Green Bay Packers: Why they need to draft a safety

If there is one thing that the Green Bay Packers have struggled with over the past few seasons, it has been its defense.  While the offense has been lighting up the scoreboard and the stat chart, the defense has been allowing opposing defenses, mainly the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick, to tear them apart.  Part of this has been because of injuries to key...
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Jarrett Bush: Julius Peppers makes Packers ‘a championship-caliber team’

With the signing of Julius Peppers, Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush believes Green Bay finally has the pieces to make another run at the Super Bowl. “I think JP pound-for-pound is one of the most athletic athletes in the league right now,” Bush said Tuesday, per the Green Bay Press Gazette. “I think he’s going to give teams a lot of trouble, especially with Clay (Matthews...
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Clay Matthews: Julius Peppers will open things up for me on defense

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Packers linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. is excited about the addition of Julius Peppers. He believes he’ll only help open up things for him. “This guy’s (6-7), 290. I’m 6-4 on a good day and 255,” Matthews told USA TODAY Sports. “They’re going to double the big guy, and that leaves...
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Packers' Clay Matthews doesn't expect to do much in OTAs

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews told Tom Peliserro of USA Today Sports that he doesn't expect to be very active when OTAs start next week. But Matthews has no doubt he will be a full-go this summer when training camp starts.Matthews broke his thumb twice last season which caused him to miss six games, including Green Bay's 23-20 loss to the San Francisco...
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Clay Matthews expects to be fully healthy for training camp

The Green Bay Packers suffered through one of the worst injury-plagued seasons in their history last season, and one of those often injured players was Clay Matthews. He struggled all season long with a thumb injury that required two separate operations, and missed a large chunk of the season. According to reports coming out of Green Bay, Matthews expects to be healthy once training...
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Matthews Still Recovering From Injury

Matthews says he will be ready for training camp. The Packers hope he’s right. A recent conversation between Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and USA Today’s Tom Pelissero revealed that Matthews is still not 100% healed from a repeat thumb injury suffered late in the 2013 season.  ESPN’s Rob Demovsky featured the conversation in a recent article at Matthews...
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Green Bay Packers: Clay Matthews says Julius Peppers will Create More Sacks for Him

The Green Bay Packers finished eighth in the league a year ago in sacks (44), but Clay Matthews thinks the unit is going to be much improved in 2014. The reason – the addition of the 6’7″, 2750-pound monster Julius Peppers. Matthews’ 2013 season was cut short when he underwent surgery to repair his injured thumbs, but he’s feeling a sigh of relief now with Peppers on his...
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Clay Matthews: Julius Peppers Will Create More Sacks For Me

You don’t have to look far to find the one guy in Green Bay most excited about the Julius Peppers signing.   Packers star linebacker Clay Matthews gets in a celebratory mood when discussing the addition of Peppers. Matthews’ suffered through a pair of thumb injuries that led to season-ending surgery in December.  Matthews for his part believes his thumbs will be less stressed...
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Clay Matthews: Julius Peppers Will Create More Sacks For Me

You don’t have to look far to find the one guy in Green Bay most excited about the Julius Peppers signing.   Packers star linebacker Clay Matthews gets in a celebratory mood when discussing the addition of Peppers. Matthews’ suffered through a pair of thumb injuries that led to season-ending surgery in December.  Matthews for his part believes his thumbs will be less stressed...
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2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Offensive Tackle Jake Matthews

In an NFL Draft with no shortage of elite offensive tackles, one could argue that Texas A&M Aggies Jake Matthews might be the best of the bunch. Height:  6-foot-5 ½ inches Weight:  308 pounds Hand Size:  9 7/8” Official 40 yard dash time:  5.07 seconds College:  Texas A&M Year:  Senior Strengths: Matthews is a good, strong athlete for the tackle position.  He was...
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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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Packing the Stats: Who can the Packers find at pick 21?

In 2012, Greg Gabriel postulated an interesting hypothesis that teams use historical draft data to predict how many players at a certain position will get drafted.  I did this analysis in 2012 based on the draft board and draft selection of the Packers back then and thought it was a pretty interesting exercise.  Basically, a quarterback (regardless of the specific player) is more...
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Mike Daniels: Julius Peppers is still a ‘freak of nature’ at 34

Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels says Julius Peppers is still a “freak of nature.” “Charles Woodson played pretty well at 34,” Daniels Daniels told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Julius Peppers is by every means of the word a ‘freak of nature.’ I don’t think age is going to affect him too much. And he’s got some pretty good players lined up with...
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Will the Packers add depth via the draft at inside linebacker?

