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Packers post-game quotes following the 38-10 loss to the Giants

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 26, 2012 – 2:13 pm

Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy

McCarthy’s opening statement: I’ll start with just the facts, that we were thoroughly beaten this evening. Congratulations to the New York Giants. We were beaten in every facet really, starting with myself. I feel when your team plays and performs that way, it starts with the head coach. We had mental errors, the penalties and this was out of character for our football team. Very disappointing loss on Sunday Night Football, big NFC battle and I’ll start with your questions.

RE: Not handling the Giants pass-rush as well as desired.

A: The New York Giants have an outstanding defensive line. We knew that coming in. We’ve really known it for the last couple of years. We had a plan and we didn’t execute it very well. We got away from it, went to some spread things, that wasn’t the answer. That was quite poor play selection on my part. But they did a hell of a job tonight. They were dynamic, very talented, very productive.

Q: On the other side, they have been struggling to find some offensive rhythm. Why were they so explosive tonight?

A: Well, you start with the run. They ran the ball very well. They hit us on the screen there on the first series of the game against the fire zone. We did not tackle very well throughout the evening. It started on that particular play and run defense is about staying square, staying in your gaps and make sure to …. tackles. We didn’t do a very good job of that tonight.

Q: It’s not that often that you get beat this thoroughly. Almost never in five years, are there any long-term ramifications here?

A: I don’t think so. I think this is a game that really makes everybody look inside and find out what you’re about. I believe in what we’re about as a football team. I haven’t felt like this since the first game I coached as a Green Bay Packer head coach. So, beaten very thoroughly tonight. Doesn’t taste good, doesn’t feel good. Most important things I stress are responsibility and accountability. I feel we have those kinds of people and we’ll get ready for Minnesota. Everything we want to accomplish is still in front of us and that’ll be our focus.

Q: Could Jennings have played?

A: Greg Jennings was a medical decision, really. It came down to yesterday. We talked, he felt good. Actually looked good, the film looks good. There was no reason to not play him, just for the one fact of fatigue and his ability not to have a full week of full reps. He hasn’t played in so long. So, I fully expect Greg to be a full participant on Wednesday, if the week goes the way it should. I would think he would be ready to go for Minnesota.

Q: Clay Matthews?

A: Clay’s getting close. He’s not as close as Greg. I don’t know how much Clay will practice this week, but that’s the information they’ve given me today.

Q: Are there any positives you can take away from a game like this? Or do you toss this one out?

A: Boy, I’m not seeing them right now. There are positives, but we’ll look at the tape and that’s what your evaluations are for. We’ll grade it like we always do. We’re not going to overreact to it. I think that would not be the best thing to do. Everybody knows how we feel about it. Once again, my focus is on responsibility and accountability, to make sure we go out and perform the way we’re supposed to. We have too many good people, too many talented people, too much in our locker room to perform like that. I did a poor job tonight.

Q: What about the Giants running game?

A: Once again, I thought they have a method of just the way of their huddle and the late break in it. They hit us on some first downs and we didn’t react very well. The tackling was not where it needed to be. As far as the gap control and gap responsibility, that’s what the evaluation of the film is for.

Q: Did you see any difference in the way they attacked you from last January?

A: No. I would say that match-up wise, they tried to do some of the same things. I’ll tell you what I told the team at half-time, I felt that they were a step ahead of us and a step faster than us. I thought they were more physical than we were and that’s something that we need to look at. It’s one game, it’s something that we’re going to have to answer. Everyone’s going to watch the tape.

Q: How concerned are you about the amount of hits that Aaron is taking?

A: I think it was obvious in the way I probably was calling some of the game. When your quarterback is under pressure like that, it affected me tonight. With that, I probably didn’t call the best game I’ve called in my time doing this. You have to protect your quarterback. It’s the number one responsibility of our offense. I mean, you’d be hypocritical to sit here and say that we build our offense around making the quarterback successful, starting with the runs, protection, into the passing game and we’re going to go out and he’s going to take that many hits. That’s not what we’re looking for.


QB Aaron Rodgers

Q: How do you feel physically, you took a lot of hits?

A: I’m alright, I’ll be fine. I’ll go through the usual routine with my recovery, a couple days and I’ll be okay.

Q: Were they marginally doing the same things they did last January or were they playing you differently?

A: They did a lot of things that everyone else has done against us. Two-high most of the game, and we didn’t execute very well.

Q: Why didn’t you throw that Hail Mary at the end of the first half?

A: Well, as I rolled out, Kiwanuka came up on me and I wasn’t going to be able to get the ball to the end zone rolling to the right that hard so instead of taking a big time shot, and not getting the ball to the end zone, (decided to) eat it.

