Not Lookin’ Back: 3 Reasons The Safety Position Will Improve

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Will Morgan Burnett improve his play in 2014?

Last season’s defense was a sore spot for Packers fans. The injury bug bit harder than a hungry, Northern Wisconsin mosquito and the run defense had more holes than baby swiss. After the draft, and now with the start of training camp, it is becoming clear that the Packers have not left this position to its own devices but have moved with intentionality to improve what was the position of most need on the Packers defense, the safety position.

Here are three reasons I believe  that the safety position truly will have an upgrade this year.

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AM Quickslant: Now It’s For Real, The Pads Come Off

Well it is the first day of padded practice this morning and as you pour yourself that morning cuppa Packer Defensive BacksJoe on this Monday, may visions of big hits and flying helmets dance in your heads…wait…scratch that. May visions of big hits that DON’T cause injuries and the soon-to-be flying helmets of Seattle Seahawks dance in your heads. It makes a difference when the players put the pads on and today will be the first day of separating the men from the boys.  Continue reading

Quickslant: 2 Things NOT To Worry About

Well day one of Packers Training Camp is in the books and what a great day it was. There was mike conferencePackers news flying around all day. Some of it was pointed and accurate as an Aaron Rodgers pass and some of it random and erratic as a Jay Cutler interception, but all of it good because THE PACK IS BACK! There was so much joy that The Cheese ran a funny post about Santa Claus thinking he had missed Christmas in Green Bay.

But the day was not without its concerns and so this morning I want to talk about those and put some fears to rest (including some of my own). Continue reading

You Asked For It Packernation…You Got It!

Well #packernation, you wanted it and you got it. Jordy got his deal! Reportedly a four year deal worth $39 M with 14.2 million guaranteed.

We posted a couple days ago why Jordy should get exactly what he got today: Watch some highlights and use the comment section below to TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!

The NFL today called Jordy Nelson possibly the NFL’s most underrated player…duh! Packernation Packers Training Camphas known that the chemistry between Rodgers and Nelson is nothing short of stellar and not too easy to find. Ted Thompson and Co. have labeled the signing of Nelson a priority and now we are getting some idea of what Nelson is looking for.  Continue reading

AM Quickslant: What 2 Watch 4 – Ranking the Top Three Battles

OK #packernation…listen…really close. You may have to open your front door and hold a hand todix your ear. Or if you are a member of #packernation abroad, you may just have to listen with your heart that pumps green and gold blood through your veins. That sound is the sound of an air horn signaling the start of Packers Training Camp 2014! Continue reading

James Who?

When the Green Bay Packers lost James Jones in free agency, it was a concern. While Jarrett Boykin Randall Cobb No Huddle Offensehad performed admirably and with Randall Cobb recently returned to put the dagger in the Chicago Bears (watch it yet again…here) the Packers had playmakers at one, two and three…but with Jermichael presumably not coming back, the loss of Jones had the potential to thin the corps of weapons for Aaron Rodgers. GPN’s own Michael Davidsen drew attention to this danger, and the opportunity it presented for young challengers, before the draft. Continue reading

On The Eve Of Training Camp

Well training camps have already begun for the Bears and the Vikes and Packers players report Packers 1996 Super Bowl XXXItoday. Football is almost here! One of the most exciting battles in this year’s training camp is the battle for tight end. That position was left wide open with the injury to Jermichael Finley and heated up when the Packers drafted Richard Rodgers and signed undrafted Colt Lyerla. Continue reading