Undrafted Free Agent Roundup

I haven’t seen many of these undrafted free agents play, but I’m still going to rank them from most likely to make the 53-man roster to least likely. Don’t laugh, Mike Pennell was No. 1 on last year’s list. What’s my process? I look at positions, schools, measurables, talk to a few people and then use common sense to forecast the future.     Matt Rotheram (OL/Pitt): Massive...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts Following Green Bay Packers Draft

Yet another interesting Green Bay Packers draft has come and gone. This one left many fans scratching their heads, as Ted Thompson went off the grid and picked some players that they weren’t seeing listed to them in mock drafts or that they weren’t familiar with.  Of course that’s a really dumb way to judge a draft. Who knew anything about Nick Collins, James Jones or Greg...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Periscope: Week 7 vs. Carolina Panthers

The Past:  While the last meeting between the Panthers and Packers ended well on the scoreboard, a 30-23 victory at Bank of America Stadium, the win was a bitter one as the Packers lost safety Nick Collins to a neck injury that ultimately ended his career.  Collins was in his prime at that point and had been one of the star players for the Packers in the Super Bowl, intercepting...
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Why It’s Time for Green Bay to Start Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

There were few positives to take away from the Green Bay Packers 36-16 defeat at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night but one encouraging thing was the play of rookie safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Yes, he made rookie mistakes, including a missed tackle that led to a touchdown but he also made plays and was physical and whether it’s in place of Morgan Burnett or Micah Hyde...
Via The Packers Guru
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts from the bar top: Seattle Seahawks fans are the worst

Living in Seattle is nice if rain and coffee is your thing but if you’re not a Seahawks fan it’s kind of hell. I’ve been a Packer fan my whole life. I was born and raised in Seattle but almost all of my family is from Wisconsin so when I grew to like football and had to pick a team naturally I picked the team that my whole family liked or as Seahawks fans call it “bandwagon...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: How the First Phil Emery Draft Stacks Up

Naturally more than few Chicago Bears fans are shaking their heads after seeing another 2012 draft pick get cut.  Is there reason to be concerned with Phil Emery?  Here is a comparative layout of other prominent GMs around the league in their first drafts to see if it is or isn’t as bad as everybody thinks. Ted Thompson – Green Bay Packers – 2005 draft Nowadays, Ted Thompson...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers’ Nick Collins makes it official

It has been nearly three years since Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins played his last down in green and gold. We all watched in horror as he lay motionless on the ground after trying to make a play. We collectively held our breath as the medical team strapped him to a board and only exhaled when he waved to the crowd to let them know he was okay. But that was the last time we...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers safety Nick Collins retires from NFL

Nick Collins last appeared in an NFL game as a member of the Green Bay Packers in Week 2 of the 2011 season, and on Tuesday he officially retired from the NFL. Collins announced his retirement on his Twitter page. I'm officially announced my retirement from the #NFL. I also would like to thank my […]
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Packers safety Nick Collins officially retires from NFL

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Nick Collins held out hope for as long as he could, but the former Green Bay Packers safety has retired from the NFL. Collins underwent C3/C4 neck fusion surgery soon after an injury suffered in Week 2 of the 2011 season forced him to be carted off the field. The Packers released Collins on April 25, 2012. Since then, Collins has tried to work his way back into...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Packers S Nick Collins Officially Announces Retirement From NFL

  Former Packers S Nick Collins officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday. “I’m officially announced my retirement from the NFL,” Collins said in a statement posted on his Twitter account. “I also would like to thank my family, friends, and the Packer Nation for the love and support.” Collins, 31, suffered a career-ending neck injury at the start of...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerel Worthy a Blemish on Packers’ Stellar 2nd Round Track Record

Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Nick Collins, Greg Jennings, Eddie Lacy: These are some of the Packers’ second-round draft picks who have turned into big-time players during the Ted Thompson era. Players like Casey Hayward, Mike Neal and Daryn Colledge — solid contributors, not big-time players (at least not yet in Hayward’s case) — were also second-round picks. Thompson has...
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Questions Heading Into Packers Training Camp

Clinton-Dix is vying for a starting spot at safety after being the Packers’ top draft pick in 2014 With the Green Bay Packers opening their 2014 training camp in less than a week, I took to Twitter to find out what our followers’ and readers’ top questions were about this year’s team.  Thank you to those who submitted theirs and I’ll certainly be doing this again throughout...
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

