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Heart of the D-Line Looks Strong

  5 months ago     260 Views     Leave your thoughts  

There is a reason for the cliche' "The game is won or lost in the trenches". The Packers for the last few years have relied on Mike Daniels to head up the defensive line and give it the attitude and pocket crushing presence that they need. To that mix they have added guys here or there from free agency and the draft. The Packers' defensive line in 2017 could be the deepest we have seen in a long time and it all starts with the "heart" of a 3-4 defense.  (more…)

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Can the Offensive Line Stay at the Top of Their Game?

  5 months ago     291 Views     Leave your thoughts  

The Packers offensive line was a definite strength last season. Even with a major change at the left guard position, Lane Taylor was more than adequate, especially as a run blocker but also had a huge block on a linebacker in space that made it possible for Aaron Rodgers to throw the critical completion to Jared Cook in the Divisional round against the Cowboys. But the O-line is a question for some and there are reasons for that trepidation. Let's break it down. (more…)

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Looking Forward to the Return of Power Play Action

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The Packers' 12 personnel group was one that the Packers want to use more in 2017. Last season they used it with some success at times but with the addition of Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks, it would seem that group should be improved from last year. But the passing game is not the only aspect of the offense that will benefit from these additions. The Packers like to run a "power play action" in obvious running downs and this play should have a chance to be successful in 2017. One example from 2016 came in the week 7 matchup…

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Player Relaxation and Fan Anticipation: Part One – The Running Backs

  6 months ago     328 Views     Leave your thoughts  

With the off-season program officially done the Packers' players now head to their respective destinations to relax, the fans start to anticipate training camp, the beginning of the 2017 season and the chance to see how this team comes together. While for many of the rookies, there is still a lot to learn, they all will get a chance to maintain their bodies in preparation for the long, grueling season to come. Earlier this week, I broke down the rookie running back situation (focusing on the rookie running backs with video highlights) and it would be hard not to be…

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Don’t Sleep on Herb Waters

  6 months ago     230 Views     1 Comment  

The Packers have a knack for converting receivers...the latest evidence lies in one Ty Montgomery. But Herb Waters is a receiver converted to cornerback that may make ripples this coming year.  (more…)

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