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One Packers fan reacts to Sunday's loss to Seattle.

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That sucked.

Brandon Bostick and Shawn Slocum will likely be looking for new jobs shortly. I'm not saying I wish a loss of a job on anyone, I'm simply stating something I believe to be true.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix played the best game of his young career. Yet he still made one of the game's critical mistakes - not playing the ball on Russell Wilson's prayer to Luke Willson for the two-point conversion.

Morgan Burnett probably could have picked up a bunch of yardage after picking off that pass - but with how conservative the Packers were on offense with the lead, it might not have made a difference.

Five turnovers...and only six points off of them. THAT'S how you lose football games. Just ask the Oregon Ducks.

If I hear one more crack from a national football writer or anybody else about the Packers' playoff record since 2011, I might punch them in the face.

I thought Mike McCarthy should have gone for it both times on fourth and goal. I thought that at the time and I stand by it.

Still, Mike McCarthy in general did a great job coaching this team this year, as did Dom Capers. If you want them fired, I don't think we can talk about football and come to any agreement.

That said, McCarthy coached scared. Apparently he said after the game that he went for the field goals in the first half because he believed in his defense. That makes little sense - he should have gone for the touchdown and trusted his defense to hold Seattle deep in their own territory.

Richard Sherman was clearly hurt in the entirety of the fourth quarter, yet the Packers still did not attack him. That makes no sense to me whatsoever.

Random thoughts about the defense: Julius Peppers was great early, but was a ghost late. Where was Clay Matthews on the final two drives of regulation? Why was there no safety help for Tramon Williams on the game-winning touchdown?

Unlike that game in Seattle  a few years ago, nobody took this game away from the Packers. There were no replacement refs. There was no interpretation of a rule in play. They blew it. They had a two-score lead with just over two minutes left and blew it. They were moving the ball on the Seahawks' vaunted defense the way few, if any other teams have this season, and blew it. If any one of ten different things happens differently, the game is over, but it wasn't.

I also have to give credit to the Seahawks and their coaches. I don't know why it took them so long to use the read-option, but once they did and saw that it was working, they stuck with it and it was a big part of their offense's success late in the game. Pete Carroll coached in the second half like a trip to the Super Bowl was on the line.

In short, that sucked, and I don't think I (or any other Packers fans) will get over that game for a long, long, long time.