While winning cures most ill's it can mask others. The "others" is simple. The Packers defense sucks. DeMarco Murrary
carved up the Capers defense for 93 yards on only 11 carries. That was before the 1st half was over. Had the Cowgirls kept running the ball in the 2nd half Green Bay would not be even thinking about the next game. They would be making plans on where they will be playing gulf after the season ends. There would be zero thoughts about who will carve them up in the playoffs (provided they win the last 2 games).
While Aaron Rodgers being hurt can be looked at in a couple of different ways, they all lead to the same conclusion. With out Aaron keeping the defense off the field the W/L record of the Packers would be no better than the Texans. The Packers defense sucks. They can't stop the run. They struggle against the pass. Their special teams are....well special. As in a Special Olympian. Besides Tim Masthay and maybe Mason Crosby there is little to like about their performance.
These things go to the heart of the Packers problem. Coaching and player procurement. Going into the season without a viable back-up QB was stupid. Not securing the necessary offensive lineman to protect Aaron Rodgers was asking for what we got. Rodgers hurt and out of the line up for an extended amount of time. Wasting draft picks on defensive players like Mike Neal and Justin Harrell are not going to make your defensive line better. While TT can come up with some good picks he can also keep some picks around that should have never been made. Not securing your good players while picking and keeping players like Harrell does not make TT a great GM. Keeping Capers beyond his expiration date does not make MM seem that smart. Beating your head against the brick wall over and over means you are crazy.
Something needs to change this pattern of stupidity. Firing Capers is a start but does it need to go deeper? Is it time to revamp the GM and the head coach also? I'd hate to see us waste the prime years of Aaron Rodgers career by staying the course on a sinking ship.