Allen Lazard remains “salty” about Packers’ NFC title-game loss to 49ers

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Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith admitted during Super Bowl week that he and other teammates weren’t ready to face the 49ers in the NFC Championship. Receiver Allen Lazard apparently was ready. And the loss has made him more than ready to get things rolling again.

I’m still kind of salty about it,” Lazard said in a recent appearance on NFL Network, via NFL.com. “A lot of us really had it set in stone that we were going to Miami, so kind of just being able to swallow that pill after the game and just realizing the season’s over and we’re not going to be able to achieve our goal was really hard. But I just think that’s something that adds more fuel to the fire and just adds a chip to our shoulder going into next year.”

“Playing for the Green Bay Packers, that’s the standard and expectation every single year. I don’t think we should lower those at all.”

In 2019, the Packers grossly failed to play up to those standards during three trips to the West Coast, losing by 15 in L.A. to the Chargers and getting blown out twice by the 49ers in Santa Clara. (In 2018, the Packers were 0-2 in the Pacific time zone, losing at the Rams and at the Seahawks.)

In 2020, the good news is that the Packers have one regular-season game in California — once again against the 49ers. The better news will be if they can come up with a way to get past the 49ers in the regular season, which could help the Packers avoid having to return there in the playoffs.

29 responses to “Allen Lazard remains “salty” about Packers’ NFC title-game loss to 49ers

  1. Lol we were the worst team in a conference championship in at least a decade. The 49ers mopped the field with us (again) and were up 27-0 at halftime before they started packing for the Super Bowl and let us score a few points.

  2. 1 player out of 53 cared enough to keep trying during 3 trips out west? Actually that 1 more than most people watching those games would say.

  3. Great attitude and mindset for this young man, I absolutely love this.
    Hold on to that anger and let it fuel you.
    He’s done very well for himself, in a very short time in the league.
    No excuses, just nose to the grindstone, preparing himself to be ready to tee it up again next season.
    Though I suspect he’ll have plenty of competition at his position come July.

    As for the West Coast trips last season, it’s really not too hard to figure out.
    GB inexplicably sleepwalked through their game against the Chargers and got punched in the mouth. Deservedly so, too.
    As for the two losses against San Francisco, the 49ers were simply the better team.
    Better coached, better roster, better prepared.

    The Packers are gearing up for another busy offseason, they obviously made great strides during their last hiatus, hopefully they can continue to do so and close the gap amongst themselves and the NFC’s elite.

  4. Lazard has a chance to be the real deal. His size and skill set remonds me of Jordy Nelson in his early years. The man has velcro hands. Another player I want to see more of is Robert Tonyan. He’s another with velcro hands at Tight End. And he has some speed. Jimmy Graham clone.

  5. NFL fans need to start accepting the reality that the Pack will be dominating the NFL for the next several seasons. — Season 2019 was just a warm up for the SBs in seasons 2020 and beyond.– It’s not rocket science – it’s just obvious.

  6. You were the worst 13-3 team ever. You did show up but you are far from a good team. Just the facts.

  7. Get used to it Lazard. The officials keep you in the chase, but even the league can’t protect you from beatings like that.

  8. arealisticpackerfan says:

    Lol we were the worst team in a conference championship in at least a decade. The 49ers mopped the field with us (again) and were up 27-0 at halftime before they started packing for the Super Bowl and let us score a few points.
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    Far from the worse, I seem to recall the Vikings lost 41-0 vs. the Giants in the NFC Championship game and lost 38-7 vs the Eagles (who started their 2nd string QB) in an NFC Championship game where the Vikings were favored going in. Those two are the worst and they have one thing in common, both were Viking losses.

  9. Thank you for the passion Allen. Seems like half the 2019 Green Bay team was in over their heads and ‘happy to be there’, while the other half of the roster had a greater sense of urgency and desire, but couldn’t overcome the lack of preparation and discipline of the other half. Those 2 games vs San Fran and San Diego road trip were some of the worst showings of competitive football I’ve seen since the 2015 beat down by Broncos.

    Keep it up Lazard! The team needs a legit #2 threat. Keep the passion and you could be 1,000 yards opposite Davonte.

  10. whatjusthapped says:
    February 22, 2020 at 1:40 pm
    arealisticpackerfan says:

    Lol we were the worst team in a conference championship in at least a decade. The 49ers mopped the field with us (again) and were up 27-0 at halftime before they started packing for the Super Bowl and let us score a few points.
    ==========================================
    Far from the worse, I seem to recall the Vikings lost 41-0 vs. the Giants in the NFC Championship game and lost 38-7 vs the Eagles (who started their 2nd string QB) in an NFC Championship game where the Vikings were favored going in. Those two are the worst and they have one thing in common, both were Viking losses.
    ___________
    So when he said the last decade you do know that is a span of 10 years. And for the Philly game keep in mind yes they faced a second string qb (who then beat Tom Brady) yet Case was behind Bradford and it could be debated behind Teddy as well.

  11. 28 other teams would have traded places with us on that day… and many other franchises rarely if ever experience football that late in the season. It’s nice to follow a team with tradition….

  12. He is a promising WR but he is already All Pro at the cliches. Pretty much hit ’em all from salty to chip on the shoulder…

  13. “A lot of us really had it set in stone that we were going to Miami”

    Looking past the game in front of you.
    It has been ever thus with so many players and teams and coaches.

  14. They’re lucky they’re in the weak NFC North. If they’d played in the west they wouldn’t have made the playoffs.

  15. If he was so salty he should have jumped in and played on the Packers defense and tried to stop the 49’ers running backs. No one else on defense seemed remotely interested in trying to tackle Raheem Mostert.

  16. The worst 13-3 team to ever make the NFCCG? Sure, why not. I mean, it could be a lot worse. They could have been the Super World Class Homie Bowlers whose pigtails were slapped clean off… twice… by the worst 13-3 team to ever make the NFCCG.

  17. ” They could have been the Super World Class Homie Bowlers whose pigtails were slapped clean off… twice… by the worst 13-3 team to ever make the NFCCG.”
    ——

    Cheers brother. LMAO… That reply should, but won’t, shut them up.

  18. You’d think any Viking fan with a hint of shame would refrain from smack-talking a team that easily beat theirs, twice, but nope, here we are.

  19. Lazard has his moments on the field and I just want to say that this young man is very intelligent and well spoken – an indicator of actually having a brain. Guys like this end up doing well with Aaron Rodgers. I think Lazard is the proverbial diamond-in-the-rough truthfully. Aside from Davante Adams the only receiver on the squad that seems to be able to pull down contested balls and even, dare I say, get open.

  20. The Packers exceeded the expectations of everyone, Packer fans included. New front office personnel, new head coach, new offensive scheme, dealing with daily wishful thinking for their demise with clickbait fake news, and they swept their division and uplifted the defense into a Top Ten scoring defense. Then, they beat a very solid Seahawk “team of destiny.” They got blown out by a much better SF team. So what? Do you think it matters to the 49’ers, now, any more than it does the Packers? Their prospects for improving are tangible compared to the rebuild required in Minnesota. The Vikings have to do something with a “vaunted” and old-looking defense that continues to come up small in big games. Zimmer has surrounded himself with numerous scapegoats this time around. That oughta work.

  21. Poor guy he is still mad that he had to leave the metropolis of Des Moines to go to the trailer park of Green Bay.

  22. RMoss84HOF says:
    February 23, 2020 at 11:20 am
    Poor guy he is still mad that he had to leave the metropolis of Des Moines to go to the trailer park of Green Bay.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”

    Never fails.

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