PMS 2.0 033 – An Incredibly Jolly Holiday Conversation/Celebration

On today’s show, Pat and the guys recap their Christmas breaks as Pat chats about his food preparations and getting his Shelby restored, Todd gives a scathing review of Holmes and Watson, and Digs breaks down his Christmas from hell. Pat also talks about calling the Packers and Lions game at Lambeau on Sunday and tries to learn a little more about the guys he’ll be calling the game with. They also look at this weekend’s NFL slate and decide which games are important in terms of playoff implications including Pat sending potential bulletin board material to the Titans before their tilt with the Colts on Sunday night, the guys debate about Tom Brady’s injury and whether or not the Patriots will be able to continue to run all over everybody. To close out the show, Pat asks people to send in phrases they’d like him to use on Sunday, with the best recommendation winning a $100 gift card to the store at patmcafeeshow.com. We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. It’s good to be back. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

Mike McCarthy Gets Axed, The Packers Win

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Huge win yesterday for the Pack. Arguably the biggest lock of the century getting the Pack at -4. I told people to put the farm on it, because I hadn’t been this supremely confident with a bet in a looooooooong time. They were fired up, ready to run through a wall for anyone who wasn’t Mike McCarthy. On the opening drive of the game, Atlanta shoved it right down the defense’s throat, and Joe Philbin burned through two challenges 83 SECONDS INTO THE GAME. Lost both of them, and I was thinking the Pack were in store for another shit storm of a day. Then they rattled off 34 straight points and absolutely buried the Falcons. Rodgee was out there dropping dimes again, Davante Adams is tied for the most receiving tudder’s in the league with 12, Aaron Jones continues to solidify himself as one of the best young backs in the league, the defense racked up some sacks and had their first defensive touchdown of the season. 

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We’ve been preaching it for awhile here, but I think the Packers finally found their galvanizing force, and all they had to do was take Mike McCarthy behind the woodshed and put him down. I’m not going to shit on him anymore, I’m glad he got to address the team one final time, and the cell phone footage he shot at night at Lambeau was pretty awesome. He’ll land on his feet somewhere, thank God it won’t be in Green Bay.

I think the future is bright. I’m very optimistic about where things go from here. Rodgers is in the middle of a record setting streak of not throwing interceptions, and he just looked happy to be playing football out there, which hasn’t seemed to be the case the last couple of weeks.

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Still have a long ways to go. The Packers get more banged up each year it seems like, and they’re playing with guys who either started the season at the bottom of the depth chart or were on the practice squad. As always, they really need to shore up the defense in the offseason, but they’re in a better spot than they were last week, and that’s all you can ask for right now.

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I just hope they don’t win a couple of games here and get my hopes up for a potential playoff run. I know it’s not going to happen, but I can start to feel the hope seeping out of my pores. Crazier things have happened, just need a lot of teams to start shitting the bed here, which is definitely possible. Either way, things are starting to look a little bit brighter in Green Bay, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. Love you 12.

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Packers LB Coach Winston Moss Takes A Backhanded Shot At Rodgers.. Promptly Gets Fired

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BOOM. FIRED. What an idiot. Winston Moss was a Mike McCarthy disciple, so it’s no surprise that his ass is getting sent out the door right behind McCarthy. I understand wanting to stand up for your guy, but christ he sounds like a moron. Rodgers has acknowledged that he needs to be better, and that he actually wants to be coached. Saying you need to find “someone who is going to hold #12 and everyone else in the building to the ‘Lombardi Standard,’ is essentially just taking a shot at McCarthy. Wasn’t part of his fucking job as a Head Coach in the NFL to hold players–even Rodgers– accountable? After all, it’s hard to hold players accountable when you can’t even hold yourself accountable for the terrible decisions you make, but we’re not going to rehash that.

I just never understand this type of stuff. From the outside looking in, the Packers linebackers, with the exception of a bright spot here and there, weren’t great this year. So I don’t where Winston Moss gets off throwing shade at management, and especially Rodgers. I’ll beat this drum until I’m dead.. if the Packers didn’t have Aaron Rodgers, they would be one of the three or four worst teams in the NFL. The guy is the straw that stirs the drink. Period.

Pretty decent stats for arguably one of the “worst” years of his career, but I’m not a huge analytics guy, nor am I a statistician.

Good start to the eventual regime change, though. I felt like I had my throat ripped out yesterday when Bruce Arians said he wasn’t interested in the Packers job. Pretty much the only guy I wanted to see come to Green Bay. But it isn’t happening. So hopefully they continue to keep vetting candidates, and get rid of every Mike McCarthy disciple in the process. New coaches, new culture.. let’s get it done.

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Brock Osweiler Came Through Huge For The Packers Yesterday

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Every game from here on out is a must win for the Packers if they are going to somehow sneak into the playoffs, and even then it isn’t guaranteed. The Bears just keep steamrolling teams week in and week out, and now Khalil Mack is back and healthy. They had to come out with a statement win yesterday, and I guess to an extent, that’s what they did. But not without a little help from the Brocketship.