Q: How disappointing is this loss?

A: Yeah, it’s disappointing. It’s one game. Had a good opportunity to put ourselves in a better position than we’re in right now and didn’t do that. It’ll be disappointing watching this film. As we move on, we have five games left, three at home, four against division opponents. Everything is right in front of us. We win out, we win our division and accomplish our first goal: winning our division. That’s what we’re trying to do. We need to regroup and get a couple things shored up. You win five in a row and everybody’s happy, but there’s often things, like I said last year during the run, there’s things that kind of go under the radar that need to be handled. Sometimes it takes a loss to handle those things. That being said, I’ve never been on this side of this kind of loss before, but I know if you play long enough, at some point you will. Hopefully we remember this feeling and not let this kind of embarrassment happen again.

Q: What is different about this loss than a five- or six-point loss?

A: It’s just a lot more embarrassing…National TV, good opportunity, good opponent. They played well tonight, have to give them credit. It was not the way we wanted to play. We’re better than this, we’re going to regroup, and we have Minnesota at home and we’ll be ready for them.

Q: Did you need to do some different things in the second half, or just play better than you were in the first?

A: We talked about doing some different things and we came out and didn’t really do those things. Didn’t really execute, didn’t allow ourselves to do some of the adjustments that we wanted to do and didn’t score any points.

Q: Did the score take you out of your game plan?

A: I don’t think so. We just kind of took ourselves out of the game plan.

Q: Coach McCarthy blamed himself on the play-calling, what ways do you think it went bad?

A: We’ll have to look at the film and look at the execution and learn from it and get better. Teams are going to play us like this, so we need to have answers and execute better than we’ve done most of the season.

Q: What is the answer to playing against two-high safeties?

A: You have to run the ball effectively. You have to throw at a high percentage. I think that moving forward we’ll see, we’ll talk about it and look at the film, and find what to do to score some more points.

Q: Do you think there’s an answer these problems?

A: There’s plenty of answers. We didn’t make them answers. We tried to do some things and they didn’t work out. We didn’t execute very well. We put ourselves in difficult situations and when you score 10 points, you’re not going to win a lot of games. Turning the ball over…you’re not going to win a lot of games.

Q: What happened on the interception?

A: We faked a hand-off, that’s kind of what you’re going to get from Webster. He got beat on a double-move for a touchdown and on the next play he takes a gamble for whatever reason in cover-two, doesn’t really jam the guy, the outside receiver, and I never saw him. Didn’t expect him to be way down in there. If I had, would’ve hit the hole-shot and would’ve had a 20-yard gain.

Q: Did you sense that Osi was that close to you on the strip-sack?

A: I didn’t even see him.

Q: Do you like the fact that you control your own destiny now?

A: Yeah, I mean this is a disappointing loss, but when you look at the last two games, we played two good opponents on the road, but to be able to split those two, we’ve put ourselves in position. In December we have five games, we have to make the most of them. We have three of them at home, four division, it all lays out right in front of us. This team is going to stick together, we’re going to regroup and go back home and hopefully get some home cooking.


S Morgan Burnett

Q: Do you think this will be an easy one to bounce back from? Just need to fix the little things?

A: Yeah, that’s what I said. You give the Giants credit; they did a good job today. They got the victory. We just have to learn and grow from it. Watch the film and see the things we messed up, as far as fundamentals, and just try to apply that to the practice field. Apply that next week going back home vs. Minnesota.

Q: What was Coach McCarthy’s message to the team after the game?

A: He just basically told us to step up and be a man; look at yourself in the mirror, when you watch the film, criticize yourself hard. Get prepared and ready because we have two tough division games coming up. Those are very important games for us.

Q: Do you think all the injury problems you guys have had finally caught up to you guys tonight?

A: No, there’s no excuse. You have to stand up here after a win and feel good about it, and you have to stand up here like a man after a loss like that. You can’t make any excuses; you just accept that, and then try and go back and find ways to fix it and get the job done and do better going into next week.

Q: I don’t think you’ve had a lopsided loss like this since you’ve been in Green Bay, how do you react to that?

A: There’s only one way you can respond, you have to try and use it as motivation. Just try to apply that going into the practice field, and apply that going home to play Minnesota, which is a division game, a big rivalry game. You have to try and use it as motivation and not dwell, beat yourself up, but really criticize yourself when watching film and just try to actually learn from it by watching it and seeing what you did wrong and what you can correct.


WR Randall Cobb

Q: Does the result of this game highlight a real team problem or was it just an aberration?

