The Packers suck. What else do you want us to say?
I will say this, and it may be a bit of conspiracy theory on my part. But the past several weeks, I get the feeling that McCarthy is working harder to make Rodgers successful than giving the team the best chance to win. There have been several instances when we need Rodgers to make a play, and McCarthy either takes the ball out of his hands or runs some sort of screen pass. I don't know how many screen passes the Packers have run in the red zone, but it is an awful lot. Rodgers needs to make plays to the endzone, but McCarthy is taking the ball out of his hands. Why? Because he doesn't want Rodgers to do something that will "cost us the game"?
I agree that Rodgers has done extremely well this season. Better than probably anyone thought. Sure he hasn't "cost us the game" at any point - but he also hasn't won us the game at any point. And trust me, I'm not going to blame Rodgers for how ridiculously bad the defense is. But is it possible that Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy have put so much effort into making Rodgers successful, that maybe (perhaps through subconscious neglect) the team as a whole has taken a back seat?
Rodgers has been really good. But how many opportunities for error has he had? How many 3rd and long passes has he been asked to complete, or do we always run draw plays, screen passes, or swing passes? How much do they trust him in the red zone in the 4th quarter of a close game? Enough to take a chance and let him try to make a play? Or do they give the ball to someone else so that it isn't Rodgers fault and his QB rating doesn't go down?
On a similar note, although probably different topic...why run a FB dive on 4th and 1 when you JUST ESSENTIALLY LOST THE GAME ON THAT PLAY a week ago? I really hated Thompson and McCarthy for the way they handled the Favre debacle - not the decision itself, but the way it was handled. And this really feeds into the perception that they are a couple of cocky, self-centered, egotisticaly, stubborn jack asses.
And the Packers suck. It is not Rodgers fault, but in the end, these numbers haunt Packer fans:
Packers 13-3 5-9
Jets 4-12 9-5
Dolphins 1-15 9-5