Bakhtiari bemoans Green Bay’s constant close calls

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On one hand, the Packers should be happy that they contend every year. On the other hand, they should be upset that they keep knocking on the door but can’t kick it in.

Put left tackle David Bakhtiari in the second category.

It’s starting to piss me off a little bit,” Bakhtiari recently said, via Pete Dougherty of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “You’re not guaranteed another year. Keep getting close and not making it is stressful. We’ve got to collectively — we’ve got to do more. . . . The Green Bay Packers — I mean, the trophy is the Lombardi Trophy. We have to get back there and win it.”

The Packers last did in 2010. Since then, armed with one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, the Packers chronically have come up short. In some years, in-season sputters keep them from securing home-field advantage in the playoffs. In other years, they earn home games in January, and lose there.

Many will point to the Packers as the team to beat once again in the NFC. And, if recent history holds, someone eventually will beat them before they get a chance to win the trophy named after their legendary coach for a fifth time.

46 responses to “Bakhtiari bemoans Green Bay’s constant close calls

  1. Most Packers bashers wish they had the optimism for their teams heading into the season that Packers fans have had over the last two decades.
    The Packers have been a legitimate playoff contending team every year and it isn’t a reach to say this team could win the Super Bowl.
    As Brett Favre once said, “I wouldn’t bet against us”.

  2. The most exciting Super Bowl history is being written by the Patriots and to a lesser extent the Giants. Those combined 7 Super Bowls were the most exciting 7 of the new milennium and arguably SB history with hinorable mentions to Giants-Bills and Rams-Titans.

  3. The Packers last did in 2010. Since then, armed with one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, the Packers chronically have come up short.

    I think if he is so great, they get there more than once in 10 years. Ben R has gone 3 times. He has had good teams around him, but there is a bit of Peyton in him. Lots of stats, but not a real contender.

  4. We’ve got to collectively — we’ve got to do more. .
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    That’s a good one. Just listen in on Rodger’s new contract negotiations to see how much he thinks is done “collectively”

  5. The Packers have amazing players on that team starting at the same time as really awful players. Between that gap in ability, and mediocre coaching on offense, Rodgers is doomed to carrying that team on his back all year, and they’ll almost always lose against truly legitimately built and coached teams.

    I almost feel bad for the guy. He should be counting rings by now.

  6. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Jun 24, 2017 6:32 PM
    People around the league expect us to win it all every year.

    That is a cross that I, for one, am willing to bear.

    //////////////////

    Think highly of yourself? Most of us don’t care what you think.

  7. We’ve got to collectively — we’ve got to do more
    —–
    Wait a second…isn’t baktiari one of the veterans who were excused from OTAs or camp?

    You can’t make this stuff up

  8. Defense not good enough to compliment that offense. Brett Favre had Reggie White. Clay Matthews is better equipped to sell shampoo nowadays.

  9. Changing the subject 180. When teams end a game in a tie, in a regular 4 quarter game. Both teams should receive a loss for that game. This will make the game exciting in some instances. A season over in others.

  10. Rodgers is one of the best but you can’t win it all with just a good QB. And that Filthy McNasty line…. I’m reaching for the barf bag!

  11. The bar Viking fans set for the Packers is; “Win it all every year……or you’re a failure.”

    The bar they set for the Vikings is; “Just wait until next year. We’ll show you.”

  12. I just checked on vegasinsider site. The top 3 team odds are NE 17/5, DAL 10/1, GB 11/1.

    The Vikings odds, at 30/1, are once again way too high. By December 1 I bet they will be 50/1 or worse.

  13. contra74 says:
    Jun 24, 2017 10:39 PM
    We’ve got to collectively — we’ve got to do more
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    Wait a second…isn’t baktiari one of the veterans who were excused from OTAs or camp?

    You can’t make this stuff up

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    Countra, you tool.

    Bakhtiari was not excused from minicamp and joined his other teammates with less than five years of professional experience.

    The only thing you can make up is your high flying expectations for what’s shaping up to be one of the worst queen offenses in recent memory.

  14. Strange… the people that constantly bemoan the Packers’ lack of rings (they only have four, for goodness’ sake) are the same people that root for a “team” that has none. Funny how that works.

  15. If The Packer’s can all play with a bit of a chip on their shoulder, like Tom Brady & David Bakhtiari, they can attract the luck through good meetings and practises that Championship teams embody on their way to success. Yes, the Draft is crucial and so is the coaching (McCarthy & DC are very good) to develop that talent. I hope the Packer’s have two Super Bowl’s in them in the remainder of Rodger’s career. He is very special! I left Miami after a long spell as a fan and then to Oakland. Well, Vegas is very unappealing despite Cooper, Mack, and Carr. Green Bay isn’t going anywhere, and they are publicly run; no B.S. with ownership. So, Go Pack!

  16. The Packers Achilles Heal continues to be Dom Capers’ weird defense. The Steelers run the real version of it and have success. The Packers have tried to staff the defense with mostly unproven young players and they continually fail. If all components work together it can be successful. The problem is it rarely has all the players it requires to work.
    Mike McCarthy’s offense is successful, but he quickly leaves the running game behind for sandlot passing. The passing works, but having an effective running game would keep the defenses more honest. E. Lacy brought some respect, but his frequent injuries and mediocre backups spelled doom for the running game.
    There is only one ball and the Packers have, if it’s possible, too many hands that need it.

