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Packing The Stats: The Importance of Pre-Draft Visits

So it’s not exactly a busy week in the world of the NFL (try as they might to might to make it a year long sport), and there isn’t really anything going on until the draft; the Combine and Pro Days are essentially over, free agency has definitely hit that point where teams are now waiting to see what pieces they manage to pick up in the draft before signing anyone new and basically...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: Ryan Taylor

  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. Ryan Taylor, tight end/special teams Season stats: 15 games (174 snaps; 17.5 percent of total offensive snaps); six catches, nine targets, 30 yards, zero touchdowns, one...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
13 days ago  |  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...
Via The Pack Mentality
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The best tight ends in Packers history

Tight end may be the most difficult position on the offensive side of the ball. You have to have speed, size, agility and good hands. On top of being a receiving threat, a tight end also has to be able to execute blocking assignments like a lineman; be it blocking an end head on or a linebacker downfield. No other position is as demanding which is why there are so few complete tight...
Via cover32 - Packers
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Which top tight end prospect makes sense for the Packers?

The Green Bay Packers will most likely use the 2014 NFL Draft to address their many needs on the defensive side. However, if they do chose to target an offensive position it will be tight end. The Packers future in the tight end position is uncertain with starters Jermichael Finley and Andrew Quarless both headed for free agency. So, will the Packers be selecting a tight end in this...
Via cover32 - Packers
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

How Green Bay shapes up at TE

The tight end position will be one to watch closely for the Green Bay Packers this offseason. In 2013, the injuries to Jermichael Finley forced Green Bay to basically play tight end by commitee. Finley played just six games and caught only 25 passes. Finley’s backup was Andrew Quarless, who played all sixteen games. Both will be free agents entering this offseason. Other tight...
Via cover32 - Packers
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Thanks For Nothing

How little has the 2011 draft class contributed to the Packers this season? Put it this way, fourth-round pick Davon House, who was benched on Sunday, has played the most snaps of the 10 prospects selected by GM Ted Thompson 2 1/2 years ago. Derek Sherrod (1st round) was just activated from the PUP list, Randall Cobb (2nd) has been on IR since the middle of October, Alex Green (3rd...
Via Packer Update
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions Linebacker DeAndre Levy Fined $15,750 for ‘Joke’ Hit

The NFL’s new safety regulations have caused many defenders to open up their checkbooks this season. On Friday, another player was added to that list. Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy was hit with a $15,750 fine by the NFL for his hit on Packers tight end Ryan Taylor on Thanksgiving, according to Pro Football Talk. Levy, who leads the NFL in interceptions (six), was flagged for the...
Via NESN.com
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Tight End Must Be A Priority

As much as the Packers need help at safety, the No. 1 priority for next season has to be finding a tight end. Coach and pseudo offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy relies on that position as much as any play-caller in the league, and without Jermichael Finley, he’s been working with one hand tied behind his back. While Micah Hyde could switch from corner and Sean Richardson has...
Via Packer Update
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions LB DeAndre Levy: The NFL is a joke

The Detroit Lions defense is used to digging into their pockets to pay fines issued by the league for their rough and tumble style of play. Linebacker DeAndre Levy may be next on the list after drawing an unnecessary roughness for a hit on tight end Ryan Taylor in the third quarter of the Lions’ Thanksgiving Day beatdown over the Green Bay Packers. As both the hammer and the...
Via Players View
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit's Levy, Atlanta's Weatherspoon each fined $15,750

Three linebackers -- Detroit's DeAndre Levy, Atlanta's Sean Weatherspoon and Green Bay's Clay Matthews - each have been fined $15,750 by the NFL for on-field incidents. Levy was fined for a helmet-first hit on Packers tight end Ryan Taylor on Thanksgiving Day. He was penalized for unnecessary roughness, and the league fined him Friday. From the same game, Matthews was...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincy's Burfict Gives Love Tap To GB TE Taylor

For Green Bay fans Sunday's loss at Cincinnati in which they blew a 16-point lead was painful, to say the least. Seeing tight end Jermichael Finley, running backs James Starks and Johnathan Franklin as well as linebacker Clay Matthews all exit the game due to injury was excruciating. Adding insult to injury was the fact that NFC North division rivals...
Via The Pack Mentality
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincy LB Burfict Pays Price For Dual Cheap Shots Vs Pack

