Packers fan who is real excited for the playoff run here. I've gone back and forth in my mind on whether or not we have a shot at the super bowl. Mostly I've thought no, but I believe it can be done if we play a certain way.
Everybody knows the defense is bad and basically is always bad in the playoffs and in general except for 2010. So as a coach and team they should just embrace that fact or rather just accept their obvious and glaring limitations.
I don't like our chances in any playoff game if we score much less than 35 points. So there it is. Maybe McCarthy has finally learned what team we have when he said we are going to cut Rodgers loose. The ball control, high completion percentage, low INT style of play that we usually see is textbook and works on most teams, but not ours. We simply don't have the defense to play traditional football.
If Rodgers averages 1-2 INT's a playoff game and has a lower completion percentage I won't care if he plays to score. That means more forcing the football into tighter windows. More aggressiveness and less willingness to take a sack and just go for it.
If we give the other team a 30 yard field versus an 80 yard field who gives a crap? Most likely the drive ends in points.
As for the defense just lining up in base defense for 3 downs and trying to win won't work. We need to put all our chips in and if we get burnt 3-4 times a game, whatever. At least we'll be able to get off the field more often.
So I hope McCarthy finally realizes the limitations of his football team because my God he's been thick in the skull over these years. Just go for it, Mike. Screw the prettiness and efficiency and the stats. Just go for it in these playoffs.