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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Preview: Packers vs. Eagles

Can we please stop writing stories about what the Packers need to do in order to make the postseason? It’s simply not happening for a team that’s played exactly one good game since the middle of September, and that inspired effort came with a familiar face on the opposing sideline. So unless former coach Mike […]

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Players & Coaches

Thursday Thoughts: New Linebacker

For one of the few times in the past 30 years, Packers fans don’t have a lot to be thankful for on the fourth Thursday of November. Their favorite team is in the midst of a losing season and saddled with an old quarterback, Joe Barry, and an unsightly cap. So when you gather with […]

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Players & Coaches

10 Defensive Coordinator Candidates

Barring a miraculous turnaround by the defense in the next half-dozen games, Matt LaFleur will almost certainly fire coordinator Joe Barry in January. And then the fourth-year head coach, who’s already shitcanned four assistants, will look to hire somebody proven and well-respected to take over a talented group that has vastly underperformed this season. In […]

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Previews & Reviews

5 Quick Things: GB vs. TEN

After re-watching Thursday’s game against the Titans, here are five six things worth knowing: 1) The play of inside linebackers Quay Walker and Krys Barnes was a big reason why Derrick Henry averaged only 3.1 yards per carry. The rookie from Georgia was used at defensive end on 18 snaps and did a surprisingly good […]

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Snap Judgements: Week 11

After rethinking about Thursday’s game against the Titans, here are three things worth discussing: 1) Watching Green Bay get outplayed by the Titans, I couldn’t help but think about how little impact the past three drafts had on the outcome of the game. Of the 28 players selected by GM Brian Gutekunst, only four were […]

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Previews & Reviews

Preview: Packers vs. Titans

It would be a shame if the Packers fail to make the playoffs in a year when the NFC is unusually weak. Philadelphia looked to be the real deal until they lost to Washington at home on Monday night. As for Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, and the Giants, they are flawed teams […]

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5 Quick Things: GB vs. DAL

After re-watching Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, here are five six things worth knowing: 1) It’s no coincidence that the offense finally came to life on an afternoon when Christian Watson gave the Packers a true No. 1 wide receiver for the first time all season. While the rookie from North Dakota State had some […]

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Preview: Packers vs. Cowboys

I could barely watch Thursday night’s game between the Falcons and the Panthers. It was a boring matchup between two irrelevant teams going nowhere this season. Then I realized something – Atlanta has more wins than the Packers, and Carolina has just as many. That’s how bad the past two months have been for the […]

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Players & Coaches

Thursday Thoughts: McCarthy’s Return

After the next 17 days, there probably won’t be any fans left who haven’t seen just how far the Packers have fallen with their own eyes. That’s because the NFL’s most disappointing team is scheduled to be on national television three times – on three different networks – between Sunday and November 27. Anyway, here […]

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5 Quick Things: GB vs. DET

After re-watching Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, here are five things worth knowing: 1) Zach Tom is a very unique rookie. After beginning Sunday’s game on the bench, the former Wake Forest standout replaced Jon Runyan Jr. at right guard for 13 snaps and then took over for David Bakhtiari for 32 snaps at […]

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