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The Packers Don’t Sound Worried – The Packers Should Be Worried

I know a young tight end with impressive stats isn’t exactly a team spokesman for the Packers, but that isn’t keeping Jermichael Finley from acting like one. 

“Moss is no concern here because we have the best receiving corps in the league,” said Finley.  “It’s going to be alright. It’s not going to be tough at all. I think we’ll still take the NFC North. It’s just another player.  My first reaction was that they got a great player. [Brett] Favre’s going to have somebody to go to consistently, even if he’s not even open. He’s going to lay it up there. Hopefully. That’s what I’d do.”

Some hack bloggers might point out that the mere threat that Favre could “lay it up there” is something the Vikings needed, and something defenses will have to account for, which will make playmakers like Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin all the more dangerous.

Meanwhile, after we pointed out earlier in the week that the Packers are having some trouble staying healthy, another Packer (or, as Jermichael Finley would say, “just another player”) is done for the season.

Nick Barnett is arguably the leader of the Packers defense (he certainly has the loudest mouth) at inside linebacker, but will reportedly miss the remainder of the season due to a wrist injury.  This makes the Packers quite thin in the middle of their defense, as inside linebacker Brandon Chillar is also suffering from an injury.

As Kevin Williams would tell us, the game still has to be played on Sundays.  There is no telling who will end up as the winner of the division.

However, the Vikings are getting healthier and just added a Pro Bowl receiver to their roster while the Packers continue to lose talented players (and inexplicably choose to avoid replacing them with available talent like Marshawn Lynch) to injuries.

With five divisional games still on the Vikings schedule, the team should be coming out of the bye week feeling a bit more confident than they were.  Hopefully, all that confidence comes to fruition starting on Monday Night.

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10 Responses to “The Packers Don’t Sound Worried – The Packers Should Be Worried”

  1. Ole says:

    quote, Adam Warwas Sept. 29, 2010

    “Any ideas of what you would like to see me write about?”

    …….. guess that problem is solved ……

    plus, you have yet to do a feature on Dugan

  2. Brett says:

    Does someone need to remind the Packers that they very nearly lost to the Lions at home after losing to the Bears… they can’t be feeling THAT good right now…

  3. Ole says:

    Dugan via Twitter

    “RM just offered me a blunt to give up #83”
    “What a gyp, RM paid Camarillo 20g for #85”
    “This blunt tastes really dry for a doughnut, smells funny 2”
    “anybody down for getting some Cheetos?”

  4. Zag says:

    Finley is right, the packers probably do have the best receiving corps in the league. But guess who now has the second best? Probably us, the Vikings.

    And what the Packers don’t have is a solid defense or a run game, two things we possess and are very proud about.

    What I’m saying is, the Pack can keep their “best receiving corps in the league” because we’ve got the more rounded team, with some great receivers to boot.

    • Fran the Man says:

      I thought that was kind of a weird statement to use in response to the Vikes picking up Randy Moss.

      Maybe the Packers do have the best receiver corp in the league but unless they’ve changed the way the game is played, that receiver corp will not be on the field when Moss is lighting ’em up. (And no Ole, I’m not talking about lighting up a blunt.)

  5. fozz44 says:

    I’m w/ Zag….Pack probably does have the best recieving corps…Vikes are just a sniff behind.
    In other news….the Vikes have the best running back in football….The Pack rank about 37th. (lower if not for Aaron Rogers)

    Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Jermichael.


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