Friday, September 09, 2011

Packers-Saints Thoughts

Obviously it was a great game. Came down to the last seconds. I'm not going to summarize, but I'll make a couple of points.

First, Woodson was a punk and should have been thrown out. No need for that kind of B.S. and it is disappointing because I don't think of Woodson as a punk.

Second, Brees and Rodgers were on fire. Brees played better because he faced more pressure and hit some incredible throws. I felt like Rodgers was just machine like, but he has an advantage in that he has far more potent weapons in my opinion. Both were great and should have big years.

Third, the defenses did not look great - especially the Saints - but it is hard to judge because the offenses were so good. They do not have any real playmakers or big hitters. They didn't seem to be able to cover or pressure. Their linebackers were weak also. The Packers have more talented players. They can cover and stuff the run with Raji. If not for Brees making great decisions the Packers would have crushed New Orleans.

All of that said, I think the Packers will roll this year, but the Saints have some work to do. I think the Saints D will be their trouble spot. The game last night seemed to just be an extension of what happened last year in the playoffs. The Saints D sucked against Seattle and the Packers made plays when they needed to to win.

To beat the Packers and Saints you will have to score more than 25 points and your will have to play great defense to try to keep them under 25. I think it will be easier to do that against the Saints.

The Bears get Atlanta this week and then the Saints and Packers. Those may be the best offenses in the NFL.

1 comment:

j, k, and s's d said...

What did Woodson do? I must have fallen asleep and missed it.

Packers and Saints have tremendous offenses and look like they are on a different playing field than other offenses. They are led by two of the best QBs in the league that have access to numerous weapons and have all worked together for some time so not only do they have tremendous talent but great chemistry. They will be tough to beat but agree that GB looks better overall and NO's D is a cause for concern. Double G is going to have to dial up some new schemes or something.

Will be interesting to see how the Pears hold up the next few weeks. Will be a good gauge to see where they stand in the conference.