Apologies for the delay between articles, Drake has kept me extremely busy with broadcasting and writing there as well. But without further ado, we have arrived in 2009, which was coincidentally my senior year of high school and a great year for Ted Thompson and the Packers in April. The season before however, not so much. With Aaron Rodgers entrenched as the starter, the Pack struggled...
Packers OL T.J. Lang1) Introduction: T.J. Lang is perhaps one of the most unknown and under-appreciated offensive linemen in the NFL when using his performance as the metric. With this being his second season as the starting right guard (he previously started at left guard from 2011-2012), it was his best season as a professional. He has a vicious mean streak and likes to maul...
Green Bay Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang says Ndamukong Suh was so charged up in the Week 17 game between the teams that the Lions defensive lineman challenged him to a fight. Lang was on the radio Friday with 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit and said Suh stepping on teammate Aaron Rodgers led to their...Read More
When the Green Bay Packers took on the Seahawks in Week 1 of the NFL season, the offensive line wasn’t built to handle Seattle’s overpowering defense. The Packers started a rookie center and early in the game were forced to use a backup right tackle due to injury.
The results at times were disastrous. A sack on a key fourth down given up by a backup tackle. Then later another...
Jump in with the hot mess express known as the Pocketeers as they breathe a sigh of relief and review the playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. Covering such topics as Aaron Rodgers taking down the ‘boys defense with one calf tied behind his back, TJ Lang defending his own and drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the process, the Dez Bryant...
The feel within Lambeau Field yesterday was palpable.
Without doubt, it had the feel of championship football. It was of course, and it didn’t disappoint.
A stadium record 79,704 hearty soles packed themselves into venerable Lambeau Field to watch a game featuring two iconic teams slugging it out to advance in the Super Bowl Tournament. On this day the better team, The Green Bay...
The outspoken T.J. Lang of the Packers took his edge to the field this afternoon with a hit on Dallas’ Nick Hayden. The hit came in retaliation to Davante Adams getting mobbed by Cowboys after his forward progress was stopped in the red. No one got thrown out as no punches were thrown however Lang was […]
When you are an offensive lineman you have one primary function on the field--destroy defensive players. That's likely what was going through the mind of Green Bay Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang when he made the hit he made hear. He was just a wee bit late in doing so and it ended up costing his team 15-yards.On a different note--hats off to Lang's fellow lineman David Bakhtiari...
Renewing a rivalry that saw these two teams go at it in previous eras, the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers found themselves in the middle of a major scrum in their NFC Playoff matchup on Sunday afternoon.
And its impact on the game was real.
Instead of third and one at the seven, the penalty on Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang set them back to a third and 16. After gaining...
A third and one turned into a third and 16 after Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang was called for unnecessary roughness after taking a cheap shot at Nick Hayden of the Cowboys.
Following Lang’s hit both the Cowboys and Packers broke out pushing and shoving one another. Since no punches were thrown by any team only Lang was called for a penalty.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The atmosphere in the Green Bay Packers locker room was very workmanlike in the aftermath of winning the NFC North with Sunday's win over Detroit. At least that was the case once reporters were in the area. It was the same way Monday when players finished with team meetings.
A division title is always a big deal in the NFL, but the effect of this being the fourth...
Is this really Week 17?
You wouldn't know it looking at the Detroit Lions' injury report for Sunday's game at Green Bay, which will decide the NFC North division champion.
While defensive tackle Nick Fairley remains out indefinitely with a knee injury, no one else on the Lions' 53-man roster is listed as doubtful or even questionable.
The other three players on Friday's report ...
Hey check that out, no new injuries. Statistics finally smiles on the Packers as they regress to the mean and have a less injury filled season.
Clay Matthews: Matthews suffered a biceps injury against the Bills and was a limited participant during last weeks practice. It didn’t seem to matter all that much as Matthews played 45 out of 49 defensive...
The strength of the Packers offensive line is the interior. With guards, Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang and center, Corey Linsley. The strength of the Packers offense will go up against one of the best defensive tackles in the league on Sunday.
Ndamukong Suh is playing some of his best football of his career in 2014. In the past three games Suh has recorded four sacks and 14 tackles. In...
It's time for this week's edition of Packers Mailbag . . .
Q. Should The special teams coaches be worried about their jobs? -- Louie, Menomonie
Q. What can the Packers do to fix the special teams problems? -- Dennis, Beloit
Q. what is the problem with special teams? blocking, players or coaches or all of the above? -- Brody
Q. What is up with special teams? why so many blunders?...
GREEN BAY PACKERS at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
GREEN BAY PACKERS
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
T Bryan Bulaga (concussion), CB Davon House (shoulder), G Josh Sitton (toe)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
RB Eddie Lacy (eye), G T.J. Lang (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (biceps), LB Mike Neal (abdomen), LB Nick Perry (shoulder)
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy and starting guards T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton are active to play against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Lacy (hip), Lang (ankle) and Sitton (toe) were all listed as probable by the team on Friday.
Reserve cornerback Davon House (shoulder) is inactive, as is backup linebacker Jamari Lattimore (ankle), who was placed...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2014
For once the Packers have something to be thankful for, the Packers reported no new injuries after the Vikings game, which might be the first time this season where the Packers didn’t come out of a game (or even the bye week) without adding another player to the injury report.
Jarrett Bush: Another mysterious groin injury, Bush did not participate...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) While their teammates were in the end zone celebrating another score, offensive linemen Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang walked slowly back toward the Packers sideline.
After another successful drive, it was time for the Green Bay's hobbled guards to get off their feet.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' skill-position players might get more of the glory, but the offensive...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014
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...
There is no more annoying noise in sports than the *expletive deleted* Minnesota Vikings’ horn. I swear the Vikings started using that horn not because they thought it was a good idea, but because they realized their team is a farce and they’d rather just annoy everyone by blowing a *expletive deleted* horn instead of trying to actually win games.
*Expletive deleted* that horn...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It all started with a tweet. Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari professed his love for the 2012 hit-movie musical "Pitch Perfect." The Twitter account of the 6-foot-4, 310-pound offensive lineman was soon filled with postings about it, mentioning the stars of the film in an effort to get their attention.
Husband-and-wife producers Max Handelman...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Starting guards T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton are both active for the Green Bay Packers for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Lang is dealing with a left ankle injury, while Sitton has a toe injury. They were listed as probable for Sunday.
Just as last week against Chicago, the Packers' two best offensive linemen were active for the game after missing...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers should be at full strength across the offensive line Sunday against Philadelphia.
Green Bay's starting guards, T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton, are probable for the game. Both played in the Packers' 55-14 rout of Chicago last Sunday despite lower-leg injuries that kept them out of practice last week.
Lang (ankle) and Sitton (toe) returned to...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014
Week 10 against the Bears not only was great for the Packers in the way only a 55-14 drubbing can do for a team but also because almost 100% of the Packers roster was available, which came in handy when the backups starting getting snaps in the beginning of the 2nd half. A lot of concern was raised over the health of both starting guards TJ Lang and Josh Sitton, who surprisingly...