Ryan Pickett Says the Packers Can Win the Super Bowl

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Ryan Pickett

Ryan Pickett

The Green Bay Packers haven’t won a football game in a month, but defensive end Ryan Pickett still believes this team can win the Super Bowl this season.

Yes, you read that right.

“I think we have a group of guys who have the right attitude,” Pickett said. “Nobody’s feeling like it’s over. Everybody’s ready to get back to work and get out. We just have to get out of this hole. We can just imagine how it’s going to be when we get out of this hole.

“We’re going to talk about this one day — how we came back to win the Super Bowl. That’s how we all feel.”

That’s definitely the right attitude to have, but the suggestion that this team could win a Super Bowl this season seems somewhat preposterous.

Certainly not the way their defense has been playing. They can’t stop the run, they don’t create turnovers and they can’t get off the field when they need to.

Aaron Rodgers’ return from a broken collarbone, whenever that happens, can only go so far in masking the deficiencies of this Packers defense.

The Packers first order of business has to be winning the suddenly crappy-looking NFC North. The good news is they’re still just a half game out of first place.

If they beat Detroit this week and somehow the defense starts making plays or at least stops getting gouged on the ground, then maybe this is a playoff team.

Super Bowl team? These Packers aren’t in the same league as the Seattles and New Englands of the world right now.

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35 Comments on "Ryan Pickett Says the Packers Can Win the Super Bowl"

  1. hate faux fans

    I’ve always had faith in the offense and i trust players on the D (not all) and after watching every game this year the pack need 2 people back and that’s jolly/Perry, the pass d will suffer as long as we only have one safety, I’ve come to grips with that awhile ago

  2. Phatgzus

    They can still win the SB and I could be the first pick of next year’s draft-its possible, but only technically, a LOT of shit would have to go right.

  3. PF4L

    Picketts comment is funny, and sad at the same time. What world is he living in?

    If, the Packers won yesterday, if Rodgers was back and playing well, if Cobb and Finley were playing and 100% healthy, if Casey Hayward was back, healthy and playing well. Then i would say they had a “chance” to get to the Super Bowl, even with that defense.

    Here’s the reality. Watch the game on Thursday, enjoy the game if you can, hope for the best and expect the worst. Eat a lot of turkey. Give thanks to the Lord. Enjoy spending time with family and friends. Drive safe. In other words, just have a great Thanksgiving Day.

    Happy Thanksgiving,


    • Phatgzus

      This I can get behind. Happy Turkey Day to ALL you sons-of-bitches. If the game goes to shit, be thankful that there’s always that drunken degenerate uncle around to get in a fist fight with, HOOah. And if that’s not the case at least you’re not Giants, Falcons, Texans, Vikings, or Jags fans.

  4. FITZCORE1252

    Happy turkey day to all you C-suckers. And while Thursday’s game may not be real fun to watch, and our season is circling the drain before our very eyes, remember two words… Err, three words that always make me feel better… Trophy. Case. Bitch.

  5. Savage57

    Is the sound of Pickett taking a big, long tug on a blunt right before making that statement spelled “Phoottoootttooot” or is it with an ‘F’?

    In keeping with the spirit of good holiday juju in the air, Happy Thanksgiving to all of the asylum escapees who come on here and make this such an enjoyable fucking nuthouse. Here’s to a Packers win, to everyone’s TV still working at 4:00 on Thursday and the Packers being playoff hopes coming out of the ICU.

    • Savage57

      Type much, Hadji? “and the Packers being playoff hopes” = WTF?. All I need to do now is toss in some of that tourette’s-like misuse of a couple of good profane phrases and convenience store ownership is a lock.

    • Phatgzus

      I think it may sound a bit like the beginning of Sabbath’s “Sweet Leaf”, or the voices in Raji’s head-a hack, hack, hack, hack, hack.

      And Cheers!

  6. the real russ letlow

    you guys are a blast and that is why I keep coming back. Happy Thanksgiving to all! and I ain’t surrendering (and neither is my horse) until some statitician tells me we are “mathematically eliminated from playoff contention”. until then hope hangs on a thin thread, but having hope is a good thing. Ask Andy Dufresne. Cheers to all and here’s a toast to the end of the freaking injury bug once and for all!

  7. GBslacker

    How did this go from Pickett needing to be drug-tested…
    …to a group hug?

    …thanks for the lively banter and an environment more fun than headcheesetv.com !
    Let’s hope for a Motown Beatdown.

