Defensive Team Analysis

The Flip Side of Aggressive Safety Play

  3 months ago     302 Views     Leave your thoughts  

When fans in Packer Nation hear the name Kentrell Brice, they inevitably think of a hard hitter. Though 27 tackles and 4 assists will not jump off the page at anyone, Brice's goal-line thud against the Falcons in week 8 and in particular his origami fold-up of Cole Beasley in the Divisional round of the playoffs last year definitely leap out. Brice did more than flash his heavy hitting ways, he showed that it was his calling card. But there is a flip side to the coin of the hard hitting safety and with youngsters like Josh Jones presumably taking…

View More

Packers Playing to Damarious Randall’s Strength

  4 months ago     91 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Damarious Randall had a rough year last year and the Packers will need to him to improve if they want to have success in 2017. There is reason to believe in improved play based on his health alone. With an off-season to recover, Randall should be in full health as the season begins. But there is another reason that Packer Nation should see improvement out of Randall. (more…)

View More

Preparation for the Draft

  6 months ago     98 Views     Leave your thoughts  

The Packers will go on the clock in less than two weeks. In preparation for that GPN wants to put you in the position of General Manager with a live simulation of the draft on Monday's Good Packer Nation Morning. Today's show was cut short for technical reasons so today I am putting together a pre-draft prep sheet for all those who want to participate. This prep sheet will include for you the draft order, my players that fall at or around number 29 on my big board, along with some compelling questions that should be food for thought coming…

View More

Ranking the Top 5 Packers Draft Needs

  6 months ago     100 Views     2 Comments  

The Packers will enter the 2017 draft with holes to fill...particularly on defense. Ranked 22nd in total defense, multitudes of injury, in particular to Sam Shields, forced young cornerbacks (themselves injured often) into major roles in short order. With the exit of Julius Peppers and Datone Jones, second year LB Kyler Fackrell and recently signed Jayrone Elliot will presumably be called upon earlier and more often. Up front, second year DT Kenny Clark will have his chance to "take the next step" in working side by side with Mike Daniels and now Ricky Jean Francois. But the defense isn't the…

View More