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1) Introduction: Ted Thompson raised a few eyebrows in April when he took Taylor just two rounds after selecting D.J. Williams at the same position. The Packers then had five tight ends, including Taylor, with a chance to make the final roster at the beginning of training camp. By September 3, Taylor and his four peers had, in fact, made the 53.
Ryan Lawrence Taylor
Weight: 245 lbs.
3) Expectations coming into the season: A special teams captain in two of his four years at North Carolina with experience playing linebacker, Taylor reminded some of Spencer Havner. If he was able to make the 53-man roster in 2011, most expected Taylor to play a similar role.
4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: Taylor played on just 32 offensive snaps but did catch his first career touchdown pass in Week 14 against Oakland. It ended up being Taylor’s only catch of the season. To his credit on special teams, Taylor was active in 15 o...
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Aaron Rodgers could not lead the Packers to back-to-back Super Bowl titles, but his historic 2011 regular season earned him the NFL MVP award by a landslide.
1) Introduction: As the “other” outside linebacker from Middle Tennessee State (Erik Walden) on the Packers roster, Jamari Lattimore was perhaps the polar opposite of Vic So’oto. While So’oto was more powerful that quick, Lattimore was more quick than powerful. While So’oto exploded onto the scene during the preseason, Lattimore remained relatively...
Aaron Rodgers will be named the NFL's Most Valuable Player on Saturday night, and deservedly so.If it seems strange during a season in which Drew Brees passed for more yards than any quarterback in the history of the NFL that someone else would win MVP, but a closer look at the statistics explains why Rodgers will -- and should -- win in a landslide.Yes, Brees flew by Dan Marino...
This isn't the way Aaron Rodgers would prefer to be spending his weekend, given that he is in Indianapolis but not defending the Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl XLV championship. However, winning the NFL's Most Valuable Player award isn't a bad consolation prize.
In a landslide victory, Rodgers received 48 of the 50 first-place votes, with Drew Brees grabbing the other...
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has won the 2011 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide.
Rodgers earned 48 votes to two for New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees in balloting by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. The Packers star is the first Green Bay player honored since Brett Favre concluded a run of three straight seasons...
Green Bay Packers quarterback was named the 2011 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player on Saturday.The 28-year-old earned 48 of a possible 50 votes. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees received the other two votes.Rodgers led the NFL in passing with a 122.5 rating, throwing 45 touchdown passes to lead the Packers to a 15-1 record.Rodgers was the third consecutive quarterback...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has won the 2011 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide.
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We knew Aaron Rodgers would win the league’s Offensive MVP award on Saturday night because he was chosen the first team All-Pro quarterback over Drew Brees in a landslide. Rogers won the MVP award by the same vote: 48-2. Brees won the Offensive Player of the Year award. Separating those two awards is not something…