Here are the results summary for this week on how you, lombardiave.com readers, saw things in Packers Nation.
More than 800 of you participated this week, and here are the results.
If there is such a thing, have the Packers been suffering from a Super Bowl hangover the past two seasons?
There is no such thing (28%)
Analysis: This one kind of surprised me, as 33 percent of you agreed with me that two years later, the Packers are finally knocking the cobwebs out of their heads, and getting back to being physical and hungry. I thought I might be alone on that one.
Do you think the Packers are built to handle a loss such as Clay Matthews for at least four games?
To be Decided (16%)
Analysis: Of course we all want the Claymaker to get back real soon, but there is some nice depth at all linebacker positions, However it will be put to the test this week against the Ravens.
Are you excited about the possibilities of the Packers’ two new ‘Bruise Brothers’?
Wait and See (33%)
Analysis: It would seem most of us are comfortable with and excited to see what Nick Perry and Mike Neal can do as the new set of Bruise Brother at OLB. No excuses, both are healthy, both have some experience, both have an outstanding opportunity.
Do you think the 2013 GB Packers team is more physical than last season’s team?
About the same (5%)
Analysis: The most lopsided poll of the week. We all agree overwhelmingly that this year’s Packers team is a more physical team than that of 2012. With the additions of Eddie Lacy, Johnny Jolly, and the return to health of Mike Neal, Mike Daniels, Nick Perry, Jordy Nelson and Andrew Quarless from last season, this team, especially those defensive linemen, have been street fighters from day 1 through four game this season.
I mean street fighters!! All of them. I call them the Physical Five. Jolly, Daniels, Ryan Pickett, Datone Jones, and B.J Raja. The offensive line, with Lacy and Quarless bring that physical element on the offensive side of the ball.
Has Mike McCarthy’s reputation as a quarterback guru taken a hit?
Not sure (14%)
Analysis: I based this question on the fact that after 8 years, Mike McCarthy has only Aaron Rodgers as a dependable quarterback. The fact none of his pupils have done anything on other teams, and we have nothing in the cupboard, has blemished Coach Mike as a QB Guru just a bit.
It was shocking six days before the season started; they had no backup quarterback on the active roster or practice squad. That was utterly shocking to me.