Brian Gutekunst

Previews & Reviews

Early Look At Saturday’s Game

The 49ers needed a come-from-behind overtime win in Week 18 to make the playoffs, and they needed a late stop, along with some clock mismanagement by the Cowboys, to advance to the divisional round. Now they’ll face the Packers in the postseason for the fourth time since 2012. San Francisco ran for over 600 yards […]

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Players & Coaches

Monday Musings: No Interviews

There are now 14 teams in the playoffs and a wild card game on Monday night. This isn’t surprising coming from a league that can never make enough money. Honestly, the only surprise is that the owners haven’t figured out a way to have games on every day of the week. Anyway, here are a […]

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Players & Coaches

Biggest Needs At Midseason

The Packers are tied for the best record in the league after eight games, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have needs heading into the second half of the season. A rash of injuries has already sent nine players to injured reserve, and some of them won’t be back until 2022. If general manager Brian […]

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Off The Field

Thursday Thoughts: Trade Deadline

I‘m not much of a baseball fan, but these playoffs have been thrilling. That said, the games are way too long. It’s one thing to sit in front of your TV for four-plus hours in October; it’s a whole other thing to sit in front of your TV for four-plus hours in June. Anyway, here […]

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Off The Field

Monday Musings: Al Of Famer

The Saints choosing to play their opener in Jacksonville because of its proximity to New Orleans and the hot weather makes perfect sense, but choosing Jacksonville because Packers fans are less likely to travel there seems both petty and stupid. Packers fans will travel anywhere to see their team play – something Sean Payton and […]

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Players

Thursday Thoughts: Elgtonā€™s Move

Of all the shows Netflix could’ve saved, it chose Manifest? I heard all the buzz, so I gave it a chance – and lost interest a few episodes into season 2. Oh well, there’s no accounting for taste. Anyway, here are three Packers-related thoughts that ran through my mind recently. 1) The only “winner” in […]

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Players

Final Thoughts (For Now) On Rodgers

As the Aaron Rodgers saga moves past day 50, the disgruntled quarterback and the beleaguered front office appear no closer to a reconciliation. The reigning league MVP skipped all offseason activities, and there’s no telling whether he’ll show up when the Packers begin training camp in late July. And while the topic has already been […]

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Off The Field

Thursday Thoughts: 2021 Schedule

It’s hard to predict in May how an NFL schedule will play out in November, but the Packers’ road to the Super Bowl sure looks daunting – even with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback. If you assume it’ll take at least 10 wins to make the postseason, even if you give the Packers five wins in […]

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Players

Summer Of The Disgruntled QB II

From the team that brought you Summer of the Disgruntled QB comes the sequel every fan of the Bears and Vikings has been waiting for, Summer of the Disgruntled QB II. It may be 13 years later, but don’t worry, many of your favorite characters are returning. And to make things even better, the roles […]

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Players

Thursday Thoughts: Dexter’s Talent

The draft begins two weeks from tonight, and aside from Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence going first overall to Jacksonville, the only other certainty will be the “experts” gushing over every single pick. Meanwhile, at least half of the players chosen in round 1 will likely be busts or just serviceable players. Of the 32 players […]

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