If this were Major League Baseball, where teams play roughly 30 to 40 exhibition games, followed by a 162-game regular season, you could understand if players said they lacked energy on a given day.
But when an NFL team, who only gets 16 games that count to begin with, comes out and says they lacked energy in a loss, it’s either a bad excuse for a poor performance, or they have some real concerns.
After Indianapolis Colts kick returner Jordan Todman returned the game’s opening kickoff back 99-yards for a touchdown, the Packers not only played from behind for the rest of the day, but wide receiver Jordy Nelson said they didn’t handle it well.
The Colts pulled off the upset, 31-26 over the Packers at Lambeau Field. [Read more…]