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2012 Season Predictions

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With one preseason game under their belts the Packers prepare to build on their historic 15-1 season of 2011. Injuries to key contributors, however, will serve as a barrier to Mike McCarthy's group. As is the tradition, Packer Nation's experts weigh in on the outcomes of all sixteen regular season games plus the postseason. (more…)

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Bishop’s Injury an Opportunity for Walden

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With the prospects of Desmond Bishop being out for several months, or even the entire 2012 season, the Green Bay Packers could be in a pinch at inside linebacker. Second-year man D.J. Smith is the logical choice to line up next to A.J. Hawk in the Green Bay 3-4 alignment, but there's another guy on the roster who I feel could make an impact in Bishop's place. That player is Erik Walden. With rookie Nick Perry replacing Walden on the outside, the former starter actually has better size for an inside 'backer in a 3-4 and his athleticism would be…

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Nothing Set in Stone on Defense

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Dom Capers' defense finished the 2011 season 32nd in total defense and 32nd versus the pass. Perhaps it's not surprising that - despite the six defensive players added in the draft - the unit enters training camp with questions all over the place. The Packers have responded well from defensively challenging seasons in the past (2009) and must do so in 2012 to have a shot at returning to the big game. (more…)

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Backup QB Situation Nothing New for Packers

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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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Finley Situation the Perfect Rental Arrangement

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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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