Green Bay Packers: 2014 Offensive Line Will Be Best of Mike McCarthy Era

Offensive line used to be a position of weakness for the Green Bay Packers. Now, after a slew of successful mid-round draft picks replenished the talent pool, Green Bay’s 2014 offensive line could be the best of the Mike McCarthy era and in his pre-training camp press conference, the man entering his ninth season as head coach, said as much. McCarthy, who can sometimes be...
Via The Packers Guru
2 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...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Centers Of Attention

JC Tretter will enter training cap as the starting center, but holding onto that spot won’t be easy. In fact, I wouldn’t be all that surprised to see the second-year man from Cornell on the bench when the Packers open the regular season at Seattle. That’s because fifth-round pick Corey Linsley won’t be easy to […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers training camp preview: Offensive line

  This is the fifth in a series of 14 previews leading up to the Green Bay Packers' July 26 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: OFFENSIVE LINE Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7 Projected starters: LT - David Bakhtiari LG - Josh Sitton C - JC Tretter RG - T.J. Lang RT - Bryan Bulaga Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Don Barclay, *Corey Linsley,*Derek...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Why J.C. Tretter is the Key to a Dominant Offensive Line

The Green Bay Packers have not been known for having a dominant offense line the past few seasons — but if projected starting J.C. Tretter is the player the Packers believe he can be, then the biggest question facing the 2014 offensive line will be answered and a group that was once overlooked could become one of the team’s strongest units. The growth of the offensive from just...
Via The Packers Guru
15 days ago  |  Discuss

J.C. Tretter trying to become long-term answer at center for Packers

The Packers have had Aaron Rodgers at quarterback in each of the last three seasons, but they haven’t been able to team him with the same center for that period of town. Scott Wells, Jeff Saturday and Evan Dietrich-Smith have all taken turns in the spot, leaving Rodgers to hope for “some consistentcy as far as the same guy being there for multiple years.” If 2013 fourth-round...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss


Green Bay Packers management has proven time and time again that the center position is just not something they hold in high regard.  Despite subtle please from QB1, the team just keeps letting effective centers walk out the door.  It definitely has proved correct once.  Former Packers C Scott Wells has not been able to produce up to the level of the contract that he signed with...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Packers No. 14: Corey Linsley / JC Tretter

  Green Bay Packers beat writer Paul Imig will be analyzing the 25 most important players to the Packers' success in the 2014 season. Check back each weekday to see the latest player on the list. You can find the entire list here. NOTE: This is not a list of the team's 25 best players, but rather it's a list of which players mean the most to how Green Bay will fare this...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 19, 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

Strap Up: Packers That Will Shine in Pads

With the final week of Green Bay Packers’ OTA’s wrapping up this week and a short minicamp next week, fans will continue the wait for the highly anticipated training camp that is set for July 26. With this training camp comes our first glimpse at the new rookie class in pads and helmet as well as returning veterans that have progressed another year. So far we have heard names...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive Linemen Musical Chairs, 2014 Edition: who stays, who goes?

Outside of special teams, nothing is more confusing, more obfuscated or more esoteric than offensive line play; We all know that Joe Thomas is supposed to be one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL right now, but do you or I really know that?  I’ve never watched a game specifically focused on Thomas (which would of course require me to watch a Browns game…..so no thanks...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Ranking the Packers’ Offensive Linemen

This week it’s time to look at the Packers’s offensive line. The Packers have 15 offensive linemen on their 90 man roster and when they get down to 53 in late August, they will likely keep 8 or 9. Barring injury, 4 out of the 5 starting spots along the offensive line seem to be determined, with the only question being at center. With so many offensive linemen on the roster...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy OTA Press Conference Highlights

McCarthy had some good insight after Thursday’s OTA practice Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Thursday’s OTA practice and as I have been doing with his major pressers, I break down some of the comments he made.  These quotes are courtesy of Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “We want to operate on lower volume of scheme...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Breakout Candidate: J.C. Tretter

For the fourth straight season the Packers will have a different starting center when the season starts. The Packers coaching staff hopes they have a long term answer at the starting center position in second year lineman, J.C. Tretter. Tretter is a fourth round pick out of Cornell, where he played tackle. During the NFL Owner’s meetings coach, Mike McCarty stated that if Tretter...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Packers draft preview: interior offensive line

