Packers Legitimate Concerns
And One Reason To Be Calm
I'm always amazed by two things with Tony Dungy. His always calm demeanor, and his ability to make very solid statements that wrap up a situation.
That's why when at halftime Dungy expressed his concern over the Packers leaky secondary, my antenna picked up up on this:
Dungy says the Packers have reason to be alarmed when the back half of the defense has been lit up for more than 800 yards passing. Two straight 400 yard passers in Drew Brees and Cam Newton. Exactly 851 yards through the air, to be exact.
And with Nick Collins in a Charlotte hospital and not expected to be released until Monday, the All-Pro safety has a better than average chance of missing the Bears game with that scary neck injury.
The good news...the defense seemed lost without Tramon Williams, who probably would have shadowed Steve Smith and taken him out of the game. And it seems like things are thin, Charles Woodson turns back the clock and puts in a 2 INT, 1 recovered fumble, 5 tackle game like he did in Carolina.
The reason to be calm? Many times, good teams find a way to win, even in bad or ragged performances, and it's even more impressive on the road. The Packers first regular season game on the road that they've rallied from 13 or more down to win, and the first time period in the regular season since rallying from a 13 point deficit vs. Detroit at home to win in 2004 is impressive.
Concerned, or calm? You can tweet me up @lanceallan