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Shields just one of many who had down years...
It is no secret that Sam Shields struggled at cornerback for the Packers last season. After a surprisingly successful rookie year following being undrafted out of Miami, Shields took a step back in year two.
The future looked brighter than ever when Shields capped his sensational rookie campaign with a marvelous game against the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship. He finished with two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack. His last minute interception sealed the game and sent the Packers to the Super Bowl.
This excitement was dulled in 2011 as Shields not only failed to improve, but regressed.
Shields had a better season statistically in 2011 when it comes to tackles, interceptions and passes defended, mostly based on increased playing time. Despite the jump is basic numbers, Shields’ year was filled with missed tackles and blown assignments. On the season, Shields was responsible for 10 missed tackles and gave up 9 passes of 20-...
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When will Ted Thompson draft a quarterback in the 2012 NFL Draft?
With the 2012 NFL draft only days away, there is an abundance of mock drafts on the Internet for your viewing pleasure. While it is always enjoyable to see which prospect the draft “experts” project to the Green Bay Packers, there has been one common factor I’ve seen lately that has been rather mind-boggling...
This situation with the NFLPA's Bounty Gate stance is almost funny. You have the governing body of a group of players fighting to protect the guys that were taking money to strike down a group of players.
It truth, the players union really should step back and let the league handle this because if they are somehow successful end result that will not please large segments of...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The future of Packers safety Nick Collins is still unknown.
The serious neck injury suffered by Collins in Week 2 of last season -- which later required single-fusion neck surgery -- has created doubt about whether the 28-year-old's football career will ever be able to continue.
"We don't have any determination at this point," Packers general...
Young offensive lineman had his ups and downs last season
Marshall Newhouse started 11 games at left tackle last season, and all things considered, he did an admirable job. While the second-year player from TCU gave up too many pressures and sacks, he generally held his own. And while generally holding your own may not sound all that impressive, for last year’s Packers, it was...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Let's face it. When Packers general manager Ted Thompson held a press conference Thursday afternoon, his first in more than eight months, expectations had already been set for how the secretive man in charge of everything football in Green Bay would handle specific questions.
Thompson wasn't going to reveal which draft prospects he likes, or even which...
Tennessee-Chattanooga QB B.J. Coleman
Green Bay Packers draft prospect profile: QB B.J. Coleman
B.J. Coleman, QB, Tennessee-Chattanooga
6-3, 222 pounds
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
News and Notes:
In terms of physical tools, regarded as one of the best small-college QBs in recent years. … Limited to seven games senior season with a shoulder...
MADISON, Wis. It's no secret that Green Bay Packers fans hold a special affinity for their team, arguably unlike any in professional sports. The Packers, after all, are the only community-owned team in the NFL and certainly the only game in town for miles around during football season.
So when a Packers player is tied to the organization for 16 years and becomes the face of...
With one week before the draft, Packers general manager Ted Thompson held his annual pre-draft news conference on Thursday. One of the big questions is what the Packers will do at safety with Nick Collins' future in limbo.
We have all seen it happen during the NFL draft coverage as young players sit and wait for their name to be called.
Players surrounding them are picking up the phones, hugging their parents and putting on hats. Instead of doing the same they continue to sit as their fate lies in the shape of a small note card read by the NFL commissioner.
It even happens to the great ones as Aaron...
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson says the team is waiting for more information on the playing future of safety Nick Collins.
The 28-year-old Collins sustained a career-threatening neck injury at Carolina last season and had neck fusion surgery in September.
Thompson says Collins is gathering medical advice on his next steps.
Without Collins for much of the season...
The Green Bay Packers have the second-easiest schedule in the NFL this season.
This article "makes a funny" about Kim.
Their 2012 opponents had a combined winning percentage of just .469 last season — the second-lowest only to New England’s opponents (.453) — the Packers open with two games in five days against the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 9 and the Chicago Bears...
Today is the 10th day of two weeks of Green Bay Packers coverage leading up to the April 26 beginning of the NFL draft.April 12: Five best first-rounders in the past 25 years
April 13: Five worst first-rounders in the past 25 years
April 14: Quarterbacks position preview
April 15: Running backsfullbacks position preview
April 16: Offensive tackles position preview
April 17: Guardscenters...
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Mathews made an appearance on NBC Sports Talk and talked about how much their loss to the New York Giants in divisional round of the playoffs hurt.
“I didn’t catch the Super Bowl at all, simply because I was on a plane at that time,” Matthews said. “I don’t know if you ever really get over it. I still remember losses from my childhood...
By most accounts, Boise St. RB Doug Martin is a great talent. But most mock drafts have him falling out of the second round.
As the Green Bay Packers and the other 31 NFL teams rush to find a franchise quarterback and stockpile as many wide receivers, pass-catching tight ends and cover cornerbacks as possible, running backs are being left in the dust.
Passing rules today’s NFL...