The Green Bay Packers‘ 2017 schedule came out last week and it was so boring I forgot to blog about it. Yes, it has Seattle and Eddie Lacy coming to Lambeau on opening day and a rematch with Atlanta in the ATL week two, but after that, nothing exciting.
The 2017 schedule has no real ups or downs that would change their odds of winning the Super Bowl next year. A visit to InstaCasino, one of the best online casinos around, might be more profitable than betting on the Packers. I have them going 12-4 pre-draft but have no clue really, who the four losses will come from.
My initial thoughts are they will lose to Minnesota, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Carolina. Yes, that means a 5-0 start. Can’t see the Packers losing the home opener to Seattle, a revenge game in Atlanta is very winnable. Home games against the Bengals and Bears shouldn’t be a problem, and at Dallas, where the Packers have never lost in Jerry World, shouldn’t be an issue either.
The Vikings are a pain in the Packers’ side, not a threat, just a pain, and they will end the hopes of an undefeated season in week six. And the Packers have never matched up good against the Saints, that’s why I see a loss there.
The rest of the way I had to find two losses and the Steelers and Panthers are two other bad matchups for the Packers. But as last year proved when the Packers supposedly had one of the easiest schedules in history, who the hell knows?
The Packers are going to have a plethora of options in tomorrow’s NFL Draft, they have numerous positions that could use a first round pick on but they also may be able to still get the help they need trading out of the first round.
Contrary to popular belief that the Packers’ need to go all defense in the early rounds, I would be more than happy to see a running back or wide receiver taken early. The more weapons they can give Aaron Rodgers the bette. General manager Ted Thompson has proved over and over again he can’t pick defensive players early. If you can’t walk on water, then don’t try.
It’s obvious the Packers need a running back, Ty Montgomery is not durable enough to carry the load. And other than Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams, the Packers have nothing at receiver, in fact it might one of the biggest positions of need. One injury and they are down to the likes of Geronimo Allison, Jeff Janis, Trevor Davis or Antwan Goodley. Good luck with that.
I say go all out offense, fill in some depth on defense and count on Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins to bounce back this year. The second year linebackers will be better too. Offense gets teams to the Super Bowl these days, last year’s Atlanta-New England matchup was further evidence. I hope they go all offense.