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Green Bay Packers
The defending NFC North champions are looking like a much different team after a long offseason. They added running-backs Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin through the draft, as well as a potential difference maker on defense in versatile defensive end Datone Jones.
They lost receiver Greg Jennings, but still have several weapons at Aaron Rodgers's disposal. Losing tackle Bryan Bulaga for the year is a huge blow to an already weak offensive line, which begs the question: can they protect Rodgers all season? Can they establish a balanced attack on offense? Can the defense rebound after an embarrassing display against the San Francisco 49ers' in the playoffs last year?
Let's start at the quarterback position. Rodgers is arguably the best quarterback in the NFL, but will need to be protected to avoid a major injury. He was sacked an incredible 51 times last year; the offensive line needs to get their act together. He will be fine as long as he stays healthy.
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First he was overrated, not worth a first-round pick. Then he got to camp and he was ‘too fat’. Eddie Lacy must’ve heard all that, because he came out like he had something to prove Saturday night against the Rams.
Lacy started the game after two weeks of injury-laden training camp practices which lead to hesitation that he would play at all against St. Louis. But play he...
Eddie Lacy (Photo Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Before the start of the preseason, the Green Bay Packers had some pending questions regarding their football team. Would Mason Crosby be the kicker for the season or would he be run out of town? Would two-time national champion Eddie Lacy emerge as the leading running back as only a rookie? Would Jarrett Boykin or Jeremy...
For the most part, the Packers as a team have been flying under the radar in the offseason and in the preseason in 2013. And that's the way the team likes it.On the offensive side of the ball, the Packers have the best quarterback on the planet in Aaron Rodgers, a revamped offensive line, a new look running game, and a loaded receiving corp.On the defensive side of the ball,...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Two weeks after undergoing knee surgery, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is unsure whether he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.
When coach Mike McCarthy initially announced Nelson's surgery, he expressed hope that the 28-year-old's absence would only extend through the preseason. Though Nelson claims his rehabilitation is...
Coach Mike McCarthy is getting more options for the Packers' backfield.
Incumbent starter DuJuan Harris is itching to play after missing time with a knee injury.
Rookie Eddie Lacy has Green Bay fans buzzing after showing off his spin move and power-running style in his preseason debut last week against the Rams.
The running backs will be in the spotlight in the Packers'...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Nearly one full year later, Green Bay Packers safety M.D. Jennings is still reminded constantly about his role in the infamous conclusion of the Monday Night Football game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Call it the Fail Mary or the Inaccurate Reception or the game that finally got rid of the NFL's replacement referees, it's the moment that Jennings isn...
Veteran placekicker Mason Crosby has been inconsistent in training camp
Enough is enough. The Green Bay Packers have given Mason Crosby every chance in the world to show that last season’s abysmal performance was an aberration, but the beleaguered kicker simply hasn’t taken advantage of the opportunity. Three more misses in Wednesday’s practice should prove once and for all...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
11:15 a.m. (Total: 2 hours, 14 minutes)
Movin' On Up:
LB Sam Barrington
Barrington has several reasons to feel good about himself after Tuesday's practice. The Packers' seventh-round pick out of South Florida tipped a pass from quarterback Graham Harrell that was intercepted by Jarrett Bush.
Barrington was also part of...
If you are a Green Bay Packers fan, odds are you did not sleep well on September 24, 2012.
Why would this have been the case? Because you just watched the worst officiating blunder in the history of the NFL-the Fail Mary:
It is still difficult to find the words to express just how piss poor of a call this was, as well as accurately describe the emotions Packers fans were...
Neither a defender nor the sound of a whistle could stop Packers tight end Jermichael Finley.
Two passes, two nice catches on the run for Finley in practice Tuesday. After sidestepping defenders for extra yards, Finley kept right on going for the goal line each time even after coaches blew the plays dead.
By all accounts, Finley is having one of the best preseasons of his six-year...
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After my trip to Lambeau field two seasons ago with my father a Wisconsin native, I truly realized how seriously Green Bay fans take their football as the parking lot was a mass of the famous green and gold color scheme. Apparently come to find out, now a Packers themed car contest will be held in order to pay homage to the folks who chose to decorate their means of transportation...