2017 Offseason Program

Heart of the D-Line Looks Strong

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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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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

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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

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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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Amp’ed Up Athleticism is a Great Start to Training Camp

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The Packers will now take their final break before training camp. One recurring theme in the press conferences that was also highlighted by coach McCarthy's presser earlier today was the fact that the athleticism of this year's team "jumps off the page". Packer Nation has seen this in several players but as a group, this team could become the kind that can push defenses with the hurry-up offense early and on defense, can bring it at the end of games. Now, admittedly, there is much more to a great football team than raw athleticism but the game is still made…

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