    The modern game lends itself to passing, but when you look at the Super Bowl winners you need an effective running game coupled with a stout defense, to compliment an outstanding passing QB. That is why New England wins and everyone else wonders why they don’t.

  17. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Jun 25, 2017 9:34 AM

    Eli Manning has more playoff wins at lambo than rogers. Let that sink in!!
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    Eli Manning has more playoff wins at Lambeau than every Viking quarterback that ever lived, combined, with the obvious exception of Brett Favre.

    That statement doesn’t really do anything for me, though; me being sane and all that.

  18. Defense wins championships…Pack has never learned this…people forget they lost some of their Oline as well…Erin will need the refs to ignore even more holding calls to get his 7 seconds to throw hail mary’s. I doubt he lasts the season.

    Bak is right about one thing, there’s no guarantee about next year….and he’ll be proven right as GB sits at home watching the Norse host themselves in the Superbowl.

    Go look at the Packer records each year in the 70s, that’s what you got to look forward to going forward, Cheesers…

  19. The one they should have won was 2015 after the fiasco in Seattle. They would have beaten the Patriots that year. Last year they would not have.

  20. Packers chronically have come up short. Yeah, that.

    It’s why a lot of us don’t root for the Packers anymore.

  21. It’s better to be pissed off than pissed on. Except around here. We like it.

  22. allight59 says:
    Jun 25, 2017 12:26 PM
    Go look at the Packer records each year in the 70s, that’s what you got to look forward to going forward, Cheesers…
    ////////////////////////

    ……said every Viking fan, every year, for the last twenty-five years.

  23. Sun, Sep 10 vs Seahawks L
    Sun, Sep 17 @ Falcons L
    Packer trolls nowhere to be found…
    Sun, Sep 24 vs Bengals W
    Thu, Sep 28 vs Bears W
    Packer trolls back guarantee Superbowl win in Minneapolis…
    Sun, Oct 8 @ Cowboys L
    Sun, Oct 15 @ Vikings L
    After 5th sack, Rodgers is injured after a Donte Jones clean hit, no need to list the rest of the season….

  24. The Packers are in it every year because Aaron Rodgers manages to somehow pull six or seven wins out of his you know what because he’s Aaron Rodgers. They have some really good players, but as somehow else said, they have a lot of holes too. Ted Thompson’s approach of just assuming his homegrown guys will always step up just doesn’t work well enough to compensate for the losses of good players. I mean, the Packers have produced a lot of good players from the draft, but not enough to fill every need. Free agents are mostly just Band-Aids, but sometimes you’ve got to go after someone to fill a hole in your team. They just keep assuming Rodgers will find a way every year, because he is that good, but that’s a recipe for regret.

  25. allight59 says:
    Jun 25, 2017 2:03 PM
    Sun, Sep 10 vs Seahawks L
    Sun, Sep 17 @ Falcons L
    Packer trolls nowhere to be found…
    Sun, Sep 24 vs Bengals W
    Thu, Sep 28 vs Bears W
    Packer trolls back guarantee Superbowl win in Minneapolis…
    Sun, Oct 8 @ Cowboys L
    Sun, Oct 15 @ Vikings L
    After 5th sack, Rodgers is injured after a Donte Jones clean hit, no need to list the rest of the season….

    ________________

    Are you actually a Vikings fan or just a Packers hater? I’m assuming you meant Datone Jones and not Donte Jones. I find it hard to believe someone that spends as much time as you on the internet searching about the Vikings and Packers would be able to get 1 of his own teams players spelled correctly. Especially when he came from your favorite team to google and went to your second favorite.

  26. allight59 says:
    After 5th sack, Rodgers is injured after a Donte Jones clean hit, no need to list the rest of the season….
    /////////////////////////////////

    What’s it like living on nothing more than wishful thinking?

  27. Just a couple of things to consider:
    1) It isn’t no accident that two of the healthiest teams met in last years SB. Usually that happens – see Packers 1996. There are times it doesn’t – see Packers 2010 season. The health issues doesn’t get enough press.
    2) Winning the SB is hard. Just ask the Vikings among other teams.
    3) Most teams have their holes covered – at least they think they are when the season starts. Injuries can open roster holes. Especially in this salary cap era. GB had a decimated defensive backfield because of injuries. Some played injured. Injuries at TE and running back temporarily derailed the offense for a bit. Cook got healthy and Ty became a RB and that was enough to get the offense going again.

  28. The bandwagon fanbase gripes have made their way into the cheesebay locker room. Novelty stock must’ve taken a downward trend this off-season.

  29. contra74 says:
    Jun 24, 2017 10:39 PM
    We’ve got to collectively — we’ve got to do more
    —–
    Wait a second…isn’t baktiari one of the veterans who were excused from OTAs or camp?

    You can’t make this stuff up
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    Interesting, because you just made up the BS you just spouted. Silly purple trolls. Contra gets embarrassed every time he tries to make stuff up.

    “veteran players expected at the minicamp will be left tackle David Bakhtiari and guard Lane Taylor (fifth year) and a group of eight fourth-year players that includes Pro Bowl safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, wide receiver Davante Adams and tight end Richard Rodgers.”

  30. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Jun 24, 2017 6:32 PM
    People around the league expect us to win it all every year.
    That is a cross that I, for one, am willing to bear.

    This comment is why everyone laughs at Packer fans

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