2016 Draft

Will the Packers’ Best Defensive Players Be On The Field?

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The Packers will enter the 2016 season off an off-season that was typical by their standards. Sign back as many of your own players as possible, pick up a second (or lower) free agent, and build through the draft. This was enough to garner an exciting B- grade from Pro Football Focus¬†apple for the teacher anyone?¬† (more…)

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3 Burning Questions for Packers OTA’s

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OTA's start tomorrow and the Packers, like every other team in the league they begin the process of forging the pieces of last year's team together with new additions to create a coherent, hopefully stronger whole. But the Packers had some questions coming into this off-season and OTA's will be a chance to begin the process of answering them. Here are my top three: (more…)

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A Three-Way Race?

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Everybody knows that winning the division is job one in the NFL and within the division, no game is a gimme regardless of the opponent. So nobody is going to say that any game against a 2016 rival will be a given, certainly after last season when we lost to each division rival at home. But on the other hand, 2016 is a new season and the Packers look forward to having Jordy Nelson back and a fit Eddie Lacy along with Jared Cook to complement Aaron Rodgers on an offense that came within inches of going to the NFC Championship…

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Packernation Poll: D-Line Rotation

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With the unexpected hiatus of BJ Raji and no more Josh Boyd, the Packers defensive line has experieced some shakeup. The all important D-line is the starting point for the success of Dom Capers' 3-4 base defense. The front line rotation is critical to the success of the whole defense with a weakness there having a domino effect all the way to the defensive backfield. (more…)

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Front to Back Part 2: The Linebackers and the NFC North

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When thinking about the linebacker corps this year, a couple things come to mind. One, that the Packers draft reminds me of last year's draft when they picked defensive backs in back-to-back rounds. This year the Packers stacked the linebacker position with Kyler Fackrell and Blake Martinez in rounds 3 and 4. Second, that the Packers have Sam Barrington coming back fresh after missing most of the 2015 campaign and hopefully healthy if all goes well. Those two factors alone make me more confident in the decision (announced just after the season was over) to move Clay Matthews back outside.…

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