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11/22/2017

Jake Ryan

Letters From Camp: Day 2

Dear Packers fans, Friday was a perfect day for the second practice of training camp. The skies were crystal clear and the temperature was in the upper 60s. Here’s what I saw: -It’s never a good idea to read too much into what happens early in training camp, but it sure looks like coordinator Dom

Ted Doesn’t Know Linebackers

Considering he played the position for a decade in the National Football League, you’d think Ted Thompson would know a good linebacker when he sees one. But that hasn’t been the case. Here’s a look at the longtime general manager’s hits and mostly misses at linebacker since returning to Green Bay in January 2005: HITS

Notes: Money For Nothing

The Packers are paying wide receiver Randall Cobb, outside linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and cornerback Sam Shields a combined $34 million this season. These same four veteran players are responsible for a staggering 28% of the $163M salary cap. Talk about not getting your money’s worth. This isn’t as much a criticism of

Best At The Bye

The Packers played only 3 games prior to their bye, and while things will obviously change between now and January, here are the 10 best players as of today: 1. Mike Daniels – The veteran defensive lineman was named the team’s MVP last season, and he’s well on his way to going back-to-back. He’s the main

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. MIN

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 Vikings: —This was the best game of Jake Ryan‘s brief NFL career. The second-year inside linebacker was strong against the run and effective in coverage. It was hard to know what to

Players To Watch vs. SF

The Packers play their third preseason game tonight against the 49ers. Here are 7 players to keep an eye on (I focused only on positions that can be analyzed on TV): KENNARD BACKMAN – With new “Mr. August” Justin Perillo all but guaranteed the No. 3 job, last year’s sixth-round pick from Alabama-Birmingham must do

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

Do You Believe In Miracles?

When’s the last time fans of a 7-4 team felt so good about beating a 4-7 team by four points? When that 7-4 team was coming off a miserable six weeks and trailed 20-0 in the third quarter. In one of the most improbable endings in franchise history, Green Bay beat Detroit 27-23 on a walk-off Hail Mary pass

High And Lows Of Camp

Now that training camp and the preseason is mercifully over, let’s take a look back at some of the highs and some of the lows from the past six weeks: Biggest surprises (players): Former UCLA star Brett Hundley was the most impressive rookie quarterback I’ve seen in over three decades of following the Packers… Third-round pick

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