Tag Archive: Special teams

3 Special Teams Concerns

  5 months ago     111 Views     Leave your thoughts  

While Packer Nation is excited about the prospect of an offense that looks locked and loaded, and (though there are question marks) a defense that is getting healthy and added some prime rookie recruits, there are still several questions about the special teams.  (more…)

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GPN Poll: Which Concerns You More?

  2 years ago     122 Views     13 Comments  

So, you've had some time to process things from preseason game one. You've read a bunch of observations and opinions from around the internet about the game. Now, it's your turn. (more…)

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Making the Special Teams Special: Part 1 Arrow Pointing UP

  2 years ago     108 Views     2 Comments  

At the end of last season, there was a lot of talk of how the Packers special teams let us down. There was then a lot of action on the part of the Packers staff in letting Shawn Slocum go, making sure the head coach was in on the special teams meetings, and drafting versatile players who are likely to contribute to that group. With OTA's happening now and Training Camp on the way, it is time to take a closer look at the Packers' special teams and identify the good, the bad, and the ugly. Today we are going…

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CLICK to PICK – You Grade The Selection: Ty Montgomery

  2 years ago     105 Views     1 Comment  

Ty Montgomery was my favorite pick of this year's draft. In the third round at number 94 the Packers have what I view as the answer to endangering veterans on kick returns. While he still has a LOT to prove as an NFL player, Sam Seale, one of the Packers scouts, has called him "a bigger Randall Cobb". This is high praise and from what I have seen, not unwarranted though it remains to be seen how Montgomery develops at the next level, where the windows are smaller, the angles are tighter, and daylight is at a prison-population premium.  (more…)

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Will the Special Teams Finally be Special?

  2 years ago     138 Views     Leave your thoughts  

The Packers special teams was atrocious last season with botched onside kicks, poor kickoff returns etc., McCarthy said the ST's would be better this year and it started with firing coach Shawn Slocum and promoting his assistant Ron Zook. Then McCarthy gave up his play calling duties so he could focus on all aspects of the team, now he will be in every meeting when it comes to defense/offense/special teams and this alone could make this team get over the small hump that's been holding them back from going to the big dance, they let go of some key players…

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