Ok, so you think the Packers have it bad.
Yes, they’ve been visited by that injury bug, especially this past weekend along the offensive line.
But, in my estimation, those are things that tend to take care of themselves, given time and a team deep with talent.
“Next guy up,” is what Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. It’s a simple philosophy that he proved was effective last season and hopes to make work again this year as he moves players around on the offensive line to patch together a unit that will be charged with protecting Aaron Rodgers from the likes of Julius Peppers, Brian Uhrlacher and Ndamukong Suh over the next two weeks of the regular season.
Maybe McCarthy needs to throw in some twine and baling wire to the recipe for rebuilding that offensive line.
But injuries aren’t the only thing that hampered the Packers in their 19-14 loss to the previously five-win Kansas City Chiefs Sunday.
McCarthy has to get this group to refocus with a single purpose … winning home field advantage and to refocus on completing their jobs. For the receivers, that means watching the ball into their hands and making catches … can anyone mouth the name “Jermichael Finley” here?
The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t do the Packers any favors last night by losing miserably to the San Francisco 49ers … the Packers will have to earn home field advantage the old-fashioned way … by winning.
That’s the way it should be … and the only way that McCarthy prefers it to be.
So the direction is clear. Just win. Just take care of your own business and get healed up emotionally and physically for this final stretch run through the remainder of the season and through the playoffs.
Not an easy task by any means, but something this team has done before.
Adversity? What adversity?
It’s time for Packers football.
Tags: Aaron Rodgers Brian Urlacher Chicago Bears Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Jermichael Finley Julius Peppers Kansas City Chiefs Mike McCarthy Ndamukong Suh Pittsburgh Steelers San Francisco 49ers