Top Five Players That Must Rebound From Sophomore Slumps

Robert Griffin III, Redskins Quarterback2012 Draft Position: Round 1, Pick 22013 Statline: 3,203 Yards, 16 Touchdowns, 12 Interceptions, 82.2 RatingRobert Griffin impressed just about everybody in his rookie season, recording 27 touchdowns (20 passing, 7 rushing) to just 5 interceptions and 2 lost fumbles. After an injury last in the year, though, concerns of a sophomore slump arose...
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Packers Stock Report: Meaningless Football Edition

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: Rising Jayrone Elliot 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...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Daniels, Casey Hayward Can Save the Packers’ 2012 draft

With defensive end Jerel Worthy now officially a member of the New England Patriots, the Green Bay Packers have given up on yet another member of its draft class of 2012. Since the completion of the Worthy trade, much discussion has broken out about whether or not that draft class is one of if not the worst draft class the Packers have had since general manager Ted Thompson took...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers training camp report: Aug. 11

Date: Monday, August 11, 2014 Practice Time: Noon (Total: 1 hour, 55 minutes) Movin' On Up: WR Jeff Janis Missing the first seven training camp practices with shingles was not the way Jeff Janis wanted to begin his NFL career. In two practices since then, however, Janis has showed why many draft analysts believed that Green Bay got great value when selecting him in the seventh...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Davon House Gives Packers Incredible Depth at Cornerback

Two years ago, Davon House was in the middle of the best training camp of his career and if all went as planned he was on his way towards earning a starting position. Yet, it all went wrong when he injured himself against the San Diego Chargers in the first preseason game of the year that season for the Green Bay Packers. House missed a good chunk of the season and missed his chance...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Reasons Why the Packers Defense Will Improve

Over the course of the past three seasons the Packers defense has had its ups and downs. After winning the Super Bowl in 2010, the defense finished 32 in total defense and against the pass in 2011. That same season however, they led the league interceptions with 31. The following season the defense was better, as they finished 11th overall in total defense and against the pass. They...
Via Pro Football Spot
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hayward Key to Improving Packers Defense

One underrated aspect to improving the Green Bay Packers defense is the return of cornerback Casey Hayward. Hayward only played in three games last season due to a reoccurring hamstring injury, but he recorded six interceptions in his rookie year and finished third in the 2012 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year voting. Hayward coming back at full strength would be huge for a defense...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Standings and Playoff Projections Part 3 of 11: NFC North

The NFC North division can be a little tricky to predict in 2014. There are three legitimate contenders out of the four teams. There is strong possibility that multiple teams from the NFC North will punch their ticket to the 2014 NFL playoffs. NFC North1. Packers 12-4 (Division Champs)This really cannot be much of a shocker for this division. They have won multiple consecutive division...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers training camp report: July 26

  Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014 Practice Time: 8:20 a.m. (Total: 2 hours, 16 minutes) Movin' On Up: Cornerback Casey Hayward In his first non-offseason practice back on the field since being placed on injured reserve last year, Casey Hayward was fantastic. Just like he did during his rookie season in 2012, Hayward was often in the right spot during Saturday's opening practice...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Packers Need to Emerge to Win a Super Bowl

Training camp opens in Titletown, USA this Saturday, July 26, and Packer nation is clamoring with anticipation. It is an annual tradition for fans, pundits, and even Mike McCarthy and company to prognosticate which players will prove to be game changing additions to the new roster. Rookies, injury plagued players, or second year players graduating from a year long apprenticeship...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers training camp preview: Cornerbacks

  This is the ninth in a series of 14 previews leading up to the Green Bay Packers' July 26 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: CORNERBACKS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 8 Projected starters: Sam Shields, Tramon Williams Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Casey Hayward, *Davon House, *Demitri Goodson, *Jarrett Bush, Antonio Dennard, Jumal Rolle, Ryan...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Diamonds 2014 ALL-BARGAIN TEAM (Defense and Special Teams)

The season is near, and there are quite a few players that are under appreciated.  NFL Draft Diamonds put together an All-Bargain Team which has all 11 players on the Defensive Side of the ball and a group of Specialists, and all are under 1,000,000 dollar base salaries for 2014.  This is a huge steal of […] The post NFL Draft Diamonds 2014 ALL-BARGAIN TEAM (Defense and Special...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

