Heading into Mike McCarthy’s 7th season as head coach of the Packers, few experts regard the Packers anything but one of the best teams in the game. However, Green Bay’s talent-rich roster doesn’t change the fact that win-loss predictions for the league’s oldest franchise are lower than a year ago. It just so happens that the 2013 schedule is significantly more difficult than last year. Continue reading
My friend Ray Rivard (aka apackphan) over at Lombardi Ave has a great blog. Definitely something you need to add to your daily reading list. Tons of good stuff all the time.
Most of the time, Ray and I see absolutely eye-to-eye on the Packers. That said, today was one of the very rare instances when he and I have differing opinions. Continue reading
There has been so much talk about the Packers’ running game this off-season. Fans are excited about the potential DuJuan Harris showed at the end of last season and pumped about the new draft picks.
This week I contemplated what kind of improvement the Packers run game would need to make to impact their offensive production.
I don’t think the Packers need to have the #1 rushing team in the league. We have one of the best quarterbacks in the league right now and you always… always want the ball in the hands of your best player. So, the Packers will continue to be very pass heavy.
But, what if the Packers could have a top ten rushing offense? Continue reading
The Dom Capers era in Green Bay got off to a booming start in 2009 when the defensive whiz turned a sluggish 4-3 unit into one of the NFC’s best. Without taking away from Capers’ accomplishments, the coordinator had a lot to work with. The Packers boasted at least five pro bowl-worthy defensive players in 2009 and 2010. Over the past two seasons, however, talent has seemingly disappeared from that side of the ball.
Green Bay Packer Defense: Key Concerns
The secondary has suffered the most severe demise, with noticeable declines in production out of Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams over the past two seasons. The aging Woodson has since been let go and effectively replaced in the slot by emerging youngster Casey Hayward. While Hayward has shown serious potential, the Packers are yet to capitalize on the type of play that made Woodson the league’s defensive player of the year in 2009.