Author: Michael Rodney

Packers Notes is the creation of Michael Rodney, who has been writing about the Green Bay Packers for over 30 years. His first blog, Packer Update, hit the internet in 2004. Before becoming a public educator, Rodney worked as a journalist for a couple of newspapers in his home state of New Jersey and covered the Philadelphia Eagles for WTXF-TV. He's had numerous articles on the Packers published, and he's been featured on both television and radio over the years.
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Monday Musings: Tyler Goodson

The amount of money being paid to announcers is mind-boggling. Aside from Howard Cosell in the 70s and maybe John Madden in the 80s and 90s, does anybody watch a game because of who’s in the booth? I’d tune into Kansas City versus Buffalo if Beavis and Butthead were the broadcasters. Anyway, here are a […]

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10 Quick Things: 2022 Schedule

The 2022 NFL schedule was just released, so get ready for people who can’t predict games 24 hours in advance to spend the next few days predicting games four, five, and six months in advance. Instead of doing something so ridiculous, here are 10 things to know about the schedule: 1) For what it’s worth, […]

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Help Still Needed At Receiver

The Packers don’t have a No. 1 or even a No. 2 wide receiver, and at least until Robert Tonyan returns from a serious knee suffered last November, they also don’t possess a starting-caliber tight end. Fortunately, none of this will be a problem in the regular season. With a solid line, two good running […]

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Draft Affected Many Players

The 2022 National Football League draft didn’t just affect the lives of the 11 young players who general manager Brian Gutekunst chose to be Green Bay Packers; it also affected the lives of many players already on the team. Some saw their chances of making the final 53-man roster improve dramatically, while others should probably […]

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If I Were The GM: 2022 Draft

I hate when people say they would’ve drafted this guy instead of that guy a year or two after the fact. It’s too easy. So I decided to choose along with GM Brian Gutekunst and make my selections right before he made his. Here were my picks: Round 1 – I desperately wanted to pick […]

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Scouting Report: Christian Watson

After not drafting a wide receiver on Thursday night, it was a matter of when and not if the Packers would address that position in round 2. The when wound up being right away as GM Brian Gutekunst packaged picks 53 and 59 to Minnesota in order to select Christian Watson at 34. The Packers […]

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10 Quick Things: Days 2 & 3

Here are 10 things worth knowing after Days 2 and 3 of the 2022 National Football League draft: 1) After taking Christian Watson on Friday night, it wasn’t surprising to see the Packers draft another wide receiver early on Saturday. The surprise was the choice of Romeo Doubs. While the former Nevada star put up […]

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10 Quick Things: Round 1

Here are 10 things worth knowing after the first round of the 2022 National Football League draft: 1) Don’t blame general manager Brian Gutekunst for not drafting a wide receiver on Day 1. The consensus top four at the position (Drake London, Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, and Jameson Williams) were off the board after 13 […]

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Draft Preview: Final Mock

One of the most unpredictable drafts in recent memory will begin later tonight. The Packers pick 22nd and 28th in the first round, and while Brian Gutekunst has talked about taking the best player available, the reality is he’s going to try to fill needs – just like all GMs do every year. The following […]

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Gutey’s Got A Type

If the first four girls someone goes out with have blonde hair, there’s no guarantee the next girl will also have blonde hair, but the odds are pretty good. Everybody has a type – be it a high school senior looking for a prom date or a general manager looking for a college football player. […]

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