A:I wouldn’t call it a problem. I just feel like we didn’t play with any emotion. We didn’t make the plays when we had the opportunities to make the plays. They were a quality opponent and they did what they had to do to win and we didn’t match their intensity.

Q: What were the Giants doing defensively that made it so tough for you guys?

A: They have an excellent front four, they were getting pressure on the quarterback, and they made it hard for him to get it out. When you have four guys like they have upfront, it’s a lot easier for their back seven to play zone or man. Just disrupt upfront and cause problems downfield.

Q: What lesson did you learn from tonight’s game?

A: I think the biggest thing is that we have to come out and play with some emotion. I feel like our care-level just wasn’t there tonight. I don’t know how else to put it.

Q: Was it too tough to get the ball on the perimeter with the way they were playing you?

A: They made it hard for Aaron to get the ball out. By the time we looked back for the ball, he’s scrambling so we tried to get open that way. They made it tough. They’re a great team, a great defense. They disrupt plenty of teams. We just have to go back to the drawing board and see exactly what happened.


G Josh Sitton

Q: Was it frustrating how much trouble the Giants defensive line was giving you tonight?

A: Yeah, obviously. Everything wasn’t working tonight. We weren’t doing our job up front. It was everything. They just kicked our ass all around.

Q: What was the problem? Why were they getting to Rodgers so easily?

A: I don’t know. We’ll watch film; I’ll probably watch some on the plane during the ride home, but most of the time it comes down to fundamentals. I know we say that all the time, but hand placement, footwork…small things. That’s what it usually is, but we’ll watch it (film) and see what happened. There’s a lot of things that went wrong out there.

Q: Back to the drawing board? Need to bounce back the next four or five games?

A: It’s obviously no fun, it sucks, and it was kind of an embarrassment, but that’s the thing about this league, you have one day to get over it. Then, it’s back to work. We have everything we want in front of us still. We have four division games, that’s the positive out of all of this. We’re going to learn from it, and grow as a team, and hopefully go on a little run here.

Q: Was it anything their line did differently that caught you guys off guard?

A: There’s nothing in this league that people do that throws you off guard. You see this (stuff) all the time. It’s Week 11, there’s nothing new out there, so no.


NT B.J. Raji

Q: Were you surprised about the way things turned out?

A: Defensively, I didn’t think they’d be able to move the ball down the field on us like that. Previous times, a lot of plays went over our heads. That first screen, good call, but after that, it was just literally moving the ball down the field on us and that’s not like us.

Q: What adjustment needs to be made defensively?

A: It starts up front, it starts with us. We have to do a better job up front, and that trickles back to everyone. When I evaluate the film…I can’t really speak specifics, but I know from watching everyone’s body language, it wasn’t very positive out there. Our play showed that.


TE Jermichael Finley

Q: What did you think of the game?

A: It was one of those games. We didn’t play well, the eleven guys on offense. We couldn’t put anything together.

Q: Their pressure was obviously a problem most of the game wasn’t it?

A: I won’t know until I get to the film tomorrow. I’m running down the field and I see him (Aaron Rodgers) on his back, so I don’t know what happened.

Q: How surprising was it to be beaten that decisively?

A: It was surprising and embarrassing. It was a combination of both. They’re a great team. It was two great teams against each other and one of them didn’t show up and that was us. We’ve got to go back tomorrow and see if we can fix it.

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42 Responses to “Packers post-game quotes following the 38-10 loss to the Giants”

  1. By northerner on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I like all the excuses but what it really boils down to is a team that didn’t show up. If I was a Packer I would start looking at my contribution to the loss. The Oh-line blocked poorly, no defensive pass rush, the running backs still don’t know how to hit the holes when they are there, on kick offs the receiver still can’t make it to the 20 yd line and the overall game plan sucked. I have been a life long fan and watching this game last night embarrassed me. I turned it off at half time and didn’t bother to watch the 2nd half drubbing. My suggestion is to quit making excuses and start making plays.

  2. By JUSTIRON on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I am hearing that we will learn from this,well boys SCHOOL IS OUT !!!!!How in the world with all that talent we have and put in a game like that.No emotion, no heart, i dont understand .I worked in a alumium factory for 30 years and DID my job the best i could,playing football is their job, thats what they do.Its not really the loss that upsets me,its to hear from players why!!!!No emotion or heart, REALLY. If you lack motivation to perform for the packers and your fans in a thing called a game ,maybe you all need a tour in the military to find out whats up. You dont have heart today but gone tomarrow. I am sorry to be so hard but i am a x marine,a combat veteran,and a huge packer fan. If its a lack of heart,let me know ,i have some extra. I was born and raised in wisconsin and you players are all dear to me.You are special, your the GREENBAY PACKERS. Win some ,lose some ,but NEVER let your heart be questioned,EVER…………

  3. By Alex on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    The best questions were never asked.

    Q: Mike, why in the world did you let a kicker who hasn’t hit the broad side of a barn in a month try a 55-yarder outdoors in cold conditions rather than going for it?

