Cory’s Corner: Mike McCarthy is the Packers’ next priority

Now that general manager Ted Thompson has been rightly granted a contract extension, it’s time to start zeroing in on the next big signing. And that’s head coach Mike McCarthy. Some folks still may grumble about the job that he does, but he has led the Packers to the playoffs the last five seasons. That […]

NFC North: Jim Schwartz’s Seat Should Be Heating Up

If you took a poll of 100 NFL fans and asked them which of the four head coaches in the NFC North was on the hottest seat entering the 2012 season, a majority very likely would choose Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith who survived a mediocre season which was followed by a major shakeup […]

Saints had Bounty on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell came down hard on the New Orleans Saints for paying bounties on opposing players. The punishment: Indefinite suspension of former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams One-year suspension of coach Sean Payton Eight-game suspension of general manager Mickey Loomis Six-game suspension of assistant-head coach Joe Vitt A $500,000 franchise fine Forfeiture of second-round […]

Packers Beer Mug Perspective: Defending The Reputation

For a team that finished second last season in points allowed per game, the Green Bay Packers defense seemed out of sync in the 42-34 win over the New Orleans Saints. The defending Super Bowl champions picked up where they left off on offense, but the defense that was once instrumental in closing out playoff games allowed Drew Brees to pick them apart for 419 passing yards and three touchdowns.