When the Green Bay Packers lost James Jones in free agency, it was a concern. While Jarrett Boykin had performed admirably and with Randall Cobb recently returned to put the dagger in the Chicago Bears (watch it yet again…here) the Packers had playmakers at one, two and three…but with Jermichael presumably not coming back, the loss of Jones had the potential to thin the corps of weapons for Aaron Rodgers. GPN’s own Michael Davidsen drew attention to this danger, and the opportunity it presented for young challengers, before the draft. Continue reading
Well training camps have already begun for the Bears and the Vikes and Packers players report today. Football is almost here! One of the most exciting battles in this year’s training camp is the battle for tight end. That position was left wide open with the injury to Jermichael Finley and heated up when the Packers drafted Richard Rodgers and signed undrafted Colt Lyerla. Continue reading
What was previously Potts Avenue in Green Bay Wisconsin has become Mike McCarthy Way. The honor of having a street in Green Bay named after a head coach has been reserved for coaches who bring Lombardi trophies back to Titletown. Mike McCarthy has earned this honor. But here’s what surprised me:
Training camp hasn’t even begun yet, so we’re basing all our projections on what shows on paper. Still, the 2014 Packers should be a much improved team. That’s exciting to me because they were a pretty good team in 2013 despite some serious injuries.
There are three key stats that I think the Packers will improve on that I think will make a world of difference in 2014.
When I last mentioned the national news I was critical of their lack of depth in understanding our Packers team. Ok…Ok…today they got it right and it is important to give credit where credit is due. Going into training camp is one of the last chances we will have to revel in the victories of LAST season. But this one is SO worth it! Continue reading
Well…well…well…Madden has chosen Ha Ha Clinton Dix as its number 8 rookie this year. And Curtis Conway on NFL Network has named him the best player on the Packers team besides Aaron Rodgers…Ed Lacy…get it…Ed Lacy…WOW!!! Continue reading
In 2013 the safety position was, without a doubt, the weakest position on the Packer defense. The whole lot of them didn’t muster a single interception. The Packers solution to the dilemna, in part, was drafting Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, but Clinton-Dix hasn’t been thrown in with the starters on defense like Morgan Burnett was his rookie season. Plus, Micah Hyde has been coming along and the coaches are speaking very positively about him.
So, which of these two guys will be the Packers’ solution at safety in 2014? Continue reading
With every passing day, Packers training camp gets closer. With every passing day, the thrill begins to get stronger. Early in the morning when there is a slight chill in the air, Packers fans begin to think of their team once again taking the field to strive for greatness. Throughout the day, when moments of quiet (all too rare at times) come our way, our thoughts turn to “I wonder if Clay Matthews will be held out for camp?” or “Wow, that safety battle is gonna be special this training camp – can’t wait to see Ha Ha in action!” There is so much to look forward to, so much to think about, so much to see… Continue reading
“The day this Packers defense finds a vocal leader who can walk the talk is the day the Packers go from perennial playoff team to dynasty.”
Well Mike Daniels has been in the news this off-season. This guy obviously has what it takes to be a difference maker on the Packers D-line. And this D-line has every indication of improvement with BJ Raji back at nose tackle, getting healthy, Datone Jones expected to make a big step forward, and the addition of Julius Peppers (D-line…OLB…doesn’t matter!) But there is one thing that Mike Daniels brings to the Packers defense that it has been missing for too long… Continue reading
AJ Hawk has been seen by many (including myself) as a player who has not lived up to his top five draft status. That is all about to change. Continue reading