    A: I’ll have to look at the tape, grade the decision and find a reason. I’ll get back to you.

    Q.: Mike, why in the world did you kick a FG rather than going for it on 4th and inches when your team was falling so far behind?

    A: I’ll have to look at the tape, grade the decision and find a reason. I’ll get back to you.

    Q: Mike, dude, were those staches you and Rodgers were sporting tape-ons?

    A: Actually, they were. Rodgie, Raji and Mattews thought it would give everyone a discount double-check. But look, I have to look at the tape, grade the decision to tape those things on, and determine whether the stache caused any of my really really bad decisions. If it did, blame Rodgie, Raji, Matthews and State Farm, not me.

  4. By Larry Osborne on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Fire capers.defense sucks

  5. By packerphil in floridq on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. I like to see the comment on heart. I agree it should never never be mentioned. This is a football game in which a lot of money is spent. So then these are football jobs, they are very special, and they get high sums of money to do them and do them well. Special people are involved and it is those that can do these jobs well, with intensity, with knowledge, with spirit, with HEART, and with togetherness. To hear that heart of intensity was lacking…..wow. Maybe these comments are not from the thoughts of the players themselves but prompted from their mentors.

  6. By JoeBadger on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Wow! JustIron said it better than I ever could…where in the world are our beloved Packers??? I’m sorry, but these answers are really tough to take. I KNOW we will not win all the games we play – that would eventually take the fun out of being a fan, but PLEASE PLEASE give it your all each and every time out there and realize what a GIFT it is to be able to play this GAME for a living. If you cannot do that, come spend a week with me and I will guarantee you will “find your heart” by the following Sunday!!!

  7. By JUSTIRON on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    send these comments to the team, please!!!!!!!!!

  8. By corncob on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    This was the most pathetic game I have seen you guys play in the last 7 years… It starts with the coaching and Mike your right, it’s your responsibility. as far as Capers goes, he should be fired. My god the team looked like some grade school kids. All you Packer players take a good long look in the mirror and for gods sake shave them stupid mustaches off!!! Pathetic just down right pathetic!!!

  9. By chibiabo on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    What this outfit really needs is a heavy dose of Lombardi physical and mental toughness and that includes the coaches. Some heavy kick-ass is definitely in order.

  10. By Dwight on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve been a Packers fan for over 50 years. Monday’s “game ” was perhaps the worst showing of any Packer team that I can recall. Dom Capers should probably look for another occupation. This one doesn’t agree with him, or us as fans. Offensive linemen, were you in existence last night. Linebackers – do you realize what immortals you follow? Apparently not. Performances repeated like this, and the Pack will be 9 – 7. Go to work!! You guys get paid big bucks. DO YOUR JOBS.

  11. By Alex on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    By northerner on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply
    I like all the excuses but what it really boils down to is a team that didn’t show up.

    The team DID show up, as evidenced by Jordy Nelson’s answer. Mike McCarthy unfortunately did not. His decision to have Crosby try a 55-yarder was terrible and gave the Giants terrific field position. Anyone not in a coma knew the Packers would need TDs not FGs to win, it was third and short and Crosby has been MIA all season. Every coach in the NFL not named Mike McCarthy takes Rodgers over Crosby in that sitch every single time. McCarthy also killed the Packers by failing to go for it on fourth and inches when it was still somewhat close, by failing to move the pocket to slow down the Giants pass rush, by failing to call more screen passes to induce the take advantage of the Giants overly aggressive pass rushers, by running so much with the wrong back, and by forgetting that James Jones was active for the game. The worst coaching job I have seen from McCarthy in a long long time. He’s the one who should be looking in the mirror. Were there any justice, the next game McCarthy would be listed as “Inactive, players’ decision.”

  12. By northpacific on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    The chevron mustaches didn’t work at all. Maybe go a little more Fu Manchu style.

