2014 Packers Position Group Analysis: Defensive Line

Packers defensive line:  While we’re all clamoring for the Packers to finally fix their gaping hole at inside linebacker through the draft or free agency, let’s not forget that the defensive line needs some work, too. Potentially, a lot of work. When opposing teams decided to come at the Packers with a power-running attack in 2014, Green Bay’s smallish defensive front often...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: Mike Daniels

Mike Daniels, defensive lineman FOX Sports Wisconsin's Paul Imig gives an in-depth statistical analysis and film study of every Packers player in his annual offseason checkup. You can find every report here. Season stats (playoffs included): 18 games, 18 starts (794 snaps; 63.9 percent of total defensive snaps), 47 tackles, eight missed tackles, three tackles for loss, six sacks...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Boyd 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades

Packers DE Josh Boyd1) Introduction: There were a few people — not many, but a few — who were holding out hope that Josh Boyd would take a Mike Daniels type of leap in his second season. I did not set the bar that high for Boyd, but he did get better. A little bit better, anyway. 2) Profile: Josh Boyd Age: 25 Born: 8/3/1989 in Philadelphia, MS Height: 6’3″ Weight:...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Daniels 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades

1) Introduction:  Mention the name Mike Daniels outside of Green Bay and you’ll probably get blank stares. But Packers fans know him, and they know him well. Without the efforts of Daniels this season, the Packers would have had one of the weakest defensive lines in the league. 2) Profile: Mike Daniels Age: 25 Born: 5/5/1989 in Stratford, NJ Height: 6’0″ Weight: 305 College...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

 It’s been a little over a week now and I am finally ready to talk about my beloved Packers, after their collapse to Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game. There are some glaring free agent needs that were put on display became in that game.The Packers need a nose tackle first and foremost. Teams for most of the season were able to run past the first level on the Packers...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers season report card: Defense and coaching

One day after looking at the offense and special teams, today focuses on every defensive position, as well as the job that the Packers' coaching staff did during the 2014 season. Defensive line: C Mike Daniels continued his ascension to NFL stardom. He went from playing 48.6 percent of snaps in 2013 up to 63.9 percent of defensive snaps this season. Unlike a year earlier, when more...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory in NFC Championship

Fans of the Green Bay Packers witnessed a game yesterday that will go down in Packers' lore...for all the wrong reasons. The team played 56 minutes of good, not great, football against a Seattle Seahawks team they had on the ropes, waiting for a knockout punch that never came. In the end, the beaten and bruised champ rose from the canvas (or turf, in this case) and wound up delivering...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers: Things Have Changed

When the Green Bay Packers played the Seattle Seahawks back on September 4th, there was a lot of excitement, yet a lot of unknown surrounding the team. They had five new starters on defense and a rookie center making his first NFL start. They knew what they had in Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, but, there was uncertainty on who would step up and be the third option in the passing...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Packing the Stats: The Green Bay Packers Pass Rush Under Dom Capers

The Green Bay Packers pass rush under Dom Capers has been a hot-button issue seemingly since the fall of the Roman Empire (which happened right around 2011 if my public school education serves me right). Each season seems to see the Packers fail to generate any kind of pass rush opposite Clay Matthews. One of the things that stood out during the 2010 Super Bowl run was how much the...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

McCarthy says Rodgers improving, Pack starts prep for Dallas

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Stoic defensive lineman Mike Daniels has trained his focus squarely on Dallas. The bye week is over for the Green Bay Packers. It's time to get ready for a marquee matchup in the next round of the playoffs against the Cowboys. ''It was fun to sit back and actually watch some games knowing that I'm still playing,'' Daniels said Monday at Lambeau Field. ''All...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Physicality, attitude changed Packers defense during rise in NFL rankings

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Mike Daniels was beginning to engage with an offensive lineman on a third-and-2 play against New England when he suddenly heard a loud thump through the left ear hole of his helmet. That noise was a result of Sam Barrington charging up the middle and making contact with Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, stopping him for no gain and forcing a punt. It was...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons the Packers will beat the Bills (and 1 reason they might not)

In a couple of hours, the Green Bay Packers will play the Buffalo Bills and try to win at Ralph Wilson Stadium for the first time in team history. I don’t know why bad things have happened to the Packers the six times they’ve played Buffalo on the road. It makes no sense. The Bills are terrible, the Packers are not. Here are five reasons why the Packers will finally put one in...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers 2012, 2013 Draft Classes Making Up for Past Mistakes

Randall Cobb.  Davon House.  Nick Perry.  Casey Hayward.  Mike Daniels.  That’s it, folks.  That’s the full list of players left on the Green Bay Packers roster from the 2011 and 2012 drafts.  Of the 18 players that Ted Thompson selected (players you would hope are just sliding in to the prime of their careers) five remain.  A stud on offense (Cobb) a stud on defense...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Refreshed Packers return to get ready for Falcons

