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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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Players & Coaches

Potential Impact Of Returning Stars

The Packers clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC and compiled the best record in the league despite playing without three All-Pros and their starting center for most of the season. With their playoffs set to begin in two and a half weeks, there’s at least a chance that corner Jaire Alexander, left tackle […]

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Players & Coaches

Worth It Or Overpaid?

The Packers have one of the most expensive rosters in the league this season. Two players are making over $20 million a year, six are making over $9 million, and two are making over $5 million. That’s typically the cost of sustained winning in the National Football League. So are the Packers getting their money’s […]

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Players & Coaches

Thursday Thoughts: O-Line Shuffle

It’s been quite a week for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Who would’ve thought the man who so capably hosted Jeopardy would be ridiculed by everyone from NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to shock jock Howard Stern just seven months later? For a person who loves to read, Rodgers must’ve missed the quote from legendary writer […]

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Free Agency

$ome Big Decisions Coming

General manager Brian Gutekunst didn’t have many difficult decisions to make in regard to his own free agents the past three offseasons, but that will change in 2021. Five of the Packers’ best players and potential No. 2 wide receiver Devin Funchess are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents next March. The following is a […]

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10 Most Irreplaceable Packers

We all found out last September just how important one player can be to the fortunes of a football team. The season-ending injury to Sam Shields also ended any chance the pass defense had of being competent. With that in mind, here’s my annual list of the 10 most irreplaceable Packers heading into training camp: […]

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Positional Analysis: Offensive Tackle

This is the sixth of a 14-part series examining each position going into the offseason. Starters (A-): Last September, GM Ted Thompson signed left tackle David Bakhtiari to an extension worth $12 million per. Amazingly, he got a bargain. That’s how well the 25-year-old played last season. The former Colorado star was terrific in pass protection, […]

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Packers Reclaim NFC North

With Sunday night’s convincing win over Detroit, Mike McCarthy has now taken the Packers to the playoffs for eight straight seasons. The only other coaches in league history to do that are Bill Belichick (New England), Tom Landry (Dallas) and Chuck Noll (Pittsburgh). If McCarthy can win four more games without any cornerbacks, he’ll deserve […]

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