Well, here we are, with the first Cheese Curds of the Packers' 2015 offseason.
Yesterday's game is likely one that the Packers fans (and certainly the Packers themselves) will never truly get over. I don't need to go into details - you watched the game. Instead, I'll let some of the Packers' key players explain their thoughts, as we pull a few quotes from today's curds to put them into context.
Keep it here over the next few days and weeks as we recap the 2014 season and begin looking ahead to 2015.
Packers players point finger at missed chances | Packers.com
Tramon Williams says "We squandered away every opportunity for us to put that game away, and there's really no excuse for it."
Packers' Aaron Rodgers says 'we gave it away' to Seahawks | JSOnline
Rodgers says "You can't not get any first downs in the fourth quarter and expect to win. And that's on top of being really poor in the red zone in the first half."
Bostick admits play for onside kick 'not my job' | Packersnews.com
Bostick: "I was supposed to block. I felt like I had my hands on the ball. It just slipped away, I guess ... I just reacted to the ball. I thought I could get it. Obviously, I couldn't."
Troubling sign that Green Bay Packers never saw fake field goal coming - ESPN
Sean Richardson: "We have an alert if we think that they're going to fake it. We have calls for that ... we were expecting a kick."
Seahawks 28, Packers 22: 2-minute drill | ESPN Wisconsin
One of the critical things here is that on Rodgers' interception to Richard Sherman, he threw that pass because he thought he had drawn the defense offsides - and replays showed that he did.
Packers fall to Seahawks in OT after super-sized collapse | JSOnline
The point here is not the recap, but that Julius Peppers gave Morgan Burnett the signal to sit on the football after his interception in the fourth quarter.
"Chips Report" from Packers NFC Championship Loss at Seahawks | Cheesehead TV
No arguments here.
Packers at Seahawks – Fourth Down Bot – The New York Times
This tool calculates the best strategy on each fourth-down play based on expected points added, and finds that McCarthy indeed would have been better off going for it both times in the first quarter.
NFL investigating Patriots for deflating footballs - SBNation.com
Here's the most interesting thing from the AFC game, presented without further comment.