Preston Smith

Players & Coaches

4-3 Would Suit Defense Better

Green Bay has been playing a 3-4 defense for the past decade and a half, and the results have not been good. While mediocre (at best) coordinators and suspect talent have been more to blame than any particular alignment; maybe it’s time to try something different. After all, five of the top six and seven […]

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5 Quick Things: GB vs. CHI

After re-watching Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, here are five¬†six things worth knowing: 1) The Bears don’t have much talent left on defense after trading away Robert Quinn and Roquan Smith, but that shouldn’t diminish the play of the O-line on Sunday. The guys up front did their job, keeping quarterback Aaron Rodgers clean […]

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10 Quick Things: GB vs. CHI

After rewatching Sunday night’s game against the Chicago Bears, here are 10 things worth knowing: 5 QUICK THINGS 1) If AJ Dillon is ever going to be a legit No. 1 running back, he needs to do a better job of making tacklers miss. The bruising third-year pro should’ve averaged more than 3.4 yards per […]

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10 Most Important Packers

Green Bay did a commendable job of overcoming injuries to key players last season, but when it mattered most, the team really missed Robert Tonyan, David Bakhtiari, and Elgton Jenkins in the divisional round loss to San Francisco (they also could’ve used a healthy Za’Darius Smith and Jaire Alexander on the final drive of that […]

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Notes: Smiths Get Separated

The Packers made big moves to clear cap space as free agency unofficially began on Monday. The following is an instant analysis: ?DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL SIGNS 5-YEAR EXTENSION I’ve been writing about the importance of re-signing Campbell for the past six weeks, especially if the Packers decided to keep MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers and make at […]

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Preview: Packers vs. Lions

The Packers conclude the regular season against Detroit for the fifth time in the past six years on Sunday. Instead of listing five keys to victory in what is – regardless of what coach Matt LaFleur said all week – a meaningless game, here are five thoughts that ran through my mind recently: 1) I’ve […]

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10 Quick Things: GB vs. MIN

After rewatching Sunday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, here are 10 things worth knowing:   OFFENSE 1) The beautifully executed first pass of the game from Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams was a precursor of things to come. The two stars connected 11 times for 136 yards and a touchdown, taking full advantage of […]

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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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10 Quick Things: GB vs. CHI

After rewatching Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, here are 10 things worth knowing:   OFFENSE 1) Playing behind an offensive line consisting of four backups and a rookie, all Aaron Rodgers did on a cold December night was go 29 of 37 for 341 yards and four touchdowns. It was yet another remarkable performance […]

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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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