Whatever good feelings resulted from the Packers’ shutout win over the Bills seem to have dissipated quickly. We’ve quickly moved on to Rodgers vs. McCarthy, Part...I don’t know, how many parts have there been?
We seem to go through this every couple years. The Packers start a bit slow and either drop a game they shouldn’t have lost or eke out a win over an overmatched team. Aaron Rodgers will say something mildly to moderately passive aggressive. Mike McCarthy will decline to respond in kind. The media world will speculate until the Packers win again. Then Aaron Rodgers will do something mildly funny in a post-game press conference to show everyone that he saw what they wrote that week and everything will be over.
That is, unless, there really is something to the latest iteration of this supposed feud. Maybe the Packers are really on the brink of imploding because two adult men can’t figure out how to share their feelings appropriately. If that’s true, it says a lot more about the Packers as an organization than a feud between Rodgers and McCarthy ever could.
Feud or no feud, the offense wasn’t stellar on Sunday and Aaron Rodgers has things to say about that.
Pete Dougherty very much counts himself among those worried about a Rodgers/McCarthy feud and reads the tea leaves to find out what’s really going on in this relationship.
Kyler Fackrell had five sacks total in 2016 and 2017. He had three on Sunday. I don’t understand how this happened either.
While Kyler Fackrell was having an unexpected moment in the spotlight, Blake Martinez was finding himself the focus of some unusual attention as well. His brief tussle with a Bills lineman ended with the Packers’ linebacker earning a flag, even if he wasn’t the instigator of the conflict.
Finally, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix collected his third pick of the season, making a decisive move on the ball and leveling Bills’ wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in the process. That makes for a pretty good monday morning highlight.