AM Quickslant: Big One Comin’ Up!

The Packers (6-3) take on the Eagles (7-2) at Lambeau in the afternoon game at Lambeau Field. Aaron RodgersThis one means a LOT for the seeding of the playoffs for two teams that expect to go. For the Packers, it is a chance, with a Lions possible loss, to come even in the NFC North with the head to head at Lambeau at the end of the season to be (once again) winner take all.

The Eagles come into the game with their second string quarterback Mark Sanchez at the helm after a Nick Foles suffered a collar bone injury to his throwing arm. But to me, the key to this game is not stopping Mark Sanchez… Continue reading

Captain Woloshuk: Duty Called Him From The Birth Of His Baby

When I think of duty, I think of what we are told to “do”. Some action that society, morality, or IMG_0931some person in a superior position commands us to perform. Today I learned that buzzing in the background of every action that duty requires are all the other things we might want to be doing, places we may wish to be…people we wish to see. For every decision a service member makes to do their duty, there are many other dutiful things that they forsake in service of our country. And some of those things buzzing in the background of a dutiful service member are the people they love, who support them, and carry on without their immediate help, struggle through the difficulties life brings, and hope and pray to see their loved ones home safe and sound. I believe that these family members risk “everything” for their country too because a loved one can truly be “everything” to a young family. And that is what this story is about: Continue reading

What We Learned Against the Bears

5052aa0d8896b.preview-620It’s safe to say that the 2014 NFC North title is a two-team race. On Sunday night, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers routed their division rivals in prime time, delivering one of the most lopsided defeats in the two teams’ rivalry and effectively shutting the door on Chicago’s playoff hopes.

Completing their most dominant sweep of the Bears under Mike McCarthy was undoubtedly a sweet feeling for the Packers. But the ‘moral victory’ of fundamentally sound football in all facets of the game was what reinforced this team’s status as a contender in the NFC.

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Moving Matthews to ILB

Clay Matthews ILBI’ve been mulling over the idea of moving Matthews to inside linebacker. I thought it was a smart move against the Bears. It gave the Packers the element of surprise and played a big part in the Pack getting off to a fast start… or, at least, keeping the Bears from getting a fast start of their own. Continue reading

PM Quickslant: More Praise for John Kuhn

John KuhnI’m having a blast re-watching that game against the Bears from last night. It’s like watching the longest highlight reel around. Even though there are tons of great plays to watch, one of the things that, once again, is standing out to me is the many ways John Kuhn makes an impact in the game. Continue reading