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Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the Packers win over the Arizona Cardinals was that they run the ball effectively. I’m pretty sure Packers fans were as surprised by me, but the Packers really ran the ball well and actually committed to giving their backs enough reps to feel comfortable with the offense. The final stat line: Alex Green (11 rushes for 53 yards, 4.8YPC), James Starks (17 rushes for 61 yards, 3.6YPC), is a stark contrast from last weeks game against the Jacksonville Jaguars where Alex Green gained one more yard, but took him double the amount of carries to get there (22 caries for 54 yards, 2.5 YPC). So the question becomes, why were the Packers so terrible at running the ball against the Jaguars, who have one of the worst defenses in the league at the moment but so dominant against the Arizona Cardinals, whose defense might be the only reason why they’ve even won four games?
The situation: The score is tied at 7 a piece in the beginning of the 2nd quarter. ...
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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy wasn’t kidding when he called second-round pick Randall Cobb “very talented,” “multidimensional,” and “a matchup player” after the 2011 NFL Draft. We didn’t see a whole lot outside of kick returns last year, but this season has really seen Cobb explode on the offense. From his role in the slot to his special place in the...
Green Bay Packers rookie LB Nick Perry is out for the rest of the 2012 season with a wrist injury.
The Green Bay Packers have announced that the team hasactivated tight end Andrew Quarless from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and have placed rookie linebacker Nick Perry on season-ending injured reserve for a wrist injury.
Perry reportedly sought a second opinion on the...
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn’t too happy with the way CBS’s 60 Minutes portrayed him this past Sunday night.
Rodgers says he feels like he wasn’t respected.
“To be honest, I was really surprised,” Rodgers said Tuesday on his weekly radio show on 540 ESPN and ESPNWisconsin.com. “It’s always interesting to see how (a piece like that) comes out. I just...
It appears the Green Bay Packers' plan of having Clay Matthews and first-round pick Nick Perry harassing quarterbacks from opposite sides of the linebacker unit will have to wait until next year.
According to Lance Allen of WTMJ-Channel 4 in Milwaukee, Perry got a second opinion on a left wrist injury that has been lingering since Week 1 and has had surgery on the wrist. Such...
Former Ohio State and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver David Boston is facing up to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty in a West Palm Beach court Tuesday.
He was charged last year with punching a woman in the head. Police say he was drunk at his Boca Raton home when he punched the woman twice in the head. The woman needed 10 stitiches!
He'll hear his fate at a December...
Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette writes that the Packers are preparing for the chance that they could be without starting RT Bryan Bulaga for “several weeks or even the rest of the season.“
Bulaga awkwardly injured his hip during last weekends win over the Cardinals, but the fact that he tried to catch his balance instead of falling down, may have contributed...
Paul Hornung's football career was about as successful as any player could hope for. The Green Bay Packers legend was a Heisman Trophy winner in 1956, the first overall pick in the NFL draft a year later and the league's Most Valuable Player in 1961.
Now, Hornung has agreed to sell a few items from his college and professional football collection. According to the Milwaukee...
Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers celebrate after a Tom Crabtree TD against the Arizona Cardinals.
Coming into the season, there were a couple stretches that appeared difficult on the Packers’ schedule.
The first tough part of the Packers’ schedule began on opening weekend, while the second challenging stretch figured to be coming out of the bye week.
In week one, the San Francisco...
Unquiet on the Western Front.
A Few Small Repairs.
Arizona head football coach Rich Rodriguez promises to work of the Wildcats issues with getting penalties. (The Tuscon Citizen)
Running Out of Days?
Avinash Kunnath wonders if USC defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin may be on the Hot Seat after two big back-to-back losses to Arizona and Oregon. (Pacific Takes)
Last week: 23 (+0)
Well, at least they’ll always have the memory of being 4-0 right. Well, unless someone tries to delete the history of it. Michael Silver proclaimed them the best team in the league after their 3-0 start and I wrote about how he was an idiot for doing so because Buffalo and Washington did similar things last year. 3 game winning streaks are not special...
With the Packers enjoying a much-needed bye, we begin a position-by-position report on the team. We lead off with the quarterbacks, where Aaron Rodgers was a difference-maker on Sunday even with his harsh self-critique.