Looking forward to 2015

Hlh4q.Em.138With the sting of the game still lingering in our thoughts it is hard to look forward but that is just what we need to do. The management will be making some tough decisions in the next few weeks about free agents, etc. The one that most fans are worried about is Randall Cobb, the way he played this year made him a high priority as a slot receiver but the real question is how high did he make his price tag? Ted Thompson is the best at keeping the Packers salary cap in order but with Cobb’s play this year he may have raised his price tag too high for the Packers to retain him. They have other players like Bulaga/Williams and House they need to make decisions on as well. While I would love to see Cobb stay in 2015 I would rather see them retain the big guy to protect Rodgers even more. Bulaga is a big reason the Packers offense was great this year, we all saw what life was like without him when he went out for a couple games and Derrick Sherrod filled in! Continue reading

Remember Packernation…This Guy Is Coming Back!

imgresI can’t wait to see him healthy and after a whole season working out and stayin’ hungry! How do ya like our receiver corps now…With Jordy, hopefully Randall signed (pay the man!), Adams coming on and this guy. If the Packers can get a stud TE and maybe ILB in the draft it would be a great way to begin righting the wrongs of the 2014 season-ending meltdown. Next Christmas…when the Jared jewelry commercials are out…Packers fans will have a very different thing in mind when they hear the words…”HE WENT TO JARED!”

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RIP: Mike McCarthy’s Brother Dead at 47

mike conferenceWe in Packernation feel the pain of defeat with our team like no other fan-base in the NFL. We know that our head coach Mike McCarthy was already hurting when he received even worse news…that his brother Joseph McCarthy III had collapsed unexpectedly and passed.

Coach…we in Packernation are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad and difficult time. May family, close friends and warm memories be of some comfort to you as you mourn. We in Packernation are saddened by this…we will be sending warm thoughts your way.

There is no trite catchphrase or little magic wand that we can wave to make what you are going through easier but we can only say, “We are with you” through it. And in spirit…we are.

Coach McCarthy...we in Packernation are saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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What We Learned in the NFC Championship Game

IMG_0989.JPGPostseason heartbreak has become a familiar sentiment for Packers fans of late. Sunday’s defensive meltdown in the game’s final minutes was the Packers’ fourth overtime defeat under Mike McCarthy – the second in an NFC championship game. Despite owning a 16-point lead mid-way into the third quarter – and a 12-point lead with less than four minutes to play – the defense crumbled and gave way to the improbable. Continue reading

R&R: Rants and Raves by Jeff

lombardi 1Packers fans will feel the sting of this loss for the entire off-season. But sometimes, you have to look at things from a different angle to gain perspective. I was heart broken like everyone else last night and wanted all the coaching staff to be fired, but putting it in perspective, it was a great season for the most part and I feel blessed to be a Packers fan.

Rants

You would think with a loss I would have a ton but the players actually did a very good job this game right up to the end. Coach McCarthy needs to open his playbook and rip out all the pages that have prevent in them playing not to lose seems to have bad results.

This defense had the Hawks shutout for 30 minutes by playing aggressive football but came out for the second half with a new game plan “Prevent” and we all see how it worked out. Continue reading