Found September 28, 2012 on
The Penalty Flag:
Defense isn’t sexy like offense. Those hard-hitting tackles may feed a masochistic urge for some, but for the most part, it’s not as fun to watch as a spectacular wide receiver catch. Some defensive players get the ink, but invariably the media attention goes to the offense. Any NFL coach knows, however, when it comes to the fourth quarter, you don’t want those last minutes with your defense on the field.
You want a powerful running back grinning out two, three yard gains in the final minutes.
The Packers got a rude reminder of how important defense was with their 30 to 22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Here’s a team built on defensive ends, line backers and safeties.… Read more
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Roger Goodell issued the following statement to NFL fans today regarding the NFL. Is this enough for Packers fans?
To NFL Fans:
The National Football League is at its best when the focus is on the players and the action on the field, not on labor negotiations.
All of us who love the sport appreciate the skills and dedication of the players and coaches. That is why...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer For all the Green Bay Packers' complaints about a mistake by replacement officials that cost them a game Monday night, they probably wouldn't have been in position to lose on a last-second play if their offensive line had done a better job protecting Aaron Rodgers in the first half.
Going into Sunday's...
After an agonizing three weeks that seemed like an NFL eternity, the league and they're locked out officials have reached an agreement.
And they'll be back just in time for Thursday Night Football.
It took some bad calls, some really really bad calls for the parties involved to get up off they're collective asses and make this happen.
Imagine going through the...
The struggling New Orleans Saints make the harrowing trip up to Lambeau field to square off against the Packers this Sunday, but they shouldn’t go in expecting sympathy.
According to Packers Pro-Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews “They have no sympathy for us and we don’t for them,”
That’s a great approach to what’s a must-win game for both teams, as the Packers come...
I’m not going to detail the “innacurate reception” as I’m sure that’s been done to death and frankly I’m tired of seeing it, so I’m going to be analyzing another play that popped out to me. Overall, there’s nothing special going on on either side of the ball, the Seahawks are playing a vanilla formation and the Packers counter with a vanilla formation. No crazy...
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Clay Matthews says the Saints are like a "wounded dog" coming into Green Bay and that he doesn't feel sorry for them.
GREEN BAY, Wis. Nearly four weeks into the regular season, the Packers have surprisingly become a relatively healthy group. Entering their game Sunday at home against the New Orleans Saints, coach Mike McCarthy had to list only one player as out (rookie safety Sean Richardson) and one player as questionable (cornerback Davon House).
Aside from those two, the other six players on...
Will Aaron Rodgers finally get it going against the Saints?
As tough as it is, we need to move on and get back to legitimate football.
After the Green Bay Packers “loss” to fall to 1-2 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, the Packers somehow must regroup and play the New Orleans Saints Sunday at Lambeau Field. The Saints enter the game a somewhat surprising 0-3 on...
New Orleans Saints (0-3) at Green Bay Packers (1-2)
The Saints and Packers are a combined 1-5 three weeks in the season. Raise your hand if you saw that coming. I strangely see no hands. This is a huge, must win game for both teams, and given that we should expect huge performances from both quarterbacks. You know it’s really not sitting well with both of these quarterbacks that...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There is no team in the NFL happier than the Packers that the regular referees are back on the field.With an agreement reached between the NFL and the Referees Association just 48 hours after the officiating debacle that directly affected the outcome of Monday night's Packers-Seahawks game, there were conflicted emotions inside the Lambeau Field locker room...
After being terrorized in week two by Packers' linebacker Clay Matthews, quarterback Jay Cutler will once again have his head on a swivel when they travel to Dallas Monday night to face the Cowboys and all-world linebacker, DeMarcus Ware.
Both the Cowboys and Bears enter Monday night's showdown with a 2-1 record and are led by their defenses. Through three games...