Dif­fer­ence-mak­ers fail to pro­duce

Packer Plus - - News - Ea­gle River, Wis. Gerry Plank

Clay Matthews and Mike Daniels must be in­jured be­cause they did not show up. When you have dif­fer­ence-mak­ers that do not make a dif­fer­ence it is dif­fi­cult to win.

In the past the Pack­ers have had to play well enough to beat not only their op­po­nent but poor ref­er­ee­ing. Sun­day was no dif­fer­ent. A gamechang­ing / mo­men­tum­chang­ing fum­bled punt was taken away by in­com­pe­tent ref­er­ee­ing.

The most dis­turb­ing thing was see­ing Matthews and Daniels be so in­ef­fec­tive while Blake Martinez is mak­ing a name for him­self. Are some play­ers tak­ing off plays / games so they don’t get in­jured in a sea­son that they per­ceive as be­ing lost due to Aaron Rodgers’ in­jury? How much longer do we hold onto play­ers who live off their past and coast now that they have got­ten no­to­ri­ety and money?

There is a feel­ing I get as a fan when watch­ing Rodgers. I can’t wait to watch him play. His abil­ity to make some­thing hap­pen when noth­ing is there is se­cond to none. I got a lit­tle of that feel­ing with Brett Hund­ley af­ter he scored his touch­down.

Ques­tion­able play­call­ing in the se­cond half and a lack of in­ten­sity from a few key play­ers doomed the Pack­ers.

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