Tag Archive: NFL training camp

Keys to the Game Week One: The Chicago Bears

  2 years ago     114 Views     2 Comments  

Yeah, I know it's the middle of June, but August will be here before you know it and with it...football. The dog days of Summer serve to remind us that those crisp mornings and golden afternoons are quickly approaching and for those of you who, like me, favor the Fall above all seasons, you are probably thinking about that September 13th matchup against the Bears at Soldier Field too. There is one key to this game and one only. If the Packers do their job in this regard...easy win. If they fail, the Bears will have a chance to push…

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The Second-Year Player that I am MOST Excited About

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There has been a lot of talk in Packernation about second year players. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Davante Adams, and Richard Rodgers all made an impact last season and if they take a leap this year, could be special. Adams in particular has Aaron Rodgers raving after OTA's, and at 6'2 and 216 pounds, Adams could add yet another receiving threat - this time, throughout the season. Last year we saw Adams explode when teams like the Patriots and Cowboys paid too much attention to Nelson and Cobb. Richard Rodgers had some good games too and Ha Ha shored up the…

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Pack Signs “The Big Kowalski”

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The Packers have been a leading team in successfully developing un-drafted free agents for a long time. Yesterday the Pack announced that they had signed Villanova tackle Vince Kowalski. At 6'4" and 305 pounds, Kowalski has the frame to add depth to the Packers line while he develops as a pro. Kowalski is also durable, starting every game of his four year career at 'Nova. He keeps a wide base and finishes plays. All-in-all, big Kowalski is an interesting prospect on a team that has its starting O-line intact but needs to continue to look to add depth in case…

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A.M. Quickslant: New “Wrinkles” + Same Chemistry = Better Offense

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We've been asking Packernation about NFC North division rivals this week. One of the most important reasons that teams try to institute new "wrinkles" into their offense is to try to throw their division rivals off the scent. There is a certain familiarity that comes from meeting a team twice each year and using different players in different ways helps nullify the advantage that such familiarity may give a defense. Plays that have not seen the fieldĀ cannot show up as tendencies on the film. (more…)

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Packernation Poll: Follow-Up to the Special Teams Post

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In part 1 our our "Making the Special Teams Special" series, we looked at the kickoff return game for the Packers and compared the return yards in the first meeting with the Seattle Seahawks with the NFC Championship game against the same team. If you haven't read that post, you can check it out here. (more…)

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