Game Balls and Lame Calls: Packers 55, Bears 14

After watching last night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, one phrase comes to mind: a beautiful disaster. Packers 55, Bears 14. It’s always nice when your team blows out the opponent but when it’s a bitter rival like the Bears, a 41-point margin of victory is just that much sweeter. […]

Getting to know Packers Undrafted Free Agents Mike Pennel and Jayrone Elliott

The Packers discovered undrafted rookie free agent Sam Shields in 2010, bringing the receiver-turned-cornerback into training camp and watching him play a key role in their Super Bowl run. He kept right on developing and is now a player the Packers deemed worthy of a $39 million contract. Packers general manager Ted Thompson has had […]

Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived

As training camp approaches, I feel really good about the Packers cornerbacks this season. It’s a deep group, and the depth includes a nice mix of players. There are proven players (Tramon Williams), good players still on the upswing (Sam Shields) and talented players who have yet to establish themselves, but have still achieved some […]

Don’t Forget About Safety Sean Richardson

No one will argue that the safety position was a major deficiency for the Green Bay Packers during the 2013-14 season. They didn’t generate a single interception and they frequently looked lost in coverage. Now, as we enter the 2014-15 campaign, it’s poised to be a position of strength. For starters, gone is M.D. Jennings, […]

Xs and Os: The Three-Deep Zone Defense (Cover 3)

Continuing with our series of defensive coverage shells, this week we’ll take a closer look at the three-deep zone defense, which is more commonly known as the cover 3. Previously, we looked at the cover 1 and cover 2 defenses. Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers predominantly prefers the single-high safety look, but he […]