Cole Van Lanen

Players & Coaches

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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Players & Coaches

Don’t Forget About Van Lanen

The Packers have had a lot of success in drafting underwhelming physical specimens from the Big 10 and developing them into quality NFL players. Wisconsin’s Mark Tauscher was a Pro Bowl-caliber right tackle for nearly a decade. Ohio State’s Corey Linsley was an All-Pro who became the highest-paid center in the league. And Michigan’s Jon […]

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Players Players & Coaches

Midseason Rookie Report Card

After a rookie class that barely contributed in 2020, the Packers needed more from the nine players who were drafted in April. They’ve got just that, and it’s a big reason why a team battered by injuries has still been able to post the league’s second-best record at midseason. The following is an analysis of […]

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Previews & Reviews

10 Quick Things: GB vs. BUF

After rewatching Saturday‚Äôs game vs. the Buffalo Bills, here are 10 things worth knowing:   OFFENSE 1) Dominique Dafney had a big catch in the first half, but the coaches won’t be happy with his blocking on the failed 4th and 1 late in the game. The inability to stay in front of his man […]

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Players

Thursday Thoughts: Local Hero

My plan a few months ago was to go to the two joint practices against the Jets and then stay over for the game, but that was back when I figured everybody would be sprinting to get the COVID-19 vaccine. After the events of the past five years, I should’ve known better. Anyway, here are […]

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