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The things we learned from this Super Bowl winner

ARLINGTON -- So what did we learn from the Super Bowl winner?

As I wrote in my column from Arlington, the Green Bay Packers are a deep team, a team that showed a lot of preserverance, a team that went the long route on the road the entire length of the playoffs and played the NFL's most successful franchise and still won it all.

What else did we learn?

You can win the Super Bowl with virtually no running game. The Packers found their starting running back off the deepest part of the depth chart to playoff starter James Starks. Green Bay called 11 rushing plays while throwing 39 times.

A team can be flawed in small ways in other areas. Those can be patched. But you cannot patch QB.

You cannot win the Super Bowl without a great QB, fellas. Simple as that.

Aaron Rodgers was the MVP this game. He completed 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards with 3 TDs and no interceptions. The man who once bore the burden of replacing legend Brett Favre is now writing his own legacy.

"I’ve never felt like there’s been a monkey on my back," Rodgers said. "The organization stood behind me, believed in me. That’s what I did on the podium; I thanked Ted (Thompson) and Mark (Murphy) and Mike (McCarthy) really for believing in me and giving me an opportunity. I told Ted back in 2005 he wouldn’t be sorry with this pick. I told him in ’08 that I was going to repay their trust and get us this opportunity."

Let's be serious here, folks. To win the brass ring -- or the Lombardi Trophy -- a team really does need a franchise QB. The last franchise to win the biggest game of all without a franchise QB?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003, who had such a stifling defense, having solid QB play was good enough. Some of you will also bring up Trent Dilfer. Really? Let's see that was a decade ago and the game has changed since then. Stop living in the past.

Also, the 2001 Ravens were perhaps the greatest NFL defense of all time. All time! So I guess, perhaps, maybe, if you put the greatest defense of all time together, you can win a title. Once. But compete for one year after year after year?

You need a great QB.

Since the Ravens won, the Mannings, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees have won the Super Bowl. Now we add Rodgers.

You need a great QB.

You need a great QB.

You need a great QB.

Are you getting the message I'm sending and why?

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ALoco..How you doin'? Practiced the Porchetta recipe today. Turned out great. Crisp skin, tender in the middle. I stuffed it with pureed chicken livers, herbs, orange and lemon zest. Roasted it on fennel, and fingerling potatoes. Cooking is a good way to fight a hangover!!!

Dying, with you on Stanzi. Did like Kaepernick but since Senoir Bowl, his stock has gone way up meaning he'll be gone by the time we get there.

Stanzi simply because 1) it's a weak QB class and we can get Stanzi in later rounds cheap 2) the top 5-6 rated other guys come from either (beware) spread offenses or other serious flaws 3) You can use 1st round (and 2nd if you trade) for other holes...and like usual, we have more than one to fill 4) even if one of the top 5 or 6 was top notch, (which they ain't) it would cost us pics to get him

BEST HAMBURGER TO EAT ;

for one HAMBURGER ,

1- 3/4 Ib 90 percent good fresh from whole food store .
2-mix meat w/kosher salt ,b.pepper and diced white onion .

3-ON THE GRILL YOU COOK ONE SID FOR 7 MINUTES WITHOUT TOUCHING IT THEN TURN THE OTHER SIDE UNTIL DONE MEDIUM AND NEVER TOUCH IT .

4-HOT ROLL W/PICKLE,FAT SLICED RED ONION AND MUSTARD PLUS KATCHUP .

My biggest argument agaist running quarterbacks are all of the extra hits they take throughout a season. Most of them are not developed passers because they are used to taking off before the play has a chance. Now obviously, this is what makes them so dangerous. And yes, Vick can threw it great this year. But he was at his best this year when he was throwing from the pocket. But even Vick was a different quarterback at the end of the season. I think all of the hits he took started to take its toll. Coordinators started to take the deep stuff away, and actually made him run. Notice how many more turnovers Vick had the last four games he played this season.

Kris, you are right. eventually one of these "running quarterbacks" will lay the blueprint for winning a Super Bowl. Until this happens the opinion that Pocket passers are the only way to do this will not change.

DD ,

GOOD POINT @ 6;35

STEAK AU POIVRE W/ GREEN PEPPERCORN ALSO VERY GOOD.

Hello, I am a decaying mule corpse that is rotting by the side of the road.

My stench is unbearable and I am covered in maggots and flies.

Thank You and God Bless!

Mustard on a hamburger? Awful, that is so McDonalds, doesn't go. On a burger, ketchup ok, mustard no way.

the main thing we learned from the super bowl champs is how far the dolphins are from winning it all.

OX80,

LITTLE MUSTARD WITHE A LOT OF KETCHUP..... WHAT DO YOU THINK ?

Cheese is mandatory on a burger

ALSO , CARMLIZED ONION OR BACON OR GORGONZOLA CHEESE .

