Found June 03, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Some even argue he's the best quarterback playing right now. Even so, great quarterbacks always benefit from a good running game, and that's something Rodgers would like to benefit from as well, changing his tone from last season when he said of the running game on NFL Network, "Do we need to?" "I just think it's better when we have balance for everybody," Rodgers said in a Q&A with Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, published Saturday. "It helps with the passing game. It slows down the rush. It gives us opportunities to have some more one-on-ones outside." When asked to elaborate on how the absence of a legitimate running game has affected the offense, Rodgers elaborated further. "It just hasn't given us the consistency that we need from that department. The ability to have a balance can give you those eight-man boxes and one-on-one matchups outside and...

Aaron Rodgers wants more rings than Bart Starr, praises Randall Cobb

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is back in go mode as the 2013-14 NFL season looms large. Rodgers has all the faith in the world that big play threat Randall Cobb will continue his rise to the forefront of the NFL’s new stars. Please click here to read/watch this extensive story. The post Aaron Rodgers wants more rings than Bart Starr, praises Randall Cobb appeared...

No contract extension for B.J. Raji, Packers will wait until next year

Green Bay Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji will play out the final year of his contract without a new contract extension, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Instead, the team will make the decision on him after the 2013 season to see if he's worth the money. After Aaron Rogers and Clay Matthews received new deals, the assumption was that Raji was next in line....

Mike McCarthy hosts golf tournament for good cause

GREEN BAY, Wis. It's been a Green Bay Packers head coach tradition since 1988 and it's one that Mike McCarthy takes very seriously. McCarthy, like the four coaches who preceded him, was the face and name of the Packers' cystic fibrosis celebrity golf outing Monday. "Our history and our tradition for the Green Bay Packers obviously far exceeds what happens on the...

Green Bay Packers Address Running Game Woes With 2013 Rookies

The Green Bay Packers were a team that was up and down at times finishing the season with an 11-5 record, and a loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round of the playoffs.Here is the rookie class head coach Mike McCarthy and his staff have put together to address the needs of a team that is in bad need of a star running back, and a replacement for defensive captain,...

Brian Bulaga excited about moving to left tackle

Packers offensive lineman Brian Bulaga told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that he’s excited about moving to left tackle this season. “I’m excited about it and ready to take on the challenge,” Bulaga said. “It’s not an overnight, immediate deal, where one day I’m totally comfortable with this.” Bulaga played left tackle at Iowa and stepped in during his rookie year in...

Green Bay Packers Flashback Sunday: So Close in ’78

If you were a Packer fan in the 1970′s, success was often difficult to find. Following the dynasty of the Lombardi teams of the 1960s, the Packers of the 1970′s were often the complete reverse of that. More familiar with losing than winning for most of the first half (save for one playoff season in 1972) the success of the previous decade was in the rear view mirror, and growing...

Packers rumors: Plan to let B.J. Raji play out contract

The Green Bay Packers locked up two high-profile players this offseason in linebacker Clay Matthews and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. However, the team is content letting defensive tackle B.J. Raji play out the final year of his contract, according to Ian Rapoport of From Total Access: After early talks, #Packers plan to make DT BJ Raji play out the final year of his deal...

Roster Depth: Green Bay Packers

Depth is important. Whether we like it or not, injuries happen — and when they do somebody needs to step up, because NFL opponents offer no quarter and every game is important. In this four-part series, we are taking a look at each team in the NFC North, noting where they could be strong with [...]The post Roster Depth: Green Bay Packers by Russ Thomas appeared first on WCSN -...

Packers' Shields: 'I wanted to get paid; it didn't happen'

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- This isn't what Sam Shields wanted. He was looking for a long-term contract with the Green Bay Packers and the money and security that would accompany it. After negotiations didn't progress the way that Shields hoped, the 25-year-old cornerback settled on signing the one-year tender offer for 2 million. But he wasn't necessarily too happy about it...

Report: Packers CB Shields signs RFA tender

Cornerback Sam Shields has signed his restricted free agent tender with the Green Bay Packers, according to multiple reports. In March, the Packers decided to give Shields a second-round tender that is worth 2.023 million for the 2013 season. Shields did not show up for the teams first two weeks of offseason training activities. But, with mandatory minicamp practices beginning Tuesday...

No Guarantees Beyond 2013 for Shields, Raji

Sam Shields and B.J. Raji will play for the Packers in 2013, but 2014 and beyond is a mystery. Shields signed his restricted free agent tender on Monday, one day ahead of the mandatory minicamp. Raji, according to, will have to "earn" a contract extension.

Jolly Returns From Three-Year Suspension

Johnny Jolly found motivation from other felons in prison, but they were no substitute for his teammates. "Oh my God, I'm back on the field, practicing with the dudes I love to play ball with," he said after Tuesday's minicamp practice.

Sam Shields Signs Restricted Tender: What it Means In Negotiations with Green Bay Packers

Sam Shields showed the Green Bay Packers a sign of good faith yesterday when he agreed to sign his one-year restricted free agent tender according to a report by Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The one-year deal is worth $2.03 million and ensures that Shields will be a Packer in 2013. More importantly to the coaching staff with the contract in place, he can participate...
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