Say what you want about referees, but that was a VERY poorly officiated game yesterday. Did they single-handedly cost us the game? On a scale from 1 to Super Bowl XL, I’d say they were a 6, which isn’t good AT ALL.
For starters, how about you call all the holding penalties on the Packers’ offensive line? How about just that for starters? Maybe don’t let them get away with holding EVERY single fucking down! I know they have Aaron Rodgers and he’s the best human on the planet or whatever, but maybe try to look past that and see there are some garbage people on the Packers too. Like their offensive line, who holds, on almost every play.
Obviously, though, the play of the game was 100% decided by the referees, and was 100% botched. Early in the game – indeed, it was Green Bay’s opening possession after just a God-awful Seahawks 3 & Out – and Rodgers was pressured into throwing an interception to lineman Naz Jones. Naz took it back to the house for a would-be touchdown, except for a couple of flags.
First of all, how about we keep the fucking flags in our pockets until there’s some LEGITIMATE blocking in the back?! A slight nudge in Aaron Rodgers’ direction does not need to be penalized every fucking time! Maybe save those calls for when they – I DON’T KNOW – actually spring a runner for a huge gain! Not when it’s 10 yards behind the action?!
Secondly, Jeremy Lane never threw a punch, you fucking pieces of shit. Indeed, if anything, he was baited by that cocksucker Davante Adams, who himself should’ve been called for a facemask at the VERY least! In my opinion, Adams is the one who should’ve been thrown out of the game. He was at least 20 yards away from the action after the INT, and his first instinct was to grab and twist Lane’s facemask and essentially start a brawl on the field? If he’s not fined for that, the NFL can go fuck itself.
And, of course, whenever the Seahawks lose Jeremy Lane at the start of a game, bad things happen. This was XLIX all over again.
With the refs tying one of our hands behind our backs, Aaron Rodgers was free to pick on Shaq Griffin and Justin Coleman the rest of the day, to the tune of 311 yards and a touchdown. Say what you want about Griffin, but he’s still a rookie and he’s still going to be exposed like he was on Sunday. So, when you have him on that island – without a quality veteran like Jeremy Lane to take some of the load off – bad things are going to happen.
So, not only did the refs cost us 7 points, but they made Aaron Rodgers’ and his annoying receivers’ lives that much easier by not having to contend with Lane for 60 minutes. Fucking pathetic, NFL.
OH, BUT I THOUGHT THE REFS WERE SUPPOSED TO MAGICALLY BE BETTER NOW THAT SOME OF THEM ARE FULL TIME!
God, just go fuck yourselves, all of you.
But, you know, to be fair, the refs didn’t replace our offensive line with five wet paper bags. I don’t know WHOSE idea it was to replace our offensive line with five wet paper bags, but that person really should be fired.
What’s that? Those WEREN’T five wet paper bags out there “blocking” for our quarterback and running backs? Those were, in fact, five large human beings who just so happen to SUCK ASS at football? Huh, the hell you say!
I just … I CAN’T believe we’re having this same fucking conversation once again. I mean, are you shitting me? Is someone out there shitting me? Am I being Betty White’s Off Their Rockers’d?
Just be marginally better than last year. Isn’t that what I JUST said? It can’t be that fucking hard, people! We were the God Damned Motherfucking Worst last year! Just be better than THAT! Don’t be exactly the fucking same as that! BE BETTER YOU TWATS!
And maybe, I dunno, watch some tape and figure out what works against Green Bay’s defense. Because, whatever those passes were, whatever those routes were supposed to be, they weren’t fucking working. You need to understand that if Wilson’s going to be under duress before he can count to 1, there need to be some better plays being called to get guys open quicker. And guys, you need to GET open quicker. I mean, where was Doug Baldwin in all of this? If you’re going to be a Top 10 receiver in this league, you need to play like one and get your ass open! Instead of running these elaborate, down-field routes, maybe simplify this shit so we can move the fucking ball!
And Jimmy Graham, I can’t wait until this piece of shit is out of our lives. I’m through defending this turd. Go fly your stupid fucking planes somewhere else, because I’m done. You can’t get open, you shy away from the slightest contact, and you DROPPED a critical third down throw in the second half when we were only down 14-6 and driving for a potentially game-tying score!
You know what? Go read some other blog if you want to hear about silver linings and what went right. I’m too pissed off about this one. Good teams don’t lose these games. Good teams still find a way to win. In the end, the offense couldn’t do shit (particularly in the red zone, when we repeatedly settled for field goals), and the defense couldn’t stop shit. Of course, the defense only struggled in the second half because the offense left them on the field all fucking day, but whatever. You’re an elite defense, figure out a fucking way to get off the fucking field on third fucking down!
Were there things to like about the D-Line? Of course. But, shit man, where was that pressure late in the game? It sure seemed like the Packers adjusted; why couldn’t we? If you’re supposed to be one of the VERY BEST in all of football, then fucking act like it when the game is on the line in the fourth quarter!
Fuck it. Maybe I’ll get to silver linings later this week. Or maybe never. Fuck the Packers; I hope someone chops Aaron Rodgers’ smug fucking head off.