In the most important game of the preseason, the scoreboard indicated a job well done by Mike McCarthy’s crew. Despite lining up against one of the league least-talented clubs, the Packers flashed several undeniable positives, including the mere existence of a pass rush. And still, some sloppiness was present in penalties, dropped passes and a muffed punt. The Packers didn’t exactly escape the injury bug, with Brad Jones, B.J. Raji and Jamari Lattimore leaving the game early.
On defense, Davon House continued to show why the coaching staff has been so keen to insert him in a variety of packages. House’s promising play comes at a good time as No.1 cornerback Sam Shields turned in his second puzzling performance of the preseason. While it’s only August and sample size is small, the Packers must have some concern for the $39 million man who has struggled against mediocre receivers and will face both Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall early in the regular season.
I’m just gonna lay this out there…Packernation is blessed with a LOT of good things on this year’s team and that’s part of the reason we are all so excited for tonight’s preseason game. One thing that caught my eye last night was the running of DuJuan Harris…this guy is arguably a better change of pace back than James Starks with his shiftiness and ability to hit small holes quickly. But James Starks has not missed a beat from last season and is eating up yards like a madman. Oh…and by the way…those two are working their butts off for the SECOND string running back job behind Eddie Lacy. Continue reading
Wow! Tomorrow is Friday and the third preseason game is upon us! We will get a chance to see Aaron Rodgers in more extended action and the Packers defense will again have a chance to stop the run and perhaps show us more against the pass.
The third preseason game is usually the last chance for first team’s to tighten things up without showing their hand to the regular season opponents. The Packers game-plan will be no different. We will get to see the starters in action for longer during this game but we will not see everything the Packers have in store for opposing teams…for that, we all have to wait for the game against the Seahawks. Here is what I will be watching for: Continue reading
Well Packernation, the season is just around the corner and if you’re like me…you are already looking forward to a big time win against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks. We at greenbaypackernation.com want to bring you the content you desire during this fantastic upcoming season. With this in mind, from time to time we will poll you to determine content decisions for the site. Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers have been blessed with some of the best head coaches in the NFL and this year we are looking at the possibility of another Packers coach proving that the Packers can be champions with or without the payroll of larger cities.
Mike McCarthy has taken the Packers to one Super Bowl championship and this year…may have the most stacked team of his coaching career. He won the last championship with a 10-6 record, if he wins more than that…has home-field advantage… and has a healthy team…who will deny him? Continue reading
Nick Collins officially announced his retirement from Pro Football yesterday and while it is no surprise, yesterday’s final ending of the pro-bowl safety’s career, reminds Packernation of the suddenness of the injury that would eventually lead him to yesterday’s announcement. Continue reading
The trade of Jerel Worthy to the Patriots last week triggered widespread realization amongst fans that the Packers 2012 draft class hasn’t amounted to much. Outside of proven contributors Casey Hayward and Mike Daniels, the only remaining draft pick of the eight original selections is injury-plagued Nick Perry, who now faces split playing time with pro bowl pass rusher, Julius Peppers. Not such a good sign for one of the NFL’s most draft-dependent clubs.
No, the 2012 draft won’t go down as one of GM Ted Thompson’s best – and this may have something to do with the seeming abandonment of his Best Player Available draft strategy that year. Just months after the Packers finished last in the league in defense, Thompson ‘coincidently’ selected six straight defensive players. Whether the Packers’ GM reached for talent in these selections or not, the defense can’t afford too many more misses.
After watching the Browns v. Redskins game last night, I found myself reflecting on our quarterback situation as Packers fans. The Browns fielded two quarterbacks, none of which were…well…good. Brian Hoyer went 2-6 for 16 yards and Johnny “football” was 7-16 for 65 yards, one touchdown and one middle finger to the Redskins fans caught on video. Classy…very classy.
I’m SO thankful to be a Packers fan right now, and here’s why: Continue reading
The competition for starting tight end has gotten interesting. Andrew Quarless, Brandon Bostick, and Richard Rodgers all seem to be in the mix as the third preseason game approaches this coming Friday. Will there be a shakeup…a change? Continue reading