Brian Gutekunst

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Snap Judgements: Week 8

After rethinking about Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, here are three things worth discussing: 1) The Packers are bad, and while no one player is likely to change that, GM Brian Gutekunst nevertheless must do something before the trade deadline on Tuesday. Waving a white flag with nine games left in the season isn’t […]

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No Gutes, No Glory

I‘ve never hidden my admiration for Seahawks general manager John Schneider. That’s why I wanted Mark Murphy to do everything humanely possible to bring the Wisconsin native home after Ted Thompson was relieved of his duties in 2018. I’ve also never hidden my disregard for Brian Gutekunst. That’s why I opined in the spring of […]

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Monday Musings: Outsiders Welcome

Today is the 34th anniversary of the signing of Tony Mandarich. I still remember how happy I was when the holdout tackle finally signed a contract with Green Bay. Needless to say, that was the very last time I felt that emotion regarding the second overall pick in the 1988 draft. Anyway, here are a […]

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Making The Cut

The preseason is mercifully over, which means all teams have until Tuesday at 4 ET to get down to the 53-player limit. Here’s my one and only attempt at predicting the Packers’ final roster: QUARTERBACK (2) – Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love Aside from suddenly morphing into Johnny Unitas, there was really nothing 28-year-old Danny […]

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Monday Musings: Long Snapper

Nothing against John Kuuuuhn, but it’s a shame James Lofton is no longer providing color analysis for the team’s preseason games. The Pro Football Hall of Famer isn’t appreciated nearly enough as a broadcaster – either by the Packers or the networks – because his low-key style isn’t fashionable at a time when schtick and […]

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Unsigned Lazard Faces Deadline

General manager Brian Gutekunst placed a second-round tender worth $3.986 million on restricted free agent Allen Lazard on Mar. 15, and while the veteran wide receiver still hasn’t signed the tender, the status quo won’t last for much longer. If Lazard doesn’t put pen to paper by June 15, Green Bay can cut his salary […]

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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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Offense Thrived Post-Sharpe

Sterling Sharpe and Davante Adams left Green Bay under very different circumstances, but aside from the reason for their exits, the situations between then and now are eerily similar. Both players were 29 years old. Both players were coming off seasons that saw them catch over 90 passes and score more than 10 TDs. Both […]

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Gutekunst Needs To Be Bold

Brian Gutekunst has been more aggressive than Ted Thompson since taking over as general manager from his longtime colleague in 2018. He spent nearly $200 million on free agents three years ago, and he’s been more willing to acquire veterans during the season. But Gutekunst hasn’t been nearly as bold as Ron Wolf, the Hall […]

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King Aaron Ruling Over Packers

As the football world anxiously awaits Aaron Rodgers’ decision, it’s impossible to know just how much influence the back-to-back MVP currently wields in the Packers’ organization. But it’s safe to say he’s more powerful than ever before. Last summer, the Packers had all the leverage in their negotiations with Rodgers. He was under contract for […]

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