Originally Posted by ExpatPack
Ummm, what? Rodgers "might" show up and play ok? Rodgers has been by far the most consistent QB in the league this year. His "off game" against TB was one that most QBs would consider a very good day and he would have had 3 TDs vs the Lions if 2 of his passes right into the hands of his receivers in the end zone had been caught. Rodgers has been nothing but clutch.
NO is a great team and gaining a lot of momentum. A GB-NO playoff game is the one we are all hoping and waiting for, but come on, some of your comments about Rodgers and the Packers just not in the ballpark. Rodgers has not been tested in the 4th Quarter because he hasn't HAD to be tested. On the other hand, both Rodgers and the Packers have regularly faced teams that came out firing against the SB champions and they have shown that they have amazing poise. They don't panic, they make a few adjustments and before long they're 10 points ahead.
NE, NO and GB really are the teams with the best shot at the SB IMO. Ravens and 9ers? Great defenses but far too inconsistent or weak on offense. Steelers? maybe. Texans? Hard to pick them without Schaub.
Yeah, really good points. I just don't think Rogers was clutch until this season, and I see his receivers making god amazing catches in games. Brees and Brady look more accurate to me, and it seems to me that Rogers WR/TE core is having a amazing year. Last SB season a lot of lucky things had to happen for them to win the SB and not face the best teams. In 2009 Rogers was not very clutch losing to Brent Farve 2x, and what are the chances that GB would play us the 1st game of the season and we would have that many important players unable to play? and who Gave them this easy schedule this season,lol. I mean, there is a lot of luck happening in GB.
I could be wrong, its just a loose opinion I have right now.
When Brees came to NO in 2006 and started putting up monster passing records he was about 25-26 years old, and we didn't really buy into him until around 2008. Maybe as a culture we are just hesitant about crowning our ball players as being elite or really good. Its more a disbelief that they are playing well,lol.
So, I just want to see what rogers can do for 3 seasons or more.
2009 Rodgers was really looking good, then took a drop down in 2010, and then he's doing great again in 2011, according to the leader boards.
2009 NFL Leaders and Leaderboards - Pro-Football-Reference.com
2010 NFL Leaders and Leaderboards - Pro-Football-Reference.com
2011 NFL Leaders and Leaderboards - Pro-Football-Reference.com
I am not completely sure what Im trying to express,lol, except to say, for some reason Rogers is not in my elite list yet, and I do think NO has a more dangerous and proven offense than GB. Im not trying to put Rogers down, but it seems to always come out that way,lol.
I think your points are just as valid as mine. Im thinking GB would not have won the SB against a better opponent and without the 3 turnovers to barely win, and you right also, the turnovers were caused by GB as a team, and Rogers did go down and score at the end.
NO losing to the Rams was a complete shock to the NFL. Not only did the defense fail, but for the 1st time sense 2006 the offense almost failed. And their really is no good reason for it. We faced a 2nd string QB, and we didn't have a single injury.
Its made a lot of sports commentators and opposing fans gun shy of the saints.
But what we think is that was our teams turning point. We just got our butts kicked fair and square by a really bad team
That didn't even happen with the seahawks.
Thats never really happend. I mean the Browns beat us both, but they were not that bad of a team. I see the old Saints team now, not because of the giants game, but the 3 wins they have put together sense the Rams game. I completely agree with you though, its GB,NE, and NO SB to lose at this point. All teams have the players to get even better as the season goes, baring injuries or miracle throws
As long as we all "just do our job", and try to improve, we will get another shot at GB, and you will be waiting for who wins that epic battle
We destroyed the packers in 2008 with rogers 51-29 , and they beat us this year. Maybe the start of a new rivalry
fun. We have never been considered worthy of a rivalry,lol, and we spank the falcons every year.
Yeah, Im not buying the 49ers or Ravens either. Your right their offenses can not produce against good defensive play. Texans are dead, really sucks, they had a shot this year. You think steelers? I was thinking more of the Falcons, but they have noooo depth at all, you stop turner they usually lose we have learned , or even the Raiders. Palmer was a nice addition to a good run game, you think ?