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Paul Imig provides complete coverage of the Packers and the 2014 NFL Draft in his 14-part preview. You can find the entire series here. TODAY'S POSITION: OFFENSIVE GUARDS/CENTERS Importance (1-to-10 scale): 7 On the roster No matter who starts at center for the Packers this upcoming season, that player will be the fourth one to do so in the past...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: 5 Centers Green Bay Should Consider in 2014 NFL Draft

The Green Bay Packers have a number of positional needs that must be addressed in the 2014 NFL Draft but one position that is seemingly being overlooked right now is center. Evan Dietrich-Smith, the Packers starting center in 2013, signed a free-agent contract with the Tampa Bay Bucs this offseason, leaving Green Bay with 2013 fourth-round pick J.C. Tretter as the favorite to start...
Via The Packers Guru
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson: Evaluating the Draft, Part 9

Here are the selections of the 2013 draft class:1st round- Datone Jones/DE/UCLA2nd round- Eddie Lacy/RB/Alabama4rd round- David Bakhtiari/T/Colorado; JC Tretter/T/Cornell; Johnathan Franklin/RB/UCLA5th round- Micah Hyde/CB/Iowa; Josh Boyd/DE/Mississippi State6th round- Nate Palmer/OLB/Illinois State7th round- Charles Johnson/WR/Grand Valley State; Kevin Dorsey/WR/Maryland; Sam Barrington...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers 7 Round Mock Draft

First Round Selection: C.J. Mosley, MLB, Alabama. Will Mosley be on the board when the Packers are on the clock with the 21stpick? Packer fans should be praying to the football Gods that he is. Mosley is the athletic and quick middle linebacker the Packers have needed for quite some time. Mosley is solid against the run and is one of the best cover linebackers in the draft. Pairing...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Draft Primer: C Travis Swanson

The Packers lost starting center Evan Dietrich-Smith to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency -- and may be looking to shore up the position in the 2014 draft. Green Bay has already made it known that JC Tretter will get the first crack at center when camp opens, but avoiding the position all together is not a luxury the Packers can afford. Arkansas Razorbacks center Travis...
Via The Pack Mentality
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Best Centers Are Centers

If training camp started today, former left tackles JC Tretter and Don Barclay would be the top two centers on the depth chart. And while both are certainly talented enough to make the transition, neither snapped a single ball prior to joining the Packers. Does that matter? Probably, since the last 14 Pro Bowl centers all played […]
Via Packer Update
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Like Odd Pairing At A Key Position

Despite never having played a snap at center or in a NFL game, Tretter seems like a front runner for the Packers center position in 2014 During this week’s No Huddle Radio podcast, we had the pleasure of chatting with Dan Shonka of Ourlads Scouting Services about everything draft related. Of course, there were deep ties to the Green Bay Packers and what we might see from them in...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: JC Tretter

  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. JC Tretter, offensive lineman Season stats: 0 games (was on the physically unable to perform list until Week 15) ProFootballFocus.com season rating: n/a Best game: n/a Worst...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson Must Not Care Much About the Center Position

Packers Center J.C. Tretter It seemed to me to be a no-brainer. The Packers have no one on their roster with more than minimal NFL experience as  a center.  Before yesterday, there were 19 players on the NFL Free Agent Tracker listed at the center position. Surely Ted would be looking to bring in an inexpensive player with real experience at center in case the JC Tretter conversion...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

JC Tretter to get first stab at Packers' center job

Any time the Green Bay Packers have allowed one of their free agents leave, they've felt they had someone waiting in the wings to take his place. They let Cullen Jenkins go because they had Mike Neal. They let Greg Jennings go because they had Randall Cobb. They let James Jones go because they have Jarrett Boykin. The times they haven't had a replacement, they've...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Forum: Grading Green Bay’s Offseason

Now that the NFL Free Agency period is winding down and teams are turning their attention to the draft, I thought it would be a good time to look back on the Packers offseason up to this point. I think the team still has some items left on the agenda, mainly re-signing backup quarterback Matt Flynn and utility back/fan favorite John Kuhn, not to mention Jermichael Finley if he ever...
Via The Packers Guru
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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