Darnell Savage

Players & Coaches

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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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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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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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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5 Quick Things: Savage Update

The Packers held their 11th practice of training camp earlier today. Here are the five most newsworthy items from August 8: 1) As first speculated, Darnell Savage’s hamstring injury is not serious. The veteran safety could miss a few weeks of practice, but he should be good to go for the opener. That’s a relief […]

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5 Quick Things: No. 1 Picks

Since we had no eyes at practice on Wednesday morning (August 3), here are a handful of extra thoughts from the past week: 1) After six practices, first-round picks Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt have been OK. While neither has been nearly as impressive as Eric Stokes was last summer, both have looked better than […]

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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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