Defensive Player Analysis

Breaking Down a “Special” Offense: Part 2 – Tight Ends

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There has been a lot of talk about how the Packers offense could be "special" this year, but what does that mean? In this series we will look at key statistics from last season to determine what positions, units, and aspects of the game could be improved to make the 2015 Packers offense better than the 2014 Packers offense. If there was one offensive position group that was less than stellar last season, it was the tight ends. If you don't lump them in with the backs, the Packers tight end group did some good things and showed up from…

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Packernation Poll: Make Your Opinion Known

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Everybody is hoping that this year's Packers team will start where last year's left off (minus the four-minute circus at the end). Recently, the Packers have not been starting fast, going 1-2 in the first three games each of the last three years. However, a big part of a fast start could fall in the hands of the Packers defense, which has seen some starters exit. Today's Packernation poll asks you what you think: (more…)

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5 Mini-camp Mentions

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Packers mini-camp begins today and with all the installations in the team can begin the process of fine-tuning their roster and developing the 2015 team. So what is the difference between OTA's and mini-camp? One word...MANDATORY. But that is about the only difference, as there won't be contact and the players will not be in pads for the three-day camp. So no blocking, no tackling, and no bump-and-run coverage huh...what can a team get out of such activities. There is one very important thing that teams get out of mandatory mini-camps across the NFL. (more…)

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Takeaways From Mike McCarthy OTA’s Presser

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Well, Mike McCarthy addressed the media after Tuesday's OTA's. In one of the most stilted press conferences I have seen. It started abruptly...and it ended abruptly. Obviously McCarthy has more important things to do than talk to the media. Do I blame him? No...I do not.  (more…)

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Packernation Poll: Inside Linebacker

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The exits of Brad Jones and AJ Hawk this offseason were perhaps the most significant departures (along with Tramon Williams perhaps) for the Packers hopes of getting back to the NFC Championship to right the wrongs of last season. With BJ Raji back and new blood sweating on the field today in OTA's, Packernation should still feel good that the defense can pick up where it left off last season. But here is the question? Who will fill the bill at inside linebacker? (more…)

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