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The Packers Offense Needs More Speed

The wish list a fan has for their team in the offseason is always long. Much of the discussion around the Packers has understandably been about the cornerback, linebacker and tight end positions. I agree these are all areas Green Bay must address, but I hope Packers fans, and more importantly the Packers' top brass, haven't forgotten the lessons that the 2015 season taught about...
Via Cheesehead TV
20 minutes ago

TGS Offseason Preview: Green Bay Packers

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the Green Bay Packers. 2016 record: 10-6 — 1st place, NFC North What’s new? They’re about as hot as they’ve ever been. Projected salary cap space: $41 million — Which is just above...
Via This Given Sunday
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers could use someone like Jabrill Peppers

Could Jabrill Peppers help save the Packers defense? The Green Bay Packers have a lot of needs to address in the next few months, but when it comes to adding speed and versatility to the defense, no one would be better than Jabrill Peppers of Michigan. Peppers is a linebacker/safety/corner/return specialist/running back that played essentially just two full seasons for the Wolverines...
Via Cheesehead TV
7 hours ago

Burnett, Clinton-Dix Calm Amid Chaos

As the 2016 season wore on, the Green Bay Packers found themselves once again staring down an injury report that seemed only to grow longer and longer each week. Green Bay’s stable of defensive backs was absolutely ravaged throughout the year, and the Packers would use 12 different players in that group alone before all was said and done. Of course, that kind of turnover often...
Via Cheesehead TV
23 hours ago

Packers’ Mike McCarthy & Ted Thompson will hold Combine press conferences Wednesday

Green Bay’s top men will meet with reporters and media next week in Indianapolis. The media schedule for the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine has changed slightly from previous years, but one thing that remains constant is the availability of NFL head coaches and general managers. As they do each year, most teams offer up both their head personnel and on-field decision-makers to the media...
Via Acme Packing Co
1 day ago

The War Room 2017: Offensive Line

New from Cheesehead TV and the Packers Talk Network it’s the Packers War Room Podcast.  Ross Uglem from PTN and CHTV hosts with FanRag’s Jacob Westendorf and Cody Bauer from Cheesehead TV.  The guys are in full offseason mode and will bring you, the fan, a 14 episode series breaking down the Packers offseason and draft preparations as they march towards the 2017 NFL Draft....

2017 NFL Draft Order: Full list of Green Bay Packers’ picks

Now that compensatory draft picks have been awarded, we know the overall slots for each of the Packers’ picks. The NFL announced the awarding of compensatory selections for the 2017 NFL Draft on Friday afternoon, and with these announcements, the official order for the draft’s selections is finally set. The Green Bay Packers received one 5th-round comp pick, bringing their total...
Via Acme Packing Co
1 day ago

Packers front office hires former 49ers director of college scouting Matt Malaspina

Green Bay is adding to its already deep lineup of college scouts. With a week to go until the NFL Scouting Combine, the Green Bay Packers have made one move to bolster their scouting department. According to various media outlets, the Packers have hired Matt Malaspina as a scout. Landing Malaspina appears to be a nice hire, as he is taking a job in a lesser capacity than his previous...
Via Acme Packing Co
1 day ago

Packers’ Free Agent Options at Cornerback

The Green Bay Packers allowed a league-worst 8.1 yards per pass attempt in 2016. The defense was consistently torched in the passing game, no worse than in the NFC Championship game against Atlanta, where Matt Ryan threw for 392 yards in a 44-21 rout. Clearly if the Packers expect to make the leap from playoff team to Super Bowl contender once again in 2017, a difference-making asset...

Murphy Should Be Tried Inside

Assuming either T.J. Lang or JC Tretter leaves in free agency, the Packers will be very thin at guard heading into the draft. One option to reinforce the position would be to move tackle Kyle Murphy inside. The former Stanford star has never played the position before, but it could be the best spot for him at this level. Murphy, who was drafted in the sixth round a year ago, was...
Via Packers Notes
2 days ago

Why the Packers Must Re-Sign Nick Perry

In 2016, the struggle of the Green Bay Packers’ defensive secondary illustrated the importance of solid veteran players to the success of an NFL team. After Sam Shields went down with a season-ending injury, the Packers were left with a smattering of young, inexperienced cornerbacks. Those young players could not alone carry the weight of their collective responsibility, and the...

