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Rodgers Says “Goodbye” to JV

  3 years ago     84 Views     Leave your thoughts  

According to Kevin Patra of Around the League, Aaron Rodgers is happy with the improved size of his team this year. A bigger, faster, and stronger Packers team bodes well for the Packers chances of success outside of the NFC North where they have been posted up as the team to beat for what seems like forever. But the playoffs have been less than satisfactory to the Packers team (and fans) of late. An increase in size and speed and an intimidating attitude on the field could be just the ticket. (more…)

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The Verdicts in: And Video Proof at the End

  3 years ago     153 Views     15 Comments  

Some Clarifications Well yesterday we polled Packernation as to whether we should ban people who dropped "Packers suck" comments onto the Facebook fanpage, and then smugly disappeared into the ether of the web. The response was OFF THE HOOK! However, in reading some of the comments, I wanted to make a couple disclaimers and clarifications: We had a lot of people say that we should only ban people who curse, and we TOTALLY AGREE with that. We think even Packers fans should show class when talking about other teams and their fans and omit the crude language. This post was…

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Finley Situation the Perfect Rental Arrangement

  5 years ago     91 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Athletic tight ends have become a hot commodity these days in the NFL. That’s why the Patriots have to be happy about locking up pro bowl tight end Rob Gronkonski for six more years at such a “reasonable” price. The Packers hit gold with the financially sound yet short-term contract they handed over to Jermichael Finley in February. However, there is a good chance that Finley will be unaffordable when his two-year contract expires. Finley’s history of injuries and “me-oriented” playing style make the short-term nature of the contract a positive. Further, players like Finley tend to approach their peak…

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2012 Draft Analysis: Defensive Linemen

  5 years ago     71 Views     Leave your thoughts  

When Green Bay Packers fans are asked what was the biggest difference between the 2010 and '11 seasons, the most common answer is the free agent departure of Cullen Jenkins. The loss of the former starting defensive end is a hole that still needs to be filled and the 2012 draft would be the perfect time for Ted Thompson to address it. The strength of the 2011 defensive line was starting tackles Ryan Pickett and B.J Raji, but after those two, the Packers didn't get consistent play from any of the other defensive linemen on the roster. (more…)

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2012 Draft Analysis: Outside Linebackers

  5 years ago     110 Views     7 Comments  

The Green Bay Packers changed to a 3-4 defense in 2009, and since then general manager Ted Thompson has not made drafting the outside linebacker position a top priority. Three-time pro bowler Clay Matthews is the lone early-round selection by Thompson at the crucial position in the defense, but after the anemic production in 2011, there is urgency for an OLB to taken high in this year's draft. Matthews was the 26th pick in 2009 after the Packers traded two third-round picks to move up from the second round to nab him and this year would be the perfect time…

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