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Matt Flynn re-signs with Green Bay Packers

Matt Flynn won’t be leaving Green Bay. The backup quarterback and the Packers have reached agreement on a new contract, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday. QB Matt Flynn reached agreement with the Packers. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 15, 2014 Flynn was supposed to visit the New York Giants Tuesday, but the meeting was called off. Flynn, who began his career...
Via Sports-Glory
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grading Ted Thompson: Re-Signing James Starks

Running Back – Re-signed: James Starks – With the emergence of the Alabama Hamma’ Eddie Lacy, it’s easy to forget about the other guys in the Packers backfield. James Starks is among the forgotten even though his play last year, while scarce, was memorable.In his four years as a Packer, Starks has shown that he is a break-out threat whenever he gets the ball. He’s never...
Via Pro Football Spot
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers competing with Giants for Matt Flynn?

The Green Bay Packers could lose quarterback Matt Flynn in free agency for the second time. On Monday,  NFL Network reported that Flynn will work out for the New York Giants on Tuesday. Josh Freeman & Matt Flynn expected to work out for NYG tomorrow. Both to arrive in town today. — Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) April 14, 2014 Flynn left the Packers after the 2011 season...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  1 Comment

Xs and Os: Packers Running Game from Substitution Packages

Packers running back Johnathan Franklin had a career day against the Cincinnati Bengals while running out of substitution packages. The key to the Green Bay Packers’ offensive success is having the ability to run or pass out of any personnel grouping and formation, especially with multiple wide receivers on the field. This means, in order to achieve offensive balance, the Packers...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Cannot Gamble At Safety

The Packers need to finally find a solution at the safety position.  Micah Hyde is one of a few options The Green Bay Packers have already made some moves in free agency to help bolster their roster and chances in 2014.  The addition of defensive lineman Julius Peppers made big headlines a few weeks back and indicated a shift in the team’s approach to improving on the past few...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy sees Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy as the keys to a balanced offense

For years, Mike McCarthy has preached the value of using the run to set up the pass. The only problem was that for years the team had trouble finding a consistent running game. Then the Packers drafted Eddie Lacy and Lacy proved that he could be the key to having a truly balanced offense, one that Mike McCarthy has long envisioned for his team. Per Packers News, McCarthy stated...
Via The Pack Mentality
13 days ago  |  Discuss

10 best picks from the 2013 NFL Draft

It’s easy to look at a draft immediately after it ends and declare a “winner” and “loser” because none of those draft picks have ever played a game. Now that those players have a full season under their belts (and with the 2014 draft right around the corner), it is a much better time to look at the outgoing rookie class and try to figure out which were the best picks. This...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Xs and Os: Introduction to the Packers Running Game

Packers running back Eddie Lacy was a Pro Bowler and Offensive Rookie of the Year during 2013-2014. We’ve heard a lot about the Packers’ run blocking schemes for several years. With the emergence of running back Eddie Lacy, we began to become even more obsessed with them. The oft-maligned zone blocking scheme (ZBS) suddenly became everyone’s favorite while Lacy was running...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
15 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...
Via Sports-Glory
21 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...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Expectations for Eddie Lacy in 2014

Eddie Lacy was the Packers’ second-round draft pick last offseason, and Green Bay hoped that he would fix their running back issues. Lacy was one of the main reasons that the Green Bay Packers won the NFC North and made the playoffs last season. When superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone, Lacy stepped up in a major way and came through for the team...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Packers could get involved with Devin Hester

The Green Bay Packers have already signed one former Chicago Bears’ Pro Bowl player in defensive end Julius Peppers, and should be interested in another. Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com believes the Packers could get involved with return specialist Devin Hester, who visited the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday, if the price is right. According to ESPN’s sources, Hester is currently...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers expected to bring back RB James Starks

James Starks was scheduled to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday.  But ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the free agent running back will return to the Green Bay Packers on a two-year deal. Starks missed just three games last season and served a complementary role to rookie Eddie Lacy.  Starks carried the ball 89 times and rushed for 493 yards with three touchdowns. In...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers says he would build a franchise around Johnny Manziel

