Sam Shields Out, Williams Questionable

Packernation has been waiting for word on Sam Shields and Tramon Williams after coach McCarthy111512-NFL-Tramon-Williams-LO_20121115123633113_600_400 has said that neither’s injury was long term. But today, word came out that Sam Shields was out for Sunday’s game against Carolina and Tramon Williams is questionable. This, along with the absence of Datone Jones for a second game, make the Lambeau Field contest against the Carolina Panthers the first with major questions at the start position this year.  Continue reading

Breaking Down Week 7 vs. the Panthers

downloadThe Packers dodged a bullet last week in South Beach – but may not be so lucky on Sunday if sloppiness on both sides of the ball persists. Aaron Rodgers and the offense will look to regain momentum at Lambeau, where they have put up 30-plus points in both home field games this season.

Despite an impressive front seven on paper, the Carolina defense has allowed big games to Le’Veon Bell and Giovani Bernard this season, which has produced the 27th ranked run defense in the league. Now back at home, I expect Mike McCarthy to commit to the run early and allow Eddie Lacy to establish a groove before inserting James Starks into the mix later in the game. With sights set on playing into January, the Packers will need to establish a reliable rushing attack that can take burden off of Rodgers when the temperatures begin to decline.

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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.

Here are some key stats in the comparison between Ha Ha and Calvin Pryor. Continue reading

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!


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