Beat the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field and they’re in the playoffs at 9-8.
Here on the “Ty & Bob Pod,” we have an overdue disagreement on the general manager central to the entire operation. Co-host Bob McGinn views Brian Gutekunst as an “average” GM. I say he’s well above average, one of the six or seven best in charge. Let’s not forget draft night in 2020. Not many in charge possess the brass cojones to select a quarterback out of Utah State when Aaron Rodgers is on the roster.
From there, we dive into the Packers’ win. McGinn explains why Green Bay can beat anyone playing like this. He also believes the team should keep Jaire Alexander (the subject of last week’s pod) on the bench with how both corners are fighting.
We look ahead to Week 18. This is a sneaky-talented Bears team.
Minnesota’s decision to start quarterback Jaren Hall backfired — miserably — but both Packers lines dominated the line of scrimmage. Zach Tom continues to look like one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL.
Elsewhere, yes, the Detroit Lions were hosed in Dallas. We discuss the NFL’s latest officiating embarrassment. The Lions’ pass rush is hanging on for dear life with aging pickups such as Bruce Irvin and Tyson Alualu. They desperately need bodies back to take some heat off of Aidan Hutchinson.
As always, we gauge the Lions’ title hopes. This is all business at the right time.
The full episode, spanning nearly 2 hours, is available to Go Long subscribers.
Miss the Go Long Show? Here’s this week’s quarterback-centric episode with Jim Monos.