about teamwork and packer values.Thats why they ran Favre out of town.It wont be packerland again until the current mob is gone.

  10. By jeff on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    It was a great season with dreams of another trophy on the shelf. What happened? Too many missed chances on our part and giving up too many big plays for the opposition. Let’s work on that.

  11. By SamIAm on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    I think this game fits the old cliche, ‘Offense wins games, defense wins championships’. Even Tom Jackson said that at this stage of playoff football you have to have a physical defense and Green Bay does not have that. Their defense allowed 440yds per game. Green Bay has to upgrade its defense to compete.

  12. By Doctor J on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    SamIAm nailed it! The defense wasn’t there. The 15-1 regular season record proves that scoring 40+ points a game can cover up a LOT of defensive flaws. Charles Woodson is showing his age. But, the PACK will be BACK!

  13. By henry on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    the pack went from having the best defense in the game to the worst ive ever seen in about 10 games

  14. By henry on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    just to take alittle (not much)off the defense it always helps to have recievers that can catch

  15. By Bob on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Terrible “performance” with America Watching.ALL Phase’s of Game plan was dead from the opening kick off.Total TEAM collapse.Again 3rd down’s hurt us,We could not convert,while n.y.(ALWAY’S) Did.Bring On Our Brewer’s.Thank’s for an enjoyable season Green Bay Packer’s.

  16. By ozz on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    @ hippster – True that!

  17. By hippster on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    the great and powerful ozz has spoken how the heck are you

  18. By ozz on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Not bad hippster, glad to see you’re back and at em’.
    Love your humer………….cuz I get it.
    Keep fighten the good fight!

  19. By Luke on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Discount double check THIS Packer FANS!!! Ha ha ha

  20. By truman on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    It’s true the Packers had a very bad day/game. In the end, they have always been a team to stand by and behind. Remember, it’s just a game. Sure we all would have loved to have them win. We really need to strengthen our defense. I’m a Packer fan and will always be one. I will not give up on my team like so many of the fans of other teams do (Viking fans). See ya again next season Packers!

  21. By montanapackfan on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Did anyone else see us dropping 8 passes, fumbling the ball four times (counting the one that should have been called), and generally playing flat? As some in here have lamented, our defense played terrible. But like most things in life, there is usually not one issue that leads to unexpected outcomes.
    I have quietly questioned the defense all year (though my wife would testify contrary on the quiet part). When the year began did anyone see us allowing more yards than we gained? Sure we tied for creating the most turnovers with SF in the regular season…but are those stats alone enough to carry a team to another championship?
    MM says he should have done better, as do the other team members from the post game notes. Both Woodson and Rodgers mentioned the fan-base in their comments admitting that we expect championships. I believe the Packer organization has the class and sense to evaluate the Giants loss and our regular season performance from top to bottom, and make the necessary choices to be contenders again this fall.

    Roll on Green Roll on

  22. By Ric on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    To Cali (vikings fan) Packers 13 championships…Vikings 0 !!! Tee Hee He!

  23. By russ on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Terrible game to watch if I have to watch another 3rd and 11 with there team backed up and rush 3 guys against 7, Eli could have had a cup of coffee and smoked a cigarette with the time he had and the guy was wide open for 15 yards, nice defensive call Dom.Reminds me of the 3rd and 27 that cost us a birth in the SB against Philly, when will we learn that pressure makes the difference just ask ARod today after he ran for his life yestarday.Since when do you not front the reciever on a Hail Mary pass. Nice call on the onside kick you have the worst defense in the league and you give them an extra 50 yards. Recievers might want to look the ball in before they start running. Hopefully Dom gets the job in Oaktown and the D can be blown up and reworked and put some guys who tackle around the legs instead of hitting them w/ thier shoulder like thats gonna knock them down. This went on all season. All in All Good season but not Great.

  24. By henry on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    give the girls credit they just areb not use to cold weather.ive been a packers fan prob longer than most of you have been alive i have seen the best and the worst over the last 57 years yesterday was VERY close to the worst

  25. By Lance Vombardee on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    So much for your arrogant season, your D stinks like limburger !!!!

  26. By henry on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    now they have more time for commercials

  27. By junior on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    yesterday’s game was one of the worst games i have ever seen them play in a long time since the arizona game. there are a lot of people to blame but the only two that i can blame is dom capers for continuing to play poor defense not including the game last night but the whole season and second for mike macarthy for not taking charge and try to make better play calls on offense. there is one thing i would like to say GET RID OF FINLY!!!!!!!! he drops more balls then any of the giants players did all year!!!!! and bring back Driver so that he could finish his years as a packer!!!!!

