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Backup QB Situation Nothing New for Packers

  5 years ago     106 Views     3 Comments  

For the first time since 2008, the Packers will enter training camp with a different set of faces throwing beside reigning league MVP Aaron Rodgers. While not as thrilling as the battle at safety, the situation at backup quarterback is still very relevant. To see why, let's briefly recap the Aaron Rodgers era in terms of who was sitting behind him on the depth chart. Four years ago, it was Louisville product Brian Brohm who was viewed as "insurance" behind Rodgers, as No.12 entered his first season as a starter. However, as early as the preseason, it was clear that…

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Quick Recap of the Packers Draft

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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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2012 Draft Analysis: Cornerbacks

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It’s been quite some time since Ted Thompson hit it big on cornerback in the draft. In fact, you’d have to go all the way back to his days in Seattle where the current Packers GM endorsed the selection of Washington State cornerback Marcus Trufant. That’s not to say Thompson hasn’t built the position well - Sam Shields was quite the find in undrafted free agency - it’s just that his wins haven’t come in Radio City Music Hall. For the most part, Ted has avoided early-round selection of cornerbacks, his only early-day pick being second-round bust Pat Lee in…

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2012 Draft Analysis: Quarterbacks

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Having just lost Matt Flynn to Seattle in free agency, the Packers will be faced with their first offseason since 2008 where quarterback is a relevant position to scout for heading into the draft. The Packers barely missed a handsome return on their seventh round investment in Flynn but discovered the value in developing a middle-of-the-road passer behind a great one. Expect Green Bay to draft another arm this year that can serve as insurance for Aaron Rodgers and potential trade bait in a couple of seasons. (more…)

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Packers Need to Establish Consistency Up Front

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The protection in front of Aaron Rodgers has been a rollercoaster ride since the 2011 MVP took over as starter four years ago.  Rodgers found the turf often in 2008 and was lucky to play a full season in 2009. With two respectable seasons now under their belt, it's time for the offensive line to take it to the next level. The barrier to becoming a consistently elite front five? The uncertain picture at tackle. Let's put the Scott Wells and Chad Clifton talk to the side here. For a quarterback to have sustainable production in this league, he must…

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