No way, mustard overpowers the burger and hides the other flavors. Just as you had it is fine without the mustard. Also, pickles should be on the side if its a sour dill, right on the bun hides the beef and onion flavor too much...sweet pickles should be in the trash they are awful and go well with nothing.

THE MOST HATED ITEM I CAN'T STAND TO EAT IS PORK CHOPS ,HAS NO TASTE ,ONLY RUBBER .IT'S FOR HORSES .

OX80,

RIGHT ON ON THE PICKLES .
WHAT ABOUT STEAK AU POVIRE W/GREEN PEPPERCORN AND BRANDY CREAM ?

Au Poivre, still a great classic. But the trick is to go light on the cream, you want more of a glaze with a touch of cream and green peppercorns. Too many restaurants way over do it and drown the steak in sauce too much, needs to be more refined, elegant, just enough to glaze the meat and no more.

Getting hungry just reading these posts!!!

OX8O,


YOU R RIGHT IN AU POVIRE ,ONCE TO TAKE THE MEAT OF THE SKILET ,YOU THROW FEW GREEN PEPPERCORN W/IT'S OWN LIQUD AND BRANDY THEN TINY DEMI GLAZE AND A HINT OF CREAM .

MY COUSIN VELVEETA SMITH BE PLAYIN FOR THE DOLPHINS NEXT YEAR. HE GOOD.

MY FAVORITE CLASSIC DISH IS , (( CHOT BRIAN FILET )) FOR 2 W/ BEARNAISE SAUCE .

Thats it on the nose, Aloco, then you pour it over half of the steak or drizzle it along the top, but you want to leave some of the bare meat showing too.

Some people don't like those green peppercorns, you can do the same with very coarse ground black pepper, or a mix of fresh coarse ground black, green and pink peppercorns too.

Chot Brian?!?

If it wasn't for the use of the word 'filet' I never would have had a clue what you were trying to write (Chateaubriande).

Your spelling is truly awful, dude, lol!

OX80,

REMEMBER THE GREEN PEPPERCORN DOES COMIN IN BOTTLE IN IT'S OWN LIQUD AND SORT OF SOFT PEPPER CORN NOT DRY .IT'S TASTE IS OUT OF THIS WORLD .

IF YOU TAKE THAT GREEN PEPPERCORN OUT OF THAT DISH ,IT WILL TASTE LIKE A CHICKEN .

PAUL,


I AM GLAD YOU KNOW WHAT I MEANT .

Didn't know anybody still ate bearnaise or hollandaise sauce these days...kind of old school, not very healthy. Maybe if you make it yourself once in awhile ok. I'd never touch them in a restaurant, they are typically sitting in a bain marie for hours at the very temperature bacteria thrives.

Yes, I know those green peppercorns, I like them. They are over powering for some, though. They do have dry peppercorns in black green and pink...they need to be ground though, but work with that same brandy cream glaze, its an alternative...some restaurants strictly use black peppercorns for au poivre, coarse ground and pressed and seared into the meat, then drizzled with sauce.

IF YOU TAKE THAT GREEN PEPPERCORN OUT OF THAT DISH ,IT WILL TASTE LIKE A CHICKEN .

Posted by: ALoco | February 07, 2011 at 07:30 PM

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Uh, no. It will taste like what it is...a filet of beef.

OXBO,

THE ABUSE OF THE CREAM IN TODAY'S MENUES ARE APPALLING .

P.S...BEARNAISE SAUCE W/ ANCHOVI ,YOU MAKE IT 1/2 HOUR BEFORE YOU GRILL THE YOUR FILET FOR 2.

Aloco, can make a nice alternative sauce for that...saute some finely chopped white onion in butter, add a little sherry and a nice mustard, like dijon or whole grain, stir in some fresh tarragon just before serving.

0x80 @ 6:19 PM..thanks.....

Daryl Dunphy @ 6:35 PM....Your right...and until somebody breaks the mold (running QB) and wins the whole thing....the majority opinions will be....and should be against them....

You ar also right in your assesment of Vick....he did appear to be a different QB at the end then he was in the beggining....alot had tto do with the condition of his body...and a lot probably had to do with talented DC's getting more tape on him.....

I know my opinions on this (and probably many other matters) will keep me in the minority here...but I can't pass on Newton if he is there....I'll be even more excited if they move up to get him......I'm not a fan of the WC any more...but if they insist on running it we don't have to take our QB out of the game any more....

I think 5 years from now....when weare talking about the elite QB's we will be mentioning Newton....and I am willing to be patient while he takes his lumps and learns as a day 1 starter in Miami....

0x80 @ 7:09 PM...I agree MUSTARD is not for hamburgers...maybe for stadium dogs to cover up the taste...but not under any circumstances is mustartd for a Hamburger......

It is true, you need the franchise QB to win in the NFL. With good stock he can be developed....Rodgers didn't just fall out of the sky.

