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Packer Nation Poll: NFC North Record

  4 months ago     369 Views     2 Comments  

The NFC North sent two teams to the playoffs last year, one of which made it all the way to the NFC Championship in the Green Bay Packers. With training camp at hand, the Packers look to put together a team that can repeat the successes of last year without the early offensive disconnect and through-line of injuries and bad play from the defensive backfield. Several veteran players will be missing from training camp this year leaving a gap in leadership. However, several free agents have been added and an infusion of speed on the defense has combined to provide…

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Player Relaxation and Fan Anticipation Part 3: Red Zone Run Sets

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The Packers have the best red zone quarterback in the league in Aaron Rodgers. In 2016, Rodgers was 64/108 for a 59.26 percent completion rate and 31 touchdowns from inside the 20. Inside the 10, Rodgers was 33/49 for a 67.35 percent completion rate and 24 touchdowns. What could be better than that? Well, let’s find out. (more…)

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2 Improvements That Should Make Aaron Rodgers Smile

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Down the stretch in 2016, the Packers' offense was one of the most dynamic in the league. The fail in Atlanta signaled the need for better defense as much as anything else. The offense faltered also, and pass protection won't come easy against the Falcons this year either. With the Seahawks week one and the Falcons week two, there is a need for an upgrade in pass protection and emphasize the short pass to get Aaron Rodgers going early. If the Packers get off to a fast start they can surely be one of the best teams in the NFC…

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You Make the Call: Josh Jones’ Focus Week One

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It's time for another Packer Nation head-to-head poll. One of the most exciting players that the Packers drafted this year is Josh Jones. With the exit of Micah Hyde there was a need for a versatile guy on the Packers' defense that could play multiple positions and crash the box if necessary. Jones checks all those boxes. At 6'1 5/8" and 220 pounds with 3.4 speed, Jones is the total package. As a "replacement for Micah" though, he won't have the veteran savvy so his response time may be a little slower right out of the gate. So all this…

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The Flip Side of Aggressive Safety Play

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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…

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