What Packers Fans Should Know About Neck Injuries

At this point, Packers fans are all too aware of neck/cervical injuries and the effects and repercussions of returning to play after an injury and surgery.  At this point, Ted Thompson has had likely six neck injuries and four surgeries, all with various results, some positive but mostly negative. The latest was defensive linemen Johnny Jolly, who after battling a prescription drug...
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers And Neck Injuries

The Green Bay Packers are in the business of winning football games just like any other NFL team, but have proven that they care about their players as people too. The Packers have had an absurd amount of neck injuries in recent seasons to Nick Collins, Sean Richardson, Jermichael Finley, Johnny Jolly and Johnathan Franklin. All of those players except for Richardson were key pieces...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

I hate neck injuries

With more World Championships than any other team on the planet and too many hall of famers to count on all of my fingers and toes, there isn’t much us Packer fans can complain about other than a few agonizing decades that pale in comparison to the incredible decades in the grand scheme of things. But there is one thing that keeps bugging me… I hate neck injuries. Losing Sterling...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Packers No. 8: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

  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 year. Criteria...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pain in the neck: How one injury has haunted Packers for three decades

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Second-year running back Johnathan Franklin is the player at the top of most people's minds right now when it comes to career-ending neck injuries, but he's just the most recent in a long line of Green Bay Packers whose careers have ended in similar fashion over the past three decades. If star tight end Jermichael Finley, whose football future is in question, doesn...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

I hate the New York Jets

As OTA’s begin and we start to see the new shiny Packers helmets for the first time in months, I realized something: I hate the New York Jets. Calvin Pryor was my guy. I had my heart set on him. He’s flashy, he hits hard, he has great hands and body control and is outstanding in run support. But, more than anything he has the potential to be an impact player; he reminds me a...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Morgan Burnett Rebound For the Packers in 2014?

The Packers are counting on Morgan Burnett to bounce back in a big way in 2014 When you have an injury list as long as the Green Bay Packers had last season, there are several potential candidates for the team’s Comeback Player of the Year award in 2014. Will Bryan Bulaga return to form? Could Casey Hayward resume his rise to the top of the list as one of the league’s best young...
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Safeties are No Laughing Matter

Zero: The number of interceptions the Packers received from their safety position last season. 135.9: The quarterback rating of opposing quarterbacks when throwing into the coverage of the Packers safeties. 13: The amount of touchdowns given up by the Packers safeties. The first touchdown the Packers gave up as a team this past season came on a fade route to Vernon Davis in week...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Expectations Too High For Ha Ha Clinton-Dix?

Being drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft is a dream of all prospective professional football players. Hearing your name called out on Day 1 of the NFL Draft, in front of thousands in person and millions watching on TV, is the apex of one’s burgeoning football career. It is the next step in the dream of playing professional football, a dream which had begun years prior...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Why Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Will Be Starter from Day One

The Green Bay Packers went into the 2014 NFL Draft desperately in need of a safety. If there was one thing they needed to do, it was get a long-term solution at the position that has been a mess since the days of Nick Collins. Well not only did the Packers pick up a safety, they were able to draft the best safety available in the 2014 Draft in Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. The former...
Via The Packers Guru
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers 2014 NFL Draft Class Breakdown

The Green Bay Packers lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs for the second year in a row.  However, it's impressive that they even made it that far when Aaron Rodgers was injured for half the year.With a pretty solid draft class anda healthy Aaron Rodgers in 2014, the Green Bay Packers should have no problem getting back to the playoffs.In the first round of the NFL draft...
Via Football Nation
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Day Two Recap

Round two of the draft is Ted Thompson's bread and butter. It's the round in which he's selected players like, Nick Collins, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Greg Jennings, Casey Hayward and Eddie Lacy. This year he took wide receiver, Davante Adams. Adams is a 6-2 wide receiver out of Fresno State. He had a very productive college career that was aided by the play of Fresno State quarterback...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s Next for the Packers? Looking Ahead at NFL Draft Rounds 2 and 3

The Packers used their first round selection to acquire Ha’sean Clinton Dix, a safety from Alabama (Jason must be cheering).  By all accounts it was a very solid and logical pick; the Packers have sorely been missing a safety great range after losing Nick Collins to a career ending injury.  But what players are left for the Packers to select in rounds 2 and 3 tomorrow? USC WR...
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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