(Is there anything that brings The W together in bigger numbers than when the Packers lose a game? You'd think we all lived in Wisconsin.)
Colin Kaep: what a guy! He was old school Michael Vicking out there. Hard to tell how much was Kaep's doing and how much was absolutely piss poor defense scheming. Given that he's never had a performance anywhere close to this game makes me want to say it's primarily the latter.
Whether it was outcoached or outplayed depended on the play.
I'm just disappointed that they didn't even try to get Driver on the field in garbage time. I hope he's able to remain with the Packers organization in some way, shape or form. I believe his playing days are behind him however.
So now I guess I root for a 49ers/Ravens Super Bowl? At least the "coaching brothers" would give it a decent hook.
I'd like to say that I'd feel good about a UW alum in the bowl if the Seahawks make it, but I guess I'm still bitter.
I'm not sure what convinced me that the Packers would suddenly have San Francisco's number after getting destroyed by the Niners in Week One. Kaepernick looks like the real deal and benching Alex Smith is a dead-bolt GENIUS move in hindsight. Smith should already be checking out apartment listings in Kansas City.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Apparently the rationale is that Tippett and Dean and these guys would be lost in the shuffle with the strong incoming classes in the next few years, while the voters don't think Derrick Thomas will have the same problem.