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09/22/2017

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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:

Positional Analysis: Offensive Tackle

This is the sixth of a 14-part series examining each position going into the offseason. Starters (A-): Last September, GM Ted Thompson signed left tackle David Bakhtiari to an extension worth $12 million per. Amazingly, he got a bargain. That’s how well the 25-year-old played last season. The former Colorado star was terrific in pass protection,

Packers Reclaim NFC North

With Sunday night’s convincing win over Detroit, Mike McCarthy has now taken the Packers to the playoffs for eight straight seasons. The only other coaches in league history to do that are Bill Belichick (New England), Tom Landry (Dallas) and Chuck Noll (Pittsburgh). If McCarthy can win four more games without any cornerbacks, he’ll deserve

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. CHI

After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 10 additional thoughts from Thursday’s game against the Bears: —Last Thursday was the Ty Montgomery show. Forget for a minute the 10 catches for 66 yards. The second-year player also contributed 60 yards on nine carries. That would

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. NYG

After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 10 additional thoughts from Sunday’s game against the Giants: —Jordy Nelson is 31 and coming off a torn ACL, so it’s probably unfair to expect him to be the explosive receiver who terrorized opposing defenses in

The Bakhtiari Effect

There was a brief time after the Packers traded up  in the second round to draft Jason Spriggs that I thought left tackle David Bakhtiari might not be back in 2017 – and then I remembered who makes decisions for the organization. General manager Ted Thompson simply doesn’t let good young starters get away. Bakhtiari’s

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. JAX

After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 10 additional thoughts from Sunday’s game against the Jaguars: 1) Damarious Randall was the Packers’ best player on Sunday. The former No. 1 pick from Arizona State was terrific in coverage and more than adequate against

10 Most Irreplaceable Packers

We all found out in a preseason game against the Steelers last August just how important one player can be to the fortunes of a football team. With that in mind, here’s a look at the 10 most irreplaceable Packers heading into next week’s draft: 1) AARON RODGERS – Absolutely no surprise here. In fact, No. 12

Packers Ready To Run

The Packers will never run the ball 40 times a game with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, but if they’re ever going to be truly dominant on the ground, this would be the year. The talented and experienced offensive line will be together for what figures to be its final season and the No. 1 halfback will be determined to

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. ARZ

After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 10 additional thoughts from Sunday’s game against the Cardinals: -You have to credit Bryan Bulaga, Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang for playing through injuries, but the three veteran offensive linemen clearly aren’t performing the way they

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