Originally Posted by KJJ
The Packers are 2 seasons removed from being a SB winning team and one season removed from being 15-1. They're in a different class than the Cowboys. They got absolutely mauled in the first half vs Seattle but didn't quit. Had that been the Cowboys Romo probably would have been carted off and the game would have been over by halftime. The Cowboys don't have the coaching, the desire or the talent on the OL to withstand an onslaught like GB saw last night in that first half. Like I said the Seattle team I saw last night was breathing a lot more fire than the one the Cowboys saw. They were sky high after stomping the Cowboys and were out to make another statement on Monday Night.
[View Full Quote]Pete Carrol who's one of the most passionate, emotionally charged coaches in the league and had his team ready to explode. Their pass rush looked like the 85 Bears in that first half. Romo might have hit the deck a dozen times and lost several fumbles had he survived long enough. You can adjust all you want but if your OL is over matched and you don't have a qualified HC nothing will save you against a fired up team like that. I give Rodgers and the Packers a lot of credit for hanging in that first half it took a rob job to beat them in the end.
I agree with most of what you said but I still think that coaching is really what separates this team apart more than anything else.
Take a look at the Green Bay offense. We are just as talented as they are. They went 15-1 last year. Well we went 13-3 just a few years back. We have Romo and they have Rogers. They also have a set of explosive receivers and so do we. But the difference is the coaching.
As you saw in the 1st half Rogers was getting killed. Their oline was giving up more sacks then we did vs. the Hawks.
However, the Packers adjusted during halftime. Went with a short game and started to run the ball. The also went with slants, play action, roll outs, etc. Basically, they did everything they could to protect Rogers and it worked.
What we did against the Seahawks was basically what we did in the first half. Even though we were trailing, we stuck with the same gameplan from the 1st half. We didn't adjust to take try to neutralize the passrush of the Seahawks and we looked flat.
Sure we have our Oline problems. But so did Green Bay and possibly worst. What they did is adjust to the defensive pressure by using slants, roll outs and play action. They also mixed their plays to make their attack less predictable. Remember, the announcers said "the thought of running the ball on 1st down is neutralizing the passrush." I couldn't agree more.
Thus my point is that yes we do have an oline issue. But so does many other teams like Green Bay and the Giants. Yet they don't make it an excuse for NOT putting up points and NOT winning.