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The Green Bay Packers are going to be undertaking a lot of changes to their 53-man roster this offseason. But one change that should not be made is with current starting tight end Jermichael Finley, the mercurial talent that has often let his words speak louder than his play.
Yet, despite the concerns about Finley being an off-field distraction, near the end of the 2012 NFL season, the former third-round pick started to let this play on the field do the talking and once he did, he started to resemble the player that was once thought to have elite capabilities.
During the first nine games of the 2012 season, Finley had more than 50 yards receiving just twice. But in the final seven weeks of the season, Finley became a big part of the offense again and posted six games with at least 50 yards and caught five or more passes in four of the last five games.
If you want to look at some advanced stats, Finley ranked fifth among tight ends in 2012 at yards per target (among players with at l...
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1) Introduction: Jordy Nelson entered the 2012 season coming off his best season as a professional. Nelson played a key role in the Packers’ 15-1 season a year ago, catching 68 passes for 1,263 yards and 15 touchdowns. And after an impressive showing this summer at training camp, it looked like Nelson was poised to build upon his breakout year in 2013.
Matthews is set for a bump in pay from escalators in his rookie deal, but with Matthews slated to be a free agent in 2014, the Packers need to get a deal done or risk losing their playmaking linebacker.
According to Tom Silverstein of jsonline.com, Matthews is in the drivers seat and Green Bay will have to step up to the table, Silverstein writes:
‘Matthews ranks eighth on...
Donald Driver retires. Greg Jennings likely a goner. Those two facts have many feeling pretty uncertain about the success of the Packers' receiving corps in 2013. They should sit down and talk with James Jones. "It's exciting because it means more opportunities," Jones said on NFL Network's Around The League.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones was on the NFL Network and admitted that he hates the helmet-to-helmet rule that the league instituted to protect defenseless receivers.
“I think the helmet-to-helmet rule, where defenders have to hit at a certain target, I think they need to eliminate that,” Jones said, per ProFootballTalk.com. “I’d rather get hit in the helmet...
Undersized fourth-round draft pick made some big plays for the Packers in 2012
The Green Bay Packers began the season with 10 rookies on the 53-man roster. That’s a pretty high number – especially for a team than won 15 games the previous year. But GM Ted Thompson didn’t hang on to all those rookies to save money or to make himself look good. He kept them because they could...
Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones has gone from sometimes unused after thought, to a key cog in the Packers lethal passing game.
With the retirement of Donald Driver, and impending departure of Greg Jennings, Jones now see’s himself as an important fixture along side Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.
Jones was on NFL Network yesterday and talked about the future of the Packers...
The NFL's increasing emphasis on eliminating helmet-to-helmet hits draws frequent criticism from defenders who are penalized and fined for such tackles, but it's rare -- maybe unheard of -- for a wide receiver to share that sentiment.
Green Bay Packers wideout James Jones said in an NFL Network studio appearance this week that if he could be commissioner for a day the first...
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Arnie Herber: Herber was one of the league’s great early passers. He led the NFL in passing yards in 1932, 1934 and 1936. Herber and wide receiver Don Hutson were the league’s first great quarterback-wide receiver combination.
The Packers won four NFL Championships...
Wise stance or not, Packers wide receiver James Jones offered an unusually fresh and reasonable perspective on player safety this week.
When asked on NFL Network what he would do if commish for a day, Jones said he has no problem getting hit in the head and would allow more helmet-to-helmet hits.
“I think the helmet-to-helmet rule, where defenders have to hit at a certain...
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
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In what was considered an off-year for Aaron Rodgers, he still finished the season strong passing for 4,295 yards and 39 touchdowns with only 8 interceptions despite missing his top-target Greg Jennings for most of the year. That performance...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The cost of being a Green Bay Packers season ticket holder is increasing.
The Packers announced Tuesday morning that ticket prices are rising between 2 and 5, depending on the location of the seat.
Team president and CEO Mark Murphy explained the increase to season ticket holders in a letter that accompanied the invoice for payment. This is the fourth straight...
Chris Jacke was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round in 1989. The Packers were in need of a kicker after trotting out four different players to attempt field goals in 1988, including Max Zendejas and his 56.3 percent success rate.
As a rookie, Jacke made 78.6 percent of his field goals, which ranked him eighth in the NFL that season. He continued to...
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that there’s a good chance the Green Bay Packers will meet with Clay Matthews‘ representation at the Combine to discuss a long-term deal.
Matthews, 26, is in the final year of his rookie contract and will make a $3.73 million after triggering escalators in contract that raised his salary from $1.492 million.
Matthews and Perry will anchor the Outside Linebacker spots in 2013
Packers Outside Linebackers: This is a group that had a lot of promise heading into 2o12 but after an injury to rookie Nick Perry and an underwhelming season from 2011 incumbent Erik Walden, there wasn’t nearly as much production as the defense needed nor wanted. The Green Bay Packers enter the 2013 offseason...
This past Monday marked the first calendar day NFL teams could franchise tag their free agents ahead of a long offseason. At the moment only five or six names look to be a guaranteed certainty in terms of their future, while the rest of the pool swims freely in doubt.
Names like Joe Flacco and Jairus Byrd will be linked to beefy contracts in no-time – neither the Ravens or the...