Green Bay Packers: Saturday Scoop

The Green Bay Packers have their home opener at Lambeau Field this week and after last week’s drubbing in Seattle, “Home Sweet Home” certainly applies.  The Packers are 4-2 in home openers under head coach Mike McCarthy, with the last coming during the 2011 season. I normally handle “Keys To The Game” but we’re going to change the format a bit this season.  I’ll now...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Packers Avoid an 0-2 Start?

The last time the Packers started 0-2 was back in 2006. That’s exactly what the Packers will be trying to avoid this Sunday when the New York Jets travel to Green Bay. The Packers are coming off an embarrassing loss to the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Seattle Seahawks. While the Jets are fresh off a 19-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders in a game that wasn’t as close...
Via Pro Football Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers players embarrassed but not demoralized after enduring rout

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- To Datone Jones, it was a very embarrassing loss. For Mike Daniels, it was a sign that the Green Bay Packers simply have to get better. As Micah Hyde pointed out, it was a one-sided performance that clearly showed it will take a team's "A" game to beat the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. No matter who answered the question, players...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers players embarrassed but not demoralized after enduring rout

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- To Datone Jones, it was a very embarrassing loss. For Mike Daniels, it was a sign that the Green Bay Packers simply have to get better. As Micah Hyde pointed out, it was a one-sided performance that clearly showed it will take a team's "A" game to beat the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. No matter who answered the question, players...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Run Defense Dominates against St. Louis Rams

Dom Capers has always said the most important thing for a defense to do is stop the run. If you can stop the run, then the offense has to become predictable and that’s when Capers can dip into his bag of blitzing tricks that eventually forces sacks and turnovers, the two things defenses need most. Yesterday, in the Packers second preseason game of 2014 against the St. Louis Rams...
Via The Packers Guru
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers need to consider re-signing Ryan Pickett or Johnny Jolly

The Green Bay Packers traded Jerel Worthy to the New England Patriots the other day for a late round pick. While that is a good deal, the depth for the Packers is weak. The teams penciled in starters are BJ Raji, Mike Daniels and Datone Jones. The team does have a few rookies to back […] The post Packers need to consider re-signing Ryan Pickett or Johnny Jolly appeared first on...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Khyri Thorton Is Making an Impression in Green Bay Packers’ Training Camp

One thing you can never have enough of in the National Football League is good defensive lineman. Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers is always talking about how talented big guys are hard to come by, which is why the Packers have to be pleased with the early training camp returns from 2014 third-round draft pick Khyri Thorton. Thorton, who racked up 75 tackles over...
Via The Packers Guru
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Guys That Have to be Good: Datone Jones

Datone Jones is the one and only returner from last season’s list.  The Packers’ 2013 1st round pick flashed his huge potential during camp and then suffered an ankle injury that, according to the coaching staff, limited his productivity all season long.  I’m actually in favor of a “redshirt” year for defensive linemen, pass rushers and wide receivers so Jones’ lack...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers still need production from recent first-round picks

Only four teams in the National Football League have used a first-round pick in each of the last three seasons on a defensive player. Only one of those teams has gotten almost nothing out of it. If you guessed that team was the Green Bay Packers, you're right. General manager Ted Thompson has really only struck gold twice in the first round during his 10 drafts with the Packers...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay’s New Look Front Seven

There was talk during the offseason about the Green Bay Packers going for a new body type along their defensive line, and that seems accurate right now. Gone are players like 340-pound Ryan Pickett and 325-pound Johnny Jolly. They have been replaced in the base defense so far in camp by Datone Jones and Mike Daniels, who weigh 285 pounds and 300 pounds respectively. B.J. Raji will...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 5 Guys that Have to be Good: BJ Raji

Last year when I was brought on to the team here at PackersTalk.com my very first series was titled “5 guys that Have to be Good”.  Those 5 guys were Terrell Manning, Greg Van Roten, Bryan Bulaga, Jeremy Ross and Datone Jones.  Hot.  Damn.  These players were released, released, IR’d, released and injured/ineffective respectively.  You can look at this two ways, one way...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

Every year when the Green Bay Packers report to camp it is an absolute spectacle. Being one of the most popular franchises means that there will be a lot of intrigue and "buzz" surrounding your team. This year's camp is no exception to this. This article will dive into three bold predicitons to play out in training camp for the Green Bay Packers.1. Packers depth at...
Via Football Nation
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: A training camp Q & A

