What can one really say about the Green Bay Packers’ performance this week that hasn’t already been said? It was bad. That’s the word going around the locker room as Thanksgiving week begins, and there’s little else to say about it overall.
Head coach Matt LaFleur used that word a lot, though he did get into more detail about exactly what was bad on Sunday. Here’s a hint: everything and everyone.
With LaFleur calling out his entire team, he also shouldered a large portion of blame himself for the team’s ugly performance, one that came with an entire extra week of preparation. But as the Packers look ahead to the Giants this week, they will need to refocus and figure out a way to adjust to the blueprint that the 49ers laid out for defending them.
To be sure, not every team has the talent to execute San Francisco’s game plan. But with a right tackle out for a couple weeks and questions about a receiving corps that has trouble separating from tight coverage, LaFleur must find some answers and get them into practice right away this Sunday.
Matt LaFleur’s criticism of Packers as strong as his confidence | Packers.com
On Monday, LaFleur blamed everybody for Sunday's abysmal loss, going a little scorched-earth and sparing nobody, himself included. From mental errors by the offense to terrible punting from JK Scott to more big plays given up by the defense, every aspect of the team failed this week.
LaFleur laments coaching effort, says Aaron Jones needs to be involved more | ESPN
I'm just going to leave this here.
Packers pondering an offensive-line shuffle in Bryan Bulaga's absence | Packersnews.com
The most likely scenario this week is Billy Turner moving out to right tackle with Lucas Patrick starting at right guard. Alex Light didn't play great in relief duty on Sunday, but then again nobody on the line played well.
49ers changed up coverage in smothering performance against Aaron Rodgers | Packers Wire
There have been comparisons between Sunday's game and the 2015 contest against Denver that gave teams the blueprint to defending the Packers, and perhaps they are more appropriate than first expected. The 49ers matched up the Packers' receivers in tight man coverage all game, throwing Rodgers out of rhythm while maintaining integrity in the run game.
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In-N-Out is responsible for destroying my digestive system every time I visit the West Coast, so why shouldn’t they be held responsible for wildfires too?