Monday, February 07, 2011

NFL 2010 Super Bowl Wrap Up

Well, I was partially right, but the Green Packers are your Super Bowl XLV Champions.  This was a great game with two great teams and it came down to a 4th and 5 for the Steelers to have a chance to win the game.

The Packers jumped out early on the Steelers to go up 14-0, and in my opinion (yes, I said this to everyone at the Super Bowl party) it was over then.  The Steelers looked lethargic and almost like they knew they were going to win this game by showing up.  They were able to get hits on Aaron Rodgers, but he never flinched and sat back and kept throwing the ball.  Even with the loss of Driver the Packers wideouts seemed to stay open.  A few more catches by Nelson and the final score could have been a little wider. 

This was truly a great year for the Packers and it showed that they have their organization going in the right way.  The real question is what's going to happen to this team when they get back all of the injured guys that they had this year.  They are definitely going to be dangerous next year too. 

I do have some questions about the game, just from my viewpoint:

1) If you're the Steelers, why wasn't Hines Ward more involved in the game plan, or even Heath Miller for that matter.  I mean these are two of your best pass catchers and on the 4th and 5, you don't even target either one of them (Miller looked open)? 

2) Why all of the Favre talk?  Rodgers did his thing in carrying his team to the Super Bowl and winning and getting an MVP (Favre hasn't won't a Super Bowl MVP, right?), why not just leave it at that?  Yes, Rodgers is good and yes even I doubted his ability to handle this team, but Favre is FAVRE.  No one will break his streak of consecutive starts and only a handful of his QB numbers will be broken (Peyton Manning still has some time).  Favre will (as Cris Carter said last night) go in the NFL HOF and the Packers HOF.  Right now, Rodgers will probably go into the Packers HOF.  That's the difference people, that's the difference. 

3) For those that can't appreciate what Woodson has done for the Packers, please go and look at game film.  He is the most complete corner in the game.  Yes, I said it, write it down take a picture.  He still has the ball hawking skills needed to defend passes, but he also can come up and tackle on running plays or on the blitz.  A lot has been said about Revis, Asomugha, and others but please remember that old Ric Flair saying,...'To be the man, you got to beat the man', and Woodson is that man. 

Congrats to the Packers for winning the Championship ring and the belt.

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