Found September 19, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Last week: 4 (+3) Record: 1-1 The Packers came out flat defensively week 1 and lost to the 49ers and fire on defensively and beat the Bears week 2. Both are worthy opponents, but which defensive effort was the real one? I still don’t like their reliance on forcing turnovers, but if they can continue to play at least solid defense, they’ll be as tough to beat as they have been over the last 25 games, where they’re 22-3. Studs QB Aaron Rodgers: 22 of 32 for 219 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, 1 throw away, 5 drops, 107.0 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 8 of 37 drop backs (5 sacks, 2 of 3, 1 throw away) RB Cedric Benson: Rushed for 81 yards (52 after contact) on 20 carries, 2 broken tackles, 4 catches for 35 yards on 4 targets ROLB Clay Matthews: 4 sacks and 2 quarterback hurries on 32 pass rush snaps, 1 batted pass, 2 solo tackles, 6 stops LE BJ Raji: 1 quarterback hurry on 26 pass rush snaps, 1 batted pass, 3 solo tackles, 3 stops CB Tramon Williams: Allowed 2 catches for 21...

Jermichael Finley's agent questions Aaron Rodgers' leadership

Blake Baratz, the agent for Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, uses his Twitter account to voice his opinions about the NFL, but he’s receiving attention for questioning the leadership of Aaron Rodgers in a recent tweet. Baratz was tweeting on Friday morning about Thursday’s Packers-Bears game when the leadership subject came up. It started with a tweet from Baratz criticizing...

Finley refuses to criticize agent's comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers coach Mike McCarthy called it "ignorant." Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said it was "silly." But tight end Jermichael Finley, whose agent, Blake Baratz, recently made negative statements about Rodgers' leadership abilities, had no issue with it."I wasn't upset at all," Finley said at his locker on Thursday. "He (Baratz...

Packers offense struggling to find rhythm

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Penalties, dropped passes, missed throws and turnovers have all contributed to the Packers' struggles on offense through two games this season. After the incredible year that Green Bay's offense had in 2011, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the group just don't look the same right now.It's only two games and the regular season is far from...

Jennings misses practice with groin injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Though Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings practiced in full pads on Tuesday, it did not go well. After having Wednesday off, Jennings, who missed Green Bay's Week 2 win over the Bears with a groin injury, did not participate at all in the team's Thursday practice."Maybe we were a little bit too optimistic," coach Mike McCarthy said of Jennings...

Jermichael Finley’s agent rips Aaron Rodgers

Blake Baratz, the agent of Packers tight end Jermichael Finley doesn’t seem like the wisest man around after ripping both Bears quarterback Jay Cutler as well as Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. “Jay Cutler, u serious in ur press conf last night?U sound like a 6 yr old who just had his animal crackers taken. Quit being a [expletive], own up,” Baratz tweeted, adding: “There’s...

Weekly Rankings: The One Where I Spinal Tap Aaron Rodgers

Sorry, Aaron Rodgers owners, this week he goes to 11.  Now I get it, you drafted him in the first round and ‘gosh darn it, he deserves a better ranking than that!’ is what you’re thinking.  Ok, you were thinking of other four letter words than ‘gosh’ and ‘darn’ but that’s besides the point and I’m sure I’ll see them in the comments.  Something about this matchup...

Sports Media, the Green Bay Packers and the “Panic Button”

If you were to watch Sportscenter or read any of the major sports media prior to the Green Bay Packers game against the Chicago Bears Thursday night you would have been under the impression that the Packers were on the verge of being eliminated from postseason contention. “If the Packers lose tonight should there be panic in title town?” That was the common question you would...

Rodgers confident in locker room chemistry

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers first got to his locker on Thursday for his weekly interview with the media, the NFL MVP faced multiple questions about his leadership and the negative comments made by Blake Baratz, the agent for Jermichael Finley. Rodgers' response to all of that can be found in detail in this story.But once all of that was settled,...

Jennings Remains Out with Groin

The Packers hoped Pro Bowl wide receiver Greg Jennings would practice on Thursday. Instead, he remained a spectator after a rehab workout didn't go as well as hoped. Plus, injury reports and much more from Thursday.

Greg Jennings Practices Tuesday

Packers receiver Greg Jennings (groin) practiced in pads Tuesday, according to Fox Sports Wisconsin.Fantasy Spin:Jennings missed Week 2 due to a groin injury but it's possible he could have played if the Packers weren't on a short week. He's expected to play Sunday.

When Matthews gets help, hes dangerous

GREEN BAY, Wis. After Clay Matthews racked up 3.5 sacks in Green Bay's Week 2 win against the Chicago Bears, slightly exaggerated compliments were flowing freely in the Packers locker room. Cornerback Tramon Williams called Matthews "a freak of nature." Safety Charles Woodson said, "Nobody can block Clay." It sure looks like the beginning of the 2010 season...

Jones on Rodgers: 'I Love That Dude'

Receiver James Jones brought his fire extinguisher to put out any possibility of a controversy after being at the receiving end of an emotional outburst from Aaron Rodgers on Thursday night.

Week 2 Fantasy Football Recap: Chicago Bears - Green Bay Packers

Chicago Bears – 10, Green Bay Packers – 23This game didn’t really go as planned for anyone here, including Aaron Rodgers (213 total yards, 1 TD, 1 INT).  Rodgers ended up with barely over 200 total yards and one touchdown against one interception, for a very pedestrian total.  That makes two weeks where Rodgers numbers have been very low considering where he was taken in...

The Ghost of Harrell Continues to Plague Cap

The Packers are $7.4 million under the salary cap, even with Justin Harrell and others no longer on the roster counting on this year's cap. Here is the scoop, courtesy of a source with access to league financial data.
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