Tag Archive: defense

You Make the Call: Josh Jones’ Focus Week One

  4 months ago     291 Views     1 Comment  

It's time for another Packer Nation head-to-head poll. One of the most exciting players that the Packers drafted this year is Josh Jones. With the exit of Micah Hyde there was a need for a versatile guy on the Packers' defense that could play multiple positions and crash the box if necessary. Jones checks all those boxes. At 6'1 5/8" and 220 pounds with 3.4 speed, Jones is the total package. As a "replacement for Micah" though, he won't have the veteran savvy so his response time may be a little slower right out of the gate. So all this…

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The Flip Side of Aggressive Safety Play

  4 months ago     367 Views     Leave your thoughts  

When fans in Packer Nation hear the name Kentrell Brice, they inevitably think of a hard hitter. Though 27 tackles and 4 assists will not jump off the page at anyone, Brice's goal-line thud against the Falcons in week 8 and in particular his origami fold-up of Cole Beasley in the Divisional round of the playoffs last year definitely leap out. Brice did more than flash his heavy hitting ways, he showed that it was his calling card. But there is a flip side to the coin of the hard hitting safety and with youngsters like Josh Jones presumably taking…

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Interactive O/U: Bring Back the Takeaways

  1 year ago     125 Views     2 Comments  

The Packers recorded 24 interceptions in the regular season of 2010. They recorded eight in the post-season, partly because they had so many games to play. We all know how that season ended...that's the one we want to repeat. In 2011, the Packers picked off opposing quarterbacks 31 times and despite the quick and disappointing exit from the playoffs, that is a substantial number. Since 2011, the highest INT total for the Packers in the regular season has been 18 (2012, 2014) with only 11 in 2013. The Packers presumably should have moved on to another Super Bowl in 2014…

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Packers Face Tough Decisions

  1 year ago     116 Views     1 Comment  

With the season officially over and free agents looming what moves do you think Ted Thompson should make? Here is a list of players he will have to make decisions about: Unrestricted Free Agents OT, Don Barclay K, Mason Crosby (more…)

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