Author Archives for J.R. Augustine

Keep an Eye on the Running Backs

  4 years ago     78 Views     Leave your thoughts  

The key to the game every time the Packers meet the Vikings is stop Adrian Peterson. When the Packers met the Texans, the key to the game was stopping Arian Foster. This week, against the Titans, the story will be much the same. Stop Chris Johnson and you stop the main threat the Titans have. What may surprise Packer fans is that the Titans will also need to stop the Packer run game. (more…)

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Who’s Hot in the NFL Right Now?

  4 years ago     83 Views     Leave your thoughts  

It's still too early for the Packers to be looking past the regular season and planning for the playoffs but the picture is looking much better than it did a couple of weeks ago. Still it looks like the Pack will be in the playoffs this post-season. This week I started wondering about which teams are hot in the NFL right now and how the Pack might fare against them if we met them in the playoffs. First of all, I don't think season-long record gives an accurate indication of who's hot right now. Case-in-point, Indianapolis began the season like…

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Interceptors vs Mr. Security

  5 years ago     63 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Ball security is always important, but it gets even more important in games that are more evenly matched. In close games the win often comes down to who is plus one in the turnover column. As the Packers meet the Giants the importance of ball security will be amplified, and there are three very good reasons why. (more…)

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Mason Crosby: Breaking Out of the Slump

  5 years ago     61 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Mason Crosby is not in a slump. What Mason is in, is so much deeper than that. The question on everyone's mind is what do the Packers do about it. Under different circumstances I would say the Packers should just bring in some competition. Competition can work wonders for a player who's resting on their laurels. But, resting on your laurels is not what Mason's problem is. Bringing in competition would do nothing for Mason aside from amplify the psychological factors that are challenging him. Bring in another kicker and the message Mason gets is " We don't have confidence…

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5 Ways to Have Fun at the Most Boring Game of the Year

  5 years ago     47 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Unless you really get into the battle for the remaining positions, game four of the preseason is booorrriiiinnnggg... Oh sure, we all watch it. After all, the Packers are on the field, and the Packers can sell out an intra-squad scrimmage. But, that doesn't change the fact that the game is usually a huge yawner. So, here are a few brief tips to make the game more fun. (more…)

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