We probably won’t find out about the severity of Desmond Bishop’s hamstring injury until Wednesday. Regardless, it’s pretty obvious we’ll be doing without him for a while. How does that impact the Packers’ defensive unit? Continue reading
The race to the Super Bowl begins with a great start. Get the season rolling your way early and you have a big advantage. Sputter out of the gates and you’re in for a long uphill climb to get back into the race.
Coming off a 15-1 season and returning nearly all starters to the high-powered Packer offense, it’s easy to think the Packers will be hitting on all cylinders from the first whistle. But, this is a new season. So, let’s take a look at those first five games. Continue reading
Dom Capers’ defense finished the 2011 season 32nd in total defense and 32nd versus the pass. Perhaps it’s not surprising that – despite the six defensive players added in the draft – the unit enters training camp with questions all over the place. The Packers have responded well from defensively challenging seasons in the past (2009) and must do so in 2012 to have a shot at returning to the big game.
The Packers will have to do without Anthony Hargrove for the first eight games of the season this year. While there’s little doubt the defensive line could really use his contribution in the first half of the season, I’m wondering if there is a surprise benefit to Hargrove not hitting the field until the Arizona game on November 4th. Continue reading