Packer fans have to be in shock. Just a few months ago, they had a home game in overtime with a Super Bowl on the line. Then their Hall of Fame QB retired, unretired, and was subsequently traded for a future conditional draft pick. Now five games into the season, the backup has developed a sore shoulder and the Pack has now lost 3 straight games, the last of which was to the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field. How can this possibly be? Who could have wreaked such havoc on a franchise that is one of the pillars of the NFL?
No one but our favorite GM/Coach combo: Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson
! While Brett Favre spent his bye week sunning on the beach of his swamp down in Mississippi, Aaron Rodgers was busy playing hard, but lofting ducks with his lame right shoulder. The Pack has fallen below .500, and while that may not be all Rodgers fault (Paging Ryan Grant! Paging Ryan Grant!), the media dogs have to be licking their chops while the Packers fans are definitely forming a posse to string up their front office. Their IQ this week sinks to 50, begging the question: what exactly do those to have in their heads? I don't know, but it doesn't smell real great.
It's not related to anything, but I thought Simmons did a really nice job with this piece.
The ESPN AFC South blog has two Colts tidbits. The part on fixing the Colts offense is largely gibberish. Manning is fine. You can see it. The offensive line is really awful right now. If there were any other QB back there, people would see it immediately, but Peyton makes those guys look way better than they are.
FO's Walkthrough likes the Colts this weekend, but Dr. Z does not. That's sort of like Demond and me right now.
How do you beat the Tampa 2? One guy says run. That's a great idea, unless Warren Sapp is playing tackle. We had a guy like that for about 5 minutes one time and won the Super Bowl.
Phil B says the news on Hayden is ominous and that Phil Wheeler might start this weekend.