Laughing All the Way: Ha Ha Clinton Dix vs. Calvin Pryor

The Packers selection of Ha Ha Clinton Dix in the first round of the 2014 draft was a happy one for gbhaalmost all of Packernation. But Calvin Pryor was another safety that a lot of Packers fans would have liked to see the team get. The questions came again when the Packers had to play the Jets (who selected Pryor) and Rex Ryan made a comment about liking both players but taking “the guy who will knock your face in.” Well…who’s laughing now, Rex.

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What We Learned Against the Dolphins

Packers vs Dolphins 2014In July-like playing conditions, the Packers continued their October success against the Dolphins in Week 6. Aaron Rodgers crafted a game-winning drive that should keep Skip Bayless quiet for some time. The win was an expensive one, though, as inside linebacker Jamari Lattimore and cornerbacks Sam Shields and Tramon Williams all left the game early due to injury.

Despite racking up 27 points against a good Miami defense, the Packers offense was inconsistent and, as usual, overly-reliant on the arm of Rodgers. With the offensive line creating few running lanes for Eddie Lacy, Mike McCarthy never allowed the second-year running back to establish a rhythm. Instead, McCarthy leveraged the versatility of James Starks to pick up first downs both on the ground and through the air.

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A “W” is a “W”…Right?

The Packers last second touchdown from Aaron Rodgers to Andrew Quarless put the Packers up to real12thman4-2 overall and with the Detroit Lions looking like they will get a win against the Vikings, the Packers don’t gain ground there.

But the best news of the day is that the Packers don’t LOSE ground…because they looked like they were going to take a loss to the Dolphins until that last second TD pass play. Continue reading

Scouting Report Part 2: Miami Dolphins

Tomorrow the Packers take on the ‘Phins and this game should be fun more than interesting. There thumbare a few cautions, however in watching the Dolphins first four games that should be noted. If the Packers play the way they have been playing for the past couple of games, they will be fine but here are three things to watch out for:  Continue reading

Happy Birthday Brett!

It’s Brett Favre’s birthday today! Everybody click below to wish him a great day! This guy did so brettkidmuch for the Packers, putting us back on the map and bringing the Lombardi Trophy back home to Green Bay!

Here is a top ten plays list from ESPN, it is a shaky vid, but I love it because it has a “back in time” feel:

Everybody wish Brett a Happy Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRETT! Have a GREAT day!

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Breaking Down Week 6 vs. the Dolphins

thumbThe Packers travel to Miami during Week 6, where they haven’t played since 2006. While Miami is coming off of its bye week, Green Bay also arrives on several extra days of rest, having played its Week 5 game on Thursday night. The Packers’ visit to Miami will serve as a reunion with former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin and offensive lineman Daryn Colledge – as well as a chance to redeem themselves of a bad loss at home against the Dolphins in 2010.

It’s difficult to know the Dolphins’ true identity just five weeks into the season. Outside of topping the Patriots during Week 1, Miami has only beaten a high school-caliber Raiders team. Meanwhile, the Dolphins’ pedestrian offense (that somehow ranks 15th in the NFL) couldn’t keep pace with those of Buffalo and Kansas City during Weeks 2 and 3.

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Early Scouting Report: Miami Dolphins Part 1

The Packers face a Dolphins team that will be fresh off their bye on Sunday. Is this team a threat? dolphinsThe Packers have been trending upward lately but don’t have any wiggle room in the NFC North. While a look at the Dolphins record (2-2) may not seem impressive, one of the Dolphins’ wins came against the New England Patriots.

What will the Packers need to do to secure a win? Read on to find out.

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Keep Your Enemies Closer…

There is an obscure old saying, provenance unknown, but it seems to be either a political or military NORTHexpression. “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” With the Bears still close but falling into the Packers rear view mirror with a loss against the Panthers last Sunday, the Detroit Lions hold serve on the Packers with the season finale as the clincher if things stay as they are.

But there is a LOT of football to be played between now and December 28th for both teams. Right now though, let’s keep our enemies closer. Let’s take a look at the Lions chances to keep it tight for the rest of the season. I think they have another stumble coming up…one that would have the Packers with their destiny in their own hands once more. Read on to find out more! Continue reading