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Tramon Williams: Losing is no relief

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The Green Bay Packers hadn’t lost in nearly a calendar year. It’s no surprise that they seemed a little stunned after losing to the woeful Chiefs on Sunday.

Just don’t try to tell the Packers that a loss was somehow a good thing.

“You always want to make history,” cornerback Tramon Williams said via Pete Doughtery of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “We didn’t get a chance to do that, it’s over. I’d like to say it’s a relief, but it’s not. It’s not a relief.”

Charles Woodson said he was “a little disappointed. . . .  That’s a special thing when you can do something like that and to have an opportunity to be that close to it. But it’s over. Now you have to refocus on winning the next game and moving on from this one.”

Aaron Rodgers tried to focus on the positive.  And that doesn’t simply include the fact the team faces the slumping Bears next week.

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50 Responses to “Tramon Williams: Losing is no relief”
  1. hypotheticallyspeakin says: Dec 18, 2011 10:02 PM

    Aw man… no discount double check?

  2. vikescry1 says: Dec 18, 2011 10:11 PM

    umm no pass rush, no blocking, dropped pass’s, and k.c. flat out played you. no excuse’s, but i can’t see how losing would make anyone feel better.

  3. dienavinjohnson says: Dec 18, 2011 10:17 PM

    As a Patriots fan I can honestly say that this loss was probably a blessing in disguise for the Packers. Now they can rest their banged up players. They can let Aaron Rogers and the starters play just enough to stay sharp. And then they can go into the post season healthier than they would have been.

    There is a banner hanging in the corner of Gillette Stadium that says “2007 16-0″. I hate it with every fiber of my being because what it says to me, and most real fans, is “2007 18-1″. If you’re going to be 18-1, it’s way better that the 1 happen during the regular season and the banner that goes up is a Super Bowl banner. I have a hard time believing that anyone will beat Green Bay in the playoffs this year.

    PS Mr Kraft, take down that homage to losing now!

  4. mavajo says: Dec 18, 2011 10:19 PM

    Finley’s flapping gums need to stop pulling the blood flow away from his hands. Catch a freaking ball.

  5. deadeye says: Dec 18, 2011 10:21 PM

    Just ask New England how tough perfection becomes week and week out. They would have won it all easily had they lost that last regular season game.

  6. redbullenergydrink says: Dec 18, 2011 10:29 PM

    Be careful Packers, you’ll be facing MUCH better teams than the Chiefs in the playoffs.

  7. briwis7 says: Dec 18, 2011 10:34 PM

    Sorry but I’m a huge Packers fan and I’ve seen this coming for weeks. I think that their heads i.e Finley have gotten too big. They sounded good in pressers but today proved it with drops and just lackluster play. I see us with a first round exit in the playoffs coming. I know most Packer homers will shake it off differently, but they are not playing with the swagger they did last Dec, Jan and Feb. They in my opinion are starting to play worse.

  8. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Dec 18, 2011 10:34 PM

    hypotheticallyspeakin says:Dec 18, 2011 10:02 PM

    Aw man… no discount double check?
    ________

    You’ll be seeing lots of that after the Super Bowl. Don’t you worry about that.

  9. mavajo says: Dec 18, 2011 10:35 PM

    “Just ask New England how tough perfection becomes week and week out. They would have won it all easily had they lost that last regular season game.”

    I’ve never understood this backwards reasoning. How would New England losing a game in the regular season have had any impact on the Giants’ pass rush in the Super Bowl?

  10. johngaltwho says: Dec 18, 2011 10:39 PM

    Tough loss…

    NFC playoff seeds and results have been released

    1. Packers
    2. Saints
    3. 49ers
    4. Cowboys(Giants?)
    5. Falcons
    6. Lions

    49ers beat lions – close game. Suh leaves with ankle sprain when he twists his ankle on gore’s helmet.

    Falcons beat NFC east winner. Post game press conference – Losing QB says he still should be considered an elite quarterback.

    Saints beat 49ers – blowout
    Packers beat Falcons – Matty Ice is ice cold.

    Packers – Saints – Packers win this freezing cold back and forth game. Finley finally catches the ball and Starks gives the Pack an adequate running threat.

  11. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 18, 2011 10:41 PM

    The Packers are probably better off having lost, it will take the pressure off and help them refocus.

    To me the Packers 2011 season looks a lot like the Broncos 98 season, the Broncos were going along pretty smoothly, got to 13-0 and went into Giants Stadium and got beat by a Giants team that was supposedly overmatched and wouldn’t put up any sort of fight, the experts were wrong much like they were with the Packers today. The Broncos ended up losing the next one as well, in horrible fashion, I wouldn’t be shocked if this happens to the Packers next week.