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told Jim Rome on his Showtime show that he likes Johnny Manziel and believes he is the best quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft to build a team around. “I like Johnny Football. I like that he didn’t apologize for what happened. He was a 20-year-old kid who was enjoying life,” Rodgers says, via CBSSports.com. “He had some more opportunities...
Via Sports-Glory
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: Eddie Lacy

  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. Eddie Lacy, running back Season stats: 16 games (726 offensive snaps; 64.6 percent of total offensive snaps), 305 rushing attempts, 1,259 yards, 11 touchdowns, one fumble...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Clay Matthews: NFL will have hard time eliminating N-word

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews told Dan Patrick Tuesday that it will be hard for the NFL to eliminate the N-word. “I think it’s used as a term of endearment between players, and I think it’s so much a part of pop culture and culture in general that it’s going to be very hard to eliminate that from the game,” Matthews said.  “I think is more something that...
Via Sports-Glory
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy: Morgan Burnett is not a bust

The Green Bay Packers expect more production from strong safety Morgan Burnett in 2014. Packers coach Mike McCarthy assessed Burnett’s play in 2013 during an interview with Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com at his hotel during a break from the NFL scouting combine. “You know, I don’t think it’s, ‘Oh my God, he’s a bust,’” McCarthy said. “It’s nothing like that. I think...
Via Sports-Glory
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers 2014 NFL Draft/Free Agency Position Preview: Running Backs

Eddie Lacy proved he is going to be a force to be reckoned with for years to come in Green Bay. What a difference a year makes or should I say what a difference one player can make because in terms of the Green Bay Packers running backs, it took only one player to transform the position from a weakness into a strength; Eddie Lacy. Lacy, a second-round pick from the University of...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Randall Cobb ready to sign new deal with Packers this offseason

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb says he hasn’t heard from the team about a new deal to replace the rookie contract he signed in 2011. “My agent hasn’t mentioned it to me, so I don’t know if there’s been any talks,” Cobb said Tuesday at NFL Networks studios. The 23-year-old Cobb enters the 2014 season in the final year of his contract.  He hopes to sign a...
Via Sports-Glory
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent preview: RB needs

The Green Bay Packers will enter the 2014 NFL season boasting the reigning rookie of the year in Eddie Lacy. Lacy had a stellar year for Green Bay rushing the ball (1,178 yards) while the passing offense was struggling without Aaron Rodgers. Lacy often saw 8 man defensive boxes and still pounded out positive yardage. Needless to say, the Packers have a bright future with their young...
Via cover32 - Packers
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The best RB draft pick in Packers’ history

Eddie Lacy was drafted in the second round of last year’s NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers, and if his rookie year was a sample of what his career will be he may very well become the best Packers running back of all time. But, was Lacy the best pick the Packers have ever taken at his position? I say no. In the early 90′s the Packers were a team in rebuilding mode. They were...
Via cover32 - Packers
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Packers have needs to address at RB?

Last year the Packers won the running back sweepstakes in the draft by selecting Offensive Rookie of the Year Eddie Lacy and promising speedster Johnathan Franklin. Will Ted Thompson look to repeat his success by selecting another running back in this years draft? With all the Packers needs on the defensive side of the ball signs point to no. The Packers could, however, be interested...
Via cover32 - Packers
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers to choose Scott Tolzien over Matt Flynn as backup QB?

According to ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky, the Green Bay Packers are very likely to choose Scott Tolzien over Matt Flynn as their backup quarterback for next season. The Packers reportedly believe that Tolzien has more long-term potential than Flynn, and that he has a very special arm to work with. Matt Flynn performed very well for the Packers during stretches, but also proved to be...
Via Sports-Glory
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Too early to add another tail back to the Packer’s roster?

In today’s pass happy NFL the running back position has never been more disposable. With that said, a running game helps to elevate the passing game by making defenses stay honest and play to the threat of the tail back breaking a big run on them. The Packers found themselves a solid running back last April when they drafted Alabama running back Eddie Lacy, now the 2013-14 offensive...
Via cover32 - Packers
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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