"Ask Vic" is published on M-W-F through the regular season.
David from Rochester, MN
Rodgers demonstrated why he gets paid the big bucks. That was beautiful.
With :37 left on the clock, I knew the Packers would win. Rodgers had them right where he wanted them. No more running. Just throw to win. He did.
Andrew from Linden, VA
Hero ball doesn't win championships.
I disagree, but it also has to happen in the postseason.
Sal from Austin, TX
Is it me or was that a perfectly clean hit on Adams?
I thought it should've been penalized.
Chris from Lexington, KY
Why is it illegal to trip the ball carrier?
It's a dangerous tactic. I covered a game in which Matt Bahr suffered a severe leg injury tripping a return man.
Isaac from Columbia, TN
The television broadcasts seem to be filling up with betting lines. What is your opinion of this increasing trend?
The risk that goes with letting gambling in the front door is enormous.
Dan from Madison, WI
Not that I'm complaining in this particular instance, but why is it now the last team with the ball always wins. It doesn't seem like that was always the case. Is it rule changes? Soft defense? Thirty-seven seconds is all they needed.
It's the way the league wants it. It doesn't like kneel-downs. It wants every second of every game to matter.
William from Maryville, WA
I think we may need a completely different defense. We are soft and I can't imagine how one fixes soft with the same players. I'm also beginning to believe the DC is not the right guy. OK, we just kicked a field goal to win, but I still don't feel good about the defense.
This has become Groundhog Day. Nobody is ever satisfied by the play of the defense. Let it go. The Packers win with offense. They win with the pass. That's what they do. Expect more of it.
Daniel from Green Bay, WI
What are your thoughts on the Packers’ defense? They had some good looks and certainly got gassed at times, but more of the 49ers; plays felt earned instead of defensive lapses, compared to previous games.
The thing I didn't like is all of the 49ers' 28 points were scored in a little more than half the game.
Evan from Racine, WI
Sometimes you win despite your DNA. With 7:48 left they launch it three straight times. It's DNA, you can't help yourself.
That's Packers football. That's how they play and that's how they win.
Steve from Redlands, CA
I enjoyed your time in Jacksonville. Does Trevor Lawrence remind you of any former NFL quarterback?
Chevin from Jacksonville, FL
I am 43 years old and about as forward-thinking and politically liberal as they come, but I tend to agree with Jeremy from Jacksonville with his comments about taunting poisoning the environment and the resulting contamination of the stands. The alcohol-drenched vitriol, flippant chest-thumping and sophomoric urge to live vicariously through every moment of an NFL game by today’s common fan, collectively, is what drove me away from a nearly 15-year season ticket purchasing streak. Fantasy football, sports betting, play-design analysis, commentary of every brand imaginable, fan experiences, mic’d up players, on-field player introductions, and on and on and on; enough is enough. I understand it’s all about the money, I just wish people would behave themselves and be more civil so I could sit, relax and watch, but I realize I am in a dying minority.
It's OK to be in a minority. I find myself living in a soundless sports world, and I like it. "I like to watch" has never been a more accurate statement, and when TV shows visuals of fans dressed in some kind of imbecilic garb intended to bring attention to themselves, I avert my eyes. Sometimes I even get up out of my chair and thump my chest or walk around the room looking angry; I might even taunt the dog. These childish antics, which include the drunken sots at the Ryder Cup chanting "USA, USA" and rudely cheering Europe's failures provide intelligent people with the opportunity to separate themselves from the brainless boobs on whom sports prey for profit.
Macie from Eau Claire, WI
How do you get by with so few entertainment options?
Why do you require so many? I enjoy sitting quietly and visiting with my thoughts.
James from Liverpool, NY
Why does Rodgers struggle against Cover 2? A quick Google search gives you an endless list of results on how to beat it. What's the problem?
Cover 2 means an extra defender in coverage. No quarterback wants to see that and I doubt Rodgers struggles against it any more than any other quarterback does. The best way to beat it is to run the ball and force the defense to get that extra defender up near the line of scrimmage in run support. That's what Rodgers struggles to do.
Mike from Somerset, WI
Pat McAfee has changed the landscape of sports shows. He is providing a platform that seems to be a reaction to the lack of trust with the mainstream media narrative. He is continuing to attract many big names to his shows, giving it credibility. Is this a platform that could bring some of the old-school relationships back between the media and players?
He's changed nothing. His show is just another example of the jockocracy: players interviewing players. They treat each other as members of a conspiracy to defeat and discredit the media that would treat them with critical commentary.
Bill from Sheboygan, WI
What are your thoughts on Roethlisberger?
I went on record as hoping he would retire and avoid what is happening to him right now. He's playing behind an offensive line that can't give him more than two seconds to throw the ball, and the problem is exacerbated by his inability to move. He's not only an old quarterback, he's an old quarterback on a bad knee and it's painful to watch him get hit play after play. When he had an open receiver and time to set this feet and throw, he looked like the Ben of old, but that was during garbage time against a three-man rush. He's not the Ben of old, he's an old Ben and this isn't going to end well. The Steelers made a mistake in bringing him back. It was time to swallow hard and move on.
Paul from Cumming, GA
What did the Lions do to deserve that?
They allowed a long completion with the game on the line. The modern game demands you make one more play.
Bruce from Washburn, WI
New Badgers helmet logo has been changed from “W Forward” to “W Backward.”
Dan from Madison nailed it.