Is it Time for the Packers to Scrap the 4-3?

It was pretty clear to me when things turned around defensively for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.  When Dom Capers decided to move back into his more traditional 3 man fronts the Packers were able to slow the Jets down.  After allowing 21 points on the first 3 drives and giving everyone in Green Bay a heart attack Capers went back to old reliable and it worked.  The question...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers’ Struggles Continue Against Seattle, NFC West

There is no easy way to say it but the Green Bay Packers simply were not tough enough to beat the Seattle Seahawks last night in the 2014 season opener. Sure, they killed themselves with mental mistakes and turnovers, but at the end of the day, Seattle was more physical and that was a big reason why it won the game going away. One loss doesn’t doom anyone in the NFL and there is...
Via The Packers Guru
26 days ago  |  Discuss


Well that was sure depressing.  It really seems like we waited a long time to watch the Packers get their asses kicked on national television.  I gotta tell you, though.  I’m not panicking.  If I find out eventually that Bryan Bulaga is out for the season, maybe my level of concern would increase.  I don’t believe that the Packers can win a Super Bowl title without Tretter...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Lions, Packers, & Raiders

  Bears HC Marc Trestman mentioned that he wants to wait a few more days before making a decision about possibly placing WR Marquess Wilson injured reserve with a designation to return.“I think I could better answer that after Wednesday’s practice, and it’s simply because there’s a lot of technical CBA rules involved in this thing,” Trestman said, via Michael C. Wright...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers vs. Chiefs – 2014 Preseason Game Four – First Impressions

Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – 2014 Preseason Game Three – GB 34 KC 14 GAME NOTES: Corey Linsley makes his Packers debut as the starting center snapping the ball to Aaron Rodgers. Letroy Guion also debuts – his first time on the field for the Packers. Last opportunity for Matt Flynn or Scott Tolzien to lock up the backup QB job. Or will they both stay? —...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs at Packers Preseason Week 4: What’s at Stake?

The Green Bay Packers host the Kansas City Chiefs tonight in their final game of the 2014 preseason.  This is the last opportunity for players to lock in their spots on the depth chart and for some, secure a roster spot at all. Most of the established veterans won’t see action this week and are typically held out to avoid injury and afford them some additional rest before the...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFC North Team Previews

Green Bay Packers – Covered by Justin Arbogast Key Pickups – LB Julius Peppers (Bears), DT Letroy Guion (Vikings) Key Losses – C Evan Dietrich-Smith (Bucs), TE Jermichael Finley (UFA), S MD Jennings (Bears), WR James Jones (Raiders), OT Marshall Newhouse (Bengals), NT Ryan Pickett (UFA), DE CJ Wilson (Raiders). Draft – (21) S Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix (Alabama), (53) WR Devante...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Replacing Raji could take 3 Packers to all step up

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Replacing B.J. Raji won't be easy, but the Green Bay Packers are confident they have the right pieces to minimize the loss of their starting nose tackle. Raji's torn right biceps will sideline him for the entire season. It's terrible timing for Raji given that he signed a one-year deal this offseason to remain in Green Bay, especially considering that...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers move on in trenches, get Guion back at DT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) After losing two starters in the trenches to injuries, the Green Bay Packers are moving on with the preseason winding down. They got a bit of good news Monday when defensive tackle Letroy Guion returned from a hamstring injury that had sidelined him all of camp. Guion hopes he can help ease the sting of the loss of nose tackle B.J. Raji to a season-ending biceps...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Defensive Line: Youth Will Be Served

Last season the Packers had Ryan Pickett, Johnny Jolly and B.J. Raji as their starting defensive lineman. That starting lineup had 280 career starts between the three of them. While that experience didn’t lead to much success, it’s always nice having a veteran around. That’s the role Raji was going to play this season for the “new look” defensive line. With Raji out for...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Practice Notes & Updates

The Green Bay Packers practiced again on Monday in preparation for their last preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs this week Thursday.  They also began to implement some of the changes that will need to take effect from the fallout of a few major injuries from last week’s preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. Nose tackle B.J. Raji suffered a torn bicep and will...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Lions, Packers, Rams, Ravens, & Redskins

  Lions Lions placed S DeJon Gomes on reserve/PUP list. Packers DT Letroy Guion activation from PUP list is “imminent.” (Tom Pelissero) Rams QB Sam Bradford only tore his ACL and the other ligaments in his knee remain in tact. (Albert Breer) LB James Laurinaitis is returning to practice after missing some time with an ankle injury. (Adam Schefter) Ravens Ravens placed...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Chiefs, Cowboys, Giants, Packers, & Vikings

