I watch last night's Packers debacle against the Saints and was immediately reminded of Dennis Green's line, we are who we thought they were. I'm beginning to realized the Packers are who I thought they were.
I'm once again listening to Packers fans go off the deep end, calling for Bob Sanders job and praying for Brett Favre's return. In fact, one fan told me they should have not allowed Sanders back on the plane and told to find his own way home. Now that's good.
The Packers dropped 3 of the last 4. Why, because the Vikings defense at home is better than the Packers offense in a dome. The Titans are better than the Packers and the Saints are better than the Packers, especially in the Superdome. Who have the Packers beaten this season? The Colts at home? Indy isn't as good as they used to be and Peyton Manning was still returning from his offseason knee surgery and wasn't anywhere close to 100%.
The Packers gave up 51 points to the Saints for two reasons. Drew Brees is the best quarterback they've faced this season, and the only segment of the Packers defense that has played well at all this season has been their secondary. For the first time in weeks, that unit had a bad game. When the secondary went south, so did the rest of the defense.
You can complain about Aaron Rodgers, but his first two interceptions were the result of a receiver falling down and another receiver running a bad route.
Bob Sanders is the same Bob Sanders last week against Chicago as he was this week against the Saints. The Packers haven't had a pass rush all season long. Is that Bob Sanders fault? No. It's Ted Thompson's problem. You can blame it on the coaching, but the personnel has been short in that area all season. When the Packers blitz, they get beat. Sanders can't call the play and execute it on the field. The players have to do that.
This team just isn't that good. But having said that, they may still be good enough to win the NFC North and make the playoffs. The next five weeks will determine that. But I don't think the Vikings and Bears are going to run away and hide. This thing is still there for the taking, and as bad as Monday night was, the Packers are still right in the thick of the battle. They're just not very good!