TMZ camera’s have a tendency to bring out the best in people. Here they capture former number one overall draft pick, Paul Hornung, saying he hope it snows like a &%$! at the Super Bowl. The former Green Bay Packers‘ legend has no love for the game being played in Jersey and wishes nothing but the worst weather for them.
“I hope it snows and rains like a [expletive],” he responded. “Let them play in that weather once. Then they’ll figure it out to have it in Miami, for heaven’s sake.”
This will warm the heart of any Chicago Bear fan, a gif of Aaron Rodgers pouting about the Green Bay Packers piss poor performance on Thanksgiving day. The “Happy Thanksgiving” on the gif just makes it all that much more funny.
Nice win, fellas. Here’s a few notes I made during the game.
- It’s AMAZING how decent the Ch(i)efs offense looks between the 20s when there’s a QB under center who can competently complete a forward pass, and the offensive line blocks effectively. Now, if they could just punch it in from the goalline…
- The defense played about as well as I’ve seen them play from a pass-rushing standpoint, keeping in mind the Packers offensive line sucks (even when they’re completely healthy). Aaron Rodgers bails them out with regularity.
- The Packers have a dangerous receiving core, however do not have a #1 receiver. Say what you want about Jennings and his numbers. I’ll counter with Jennings being a good receiver who benefits from having had a Hall of Fame QB throw to him (and another who looks like he’s well on his way), a receiver-friendly scheme, and a solid receiver core surrounding him. You can call it hating; I’ll call it a fair and accurate observation. It’s simply a product of being a good player in the right situation. Go, Pack, go.
- The Packers do not have a running game they can hang their hat on to keep a defense honest. It may be a passing league, but no offensive line can pass protect for 50-60 snaps a game and dominate. Ryan Grant is a Jackie Battle who accelerates a little faster, doesn’t go down by shoestring tackles, and gets hurt more often. James Starks is worthless if he’s hurt or doesn’t get the opportunity to carry the ball. Even when he does, he’s adequate at best.
- The Packers D is atrocious. They made 2 Yard Thomas look good. It’s glaringly obvious that, on a day when the offense struggles, the defense doesn’t have the moxy to take over a game and win it for the team. They’re riding the offense’s coattails. Woodson’s good, Raji’s a freak, Matthews is a stud, and there are several more solid players complementing them on that unit. How they can get torched like this week in, week out is mindboggling.
- I haven’t changed my mind about Romeo Crennel as a HC candidate, but I reserve the right to change my mind. Today’s performance is exactly why I want to retain him as a DC. I don’t think he has the energy or time to devote to the defensive unit and worry about all the other intricacies of coaching a football team.
- Say what you want about Pope’s “fumble that wasn’t called”. The Packers were guilty of holding in the end zone earlier in the game, which should have resulted in a safety. Things evened out.
- Aaron Rodgers is the $#!%. Even when he’s off, he’s on.
- I would not be opposed to signing Orton for 2 years, then drafting our QB of the future (sorry, Stanzi). Right tackles can be had later in the draft.
- Finally, with two games to go, I don’t feel quite so bad about the team as I did waking up this morning. I still feel bad, though. I’m just sayin’.
The Kansas City Chiefs have just defeated and ended the Green Bay Packers quest for a perfect season. With a new quarterback (Kyle Orton) and a new head coach (Romeo Crennel) the Chiefs beat the Packers 19-14 and they did it without scoring a touchdown for the first 55 minutes of the game. The Chiefs defense stifled the highest scoring offense in the league, holding them to only 14 points and Aaron Rodgers worst game since his popwarner days. Tamba Hali did his best Water Boy Bobby Bushay impersonation. It seemed like Hali was in the Packers backfied every time they snapped the ball.
I’m not too sure anyone saw this one coming but, somewhere Mercury Morris is popping a bottle of champagne and that means at least one more year we have to hear this tools name. Thanks Kansas City.
What exactly did the Chiefs accomplish though? They kept their slim playoff hopes alive by defeating the best team in football. Kyle Orton looked better than Matt Cassel and Tyler Palko combined (of course Palko brings negative points to the table). Romeo Crennel won his first game as the Chiefs head coach and made Todd Haley look like even a more incompetent head coach than most Chief fans thought he was. A tall task indeed. Last but not least, the Chiefs ruined my chance at a Fantasy Championship by totally manhandling Aaron Rodgers. Thanks yet again Kansas City.