CheeseheadRadio News – 11-10-11 – The Defense Rests All Green Bay Packers All the Time

Weekly Green Bay Packers News from Twitter and other Sources by Al Bracco and Jayme Joers (As heard on Cheesehead Radio – 11/10/11 ).

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Al:The Packers found themselves in an AFL-Style shootout last week, fittingly against an AFL original – the San Diego Chargers. While Phillip Rivers is no Dan Fouts, it sure looked like the Packers were playing against Air Coryell in the fourth quarter. Fortunately, the Packers defense once again came up with a big play when it was needed the most.Jayme:Speaking from his locker after the game, Charles Woodson was certainly not happy about how the Packers defense played, glumly calling it “bad football.” I’ll always be happy about a win, said Woodson, “but the way we went out there and played defense today was disappointing from a lot of different aspects. A lot of bad football.”Al:  Seems like everyone has a suggestion for Dom Capers on how to fix the Packers defensive problems. Woodson expressed the need to be more creative in getting Clay Matthews to the quarterback, and now Nick Collins is offering to pitch in. Collins says he hope to attend secondary meetings this week to offer his input and help get the defensive backs on the same page. and eliminate the communication problems.
Jayme:  Pro Football Weekly this week named their Mid-Season NFL All-Pro team, selecting one player at each position. The Packer had two players on the team, with Aaron Rodgers being the obvious choice for best quarterback in the league this season. The second player picked was not as obvious, and was not named Matthews, Woodson, Jennings or Finley. No it was CROSBY!, as in Mason Crosby, the Packers kicker who hasn’t missed a field goal all year.

Al: It was just a week or two ago we were talking about Jermichael Finley’s comments about wanting to stay in Green Bay and his willingness to accept the franchise tag. Well, it seems Finley might have been playing a slick bait and switch game with us. A source close to Finley told ProFootballTalk.Com that Finley is angling to me franchised as a wide receiver, based on the number of times he is split wide. What’s the difference, you ask? Oh about $4 million dollars for the year.

Jayme: Very tricky, Jermichael… And now on the injury front, a very frustrated Frank Zombo returns to the sidelines for the third time this season, this time due to hamstring injury. Conversely, Mike Neal, who the Packers were heavily depending on to replace Cullen Jenkins this season, set foot on the practice field for the first time today since week one of the season. And finally, Chad Clifton remains sideline with no targeted return date as of yet.

Al:  Those were your top news stories for the week. Cheesehead Radio now brings you…

“Gems from the Packers Twitterverse”

Jayme:  Leading off tonight is a tweet from just this afternoon from our most frequent contributor, the inimitable Packer Ranter, who said, Thought I felt the ground shaking earlier. Then I read Mike Neal was back at Packers’ practice. No further explanation needed.”

Al: And in honor of this being Vikings week, here’s another from the Minnesota resident Ranter: “The Packers are having a stock sale while the #Vikings are having a moving sale.”

Jayme: In a tough week where we were all consumed by the disturbing news coming out of Penn State, leave it to Tom Crabtree to bring us back to a happier place by tweeting, “Snowing in GB. All is right in the world.”

Al: And finally, our twitter friend foundinidaho had this to say just a short while ago: “I think tonight is pizza night. Sounds like it will go well with@cheeseheadradio”  Nothing wrong with a little pandering to the hosts, so take a big bite, Coleen, you’ve earned the…

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Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for