Tag Archive: offensive line

AM Quickslant: A Wet Start to the Preseason

  3 years ago     81 Views     1 Comment  

The Packers preseason kicked off with a clash with the Titans at LP Field last night and the game couldn't have been...wetter! Shortly before the game, thunderstorms circled the area threatening to end our chances of seeing any football at all. But by game-time things had gotten a whole lot better...no thunder, no lightning...just torrential rain. We entered LP Field...well it might be more accurate to say we scuttled in like a couple of drowned rats, with football on our minds and hope in our hearts that our tickets could still be read by the scanners. Heck, I think we…

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What 2 Watch 4: Derek Sherrod Part 1

  3 years ago     116 Views     1 Comment  

First of all...what a shame to go through another season having lost a key lineman before it ever began. Don Barclay's ACL injury is a blow to the depth of a Packers offensive line that could have made fans feel much more comfortable about Rodgers' protection this year. Trade Bulaga for Barclay and we lose lose last year's starter for last year's lost starter...yikes! (more…)

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Filling Needs by Looking for Diamonds in Small Places

  4 years ago     85 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Ted Thompson is not afraid to scan the Division II and III ranks in search of hidden talent he can add to the Packers. And, he's found some decent gems that made their names in a Division II or III school. Some of these are names we've come to know well. They started in smaller colleges and found a home with the Packers. Names like Erik Walden, James Starks, Jamari Lattimore, and the fan-favorite John Kuhn are all from Division II or Division III schools. So, I started to wonder what Division II and III players have been making a…

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Packers Need to Establish Consistency Up Front

  5 years ago     168 Views     4 Comments  

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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