The Total Packers podcast is back and the NFL is upside down. What do we make of this league? It’s really hard to tell at this point. What we do know is we’re still not terribly impressed with the Green Bay Packers’ play on the field, despite a 3-1 record.
The Packers were impressive against Seattle. They got thumped by Atlanta. They barely scraped by the winless Bengals in overtime. They pounded the Bears, but was that the Bears being really bad or the Packers being really good? Probably the former.
We’re not going to harp on the national anthem stuff, but there is a question. Is Martellus Bennett becoming a distraction? And if he is, is he worth it because thus far, his production on the field has been lacking.
And how about that statement from the Packers? Only the most surprising thing we’ve seen from the most image-conscious, conservative organization in the entire league.
Of course we have to talk about the BS hit on Davante Adams. Danny Trevathan has been suspended for two games, but can anyone say why he wasn’t thrown out on the spot? That’s the mystery, but let’s hope Davante rebounds.
As for the Bears game, there were a couple of keys for us. First, the Packers started four guards on their offensive line. The best of those guards — who played left tackle — was Lane Taylor.
The second notable thing was the return of the 4-3 base defense. Perfect for stopping the run, which is the one thing the Bears are good at. And the Packers did that.
That actually plays really well into their next matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, but more on that in the podcast.
Finally, Damarious Randall. To hell with that guy. Personally, I was happy to finally see Josh Hawkins in the game, but he only got there because Randall was so bad he finally got benched. Then he pouted. Then he was sent to the locker room by Mike McCarthy. Or was he? We’ve got a theory on that too.