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Old 10-10-2012   #63
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Default Re: wtf packers?

Flags burn the Packers [You might want to read the whole story]
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What's wrong with the Green Bay Packers - besides the drops, injuries, sacks, middle-of-the-pack offense and the lack of generating turnovers, that is?

Well, they're also leading the NFL in the wrong statistical category:

Penalty yards.


Green Bay has the most penalty yards in the league with 390 and the fourth-most penalties with 40 in five games.

After correcting this issue a year ago, it's back, and this is not a distinction the Packers really want to accompany their 2-3 record.

"I figured we were probably pretty close" to leading the NFL, fullback John Kuhn said. "It's unfortunate that our penalties are so high because we're trying to be more of a physical team. We just need to do that in a correct fashion.

"We just need to play more fundamentally sound. Obviously we're not doing that well enough. They always say, don't give the official the chance to make the call."

And yet, the Packers have been playing plenty of flag football. Half a dozen Packers in the locker room Monday said they weren't aware of their ranking in the penalty department, and all of them shook their heads at the numbers.

The current status stands in sharp contrast to Green Bay's record-breaking 2011 season, when the Packers had just 76 penalties in 16 games and were docked just 591 yards, tied for best in the league. So they are capable of avoiding the flag.
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What's interesting is that it hasn't seemed to matter who is calling the Green Bay games - the replacement officials during the lockout for the first three weeks of the season or the regular officials who came back to work two games ago.

The Packers were flagged 24 times in the three games with the replacement refs: 10 times for 77 yards against San Francisco, 4 for 54 against Chicago and 10 for 127 in the debacle at Seattle.

And they've been flagged 16 times with the regular officials: 7 for 43 yards against the Saints and 9 for 89 against the Colts. And those are just the penalties that held; some were declined
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"It's definitely on us as players," one Packer said Monday. "But I think the refs are out to get us this year."

It's a potential conspiracy, I tell you! But after that last statement, it may come to be the truth.
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