  13. By Alex on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I disagree with questioning the players’ hearts. When your coaches give you absolutely no chance by their schemes and failures to make any kind of meaningful adjustments, and you get beaten like rented mules, you’d be disheartened too. The pick Rodgers threw to Webster wasn’t heartless, he simply failed to make any effort to read the coverage. He simply assumed that Webster wouldn’t jump the route, but anyone who’s watched the film know the Packers tend to dink and dunk a lot. When you’re receivers are getting jammed at the line, you have to mix it up by going with a psycho formation or whatever they call it where three-four receivers line up in a jumble. Never saw it. Most coaches who know the other team’s front four are overly aggressive try screens and reverses. How many did you see last night. What about the wheel route with Starks, Nelson, Jones or the artist-formerly-known-as-a-decent TE. How many wheels did you see last night? Did you count one? What about the shallow cross or the pick plays. See any of those. On the D side, how much all out pressures did you see? Can you name one? And on, and on it goes. The worst coaching I’ve seen from this crew in a long long time.

  14. By Bart Starr fan on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    There are a lot of questions surrounding this team. Why does this team seem to hit with injury bug so much almost every year – are they not properly conditioned? Why is this defense so bad? All I’ve heard about is how good a DC Capers is – well where’s the pass rush, why are the other teams receivers almost always open. Injuries have not helped but why are these so called “pro’s” on the offensive line so bad at pass blocking – coaching? And what I find particularly disturbing is why can’t our receivers hang onto the football?! Last Sunday in Detroit Jordy Nelson ran and out pattern or something similar and was wide open and the ball hit him right in the hands and he dropped it! All he gets paid millions of dollars to do is catch a football there is no excuse these kind of drops!! This entire team coaches and gm included should donate their salaries from last nights game and the weeks preparation to charity because they don’t deserve a dime for last nights effort – or lack there of. Get it together and earn the ridiculous money you get paid or quit and give somebody who wants to win and not just collect a paycheck play!!! As much as it pains to say it, our defense needs to develop the heart and desire the bears defense has.

  15. By Bart Starr fan on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Hi Alex, I agree with your assessment on the poor coaching but I also don’t think the players showed up to play last night. Hey here’s an idea maybe these guys spend more time learning and practicing their profession and playing with some heart and desire and less time making commercials and getting stupid looking tattoos all over their body – idiots.

  16. By Dan32 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Why do we fall down?

  17. By jim bush on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve been a acker fanatic since I was 8 years old and listening to the Packers (tobin Rote eRa) in N. Minn., and I loved the way those Packers played Win or Lose…they played “smash-mouth football, and took it personally when the other team crossed mid-field…lsdt nite I saw too many smiles and strutting when they made a play…which was rare indeed….They need to regroup and maid a re-commitment to this season and play with emotion and like their very paycheck depended on their next play …thankfully #12 wasn’t hurt///but if they play the Vikings that way next week…the season will be over…Wake Up Pack you have to play hard & with an attitude for 60 minutes st 100% intensity…when the final whistle blows..THEN you can strut or dowhatever you do in a victory

  18. By Alex on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s why I believe the players DID show up.

    If MM goes for it rather than have Crosby attempt a FG 25 yards outside his current range and score a TD, the Giants’ D is on its heels.

    If MM goes for it on 4th and inches he tells his team I believe in you. Instead, he tells them I don’t trust you to make one inch. That message is devastating to a team’s psyche. Rodgers, as the O’s leader, should’ve called timeout and begged MM to go for it. That’s what Brees would’ve done.

    Having gagged on those two decisions and told his team he didn’t believe in them, you could stick a fork in the Packers.

    And the Giants did precisely that.

    It was sickening. Purely and utterly sickening.

  19. By Since '61 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    If the Packers need to find some heart they should háve spent some time on the New Jersey shore with the victims of hurricane Sandy. I am a Packer fan since 1961 as my moniker indicates. All that time I have lived in either NY or NJ. I am retired now and spend as much as possible helping friends and former co-workers in NJ recover from Sandy. You want heart, see the people here rebuilding their lives after losing everything and I mean everything, homes, businesses, loved ones in the worst cases. Yet these people carry on with a positive attitude every day. Bring the Packers here, they find the heart they need. As for firing coaches, staff, etc…, let’s remember that this team is 42 – 17 in regular season games since 2009. That has to be one of the best, if not the best in the NFL since 2009. I think the coaches and TT must have at least something to do with that. If not then come back to NJ and find some heart and what’s really important. Thanks,
    Since ’61

  20. By Since '61 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    To Dan 32 – we fall down because everyone does from time to time. It’s not the falling that matters. It’s how you get up and what you do after you get up that matters. It’s rising every time you fall that counts. That’s what Coach Lombardi taught us.
    All the best,
    Since ’61

  21. By PackmanJim on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know about heart. I think they started with heart, but McCathy killed it when he didn’t have the heart or confidence in one of the best quarterback’s in the NFL. What the h,,, were you thinking. Also, no excuse for not calling more quick hitting plays, slants, and yes what’s happened to the screen plays that were so effective with Bret. Newsome was pathetic and Lange not much better. Where the heck was the pass rush, Eli could have made a sandwich before he had to throw the ball. I don’t want to hear about no heart, these guys get millions to play a game once a week. Most of us have to bust to our butts to pay for groceries. McCarthy is not a very good offensive coach. Doesn’t seem to know what to do. McCarthy, you’re the one who better look in the mirror. Capers, great defensive coordinator, I don’t see it. Lets hope this is a wake up call, Go Packers, still love you guys, but you’ve disappointed your fans immensely with the showing last night.

