Quick Slants: Week 9 @ Carolina

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  • This game looked like an extension of last week. Hangover?
  • I wonder when Dom Capers will notice that his three-man rush never works?  3rd and 16 and your defense gives up 59 yards to Jerricho Cotchery? Good thing you dropped everyone back to defend the pass.
  • Cam Newton stared down Greg Olson on the Panthers second touchdown. Not sure what Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was looking at but he missed the clue. Clinton-Dix was horrible today and everyone noticed. Even Julius Peppers. More on that later.
  • If Aaron Rodgers doesn’t play extremely well at all times, this team has no chance. Rodgers took that last push into his own hands and I’m honestly not sure why it didn’t happen sooner. When Rodgers started playing like the world was about to end, things turned around.
  • Why should the Packers stop using Eddie Lacy? Because he is having issues holding the ball lately. I’ve been very pro Lacy up until now. I’m actually starting to believe that his lack offseason workouts are a problem. It seems to me that Lacy just doesn’t take this seriously.
  • James Starks deserves a ton of credit for outstanding play. Starks always leaves it all out on the field and today was no different. I expect the Packers to start him next week.
  • Nick Perry played out of his mind. Perry is having his best season as a Packer. Earlier in the year I said I wouldn’t re-sign him because of health. Now I think the Packers should try to keep him around, as long as the deal is cheap.
  • The Packers came out as a different team in the second half. Then they stopped. Then they started again. Make up your minds.
  • Jake Ryan has replaced Nate Palmer. It’s about time. I thought it would happen sooner. Palmer lacks athleticism and I would rather see Ryan work out the kinks than continue on with just another guy.
  • Richard Rodgers looks horribly slow. How can you expect that guy to get open when he runs like he has cement blocks on his feet? The Packers tight end play is so bad that Packers fans are waiting for Andrew Quarless to come back. It’s that bad.
  • After giving up almost 1,500 yards in the last two weeks the defense is at each other’s throats. And for good reason. Julius Peppers and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix little spat seemed to be the spark that started their fire but why does it take a fight to fix things?

  • The Packers and the Vikings are now tied for first in the NFC North and it’s a serious uphill climb for the Packers if they want to be the first seed.

  • Time for the “come to Jesus” meeting. The Packers have to do something to fix this dumpster fire. Fast.

Thank you for reading. Jeremy VanDerLinden is a lead writer and owner of Titletown Sound Off. You can follow him on Twitter @TTSO_Jeremy. For even more Packers content, follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.

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