The Green Bay Packers were up 21-10 with about eight minutes left in their game with the Chicago Bears when they called a trick play on a Bears punt. Randall Cobb tried to throw the ball across the field to Jeremy Ross. It backfired when Ross dropped the ball and the Bears recovered.
I was sitting at The Bar when this happened and pretty much the whole place started bitching. The Bears were 16 yards away from cutting the Packers lead to four.
They only got a field goal, but it was obviously a stupid call at that point in the game. Well, Aaron Rodgers didn’t think much of it either.
“I wasn’t thrilled with the call, to be honest with you,” Rodgers said Monday on the NFL Network. “At that point, I think it was 7:57 on the clock, we’re up two scores, we’ve been moving the ball pretty well. Maybe not the right call in that situation.
“Just not a very intelligent call at that point in the game.”
Coach Mike McCarthy took responsibility for the call after the game, but it’s still surprising to hear his quarterback calling him on his buffoonery.
Thankfully, in the end, it didn’t matter.