    • Phatgzus

      Because “Hope springs eternal” or some shit. We might have plenty to bitch about come Thursday night, including family or lack there of, so why not enjoy the last few days of blissful hope, even if it is illogical?
      Hell, even the Nazis agreed to an Armistice Day and I’m pretty sure most of us are at least a) ultimately on the same side and b) somewhat more enlightened and less Draconian than most of the Nazi powers that be.

  8. Iltarion

    New England and Seattle aren’t that great.

    That is the thing about the NFL today. I would love to say that no team from either the NFC North or East has any chance of going anywhere, but that would be wrong.

    No team is frankly that great. Whoever is playing their best ball at the right time has the best chance to win it.

    With a month to play, no one in the right mind would have said the Ravens could win the Super Bowl last year. Shit happens.

  9. hate faux fans

    I’m watching the 49ers game and i look at how they run their 3-4 compared to how the pack run theirs, the linebackers are always ready to attack unlike ours (except Matthews, lattimore and occasionally hawk) the pack for some strange reason love run nickle even against a run based team, the niners run their base against rg3 and allow their linebackers to attack. My point is the pack need a new scheme and a more aggressive d coordinator

    • chucks

      You can’t get aggressive up front when your corners and safeties suck balls. Gotta give those slackers some help in coverage.

    • Phatgzus

      The Niners also still have one of the beat front 7s in football including 4 All-Pros (that’s like Lombardi status and in the salary-cap era no less) in the Smiths, Bowman, and Willis and a Pro-Bowl-calibre player in Brooks (whom TT tried to acquire). The Packers best are CMIII, Daniels, Perry, DialTone, Lattimore, Pickett, and Raji once every three games, not quite the same.

  10. rebelgb

    Packers gonna raped on Thursday hard. PF4L has the right of it, enjoy your day, dont let shit get you down.

    I think the Dom Capers era is coming to a close. Wont happen till end of the year, but its going to happen.

  11. PackAttack

    Remember when people on this message board thought this team could win without Aaron Rodgers?

    Illitarion where you at?

    • K.L.

      Our offense isn’t really that big of a problem. People don’t seem to realize that. It’s our defense that’s been playing like shit for the last 4 games.

  12. the real russ letlow

    I don’t remember a whole lot of people saying we could win without Rodgers. Actually, I don’t remember anyone saying it. But that just might be my memory. I do remember that most if not all said something along the lines that if we lose Rodgers for any length of time, it won’t matter which of our backups played – we were screwed big time. And I think Rodgers has a big influence on the D. If the O gets first downs and points and TOP, the D benefits greatly. We haven’t had enough consistency on offense to bebfit them much. Gotta score points, bottom line.

  13. T Pack

    I know I said there was no reason we couldn’t go 2-2 over the last 4 games. And we really should have. I don’t think I knew the defense would get shittier over that time. It looked like they were about to get better. Damn I suck-lol.
    Have a great Turkey day everyone. Try to enjoy the games!

  14. Vijay

    Hey, with #12 under center or in shotgun formation, I guess anything’s possible. But the 2010 team could at least create turnovers and give the ball back to the offense for extra chances. That stat alone – or lack thereof “turnovers” s why it is almost impossible to believe this will be a Super year for the Pack.

    during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

    *Even though the Packers lost six games in 2010, they never lost by more than 4 points.
    *The Packers had a +16 turnover margin in 2010.
    * Green Bay had a negative turnover margin in five of their six losses in 2010. They had a +3 margin in the Super Bowl against the Steelers.




    • Phatgzus

      The turnover ratio is a great point.

      That said, the Packers have had a great number of opportunities (double digit) to increase upon that and that certainly speaks to the calibre of the players, particularly the DBs. Even so, 3/4 of a season is a significant but not necessarily definitive sample size. One of the major players involved in those ’10 and ’11 statistics (not sure why you said “at least” for ’10-they did everything well it’s not like all they could do is force TOs, that was ’12)-Williams-has had a number of opps. for TOs and hasn’t come throug. If he and the others can be more opportunistic, which is certainly possible, then that number will increase dramatically, possibly even two-fold.

      As for the Donkeys, they are redolent of the ’12 Packers-incredible O, opportunistic but porous D. That coupled with Manning’s Playoffs and cold-weather hardships make me believe they will not make the SB let alone win it, it’s very possible they might be one and done again. If they don’t win a SB before five-head’s contract is up, that team is gonna be in some major trouble.

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