Found June 22, 2013 on Packer Update:
Veteran Marshall Newhouse will compete for the starting job at right tackle in 2013 It took too long, but the Green Bay Packers finally did the right thing when it comes to the offensive line. Moving Bryan Bulaga to left tackle won’t make this group the second coming of the Hogs, but it should make things a lot better. There’s a reason teams play their best tackle on the left side. The former Iowa star should allow Aaron Rodgers to feel a bit more comfortable in the pocket, and even more importantly, he should give the league’s premier quarterback an extra split-second to scan the field. But what excites me most about the move is what it could mean for Marshall Newhouse, the former left tackle who’ll now compete to replace Bulaga on the right side. As I’ve been saying since the first time I watched the ex-TCU star don a Green Bay uniform, right tackle is where he belongs. Newhouse simply doesn’t have the physical skills to be a reliable left tackle. He doesn’t bend his knees and drop his hips the way he needs to, and this will often negate his above-average athletic ability. He also lacks pop in his hands. These negatives got exposed on a weekly basis against the top right defensive ends in the league. These negatives obviously won’t go away at right tackle, but they won’t be quite as detrimental for a number of reasons. For one thing, Newhouse will be facing a lesser opponent most weeks. Despite all the moving around defenses do these days, the majority of coordinators still prefer to have their best pass rusher lined up on the quarterback’s blind side. Also, Newhouse will be under much less pressure at right tackle. If he gets beat, Rodgers will be able to see the danger coming and move out of harm’s way. None of this is to suggest that Newhouse will be going to the Pro Bowl any time soon. His physical limitations in pass protection and his passivity in the run game will see to that. But he does have the potential to be one of the top 15 right tackles in the league. And while that might not sound like much, it would put him about 15 spots ahead of where he ranked at left tackle for the past two seasons. And that might be good enough – along with switching Bulaga and dumping Jeff Saturday – to transform a mediocre O-line into a unit that will be effective enough to get the Packers to where they want to go in 2013.

The 10 best NFL free agents still on the market

With just about two and a half months until the start of the 2013 NFL regular season, let’s take an updated look at the Top 10 NFL free agents that are currently on the open market (in no particular order). Photo Via Atlanta Falcons Official Facebook Page 1. LB Desmond Bishop The former 2007 sixth-round selection out of Cal had a strong two-year stretch in 2010-11, collecting...

Mike McCarthy: It’s ‘nonsense’ to doubt Packers toughness

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says it’s “nonsense” that his team’s toughness has been questioned over the last several months. “I think it’s a load of nonsense because I think the proof is in the pudding. If you watch the tape and the film and you win 12 games a year 

NFL Preview: NFC Playoff Predictions-Part 2

Day 2 of this 2-part NFC Playoff Prediction series, I will tell you why the Detroit Lions will be making the playoffs in just the second time in the last 14 years. In day one of this 2-part NFC Playoff Prediction series, I told you that the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, and the Washington Redskins will repeat as division champions and make it to the playoffs this upcoming...

Team bonding activities go a long way for Packers

One thing that really stands out to newly acquired Green Bay Packers tight end Matthew Mulligan is how the team places an emphasis on little talked about team bonding actvities. Movie nights with teammates are a regular occurrence in Green Bay, and head coach Mike McCarthy recently scrapped the last day of minicamp for a team dodgeball tournament. Thos little things go a long...

Rodgers jabs Magic, Gruden

Aaron Rodgers weighed in on the job Magic Johnson does as an NBA analyst, and he compared him to Jon Gruden. It wasn't pretty.


Jennings: Feud with Packers a joke

Greg Jennings and some former Packers teammates have not been kind to each other since Jennings signed with the Vikings, but he insists they're only messing around.

Availability Wins Out for Veteran Hawk

Desmond Bishop is gone. Brad Jones is in. A.J. Hawk? Well, he’s never left. For the Packers, that seems to be just fine at the inside linebacker position. For what Hawk might lack in creating impact plays, he makes up for by being counted on each week.

Fantasy Profile: Aaron Rodgers

Still my neighborhood Juan… 2012 Recap:  In 2012, Rodgers was the consensus #1 QB by most everyone and rightfully so, but I warned people to wait on QBs as there was too much depth to be spending a first round pick on Rodgers.  His overall season had him finish as the #2 fantasy QB only behind Drew Brees, but it was considered a disappointment based on his game by game point...

Aaron Rodgers rips Magic Johnson, compares him to Jon Gruden

After watching watching last night’s NBA Finals, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sounds like he’s sick of hearing Magic Johnson analyze games. Magic is quickly becoming the John Gruden of ESPN NBA coverage. Everybody is the greatest everything. #bedtime — Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) June 21, 2013 I really love Rodgers’ honesty.  As much as I like Gruden, he does fave...

Aaron Rodgers Rips Magic Johnson on Twitter

Listen. We all know Magic Johnson is the greatest point guard in NBA history (well next to my created Myplayer on NBA 2K but that’s beside the point). No one questions his supremacy on the court and his astute business acumen off the court. But can I be honest with you again? Magic is a [...]

Green Bay Packers set training camp schedule

Milwaukee Brewers fans, I think you’re ready for some Green Bay Packers football. I think you’ve been ready for quite awhile actually. Today the schedule for 2013 Green Bay Packers Training Camp was announced. It kicks off with an 8:20 a.m. practice on Friday, July 26. The Green Bay Packers will also hold a night practice on Aug. 2 at 7 p.m., with Family Night the next night...

Aaron Rodgers gunning for sports media analyst spot

Aaron Rodger took to Twitter to rip Magic Johnson and Jon Gruden. Correctly. Magic is quickly becoming the John Gruden of ESPN NBA coverage. Everybody is the greatest everything. #bedtime—... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.