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...
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July 23, 2014  |  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...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Datone Jones and Mike Daniels Key Packers’ Defense Line Resurgence

The defensive line has not been a strong suit of the Green Bay Packers over the past couple of seasons but with the emergence of Mike Daniels as an impact player last season and potential break out of Datone Jones in 2014, the Packers suddenly have the makings of a dominant defensive line. Daniels, a fourth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, has been a spark plug for the Packers ever...
Via The Packers Guru
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers’ Datone Jones won’t be satisfied until he’s the best

Second-year Packers defensive end Datone Jones is hungry going into the upcoming season as he strives to be the best in the NFL. “I won’t be satisfied until I’m the best in the league,” Jones said. “That’s the only way I’d be satisfied. Other than that, I still won’t be satisfied until I retire. No matter what year I have next year or the years to come, I don’t...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Datone Jones: ‘I want to establish myself as the starter’

Green Bay Packers 2013 first round pick, Datone Jones, plans on attacking with his hands better and developing a second move as he works to become a starter on the defensive line. “Ultimately, I want to start — establish myself as the starter,” Jones said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “And after that, do whatever it takes to help the team win games. That’s all...
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July 05, 2014  |  1 Comment

Packers' top 2013 pick Datone Jones expects to break out in his second year

Snaps became precious for Datone Jones as a rookie. By Week 16, his rations dwindled to four snaps. In Week 17? Five. Not what you expect out of a first-round pick. Surely not what Jones expected. "Two snaps per game, 13 percent of the snaps on the year," said Jones, not exaggerating that much. "That's what you get, 31/2 sacks in a season. Playing more, who knows...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers take Johnathan Franklin news hard

The Green Bay Packers learned Thursday that second-year running back Johnathan Franklin’s career with the team and likely in the NFL has ended because of a neck injury that he suffered in late November. “I have some unfortunate news on Johnathan Franklin,” coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Thursday. “He will not be back with us. He’s as classy a young man as has walked...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and 4 Others Who Must Deliver in 2014

The Green Bay Packers are a draft and develop team. They rely on the draft as their main avenue of acquiring talent, therefore, the best way for the Packers to improve from season to season is by drafting talented players and developing them into starters and impact players. While many fans still get caught up in the whirlwind that is NFL free agency, the truth is that most teams...
Via The Packers Guru
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Mike Daniels and Datone Jones Provide Potent Interior Pass Rush

Outsiders may still believe that the Green Bay Packers have a long way to go on the defensive side of the football. Yet, what they might not realize is the Packers have been collecting talented defensive players since the 2012 NFL Draft and this will be the year when we start seeing the fruits of that labor. One area in particular where the Green Bay defense will be much improved...
Via The Packers Guru
June 13, 2014  |  1 Comment

Datone Jones reevaluates game, will use more power

Green Bay Packers second-year pro Datone Jones said this week during OTAs that he plans to attack offensive lineman with power. “I came into the NFL trying to finesse offensive linemen,” Jones said, via ESPN.com. “And that’s not going to work.” Jones wants to be like defensive line mate Mike Daniels this season.  Daniels posted 6.5 sacks last year after posting only two...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

A Few Observations as Packers OTAs Come to a Close

The open portion of the Packers’ OTAs have come to a close.  The team will be finishing up this week and then come back for mandatory minicamp June 17-19.  Training camp will open up on July 26 so it will be a while before we see the Green and Gold together again.  As this part of the off season comes to a close I’d like to offer a few observations. 1. Colt Lyerla- everything...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Sack City

Aaron Kampman, Brad Jones, Brady Poppinga, Frank Zombo, Erik Walden, Nick Perry and Mike Neal are all names of players that have played outside linebacker opposite Matthews since the Packers selected the dynamic edge rusher in 2009. Up until last season all of them had failed to record more than four sacks in a single season. Neal finally broke through last season and recorded five...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Projecting the Packers Defensive Starters for 2014

Left Defensive End Player: Datone Jones #187587148 / gettyimages.com The Packers overhauled their defensive line this off-season, and are looking to revamp it with a newer, younger defensive line this year.  It starts, somewhat, with Jones on the outside.  The Packers drafted him in the first round last year, and they’re ready to see what he can do.
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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