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About Michael Rodney

Packers Notes is the creation of Michael Rodney, who has been writing about the Green Bay Packers for over 20 years. Before becoming a public educator, Rodney worked as a journalist for a couple of newspapers in his home state of New Jersey. He's had numerous articles on the Packers published and he's been featured on both television and radio.

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The Ultimate Diss

People under the age of 40 don’t know how tough it was to be a Packers fan in the 1970s and 1980s. Back then, a first-round pick actually chose to play in the Canadian Football League. Yes, exactly 38 years ago today, Bruce Clark signed with Toronto instead of Green Bay. It was the first

Don’t Take Winning For Granted

Eddie Lacy and Sam Shields are out for the season. Injuries forced Jared Cook, Clay Matthews and T.J. Lang to miss a combined  13 games. The team didn’t win between Halloween and Thanksgiving. The most recent draft has provided next to nothing. And yet Green Bay is 9-6 and in position to capture the NFC

Rough Season For Young Corners

Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins have struggled all season, and while it’s obviously too soon to give up on the young cornerbacks, it’s not too soon to be worried. Last year’s top two draft picks have clearly regressed after promising debuts. While Randall has made number of big plays, he’s also been lit up by

Preview: Packers vs. Vikings

Ty Montgomery is the talk of the football world, as well he should be. After all, it isn’t every day that a fourth-string wide receiver moves to running back in the middle of a season and proceeds to average over 6 yards per carry. But to be shocked by his production simply means you never watched him

Walk-Off Win For Packers

The silly narrative that Aaron Rodgers isn’t a clutch player took a hit on Sunday in Chicago when the two-time MVP and future Hall of Famer made yet another throw for the ages. And unlike so many other times in his storied career, on this day he didn’t leave enough time on the clock for

Preview: Packers vs. Bears

Josh Sitton will finally line up against the Packers later today – 14 weeks after getting unceremoniously dumped by the team that drafted him in 2009. And while the move hasn’t come back to haunt Green Bay thanks to Lane Taylor’s solid play at left guard, to give general manager Ted Thompson kudos would be

Rodgers Enters MVP Race

If the Green Bay Packers make the playoffs – still a very big if – Aaron Rodgers would have to be a strong MVP candidate. I know that sounds like a very Vic Ketchman thing to write, but if you think about it, who would be a clear-cut better choice? Let’s assume the Packers finish

Packers Lucky To Have McCarthy

ESPN recently named Green Bay as the No. 1 most attractive potential coaching vacancy in the National Football League. I don’t disagree, but I find it hard to believe people think Mike McCarthy’s job is in jeopardy. Look, I get that fans and media – aside from the ones in New England – always complain

Preview: Packers vs. Seahawks

With Nick Perry out and Clay Matthews at less than 100% due to yet another injury, the Packers really need Datone Jones to step up against Seattle. Prior to training camp, I less than enthusiastically compared the former No. 1 pick to Mike Neal – another defensive end turned outside linebacker. I was being way

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