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Reactions to Preseason Week 2

  3 years ago     56 Views     2 Comments  

The biggest win for the Packers during Week 2 of the preseason may not have been their 21-7 victory over the Rams but rather the ability to come away from the game without a single serious injury. Though one could argue that the pass defense allowed too much productivity from a pedestrian St. Louis offense, the Packers looked sharp in most other aspects of the game. Mike McCarthy played the starters for two series and then allocated the remainder of the game to players fighting for roster spots. Green Bay’s third preseason game scheduled for next Friday should feature at…

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Change on Offense Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

  3 years ago     78 Views     2 Comments  

Packer fans surely remember the days of highly-mediocre offensive skill personnel from the early 2000s. While GM Ron Wolf did supply Brett Favre with Pro Bowlers like Ahman Green and Donald Driver, the gunslinger’s next best options were often Bubba Franks and Robert Ferguson. Compare these supporting casts to those of the Ted Thompson era, which have been loaded with talent and versatility. The offensive skill personnel of 2014 will likely be no exception but may look noticeably different from recent years. Just weeks ago the Packers organization was informed that second-year running back Johnathan Franklin’s neck injury would force…

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Abnormally Shallow Wide Receiver Position Poses Both Risk and Opportunity

  3 years ago     52 Views     Leave your thoughts  

It was inevitable that James Jones would find his way out of Green Bay before the end of his career; the question was more about when it would happen. Jones had drawn little interest in the off-cycle free agency period of 2011 and was ultimately brought back to Green Bay at a bargain. History did not repeat itself this March as a desperate Raiders club with a soft spot for Packer players gobbled Jones up for much more than he’s worth. The No.3 wide receiver spot is now Jarrett Boykin’s to lose – something that should excite Packers fans, rather…

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McCarthy Quietly Remains One of the NFC’s Elite Coaches

  2019 years ago     44 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Another early postseason exit by the Packers in 2013 has left many fans feeling a sense of complacency within the organization, as they watch NFC rivals repeatedly reach the NFC title game and Super Bowl while the green and gold sit at home. It is certainly true that injuries and other bad breaks throughout the season presented hurdles for the 2013 Packers; but the team ultimately had their chance to make a 2010-esque postseason run in January. While the three seasons following Green Bay’s 2010 Super Bowl run can certainly bring about some disappointment, one must appreciate what the franchise…

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Wild Card Takeaways

  3 years ago     80 Views     7 Comments  

The Packers ran out of magic in the Niners’ wild card visit to Lambeau Field as Jim Harbaugh’s crew beat Green Bay for the fourth consecutive time. Colin Kaepernick had his way through the air against a Packers pass defense that saw four starters suffer injuries after kickoff. Davon House was a dark horse in the contest, making several big pass break-ups (with the help of some liberal officiating) while also giving up big gains. Though the playoff loss at home will be a difficult one to swallow, fans must appreciate what the team was able to accomplish during a…

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