I’m back! After a year and a half long vacation We Bleed Green and Gold is back for more Green Bay Packer’s coverage.
But you probably didn’t notice. Oh well, no biggie. It’s just the greatest Packers blog of all time. And it was missing from your life. But now it’s back. Back to fill that empty void in your soul
So this is kind of awkward because we’re already four weeks into the season, but it’s okay. I’ll use this post to catch up my thoughts on how the season has panned out so far. It’s at least a bye week, so it’s a good time to recap.
First of all, when I saw the week four bye when the schedule was first released, I thought it was a bum deal. It’s way too early in the season for a bye week right? I was wrong. Especially for the Packers right now. Their defense looks like a grade school student who had excess lunch money, beaten up.
Sorry that was a terrible joke. Just kidding, it was awesome and true. Against the Detroit Lions in week three, the Packers were missing cornerback Sam Shields, safety Morgan Burnett, linebacker Clay Matthews, and defensive tackle Letroy Guion. All pretty important parts of the defense, that has been excellent against the run so far this season, but spotty in pass coverage.
Second, the Packers are 2-1 on the season with their only loss coming at the Minnesota Vikings in week two. Did I have them winning that game? Of course I did. But Sam Bradford? Are you kidding me? I don’t know where that performance came from, but he absolutely destroyed Packers cornerback Demarious Randall.
The Vikings defense is legitimate this year. Way better than I thought they would be. Their front seven is tops in the league, and they’ve still got safety Harrison Smith in the secondary who’s as good as ever.
But do I think they are a threat to the Packers this season? No…
Congratulations Minnesota, you won a week two game at home against a Packers team that shot themselves in the foot multiple times. Oh yeah, and you won by three. Do I sound like a sore loser? Yes. But am I confident that when crunch time comes Minnesota will be Minnesota? Absolutely.
Sorry, but until Minnesota can win a playoff game in this decade, I’m not going to take them seriously. They’re good. I’ll give them that. They will most likely be a playoff team, but in the end, give me Aaron Rodgers and a good Packers defense against Sam Bradford and a really good Vikings defense.
Just my two cents. We’ll see what happens next.
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It’s good to be back.