Halfway through the 2020 PFL season and the Packers find themselves in exactly the position they thought they would be at the start of the 2020 PFL season....right smack dab in the less than mediocre range of a 3-4 record. If not for some timely good luck (Saints and Seahawks games) and a 6 turnover performance by the Bengal offense, the Packers could very easily be 0-7. All in all a very frustrating season at the mid way point.
Coming out of the 2019 draft, the Packers had some hope, having drafted in the first couple of rounds for the first time in a long time under GM Gamble. We picked up HB Alvin Kamara who has been....meh....for the most part and often injured. SS Jabril Peppers has been the starting SS for the entire season so far and hasn't sucked. Late round pick up LG Jai Gibson has been holding down the starting LG spot and also hasn't completely sucked. Wr Ju Ju smith Schuster hasn't seen the field so it's rather hard to evaluate him at this point. With the playoffs a distant hope he will probably see more playing time as we play out the rest of the schedule.
The biggest disappointment so far has been QB Chester Vickers. The lefty acquired from the Titans in the offseason has all the attributes of a successful madden qb except for the fact that he's a lefty. This apparently makes him an idiot. Not only does he throw INT's at the worst possibile times but he has a terribile habit of throwing the ball to.....nobody.... He also takes a lot of sacks. In short it has been an unmitigated disaster and it looks like he will be traded in the offseason.
Once the pride of the Packer organization, the defense has been average at best this season. They have struggled in the red zone especially, giving up td's where in the past they would force fg attempts at worst and turnovers at best. The Packers have struggled to stop the run especially with the D line taking the majority of the blame.
Special teams haven't completely sucked.
So as the second half of the 2020 season looms ahead the Packers can see perhaps 2 more wins on the schedule, maybe 3 if they are lucky. That's assuming the injury bug doesn't hit us in which case it's very possibile that the Packers end up 3-13. That's it for now, we'll post a 2020 post mortem at the end of the season.