Month: September 2021

Thursday Thoughts: 2021 Draft

A lot will be made this week of former general manager Ted Thompson passing on T.J. Watt in the 2017 draft, but I never had a problem with trading down. I had a problem with selecting Kevin King and Vince…

10 Quick Things: GB vs. SF

After rewatching Sunday night’s game against the 49ers, here are 10 things worth knowing:   OFFENSE 1) It’s understandable why Aaron Rodgers is always looking to get the ball to Davante Adams, but 18 targets is a lot, especially when…

Preview: Packers vs. 49ers

The Packers will attempt to win their second game of the season later today when they travel to San Francisco. This will be the fourth meeting between the NFC heavyweights in less than two years. If Green Bay is to…

Defense Still Lacks Talent

Since taking over as GM in 2018, Brian Gutekunst used premium draft picks on three corners, one inside linebacker, one outside linebacker, and one safety and spent nearly $200M on defensive free agents. But after watching a lot of football…

Thursday Thoughts: Honoring Ted

On Wednesday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame unveiled its modern-era nominees for the Class of 2022, and nobody is more deserving than former Green Bay strong safety LeRoy Butler, the only player from the 1990s All-Decade team not to…

10 Quick Things: GB vs. DET

After rewatching Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, here are 10 things worth knowing:   OFFENSE 1) Aaron Jones ran hard as always, but with so many new and young players along the offensive line, there just weren’t many holes….

Preview: Packers vs. Lions

The Packers (0-1) will attempt to put last week’s humiliating loss to the Saints behind them tonight against Detroit. Lambeau Field will be filled with 80,000 screaming fans for the first time since January 12, 2020. If Green Bay is…

Za’Darius Smith Placed On IR

The Packers placed outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith on IR and signed La’Darius Hamilton off Tampa Bay’s practice squad to replace him on the 53-man roster. Aside from their position and the sound of their first names, there’s nothing similar about…

Thursday Thoughts: Round 3

The last time I went into a season feeling good about Green Bay’s defense, Barack Obama was in his first term as president, Esperanza Spalding was named Best New Artist at the Grammys, and The King’s Speech won an Oscar…

Not All Blowouts Are The Same

Sunday wasn’t the first time one of Matt LaFleur’s teams failed to be competitive in a game. The Packers were pummeled by the Chargers and the 49ers in 2019 and by the Bucs last fall. But the utter debacle against…

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