A Violent Femme’s View – In It To Win It
The most exciting thing to happen for me this week (besides THE @SusanLombardi47 following me on Twitter) was taking pride in watching the guys pull it together and defeat that pathetic excuse for a team, Da Bears (I’m half kidding. I don’t want to lose my Packer fan card by saying otherwise).
I saw some complaints (mostly from Bears fans, but there were others) that the win was by a small margin. As if that eliminates the accomplishment or the importance of the win. It is true our offense can be explosive and it is also true that there were some drops by the WRs and that horrid fumble by my beloved Double D. Also? Thank God for Nick Collins. And Jay Cutler, too, I guess!
It made me think of an answer MM gave in his presser after the Patriots game. The question was – does it hurt more when you lose by such a small margin? Considering that’s all the Packers have done, I’m not sure MM would know for sure, but his answer was perfect:
“I don’t want to be disrespectful to your question, but you’re supposed to be in every game. I don’t think I’d feel better if we lost by 21 points….We come out here to compete and expect to win every game.”
I agree. My guts are torn out whether it’s 1 point or 21 points. But I think the opposite statement can also be made – “I don’t think I’d feel any better if we won by 21 points.” A win is a win and it feels good even if there are lessons to be learned and “adjustments” to be made.
The Packers have slogged on through a significant (we thought) player suspension, so many injuries it’s mind boggling (193 starts missed? My God. Although I feel like Korey Hall committed most of those all by himself.), QB1 getting his bell rung more than once; yet they have done what they wanted to do. Made the playoffs.
“Playoffs? Playoffs?” – Matt Wilhelm after the game Sunday. Made me chuckle.
Yeah, playoffs. As MM said this week “we feel very confident with our chances.”
And why not? The Packers are in it to win it. Bring on Michael Vick and those smelly birds. The Packers need to bring their three Lombardi trophies a new brother.
GO PACK GO!