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Before There Were Helmets: Tony Canadeo

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A continuation of our series on Packer greats from before the 1943 NFL helmet rule. If you missed the others in the series, you can find them here. Tony Canadeo entered the league in 1941, just two years before the helmet rule. He started his career with the Packers, ended his career with the Packers, and continued contributing to the organization long after he had hung up his cleats. (more…)

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Competition for Crosby

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Mason had a serious slup last season. Still, the Packer brass remained confident that he would eventually snap out of it. That confidence has apparently been shaken. (more…)

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Packer People: Aaron Rodgers

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The selection of Aaron Rodgers in the 2005 draft just gets better and better every year. Aaron took over the reigns of the team in 2008 at the beginning of the nightmare that had Brett Favre decide to "unretire." Throughout that fiasco, Rodgers displayed the poise of a true professional. Five seasons later, he's again showing his poise and professionalism. (more…)

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Before There Were Helmets: Johnny (Blood) McNally

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A continuation of our series on Packer greats from before the 1943 NFL helmet rule. If you missed the others in the series, you can find them here. Johnny Blood McNally was a colorful personality both on and off the field. His speed and ability was unquestioned, but his... interesting antics must have caused some early gray hairs for coach Curly Lambeau. Johnny Blood started his professional football career with the Milwaukee Badgers.. you read that right.. the Badgers. In those days there was a big struggle between college and professional football as colleges were constantly after pro teams about…

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Filling Needs by Looking for Diamonds in Small Places

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Ted Thompson is not afraid to scan the Division II and III ranks in search of hidden talent he can add to the Packers. And, he's found some decent gems that made their names in a Division II or III school. Some of these are names we've come to know well. They started in smaller colleges and found a home with the Packers. Names like Erik Walden, James Starks, Jamari Lattimore, and the fan-favorite John Kuhn are all from Division II or Division III schools. So, I started to wonder what Division II and III players have been making a…

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