From a Coach perspective, the Packers have to move on. They probably have off today and/or very light workouts but that is about it. Wednesday comes around and they must start preparing for the Saints. Because if they want to make a run this season, the first step is beating the 0-3 Saints. The schedule is actually in Green Bay’s favor and they could still be 6-2 at the break. That is if pass protection and defense stay solid like they did in the 2nd half Monday night. They also need to run the ball to stop the cover 2 defense. I have never coached football, but have coached swimming with enough heart break that, the best thing to do is to get back in the water and keep training. In this case, the NFL might issue an apology to the Packers, but it will still be a loss.
The Fan in me tells me that this is the way it goes. The Packers should have never been in the situation to start. The roughing the passer on the INT negated a turnover. I second guessed even punting the ball before the last possession. I would have rather taken a safety, and then free kicked and forced them to get into field goal range. I hate a three man rush on situations like that drive because there is no pressure and gives the QB all the time he wants. But that is the fan in me.
We have all seen blown calls by full time referees so a missed called happens. I can think of a couple of baseball playoff missed calls right off the top of my head. Hell, who can remember the ball that Bob Boone hit that the fan robbed Ben Oglivie in Game 3 of the ALCS? You do know that was why the yellow railing was installed at County Stadium.
I am wearing my Badger stuff today because I think Russell Wilson will be a good QB someday. He go burned not once but twice as a Senior at Wisconsin on last minute long passes, so it is good to see him on the winning side. He is a good person as well. If you do not follow him on twitter, you should at @DangeRussWilson
As a member of society as a whole, and this should come to no surprise to anyone, I am going to still stand with the NFL and not the locked out officials. I am a firm believer in asking for what you think you are worth, but you cannot loose sight of what you already have. The average NFL Official is a part time employee working less than 20 hours a week for roughly 20 weeks and makes $148,000. That is the average. They want more, and now want concessions for lost wages through three weeks. This is how business works. Both sides are trying to do what is in the best interest of their own side. And people that think that last nights events are going to change the Commissioners stance and get this to a quick resolution are just fooling themselves.
And finally, this had no impact on me from at Fantasy Football perspective because I have moved to 3-0 in the league that I have Golden Tate on my team. Yes, I drafted him on the day of the Auction. He rides the bench, but I do have him on the roster. I suppose out of principal, I should cut him for blatantly lied on TV indicating that he did not know what the reporter was talking about the obvious push off.