  22. By Sandia new mexico on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    We are not interested in hearing excuses and whining. They should switch the defensive and offensive lines in the next game – they could not possibly do worse than Monday night. That was the worse loss in franchise history. Shame on the Packers! If they are going to surrender before the game starts, they should wear white and yellow uniforms.

  23. By Shane54 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Here are some quotes from me…Ive seen the film…

    1. A.J.Hawk: you are out of position/getting beat on every play.. for the last upteen games. If you can’t play, retire.

    2. Safties… see #1 and #3

    3. Tremon Williams…Tackleing is part of the game of football. Just incase you didn’t know.

    4. Don’t forget TT also drafted these tackles that cant play. Newhouse is a back-up and shouldn’t be starting, so it’s not his fault. sherrod and others are manderich part II. Who are these great tt picks? Rodgers fell to twenty something..that was a no brainer…Please enlighten me.

    5. The pack will get beat by every good team. Thank god every other team in our division is worse. One and done.. if that.

    6. Rodgers is a terrible cold weather QB. You should be doing a thermal underware double check. Also, I suspect you have a new totaly hot girlfriend, and that is why your game is off. I’ve seen this happen alot.(romo and vitor belfort) She and many others will be there in the off season.

    7. Same giants game plan as last meeting. Were are the adjustments Mr. Capers? Anyone who wants to beat the pack need only attack the middle of the field.

    You guys got beat as bad as ive ever seen a team get beat. Hang your heads in shame.

  24. By smokin1256 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Watching the ‘Sound Track’ of the games played sunday,it was in the GIANTS locker room, were a young boy told the team before the game to ‘GO OUT AND PLAY LIKE WORLD CHAMPIONS’. I think that they took it to heart.If you really want to win, you need to WANT to play like WORLD CHAMPIONS every game.Sunday Night you guys came out and played like WORLD CHUMPS!!!!!!!

  25. By Shane54 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I didn’i know if there was a limit to how long a post could be, and honestly I only came to see how the spin would be on this game. But I am downright angry, so I continue…..

    8. Jermichel Finely: I think the evil spirit of Rickey Dudley has possessed your hands. Please see a priest immedeatly for an exorcisim.

    9 B.J. Raji: I know in Mr Capers system you are supposed to take on two players, however you used to be able to get off the blocks and still be disruptive. Show me what you got, what you got Raji.

    10. Training staff: Its called stretching out. Its what you do to avoid muscle injuries. Google it.

    11. Bush: If you are going to continue to make the team as a special teams professional, please, just for one kick, ACT LIKE A PROFESSIONAL. As opposed to a low rent thug. You carry yourself more like a peacock than a football player. Mabye a move to philly would suit you.

    12. Jeff Saturday: C’mon man…..

    13. Everyone else except John Kuhn: Stop waiting for someone else to win the game for you. Stop playing safe and start making some plays.

    I should feel better now, but I don’t….Gonna watch the game again and see if I can find one player besides Kuhn that had a decient game.

  26. By detrenko on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Here are the problems

    1. We need a couple of good offensive linemen

    2. We need a couple of good pass rushers. When Matthews is out we have none.

    3. We need a reliable kicker

    The 49ers and Giants dominated us on the offensive and defensive lines and you can’t win like that

  27. By run2daylight on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    The Packers DID show up. Its just when they do show up, they aren’t a very good football team, or, as we will learn sunday, the Vikings are a better football team.

  28. By Robert Ossig on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Being a packer fan in NY/NJ just got a whole lot tougher . If you show up to a game for ” Gods ” sake, play the game, or at least make an attempt !
    I would tape that score to every piece of packer equipment, lockers, helmets, toilets, buses , whatever ! Let it soak in real deep for the rest of the season.

  29. By Polish Prophet on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    I’m a woman and supposedly women don’t know anything about football, or so I’ve been told. Therefore, can someone please me this?? In 2010, the Packers won the SB as wildcard contenders. In 2011, with the same players and few bit more from the previous SB season, they went 15-1 and lost the chance in the playoffs. Now here it is 2012, with even more rookies, still SB players remaining, and just… can’t… win. How in the world is this possible? What changed other than one coach that moved upward to manage a team for himself (Philbin – Dolphins)?

