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What We Learned Against the Patriots

  2 years ago     59 Views     1 Comment  

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers quieted the critics on Sunday, with a 26-21 victory over just about everyone’s Super Bowl favorites. And, while the game was not over until the final possession, the final score was not truly indicative of how much better the Packers played than the Patriots. Not enough can be said about the performance of the Packers offensive line on Sunday. Despite having to face mostly three and four-man rushes, the front five still gave Rodgers all day to throw. Rodgers received such great protection from his O-line that he could have easily thrown for over 400…

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Sam Shields Out, Williams Questionable

  3 years ago     118 Views     2 Comments  

Packernation has been waiting for word on Sam Shields and Tramon Williams after coach McCarthy 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.  (more…)

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Nothing Set in Stone on Defense

  5 years ago     95 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Dom Capers' defense finished the 2011 season 32nd in total defense and 32nd versus the pass. Perhaps it's not surprising that - despite the six defensive players added in the draft - the unit enters training camp with questions all over the place. The Packers have responded well from defensively challenging seasons in the past (2009) and must do so in 2012 to have a shot at returning to the big game. (more…)

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Quick Recap of the Packers Draft

  5 years ago     61 Views     1 Comment  

Ted Thompson's eighth draft as Packers GM may have been the most interesting of them all, adding six straight defensive players before capping off the weekend with an O-lineman and QB.  While both Thompson and McCarthy maintained the notion that selection was based on best player available, the selections fell suspiciously in line with the Packers' direct needs. Further, Thompson traded up an uncharacteristically high three times. (more…)

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