Originally Posted by Zimmy Lives
Although I tend to agree with most that RR was handicapped by injuries, I also think he could have done a better job of making sure his players were in the right position to make plays and finished with sound tackling.
Completely agree about RR. Great coordinators find a way to get the most out of players and use their strengths. He, and JG for that matter, does not. I think Jerry recognized this, and that's why he is gone.
Originally Posted by perrykemp
For reference, the Packers starters lost to injury:
WR #1 - Jennings - Missed 8 Games
WR #2 - Nelson - Missed 4 Games
RB #1 - Benson - Missed 11 Games - Out for the Year.
LT #1 - Sherrod - Missed 16 Games (Their 2011 #1st Round Pick - projected starter in 2012)
RT #1 - Bulaga - Missed 7 Games - Out for the year
SS #1 - Woodson - Missed 9 Games
ROLB #1 - Clay Matthews - Missed 4 Games
LILB #1 - Bishop - Missed 16 Games - Out for the Year
LCB #1 Shields - Missed 6 Games
LOLB #1 - Nick Perry - Missed 10 Games - Out for the Year
I think the the most notable is both of their Offensive Tackles were lost for the season which probably explains much of the reason why Rodgers was sacked 51 times this season.
Other than Matthews, none of those guys are as important to that team as Lee and Carter. Losing both tackles does suck, but neither one of those guys is irreplaceable, and they have a quarterback that helps them out. In a 34, its really difficult to help out MLBs and DTs.