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) An extra day off worked wonders for the Green Bay Packers, especially in the week after beating the New England Patriots in a heavyweight fight of a football game. Break time is over, guys. Coach Mike McCarthy's crew returned to the practice field Thursday to prepare for Monday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Around the locker room after practice,...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Seen on Film – Five Things from Packers Patriots

I had the opportunity to watch the full All-22 coaches film of last Sunday’s Green Bay Packers win over the New England Patriots. I always enjoy looking for those not-so-obvious things that happen during a game. Here are five:   McCarthy’s game plan: Much has been written and discussed about the quality of Mike McCarthy’s game plan. I though it might be just us Packers fans...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots let Packers off the hook, abandon four-minute offense in loss at Green Bay

Blount's clean jersey in the waning moments tells Patriots' fans all they need to know about the loss to Green BayWhen a CBS cameraman focused on the Patriots sideline early in the third quarter during their loss at Green Bay, some commented that Patriots' Strength and Conditioning Coach Harold Nash had a leash on quarterback Tom Brady.Naturally, it was just a resistance band, a...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Who performed best in the New England Patriots loss to the Packers?

The New England Patriots went into Green Bay on Sunday Night Football riding a seven-game winning streak. Today, they look forward to a road match-up in San Diego on Sunday afternoon trying to end a one-game losing streak. While the loss was not a meltdown of the proportion of week one in Miami or on Monday Night Football in week four at Arrowhead Stadium against the Chiefs, the...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers’ Mike Daniels: Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski ‘Is Like The Terminator’

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels couldn’t hide his excitement after beating the New England Patriots on Sunday. Daniels chipped in on what turned out to be a game-clinching sack with 3:25 left in the fourth quarter while the Patriots were threatening late in the game. The Patriots lost 26-21 after they missed a 47-yard field goal attempt and couldn’t...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers On-The-Spot Reactions: Week 13

The Green Bay Packers (9-3) defeated the New England Patriots (9-3) 26-21 on Sunday afternoon. Whether you were expecting a “Super Bowl preview” or just a competitive football game, you were not let down. Green Bay controlled the ball for over 36 minutes and held major advantages in total yards (478-320), rushing yards (130-84), passing yards (348-236) and third down efficiency...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers remain undefeated at Lambeau, set sights on home-field advantage

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- OK, so it wasn't a 33- or 41-point victory like the Green Bay Packers reeled off in their previous two home games. But in the 26-21 win Sunday over the New England Patriots, the Packers remained unbeaten at home and did so by defeating a team that was on a seven-game winning streak. Along with the Arizona Cardinals' loss Sunday at Atlanta (their second consecutive...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers have hands full with well-rounded Patriots offense

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There are three main areas that the Green Bay Packers defense has struggled with this season: stopping the run, facing a great quarterback and containing pass-catching tight ends. Well, Sunday's matchup with the New England Patriots will feature each of those challenges. As Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers prepares for this possible Super Bowl preview,...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Stock Report: Bring on the Patriots Edition

Now that the Green Bay Packers have gotten the junior varsity game against the Minnesota Vikings out of the way, it’s time to focus on the real deal and the New England Patriots. I’ll be in the stands at Lambeau for the Sunday showdown. The Packers have never lost with me in Lambeau. They’ve tied, but never lost. Take that for what it’s worth. But before I fire up the grill...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers On-The-Spot Reactions: Week 12

The Green Bay Packers (8-3) defeated the Minnesota Vikings (4-7) 24-21 on Sunday afternoon. Unlike the past two weeks, the Packers found themselves having to grind out tough yards in the fourth quarter to seal this important road victory. With the Lions loss to the Patriots, Green Bay has reclaimed the lead atop the NFC North division with five games remaining. Using the acronym...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers 24, Vikings 21: Game Balls and Lame Calls

The Green Bay Packers failed to score 50 points for the third consecutive game on Sunday. Fire everybody! Just kidding. Anyways, the Packers’ starters actually had to play meaningful football into the fourth quarter as the Packers hung on to beat the Minnesota Vikings 24-21.  Green Bay now has sole possession of first place in the NFC North thanks to the Detroit Lions getting...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Aftermath: Top of the NFC North Again

Well look at that, the Packers are once again sitting atop the NFC North. Must be that final stretch toward the end of the season. When the difference between a 1 or 2 seeded team, a Wild Card spot and sitting on the couch watching the playoffs from home may only be a loss or two, every win counts. And taking out an NFC North rival at home is all the more satisfying. The Packers...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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