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08/23/2017

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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

Rookie Runner Could Surprise

I‘ve given you a sleeper to watch in training camp for each of the past three years. In 2014, it was linebacker Joe Thomas. In 2015, it was tight end Mitchell Henry. In 2016, it was nose tackle Brian Price. All three long shot rookies wound up spending time on either the Packers’ 53-man roster

O-Line Now Down Two Star Guards

Despite giving up close to triple the number of pressures as his predecessor, the Packers offensive line held up just fine in 2016 with young Lane Taylor replacing perennial All-Pro Josh Sitton at left guard. But expecting such smooth sailing this season without T.J. Lang at right guard might be asking too much. Give general manager

Barclay Finally Finds A Fit

No matter how many sacks he gave up, I never came down too hard on Don Barclay. Instead, I blamed the coaches for asking him to do what he simply wasn’t capable of doing. The former undrafted free agent had about as much business playing tackle in the NFL as Kim Kardashian has of playing

Amichia Has Bright Future

Ask me again at the end of training camp, but if I had to predict right now which player from the most recent draft class will enjoy the best career in the National Football League, my choice would probably come as a really big surprise. Even though more than 200 players were selected ahead of

What To Expect From Class Of ’16

As we found out last season, it’s hard to predict how a player will develop from year 1 to year 2 in the NFL. Some improve (Aaron Ripkowski), some regress (Damarious Randall) and some pretty much stay the same (Christian Ringo). Heck, some even change positions (Ty Montgomery). With that in mind, here’s a best

More Challenges Await Sirmans

Being a position coach in the National Football League is a tough job. It’s even tougher when the position you coach consists of five rookies and a three-year vet who didn’t even play the position until last October. Welcome to your life, Ben Sirmans. Sirmans, a 48-year-old native of New Jersey, enters his second season as

10 Most Irreplaceable Packers

We all found out last September just how important one player can be to the fortunes of a football team. The season-ending injury to Sam Shields also ended any chance the pass defense had of being competent. With that in mind, here’s my annual list of the 10 most irreplaceable Packers heading into training camp:

Holding On To Hundley

It’s easy to opine that Green Bay should trade Brett Hundley for a high pick, but unless the backup quarterback plays well during the regular season, that’s probably not going to happen. Even if the former UCLA star has a great August, it’s hard to imagine any team making GM Ted Thompson an offer he

Randall’s Role To Change

Let’s stop with all the nonsense. The decision makers in Green Bay are moving Damarious Randall to the slot cornerback position because they’ve come to the realization he can’t get the job done on the outside. It’s really as simple as that. Here’s what cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt said about the move at last week’s

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