Joe Barry

Previews & Reviews

Early Look At Saturday’s Game

The 49ers needed a come-from-behind overtime win in Week 18 to make the playoffs, and they needed a late stop, along with some clock mismanagement by the Cowboys, to advance to the divisional round. Now they’ll face the Packers in the postseason for the fourth time since 2012. San Francisco ran for over 600 yards […]

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Players & Coaches

Monday Musings: No Interviews

There are now 14 teams in the playoffs and a wild card game on Monday night. This isn’t surprising coming from a league that can never make enough money. Honestly, the only surprise is that the owners haven’t figured out a way to have games on every day of the week. Anyway, here are a […]

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Players & Coaches

Will The Real Defense Please Stand Up?

From Week 2 through Week 10, only once did the Packers’ defense give up more than 22 points. That excellent stretch of play had many people praising new coordinator Joe Barry and apologizing to Matt LaFleur for questioning his decision to hire the former Rams’ linebackers coach as Mike Pettine’s replacement. As it turns out, […]

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Players & Coaches

Thursday Thoughts: Special Teams

If you need something to binge-watch during the holidays, let me highly recommend HBO’s Succession. How good is the show? A small part of me wanted to tape the second half of last Sunday night’s game between Green Bay and Chicago, so I could catch the season 3 finale in real time. Anyway, here are some […]

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Players & Coaches

Thursday Thoughts: Joe Barry

Including last Sunday, the Packers now have seven shutouts since 2000. That means keeping another team from scoring has happened only once in every 47 games this century. To commemorate the rare occurrence, today’s entire post is dedicated to Joe Barry, the architect of the best defense seen in Titetown since the name was actually […]

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Off The Field

Monday Musings: Preseason Games

The Olympics just ended, and what struck me was all the crazy new sports that have been added in recent years. I used to joke that I’d get a gold medal as soon as walking from the couch to the refrigerator was added to the Summer Games. Well, that might happen yet. Anyway, here are […]

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Off The Field

Packers Take Road Less Traveled

Robert Frost would absolutely love the Green Bay Packers’ offseason because the team has certainly taken the road less traveled. Aside from re-signing Pro Bowl running back Aaron Jones, nothing coach Matt LaFleur and GM Brian Gutekunst have done the past few months has been conventional. Whether that’ll make “all the difference” remains to be […]

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Coaches

Barry Hired As Defensive Coordinator

Less than 24 hours after Jim Leonhard turned the job down, Matt LaFleur named Joe Barry the Packers’ new defensive coordinator. The 50-year-old will replace Mike Pettine, who’s contract expired last month. Barry spent the past four seasons as assistant head coach/linebackers with the Rams and just 10 days ago agreed to join the Chargers […]

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