Packers In a Rush to Improve Against the Pass

Erik Walden Green Bay Packer Outside LinebackerWith the NFL’s 31st ranked defense, the Green Bay Packers will have a difficult time winning a second consecutive Super Bowl by stopping teams defensively. It appears as if that title will be won or lost on the arm of Aaron Rodgers; a big reason for that is the lack of talent in the defense’s front seven.

It can’t be overstated just how great of a general manager Ted Thompson is, but if there is one area of this team he has neglected in the past two drafts it is the pass rush – and in particular the outside linebacker and defensive end positions. The front seven is the key for teams with 3-4 defenses to excel.  Continue reading

What We Learned Against the Bears

Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears 2011Aaron Rodgers must be considered the league’s most valuable player this season.

Rodgers threw five touchdowns behind a makeshift offensive line against the Bears and added a passer rating of 142.7 to his record-setting composite. Give me another quarterback who can put up that type of performance against a respected Bears defense under the same circumstances. It’s true that he has a lot around him, but Rodgers has still been the outright best player in the NFL this season. Continue reading