A look at Kennard Backman

backmanThe Packers drafted Kennard Backman, 6’3″ 245 lb TE out of UAB with their last 6th round pick 213th overall. A four-year starter, Backman played in 48 games and made 37 starts at tight end in his career finishing with 96 receptions for 979 yards and seven touchdowns, In 2014 he earned second-team All-Conference USA honors following an outstanding senior season. Continue reading

What Happens in the Cold Tub, Stays in the Cold Tub…Sometimes

pitch perfectBy now, Packernation knows that Josh Sitton, TJ Lang, David Bakhtiari, Don Barclay, and Clay Matthews had cameo appearances on the new movie Pitch Perfect 2 from Universal Pictures to be released on the 15th. Packers.com has had coverage from Larry McCarren on the red carpet and Packers fans who loved the first movie will certainly be first in line for Part 2 knowing that it will be reppin’ Green and Gold to one and all.

However, while you are waiting for the movie to come out on the 15th, why not take a minute to check out the big boys all on the dais with Rich Eisen. I guarantee Rich gets some information out of the guys that you have never heard before (Aaron Rodgers’ leadership, Ndomokong Suh, Deflate Gate): Continue reading

4th round pick Jake Ryan

jake ryanIn the fourth round Thompson addressed the ILB position with Jake Ryan, OLB/ILB, from Michigan, Ryan played outside his first few years but switched over to the inside his senior year, in 12 games, making 12 starts he recorded 112 tackles, 14 TFLs, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception. the analyst say his weakness is he over-attacks and gets taken out of plays but I like that aggression as it brings a killer mentality to the middle of the field, will he make an impact this year? Only time will tell, he has to beat out last years rookie Carl Bradford and UDFA Joe Thomas who I believe would have taken Jones’s job last season if he wasn’t injured. Continue reading

AM Quickslant: Think Out of the Box With Brett Hundley

IMG_0989.JPGYesterday, the Packers signed QB Brett Hundley. Most of the Packers blogosphere, fans, and the national news media expect this to be the last we hear of the kid (as far as regular season gameplay) until he is traded or moves on. The timeline is not quite right for Hundley to be a successor to Aaron Rogers and the kid has way too much still to prove. While I agree that Hundley, though not entirely developmental, is largely so…I would like to see him on the field….with Aaron Rodgers. Continue reading

CLICK to PICK – You Grade The Selection: Ty Montgomery

Ty MontgomeryTy Montgomery was my favorite pick of this year’s draft. In the third round at number 94 the Packers have what I view as the answer to endangering veterans on kick returns. While he still has a LOT to prove as an NFL player, Sam Seale, one of the Packers scouts, has called him “a bigger Randall Cobb”. This is high praise and from what I have seen, not unwarranted though it remains to be seen how Montgomery develops at the next level, where the windows are smaller, the angles are tighter, and daylight is at a prison-population premium.  Continue reading