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05/25/2020

About Michael Rodney

Packers Notes is the creation of Michael Rodney, who has been writing about the Green Bay Packers for close to 30 years. His first blog, Packer Update, hit the internet in 2006. Before becoming a public educator, Rodney worked as a journalist for a couple of newspapers in his home state of New Jersey. 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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If I Were The GM

I hate when a year or two after the fact people say they would’ve drafted this guy instead of this guy. It’s too easy. So I decided to pick along with GM Brian Gutekunst and make my selections right before he made his. These were my picks: Round 1 (#26) – As expected, Gutekunst traded

A Draft For The Rages

Forget all the happy talk from GM Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur; the just-completed NFL draft has put an expiration date on quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ time in Green Bay. Whether it’s following next season or more likely the one after, it’s coming. And everybody knows it. In fact, this became pretty clear a

Preview: 2020 NFL Draft

After missing the playoffs for two consecutive seasons, the Packers bounced back in a big way under rookie head coach Matt LaFleur. But getting from the NFC championship game to the Super Bowl will take more than another four months of fortuitous calls, close wins, and incredible health. It’ll take a really strong draft –

Gutey’s Got A Type

If the first three girls someone goes out with have long blonde hair, there’s no guarantee that the next girl will also have long blonde hair, but the odds are pretty good. Everybody has a type – be it a high school senior looking for a prom date or an NFL general manager looking for

Davis-Gaither Will Be A Steal

I have no idea where Akeem Davis-Gaither will be drafted, but I’m certain it won’t be high enough. Even before undergoing surgery in February to repair a stress fracture in his foot, many experts had him going in the third or fourth round. That’s because he doesn’t smoothly project to any one position at the

Fromm Athens to Green Bay?

Some scouts will never learn. Playing quarterback in the National Football League takes more than athletic ability and a howitzer for an arm. A big brain is every bit as important. It doesn’t matter how fast a quarterback can run or how hard he can throw the ball if he doesn’t make good decisions. And

Mocking The Packers

I‘ve never been a fan of mock drafts, but people seem to love them. So here’s my first effort at predicting what will happen next week. Green Bay picks 30th, and while general manager Brian Gutekunst will talk about taking the best player available, the reality is he’s going to try to fill a need

Ted & Brian: The Early Years

Looking back, it’s pretty amazing how similar the circumstances were that surrounded the first 12 months of the regimes of the Green Bay Packers’ last two general managers. Ted Thompson and Brian Gutekunst were both hired and trained by the legendary Ron Wolf. They were both forced to retain the team’s incumbent head coach. They

All’s Not ‘Right’ With O-Line

The right side of the Green Bay Packers’ offensive line has been a strength for the past 25 years. From Earl Dotson and Marco Rivera through Mark Tauscher and Josh Sitton through Bryan Bulaga and T.J. Lang, superstar quarterbacks Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers seldom had to worry about facing frontside pressure. But that probably

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