Originally written on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The Green Bay Packers have been woefully inconsistent so far this season in route to their current 2-3 record. Part of the cause for that has been their absurd number of penalty yards they've accrued, leading the NFL with 390 yards stepped off. It's not a statistic they should be proud of, but it's one they need to own and fix as soon as possible. Apparently that's not a sentiment shared by all the players on the team. An unnamed Packers player told Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that, "It's definitely on us as players," but he immediately follows that comment by saying, "But I think the refs are out to get us this year." The idea that NFL officials are "out to get" any team is ludicrous. These are professionals training year in and year out to be the best people to administer the pro game in the world. I can see how a Packers player, coach or even fan would think that the NFL's officials are out to get them, especially after the Seahawks debacle, but then again, those weren't even the same refs. Those were the replacement refs, and that call cranked up the pressure on the NFL to bring back the regular refs. So, shouldn't the regular refs like the Packers? The unnamed Packers player got one thing right in his statement. It is ultimately on them, the players, to fix this problem. The idea that there's an organized conspiracy to suppress the Packers in 2012 is laughable. The issue is that the Packers are committing far too many penalties to win games and maintain their tempo on offense. [follow]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
3 Comments:
  • THERE'S NNNNOOOOO CRYING IN FOOTBALL!!!!!!
  • The refs didn't allow 8 sacks in a half, the refs didn't drop passes hitting the WRs in the hands. Quit the crying and do your job before you whine about someoneelse's job.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Cormier tells Jones to get his s-- together

Fans holding 'Free Tom Brady Rally' at Gillette Stadium

Josh Hamilton to be activated by Rangers

WATCH: Top CB recruit makes insane catch doing backflip

Biggest surprises of the MLB season

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Marcus Mariota leads NFL in jersey sales for May

Report: Scott Skiles frontrunner for Magic coaching job

Shanahan: injuries are not why Robert Griffin III struggles

Kyle Korver ruled out for remainder of playoffs

Randy Moss attends cancer survivor's graduation

Roger Staubach shares thoughts on Greg Hardy

Warriors crush Rockets in Houston to take 3-0 series lead

WATCH: D'Angelo Russell whiffs on horrible golf swing

Brian Matusz ejected for having foreign substance on arm

PHOTO: Don Cherry wears wild suit even for his taste

PHOTOS: Gigantic sinkhole at Jack Nicklaus golf course

WATCH: Memphis player catches defense sleeping, scores

WATCH: Astros turn around-the-horn triple play

French Open Women's preview: Who will make the quarters?

WATCH: Bryan Price gets ejected before game starts

WATCH: Vin Scully narrates fan's marriage proposal

WATCH: Harper, Matt Williams have special handshake

The Yankees are succeeding despite the numbers

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Eight biggest surprises of the MLB season

Bryan Price ejected before first pitch

Vin Scully narrates marriage proposal

Pats fan's obituary defends Brady

Marlins players skip own charity event

John Wall tells All-NBA Team voters to ‘keep sleeping’

Jim Kelly: No doubt Tom Brady cheated

Post-combine NBA Draft big board: Top 30

Ex-players sue NFL for conspiring to push painkillers

Astros surprising, but can get better with Correa

Here come the Giants

Aaron Hernandez got new tattoo in prison

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.