  28. By dawn bartel on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    JUST A FEW NOTES. AARON, WHAT WAS WRONG WITH YOU? HAVE YOU BECOME ONE OF THOSE THAT THINK YOU ARE THE ALMIGHTY? YOU MADE BAD ERRORS, AND I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THE TEAM WOULD HAVE HAD MORE RESPECT FOR COACH PHILIPIN, WHO JUST BURIED HIS SON ON FRIDAY, THAT YOU WOULD HAVE HAD THE DESIRE AND EMOTION TO COME ON AND SHOW HIM WHY YOU WERE 15 AND 1, TO GIVE HIM SOMETHING TO REMEMBER. DON CAPERS SHOULD GO, TED THOMPSON, HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW?? FINLEY SHOULD GO, DONALD DRIVER, BLESS YOUR HEART, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE THAT DID ANYTHING AND I HOPE YOU ARE THERE NEXT YEAR. WHY DIDN’T YOU HAVE AARON THROW THE BALL MORE TO HIM OR JORDY NELSON, DISGUSTING.

    AARON YOU ARE NOT BLAMELESS IN THIS GAME EITHER. YOU KIND OF SEEM TO SLIDE THE BLAME TO TO OTHERS, BUT YOUR SELF. WE KNOW YOU ARE A GREAT QUARTERBACK, BUT WHAT AN DISAPPOINTMENT TO ALL OVER THE NEWS, WE WERE SUPPOSE TO WIN, AND ALL OF YOU LET US DOWN.

    COACH MCCARTHY, WHY DON’T YOU SHOW SOME EMOTION IN THESE GAMES, YOU STAND ON THE SIDELINES LIKE A DUMPY COACH THAT SHOWS NOTHING, YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHEWING BUTTS, BUT NO, NOT YOU, JUST OH WELL, THAT’S THE WAY IT IS. MAYBE NEXT YEAR YOU WILL BE 2 AND 15, HOW WILL THAT FEEL? YOU AND THE TEAM LET YOUR SUPPORTERS AND FANS DOWN BIG TIME, BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE TOO GOOD.
    I WILL BE CHEERING FOR THE 49ER’S NEXT WEEK. YOU GIVE STUPID ELI MANNING ALL THE GLORY HE DID NOT NEED. MAYBE HE WAS GOOD FOR THE LAST TWO GAMES, JUST LIKE T BO FROM DENVER, BUT THEN YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM IN THE PATRIOTS GAME. YOU DID THE SAME THING TO AARON ROGERS.

    GOOD LUCK NEXT YEAR – TED THOMPSON, MAYBE YOU WILL MAKE SOME BETTER CHANGES, AND YOU BETTER KEEP DONALD DRIVER.

  29. By Paul on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    This was an EXTREMELY difficult game to watch! Nobody can deny that the Giants have been on a roll, but come on!
    With the heavy hearts for Coach Philbin and his family, one would expect a team to lay it all on the line!!! I must say, it looked as if the team spent two weeks working on commercials. There wasn’t much Packer passion shone.
    Questions:
    How does the probable MVP miss receivers open by 5-10 yards?
    How do the receivers drop 6-8 balls?
    What is up with the fumbles??? Playoffs- cover it up!
    Why is someone not in front of Nicks on the hail mary- common sense!
    Why can they not get to the quarterback? I could have made some of Eli’s passes with that amount of time!
    Bottom line: this team was the defending Super Bowl Champions and they came out and played like it was the first game of the season- wow!!!
    All the players and coaches said the right things after the game, but each one better look in the mirror and deal with the outcome of this season.
    I will always be a Packers fan, and look forward to next season, but what a choke.
    PLEASE draft defensively and remind the offense they still have to show up to play every single game- especially the playoffs!!!
    PS Hey coaches- before you move on in the NFL coaching vacancies, finish what you started.

  30. By Charlene on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shame on all of you naysayers! You make me ill! The Packers have given us so many thrills and fun days these last several years, including those when Brett Farve was still a Packer. Did the Packers have an off, day, yes! Could/should they have played better? Obviously! But considering the emotional week they had with one of their coaches losing a son, it only proves to me that these guys are not super humans with no heart. They are just guys that had their heart in a different place on Sun. as well it should have been. Who could function normally after being part of a huge loss such as what they witnessed!
    Will they come back next year and give us more thrills & chills. You can bet on it! Go Pack!!

  31. By Rhonda Cummings on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    I hope the Packer organization will make sure Donald Driver comes back next year. He was the only one that did his job on Sunday against the Giants as a receiver. He was the only one that caught the ball and made a touchdown. Sometimes you need the veterans to help the newbies. I would say after all the dropped balls by the rest of the receiving core you can’t afford to lose the one constant on the team, Donald Driver, he is the one that should be coming back for sure!!!!

  32. By Sandy Lynn on Jan 18, 2012 | Reply

    Forever faithful! green and yellow! This was a fantastic season. Keep your head up Rodgers and offensive line. Well work out the kinks and be back next year strong

  33. By phil cowan on Jan 20, 2012 | Reply

    hippster; henry;Luke;ozz;minocquabat; and Vance Lombardee (boy, that name stinks too):
    why don’t ya crawl back into the collective holes you came from or hang out on a blog that would appreciate your ‘talents’…no, wait, I don’t think such a blog exists! Maybe you could start a little haters club where you can amuse each other to no end and you will be occupied with something more interesting than the packer blog…Bye Bye…you won’t be missed!

  34. By Qwagmired on Jan 20, 2012 | Reply

    At least the Packers had the refs on their side,and still couldn’t pull off a win

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