When I heard on ESPN this morning that Green Bay Packers CB Jarrett Bush came out and said “we beat ourselves, they didn’t beat us”, I was furious to say the least. Bush isn’t the first Packers player to make this statement either, Pro Bowl LB Clay Matthews also said the team beat themselves in regards to last years playoff loss vs. the New York Giants. This article isn’t just about Jarrett Bush, it is about an entire Packers defense that needs to learn to keep their mouth shut.
We beat ourselves. They really didn’t beat us, We just have to hunker down and make sure we’re gap sound,and get on the same page. Obviously, small things being miscommunicated on the field become big things, so they exploited us and that’s what happened”
-Green Bay Packers CB Jarrett Bush on loss vs. 49ers
The Green Bay Packers defense is by far the worst in the NFL. They have been like that since 2011, when they ranked last in the NFL in yards allowed . For the past 2 seasons now it has been Aaron Rodgers and the passing game that has been winning games for this football team, and went 15-1 last season. This defense however is nefarious, and shouldn’t be making statements like this. Not only does it show a disrespect toward your opposing teams, it is over the line and blasphemous. I know some are saying “Jarrett who?” and they are right, this means even less coming from a No.2 CB who left Randy Moss open on nearly every play. The thing is though, I don’t care if it was Bush, or Matthews or even future Hall of Famer Charles Woodson, it is inexcusable.
If they are serious about fixing their mistakes, then they need to step away from the microphone and spend some more time in the film room fixing their “mistakes”. The Green Bay Packers are one of the best teams in the NFL, but that is all because of their offense. They won’t make it back to the Super Bowl, or even the NFC Championship if this defense doesn’t turn things around. So I say this to the Packers defense, the time is now to either put up on the field and win some football games, or shut up because you are nowhere near a place where you can call out other teams.