Can the Packers Rebound from Their "disappointing" Victory Against Carolina?
We all know that even the greatest teams seem to underperform in the NFL, but it sure can be tiring to watch it unfold at times.
The Packers came to Carolina expecting a blow-out, but walked away with only a seven point margin of victory.
Maybe Cam Newton will have the best rookie season in NFL history, or maybe the Panthers win the division. Either way, there's just no excuse for the way the Packers played on Sunday.
Giving up more than 400 yards to Drew Brees and the Saints would be unsurprising if not expected, but giving up just as many yards to Newton and an offense that has maybe half the weapons the Saints have?
That's not unacceptable. That goes beyond unacceptable. That's just downright insane.
But as hard as it may be to believe, there might be a reason to believe that the Packers will improve in their pass coverage.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that most people reading this won't disagree with this notion. I don't mean to attack or bash this player, but I feel that it must be said simply because it's so true. Jarret Bush is the worst cover DB in the NFL.
Just about every time we see a quarterback pick apart the Packers defense, we will either see the quarterback throwing in Bush's direction or at least see Bush on the field, and that was reminiscent even in week one in my opinion.
Cam Newton's only touchdown pass of the game was thrown to Brand LaFell, who was being covered by, you guessed it, Jarret Bush. With their final touchdown only coming in the final minute of the game where Green Bay clearly had the game already locked up, which means Carolina only had nine legit points the entire game.
So my reasoning is quite simple. The sooner Tramon Williams gets back in the line-up, which could be as early as next week, the better.
Nick Collins suffered a neck injury, and in my humble opinion, that's the scariest injury in the NFL. But it was reported that he had full movement in the hospital, which is a good sign. Collins could be back in a few weeks.
We also must remember that no defense in the NFL is playing lights out right now. It's going to take a few weeks before anyone really starts clicking. Also, Cam Newton has already proven that he can very elusive.
Altogether, I believe Green Bay should be fully capable of getting back to their Super Bowl form in the coming weeks.
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