  30. By rdschwalm on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    You can blame the coaches for a lot, and god knows we have. BUT, you can’t give the entire team heart transplants. I will go further and say this is not only the worst loss for the Packers, but the worst loss, in terms of focus, heart and intensity, I have ever seen, and I have been coaching football (college and Secondary School) for 47 years!

  31. By Jonboy505 on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    You know, these players that you are all holdng up on that pedestal are humans, just like you and me. Humans are flawed, they make mistakes, they have off days, they have days when their heart isn’t in it. But as humans we bounce back, we mend, we correct, we live. Before you go bashing the players for having an off day to a VERY good opponent, look at yourself and ask if you ever had an off day, all of us have. And if you give me this shit about having your heart in it 24/7/365 because you were or are in the military, save it, I did 6 tours in OEF/OIF and there were days when my heart wasn’t in it 100%. Granted my job meant if I didnt do it people died. These are regular guys playing a game we love to watch, it’s not the end of the world when they lose to a great team like the Giants. Nobody is going to die. Be proud to be a fan of THE greatest team in NFL history.

  32. By JUSTIRON on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    You have the best fan base there is and you all gave us this. I am totally lost,some of these comments are very heart felt ,its because we love our team . How much do you love your fans !!!!!!! I will never want to feel like this again but i wonder if coaches and players real know how hurt we are. You have fans that think the packers are whats true and honest in the world. Makes us feel good to be part of. PRIDE is a important to feel whole. Some might say i am over the top but some of us go thru pushing and shoveing to get by and just want to be part of a great history the packers have, its hard to get this in return. Do they really how we feel!!!!!!!!!

  33. By mitch on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    alot of people on here are saying big mc and everyone on the packers have excuses.. im sorry but we have had alot of people hurt the whole season.. does anyone remember a guy named bishop? he hasn’t played all year.. woodson, jennings, shields, perry, not to mention our backups out and in week to week and our offensive line withough sherrod and bulaga and a couple other guys, we are 7-4 and lost to the superbowl champs from last year in their house withough all of these guys.. be optimistic, we won withough 16 starters in 2010.. last year the giants were banged up and lost at their place around this time and went on a run.. they couldn’t run the ball yadayada yada.. we have a great team a great coaching staff.. enjoy these next 5 weeks people.. pull for your team and hey we got jennings back.. he’s a patched up.. soon after that woody and clay will be rolling around and we’ll be back to normal.. life could be alot worse.. look on the bright side at least we aren’t the chiefs :/ … hope all of you just put this bad game behind and consentrate on some great football coming up these next few weeks, god bless..

  34. By john suttner on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll have what Mitch is having.

  35. By Bart Starr fan on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Mitch I agree they’ve had a lot of key injuries maybe more than most – and why is that, just bad luck or poor conditioning? That’s still no excuse for the pathetic performance they displayed against the giants.

  36. By Bart Starr fan on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Hi JUSTIRON, I understand what your saying. Sadly these guys don’t appear to care about the fans or they would take more pride in their performance. Unfortunately all it comes down to with today’s “athletes” no matter the sport is, its the money. Anyone who thinks differently is just kidding themselves. Today’s “athletes” are a joke!

  37. By Max on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    It is time to play football or go home boy’s. Time to think about new coaching staff ?

  38. By Pat Lauby on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    As I understand it the actual time the ball is in play ( from the snap to the refs whisle) is less than 10 minutes for the whole game. If the players and coaches can’t give a 100% effort for this amount of time they should find new vocations. For the coaching staff I say this game performance counts practice is just that ” practice”. We are not buying tickets and watching because of practice performances which don’t mean a thing unless carried onto the field during a game against a opponent.

  39. By Terry-NY on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Long-time Pack fan but I have to concur with comments by more than a few other faithful. While it is doubtful that the Packers would have won and GB simply doesn’t have the current talent (with key players injured) to match the Giants, the GB fans still see some bonehead coaching decisions (to go with the string of last second half-time and end of game errors beginning with Pack v. Giants last winter). (1st) Why attempt to kick a 55yd field goal with a mediocre kicker–or maybe any visiting kicker on a cold eve from that distance in Meadowlands?? This was putting the game on the line … you can’t give Manning the ball at mid-field with GB’s bottom tier defense and expect him not to score. Statistically non-sensical and probably game over, again, with GB’s defense. (Yes a game can be lost in the first half … ahhh, recall last two play-off meetings between these teams.) BUT, if we give the benefit of the doubt and assume McCarthy saw game getting out of hand if GB didn’t score almost every time it had the ball, then why this 2nd decision: GB absolutely has to go for 4th and a foot or simply give the game a way. (Yes a game can be lost in the first half … see above.) It was a foregone conclusion that the Giants would score 35+ against the Packers (especially w/o key defenders), and 40+ with Packer Turnovers. As typical during most of past 15 yrs, Packers hope for winning a big one was to match score for score and have a net turnover advantage. YOU NEVER retreat against a powerful offensive team (or certainly powerful relative to your defense) and, if poor defense, you never, ever settle for field goal when trading scores and a TD is probable.

