Well in the last post, we talked about the starting offense and how James Starks and the offensive line showed the dominance that we expect from this team in the run game. Also, it showed that our second string running back can average over 8 yards a carry against a starting defense. Pretty cool.
But a LOT of the anticipation for this year’s team has been about how the defense will improve after a lackluster showing last year. Well, here is a little point/counterpoint with myself (well, I don’t have anyone but myself to argue with at 8:00 in the morning!) about the defense and I will also share with you the one picture that, while I didn’t get it on film, it is burned into my memory because it was SO exciting! Continue reading
While we were standing in the concourse of the Packers Titans game, watching the game on the screen between dry spells, we decided to introduce ourselves to a few people. What we found will be no surprise to anyone…give a click and say “Hi” to some of the best fans in the world…
And if you don’t know what the “Green Cheese Box” is…read on and get the answer in part two of this post.
The Packers preseason kicked off with a clash with the Titans at LP Field last night and the game couldn’t have been…wetter! Shortly before the game, thunderstorms circled the area threatening to end our chances of seeing any football at all. But by game-time things had gotten a whole lot better…no thunder, no lightning…just torrential rain. We entered LP Field…well it might be more accurate to say we scuttled in like a couple of drowned rats, with football on our minds and hope in our hearts that our tickets could still be read by the scanners. Heck, I think we SWAM most of 3rd Avenue!
When we got inside we had to immediately seek shelter while we sorted out what soggy garments and paraphernalia were still worth keeping. But we could only do so AFTER we have found a screen to view the game. And this soggy, dodgy game gave me a LOT to talk about. Too much, in fact, for one post. Continue reading
Is the league ready for the Packers’ new Assault & Peppers?
Offensive coordinators will be doing a lot of guessing in 2014 when they meet the Packers. Teams won’t be able to focus on Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers will finally get to move around the field like he’s always wanted. Here’s a taste of what’s coming at NFL QBs this season.
Well, even though it is not the regular season, the offseason ends today. Packernation will be once again able to see their team collide with an opponent for the first time since the end of last season. In a year in which even Family Night did not have a scrimmage, Packers fans should be pretty pumped.
Well we all know that the starters will be taking very few reps until the third preseason game and we also know that the Packers are not going to be pulling out all the stops in the preseason anyway. The defenses will be pretty vanilla and the offense won’t likely be very tricky or complex yet. The point is to highlight the play of individual players when they are given the opportunity, not to test whether they know every last detail of every concept to the Nth degree.
But there is a lot that we will see that will be exciting. Here are some things that I can’t wait to watch for but be sure to check out our poll and leave me a comment as well. Continue reading
So the preseason is here and every year the same derision slices through Packernation as people take sides on whether or not the games are important. Let me make it clear…THEY ARE!
Are the points important?…no. Are wins and losses important?…no. Do we play too many preseason games?…perhaps. But live action contact football against another NFL team is CRITICAL to the progress of each NFL team in each NFL year. Here’s why? Continue reading
Tomorrow night will be a big night for Packers fans! Preseason games are in full swing and coaches and players alike are finally getting some much needed live action against live opponents. Of course we all know that wins and losses are beside the point but seeing how the first teams look and what young players jump out to possibly overtake a starter is still exciting. It starts to come together when the Packers meet the Titans in Tennessee.
There is going to be plenty to watch tomorrow night and a LOT of questions that are about to be answered. Will the combo of Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers show flashes of greatness and make Packers fans believe that we are going to be a big time pressure defense this year? What receiver is going to step up and take their place behind our top three returning starters? Who will be the starting tight end? Players are gonna answer those questions for us tomorrow night but there is one battle I am particularly interested in. Continue reading
First of all…what a shame to go through another season having lost a key lineman before it ever began. Don Barclay’s ACL injury is a blow to the depth of a Packers offensive line that could have made fans feel much more comfortable about Rodgers’ protection this year. Trade Bulaga for Barclay and we lose lose last year’s starter for last year’s lost starter…yikes! Continue reading
Pre-season games are just around the corner. Here’s your Tweet-Cap from the final public practice before the Packer take on the Titans. Continue reading
OK, this is a post I wanted to write for a long time. The fear of backlash, jinxing the team…and the possiblity of being chewed up and spit out by Packers fans from here to kingdom come. But yesterday I was watching Steve Mariucci interview Aaron Rodgers (which was enlightening in more than one way) and Aaron himself made a comment about something I had been thinking for a long time.
Aaron mentioned what he thinks of as one of the best things that happened to the team last season. If you didn’t see the interview, take a guess what THAT is, then read on. Continue reading