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Packer Pass D

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So, the Packer GM has a lot of credibility with me.

Confession: I am a Vikings fan, so I want the Packer GM to be an incompetent fool.

However, I am a realist who believes the evidence of my senses. Last night, I saw that the Green Bay pass D looks like it did in 2010 rather than 2011. He had spoken in the off-season of the need to generate a better pass rush, so he acquired a couple of rookies (DL Worthy–of Michigan State–and LB Perry, who lines up outside opposite of Matthews).

Two other things to note.

One, evaluating pass D solely on the basis of passing yards allowed is…stupid. You need to use a rate stat, not a counting stat to do that (anyone who is into baseball sabermetrics knows exactly what I mean: it’s the same thing as saying that RBI totals are not indicative of player quality but rather opportunity). So, you use passer rating.

Anyway, that is the less important thing. The important thing is that lack of a consistent Packer pass rush last season was the core cause of the apparently porous pass D. They had a devastating pass rush last night, and their pass D looked pretty non-porous.

One caveat that is import to make is that the Bear O-line isn’t good. How they can consistently fail to protect the passer is beyond me. Oh, wait, it’s because the Bear GM isn’t as bright as the Packer GM.

*Sigh* When the Bears roast the Vikes secondary–’cause despite appearances, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffry are damn good–I am going to be sick.


Written by jjvedamuthu

September 14, 2012 at 13:40