Darnell Savage

Players & Coaches

5 Packers Who Need To Step Up

For only the second time in the past 30 years, Green Bay will begin a season with no idea what to expect from their starting quarterback. As was the case when lightly-tested Aaron Rodgers replaced Brett Favre in 2008, lightly-tested Jordan Love will be taking the reins from Rodgers come September. All eyes will be […]

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Post-Draft Questions Remain

The Green Bay Packers added a whopping 13 players and hopefully strengthened multiple positions in last month’s draft, but plenty of questions still need to be answered between now and the beginning of the regular season in mid-September. With an extremely young 90-man roster (average age is 24.3) scheduled to report to Organized Team Activities […]

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Packers Need Better Secondary Plan

Despite having a trio of former No. 1 draft picks (Jaire Alexander, Darnell Savage, and Eric Stokes) and two highly-paid veterans (Adrian Amos and Rasul Douglas) in the secondary, Green Bay’s pass defense underachieved in 2022, finishing a mediocre 21st in completion percentage, 19th in yards gained per attempt, and 18th in quarterback rating. But […]

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Personnel Decisions Were Perplexing

Coaches in the National Football League watch players practice for hours each day and then spend even more time breaking down video of what they just saw live. You’d think after months of repeating the same routine; it would be easy to make the correct decisions as far as personnel is concerned. Well, you’d be […]

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Previews & Reviews

5 Quick Things: GB vs. DET

After re-watching Sunday night’s game against the Lions, here are five┬áseven things worth knowing: 1) Tight end Robert Tonyan seemed to be moving a little better late in the season. That’s not a surprise considering he tore his ACL last November. It’s probably not a coincidence that two of his three longest receptions came in […]

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5 Quick Things: GB vs. MIA

After re-watching Sunday’s game against the Dolphins, here are five┬áseven things worth knowing: 1) Aaron Rodgers made a few incredible throws, a handful of inaccurate ones, and a couple of head-scratching decisions on Sunday. In short, the 4-time MVP played pretty much the way he’s played all season. Whether it’s the nagging thumb injury or […]

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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 Judgments: 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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Players & Coaches

Can Savage Be Salvaged?

Two games into his fourth season, it’s likely free safety Darnell Savage is pretty much who he’s going to be in the NFL, and that’s certainly not the player general manager Brian Gutekunst eagerly traded up to get in the first round of the 2019 draft. Savage was supposed to be the playmaking free safety […]

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Previews & Reviews

10 Quick Things: GB vs. MIN

After rewatching Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, here are 10 things worth knowing: 5 QUICK THINGS 1) Aaron Rodgers didn’t drop a 75-yard touchdown, run the wrong route, or get abused by ZaDarius Smith in pass protection, but like most of his teammates, he wasn’t close to good enough on Sunday. And this criticism […]

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