After injury-plagued 2013, Hayward has to wait to be starting outside cornerback

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Casey Hayward had big plans for the second year of his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers. A dominant rookie season playing slot cornerback had Hayward feeling ready for the next step in his development. "I want to start outside," Hayward told in April 2013. "I feel like I can be an outside guy now full-time. . . . I'...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Casey Hayward Return is Key for Packers

The Green Bay Packers were one of the teams that struggled in a big way forcing turnovers last season, but they are going to get a very good playmaker back from injury this season. Cornerback Casey Hayward proved himself in his rookie season with the team, but a season ending injury forced him to miss all but three games of last season. If he is able to stay healthy this season,...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

House waits his turn in crowded cornerbacks room

The Green Bay Packers cornerback room is again flush with talent. If Casey Hayward returns to form, the jousting for playing time will hit fever pitch in less than a month. The Packers return nearly all of their cornerbacks from a year ago and drafted Baylor's Demetri Goodson in the sixth round of May's NFL draft to round out the 10-player room. Meanwhile, Davon House waits...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss


I’m going to admit right away that this might be a little deep of a conversation for some.  The competition to see who the 6th defensive back on the field in dime situations is probably not something resides in the consciousness of the majority of Packers fans.  I’m going to try and sway you to think that it’s more important than you think.  Not only is it more important...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Casey Hayward Looking Good and Healthy at Green Bay Packers’ OTA’s

One the biggest losses for the Green Bay Packers during the 2013 season was the injury to cornerback Casey Hayward. The former second-round pick from Vanderbilt burst onto the scene in his rookie season of 2012, posting six interceptions, 21 passes defensed and one forced fumble. Yet, last season he played only 86 snaps due to injury, robbing the Packers defense of one of its most...
Via The Packers Guru
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Casey Hayward practicing, Clay Matthews Jr. being held out of OTA’s

Packers cornerback Casey Hayward participated in Thursday’s OTA practice, according to Ty Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Casey Hayward (hamstring) is practicing. His goal was to be back for OTAs. — Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) May 29, 2014 Linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. Was held out and is hoping to be ready for training camp, per Lori Nickel of the Journal-Sentinel. Packers...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Believe It or Not, Green Bay is Building a Championship Caliber Defense

Packer fans may find this hard to believe and may think I’m full of it — but the Green Bay Packers are building a championship caliber defense and despite struggles in recent years, it’s going to come to fruition in 2014. That may seem like a bold statement to make after the Packers finished 24th in points allowed and 25th in yards allowed last season, wile also forcing just...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers' Casey Hayward ready for OTAs

Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward says he's ready to participate in the team's offseason workout program, which begins April 22nd.After being selected out of Vanderbilt by the Packers in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Hayward had a great season as a rookie cornerback, recording six interceptions and providing some much needed stability to Green Bay's...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Casey Hayward is training hard for the offseason

Casey Hayward's 2013 season didn't go as planned. After suffering a hamstring injury in training camp, and subsequently re-aggravating it twice over the regular season, Hayward was only able to log three games in 2013. It was a huge setback for one of the league's most promising cornerbacks. Now, six months later, Hayward is starting to feel like he did before...
Via The Pack Mentality
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Casey Hayward’s Return Is Solution To Creating Strong Packers Defense

Casey Hayward is healthy and ready to help the Green Bay Packers in 2014 (via caseyhayward) It seems as though every year when it comes to free agency time, Green Bay Packers fans and owners are never amused with Ted Thompson’s decision to not spend any money on free agents. Especially after last season’s defensive performance, there is a lot of talk going around that the packers...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: Casey Hayward

  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. Casey Hayward, cornerback Season stats: Three games (88 snaps), eight tackles, two missed tackles, zero tackles for loss, zero sacks, zero interception, zero forced fumbles...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers need to start searching for safeties in 2014

The Green Bay Packers cornerbacks were pretty solid this year, and even though the team was without Casey Hayward they were still able to do a good enough job to get their team in the playoffs. One position that really needs to be addressed in the NFL draft next season is the fact that the […]The post Green Bay Packers need to start searching for safeties in 2014 appeared first...
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January 07, 2014  |  2 Comments

Packers celebrate Lions’ loss

The Green Bay Packers got the help they needed Monday night, when the Baltimore Ravens beat the Detroit Lions 18-16, to get into the playoffs. Justin Tucker’s 61-yard field goal in the game’s final minute sealed the Ravens victory, and gave the Packers a chance to win the NFC North title. The Lions dropped to 7-7, third place in the NFC North, putting the Chicago Bears (8-6)...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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