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Pack's O-line irked by play-calling

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08:02 AM ET 10.11 | During the second half of Green Bay's loss to the Colts, the Packers ran 25 pass plays against only six runs, something the offensive line would like to see evened out a bit. Both guards, T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton, made sharp comments after the game questioning the scarcity of run plays called in a game the Packers led, 21-3, at halftime. They felt Colts pass rushers were able to keep their engines revved the entire second half, knowing there wouldn't be any reason to throttle down for a run play. ... [Said Jeff Saturday:] "It puts a ton of pressure on you up front when everybody in the building knows: This is what you got."

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October 11, 2012  08:05 AM ET

I guess they should have run Benson more.












Uhhh... Wait.

October 11, 2012  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I guess they should have run Benson more. Uhhh... Wait.

Or Ahmad Green.





Nevermind.

October 11, 2012  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I guess they should have run Benson more. Uhhh... Wait.

Play calling seems familiar...eh Otis!

October 11, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Maybe Aaron Rodgers needs to watch the film of Peyton screaming at Saturday back in Indy when he complained about the same thing.

October 11, 2012  08:21 AM ET

I thought Peyton explained to Jeff Saturday on the sidelines a few years ago that offensive linemen are supposed to shut up and block.

October 11, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Jeff, take yourself out if you can't keep with the pace. Have you thought about the long snapper job? that's probably 10-12 reps on most Sundays.

October 11, 2012  08:30 AM ET

Rodgers has been sacked 21 times, only one less than league-leading Kevin Kolb.

These guys are right. The should run more, because pass protection doesn't seem to be their thing.

October 11, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Who do they have to run the ball?

October 11, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Ball control, baby.

October 11, 2012  09:33 AM ET

I don't know where the O lineman of the Pack have been, but the NFL has turned into a passing league and your job is simple O lineman play the play that is call and block for your meal ticket.

October 11, 2012  09:35 AM ET

A team does not stop passing the ball when the situation dictates they should just because they are not good at it. So, why should they stop running the ball just because it is not their strong point?

The OL are correct on this one.

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October 11, 2012  09:44 AM ET

Woulda, coulda, shoulda.

October 11, 2012  09:46 AM ET

Uh oh. Trouble in cheese town.

October 11, 2012  09:57 AM ET

I'd be more impressed if one of those linemen could spell the word irk.

October 11, 2012  10:12 AM ET

They should have put Benson back out there bad foot and all and said 'Look give us two more quarters, we know that you will not be playing again this year and we want our money's worth' 'Do you have any idea how pathetic the other runners are/"

October 11, 2012  10:16 AM ET

Yesterday an un-named Packer railed the ref's were out to get the Packers. Today its the O line crying about play calling. Stop it guys just stop it!
Ted T went out and got a broken down running back for almost nothing. He never drafted a replacement lineman for the guy who broke his leg last year and still hasn't been heard from. He traded 2nd and third round picks for extra 4, 5, 6 round picks and those guys actually made the team, aren't playing well and are causing penalties and people are wondering what's wrong.

October 11, 2012  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

A team does not stop passing the ball when the situation dictates they should just because they are not good at it. So, why should they stop running the ball just because it is not their strong point?The OL are correct on this one.

The O line is in big trouble Sunday night. McCarthy still has the philosophy ingrained, you pass to score points - get ahead, then run to win the game, ball control. The Pack has been doing that, passing everydown with a hope and prayer they can get a couple touchdown lead then run the ball.
Works if you have a passing game and a good o line.

October 11, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Uh oh. Trouble in cheese town.

Yes...

 
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