    But much like the 98 Broncos I think this year’s Packers team will refocus and end up winning the Super Bowl in the end.

  12. thejuddstir says: Dec 18, 2011 10:52 PM

    Today was a trifecta for most NFL fans:
    1) No more talk of Packers going undefeated
    2) No Tebow “miracle” comeback
    3) No comments from Rex about Jets winning out

    an enjoyable day of football.

  13. asublimeday says: Dec 18, 2011 10:53 PM

    Contrary to what their ignorant fans will have you believe, losing a game is a bad thing.

  14. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 18, 2011 11:01 PM

    Do the packers rest their starters next week or try to get back on track and go all out?

  15. bleed4philly says: Dec 18, 2011 11:05 PM

    They better fix that o-line quick.

  16. francheyes says: Dec 18, 2011 11:12 PM

    I know every team wants to win every game, but I like it that it doesn’t happen…it shows that this is a tough sport and that the cliche “any given Sunday” makes even the lowest of teams think that there’s a chance.

  17. earthtopft says: Dec 18, 2011 11:14 PM

    Rudejerk is going to be practicing his “unfasten the diaper” move, to get rid of that big load he laid out there.

  18. Wisconsin77 says: Dec 18, 2011 11:24 PM

    At least the Packers lost fair and square and didn’t take the cowards way out like the Colts. I still like the Pack to win it all.

  19. oscojoe says: Dec 18, 2011 11:25 PM

    You always want to see History, but now that we know we won’t can we please stop comparing the Packers & Rodgers regular season with the Patriots & Brady.

    There is no comparison to the 2007 Pat’s. Brady’s #’s were better & now obviously the Pat’s regular season was as well.

    Just the Facts Folks!!!

  20. truetrue85 says: Dec 18, 2011 11:35 PM

    Brett Favre would’ve finished 19-0.

  21. charlesanakin says: Dec 18, 2011 11:37 PM

    The Pack are starting to suffer attrition. Too many injuries at important positions. GB is dangerously close to an early exit. They should win fairly easily next week (Bears) but probably won’t play starters (for fear of them being hurt) more than a half vs DET.
    3rd string RT, 2nd string LT, 2nd string RG, no #1 WR, no Nick Collins and both ILB’s are banged up. I would be really careful with AR if I was McCarthy. When healthy the Pack are the best (but not unbeatable) but this beat up the Lombardi trophy is up for grabs.

  22. nbcstinks says: Dec 18, 2011 11:38 PM

    Wow. Some of those quotes make them sound almost defeated in a sense. But I DO believe they have already peaked and this is the beginning of the end for ‘em.

    The play, momentum and confidence is shrinking…

  23. trapshoot says: Dec 18, 2011 11:54 PM

    Lose one game and get written off by the experts here. Wow!

  24. philtration says: Dec 19, 2011 12:07 AM

    As much as the Packers and their fans like to run there mouths, they seem to be clueless about how close they are to going one and done in the post season.

  25. emoney826 says: Dec 19, 2011 12:19 AM

    Some Patriot fans sure sound bitter when the packers are compared to their ’07 team. Nobody is saying they’re better..yet. If the packers go on to win it all, they are better. There’s nothing great about losing the super bowl.

  26. supermariojosh says: Dec 19, 2011 12:31 AM

    philtration says:
    Dec 19, 2011 12:07 AM
    As much as the Packers and their fans like to run there mouths, they seem to be clueless about how close they are to going one and done in the post season.
    ——————————–
    Yep totally clueless that one bad game in the playoffs means you’re out. You’re the first person to ever bring that up. You’re a complete genius and all Packer fans are idiots. Thanks for all your valuable insight.

  27. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 19, 2011 12:52 AM

    Oscojoe: The only thing that matters is winning the Super Bowl in the end, did the 07 Patriots do that?

    Yes they had a great regular season but in the end they were 18-1* and I guarantee you every single member of that team would have traded all of those regular season exploits to have won the last game they played that year….any member of that team or Patriots fan who says they wouldn’t is lying!

  28. earthtopft says: Dec 19, 2011 1:24 AM

    Rodgers has to wear his “I Was Owned By Orton” T shirt for the rest of the season, until they get knocked out in the playoffs.

  29. bluemist says: Dec 19, 2011 2:20 AM

    Did anyone else catch Shannon Sharpe’s comment about Rodgers’ shirt? Hilarious!