  Chiefs HC And Reid mentioned that LB Joe Mays could be out for a while. (Terez A. Paylor) Cowboys Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he expects a decision soon regarding a possible suspension for DT Josh Brent and his role in a car accident that resulted in the death of linebacker Jerry Brown.“We expect to hear something imminently,” Jones said on Saturday, per Jean-Jacques...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Defense Stars In Return to Practice

The Green Bay Packers returned to practice on Monday and were moved inside the Don Hutson center.  It was not open to the public but media still attended and judging by the reports from the sidelines, the Packers picked up where they left off after Saturday’s 21-7 win over the St. Louis Rams. Among some of the more noteworthy items was that the first team offense was the same...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes From Packers Closed Practice

The Green Bay Packers resumed practice today, following their first preseason game in Tennessee on Saturday night.  With the game having been played in torrential rain for most of the contest, there were some limitations to what the team and head coach Mike McCarthy were able to take away from the performance. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, wide receiver Jordy Nelson and running back...
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August 11, 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 Injury Update: Nicky Perry, Mike Neal placed on PUP, Letroy Guion to NFI

Announced Friday, DE-LB Mike Neal and OLB Nick Perry will be starting training camp on the active PUP list due to failed pre-camp physicals and although both injuries are undisclosed, we know that they are not serious injuries due to Neal and Perry’s “active” PUP designation. NT Letroy Guion was also put on the Packers’ non-football injury list. According to the Milwaukee...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Packer Veterans Who Could be on the Roster Bubble

  During the next couple of months the Packers will have to whittle down their roster from the 90 players they currently have to just 53. The Packers lost a few players to free agency, but they also signed free agents, Julius Peppers and Letroy Guion, selected 9 players in May’s draft, have numerous players coming back from injury, and they also have a penchant for keeping a few...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Ranking the Packers’ Defensive Linemen

  When discussing the Packers’ defensive shortcomings, most fans will immediately point to safety as the area the Packers need to improve on this season, and that may be true, but defensive line play is a close second. In 2013, the Packers ranked 25th in the league in run defense and were often manhandled by opposing offensive linemen. And with the exception of Mike Daniels, all...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dom Capers Is On the Clock

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy stood in front of reporters Saturday afternoon in the auditorium at Lambeau Field following the NFL Draft, fielding questions about the incoming rookie class of draftees. Most of the comments he made were very McCarthy-esque. Vague, non specific, and generalized. They were the type of answers the Packer faithful have grown accustomed to hearing from...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Draft Primer: DE Kareem Martin

Kareem Martin out of UNC is a scheme diverse player that will be able to excel in either 3-4 or 4-3 and is projected to go somewhere between rounds two and three. The Packers would use him as a defensive end in their 3-4 front if they deem an upgrade is necessary. The rumor mill has been spinning in Green Bay over the offseason, and the word is that Mike McCarthy desires a...
Via The Pack Mentality
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Next year's Packers free agency class

While the Packers are not done compiling their 2014 roster, it is not too early to start looking at next year's crop of free agents. With over $16 million in cap space to spare, in addition to signing some free agents and allocating some money for rookie deals, the Packers may want to think of extending some of their upcoming free agents rather than risk letting them walk in...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

What Secrets Will Letroy Guion Tell the Packers?

For years, the trend has always been to migrate west. Lewis and Clark did it, and so did Darren Sharper, Ryan Longwell, Desmond Bishop, Brett Favre, and others, who moved from the choad of America, Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Minnesota to play with the Minnesota Vikings. However, with one single move, the Packers have flipped the script and brought a former purple person over to the...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Watch: Updated Packers Mock Draft

News and NotesThe Packers signed defensive end, Julius Peppers, to a three year deal this past Saturday.The Packers signed former Minnesota Viking, defensive lineman Letroy Guion to a one year deal.They re-signed nose tackle, B.J. Raji to a one year deal.Running back, James Starks was re-signed to a two year deal. The re-signing of Starks may mean the end of DuJuan Harris or Jonathan...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Zimmer wants to build team around 'smart' players

Since 1981, the Minnesota Vikings have had their team headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn., tucked in the Northwest corner of Highway 169 and Interstate 494. There have been tweaks to the facility over the years with more changes sure to come in the future, which includes the team's offices, an indoor fieldhouse and a pair of outdoor fields among other amenities. Mike Zimmer entered...
Via Fox Sports North
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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