This game easily exposed some glaring weaknesses. In a nut shell we took two steps forward and three steps back. The pack on the other hand took another step forward. Looking back to last year. They dealt with the B. Farve situation, finally holding ground and going with Aaron Rodgers. In our world Aaron Rodgers could be a top five fantasy QB, where last year he was a steal in the fifth round or later. The Pack lacked a running game last year, Ryan Grant was supposed to be the ring leader and probably taken before A. Rodgers in a draft. He never had a chance. There defense lost more games for them than their offense won. Leading to a #9 overall pick in this years draft. What did they do, brought in a new DC, implemented a new 3-4 defense and have succeeded in two preseason games against the browns and now the bills.
Remembering Rodgers stats from last year we must also remember that his O-Line was thinned out due to injuries. Causing Aaron to scramble allot. Causing the running game to be less than average in the league. Early this year they are healthy and are showing what they are capable of. The defense shifted to their strength a 3-4 defense which allows there linebackers and safeties to perform to there advertised skill levels. This provided enough pressure to force quick throws and allowing those other speedy LB's to fall back into coverage. Looking inside a little further. You will see that the Pack is very, very deep at Linebacker. Deep not in just numbers but in quality as well. During the 2009 draft the pack drafted 8 players. Five of these picks were Defense, mostly DT and DE. The other three, are two OL and one FB. They were all set at the other skill positions. Donald Driver made Terrance McGee look human. Last nights Pre-Season game was horrible to watch for a Bills Fan but tremendously exciting for a Packer Fan. Dom Capers new what he was getting into.
The Bills got embarrassed last night but we didn't exactly help ourselves out. Our biggest concerns going into 2009 were exposed by a team that has a bigger upside than what our team brings. Still we need to protect the ball, not throw the interception to avoid a sack and throw the ball away when the opportunity isn't there. Protect the ball from changing hands and counting on the next opportunity. This game was bad from Buffalo's perspective, but the Pack did us a favor by exploiting our weakness and creating a taste in our mouth that shouldn't leave anytime soon.