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The NFL is a show me NOW league, and Packers heralded rookie running back Johnathan Franklin didn’t impress anybody during training camp or the preseason. His poor performance prompted one scout to describe him in these less than glowing terms: “he’s not a real impressive guy. He plays small and he doesn’t play fast.” But what of his record breaking numbers at UCLA? What of his running back leading 4.49 40-yard dash (and 11.33 60-yard shuttle) at the combine? His statistical accumulations in an up-tempo spread based offense and prowess in athletic testing were no longer relevant. In the present, he was faltering.
Alas, fortunes can spin 180 degrees in short order. Following a knee injury suffered by starter James S...
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The Green Bay Packers have yet to say who will replace maligned return man Jeremy Ross. Ross was released this week after a key fumble in the Bengals game that led to an early 14-0 Cincinnati lead.
Ross also had a key fumble in the playoffs against the San Francisco 49ers and was averaging a paltry 12.5 yards on kick returns in 2013. While Mike McCarthy says that he would “have...
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers summed up Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in one word: “Frustrating.” “Frustrating game. You feel like you gave this one away. I played poorly. The defense played
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers cleared the air on Tuesday, saying that his sideline shouting match with head coach McCarthy is 'over and done with.' In the loss to the Bengals, tempers flared and emotions flew as the two both engaged in many would call a 'heated argument.' It was a strange sight for both usually calm demeanors to go ballistic, but it happens...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A 1-2 record wasn't what the Green Bay Packers had in mind. But after the Packers' coordinators had reviewed and analyzed the tape of the 34-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the three of them discussed a few of the game's important topics.
Here are three question-and-answer highlights from each coordinator:
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR DOM CAPERS
It's hard to believe that it was 17 seasons ago that free agent Desmond Howard shocked the football world by making the Packers' final roster out of camp and subsequently sparked the team to a Super Bowl title thanks to a record setting season returning punts that concluded with a Super Bowl MVP trophy. After a 1-2 start in which the return game not only failed to provide...
This week, I thought you might enjoy a few fun facts about the New York Giants with your early week 3 pick ups:•The Jets had more penalty yards than the Giants had offensive yards this week. That’s pathetic.•Eli Manning now leads the league in interceptions. After the Carolina blowout, you have to wonder if Peyton was taking it easy on his little brother last week...
Handing out grades following the Green Bay Packers' 34-30 road loss to the Cincinnati Bengals:
Passing Offense: D
Remember all those records that Aaron Rodgers broke and tied in the Packers' Week 2 win? Well, Rodgers' performance in the loss at Cincinnati was nothing like that.
This was one of the worst games that Rodgers has played in several years. Given how high of...
As the Packers begin going their separate ways for the (very early and much needed) bye week, many are of the opinion that they are a team muddled with question marks.
Aaron Rodgers went from having arguably his best performance ever against the Redskins to by far his worst game in several years against the Bengals.
Eddie Lacy, the salvation for the much beleaguered running game...
When you’re a fringe player in the NFL, the career lifespan depends on your ability to make plays and not mistakes. Jeremy Ross is learning that the hard way today.
ESPN.com is reporting that the Green Bay Packers have released wide receiver Jeremy Ross after his first quarter fumble against the Bengals.
Mike McCarthy possibly wanting to send a message to his team, sacrificed...
Green Bay Packers Tight End Jermichael Finley after being hit by Bengals Safety George Iloka.
When a kiddie pool has more depth than your active roster, it’s time for a bye week.
My beloved Packers were dropping like flies Sunday as we handed a gift-wrapped victory to the Cincinatti Bengals. It began with a seemingly accidental yet powerful blow to Jermichael Finley by Bengals...
A few of the NFL’s young stars at the quarterback position are starting to find out really quick that they’ll turn on you just as fast as they fell in love with you.
After a week one start in which he lit up the Green Bay Packers for over 400 yards passing, Colin Kaepernick has come down to young quarterback earth, struggling as a passer, and actually looking young in the process...
The Raiders New Mascot May Get Pillaged at the Black Hole (Pic)
Aaron Rodgers or Lloyd Christmas (Meme)
The Packers-Bengals game has been great throughout, but this go-ahead score by the Bengals, after squandering an initial 14-0 lead and falling behind big, was a dervish of minds exploding. Johnathan Franklin lost it before crashing into the line and then things got crazy.