Former Memphis coach Josh Pastner describes the pressure of replacing John Calipari

At some point in the not too distant future, some crazy person is going to try to do the impossible and replace John Calipari at Kentucky. At 58-years-old, Coach Cal won’t be around Lexington forever and when he does step aside (either through retirement, or by going to the NBA), someone will have massive shoes to fill.It’s a situation that one man already knows well: Josh Pastner...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Aaron Rodgers calls out NFL for ‘fake news’ with his 40-yard dash time

Every official and unofficial stat sheet you can find from the 2005 NFL Combine indicates Aaron Rodgers ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71 seconds, but for some reason the Green Bay Packers quarterback does not remember it that way.Earlier this week, the NFL’s official Twitter account shared a throwback photo of Rodgers running the 40-yard dash before he was drafted. Rodgers insists...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why would Kirk Cousins want to stay with the inept Washington Redskins?

Kirk Cousins may not be the most mobile quarterback in the NFL but it's time for him to use his feet and run. Run, Kirk; run all the way out of Washington, as far as you can from the dysfunctional, inept front office that's underestimated you for four seasons and perpetually keeps the Redskins a laughingstock both on and off the field. Go to San Francisco to play with your first...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Eddie Lacy is Staying Lean This Offseason With Healthy Food and Pool Sprints

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had another disappointing season in 2016. Due to a broken ankle, the 26-year-old played in only five games, accumulating 360 rushing yards and scoring no touchdowns. During the 2015 season, Lacy gained serious weight, which led to his worst full year in the league. But Lacy is trying to make 2017 his year—by staying lean this offseason...
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Shouldn’t Give Up on Datone Jones

As the NFL moves into the offseason, teams have decisions to make about who to re-sign and who to let walk. Sometimes they can control who leaves and sometimes they can’t, As far as the Green Bay Packers are concerned, they have a number of difficult decisions to make. But to me, one of the easy ones, would be re-signing Datone Jones on a one or two-year prove it deal. Certainly...
Via The Packers Guru
4 days ago

Eddie Lacy a fit for Patriots?

Eddie Lacy is likely going to have to sign a one-year deal if and when he hits free agency next month, and there is no guarantee he is going to get it from the Green Bay Packers. The former Alabama star will need to prove he can resurrect his career in the wake of injuries and weight concerns, and what better team to do that with than the New England Patriots?Gregg Rosenthal of NFL...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL RB Cedric Benson busted for drunk driving

Former Texas Longhorns running back Cedric Benson was arrested for drunk driving Saturday morning, according to the Austin American Statesman.Benson was reportedly pulled over for speeding and making an “improper turn” and lane change without signaling while driving in Austin early in the morning. The Statesman says he refused a field sobriety test and balance test.These notes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman name drops Favre, Rodgers, while talking Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo is the hottest quarterback name in the NFL right now.One would think this honor goes to Tony Romo—but even he can’t stand against the hype that is a backup gunslinger for the New England Patriots.Garoppolo looks like a major trade candidate this offseason and many haven’t been shy in pumping him up. Let’s take a look at what New England wideout Julian Edelman...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers' Allison pleads not guilty to marijuana charge

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers receiver Geronimo Allison has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. Allison's attorney, Brian Maloney, entered the plea on his client's behalf Monday. WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/2l1JwYo ) reports Allison was not in court and was not required to be there. The charge against Allison stems from a traffic stop in September...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Remembering James Starks and Sam Shields

Over the course of the past week, the Green Bay Packers decided to part ways with two of their veteran players, running back James Starks and cornerback Sam Shields. Fans should have been glad to see the moves made as Starks has become a nearly ineffective back towards the backend of the depth chart while Shields missed nearly all of the 2016 campaign due to his fifth concussion...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Lewan: NFL should ‘let us fight’ during games like in NHL

As if the game of football wasn’t violent enough, Taylor Lewan thinks the NFL should allow fighting.The Tennessee Titans offensive tackle said in a tweet Thursday that the league should “let us fight” during games, much like the NHL allows its players to do. Apparently time in the penalty box is better than 15-yard penalties, at least to Lewan. It’s highly unlikely that...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Green Bay Packers are making moves

The Green Bay Packers have already made a few moves to start the offseason, releasing longtime Packer veterans Sam Shields and James Starks. This could be the start of a very different offseason than we’re used to seeing from Green Bay, especially after another season that ended without a Super Bowl victory. The first veteran the Packers released was running back James Starks...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers release Sam Shields, cornerback hurt most of season

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers have released cornerback Sam Shields, who was never cleared from the concussion protocol after getting hurt in the season opener. A seven-year veteran, Shields joined the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Miami in 2010. He played in 80 regular-season games, having entered the 2016 season as Green Bay's top cornerback. Shields...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers release veteran RB James Starks

The Green Bay Packers have parted ways with one of the few remaining remembers of the team that won Super Bowl XLV.According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Packers released running back James Starks on Tuesday. Starks was a sixth-round pick of the Packers back in 2010. As a rookie, he helped stabilize Green Bay’s running back position during the team’s run to Super Bowl XLV, rushing...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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