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07/25/2017

Jayrone Elliott

Positional Analysis: Outside Linebacker

This is the 11th of a 14-part series examining each position going into the offseason. Starters (B): Nick Perry finally played like a No. 1 pick in 2016 after four mostly pedestrian seasons while Clay Matthews continued to battle injuries and Father Time. That’s been the story at this position since the team switched to the 3-4 in 2009 –

Free Agency: Quick Takes II

Free agency is less than a week old, but the Packers already look like a much different team than the one that played in the NFC Championship game. GM Ted Thompson has re-signed a few players, bid adieu to a few others and welcomed home an old friend. Here are my quick takes on what’s

Preview: Packers vs. Falcons

The Packers upset Dallas thanks in part to the significant contributions of role players. They’ll need that and more to beat Atlanta on Sunday afternoon and earn a second trip to the Super Bowl in six years. With wide receivers Jordy Nelson (ribs), Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) battling injuries and LaDarius Gunter

Injuries Could Impact Opener

The Packers won a fake game on Friday night in San Francisco, but suffered three real injuries that could impact the team in the regular season. Chris Banjo and Jayrone Elliott pulled their hamstrings covering kicks and Jason Spriggs played the entire second half with a club on his right hand. The team did not

Tough Month For ‘Mr. August’

Jayrone Elliott is having a very disappointing training camp. It’s largely gone unnoticed since Green Bay is so deep at his position, but the third-year outside linebacker has done next to nothing – both  on the practice field and in the two exhibition games. I started referring to Elliott as “Mr. August” a few months

Better Late Than Never

The Packers offense was far from a juggernaut  in Sunday’s win over Dallas, but it definitely showed signs of life with Mike McCarthy calling plays for the first time since last January. And while it took the head coach way too long to do the right thing, at least he realized his mistake before it

Playing Defense Like It’s 2010

In 1982, Prince partied like it’s 1999. In 2015, the Packers are playing defense like it’s 2010. It’s still very early, and Dom Capers’ guys have hardly gone up against a murderer’s row of QBs, but it’s hard not to be encouraged about what’s happening on that side of the ball. Sunday’s 17-3 victory over

Backups Save The Day

The Packers played the defending NFC champion Seahawks without three of their best players on offense and two starters on defense. And while quarterback Aaron Rodgers was brilliant as usual, Green Bay wouldn’t have won without big efforts from four backups. The Packers needed to move the ball effectively on the ground in order to slow

Time To Let Elliott Loose

Despite recording 5 sacks last preseason and having a body made for getting after the quarterback, Jayrone Elliott was used as a pass rusher a mere 29 times in 2014. That number needs to go up. A lot. The former Toledo star isn’t going to be the next Justin Houston, but he certainly has the

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. PIT

After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 14 additional thoughts from yesterday’s game against the Steelers: 1) Undrafted free agent Alonzo Harris probably played himself off the 53-man roster by dropping a couple of easy passes. The 240-pound former Louisiana-Lafayette star has shown

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