Death, taxes, and Brock Osweiler handing over football games, a tale as old as time. The fumble above was on the opening drive of the game, and if the Fins score there, we may be talking about an entirely different outcome. How does Osweiler continue to get starts? It makes no sense whatsoever. It’s not just the fumbles and the bad interceptions, this guy has a habit of routinely over-throwing open receivers by 5+ yards. By my count, he had about 4 of these throws yesterday that could’ve potentially resulted in massive chunk plays setting up the Dolphins for points. But.. he is who we thought he was. Not worth a shit.

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Osweiler being under center makes you have to take this win with a grain of salt. There are plenty of things to be encouraged about going forward, and other things that clearly need to be cleaned up immediately. First things first, it’s about time Aaron Jones gets some fucking touches. The dude was leading the NFL in yards per carry coming into this game, but Mike McCarthy is too big of moron to know how to use him. It’s shocking that if you have a balanced offensive attack, that may actually increase your chances of winning football games.. who would’ve thought?

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It’s comforting that it only took ten weeks for the coaching staff to come to this conclusion. I understand he isn’t the best pass protector and has the occasional drop, but this guy is an explosive football player, and he needs to be on the field at ALL TIMES.

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Rodgers didn’t have to win them the game yesterday for possibly the first time in about five years. He still doesn’t look like he’s quite 100% healthy yet, but he’s getting there, and his rapport with Davantae Adams looks stronger than ever. 

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Offense looked great, defense applied pressure all day and forced a couple of turnovers, that’s a recipe for success. But there are still lingering issues that frustrate the hell out of Packers fans.

I don’t understand why this team starts so fucking slow. The Dolphins had no business being in this game at halftime. It should have been at least 24/28-9 going into the half, but a costly fumble on a kickoff return, and a questionable play call on 4th and 2 at midfield gave the Dolphins ever opportunity to hang around. Had Brock Osweiler not been playing in this game, the Dolphins may make it interesting. You put Matt Moore under center and the Fins are potentially 6-4 (if he’s even still in Miami).

The issue yesterday was special teams. Mason Crosby was rock solid, per usual (if you exclude that game in Detroit where he missed like 15 field goals), but it’s fairly obvious that Ron Zook couldn’t coach a dog to sit down. Guy has never been worth a shit. EVER. Maybe in league circles he’s a very respected special teams coordinator, but yesterday it was pretty clear he’s playing checkers while everyone else is playing chess. 

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The fake punt didn’t really matter, game was pretty much over by then, but this blocked punt is the kind of shit that causes teams to lose football games. Luckily, on 3rd down the Packers defense notched their first red zone sack since 2016 (absurd) and held the Dolphins to a FG. But winning football teams don’t let this kind of stuff happen. If I seem very negative after a win, it’s because I see how quickly this window is shrinking. Rodgers isn’t immortal, and the Packers need to WIN NOW. It’s just a shame that the coaching staff surrounding him, for the most part, is a bunch of bumbling doofuses.

But, this is a good win to build on. Like I said earlier, they win out, more than likely they’ll sneak into the playoffs with a little bit of help. Tough turnaround on a short week in Seattle, but with the emergence of Aaron Jones, I like where this ballclub is headed.

Thanks again, Brock. Legends respect legends.

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PMS 2.0 019 – 49ers Legend George Kittle

On today’s show, Pat is joined by former Iowa Hawkeye and current TE for the San Francisco 49ers, George Kittle, who is making waves in the league right now. They chat about being overlooked in the league, who some of his favorite TE’s are, what Kyle Shanahan’s offense is like, and how Pat Angerer changed his football career (4:23-21:32). Later, Pat brings the guys in to talk about the new blog on PatMcAfeeShow.com and what they’ll be writing about. Digs covers some NFL news and gives out a few of his weekly awards, Zito and Connor talk Twitchcon and how the political attack ads are taking over TV, Todd chats about his comedy show from last weekend and dives into Brock Lesnar in the UFC and Floyd Mayweather getting into MMA, and Nick pops in to talk Lowe’s closing several stores, Pete Davidson, helicopters crashing, and a little hockey talk. Today’s a great one, come and laugh with us. Cheers.

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PMS 2.0 018 – Wild Time To Be Alive.. ESPN Put Me On TV

On today’s show, Pat breaks down his trip to Bristol and the ESPN campus and his gig on Get Up, and what he thought of the whole process, and discusses some of the different locations he checked out while in New York. The guys also chat about Logan Paul potentially fighting in the UFC, Whitey Bulger being killed in prison, all the political ads that have been running the last few months, and take a hard look at what board game Pat could potentially be playing tomorrow for his mybookie challenge. Also included is a conversation about Reese’s setting up a trade-in machine for bad candy, and the guys do a deep dive into everything that happened up through the NFL trade deadline and what the impact has on all the teams involved. It’s a good one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

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