Remember the pair of love taps last weekend that were doled out courtesy of Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict to Green Bay's James Jones (shown above) and Ryan Taylor? Well, the NFL did. News is coming out of the NFL league offices that Burfict has been punished by the office, granted it's only financial. "Burfict has been fined a total...
Via The Pack Mentality
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals LB fined 31,000 by NFL for two incidents vs. Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Earlier this week, Green Bay Packers tight end Ryan Taylor said that the low blow from Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict 'has no place in football.' On Friday, the NFL agreed with Taylor, fining Burfict 10,000 for his below-the-belt cheap shot in the third quarter of Week 3's game between the two teams. Taylor was flagged for a personal...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers not hamstrung despite rare early bye week

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When the NFL schedule was released in April, a Week 4 bye for the Green Bay Packers certainly didn't seem like a positive. But with a 1-2 record and a slew of injuries, getting a break this early in the season is perfect timing for the Packers. Just the Packers and Carolina Panthers are off this weekend, drawing what's usually considered an unfortunate...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers not hamstrung despite rare early bye week

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When the NFL schedule was released in April, a Week 4 bye for the Green Bay Packers certainly didn't seem like a positive. But with a 1-2 record and a slew of injuries, getting a break this early in the season is perfect timing for the Packers. Just the Packers and Carolina Panthers are off this weekend, drawing what's usually considered an unfortunate...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Low blow to Packers' Ryan Taylor 'has no place in football'

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The box score shows that Green Bay Packers tight end Ryan Taylor was flagged for a 15-yard personal foul. The officials saw Taylor shove Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict to the ground for apparently no reason. The replays, however, gave a much different viewpoint on why Taylor lashed out. It was a below-the-belt shot delivered by Burfict, which prompted...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Low blow to Packers' Ryan Taylor 'has no place in football'

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The box score shows that Green Bay Packers tight end Ryan Taylor was flagged for a 15-yard personal foul. The officials saw Taylor shove Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict to the ground for apparently no reason. The replays, however, gave a much different viewpoint on why Taylor lashed out. It was a below-the-belt shot delivered by Burfict, which prompted...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Tight End claims Vontaze Burfict punched him in the groin

Ryan Taylor the Green Bay Packers tight end claims that Vontaze Burfict the Bengals linebacker punched him in the groin. Tight end Ryan Taylor thought they should have called was a punch to the groin Taylor said he received from Burfict after an extra point. Taylor shoved Burfict after it happened and wound up drawing a 15-yard personal […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
September 23, 2013  |  1 Comment

Bengals Linebacker Give “Bag Tag” To Packers Tight End

Maybe Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was trying to do a cup check on Packers tight end Ryan Taylor.  After all, safety is the NFL’s top priority. Or maybe Burfict was just being a dick by punching Taylor in the ball bag. Source: [LacesOut] The post Bengals Linebacker Give “Bag Tag” To Packers Tight End appeared first on Ride The Pine.
Via Ride The Pine
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict Delivers Cheap Nut-Shot To Packers’ Ryan Taylor

Vontaze Burfict can expect to open his wallet and donate to the NFL fund this week as soon as Roger Goodell watches the tape from the Bengals and Packers game. Burfict gave Ryan Taylor an unfair nut shot and when Taylor retaliated he was called for a flag. Unfair and very dick-ish, but it worked for the time being. [FTW] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict delievers tap to groin of Packers Ryan Taylor

Low blow man. Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict delivered a little tap to the “man parts” of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Ryan Taylor following an extra point – right in front of an official. Of course the zebra saw nothing. Taylor responded by knocking Burfict onto his backside which of course drew a flag.
Via Tireball.com
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals LB Burfict fined $31,000

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $31,000 by the NFL on Friday for two unnecessary roughness violations. Burfict had hit defenseless Packers receiver James Jones in the head and neck area, which cost him $21,000, and then struck Green Bay tight end Ryan Taylor, costing him $10,000. Bengals teammate George Iloka was fined $15,000 for unnecessary roughness when...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Jermichael Finley leads solid core of Packers tight ends

TODAY'S POSITION: TIGHT ENDS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 8 Projected starter: Jermichael Finley(6th season) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): Andrew Quarless, D.J. Williams, Matthew Mulligan, Ryan Taylor, Brandon Bostick, Jake Stoneburner The breakdown: This could be the last year of Jermichael Finley playing for the Green Bay Packers. With one year...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jermichael Finley leads solid core of Packers tight ends

TODAY'S POSITION: TIGHT ENDS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 8 Projected starter: Jermichael Finley(6th season) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): Andrew Quarless, D.J. Williams, Matthew Mulligan, Ryan Taylor, Brandon Bostick, Jake Stoneburner The breakdown: This could be the last year of Jermichael Finley playing for the Green Bay Packers. With one year...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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