  30. blackqbwhiterb says: Dec 19, 2011 5:54 AM

    Thought the Giants had a chance to do it, nobody expected the Chiefs!!!

  31. 13forgbp says: Dec 19, 2011 6:29 AM

    Eh… I was surprised with how little I cared about the loss. They played bad and deserved to lose…end of story. We will see if they can re-focus now.

    The talk up here is that they have been sandbaggin with the injuries….it cost them. Maybe their heads were getting a little big….they thought they could win without their best team on the field. Starks, Pickett and Bishop all could have played and they were held out cause it was ‘just the Chiefs’. Lesson learned.

  32. rajuncajun28 says: Dec 19, 2011 6:46 AM

    With the exception of a few, most of the Packers fans comments are delusional. You are a flawed team and have peaked. Fact. Saints are peaking and would hands down beat you. Your back to back wish is over just like your perfect season. You knw, I know it, America knows it. Your 15 mins are up, just like Tebow…you can now return to irrelevancy…

  33. angrycorgi says: Dec 19, 2011 6:47 AM

    Love seeing Rodgers fall on his face…he was a gigantic d-bag in college and he’s an even bigger dillweed now.

  34. jc1958cool says: Dec 19, 2011 7:38 AM

    they’ll take it out on da bears!

  35. tjjohnson98 says: Dec 19, 2011 7:55 AM

    How are the Chiefs “woeful”? They’re 6-8, despite losing their best player on offense and their 2nd best on defense before Week 2 was over. It’s still possible (maybe not probable) that they win their division. Sure they’ve been inconsistent, and it’s not like I expect them to make the playoffs, but they have a good defense when it’s not on the field all day and are far from “woeful”. This is the NFL… any given Sunday, folks.

  36. rpiotr01 says: Dec 19, 2011 7:57 AM

    Everybody gets their butt kicked at some point in the season. Hell, New Orleans got creamed by the Rams a couple weeks ago. It happens, and better it should happen now than in the playoffs.

    Congrats to KC. They played well and whooped our butts on each side of the ball. They played to win just this one game, unlike GB who started to look too much towards the big picture.

    Use the next couple games to clean up the offense and get healthy.

  37. billh1947 says: Dec 19, 2011 8:12 AM

    Did anybody really expect the Packers to go 13-0 as they did,I doubt it,a loss has occured now like all rational Packer fans thought would happen a few times at the beginning of the season,16-0 is unrealistic for any team in the NFL,it was a great run though, now that the weight of the football world is off their shoulders its time to get back to work and figure out how to beat the Bears and Lions.congrats to the Chiefs team,I hope it helps Crennel get the head coaches job next year.

  38. cowboycjn says: Dec 19, 2011 8:31 AM

    On tract with what N.O. Saints did in 2009 – went 13-0 then lost the last 3 to finish off 13-3 in regular season. (they knew they had the #1 seed so backed off the good players to save em). Went into Divisional playoffs with Cardinals and beat them 45-14, then they won Confenerence Championship over Vikings 38-28 in OT, then to the Superbowl with Colts 31-17.
    Just because GB lost one game does not spell doom and gloom for them.

  39. orangeflh says: Dec 19, 2011 8:56 AM

    I didn’t have a my Shannon Sharpe To English translator nearby.

  40. westclaims says: Dec 19, 2011 9:29 AM

    Tebow losing, Packers losing, Cards win AGAIN…..great weekend.

  41. minnesconsin says: Dec 19, 2011 10:11 AM

    rpiotr01 says:
    Dec 19, 2011 7:57 AM
    Everybody gets their butt kicked at some point in the season. Hell, New Orleans got creamed by the Rams a couple weeks ago. It happens, and better it should happen now than in the playoffs.

    Congrats to KC. They played well and whooped our butts on each side of the ball. They played to win just this one game, unlike GB who started to look too much towards the big picture.

    Use the next couple games to clean up the offense and get healthy.
    ———————–

    ^^This.

    The Pack needs to get healthy, if they do, they’ll be competitive — that’s all you can ask for. No one knows how the playoffs will shake out, so everyone stop it with this “they’ve peaked” and “one and done” talk. you have no idea, that’s why they play the games.

    My worries boil down to pressure. Way too much on Rodgers, way too little on (insert opposing QB here.) They didn’t even get close to Orton yesterday. They need to get Clifton and Bulaga back, and Capers needs to figure out a way to get to the QB.

  42. skittlesareyum says: Dec 19, 2011 11:42 AM

    “Just ask New England how tough perfection becomes week and week out. They would have won it all easily had they lost that last regular season game.”