Last week I talked about how the Packers simply can’t be deep enough at the linebacking position. Clay Matthews has been injury prone the last few seasons, and this past season especially it was as if being a linebacker meant being hurt for at least two games unless your name is A.J. Hawk. The Packers have added some key defensive personnel so far this offseason, but the inside...
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11 days ago  |  1 Comment

Green Bay Packers: Top 5 First Round Prospects

The Green Bay Packers are a team that builds their roster primarily through the draft. And when I say primarily, I mean entirely. In fact, no team in the NFL has more homegrown players on their roster than the Packers.Ted Thompson is known as one of the better drafting GMs in the league today. However, much or most of his success has come from the second round and on, while the first...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The best OLB ever drafted by the Packers

Green Bay has been lucky to have a full-fledged superstar in Clay Matthews at outside linebacker since 2009. He may be coming off of an injury riddled season but there is no denying that the former first round pick from USC has lived up to his hype and is fulfilling his potential. That being said, Clay Matthews is not the best outside linebacker the Packers have ever drafted. In...
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Green Bay Packers re-sign FB John Kuhn

The Green Bay Packers re-signed veteran fullback John Kuhn to a one-year deal. #Packers have re-signed FB John Kuhn, per his agent. — Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 3, 2014 From Kevin Gold, Kuhn’s agent: “John is excited to remain in the place that is best suited for his talents.” — Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 3, 2014 Kuhn, 31, has played in 107 games, missing...
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Best Team Pick – OLB: Clay Matthews (II) was an ageless wonder

There are only a handful of “football families” that contain more than one generation of high-quality players. The Manning family immediately comes to mind, but I think my vote for the most amazing football clan would be the Matthews family. Clay Matthews (II) (who was drafted by and played for the Cleveland Browns for 16 years) is the son of Clay Matthews Sr. and the father...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

What Do Packers Injuries and Winning Have In Common?

A lot has been made about the Packers misfortune when it comes to injuries; injuries was the major hurdle that the Packers overcame to get to the playoffs and ultimately win the Super Bowl in 2010 and injuries again were the major obstacle in 2013 with Aaron Rodgers, Jermichael Finley, Randall Cobb, Clay Matthews and Bryan Bulaga all missing significant time due to their respective...
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Green Bay’s outside linebacking needs: are there any?

Clay Matthews is the leader of the Packer defense, when he is on the field he commands attention and demands greatness out of himself and his teammates. Julius Peppers and Mike Neal are forces to be reckoned with as well, and the Packers defensive end/outside linebacking corps looks to be a formidable one. However, one thing that has been a theme with Matthews the past few seasons...
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18 days ago  |  1 Comment

Green Bay Packers: Did they pay Sam Shields too much?

The Green Bay Packers entered this offseason with a goal of re-signing young and improving cornerback Sam Shields to a long-term deal. It didn’t appear that the two sides would be able to get something done, but just before free agency opened the Packers reached an agreement with Shields on a four-year, $39 million contract. While the Packers are happy to have their top priority...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers coach: Jermichael Finley still not cleared to play

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters in Orlando, Fla., during Wednesday’s NFC coaches breakfast at the NFL annual meetings that tight end Jermichael Finley has not been medically cleared to resume playing. “He’s going through his medical situation,” McCarthy said, via “He had a serious injury. I know there is a lot of excitement, based on what...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Matthews’ broken thumb is healing well

  Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that linebacker Clay Matthews’ surgically repaired thumb is healing well. McCarthy said that LB Clay Matthews’ broken thumb has knitted together well and he expects him not to have trouble with it. — Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) March 25, 2014   var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551'...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers coach wants to bring QB Matt Flynn back

The Green Bay Packers want to keep Matt Flynn as a backup to Aaron Rodgers. Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting that he wants Flynn back and would like to have three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. MM: Wants to bring Matt Flynn back at QB. Has great respect and admiration for him. — Mike Vandermause (@MikeVandermause) March 25, 2014 Flynn, 28...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL announces 32 compensatory draft picks for 13 different teams

The NFL announced Monday that 32 compensatory choices in the 2014 NFL Draft have been awarded to 13 teams. TOTAL 2014 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS                                                       Baltimore 4 New York Jets 4 Atlanta 3 Dallas 3 Houston 3 Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis 3 Cincinnati 2 Detroit 2 Green Bay...
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