You also need a coach like McCarthy or Andy Reid who are not scared to let his players make mistakes. These boys let their players play and they get rewarded.

The best thing about this super bowl was the FG kickers did not play a big role....ya here that Tony?

Running QBs don't last in the NFL. There's a problem with big nasty LBs and DEs that don't like QBs very much.

Armando, No kidding, "you need a great quarterback." That is the failings of the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have made so many mistakes over the years trying to get the QB they need. Drew Brees, drafting Henne and also Pat White.

BHON JOVI WILL BUY 15 PERCENT OF THE FALCONS OWNERSHIP FOR 150 MILLION DOLLARS NOT LIKR N MIAMI WHERE WE SELL A SHARE AT A TIME FOR MARC ANTONY AND THE WILLIAMS SISTERS .

a quiz....WHO'S THE NEW OC FOR CINN ? CARSON PALMER WILL WORK WITH?


JAY GRUDEN ,JHON GRUDEN THE EX HC OF TAMPA WILL BE CARSON AND CINN OC NEXT YEAR ,HE WAS HIRED FEW DAYS AGO

...and with the 15th pick of the 2011 NFL Draft....the Miami Dolphins select......Ned Ginn, Punt Returner, Ground Hog State College...

Armando, I don't care if the QB's name is "Joe Loser", just as long as Miami picks a QB in the 1st Round.

no to stanzi and kapernick, yes to newton,devlin, or dalton either one of these three be your next top qb in the nfl.

For sure, DB.

That could work too, 273, but wait.....this is a football Blog, what are we doing talking cooking recipes? Ahh, there's nothing better to do.

I'm hungry as hell!

Oscar...In the blog headline - no subject is taboo...with the exception of posts Armando decides to filter out (CENSOR)

Is Armando really a censor, 273? The only one of my comments that I remember being censored was when I said that bisexualism was more prevalent in women.

Oscar, he censors for sure...he doesn't exactly monitor the blog 24/7, but both I and others have had their comments removed. He can say what he wants about religion and politics, not everyone else can.

By the way, whats with the 273?

0x80, you gave a long explanation that in binary #'s 0x80=273 or there abouts. I just don't want to offend you(and you resented it) by calling you 0(in real #'s).

DB, they've doubled down on DE's, doubled down on CB's, do you see them doubling down this year? It wouldn't surprise me if they doubled down on RB's. I only expect them to take one QB in the draft. The way I see it, they've pushed themselves in a corner. The time to go all out for a high #1 QB will not be this year, maybe next.

Well, 0x80, he seems to be a very discriminating censor.

Oscar, no worries... calling me zero may have a negative connotation LOL, but its all cool. Really, 0x80 = 128 in the decimal system. I actually flubbed my explanation a bit because computers start from zero, not from one, and I was trying to explain too many different things at the same time. It's simple on a blackboard, trickier to explain on a blog. So...0x80, x80, or 128 will do. You are confusing 273 with 256 that I mentioned, but thats another story, not for this hour... but all is peace...

What the hell are we going to do from now in regards to football matters until who knows when? My....

0x80,

You just brought up a very interesting point. The last thing in the world that any of would expect is for them to double down at the qb position. But one thing we've learned about this fo for is to never disavow the unexpected.

A qb double-down certainly wouldnt be exactly shocking considering we dont have a true backup qb either.

For sure, 128.

I would try to draft two for the price of one.

What gets me, irks me, is during the Memorial Day holiday, or some other national holiday, Armando will make a comment praising how this country has sacrificed lives for freedom of speech, yet his own blog is censored. I've mentioned this before so I'm surprised he didn't cut me off.

128, you have to keep within the Rules of the Blog. I truly don't think that if you keep respect for its possesor, there is not one Blog in the World that will turn you back.

DB, hey if they see value in Stanzi as you do, who knows, maybe they would draft both Newton and Stanzi. We need three QB's. They may not be so high on any of the FA's and prefer to take some players worthy of longer term investments. Chad and Thiggy are not signed. Pretty scary actually, a team that let themselves fall into a position with only one QB on the roster, no second stringer with any experience on the team. One more strike against this FO. They gamble, but in the wrong way.

Can't agree 0x80, they need a steady veteran to carry them through next season, but who knows with all this entanglement?

Oscar...show me where the rules of the blog are written! They say no subject is taboo, but that isn't true.

Osxsr, Who knows is right. All this turmoil has in a strange way made the team more interesting to follow. What will they do in the draft? What will they do about the QB position, they must do something with only one QB signed. Plus, Sparano will start of the season as the coach most under the microscope....start 3-1 and he can breathe easy, start 1-3 and he'll be spending time polishing up the resume.

Man, I'm not talking about any rules, I'm talking about respect about the owner or proprietorship of the Blog. In other words, you can certainly express your views but within the context of the Blog. Tomorrow.

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