    I’ve never understood this backwards reasoning. How would New England losing a game in the regular season have had any impact on the Giants’ pass rush in the Super Bowl?

    I agree. The Patriots made it all the way to the Super Bowl and held the Giants to 17 points. They lost fair and square (and I was glad), but let’s no act like they couldn’t handle the pressure or anything. They just got beat.

    It’s kind of similar with the Colts of 2009. They sat their players while at 14-0, and they (rightfully) caught flak for it. But some people say them losing the Super Bowl was “karma” for that. Karma? They made it to the freaking Super Bowl! If karma was involved they’d have been one-and-done.

    When it comes to resting/playing for 16-0, no one can agree. Half the people say go for it, look what happened to the Colts. The other half say don’t, look what happened to the Patriots. The fact is, a two-team sample size isn’t large enough to conclude anything, other than the B.S. “karma” people throw around when things go how they desire.

  43. homelanddefense says: Dec 19, 2011 12:31 PM

    “dienavinjohnson says: Dec 18, 2011 10:17 PM

    As a Patriots fan I can honestly say that this loss was probably a blessing in disguise for the Packers. Now they can rest their banged up players. They can let Aaron Rogers and the starters play just enough to stay sharp. And then they can go into the post season healthier than they would have been.

    There is a banner hanging in the corner of Gillette Stadium that says “2007 16-0″. I hate it with every fiber of my being because what it says to me, and most real fans, is “2007 18-1″. If you’re going to be 18-1, it’s way better that the 1 happen during the regular season and the banner that goes up is a Super Bowl banner. I have a hard time believing that anyone will beat Green Bay in the playoffs this year.

    PS Mr Kraft, take down that homage to losing now!”

    __________________________

    I agree 100%

    I know Packer fans dont want to hear it, but losing this game is 1000 times better than losing in the playoffs with history so close!

    I also agree about that stupid banner. I dont know 1 Patriot fan that doesnt hate that banner.

  44. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 19, 2011 12:57 PM

    Rodgers looked like any other QB in football yesterday, without the usual cushy protection he enjoys. (There was a play vs. the Giants where he could’ve had EIGHT seconds if he wanted to set and throw.) Now he’s got to face less-than-perfect protection like so many other QBs, and he’s shown to be average. Ordinary. Nothing to write home about.

    He does do a nice wrestling-belt shtick thing though.

  45. skittlesareyum says: Dec 19, 2011 1:26 PM

    Rodgers looked like any other QB in football yesterday, without the usual cushy protection he enjoys. (There was a play vs. the Giants where he could’ve had EIGHT seconds if he wanted to set and throw.) Now he’s got to face less-than-perfect protection like so many other QBs, and he’s shown to be average. Ordinary. Nothing to write home about.

    Wait, are you talking about the Packers O-line that allows the 9th-most sacks in the league at 37? Is it that O-line?

  46. bozosforall says: Dec 19, 2011 2:14 PM

    hypotheticallyspeakin says:
    Dec 18, 2011 10:02 PM
    Aw man… no discount double check?

    __
    More like the “locker room bunghole pump”.

  47. bozosforall says: Dec 19, 2011 2:18 PM

    oscojoe says:
    Dec 18, 2011 11:25 PM
    You always want to see History, but now that we know we won’t can we please stop comparing the Packers & Rodgers regular season with the Patriots & Brady.

    There is no comparison to the 2007 Pat’s. Brady’s #’s were better & now obviously the Pat’s regular season was as well.

    Just the Facts Folks!!!

    ___
    EIGHTEEN AND D’OH!!!!!!

  48. bozosforall says: Dec 19, 2011 2:21 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Dec 18, 2011 10:34 PM
    hypotheticallyspeakin says:Dec 18, 2011 10:02 PM

    Aw man… no discount double check?
    ________

    You’ll be seeing lots of that after the Super Bowl. Don’t you worry about that.

    __
    I guess that State Farm must be planning to run quite a few variations on that current “discount double check” commercial after the Super Bowl then…to make up for the Packers not being in it.

  49. chaothao says: Dec 20, 2011 12:15 AM

    One bad game from the Packers and the Saints fan come pouring in along with the rest of the Packers haters. I would have rather lose to the Chiefs than the Rams. And you guys constantly talk about Brees being better than Rodgers yet got stuff by the Rams. Plus all this talk about Rodgers falling flat on his face and being average when his line break down. Invade ya have forgotten the Saints have a much better line.

  50. chaothao says: Dec 20, 2011 12:16 AM

    Also congrats Chiefs

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