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02/21/2018

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Q&A: King Or Watt?

I‘ll be answering your questions each Saturday from now until the end of the 2017 season (hopefully that’ll be in February). Here are some of this week’s submissions: Why do you think Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy (I assume he had to be directly involved in the decision) let Eddie Lacy go? Even when overweight

Concerns Remain The Same

In February, my biggest concerns about the Packers were the cornerbacks, the pass rush and the inside linebackers. Six months later, two of the three remain the same. GM Ted Thompson added veteran Davon House in free agency and rookie Kevin King in the second round of the draft, so there are more bodies at

Richard Rodgers Has Value

Richard Rodgers can’t run or block, but he has a huge body and great hands. That should be enough to make him a desirable commodity as the summer moves along. And with Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks ahead of him on the depth chart, it wouldn’t be a shock to see GM Ted Thompson at

Goode News For Janis

Veteran Jeff Janis, who is once again battling for a  spot on the 53-man roster, helped his cause last Thursday night by catching a touchdown pass against the Eagles. He got more good news 36 hours later when the Packers re-signed Brett Goode. How is signing a long snapper good news for a wide receiver?

Rookie Has Size Disadvantage

We seldom hear the words “too” and “big” used together in the same sentence. An employee never tells the boss that a paycheck is too big. A guest never tells the hotel manager that a room is too big. A would-be bride never tells the would-be groom that an engagement ring is too big. But when it comes

Aaron Preys On The Weak(er)

The website Pro Football Focus recently posted a story titled “Aaron Rodgers strategic avoidance.” If you don’t feel like reading it in its entirety, here’s the key point: “Over the past decade, only 403 of Aaron Rodgers’ 2,892 wide receiver targets were aimed at a wide receiver in coverage against a top-25-graded cornerback. That equates

Q&A: Who’s The Biggest Surprise?

Packers Notes contributor Robert Tanner has been at three practices so far this summer and he was gracious enough to answer some of your burning questions. Who’s been the biggest disappointment and the biggest surprise so far? – Rachel It’s still very early, but Damarious Randall has been the biggest disappointment. The No. 1 pick

Gray Off To Promising Start

Guard Geoff Gray has been a very pleasant surprise so far this summer. The undrafted free agent from Canada capped off an impressive first week of training camp on Thursday night by going undefeated in one-on-one pass rush drills, including getting the best of six-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Clay Matthews. Assuming the 22-year-old Gray

D-Line Depth Takes A Hit

With Letroy Guion (4-game suspension) certain to miss the start of the regular season and rookie Montravius Adams (foot surgery) highly unlikely to be ready for the week 1 opener against Seattle, the Packers are very thin up front – even for a team that more often than not employs only two defensive linemen at

Secondary A Primary Concern

You can’t say GM Ted Thompson ignored the cornerback position during the offseason, but unless you’re extremely confident in a player who was released by the woeful Jaguars and a rookie, you really can’t say the position has been upgraded. When a defense plays as poorly against the pass as the 31st-ranked Packers did in

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