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Players & Coaches

Thursday Thoughts: No Deal

Whatever’s left of the Packers coaching staff will lead the NFC in the Pro Bowl on Sunday. That usually means a week in Hawaii and an opportunity to recruit some soon-to-be free agents. Unfortunately, this year’s game is in Las Vegas, and Green Bay is approximately $50 million over the 2022 salary cap, meaning they’ll […]

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10 Quick Things: GB vs. DET

After rewatching Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, here are 10 things worth knowing:   OFFENSE 1) Jordan Love reminded me of DeShon Kizer before the 2020 draft and watching him throw 62 passes in four games this season has done little to make me re-think that comparison. Playing with backup receivers on Sunday, the former […]

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Previews & Reviews

10 Quick Things: GB vs. CLE

After rewatching Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, here are 10 things worth knowing:   OFFENSE 1) Allen Lazard failed to hold onto what should’ve been a touchdown in the second quarter, but that was the only blemish on an otherwise impressive performance. Besides scoring No. 443 from quarterback Aaron Rodgers and later making an […]

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10 Quick Things: GB vs. BAL

After rewatching Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, here are 10 things worth knowing:   OFFENSE 1) Aside from missing throws to Davante Adams early and Allen Lazard late, Aaron Rodgers (23 of 31 for 268 yards and three touchdowns) was masterful. The Ravens generated plenty of pressure, but the future first-ballot Hall of Famer stayed […]

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10 Quick Things: GB vs. SEA

After rewatching Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, here are 10 things worth knowing: OFFENSE 1) Aaron Rodgers played like a quarterback coming off a bout with COVID who didn’t practice for a couple of weeks. He was unusually inaccurate and underthrew a few passes, including a 41-yard completion to Marquez Valdes-Scantling that should’ve been […]

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10 Quick Things: GB vs. KC

After rewatching Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, here are 10 things worth knowing: OFFENSE 1) While Jordan Love did nothing in his first start to make the Packers feel confident in his ability to succeed Aaron Rodgers in 2022, he wasn’t nearly as bad as some will suggest. When given time in the […]

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Players

Thursday Thoughts: Run Defense

If you told me 10 days ago that an NFL head coach would be fired because he sent racist, misogynistic, and homophobic emails, the Raiders’ Jon Gruden would’ve been one of my top three guesses. And as the news broke late Monday night, I could only imagine how badly Jags’ owner Shahid Khan is praying […]

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Previews & Reviews

10 Quick Things: GB vs. PIT

After rewatching Sunday’s game against the Steelers, here are 10 things worth knowing:   OFFENSE 1) Quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws the ball to receivers he trusts, especially in big spots, so it’s no surprise that Randall Cobb kept four drives going with catches on third down. The 31-year-old, who was acquired in a minor trade […]

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Players

10 Most Irreplaceable Packers

We all found out last January just how important one player can be to the fortunes of a football team. The season-ending injury to All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari also ended any chance the offensive line had to adequately protect quarterback Aaron Rodgers against Tampa Bay’s ferocious pass rush in the NFC championship game. With […]

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Players

Monday Musings: Life After Linsley

There’s no NFL Combine this year due to the coronavirus, and as much as I miss football, I can’t say I’ll miss watching young men in shorts run 40 yards and lift weights. I might be stuck in the house, but I’m still not that desperate for entertainment. Anyway, here are just three of the […]

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