Tag Archive: Aaron Ripkowski

How Good Does the Running Game Need to Be?

  4 months ago     350 Views     1 Comment  

Aaron Rodgers has been a stalwart for the Packers since he took the helm after the exit of Brett Favre. Early in his career, he got a Super Bowl, but he hasn’t been back since. While the defense has taken (rightly so at times) much of the heat, there is one aspect of the Packers offensive attack that is a bit uncertain going into the 2017 season and which could be important to their chances of going the distance this time. (more…)

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Player Relaxation and Fan Anticipation: Part One – The Running Backs

  5 months ago     283 Views     Leave your thoughts  

With the off-season program officially done the Packers' players now head to their respective destinations to relax, the fans start to anticipate training camp, the beginning of the 2017 season and the chance to see how this team comes together. While for many of the rookies, there is still a lot to learn, they all will get a chance to maintain their bodies in preparation for the long, grueling season to come. Earlier this week, I broke down the rookie running back situation (focusing on the rookie running backs with video highlights) and it would be hard not to be…

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Packers Quest for Balance Starts Now

  5 months ago     227 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Last year's running back situation left the Packers' attempts to establish the running game, at times, a crap-shoot. With Starks out and Lacy down for the count, the team really had a revolving door until Ty Montgomery stepped in and Aaron Ripkowski came on strong. Attempts to achieve greater run/pass balance looked more forced than anything. Now without Lacy, the Packers have a bevy of rookies, one of whom will be slated for the number two spot behind Monty. How do they stack up? We will discover that here. (more…)

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Really, Really Cold in the Windy City

  11 months ago     222 Views     1 Comment  

With air temps hovering around zero and wind chills possibly in the minus 20 range, the Packers versus Bears game this time around may take on a different tone than the Packers/Seahawks cold weather game last Sunday. If the wind is a factor, will the Packers be able to compensate with the run game? Aaron Rodgers is already dinged up, though the reports on the calf are promising , and will likely be more limited than he was against the Seahawks. The Packers will still need him to deliver the ball to a receiving group that may be without Jared Cook…

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PackerNation Head-to-Head POLL: Who Will Have More Yards?

  1 year ago     99 Views     Leave your thoughts  

One of the surprises of the Packers' 2016 season so far is the revolving door at the running back position. The concurrent injuries of Eddie Lacy and James Starks threw the Packers' offensive backfield into a tizzy. Then, Lacy had to be put on I.R. and Packers' head coach Mike McCarthy avoided the question as to whether the Packers were going to try to draw Lacy off the list once he is healed. Starks practiced this week, but coming off knee surgery in a season where he wasn't playing well anyway is cold comfort for a team that now has…

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