    Here, GB going for only “3” displays no confidence in its defense, let alone its offense: If missed going for 1st down, then you put this same defense on the line to hold and force a punt with good field position back to GB. If the defense can’t hold Giants when backed up, then the game is over anyway against an opponent that’s going to score almost at will. Therefore, you always, always, always go for the 1st down (and a foot) against a good offensive team (Giants) inside the 20 and especially when GB has a defense incapable of holding Giants and itself is supposed to have a great offense. A team has to score several TD’s to win these types of games and therefore can never forego those opptys during a game. …. SO, have we beaten this concept enough!? Don’t leave it to the defense or later in the game, GB must build on its strengths … which admittedly are difficult to discern after the Giants’ thrashing. Coaches, have these scenarios drawn-out in writing before the game so as to make a logical and unemotional decisions.

    The Giants will likely be there again in January at the end and the next time these two teams meet the legacy of this Rodgers-McCarthy era team definitely will be on the line. The worst Pack drubbings in past 15 years were both at hands of the Giants (and a 3rd in just past 5 years upon the total failure of Favre led Pack in his last year–even as score of that one was closer than play indicated). …. Come on, if playing the Giants in this generation, our Pack must play offense at every moment to win, no discussion … period.

  40. By Alex on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    McCarthy has had a tendency to make bone-headed coaches decisions in the past, but the Giants game was his worst day as head coach of the Packers period. The game is over and we move on, but when you’re team is so short-handed because of injuries the head coach has got to be coaching exceptionally well, including making adjustments. In the game against the Vikings, the Packers will still be tremendously short-handed defensively and offensively. McCarthy has got to get his head out of his butt and start to coach like he actually has learned a thing or two in this league. It’s great having Aaron Rodgers as your QB, but this year, even Rodgers is having a down year. The Webster interception was simply unacceptable. You have to at least look at the coverage before making that throw. My point is that McCarthy’s got to be very very creative in his schemes, has to make quick adjustments in game, needs to be involved in the defensive game play, and for God’s sake, still with the run and get Starks involved early and often. This team can still win the Super Bowl but not with a coach who can’t understand why you don’t attempt a 55-yard FG outside in the cold with a kicker who’s kicking under the Mendoza and a coach who can’t understand why you for it on 4th and inches from the 11 when you’re down 10. And lose the idiotic mustache. Please.

  41. By LifeLongPackerFan on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    My problem is the lack of intensity, and as others have said, Heart. Our defense just seems to try to do just enough to get it done. They play like they’re deathly afraid to tackle. I don’t care what ANYONE says, Tramon Williams is a joke. He got embarrassed at least twice in the loss when he made the most pathetic tackle attempt (If even that) on the planet. He’s not the only one who can’t tackle, but he irritates me the most. We need more experience on defense. We have a finesse defense, nothing wrong with that, it generates turnovers, but when you have ONLY a finesse defense, and no AGGRESSION, it doesn’t work well. Why were the Ravens and Steeler’s such defensive threats not too long ago? They were MONSTERS on defense. They didn’t want to tackle you, they wanted to damn near beat the hell out of you every time they tackled, that scares the offense. They’re more hesitant to catch/run in fear of getting injured. That’s what we need. If we had a team of Clay Matthew’s (In terms of mentality at least), we’d be one hell of a team. Without Aaron Rodgers and Matthews, we’d be screwed, but they NEED to start showing more emotion on the field. Yes, What’s gotten Aron to where he is, and what his trademark is, is to be calm and relaxed on the field, but if you don’t start hollering at the damn O-Lined, they’re not going to show intensity, and they won’t care to play better than they are. Aaron needs to get mad, maybe not show it right after a play, but he needs to cuss out the O-Line in the huddle, not to hurt the team of course, but to wake them up, they’re men, they can handle it. We have incredible talent, offense and defense, but without Heart and Intensity, that talent will NEVER be utilized. GO PACK GO!

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