By the standards of most NFL teams, the Green Bay Packers had a successful 2014 season. They went undefeated at home, won their division, and were a few plays away from being the NFC’s representative in the Super Bowl. But the fans and the organization itself are used to this level of success, and often, anything less than a championship is seen as a wasted season. Changes have...
1) Introduction: Not too many people knew this guy when the season started. But when the season’s final chapter was written, everyone knew this guy. Kind of hard to believe that a seventh round pick is currently the best Packers’ inside linebacker.
2) Profile: Sam Barrington
Born: 10/05/1990 in Jacksonville, FL
College: South Florida...
Packers ILB Sam Barrington announced via his Twitter account Thursday that Green Bay has hired Ron Zook as the team’s new Special Teams coordinator.
Congratulations to our new Special Teams coordinator Ron Zook.
— Sam B (@Sam_Barrington_) February 5, 2015
Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported earlier in the week that the Packers were likely promote Zook...
The Green Bay Packers are a team all about drafting and developing players. And because of that, they tend to finish seasons strong as young players continue to improve and take the next step in their development. Just last Sunday, when the Packers upended the Patriots 26-21, the latest young player to breakout was inside linebacker Sam Barrington.
Barrington, who was a seventh...
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Last Sunday, the Green Bay Packers won a very competitive showdown against the New England Patriots in a game that many labeled as a Super Bowl preview by a score of 26-21.
The score was on the lower side of things, compared to recent scoring trends, which shows that defenses still do exist in the modern aerial circus era of the NFL.
Normally I don’t start doing the Packers Stock Report until the regular season begins. Why? I have no idea.
A Packers Stock Report after the second exhibition game seems to make sense to me, thous. So, let’s do this:
When you get three sacks in four plays like Elliot did against the Rams on Saturday, you end up in the rising category. I don’t care if Elliot’s...
Q: The season officially starts this week! Of the 2nd year pros, who needs to show the most improvement in camp in order to make the team?
- Jay from Chicago, Ill.
A: Sam Barrington and Nate Palmer need to improve to make the team. As far as impact is concerned, Datone Jones has a long way to go. Jones appeared in all 16 games last season and only managed 10 tackles and 3.5 sacks...
FOX Sports Wisconsin's Paul Imig gives an in-depth statistical analysis and film study of every Packers player in his annual offseason checkup. Check every weekday through mid-April for his latest report. (link http://msn.foxsports.com/wisconsin/packers-annual-checkup)
Sam Barrington, inside linebacker / special teams
Season stats: seven games (all on special teams; zero snaps...