Green Bay Packers Best and Worst of 2013

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Eddie Lacy

Normally, this would go to quarterback Aaron Rodgers by default, but he missed seven games with a broken collarbone. We’re not going to suggest Rodgers isn’t the best player on the team, but we’ve got to hand the MVP to Easy Eddie Lacy. Lacy not only brought a running game and toughness to Green Bay, he kept the Packers in games even when Rodgers was out. Lacy’s performance is even more impressive when you consider opposing teams were stacking the box to stop him in those games because the threat of the passing game wasn’t there. Ed plowed right the hell through them anyway. He also played several games on a bum ankle.

Here’s the stat line: 284 carries, 1,178 yards, 4.1 yards per carry, 11 touchdowns, 35 receptions, 257 yards

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19 Comments on "Green Bay Packers Best and Worst of 2013"

  1. Chris

    SPOT ON in all categories… Now let’s hope TT does something out of the ordinary in the off-season. (ordinary = nothing)

  2. the real russ letlow

    that was fun! I do have one thing to add, though. If Raji was just doing what a 3-4 lineman is supposed to do, and that is to eat up blockers, Hawk and Jones/Lattimore would not have constantly been up against the 300 pounders playing the run. Our ILBs seemed to be plastered by OL constantly. Gonna lose that one every time at 250 lbs.

    • Savage57

      The problem Fatso had is that when the coaches told him it was his job to eat up blockers, he asked ’em, “raw”? Then he raised another question, “How’m I supposed to do that with this facemask on?” And finally, “I thought you wanted me to lose weight?”

  3. Ivomitonvikingfans

    I think Raji wants out and was playing to not get hurt. He is pouting because he is out of position. Greg Jennings without the mouthy entitled sister.

    • Savage57

      Fuckin A. I hope he winds up in some fucking NFL gulag like Buffalo for $10MM a year and is found guilty of cannibalism in training camp.

  4. T Pack

    This 3-4 defense will never work with this personnel. Year after year we just get crushed by RBs & over powering Olines. And our linebackers are completely lost.
    I do like our offense but MM needs to let go of the reins and step on the throttle. Give teams their 20 pts who gives a crap with the Packs offense they should easily be putting up 30 or more pts every week.

  5. TyKo Steamboat

    Opinion: our personnel would work with a 4-3

    Fact: The GB Packers did NOT get an interception from the safety position in the 2013 season. (wow)

    • Kato

      Where would Clay Matthews, the best defensive player on this defense, play? A 250lb defensive end? I dont think so.

      • TyKo Steamboat

        Kato, Clay Matthews lines-up in a 4-3 style DE position EVERY PLAY already anyways.

        I’m not saying that’s what I want to do (4-3), I’m just saying we easily could.

  6. Big B

    Can’t argue with Tramon as most improved, but must give kudos to Crosby for coming back big. I’d have given him a Change of Address card after last year, and even though there were a paucity of game winning kick opportunities, he made the ones they asked him to.

    15-2, 12-6, 8-8-1: see a trend?

    Status quo is not getting it done; Pack is regressing, and it starts with the lack of defensive talent. Organization needs to look at TT, current personnel minions, and scouts because the player acquisition process is coming up short. Free agent market would be appealing to play, but cap restrictions preclude much meaningful activity. I think the focus needs to be on talent evaluation, whether players are selected for the desired scheme, and if the teaching/coaching/training-conditioning efforts are effective. Something has to change for there to be improvement.

  7. Phatgzus

    I do see a trend-people seem to be conveniently forgetting that the game’s best player missed half the season (discounting the handful of other impact players who sat out for weeks); I wouldn’t consider it a stretch to posit that the Pack would have been at least .500 in those 8 if he had played.

  8. nurseratchett@work

    Really enjoyed the post, but I would give John Kuhn unsung hero. he’s always there, throwing blocks, punching through for short yardage, even catching a dump pass or two in a pinch. Of course, he’s not really unsung considering even in Shitcago, the crowd could be heard yelling….Kuuuuhhhhnnnnn!!!

  9. Mike

    I don’t get why some Packers fans are so down on A.J. Hawk. He’s been pretty consistent and he was the Packers leading tackler this year with 118 tackles. Just because he isn’t talked about much doesn’t mean he isn’t good. I’d say his is definitely an unsung hero.

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